Natural Help for Fighting Superbugs

Studies Reveal that Essential Oils Help Fight Stubborn Viruses and Bacteria

There is so much fear today about infectious diseases and viruses. At one time we thought we could eradicate every infectious disease, but now we find that more and more viruses and super-bugs are able to naturally adapt to avoid our modern antibiotics.

What can be done if the strongest antibacterial and anti-viral medications won't work?

Well, studies are showing what people have know for centuries, that viruses and bacteria can't develop resistance to some natural substances. It turns out that something as basic as pure essential oils (carefully distilled concentrated plant life essences) are highly anti-viral and antibacterial, and have worked even when modern antibiotics fail. A recent study done at Weber University has proven that the four essential oils they tested will kill 100% of the bacteria and viruses found in any room where they are diffused.

Because essential oils come from plants that are highly complex in their chemical structures (a single essential oil can have up to 800 chemical constituents) and are constantly changing slightly, it is impossible for the superbugs to adapt and become immune to them. Our synthetic drugs and antibiotics are made up of only a few simple chemical ingredients, so the viruses and bacteria find them much easier to adapt and resist the drug, making that antibiotic useless.

How to Use Essential Oils to Fight Viruses

There are many ways you can use essential oils to help protect your family. Here are a few suggestions:

* A drop or two can be rubbed on the hands and/or soles of the feet, which are quickly absorbed into and spread throughout in the body.

* Diffuse oils into the air with a specially made essential oil diffuser, or just add a few drops to an inexpensive terra cotta diffuser. You can even place a drop or two on a cotton ball and tuck it into a small vase or cup.

* Add a few drops of oil with some epsom salts in your bath.

* Add a drop or two of the oils to a carrier oil (almond or grapeseed are good) and use it for massaging the body.

* Fill a small empty spray bottle with water and add a few drops of oil. Shake it before you use it and now you have a great natural germ killer spray that won't spread superbugs. (The antibacterial gels you buy in the store won't kill the superbugs-- they help spread them!)

* Take them internally. Add a drop of peppermint or lemon oil to your tea. Add them to your salad dressings (basil and thyme are good for this). You can even put a drop or two with some grapeseed oil in a vegie cap and swallow it that way. (See cautions below before consuming oils!)

Use Caution When Choosing Essential Oils

You need to be very careful when you choose to buy an essential oil for therapeutic purposes, especially if you are going to use the oil internally or use it "neat" (straight without diluting it in a carrier oil).

There are huge differences in the quality of essential oils you can purchase. Because there are almost no legal standards for essential oil ingredients, anything can be labeled as a "pure" essential oil-- and almost anything is being sold as an essential oil by some unchecked wholesale essential oil companies. Some of these oils can be very harmful to your health.

Also keep in mind that at least 95% of all essential oils sold in the U.S. are manufactured cheaply in processes that destroy most of the living plant compounds, making those oils for the most part worthless for any therapeutic uses. These are called perfume grade essential oils. Also, they are usually diluted with other more inexpensive oils to save money (which is why they can be sold so cheaply). Manufacturers can cut their essential oils up to 48% with a cheaper oil and still call it "pure." They might smell the same and look the same, but you will find that they have very little, if any, potency.

So, how can you know if the oils you are buying are therapeutic and effective for health and healing? Look for E.O.B.B.D. on the label. E.O.B.B.D. stands for Essential Oils Botanically and Biochemically Defined. When an oil is labeled E.O.B.B.D., you are guaranteed that the essential oil is 100% pure. This label is only granted through the I.N.S.A.-- a scientific committee of independent health professionals based in Europe. An E.O.B.B.D. essential oil will come from the exact plant species that is the most healing and will use the best parts of the plant, for example the root instead of the leaves and branches. It will also be extracted in the way that most carefully preserves the plant's therapeutic properties.

It's true that good therapeutic oils will cost you more. But a cheap oil didn't save you any money if it doesn't give you any results. True therapeutic essential oils will have the amazing restorative and health giving properties of the plant in a concentrated form, so don't compromise your health for a few dollars savings.

NEVER use any oil neat or take it internally if it is not an E.O.B.B.D. certified therapeutic grade essential oil or you could be risking your health!

