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MRSA: CDC / Mayo Clinic Recommendations

October 28, 2007

The Mayo Clinic reports the following risk factors:

-Participating in contact sports. CA-MRSA has crept into both amateur and professional sports teams. The bacteria is spread easily through cuts and abrasions and skin-to-skin contact.

-Sharing towels or athletic equipment. Although few outbreaks have been reported in public gyms, CA-MRSA has spread among athletes sharing razors, towels, uniforms or equipment.

From the Centers For Disease Control (CDC) on preventing MRSA:

-practicing good hygiene (e.g., keeping your hands clean by washing with soap and water or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer and showering immediately after participating in exercise);

-avoiding sharing personal items (e.g., towels, razors) that come into contact with your bare skin; and using a barrier (e.g., clothing or a towel) between your skin and shared equipment such as weight-training benches.


MRSA – Build Immune Functioning

October 25, 2007

Preventing MRSA has so much to do with building our immune system!

Most people don’t realize but much of our immune system is in our gut.

Probiotics are important to take on a daily basis.
Probiotics help to populate our system with GOOD bacteria – which is what fights the BAD bacteria like the super-bugs like MRSA.

Most doctors will not tell you this – unless they are really nutritionally savvy, they themselves don’t even understand how probiotics work.  Yes, you can run to the local health food store and get a good probiotic – but I think one of the best – and yes, I am partial, but this is what I take daily – is the Life 5 from Young Living.

You can go to my website to order, I’m hesitant to put it here b/c I don’t want to sound sales-y – so go to and click on Order your Oils and then type in Life 5. - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more

MRSA – What it looks like

October 24, 2007

I’m incredibly impressed with the work of this young female artist who put together this video. This is a wonderful way of showing us all, very simply, what MRSA looks like and how it works.

Check out this video: Methicillin Resistance

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