Antibiotics – natural or not?

How did “antibiotics” so freely dispensed come about?

Well, Alexander Fleming, Scottish physician, biologist, pharmacologist and botanist returned from holiday on September 3, 1928, he looked at his petri dishes containing colonies of Staphylococcus, bacteria that cause boils, sore throats and abscesses  He found something unusual on one dish. It was dotted with colonies, save for one area where some mold was growing. The zone immediately around the mold (later identified as a rare strain of Penicillium notatum) was clear, the mold had secreted something that inhibited bacterial growth.  He found it was capable of killing a wide range of harmful bacteria.  And thus, Penicillan was created.  It was not till 1941 that it was developed enough to be used on a human.

It is now 76 years later, do we use anything other than mold, which is a type of fungus actually, and ….. well, the basis of the “modern” day antibiotics is still mold.

Now, even the CDC is telling people to look for fungus when the body is not getting well through standard medical treatment.

So, do you take these chemical antibiotics/mold or do you find something natural.  There is a host of things you could be taking.

See: What is an Antibiotic with a list of natural antibiotics.

Sinus Infection & Fungus

Time after time you hear from others or from yourself, that despite constant treatment with antibiotics, their sinus infection continues to return.

There are many symptoms, and it makes life miserable. No matter how often you go to the doctor and how many different antibiotics you try, nothing seems to work.

When a remedy doesn’t work, you are addressing the wrong problem.  Maybe it isn’t bacteria that is causing the infection.

Read: Sinus Infection & Fungus

Zika Virus, What is it? What should you do?

We now have another threat to our health in the term of another threatened “pandemic”.  This has been going on since the “bird flu”.   I believe we are supposed to get very afraid and run out to our medical doctor and get a vaccine.  At least that is how it appears.

I remember the dreaded “swine flu” which didn’t sound serous enough so they renamed it H2N1. or some combination of letters.   Now, this was all so bad that when the news heard that someone in LA had it, they rushed out to the Valley to interview the boy.  They couldn’t find him.  They finally located him in his backyard where he had a batting cage set up.  They asked him what it was like?   He said – “it’s the flu”.  No big deal.

Okay, so now we have the Zika Virus.  Call to arms, delegate our taxes to develop a vaccine.   Of course, this time, since some people get this virus and don’t even have symptoms, the target is the unborn child.

What is the truth?

Here is an article Zika Virus

Why Supplements Send People to the ER

Now that is scary, isn’t it?  Can the supplements I take be so bad for my health that I can wind up in the ER?

There was this quiz and I am skeptical that it wasn’t just written by the drug companies who want you to switch from taking things to build your health to taking their drugs.  But it might be someone with incorrect information trying to make sure you chose wisely.

Either way, here is an article written that evaluates this.

Why Supplements Send People to the ER

What is Reflux, GERD and Heartburn?

Have you ever suffered from heartburn, felt acid in your throat or having had this repeatedly told you you had a disease called GERD?   GERD stands for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease.

Where you told that your stomach had too much acid and given antiacid medications?  Did it work?

Where you told that it was due to a problem with the valve at the top of the stomach?  What remedies where you given?

Well, here is anew look at these ailments, what really happens and what you can do about it which brings relief.

Acid Reflux, GERD & Heartburn

What do your Medical Tests Show?

Have you ever been confused because the doctor says there is nothing wrong with you, yet you feel terrible?  You know someone that had to have bypass surgery due to the fact that he had a lot of blockage?  The procedure saved his life.  But, why didn’t they catch it when it was 75% blockage of 50% or 30%.

A medical doctor will consider that a person is “healthy” if they don’t have a disease.  Their tests are designed to find disease.   This means that sometimes drastic measures need to be used to save a life.

What about health?   Isn’t it better to keep healthy?  Isn’t that the ultimate health insurance?   What you eat counts.  Getting exercise counts.   What do you need to do?

What is the difference between Structural Medicine (drugs and surgery) and Functional Medicine.   Treating disease as opposed to building health.

Read McVitamins, How to Survive In Spite of a Fast Food Lifestyle

The Diet of the Plague

Most of us have heard about the 1300s plague or Black Death, or Bubonic Plague. I didn’t know much about it so watched a special on TV. At the end of the show, they talked about how it was the microbes that created this problem, and that man’s deadliest enemy was the microbe. I thought that was a strange idea and wasn’t sure what they were selling except maybe “fear”.

Now, an interesting part of the show talked about how after 1/2 of the population was killed by the plague, that there was more food to go around and they even had luxury foods like fruit, vegetables and meat. What? Luxury foods? Yes, it seems that before the bubonic plague, the diet of most of the populace was grains. If you follow it back that was because there had been a famine earlier. Not enough food. Now what does that type of diet do to the immune system? If you read about the plague it affected the lymph glands. What was the cause of this epidemic?

I’m sure I can find out more about this and will be writing more, but seriously, although I know that some people claim that grains are good for you (mostly the people who grow and process grains) that sort of diet is not healthy. The immune system would be compromised. So, man’s deadliest enemy isn’t the microbe, but the fact that he allows himself to eat foods that would lower his immunity and become effect of these microbes.

Here is a new article about the Diet of the Plague, What Went Wrong?

How Do Drugs Create Side Effects?

Anyone who has watched a drug commercial on TV has heard the long list of possible side effects that goes along with taking the drug.

The only reason I can think that someone would still want to take a drug is that they either don’t believe it or have a gambler’s desire to play the odds.

Why do drugs create side effects?  Read   How Do Drugs Create Side Effects?