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Food Therapy Part 1

  1. 1. Food Therapy: Part 1 E. coli/Strep A/ C. difficile Outbreak
  2. 2. E. coli <ul><li>E. coli is short for Escherichia coli -- bacteria (germs) that cause severe cramps and diarrhea. </li></ul><ul><li>E. coli is a leading cause of bloody diarrhea. </li></ul><ul><li>The symptoms are worse in children and older people, and especially in people who have another illness. </li></ul><ul><li>E. coli infection is more common during the summer months and in northern states. </li></ul>
  3. 3. E. Coli under Electron Microscope
  4. 4. E. Coli Bacterial Infection <ul><li>Bacterial infections are usually treated with antibiotics. However, the antibiotic sensitivities of different strains of E. coli vary widely. </li></ul><ul><li>Antibiotic resistance is a growing problem. Some of this is due to overuse of antibiotics in humans, but some of it is probably due to the use of antibiotics as growth promoters in animal feeds . </li></ul>
  5. 5. Most E. coli infections come from: <ul><li>Eating undercooked ground beef (the inside is pink) </li></ul><ul><li>Drinking contaminated (impure) water </li></ul><ul><li>Drinking unpasteurized (raw) milk </li></ul><ul><li>Working with cattle </li></ul><ul><li>Healthy beef and dairy cattle may carry the E. coli germ in their intestines. The meat can get contaminated with the germ during the slaughtering process. When beef is ground up, the E. coli germs get mixed throughout the meat. </li></ul>
  6. 6. E. Coli Outbreak in Europe <ul><li>ATLANTA – Health officials have confirmed the first American death tied to the food-poisoning outbreak in Europe. </li></ul><ul><li>The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday said lab tests show an Arizona man was infected with the same E. coli bacteria blamed for the outbreak centered in Germany. The man had visited Germany and died last month. </li></ul><ul><li>European officials this week said contaminated sprout seeds from Egypt were likely the source of the food poisoning. Fifty people have died in Europe, all but one in Germany. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Outbreak of Toxin-producing E. coli (O104) Infections <ul><li>It has a gene which produces a toxin and another which helps the bacterium colonise the gut more efficiently, which effectively means even more toxin is produced. </li></ul><ul><li>Research published last year showed this same factor mediates attachment to the human gut and the surface of salad leaves. </li></ul><ul><li>First, they suspected cucumbers from Spain. </li></ul><ul><li>Later, bean sprouts from Germany may be to blame. </li></ul>
  8. 8. E. Coli (O104) in a Nutshell
  9. 9. A Word of E. coli O104 <ul><li>A continuing Escherichia coli O104:H4 bacterial break out initiated in Germany in May this year. E. coli is regarded as a substantial kind of food poisoning. </li></ul><ul><li>Hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS) is a medical catastrophe and requires urgent treatments. </li></ul><ul><li>The body usually rids itself of harmful E. coli O104:H21 on its own within 5 to 10 days. Antibiotics should not be used, and neither should antidiarrheal agents. </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul>
  10. 10. CBS News Medical Correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton <ul><li>CBS News medical correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton answered some questions about E. coli O104. </li></ul><ul><li>Why is this string of E. coli of particular concern ? </li></ul><ul><li>But this one has a glue that's a little distinctive from other types of E. coli, and it adheres to the inside of the intestine, sits there, so it continues to release that toxin, and is making people sick. </li></ul>
  11. 11. CBS News Medical Correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton – cont’d <ul><li>How is e-coli spread ? </li></ul><ul><li>You have to ingest it. It comes usually from fecal matter, and contaminated food is the most likely source. </li></ul><ul><li>What are the symptoms of E. coli ? </li></ul><ul><li>Diarrhea, fever, abdominal cramps, vomiting. </li></ul><ul><li>If you find yourself having these symptoms, what should you do ? </li></ul><ul><li>1. Important to stay well-hydrated </li></ul><ul><li>2. You want to avoid anti-diarrheal medications. And at this point, avoid treatment with antibiotics. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Streptococcus A <ul><li>Group A Streptococcus is a bacterium often found in the throat and on the skin. </li></ul><ul><li>People may carry group A streptococci in the throat or on the skin and have no symptoms of illness. </li></ul><ul><li>Most GAS infections are relatively mild illnesses such as &quot;strep throat,&quot; or impetigo. </li></ul><ul><li>Occasionally these bacteria can cause severe and even life-threatening diseases. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Spread of Disease <ul><li>These bacteria are spread through direct contact with mucus from the nose or throat of persons who are infected or through contact with infected wounds or sores on the skin. </li></ul><ul><li>Ill persons, such as those who have strep throat or skin infections, are most likely to spread the infection </li></ul>
  14. 14. Streptococcus under Microscope
  15. 15. Who is at risk for group A strep infections? <ul><li>Anyone can become infected with group A strep. </li></ul><ul><li>However, people with long-term illnesses like cancer, diabetes, and kidney disease, and those who use medications such as steroids, are at higher risk for invasive disease. </li></ul><ul><li>Breaks in the skin, like cuts, surgical wounds, or chickenpox blisters, can also provide an opportunity for the bacteria to enter the body. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Diseases caused by Strep A <ul><li>Group A strep usually causes relatively mild illnesses, such as streptococcal sore throat (strep throat) and streptococcal skin infections (impetigo). </li></ul><ul><li>Group A strep can also cause more serious illnesses such as scarlet fever, rheumatic fever, postpartum fever, wound infections, and pneumonia. </li></ul><ul><li>Scarlet fever is a disease caused by exotoxin released by Streptococcus pyogenes (Strep A). </li></ul><ul><li>Once a major cause of death, it is now effectively treated with antibiotics. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Sore Throat
