Staphylococcus aureus is a form of bacteria that thrives on the human skin and inside the nose. When the staph bacteria comes into contact with an open lesion, a bacterial infection may develop. Staph infections can produce inflamed, pus-filled, abscess-like bumps on your skin that can be very painful. Staph can be treated with a series of antibiotics, or treated naturally—depending on the severity of infection. Eating foods that contain probiotics that boost the immune system are recommended when fighting the staph bacteria.
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- Organic yogurt
- Red bell peppers
- Garlic cloves
- Lemon juice
Add more raw foods to your daily diet. Raw foods such as broccoli, spinach leaves, and red bell peppers all contain probiotic properties that stimulate the white blood cell count to boost immune system and ward off infection. For a more extensive list of foods containing probiotics, see the Resources section.
Tips & Warnings
- Be sure to purchase the organic yogurt. Processed yogurts do not always contain the "healthy" bacteria needed to increase gamma interferon productivity.
- All ingredients can be purchased at your local supermarket and health store.
- To add lemon juice to water simply measure one, 8 oz. glass of water and dispense two teaspoons lemon juice. Consume twice daily (morning and night).
- Always consult your doctor if you suspect a staph infection is present. Staph can quickly develop into a life-threatening illness that may require hospitalization or cause death. Seek medical attention for a proper diagnosis regarding staph infections and whether natural treatments are a healthy option for you. Only consume lemon juice twice daily; lemons contain large amounts of acids, and act as natural diuretics. To avoid kidney troubles, digestive troubles, and heart complications, do not exceed more than four teaspoons of lemon juice per day.
- Limit the intake of garlic to one clove per day. Garlic contains allicin, and may disrupt the digestive tract resulting in diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting if consumed excessively.