Why building our immune systems are important

The world is running out of antibiotics that are effective against resistant bacteria and WHO has raised alarm over the lack of new antibiotics…

Antibiotics resistance happens when bacteria becomes immune to existing drugs. Bacteria have learnt to fight back, building resistance to the same drugs over the decades. Bacterial infections can become untreatable, to become “superbugs” – one of the biggest health threats.

Common infections are becoming difficult to treat or even untreatable, leading to longer treatment periods and hospital stays.

The Lancet, a leading medical journal estimated that 4.95 million deaths worldwide in 2019 were associated with AMR (Antimicrobial Resistance). The main cause of AMR is the overuse and misuse of antibiotics.

It is interesting to note that in a survey jointly conducted by academic researchers published in 2022, nearly eight in 10 people in Singapore erroneously believe that humans can develop resistance to antibiotics. In fact, it is the bacteria that become resistant to antibiotics, and this is known as antibiotic resistance. The person or the animal does not develop resistance to antibiotics.

Another myth is “Antibiotics resistance is a problem only for people who take antibiotics regularly”. The truth is drug resistant bacteria can spread from person to person, and it can affect anyone at any time.

Alternative antibiotics, or even “last-line antibiotics” may have to be used, but these tend to be less effective, have more side effects, and are more expensive.

We need to constantly nourish our immune systems with wholesome plant foods as the immune system is the best doctor. When our immune systems are strong, they can help us fight against most form of bacteria.


Good antibacterial hand wash

We know that we can get infected with virus and bacterial from uncleaned hands.  With babies keep putting their tiny fingers into their mouth, adults that will land their hands on their own eyes and mouth, a good habit of regular washing hands is thus of extreme important.

With this, a good hand wash that is effective, not leaving our hands peeled, dry and itchy, is necessary.

The premium Antibacterial Handwash contains oxyginberry complex, peach leaf, jojoba leaf, licorice leaf and gardenia tahitensis flower. It is highly effective against germs, various fungi and viruses. It leaves a long lasting protection layer against bacteria. Long term use of it will neither affect its efficacy in killing and inhibiting bacteria nor lead to drug-resistance.

This antibacterial handwash can be used on any parts of our body.  It is mild, and yet effective. A mother uses this as a baby wash to bathe her baby.  When the baby caught HFMD, the blisters only appeared under the baby’s feet!  The reason was when the mother bathes the baby, the antibacterial handwash was used on everywhere except the soles of the baby’s feet! ?

7 October 2018.