We have all known for a long time now that the effects of antibiotic overuse is going to catch up with us. Well they have. Antibiotics can be found in our rivers and streams, our livestock of every kind and our personal medicines. We have used them shamelessly without any controls since they were invented. You can actually go to your local grocery today and choose your hamburger with, or without antibiotics please.
Penicillin was first discovered by a French medical student, Ernest Duchesne, in 1896, and then rediscovered by Scottish Professor Alexander Fleming, in 1928. Fleming's greatest represented fear was that penicillin would be overused. It has, and it is now our present and greatest nightmare.
Antibiotics are also known as antibacterials, they are the drugs that destroy or slow down the growth of bacteria. Antibiotics are used to treat all infections caused by bacteria. There is good bacteria and there is bad bacteria. The bad ones are microscopic organisms which cause illness. Before bacteria can multiply and cause bodily symptoms, your immune system can usually destroy them. But if the white blood cells fail to fight off the infection, then antibiotics use to help. But they will not anymore.
In my family, my wife has partial hearing loss or deafness due to antibiotic overuse as a child. I was given ampicillin for every cold I ever had growing up. This only served to weakened my immune system. Because colds are a virus, and viruses are not even affected by penicillin. I recently received a new bovine heart valve, which requires penicillin for the surgery to be effective. I also received a super bug along with it. Without penicillin I'd be dead at two years old from a severe pneumonia.
For the next generation it's going to get even scarier. A lot scarier. Because there might not be any bacteria fighters left. By April of 1994, The New England Journal of Medicine, shown that the increase in antibiotic resistance directly parallels the increase in antibiotic use. The more we use it the weaker it becomes.
Some people will blame the doctors who were quick with the prescription pad, while other brake those patients who only wanted a quick fix. Some will say it was antibiotic abuse in factory farms. All three contribute significantly to the crisis of penicillin no longer being effective today.
More people are contracting infections like sinusitis among adults and ear infections in children. A report by CDC's Linda F. McCaig and James M. Hughes, MD, in the Jan. 18, 1995, JAMA, or Journal of the American Medical Association, tracked antibiotic use in treating some common illnesses. The report cites nearly 6 million antibiotic prescriptions for sinusitis in 1985, and nearly 13 million in 1992. Similarly, for middle ear infections, the numbers are 15 million prescriptions in 1985, and 23.6 million in 1992.
Many treatments for ear infections, in particular, antibiotic use with surgical procedures, are often unnecessary. Almost 80 – 90% of all children with uncomplicated ear infections will recover within a week without taking antibiotics. As well, receiving antibiotics for an acute ear infection does not appear to prevent our children from getting fluid behind the ears after the infection is over. The overuse of antibiotics has led a serious problem of bacterial strains that have become resistant to common antibiotics. However, there are antibiotic drops available to put directly into the ear instead of depending on pharmaceuticals that affect the whole body.
Look at all the many diseases that are cured by antibiotics today. EVERY operation you will ever have, no matter how small, requires the use of penicillin to work. Heart operations, chemotherapy, stem cell, bone marrow transplants, right down to simple hernias. Now get in touch with the idea that penicillin as a cure, no longer works as a result of overuse by dairy and meat producers. What will you do now, die? Without the pharmaceutical companies can come up with something better, which they have not so far, you might.
There is a glimmer of hope that new research offers up. It's being done at the Rockefeller University by microbiologist Dr. Vincent Fischetti. He is developing a way to kill bacteria and prevent antibiotic resistance. Dr. Fischetti and other researchers think they have identified a weak point in the bacterial armor that can help stop treatment resistant fatal infections. This new broad range antibiotic is called Epimerox. Epimerox is currently being developed by Astex Pharmaceuticals and will take at least five years to bring to market.
Until then, we're in trouble trouble here. This puts the stress of staying healthy, at the top of your list of priorities. The priorities are always going to be the same when it comes to maintaining your good health. Sleep, exercise, good nutrition and good relationships. Because according to the CDC's top expert Dr Arjun Srinivasan, he says that the “possible end” of the era of effective antibiotics, is now a “for sure end.”
As a result of antibiotic overuse we have put ourselves in a precarious and dangerous position. Because of over abuse, something like the MRSA bacteria, Methicilin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, that used to be only found in hospitals has now been found in gyms and sports arenas everywhere for the last decade. It's also becoming untreatable. Everything is becoming resistant to penicillin. It just does not work like it use to anymore. No surprise. Bacteria have grown smarter and penicillin remains stupid in comparison.
