Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Protect Yourself from Salmonella and E. Coli Naturally

A healthy body can resist illness, even when exposed to pathogens, says Laurie at Common Sense Homesteading.
Are you wondering when the next massive round of food-borne illness will occur?

36 million pounds of salmonella tainted ground turkey in the United States, a new, deadly strain of E. coli in Europe that killed 49 people, the massive salmonella tainted peanut butter recall of 2009 - with an industrialized food system that can potentially spread pathogens to every corner of the globe, you never know when you'll be exposed to toxic bacteria in your food.

Know Your Pathogens

E coli (Escherichia coli) and Salmonella bacteria are commonly found in the digestive systems of humans and animals. E coli 157:H7 bacteria is perfectly healthy and safe, as are many other strains. The term "Salmonella" is used to cover roughly 2,000 similar types of bacteria, which vary in degrees of potential illness. So why do some people get sick when exposed harmful bacteria, while other do not?

"It is not the germ that causes disease but the terrain in which the germ is found."

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