Protect Your Health Against Listeriosis and Other Food Related Bacteria!

October 5, 2011

in Health Protection

Protect Your Health From the Possibility of Listeriosis and Other Food Related Bacteria!
This latest serious outbreak of listeriosis reminds us to be careful about the food we eat.  Here are some things you can do to reduce the risk of becoming ill from food related bacteria and compromising your long term health.
Food related bacteria such as listeriosis are usually from foods we believe are healthy for us like cantaloupe, spinach, lettuce, etc. We believe we are eating healthy; however sometimes foods are contaminated with bacteria.  
My studies of health and nutrition lead me to believe we have less risk of contacting these serious food bacteria if we have a healthy immune system and the proper level of good bacteria in our digestive tract. Usually the deaths from these deadly bacteria are those who have compromised health such as the elderly and young children. However these bacteria might still make anyone sick.
Several years ago my nephew’s young child contracted salmonella. The doctor treated it with antibiotics and the symptoms disappeared however the child continued to test positive for salmonella. When I heard about it, I suggested they try the acidophilus supplement I sell. The parents assured me that the doctor was treating it with a different type of antibiotic and they were giving the child yogurt every morning. Finally after several different antibiotics and still testing positive, the parents contacted me to purchase the supplement I had suggested. The child could not swallow the small capsules so I told them to open the capsule and mix the contents with the yogurt. In less than a month, the child tested negative for the salmonella. Unfortunately it had been over a year since the original infection and the different antibiotics had compromised the child’s immune system. In this case, only 1 bottle of 60 capsules of Acidophilus Plus was enough to kill the restore the damage of using repeated antibiotics.
The better and more complete our nutrition the less likely we are to become ill.  There are specific nutrients which have an impact on disease resistance. A generous supply of these nutrients can allow a person to be at less risk of bacterial or viral attack.
  • ·       Vitamin C – fights infection both bacterial and viral. It is best to use a supplement that provides a continuous release of vitamin C. The vitamin C should not just be ascorbic acid but complete as found in nature.
  • ·       Vitamin D – plays an important role in reducing the severity of, or the prevention of infections. Our mother was correct when she told us to go outdoors to play. We should get adequate sunshine and/or supplement with vitamin D3, the most absorbable and bioavailable.
  • ·       Iodine – a natural antibacterial and antiviral barrier. The best dietary source of iodine is kelp.
  • ·       Vitamin A – plays a role in the prevention of all infections. The source of vitamin A should be from healthy fish, the best source is pollack a species of cod. Supplements should be made water-miscible for proper absorption.
  • ·       Carotenoids – powerful immune boosters as well as powerful antioxidants. They give protection from bacterial and viral infections. The best source of carotenoids is from colorful fruits and vegetables whose flesh also carries the color. In order to maintain the high potency of the oils found in carotenoid rich fruits and vegetables the oils must be extracted and processed under low temperature and encapsulated in oxygen-free capsules.
  • ·       Cod Liver Oil – remains a time-tested supplement, rich in both vitamins A and D which are both important in fighting infections. Like vitamin A, the source of cod liver oil should be from healthy fish and the supplements should be made water-miscible for proper absorption.
  • ·       Acidophilus – prevents harmful bacteria from taking up residence in the intestines and allowing infection. Acidophilus is a group of  bacteria that provides a healthy intestinal environment. They are living bacteria and must be protected from stomach acids and delivered to the intestinal tract.
  • ·       Hydrochloric Acid – low hydrochloric acid in the stomach not only is the cause of most stomach distresses but also sets the environment for harmful bacteria and other harmful microorganisms to enter the intestinal tract from contaminated food. The natural production of hydrochloric acid decreases as we age and is also destroyed by habits such as overeating, excess alcohol, habitual use of antacids, excessive hot drinks as well as iced drinks, and carbonated beverages. Supplementation with a food based natural form of hydrochloric acid can keep the hydrochloric acid at a level closer to where it should be.
What are you doing to protect yourself and your family from contaminated food such as listeriosis, salmonella, and various other bacterial and viral infections?
Something we do at our house as an extra precaution is thoroughly clean all produce we consume.  We use special kelp based cleaner in a spray bottle and keep it by the kitchen sink so it is handy for cleaning all produce.
Stay safe and healthy,
Pat Moon

  Pat is a grandmother who started as an Independent GNLD Distributor in 1985 because of family health concerns. After experiencing positive results for several family members, she chose to share the whole food nutritional supplements and natural vitamins with other people. Her confidence in GNLD'S Whole Food Nutritional Supplements and Natural Vitamins has continued to grow because they work. Her goal is to help others have the BEST REAL HEALTH possible and slow the aging process.  The products Pat uses and features are:

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1 Rachelle October 10, 2011 at 8:48 am

Yes, a healthy digestive system equals a boosted immune response!  Thanks Pat!

