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How to Control MRSA
With Diet

By Elizabeth Kahn,
eHow Contributor

An MRSA or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
infection is caused by the Staphylococcus aureus bacteria and is often called a
“staph” infection. MRSA is a strain of staph that’s resistant to many
antibiotics. Most MRSA infections occur in health care facilities like
hospitals, nursing homes and dialysis centers. People with weak or compromised
immune systems are at most risk for this infection. The best way to fight any
infection is to strengthen the body so that it can heal itself. One of the best
ways to strengthen the body’s own defense system is through diet.

Difficulty: Moderate

Instructions

 

  1. Consume one smoothie every day. To make a
    smoothie, include a combination of the following: Fruits, vegetables, fruit or
    vegetable juice, soy milk, yogurt, honey to sweeten if necessary, and ice.
    Include the directed amount of amino acid, vitamin and mineral powder. Blend
    all ingredients in a blender or juicer. Only apples or apple juice should be
    added to a vegetable juice or smoothie. Smoothies can be pre-made and frozen
    for easy access and busy schedules.
  2. Eat organic food that contains no pesticides or
    chemical additives.
  3. Eat plenty of a variety of fresh whole fruits
    and vegetables and fruit and vegetable juices daily.
  4. Eat only whole-grain breads and other whole
    foods.
  5. Eat only lean sources of protein such as
    chicken, lamb, tofu, yogurt and cottage cheese.
  6. Use only canola, olive, flaxseed or soybean oils
    and spreads.
  7. Avoid saturated and trans fats. Most saturated
    fats and trans fats are found in animal products and foods fried in unhealthy
    oils. Avoid toxic substances like alcohol, processed and refined foods,
    chemical additives and pesticides.

Tips & Warnings

Relax. Try taking a relaxing and detoxifying bath every day.
Many products are on the market for this and you can try 1 cup Epsom salt, 2
cups baking soda and 10 drops lavender oil.

Get plenty of fresh air, sunshine and exercise as these all
reduce stress and build immunity. Studies have shown that people with high
levels of stress have lower levels of antibodies that help fight off infection
(see Reference 3).

Believe you can get better and you will. Science has shown
that positive thinking can help fight disease.

If you are under the care of a doctor, check with your
doctor before performing this diet.

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