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Deadly superbugs are on the rise while antibiotics are becoming obsolete.  

Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been sounding the alarm and pushing “antibiotic stewardship.”  

At HoneyColony, we’ve been writing about the antibiotic resistance epidemic for almost a decade

So why now?  

Antibiotic Stewardship

Antibiotic stewardship aims to curb the misuse of antibiotics that drives bacteria to develop resistance in the first place. It involves setting clear principles for how doctors prescribe antibiotics and how patients use them in different settings, such as hospitals and nursing homes. This also includes closely tracking whether those principles are followed, according to the CDC.

Antibiotic stewardship is comprised of a set of commitments and actions designed to optimize the treatment of infections while reducing the adverse events associated with antibiotic use.

For example, one approach is to deter doctors from prescribing antibiotics for viral infections that the drugs can’t treat, or giving a patient a “broad-spectrum” antibiotic capable of killing many bacteria when a “narrow-spectrum” drug would work.

If I recall correctly, during the Rona regime, a whole slew of docs prescribed Azithromycin, a broad-spectrum macrolide antibiotic with a long half-life and a high degree of tissue penetration. Here is a paper that shows how consumption initially increased during the early days of the P*andemic.

“Among others, the inappropriate use of antimicrobial agents, especially during the first phase of the pandemic, raised special concern in terms of antibiotic stewardship (AS).” 

As a Functional Medicine Coach, I was never down with this treatment; I thought the Rona was a novel virus and I still don’t understand how COVID-19 pneumonia differs from regular pneumonia. The same study I just cited shows there is evidence of a very low rate of bacterial coinfections with SARS-CoV2 infections. 

Antibiotics are overprescribed or inappropriately prescribed between 30 and 50 percent of the time, as the CDC reports. This is nothing new. Growing antibiotic resistance has been noted by the WHO as an increasing health threat and could lead to 10 million deaths worldwide by 2050. 

The implementation of antibiotic stewardship programs in hospital settings worldwide can reduce costs and antimicrobial consumption significantly.  Programs along with toolkits have been implemented all over the world.   

Silver Worth More Than Gold

 

According to the NIH (National Institutes of Health):

Silver has a long and intriguing history as an antibiotic in human health care. It has been developed for use in water purification, wound care, bone prostheses, reconstructive orthopedic surgery, cardiac devices, catheters, and surgical appliances.

Over at HoneyColony, we know that silver is potent. We think the government knows that too which is why the FDA came after us in March 2020 as part of Operation Quack Hack.  

When I started my silver regiment many years ago before we branded Silver Excelsior, which is 4000 ppm, I started making it myself with this Silver Healer. After the first investment, I made it for the cost of distilled water. I have not needed to take antibiotics in a decade. And in any case, I am unable, after being given antibiotics throughout my life, I am resistant to most. Silver has truly been more valuable to me than gold

 

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