5 Step Recovery Plan
If all the information on our site is making your head spin, then this is the
page for you!  Recovering from MRSA is a puzzle and everyone's puzzle
looks a little different.  These steps can give you a place to start
.  This
webpage is for informational and discussion purposes only and does not
replace the advice of your doctor
.

1.  Find an Infectious Disease Doctor.  Even if you love your current physician OR even if you are
seeking natural treatment, you should still seek out the guidance of a specialist.  It is a good
idea to have your wound/boil/rash cultured (sampled) and given a D-zone test in the lab.  Keep
in mind that MRSA can become viciously recurrent even on the "best" or the "right" antibiotic.  An
IDD should do a Complete Blood Count, but also ask for a vitamin D blood test and a metabolic
panel (also blood
draws).  Stay in touch with your IDD through your entire recovery.

2. Use natural anti-microbials.  You can take most of them along side pharmaceutical
antibiotics after asking your IDD.  In our opinion, the best is stable allicin from garlic but others
that can be tremendously helpful include turmeric, vitamin C, colloidal silver or wild oregano oil
(wild marjoram).  Seek out advice on how to use them properly for safety and for best results.

3.  Change your diet.  You may believe that you already eat healthy.  But contracting MRSA is a
big clue that you are not giving your body what it really needs.  And you may be unaware that
some of the things that you are eating can be downright poisonous.  We put this as step #3 not
because it is third in importance but because it is a long-term fix (especially if you are
experiencing recurrent infections).  See our "MRSA Diet" page and research elimination diets,
rotation diets and traditional diets (see our "Links" page).  Medicine and supplements may not
be effective long-term if you continue to eat foods that are problematic for your immune system.  
Your immune system begins in your
gut!  Read the article by Tom Brimeyer on our "Feature
Articles" page.  Sugar cravings and candida (yeast) mutation and overgrowth go hand in hand
with MRSA.

4. Re-examine your lifestyle.  Some of this is common sense but it needs to be addressed if
you want to stay MRSA-free.  Similar to making a major diet change, this may be a long process.  
Pick the ones that apply to your life.  No drugs (including over-the-counter), limit or eliminate
prescription drugs (
if possible and with Dr.'s consen onlyt), no vaccines, no alcohol, no
smoking, prepare your food at home (no industrial or
processed foods, even "natural" ones),
limit
caffeine, get lots of sleep, avoid stressful relationships, talk to God daily, get reasonable
amounts of sunshine, avoid sunscreens, find natural alternatives to mainstream
cosmetic/hygiene/cleaning products, watch less TV, spend more time with the people you love,
touch and hug your family more, find something positive about everyone you come in contact
with,
be optimistic.  Improve your cleaning habits such as changing your towels and bedding
more often, washing your hands a
s needed with natural hand soap, clean household surfaces
more often with natural cleaners or essential oils (counters, keyboards, door knobs, rugs,
sheets, etc).  However, do not clean to the point of stress.  Your goal is to lessen your exposure
while you get healthy, not to eradicate bacteria from your life
(that will never happen).

5.  Supplements/Herbal Remedies.   Although we are not big fans of excessive
supplementation, there are some that definitely help.  The idea is that you should be getting
most of what you require from your daily DIET.  However, it can be a long journey to get to that
point and most of us still need some help.  The bold items are
especially important for anyone
with MRSA:
 vitamin D3, raw greenfood supplement, biotin, silica (via horsetail), vitamin C (via
acerola), magnesium with calcium, GTF chromium, silver hydrosol, pantothenic acid (B5),
vitamin E, neem, selenium, alpha lipoic acid, coenzyme Q10.  
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