People suffering from bronchitis, flu, and other ailments often leave their doctor’s office with a prescription for antibiotics— even though in many cases it will do nothing to help them. Nearly one-third of the antibiotics taken in this country are unnecessary, says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), despite decades of warnings that overprescribing is helping fuel the alarming surge in drug-resistant superbugs.
All told, the study found, some 47 million unwarranted antibiotic prescriptions are being written out each year. Many of them are for viral illnesses the drugs can’t treat, such as colds and sore throats, or for sinus infections, typically caused by fungi that aren’t affected by antibiotics. The researchers say it’s likely they’ve even underestimated the problem, because they didn’t consider antibiotics doled out over the phone and in urgent-care centers, or cases in which doctors prescribed the wrong antibiotic to treat a genuine bacterial infection.
The danger of overprescribing is that once bacteria are exposed to an antibiotic, they start learning how to outsmart it, rendering that drug less effective or even useless. More than 2 million people a year are infected by drug-resistant germs, and some 23,000 die of their infections. If inappropriate antibiotic use continues, CDC Director Tom Frieden tells NBCNews.com, “we’ll lose the most powerful tool we have to fight life-threatening infections.”
What most people do not realize, is that even more powerful than antibiotics, our immune system is vital to protect us from both infections, other viral illnesses and chronic diseases such as cancer.
The first is our immune system. Even after the most successful surgery, radiation or chemotherapy exercise, some cancer cells are bound to remain. It is our immune system that hunts down these cells and kills them. Vitamin C is required to mobilize specialized cells that fight cancer and other infections too.
Under severe duress, the immune system is challenged and needs high amounts of Vitamin C. In a nutritionally deficient body, the supplies of Vitamin C dwindle, resulting in unstoppable growth of tumors.
Dr. Tony Jimenez, a world-leading pioneer in natural cancer treatments and founder of Hope for Cancer speaking of the importance of vitamin C said, “Each of us produces several hundred cancer cells every day of our lives. Whether we develop clinical cancer or not depends upon the ability of our immune system to destroy these cancer cells. That’s because cancer thrives in the presence of a deficient immune system and a nutrient-deprived body.”
Cancer cells secrete an enzyme, hyaluronidase, that breaks down the collagen-hyaluronic acid cement that holds all our cells together. Vitamin C is required for the development of collagen and the fibrous matrix.
This is why it is so important to all tissue related problems, including disc injuries, gum problems, vascular diseases and even skeletal problems. It is a reasonable leap of logic that chronic deficiency of Vitamin C is a major contributor to osteoporosis as well.
While we cannot promise a cure for cancer, the scientific importance of vitamin C in undisputed. Please take a good look at the testimonials on our Liposomal Vitamin C product page and take educate yourself on the benefits of Liposomal Vitamin C .
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