“We're in the post-antibiotic era,” Dr. Srinivasan is quoted as saying. “There are patients for what we have no therapy, and we are literally in a position of having a patient in a bed who has an infection, something that even five years ago we could have treated, but now we can not”.
Or can we? Maybe the Western health model does not have anything for us right now, but nature and Allopathic medicine sure does. So here are some suggestions of what to do next. In case of infections these alternatives can save your life. Some can even cure you of things you did not know they could.
I have to say at the start of giving you these suggestions that it is of utmost importance that you follow the directions exactly as given. It is critically important. Especially with MMS or Hydrogen peroxide.
Another important understanding to have is knowing that when you introduce a herb to cleanse something from you, “something”, sometimes looks like headaches, fever, loose bowels and even vomiting. Your body knows what to burn off or discharge. Let it.
Some of the obvious antibiotics in nature are Myrrh and Oregono Oils. These have been used for hundreds of years for their antibiotic and antiviral value. They also have properties that will help with a host of other difficulties that can beset you.
Use caution applying the oregano oil topically. Oregano is very caustic and could cause a skin irritation if not properly diluted. To avoid skin irritation when using it, dilute 1 drop of essential oil to 3 drops of a carrier oil (almond).
A couple more are garlic and echinacea. You do not have to go to far online to find lists of all the benefits you can receive from these newly popularized products. Garlic has a broad antimicrobial spectrum which incorporates antifungals, antiparasitics and antiprotozoans, as well as antiviral attributes, all in one soft food source.
In the struggle against pathogenic bacteria, Colloidal Silver is another of the antiviral antibacterials that work great too. Ever since Hippocrates described it's antimicrobial wonders in 400 BC, many people have espoused on it's healing properties for curing many disorders. Recent studies show that it makes antibiotics a thousand times stronger than they are.
Golden Seal should be at the top of this list as a powerful medicine. The main chemical in golden seal to fight against bacteria is berberine. Berberine is also well known for preventing ecoli, lowering blood pressure and LDL cholesterol. Be warned that Golden Seal is a strong liver detoxifier, so you may get a headache when using it for infections.
Probiotics (friendly bacteria) are a wonder food when it comes to combating the side effects of penicillin. Penicillin compromises the immune system by disabling the flora and fauna of the body by killing all the bacteria. Both good and bad. Then probiotics returns it to original condition. Contemporary understanding acknowledges the power of lactobacillis, a friendly bacteria found in our intestines that have protective qualities for our health and how important it is to have us return to our natural state.
H2O2, Otherwise known as hydrogen peroxide 3% can be used for cleaning your ears or cleaning your body when taken in small amounts. Again, go online and find out how many cures are a result of H2O2, or hydrogen peroxide.
Many of you who live in cities do not have access to the pitch of a balsam or pine tree. Too bad. Because the pitch from these trees is mother natures antiseptic for sores and cuts and open wounds. It completely inhibits infection
This last suggestion is a chemical called sodium chlorite. It's made into a product developed by Jim Humble called Miracle Mineral Supplement. It is by far the most powerful anti fungal antiviral agent available today. Use caution when using this product.
To understand how this product works I use the analogy of the arsenic cure. In order to “kill off”, or get rid of a sexually transmitted disease at the turn of the century and long before penicillin, people would ingest larger and larger amounts of arsenic into them each day until the arsenic could “kill off” the disease . In some cases it killed the host.
MMS or Miracle Mineral Supplement acts in a similar way, except it does not kill the host. It is one of those remedies that I continue to hear personal anecdotes from people around the world who have overcome many different diseases by using this product. It can even cure anthrax poisoning and malaria. Be careful how you use it.
There is the lineup of the best products known to assist you in dealing with bacteria of every kind. There are other products out there to help you also. As every person is different, if one remedy does not work, then try another until you find the one that does work for you.
We understand that penicillin has been overused and is now a problem. It is important to question every penicillin or penicillin by product given you, and find out the alternatives first. Do not purchase animal foods that obviously have penicillin in them. They weakened the immune system. If you do, cook the meat until well done. Get proactive about using food products in you diet that strengthens your immune system, so that you do not need to depend on a drug that will be no longer effective. Because tomorrow, only the strong will survive.