  18. 18. Clostridium difficile <ul><li>Clostridia are anaerobic, spore-forming rods (bacilli). </li></ul><ul><li>C. difficile is the most serious cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhoea (AAD) </li></ul><ul><li>And can lead to pseudomembranous colitis, a severe infection of the colon, often resulting from eradication of the normal gut flora by antibiotics. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Growth of C. difficile in our Body <ul><li>C. difficile bacteria naturally reside in the gut. </li></ul><ul><li>Other people accidentally ingest spores of the bacteria while they are patients in a hospital, nursing home, or similar facility. </li></ul><ul><li>When the bacteria are in a colon in which the normal gut flora has been destroyed (usually after a broad spectrum antibiotic such as clindamycin has been used) the gut becomes overrun with C. difficile. </li></ul><ul><li>This overpopulation is harmful because the bacteria release toxins that can cause bloating and diarrhea with abdominal pain, which may become severe. </li></ul><ul><li>C. difficile infections are the most common cause of pseudomembranous colitis, and in rare cases this can progress to toxic megacolon, which can be life-threatening. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Clostridium difficile
  21. 21. Treatments <ul><li>For E. coli O104: Drink more water with more electrolytes to flush out the toxins. Do not use antibiotics and anti-diarrheal drugs. </li></ul><ul><li>For Strep A: For certain situations, antibiotics are used. </li></ul><ul><li>For Clostridium difficile: The first step in treating C. difficile is to stop taking the antibiotic that triggered the infection, when possible. Probiotics are organisms, such as bacteria and yeast, which help restore a healthy balance to the intestinal tract. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Food Supplements as Alternatives <ul><li>As we all know, infections are triggered by lowered immune status in our body. </li></ul><ul><li>There are a lot of good health supplements as remedies in modulating human immune status. </li></ul><ul><li>You may also consult your TCM doctors or naturopaths for more alternative advice. </li></ul><ul><li>Today, I highly introduce a health supplement which I have been using for ten years: Bing Han Refined Ginseng Powder. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Ginseng as a Cleanser <ul><li>We know the fact that illness stems from toxemia. </li></ul><ul><li>Quality Panax ginseng (as Bing Han Refined Ginseng), taken over a long period of time, will be very useful in detoxifying your body. </li></ul><ul><li>Scientists have found that most organic detoxifiers contain the element germanium. </li></ul><ul><li>The higher the amount of GERMANIUM, the quicker the blood returns to a healthy state. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Not Ginseng are the Same <ul><li>Different ginseng preparations give you different results to your body functions. </li></ul><ul><li>There are generally two types of ginseng preparations, namely, traditional and scientific ginseng preparations. </li></ul><ul><li>In the traditional preparation, they incorporate thirty or more herbs during the process. These herbs are hot in nature. That is why their products are no good for people with hot body types. </li></ul><ul><li>In the traditional preparation, they get rid of the skin and tendrils of ginseng. The tendrils contain a lot of ginsenosides. </li></ul><ul><li>And the skin contains a lot of organic germanium, a heavy metal compound </li></ul><ul><li>Organic germanium is as good as a strong antioxidant which supplies large amount of oxygen to human tissues. </li></ul><ul><li>This heavy metal compound also activates the function of insulin for the Type II diabetes. Organic germanium is proven to arrest the growth of cancer cells. </li></ul><ul><li>The ginsenosides inside the tendrils are even ten times more in concentration than those distributed in the main root. It is just a waste. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Bing Han Refined Ginseng Powder <ul><li>Bing Han Refined Ginseng Powder, an example of the scientific ginseng preparation, is a unique technology of a new breakthrough in this Century </li></ul><ul><li>In the Bing Han preparation, they keep all the skin and tendrils and the root as a whole. They wash the whole root and freeze them and send them to our pharmaceutical factory for further process. </li></ul><ul><li>Bing Han Refined Ginseng Powder Preparation use at least 6 year-old whole ginseng root with skin and tendrils. </li></ul><ul><li>There are no additives and are convenient to use for all body types. </li></ul><ul><li>The product does rejuvenation, detoxification, and normalizing body functions. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Comparison <ul><li>Bing Han Refined Ginseng Powder Preparation </li></ul><ul><li>Use at least 6 year old whole ginseng roots </li></ul><ul><li>Low heat unique technology </li></ul><ul><li>Keep more than 100 natural elements in ginseng </li></ul><ul><li>It does two-way balancing to all body types. </li></ul><ul><li>Convenient to use </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional Ginseng Preparation </li></ul><ul><li>Use 1-6 year old ginseng </li></ul><ul><li>Remove the skin and the tendrils </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare at temperature higher than 100 C </li></ul><ul><li>It’s hot in nature </li></ul><ul><li>No good for most people </li></ul>
  27. 27. Summary <ul><li>The outbreak is probably due to antibiotics abuse. </li></ul><ul><li>“What you eat, what you are” </li></ul><ul><li>Food contamination is a source of problems. </li></ul><ul><li>Immune status suppressed by various drugs </li></ul><ul><li>“Food Therapy” is highly recommended in a sensible way. </li></ul><ul><li>For more information goto </li></ul>