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Superfood (Camel Milk) can Beat the Challenge of Superbug (Bacterial Resistance to Antibiotics)

The scientists are in agreement that one of the worst health challenge will be the resistant bacteria in the near future. The microbiologists continuously exploring camel milk for its unique antimicrobial characteristics. They revealed that camel milk’s (CM) antimicrobial attributes are more important than other multi-dimensional benefits especially in the scenario as scientists have warned about the future threat of superbugCDC sets threat levels for drug-resistant ‘superbugs’ 1.

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A young Baloch camel herder with camel milk in Kharan desert of Balochistan

Scientists and health officials have been warning us about antibiotic overuse and drug-resistant “superbugs” for a long time. Antibiotics kill bacteria that cause infection but in the process, they can also kill good bacteria (the human body hosts about 100 trillion). This phenomenon is developing towards a complicated two-pronged dilemma, an i.e. resistance of harmful bacteria to antibiotics and vanishing the good bacteria. The scientists have warned that million of people will be killed by the superbug in the years to come.

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Drug-resistant Bacteria Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MERSA)

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Camel milk fortified with natural antibiotics (lactoferrin, lactic acid bacteria, and others)with symbiotic effect to the good bacteria is a silver lining in the clouds Camel! A One in All Creatures. Such natural food provides needed nourishment to good bacteria and restricts bad bacteria to harm the body. I hope the scientist will conduct some more serious scientific studies to explore the hidden treasure of camel milk to combat the challenge of superbug.

Part B. Added today (30/5/2016). This part is a case of superbug reported by CNN from the USA ‘A dreaded superbug found for the first time in a U.S. woman‘.

The case was detailed in a report by the U.S. Department of Defense on Thursday. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Tom Frieden talked about the case at the National Press Club in Washington. A 49-year-old Pennsylvania woman showed the presence of a rare kind of E. coli infection, the first known case of its kind in the United States. It is a superbug that is resistant to many antibiotics, even Colistin, which doctors use as a last resort when other antibiotics fail.
The details of the report are provided as a reference # 5.

References

  1. Drug Resistance and Superbug. http://edition.cnn.com/2013/09/16/health/antibiotic-resistant-infections-cdc/
  2. Antimicrobial characteristics of camel milk; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1319434
  3. http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=514807
  4. http://academicjournals.org/article/article1380642088_Jrad%20et%20al.pdf
  5. http://edition.cnn.com/2016/05/26/health/first-superbug-cre-case-in-us/
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Author:

Currently working as Technical Manager Al Ain Dairy Camel Farm, UAE. Before, worked as Prof & Dean Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Sciences Pakistan. My thematic areas are; research policy, Turning camel from a beast of burden to a sustainable farm animal, extensive livestock production systems. Author is the founder and head of the Society of Animal, Veterinary and Animal Scientists (SAVES) Founder of the Camel Association​ of Pakistan Organizer of the Group Camel4Life. As a freelance scientist working (as a member of steering committee) for Desert Net International (DNI). My focused area of research is the characterization, documentation, and reporting of the indigenous livestock breeds (AnGR) and effort for recognition of the native genetic resources at policy levels. Thinking of natural resources especially, biodiversity and efforts for their judicial use and conservation in the context of climate change and food security is my dream.

18 thoughts on “Superfood (Camel Milk) can Beat the Challenge of Superbug (Bacterial Resistance to Antibiotics)

  1. Such research, if verified, could help countries like India, which has both camels and a large population challenged by antibiotic-resistant infections. And as resistance rises in nations like the US, all countries could benefit from this research.

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  2. Reblogged this on OromianEconomist and commented:
    ‘The microbiologists continuously exploring camel milk for its unique antimicrobial characteristics. They revealed that camel milk’s (CM) antimicrobial attributes are more important than other multi-dimensional benefits especially in scenario as scientists has warned about the future threat of superbug1. Scientists and health officials have been warning us about antibiotic overuse and drug-resistant “superbugs” for a long time. Antibiotics kill bacteria that cause infection but in the process they can also kill good bacteria (the human body hosts about 100 trillion). This phenomenon is developing towards a complicated two pronged dilemma, i.e. resistance of harmful bacteria to antibiotics and vanishing the good bacteria. The scientists has warned that million of people will be killed by the superbug in the years to come.’

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  3. Look, superbug is a real threat. Up to 2015, in each 3 second one person will be killed by superbug. First time in the USA history a dreaded superbug found. woman. A 49-year-old Pennsylvania woman showed the presence of a rare kind of E. coli infection, the first known case of its kind in the United States. It is a superbug that is resistant to many antibiotics, even Colistin, which doctors use as a last resort when other antibiotics fail. For full study please go to the link below.
    http://edition.cnn.com/2016/05/26/health/first-superbug-cre-case-in-us/

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  5. A comment from Julia Bell from Australia. Her comment came on the link in the facebook page of me.
    Julia Marie Bell Raziq, I think your question is of great importance and needs to be asked. Recent scientific work in the areas of Neuroscience emphases the importance of an active life, good food that is without insecticides, good sleep, stressless life. All these factors have been proven to lengthen our beautiful telomeres. Furthermore, attitudes such as positivity, kindness, extending love and care and always being in a state of gratitude also lengthens our telomeres. Happiness is nurtured by the above and in turn, supports our immune system. Furthermore, close relationships with family and friends, a wonderful sexual life and promoting meaningfulness also stimulate our immune system and hence lengthens our telomeres. Science now has evidence that “gut health” determines our overall health. Given this premise, and that camel milk is beneficial for the gut health and keeping the body in an alkaline state it would then be reasonable to suggest using the inductive reasoning that camels milk indeed will assist our God gifted telomeres. You may like to look at the recent work by Scientists such as Norman Doidge ” The Brains Way Of Healing”, also “Emotional Intelligence” by Daniel Goleman, “The Emotional Life of the Brain” by Richard Davidson. I hope this is insightful for you.

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