Questioning the Antibiotics Narrative
Do antibiotics affect viruses?
The establishment medical dogma says that antibiotics have no effect on viruses, although there are people who take antibiotics for supposedly viral infections because they believe it helps. A scentific experiment in November 2010, demonstrates how antibiotics could work against viruses and explains why the medical establishment doesn't know about it, to wit, the antibodies/antibiotics attach themselves to the virus and go with it into the cell where it is dispatched by the cells' defenses, and scientists never realized it because they only looked at what happened outside the cell and not inside it.

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Are antibiotics artificial?
All commercial antibiotics are made by living cells that are grown in labs. The cells may have been genetically fiddled with by scientists, but science doesn't have the ability to completely synthesize an antibiotic. It still has to be manufactured by a living cell. Commercial antibiotics are very similar to the antibodies the cells in our bodies manufacture. In fact, you may have penicillium mold producing penicillin in your gut, as penicillium is a very common mold and likely to be part of the gut flora. Antibiotic and antibody mean the same thing and once in the body, they function in much the same way.

Penicillin comes from penicillium, a mold which grows on bread. There are records of ancient Egyptians, Greeks and others using moldy bread as a medicine. Other traditional societies extracted antibiotics from lichens. There is some reason to believe that moldy bread was used as a medicine in western society up until about the Medieval, or Dark Ages, as it was called, when the church suppressed much non-Christian science.  Penicillin was re-discovered in modern times, not discovered, and even then there are records of people being aware of the anti-germ properties of this mold before it was officially discovered.

All modern antibiotics are attempts to synthetically re-create the wild mold on bread. Would penicillin mold-y bread be a "nourishing tradition", if we knew how to recognize the correct mold on bread, and synthetic antibiotics as close as we can get to that until we can reclaim this lost skill and knowledge? The pencilllium mold is blue and white. To use it as a wound dressing, apply bread directly to skin. To extract antibiotic, soak bread in warm water. To extract antibiotics from lichen, air-dry the lichen and then mix with water. (But be careful because some lichens are poisonous.)

Do bacteria mutate into antibiotic resistant bacteria?
In the first place, it's called transformation and in the second place, the theory of evolution by genetic mutation is wrong. Bacteria have always had the ability to resist antibiotics since the dawn of life on Earth. If they encounter an antibiotic and want to be able to resist it, they send the word out for someone who knows how to resist it and she shows up and gives them the resistance gene and then they make copies of it and pass it around to all their friends and relatives (but not their enemies).

But there was a study with fruit flies that proved that genetic mutation causes evolution.
No, it didn't. It proved, as much as one can prove a negative, the opposite.After 30 years and no new species they dropped the experiment, proclaimed it a success and named it (as best I can recall because you can't find it anywhere on the net that I have looked) something like, "Proof of Evolution [by Mutation] by the Creation of Incipient Speciation in Drosophila". It was carefully worded to make you believe it said something other than what it did. What does the word "incipient" mean? It's a weasel word meaning "we couldn't induce speciation by mutation no matter how hard we tried and we didn't want to ruin our careers by announcing species cannot be made by mutations so as far as we're concerned, it would have worked if we'd just kept going, not that we or anyone else is willing to do so."

I first posted that antibiotic resistance is something bacteria have always had around 1996. In 2012, bacteria were discovered in the Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico that were preserved in crystal for millions of years but had resistance to several modern antibiotics. This proves that resistance to antibiotics is not caused by over-use of antibiotics. According to Gary Wright, scientific director of Institute for Infectious Disease Research at McMaster University, resistance to antibiotics is a normal function of bacteria that dates back millions, if not billions, of years, and that fact indicates that it is highly likely that there are many more antibiotics out there (in the bacteria population) that we haven't come across yet.

"Our study shows that antibiotic resistance is hard-wired into bacteria. It could be billions of years old, but we have only been trying to understand it for the last 70 years. This has important clinical implications. It suggests that there are far more antibiotics in the environment that could be found and used to treat currently untreatable infections." (quote by Gary Wright)

•  Why do some people get another infection after stopping taking antibiotics?
There are several possibilities, you will have to look at your own body and decide which are relevant to you: Suggestions for preventing these effects are given in [brackets].

