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What is Klebsiella?

Klebsiella (klebsiella spp) is a bacteria which recently I myself have been infected with.  It is an important cause of nonsocomial infections. The organism is surrounded by a capsule which is reflected by the characteristic mucoid colonies, enhancing their resistance to adverse conditions and antibiotics.

Klebsiella infection is associated with reactive arthritis and known to cross react with the HLA-B27 antigen in patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis. It is proposed that antibodies are produced by the body to neutralise the antigens produced by Klebsiella. These antibody/ immune complexes may be absorbed through the lining of the kidney, liver, and lymphatic systems. In some individuals this results in inflammatory responses in any joint, producing the inflammation, pain, deformity and other symptoms of AS.

Klebsiella is also common in urinary tract infections and thrives in individuals on a high starch diet.  This is why I am also reducing my diet in less starch and sugar as I believe this will further feed them, and taking the Metagenics Matrix Protect AI with hops and phellodendron, with zinc and selenium to prevent the autoimmune issues from developing and putting a stop to it. It is also believed that fructooligosacchrides (FOS) may feed this bacteria which includes food as onions, asparagus, oats, beer, bananas, rye, chicory root, leeks, tomato, burdock

Natural  Treatments for Klebsiella and elimination include – Golden Seal, Garlic, Citrus Seed Extract

Pharmaceutical considerations appear not to be effective as this species is resistant to multiple antibiotics.

Well there you have it.. hope this provides some further information about it, as I am keen to eliminate this beast!

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