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Melodie Kantner put it well when she said, "As today's growing plague of pathogenic, antibiotic resistant bacteria, mutating viruses, infectious fungi and disease causing parasites are becoming more and more of a threat, it is comforting to know we can have such powerful weapons as therapeutic grade essential oils. Every family needs to know about them."2

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1 "Essential Oils - Nature's Powerful Anti-Viral Weapons" By Melodie Kantner ( )

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The Secret to Preventing MRSA (Mur-Sa) Naturally

It's been years since I worked as a nurse in the hospital but I can remember even back then we were starting to see infections (usually staph) that were not responsive to antibiotics.

MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staph Aureus) was starting to show up in patients in the hospital. Mostly in the Intensive Care Unit where I worked.

MRSA is a staph infection that does not go away when given the typical course of antibiotics such as methicillin - a penicillin based medication.

The worst part was that when patients got MRSA it was "hospital acquired" - meaning it came from either other patients or somewhere else in the hospital.

Just like most hospital acquired infections, MRSA would travel from one patient to another, and usually from someone on the patient care team who wasn't washing their hands.

Hand washing and cleanliness is the primary preventative for any infection.

I remember we used to talk about this as ICU nurses and guess that the culprits to the spread were some of the doctors who would rush in to evaluate their patients and go from patient to patient real quickly - and not wash their hands in between. These were the days before the hand sanitizers showed up everywhere on hospital walls.

Since then MRSA has become a threat not only in the hospital environment but in the community as well.

People typically don't think about contracting MRSA in the community until a family member or friend ends up with that diagnosis from some silly little sports injury. "Community acquired" MRSA is prevalent in the sports arena with contact sports.

>>>>>>>>> What is the best way to prevent MRSA? <<<<<<<<<

(Community CA-MRSA or Hospital Acquired HA-MRSA)

Here are some general tips and a research-based Secret Weapon:

--Live more consciously by being aware of your environment especially outside of your household

--Incorporate more cleanliness routines when you are in public places such as schools, gyms, churches, grocery stores

--Be aware of the things that you touch that many other people in the public are touching - like grocery carts, computers and keyboards such as in the library, remote controls in hotel rooms

And the research based Secret Weapon I suggest you carry and use:

>>>> Essential Oils <<<<

Here's the deal -

These staph infections that are growing more and more virulent and resistant to antibiotics are doing so because of this:

There is intelligence in nature. These microbes are pretty smart. They have been slaughtered by antibiotics for decades now and they have learned a way to protect themselves by morphing themselves into something that the drugs can't kill.

What these pathogenic microbes (like staph etc) respond to are other forms of nature that know how to fight them naturally -such as the essential oils.

These microbes cannot outwit the essential oils - they cannot develop resistant strains to essential oils because the plant kingdom is not a consistent chemical that the microbe can identify. There is effective variety in the plant kingdom (of which essential oils are made) that can eradicate the presence and overgrowth of pathogenic organisms that lead to infection.

Nature knows how to take care of nature. Its so simple.

What nature always wants to do is maintain balance and harmony.

In this situation the most brilliant approach for prevention is to use is the plant kingdom (essential oils) to work with and control the microbial kingdom (MRSA, etc).

It's natural, non-invasive, no side effects, and inexpensive.

So how do we do this on a practical every day level?

This, too, is simple.

And I suggest the reader, if not already involved, join the herds of forward thinking folks who are using essential oils in their everyday life to stay well, prevent infections and disease, have more energy and feel more balanced.

Let's get more practical and apply this to MRSA (CA and HA):

For Daily Use and Prevention of CA-MRSA

--As a daily routine use your personal care products that have therapeutic grade essential oils in them such as your shampoos, soaps, and even toothpaste and mouthwash.

--Diffuse essential oils in your home and in your car

--Apply your essential oils on your body such as the bottom of your feet before you put your shoes and socks on - and on your wrists, belly, back of your neck.

--Put a drop of your essential oil on your palm and rub your hands together and cup them around your nose for a deep inhalation - do 3 inhalations.

--Use what is on your fingertips from this palm routine and line the inside of your nostrils.

--Carry your essential oil hand gel in your purse, along with your essential oil hand wipes and your essential oil purse size spray.

--Carry your essential oil bottle in your purse for inhalations and applications (or make your own nasal inhalers - directions in an upcoming newsletter / video).

--When in public have your arsenal ready and use it often (gyms, hotels, public transportation, libraries, locker rooms, restaurants, grocery stores).

You may ask:

"Why not antibacterial soaps and commercial hand gels"?

Keep in mind what the commercial antibacterial products do.. . .

