Antibiotics kill bacteria - right? Everyone knows this.
Well, did you know that each of us has thousands of species of bacteria on and in our body - that's species - most not know until recently by their only by their DNA, if at all. There are on the order of 10^14 (ten with fourteen zeros after it) bacteria in our bodies - yet our bodies are made up of only about 10^13 cells.
Some bacteria are so specialized that they can only live on our elbows.
But the bigger picture seems to be that we are not just human, but in fact human-bacteria hybrids. What I mean by this is that, as humans, without bacteria in and on our bodies would could not live. That's right - apply enough bleach and Lysol and you will die - not because these are potential poisons, but because they will kill off the bacteria in your body you need to live.
And what do antibiotics do to these bacteria - they kill them.
(That's right. Think about it. Penicillin doesn't have a little dictionary of healthy human bacteria it carries around to check if the bacteria that's about to die is necessary for your life. It just kills all bacteria regardless.)
So let's think about this. When little Johnny runs in the house with his nose running mommy wisks him off to the doctor to get a prescription of penicillin. After all, little Johnny is sick, right? (Never mind the cold is caused by a virus - which antibiotics don't affect.) Perhaps so, but that prescription of penicillin may do a lot more harm to little Johnny than good.
In fact, a whole generation of children have been raised to adulthood this way. In fact, not just humans, but most food animals as well.
Their gut or skin flora killed off by well meaning idiots without a clue as to the consequences. And there are many insidious digestive and other problems that people and vets do not associate with antibiotics that science is just beginning to recognize
I believe that there is a lot of evidence now (and more so to come as modern medicine and business wakes up from its "What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas" mentality about antibiotics) that will show that we have inflicted huge and unnecessary pain and suffering across the face of the planet. (I can see the lawyers rubbing their hands together with excitement - this is way bigger than the Mesothelioma shake down - hell, everyone in the modern world has used antibiotics.)
Dr. John Pitt, on Penicillum in 1979 stated (from):
"It is very ironic that this humbled fungus, hailed as a benefactor of mankind, may by its very success prove to be a deciding factor in the decline of the present civilization".
Simply stated, antibiotics are dangerous mycotoxins, fungal metabolites, that kill bacteria, even the good bacteria that is present in our intestines and essential for good health. This upsets the delicate balance of the yeast to bacteria ratio in your digestive system, giving the yeast fungi the upper hand in creating a yeast infection. Without the good bacteria in your system to control yeast, it spreads and becomes a toxic fungal parasite known as candida.
Penicillin is a good example of a fungal by-product called a mycotoxin. It was discovered from a mold (mold is a fungus) experiment that Dr. Fleming was performing on a bacteria colony. He added some mold from bread to the colony and observed that the fungus killed all the bacteria; producing the substance he later named penicillin.
The number one cause of yeast infection was born in 1928 and is so over-prescribed today that yeast infection is a growing epidemic.
Before you reach for those handy antibiotics do a little research.
Do I really need antibiotics?
What will the antibiotics do to me?