Sea Aloe Gold and Staphylococcus Aureus
By Doctor Brice E. Vickery
Sea Aloe Gold is my latest product, one that I created two years ago in order to deal with the difficulty of iodine malabsorption, a condition caused by long term protein deficiency. Protein deficiency cannot be cured in the presence of iodine deficiency. And when protein deficiency has gone on long enough it becomes difficult for the gut wall to absorb iodine. Iodine is necessary to make the T3 hormone, which is carried by transporter proteins to every cell in the body where it is instrumental in the increase in protein synthesis. Iodine deficiency = protein deficiency. SAG seems to take care of this condition nicely allowing the malabsorption patient to proceed along the road to health through protein sufficiency. It also seems to fit the bill for older people who just want to boost their absorption capabilities in general. The product works well and I was very happy prescribing it for these conditions. With this block to protein sufficiency cured my attention became absorbed by a new block… Staphylococcus Aureus.
Staph A is not a new bacteria but lately it seems to be developing some pretty resistant strains. It is a tough, hardy and insistent pathogen that can cause some major upsets in a healthy system and it can be devastating to a protein deficient system. “Staphylococcus” is a type of bacteria that has 31 species. Staphyloccocus aureus, the most virulent form of staph, has undergone mutations since the mid part of the twentieth century and now has a new form “community associated methicillin resistant staphyloccocus aureus” (CA–MSRA), that is resistant to all antibiotics. The following excerpt from a medical text on microbes will give you an idea about exactly how destructive this germ can be to your body:
“Staphylococcus aureus causes a variety of suppurative (pus-forming) infections and toxinoses in humans. It causes superficial skin lesions such as boils, styes and furunculosis; more serious infections such as pneumonia, mastitis, phlebitis, meningitis, and urinary tract infections; and deep–seated infections, such as osteomyelitis and endocarditis. S. aureus is a major cause of hospital acquired (nosocomial) infection of surgical wounds and infections associated with indwelling medical devices. S. aureus causes food poisoning by releasing enterotoxins into food, and toxic shock syndrome by release of superantigens into the blood stream.”
IN THE 1918 FLU PANDEMIC THIS BUG WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR MOST OF THE DEATHS CAUSED BY SECONDARY BACTERIAL INFECTIONS SUCH AS PNUEMONIA.
By the 1950’s S. aureus had become resistant to penicillin, so new beta–lactam antibiotics were developed that successfully killed the new strain.
By the 1970’s a new strain of s. aureus was appearing in hospitals, methicillin resistant staph aureus (MSRA). This strain became resistant to all antibiotics except The Vancomycin group of glycopeptides. Vancomycin was introduced in 1959 and it is unusual that resistance has not shown up until the mid-nineties (94) MSRA has now reached 50% prevalence in hospitals. In the 1990’s s. aureus presented a new strain that is known as community acquired methicillin acquired staphylococcus aureus (CA–MSRA). This strain is not associated with just hospitals but community centers such as gyms, sport fields, schools. With this strain all the presenting symptoms of staph aureus may be more severe. This strain is resistant to vancomycin. The difference between CA–MSRA and MSRA is that the newer strain has in it Panton–Valentine leucocidin, (a leucocidin is an exotoxin from staph or strep germs that causes the destruction of leucocytes) This strain of staph has been shown to travel between humans and dogs. The prevalence of CAMSRA in communities is still low and the majority of those cases have at least one preexsiting medical condition (which makes you KNOW all these guys are protein deficient)
In the 1990&8217;s scientists discovered that all strains of staph need iron to replicate. Their preferred form of iron is the heme from red blood cells. When s. aureus enters your body, from an opening as small as a tiny pinprick or even the opening around a hair follicle, it carries with it several proteins that are meant to rupture red blood cells and grab their hemoglobin. (This is thought to be the reason why bloodletting in the Middle Ages was successful sometimes in curing people, it starved the staph of iron.)
Aloe vera has been shown in studies to kill S. aureus including MRSA: (see studies listed at the end of article).
Even so I did not seem to have too much trouble getting rid of Staph A infections using my standard Intensive Fibromyalgia Protocol. However, if the Staph A infection lodged itself in an old root canal, then the healing process would inch along at a glacial pace. After months of the Intensive FM Protocol the person would no longer register protein deficient but they did not seem to be able to overcome this infection, which was depressing their entire system. I knew the person would improve if the offending tooth was pulled and I had several cases where this was proved to be correct. However, it was difficult to locate dentists who could identify and deal with the problem. As a result there were a number of people on the protocols who weren’t getting any better. I started using Sea Aloe Gold in this condition and noticed that the infection would move out of the tooth, those of you who realize just how tenacious Staph A. is when hunkered down in a tooth will realize just how amazing this is! The infection actually left the tooth! I have also used Sea Aloe Gold in several cases recently involving staph A. infections that seems to begin in the head and move to affect the upper spine tonsils and thyroid. In 4–5 days the Sea Aloe gold reduces the strength of the infection and another 4–5 days reduces it again.
There are a number of studies that show aloe as effective against Staph. A. and calcium alginate gels made from kelp are often used by hospitals in dressings to keep staph infections from developing in post surgical wounds, but I had never realized just how powerful these plants were when used in combination. It seems that many studies try to separate out the various elements of the plants to identify the healing agent. They seem to miss the synergistic effect of all the components working together. No one that I know of has ever studied the synergistic effect of aloe working together with kelp but it seems to be pretty powerful in several conditions. I am still in the very beginnings of working with Sea Aloe Gold and staph A; but, it appears to hold great promise as an effective natural killer of this dangerous pathogen.
- Sims RM, Zimmerman ER.
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- “Assessment of susceptibilities of a range of antibiotic–resistant clinical isolates to Aloe vera inner gel,” Abstract number: 1734_66, 17th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases ICC, Munich, Germany, 31 Mar — 04 Apr 2007
- Agarry O.O., Olaleye M.T.2 and Bello-Michael, C.O.,
- “Comparative antimicrobial activities of aloe vera gel and leaf,” African Journal of Biotechnology Vol. 4 (12), pp. 1413–1414, December 2005
- Fatema Habeeb et al,
- “Screening methods used to determine the anti-microbial properties of Aloe vera inner gel.,” Methods. 2007 Aug ;42 (4):315–20 17560318
Brice E. Vickery, D.C. graduated from Lincoln Chiropractic College in 1951 and took post graduate work at Lincoln College and Spears Chiropractic Hospital. He has appeared on radio and television and has authored The Pocket T.S. line Manual, The Two-Edged Sword Diet as well as numerous magazine articles. He also served two terms on the Board of Directors for the Connecticut Chiropractic Association. He is a certified Applied Kinesiologist and has accreditation in Electroacupuncture according to Voll ( EAV ). He is listed in the 1999-2000 Who’s who in Medicine and Healthcare. After 50 years of practice most of which was in the CT Holistic Chiropractic Offices , he is now president of SuperNutrient Corporation, is a nutritional consultant, and teaches his methods in seminars (on DVD and VHS).