--besides the chemicals that are in these products that are not health producing, the antibacterial properties kill all bacteria.

--You do not want to kill all of the bacteria. Many bacteria are helpful and actually help to ward off infections.

--This is the beauty of the essential oils - they are smart enough to identify only the pathogenic organisms (the bad bugs) and destroy them but they keep the good bacteria.

For Prevention of HA-MRSA during Hospitalization

(What I recommend here is something that I would do and have done for family members in the hospital or in a medical facility. Circumstances are different with each situation but please know that doing some of these things may require you to step outside of your comfort zone and face questions from people who may not understand what you are doing. Stand up for yourselves and make sure people know that these are your choices and how you work with your self-health-care on a daily basis)

--Diffuse essential oils in your hospital or nursing home room and/or sprinkle your oils on a paper towel or a washcloth and stick it in the air vents of the ventilation system for the room.

--Spray your room with your essential oil spray.

--Clean the bedside table, handle, doorknobs, telephone, remote control with your essential oils.

I've had a lot of experience with these techniques in hospitals and nursing home rooms of both clients and family members.

The responses from the facilities and staff were varied. Many times people loved it because it makes such a huge and drastic (positive) difference immediately - from the smells to the mood etc.


I, along with many others, are very sensitive to smells, chemicals, and perfumes.

That is the reason that I can only tolerate and use Young Living Essential Oils -because of the extreme purity and therapeutic value.

Many of us sensitives actually need the help of the YLEO because these gentle but effective oils and products can take are of the chemical environments that affect us.

And I know that Young Living will never use Sodium Laurel Sulfate and other chemical additives in their personal care products (check your products from the health food store - I bet you might find SLS!).

Research has been done in the UK on the use of essential oils for MRSA.

Here are two articles on activity over in the UK on essential oils for MRSA based on research findings:

Research has also been done through Young Living Essential Oils by researcher Sue Chao. (HSL Inner Circle Members can access this in the site)

The essential oils that were found most effective for MRSA through her study were:

Single Oils - Lemongrass, Cinnamon, Mountain Savory, Eucalyptus Citridora

Blends - RC, Motivation, Thieves, Longevity, Exodus II, Purification

Here is the bottom line. . .

. . .not only with regard to MRSA, but how we deal with our life as we co-habitate with these other life forms in the microbial world........

Remember the line "you can't fool Mother Nature"?

It's true. So use the ancient proven approach which is to use nature to deal with nature - you can never go wrong.

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MRSA Staph Infections - Solutions For Bad Medicine

One of the super-bugs, the antibiotic-resistant bacteria that have arisen through the overuse of antibiotics, is on the loose. This one is called MRSA, which stands for "methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus." MRSA staph infections first arose in hospitals in the 1960s. It is now in the news because of its escape from hospitals and other healthcare institutions, into the community at large. Life-ruining and even fatal infections are increasing among otherwise healthy people, from high school and professional athletes, to housewives, children, and employees. The first time I heard of this super-bug was in an article in Sports Illustrated about the spread of infections among young athletes. The saddening stories in this article included one about a high school football player who contracted a seemingly minor skin infection and died within 7 days from the spread of MRSA.

Numerous articles are appearing in the news about this deadly bacterium. I have cited links to comprehensive descriptions of medical details and symptoms of MRSA staph infections at my HerbScientist blog (see link below). What is missing from virtually all of these articles is sound advice on solutions to this growing problem. I offer some below. What brings me to writing this article, however, is that modern medicine is launching an all-out blitz against MRSA, which is surely going to make matters worse.

New Research, Same Old Stupid Science

An article in our local newspaper on March 4, 2009, trumpets a brand new study in the search for a solution to MRSA. This study will cost $9 million in grants from government agencies, will take 5 years, and will involve about 3,000 patients. The core of this study will be to resurrect older antibiotics in hopes that something will work.

Keep in mind that methicillin resistance arose because of the over-use of methicillin. The current treatment of choice for MRSA is an antibiotic by the name of vanomycin. Hospital treatment entails using high levels of vanomycin intravenously for several days. It should be no surprise at all that, as of 1996, a new form of staph infection has started to appear in hospitals, first in Japan and now in the U.S. It is called VRSA, after its resistance to vanomycin.

