Friday, December 7, 2012


I want to share a little bit more about the disturbing news about super-bugs that are managing to defeat the strongest antibiotics.  These are particularly epidemic in health care facilities in some parts of the country. People who enter a hospital for a simple, routine procedure can become ill for months. Seems these bugs are transferred by carriers who were previously in patient rooms, ICU’s and even operating rooms. Many are nursing or assisted living home residents who are frequently transported to hospitals. Few are tested for the bacteria so continue to expose others to it.

Hospitals have not been able to cure the patients because the “bug” mutates as new and stronger antibiotics are tried to stem the disease. It can resist all of them. There are no figures for those who have died due to these superbugs because small health care facilities don’t have the funds for testing so the true cause of mortality is undetected. Strict isolation procedures can prevent its spread from patients who are known to carry the disease. Unfortunately relatively few people are tested prior to admission so the hospitals don't know which patient needs special precautions.

At the present time there is NO cure. This article has information about several drug-resistant superbugs. There are other articles of interest on the Internet. Just Google “superbug.”

When I read about these new diseases, I immediately thought PLAGUE which the dictionary defines as an infectious and often fatal epidemic disease.  We are blessed to be able to enjoy the benefits of our covenant with God which clearly states in Psalm 91  we will be delivered from the noisome pestilence (verse 3), we will not be afraid of the pestilence that walks in darkness (verses 5 & 6) and  verse 10 which promises no evil will befall us, neither shall any plague come near our dwellings. Verse 7 reminds us that a thousand may fall at our side, even 10,000 at our right hand, but it shall not come near us.

These new diseases are rampant among those who have been prescribed many and various antibiotics. I have begun to investigate what we could do to deal with illness without resorting to prescription medicines. I am a novice concerning alternative medicines. I can remember only one illness that I admitted defeat and got an antibiotic during a span of about 30 years. I am blessed with wonderful health and have tried to train my body to respond to the Word of God. I remind my body it was created by Father to be in health. I encourage my natural defenses to go into overdrive and defeat any illegal invaders.

Many of us have been looking at natural or alternative medicine as a good preparedness practice. These new strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria are propelling me into a higher gear. Because we raise bees, we always have a ready supply of honey which may be our number one defense against some infections.  Herb, a fellow prudent preparer, sent this article about the benefits of honey and sugar. This may be a great kick off to more understanding of the plants and products God provided to help us live in a healthy manner. Check out this article:

If we begin now to deal with minor injuries like cuts and scrapes using honey or sugar, we will have an understanding of how to best use these products and how our bodies are likely to respond to treatment.  In the event of a major disaster where medical help is not readily available, we can offer an alternative to family and friends who are injured. If you haven’t had a first aid course, it would be wisdom to get certified. Disasters like hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes create situations where people are injured by falling debris or hurt during clean-up. We, as the Body of Christ want to be at the forefront of relief ministry. In order to be effective, you must know what to do and have the materials available to help.

If God is speaking to you about health issues, please share them with us. I am particularly interested in the use of essential oils. These are completely foreign to me, but Father keeps bringing them up so there are things for me to learn.



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