I’ve had several medical hypnosis clients recently with bladder infections and that reminded me of a post by Dr. Michael Greger about avoiding chicken to prevent bladder infections. Handling chicken can lead to the colonization of one’s colon with antibiotic resistant E. coli that may result in bladder infections in women. It does amaze me that with all that we know about the health hazards of eating poultry, fish, beef, pork and dairy, people still think of chicken has healthy. You can truly love and enjoy food, eat wonderfully prepared meals that are healthy and that are plant based. Learn hypnosis and discover that you and your family can make healthy lifestyle changes.
Avoiding Chicken To Avoid Bladder Infections
The best way to prevent bladder infections is the same way you best prevent all types of infections, by not getting infected in the first place. It’s not in all meat equally—beef and pork appear significantly less likely to harbor bladder-infecting strains than chicken.
Can’t you just use a meat thermometer and cook chicken thoroughly? We’ve known for 36 years that it’s not always the meat, but the cross-contamination. If you give people frozen chickens naturally contaminated with antibiotic resistant E. coli, let people prepare and cook it in their own kitchen as they normally would poof–the bacteria ends up in their rectum ready to cause trouble. In fact, 5 different strains of antibiotic resistant E coli jumped from the chicken to the volunteer. And they know it was cross-contamination because the jump happened after the animal was prepared but before it was eaten. Not only did it not matter how well the chicken was cooked, it doesn’t even matter if you eat any! It’s the bringing of the contaminated carcass into the home and handling it. Within days, the drug resistant chicken bacteria had multiplied to the point of becoming a major part of the person’s fecal flora. Here’s all this drug resistant bacteria colonizing this person’s colon, yet the person hadn’t taken any antibiotics—it’s the chickens who were given the drugs. That’s why the industry shouldn’t be routinely feeding chickens antibiotics by the millions of pounds a year. It can end up selecting for and amplifying superbugs that may end up in your body.
What if you’re really careful in the kitchen? The effectiveness of hygiene procedures for prevention of cross-contamination from chicken carcasses in the domestic kitchen. They went into five dozen homes, gave them each a chicken and asked them to cook it. I expected to read that they inoculated the carcass with a specific number of bacteria to ensure everyone got a contaminated bird, but no. They realized that fecal contamination of chicken carcasses was so common that they just went to the store and bought any random chicken.
After they were done cooking it, there was bacteria from chicken feces—salmonella, campylobacter—both serious human pathogens, everywere, on the cutting board, utensils, on their hands, on the fridge handle, cupboard, oven handle doorknob. But this was before they cleaned up. What about after cleaning? Still pathogenic fecal bacteria everywhere.
OK, fine, obviously people don’t know what they’re doing, so they took another group of people and gave them specific instructions. After you cook the chicken you have to wash everything with hot water and detergent, they were told specifically to wash the cutting board, knobs on the sink, the faucet, the fridge, the doorknobs, everything. The researchers still found pathogenic fecal bacteria everywhere. Fine. Last group. This time they were going to insist that people bleach everything. The dishcloth was immersed in bleach disinfectant and then they sprayed the bleach on all those surfaces. Let the bleach disinfectant sit there for 5 minutes. And still they found campylobacter and salmonella on some utensils, a dishcloth, the counter around the sink and the cupboard. Definitely better, but still, unless our kitchen is like some biohazard lab, the only way to guarantee we’re not going to leave infection around the kitchen is to not bring it into the house in the first place.
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