Staphylococcus aureus is a wiley pathogen. Pathogenic bacteria typically are. Very few life-killing toxins will keep them down for long. It is only a matter of time before the latest mega-project to eradicate staph infections will enable the appearance of newer, even more resistant and increasingly deadly forms of this bacterium. This is stupid. Indeed, it fits the classic definition of insanity: Doing the same thing over and over, expecting a different outcome.

Natural Products to the Rescue

All plants produce antibiotics. They have to, because they are sitting ducks for infection without them. Modern medicine has failed to capitalize on this cornucopia of natural treatments because antibiotic herbs are not sources of patentable drugs. Nevertheless, almost every herb that has ever been tested for antibiotic activity shows a positive effect. Some herbs are more powerful than others against human pathogens.

The neat thing about natural antibiotics is that bacteria do not develop resistance to them when the natural products occur in a mixture of at least three substances. Whole herb extracts, of course, typically contain dozens of substances that have some level of antibiotic activity. The failure to develop resistance to mixtures is a general biological principle that applies not only to microbes but also to insect pests and to malignant tumors.

If medical researchers would spend a fraction of the time and money on evaluating antibiotic herbal preparations instead of old antibiotics for treating MRSA staph infections, we would have a much better chance of controlling this growing problem. In fact, the top 5 antibiotic herbs are already well known in botanical research, so the stage is set for quickly finding several good, cost-effective solutions. I've provided more details about these herbs on my blog in my article, "MRSA Staph Infections - Antibiotic Herbs Against Bad Medicine."

Dr. Dennis Clark, PhD, retired after 30 years as a professor at Arizona State University. He is currently an adjunct faculty member at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and owns a retail nutrition store, Doctors Nutrition Center, in Tempe, AZ. His professional research and teaching expertise includes plant biochemistry, integrative medicine, and medical botany. Dr. Clark has co-authored a college-level textbook on plant biology, written popular books on herbal medicine, and published more than three dozen research articles in scientific journals. He invites you to learn more about choosing the best strategies for burning belly fat at and about the views of a research scientist on how to live a long and healthy life, at

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Dog and Pet MRSA Care-- Essential Oils and MRSA

Essential Oils and MRSA

Natural preventative pet care isn't a new thing but it certainly isn't fully mainstream yet. One of the challenges is being able to re-educate the public to think outside of the box. For so many years we've been told over and over again by traditional care providers that our pets need yearly vaccinations, prevention medicines for heartworm, fleas, and ticks, and feeding premium kibble. We've been told these will all lead to ultimate wellness in our pets. Nothing could be further from the truth.

While we continue to struggle with conquering the mountain of "alternative care is for new age, crystal toting, chanting hippies", our pets are getting sicker rather than healthier. One of the most challenging problems on the rise is super resistant bacteria that are increasingly resistant to the traditional use of antibiotics. Most notably is the rise of MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus). This is a staph infection that the antibiotic methicillin can no longer kill. MRSA is passed from humans to pets and it is still mutating into strains in different species animals. Horses have developed their own strain and antibiotics are not the answer! In fact, the overuse of antibiotics is part of the main reason that these bacteria have mutated and evolved.

This staph infection is deadly and can and does kill humans and animals. In fact, this very thing happened to Jill Moss' most beloved white Samoyed, Bella. Jill lost Bella to this staph infection a little over a year ago. It prompted Jill to take serious action and bring the knowledge of this deadly strain of bacteria to the world so that other pet owners and people would not have to suffer the loss she has.

Jill has instituted the Bella Moss Foundation and Pets-MRSA to help bring not only knowledge about MRSA, but hope, help and healing.

Research has already begun on finding ways to stop these virulent bacteria. Scientists at the University of Manchester in England have found that three essential oils destroyed MRSA! Dr. Peter Warn, who was involved in the research, told the BBC (British Broadcasting Company) back in December of 2004 that when he tested the oils in the lab, "absolutely nothing grew. Rather than stimulating bacteria and fungi, the oils killed them off."

One diligent product formulator for a therapeutic essential oils company discovered that two of the oils used were Melaleuca alternafolia and geranium.

So why are essential oils proving so effective at killing even the most virulent bacteria such as MRSA? According to Jacqui Stringer, the Clinical Lead of Complementary Therapies at the Christie Hospital in Manchester, England which treats cancer patients, the reason that essential oils are so effective is because they are made up of a complex mixture of chemical compounds which super bugs such as MRSA find difficult to resist. I would add that because these compounds are naturally occurring and derived from plants –the "blood" of plants – no two oils are exactly alike ever, which is the perfect complex compound to combat a mutating super bug! Current treatments, according to Stringer, are made up of single compounds (like antibiotics) so the MRSA becomes resistant very quickly and leaving only 50% success in the cases of MRSA. Think about that: only a 50/50 chance of survival. Those are not good odds. The hope comes with this new alternative approach to battling these superbugs.