They kept taking antibiotics after all the bad bacteria were killed, so there was nothing else left for the antibiotics to act on except the good bacteria. [Take one dose of antibiotics and if that makes you feel better, don't take any more. Save them for next time]
A biofilm was acting as a a safe house for unwanted bacteria to hide out in until the coast was clear. When you stop taking the antibiotics, the biofilmed bacteria were free to resume their activity. [See 
biofilms for ways to combat biofilms.]
They took the antibiotics during the day at times when the antibiotics would still be in the body when they were eating. The presence of food in the digestive tract brings out the digestive enzymes, which were then killed by the antibiotic. [Don't eat for at least 4 hours after taking any antibiotic. Take antibiotics before bed, so they will not interfere with digestion.]
They did not consume enough probiotics to replenish the intestinal flora after they stopped taking the antibiotix. [12 hours after taking antibiotics, eat yogurt, sauerkraut, kvass, EM or other sources of pro-biotics.]
They took only one kind of antibiotic, giving bacteria that were resistant to it a strategic advantage. [Take several different kinds of antibiotics together when you take antibiotics.]

• Why do some people come down with severe gut infections after taking antibiotics?
Because they take prolonged doses of a single antibiotic over a long period of time, as is commonly prescribed by allopathic (mainstream) medicine. Taking antibiotics in this manner does not allow time for the gut to be repopulated by good bacteria before the next dose of antibiotic is taken to kill them all off again. Take antibiotics, a variety of several different kind if at all possible, at night. In the morning, eat probiotics. In a healthy human being, the digestive tract is cleared of bacteria whenever there is a infection threatening to take hold in the bacterial colonies of the gut. The manner of clearance is diarrhea, which flushes out all bacteria, good and bad. The body then releases good bacteria stored in the appendix to re-colonize the intestines. But if you keep taking antibiotics every four hours for two weeks, the appendix can run out of good bacteria to replenish the gut. This is how a bad bacterial infection can take over in the gut after taking antibiotics in the manner prescribed by an allopath doctor ("M.D."). As soon as an antibiotic works and you feel better, stop taking the antibiotic and put it in the medicine cabinet and start eating yogurt and other probiotic cultures. 

• Are human antibiotics a better quality than veterinary antibiotics?
As much as you might believe that humans are more valuable than animals, there are people who buy antibiotics for animals like prize racehorses and stud bulls that would take a very dim view if their antibiotics were anything but the best. In fact, antibiotics are manufactured in the same batch at the factory, and then separated into human and animal at packaging time. Surprisingly, and almost a little too coincidentally, pills and tablets for aquarium tanks come in the same sizes as antibiotic dosages for humans. If you're still not sure about dosage, you could always check the dosage for swine antibiotics as, pound for pound, pigs are pretty much the same as humans in their antibiotic dosage levels.

Will taking an antibiotic cause bacteria to become resistant to it?
Take more than one antibiotic at a time and it's not a problem. Bacteria do not mutate into abx-resistant bacteria but do acquire resistance which they can pass on to their friends, so that colonies of bacteria with resistance to a particular antibiotic can grow in the presence of a low, prolonged dose of that particular antibiotic. The way to prevent this is not to take prolonged doses of one antibiotic but to take, instead, larger doses of several different antibiotics, which often is only needed to be taken once or twice.

Inducing the growth of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in a petrie dish in a science lab is done by exposing the culture to an ongoing supply of a low dose of one type of antibiotic. Why medical professionals don't remember this experiment from their med school days and realize that the way they are prescribing antibiotics -- only one antibiotic over a prolonged period of time -- is precisely the way they were able to grow a culture of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, is beyond me.

• Are we running out of usable antibiotics?
No. We have plenty of antibiotics, probably more than we need. We have new antibiotics being discovered, and many antibiotics in late-stage trials. We even have many antibiotics we don't use. There are entirely different types of proven anti-bacterials used in other countries, that we in Western countries don't use. Doctors and hospitals mostly say we are running out of antibiotics when they mean their preferred antibiotics like high profit margin vancomycin aren't working in some cases.

Translating medical-gook: "The bacteria is resistant to the most widely used antibiotics, so the hospital had to resort to treating with another antibiotic that is rarely used." =means= "Vancomycin with its high profit margin didn't kill the infection so they had to use the more expensive penicillin instead."

• It is claimed that there are some antibiotic-resistant bacteria that have evolved now so that they can only live in the presence of an antibiotic. Is this true?
This is a half-truth. Almost all resistant bacteria must have the continuing presence of antibiotics in order to stay resistant, but that is a choice they make. If the presence of antibiotics is withdrawn, they do not die, they just stop being resistant to antibiotics because there is no longer a need to be resistant to antibiotics..

Over-prescription of antibiotics is the main cause of many of our new "super bugs" that are antibiotic resistant.
They are not super bugs. They are wussy bugs. They are usually found in hospitals and nursing homes because they cannot affect people whose immune systems are fully functional.

"The control of patents and markets by the large transnational companies enables them to raise those prices [of medicine] as much as ten times above their production costs. Some of the latest antibiotics are priced at 50 times their production cost." ... Fidel Castro, to the World Health Organization, Thursday, May 14, 1998.

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