2 Pat Moon October 10, 2011 at 3:15 pm

Hi Rachelle,
Thank you for your comment and agreement. It is nice to have the support of like-minded friends. Thanks.

3 Carol Giambri October 10, 2011 at 6:18 am

Great information Pat.  Just never know with bacteria's these days. Little did I imagine the big thing happening here in Colorado with cantaloupe.  Never heard of kelp cleaner. Thank you.

4 Pat Moon October 10, 2011 at 3:07 pm

Hi Carol,
Bad bacteria is all around us, we just have to have a healthy digestive tract and the correct balance of intestinal flora (good bacteria) to fight off the bad stuff when we are exposed to it. We had actually purchased Rocky Ford cantaloupe the end of August but fortunately we did not become ill. Either our immune systems were strong enough or they were not contaminated. The kelp cleaner is available from my company. It is called ‘Green” and is safe enough to even brush your teeth with or bath the baby. Copy and paste this link to read more about it:

5 Solvita October 9, 2011 at 3:05 pm

It is very useful information Pat! I'm bookmarking this site ~ it is good!! Thank you!

6 Pat Moon October 10, 2011 at 12:57 pm

Hi Solvita,
Thanks for following my blog and I am happy you are able to use the information. Please let me know when you have health and nutrition concerns that I might be able to provide information about. Thanks again.

7 Linda Dietz October 8, 2011 at 10:05 pm

Hi Pat,
Really enjoyed the post.  I have had food poisioning and its no fun.  I also tend to forget to wash my veggies before I eat them so the reminder again was good.
Have to share something also  ..when I first saw your word "listeriosis" and the funny little germ pics all I could think of was "listeriosis – deleting all the good bacteria due to too much Listerine"  – My funny bone was working overtime and I just kept laughing.  So your post had a dual effect – good info and good laughter which is also healing.  Bless

8 Pat Moon October 10, 2011 at 12:54 pm

Hi Linda,
Thanks for your comment on my article. So glad you had a good laugh from the little germ pics. I thought they were rather cute. Food poisoning is definitely not fun and can be very dangerous as well as other bacterial and viral conditions. That is the reason for my article – too give people the information and tools to reduce the risk of these type infections. Thanks again for stopping by.

9 Olga Hermans October 8, 2011 at 7:09 pm

Thanks Pat for your great information again. I like to wash everything, my hands and everything that we are going to eat. One thing that people can do as well is to speak over your immune system…Dr. Don Colbert has his patients do that all the time; it's a very good method!!

10 Pat Moon October 10, 2011 at 12:22 pm

Hi Olga,
Thanks for your response to my article. Yes, we do have to depend on God to watch over our immune system however I believe God has given us the wisdom to get the proper nutrients and do our part. Thanks again for your support.

11 Hughie Bagnell October 8, 2011 at 10:37 am

Thank you Pat for sharing this this excellent information! We all certainly need to reduce the risk of becoming ill. Thanks…Hughie

12 Pat Moon October 8, 2011 at 1:26 pm

Hughie, thanks for your support and yes, sick is not fun so we need to reduce our risk.

13 Anastasiya Day October 8, 2011 at 3:51 am

Great article and very useful information! Thanks for sharing Pat.

14 Pat Moon October 8, 2011 at 1:24 pm

Thanks, Anastasiya for your great support.

15 denny hagel October 7, 2011 at 9:17 pm

Excellent information…so many sicknesses can be avoided by simple preventative measures…wash everything!! Thanks Pat!

16 Pat Moon October 8, 2011 at 1:17 pm

Thanks Denny, yes, a little preventative measures can go a long way toward staying healthy.

17 pat October 7, 2011 at 9:12 pm

Great post Pat.  I so agree with you as I watch so many people constantly get sick.  If they would be proactive and boost their immune system throughout the year with great supplements they would save themselves losing time off work and the misery of being sick.

18 Pat Moon October 8, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Thanks for your comment , Pat. Yes, it is frustrating for those of us who know to watch people who refuse to acknowledge what they need to do to stay healthy.

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