Another added benefit of using essential oils to combat and help prevent (prevention is the goal in stopping MRSA) the spread of MRSA is the application: inhaled either directly or by diffusing them. MRSA is often carried inside the nose so inhaling the essential oils is all that is needed to prevent patients being at risk. This makes them very easy to administer to both humans and pets.

The biggest deterrent to progressing further in the research with the essential oils and combating these superbugs has been funding. In January 2005, the Manchester researchers were having problems obtaining the £30,000 needed for their research to continue. Shortly after finding out about this, Jimmy Savile the former host of the British television program 'Jim'll Fix It", has donated £40,000 for the research to continue! The problem with the funding was that since essential oils are naturally occurring as I stated above, drug companies are really not interested in helping this type of work because they can't profit from a product that is naturally occurring since they can't be patented.

This is really reprehensible since this kind of research could potentially help save thousands of lives and completely stamp out MRSA.

I for one am very excited to see more and more research being done in bringing healing and hope to many, using what God created for us to use in the first place!

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Kim Bloomer is a natural pet care educator helping pet owners learn alternative and natural ways to care for their pets. To learn more about the essential oils visit her pet care & supply website at Aspenbloom Pet Care. Visit her dog's blog to learn more about caring for pets naturally from a canine perspective at A Dog's View

Kim is now a USA Representative for the Bella Moss Foundation.

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MRSA and Essential Oils

I am putting this blog together because of my interest in helping people who are fighting MRSA (Methicillin or multidrug resistant Staphylococcus aureus). This antibiotic resistant staph virus is more and more commonly found in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, gyms, schools, hotels, dorms, military barracks, jails and more. Many experts have suggested that MRSA is a national epidemic growing out of control.

There is no doubt that MRSA is a serious problem. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that each year in the United States there are about 1.7 million nosocomial infections in hospitals and 99,000 associated deaths. the British National Audit Office estimated that the incidence of nosocomial infections in Europe ranges from 4% to 10% of all hospital admissions. In the United Kingdom, they further estimated in 2000 that nosocomial infections contributed to 5000 deaths each year at an annual cost of £1bn to the NHS.1

It is interesting to note that one of the reasons that hosptials have such a problem with MRSA is because of their widespread use of anti-bacterial whipes, disinfectant and hand gels. Hospital bacteria such as MRSA are becoming resistant to most disinfectants and antiseptics used in hospitals. Bacteria which survive attacks by biocides are becoming ultra resistant superbugs, like MRSA. Excessive handwashing also is said to spread MRSA, because it causes dry hands, which were twice as likely to be colonized by bacteria. 58% of healthcare workers are said to be colonized with MRSA.

Modern medicine had little to offer in the way of help for those fighting MRSA. Currently vancomyocin is used to treat MRSA. It is known as the antibiotic of last resort, because of its damaging and often irreversible side effects. Some strains of MRSA are now becoming resistant to vancomyocin, as well, leaving few other medical solutions.

The good news is that there are alternative and natural medicine options for dealing with this rapidly mutating bacteria. One of the best natural options for fighting MRSA is with essential oils.

Several studies have shown that essential oils can kill MRSA. In a December 2004 study, Dr. Peter Warn, a researcher at the University of Manchester England, told BBC reporters that he and his team had done research on essential oils and MRSA and they found that three essential oils that destroyed MRSA and E. coli bacteria within minutes of contact.2

You probably won’t hear about any of these essential oil studies at your doctor’s office. That’s because essential oils are naturally occurring, and drug companies aren’t interested in investing in further research on them. They can't patent a product or make a profit on something that is comon and found naturally, unless they can find a way to make a synthetic copy.

Conventional medical treatments, such as antibiotics, are made up of single compounds which MRSA very quickly becomes resistant to. Essential oils are made up of a complex mixture of chemical compounds which is why the ever-mutating “superbug” finds difficult to resist. These compounds are naturally occurring and are derived from the plants in which the essential oil is made. Because no two essential oils are alike, they are the perfect complex compound to combat a mutating infection.

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