Single dose of antibiotic therapy can cause long-term gut damage

The statistics are sobering: in the United States alone, antibiotic-resistant bacteria cause 23,000 fatalities and at least 2 million new cases of disease annually. But if you think antibiotic resistance only comes about with massive and repeated rounds of antibiotics, think again.

Science shows that just one dose of antibiotic ‘therapy’ not only contributes to antibiotic resistance, but also brings about long-term damage to the microbes living in the gut. Many of the intestinal bacteria destroyed by antibiotics play a significant role in the body’s natural defense system against cancer and other disease conditions.

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Just one dose: Science reveals the true danger of antibiotics inside the gut (more…)

7 Facts about Colloidal Silver for Beginners

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The market’s awash in products claiming to be colloidal silver. Yes, I did say ‘claiming’ to be colloidal silver. True silver, as defined by the Colloidal Science Laboratory, is very different from the many products marketed as colloidal. True colloidal silver consists of silver nanoparticles. But how can you tell the difference, and is colloidal even safe? Here are 7 facts every silver newbie needs to know about colloidal silver’s safety, how to identify a true colloidal silver product, and why it’s imperative you use only true colloidal silver.

7 Facts about Colloidal Silver

Here are seven must-know facts about colloidal silver, with a bit of history thrown in here and there. Use these facts as a guide for choosing the best colloidal silver product, or as a general introduction for further research into the product:
#1: The International Space Station Uses Silver to Purify its Water (more…)

Research: Antibiotics Will Not Help Your Sinuses

Research: Antibiotics Will Not Help Your Sinuses

Sinus infections are the fifth most common reason antibiotics are prescribed for adults. Unfortunately, they are of no help for most sinus infections – this according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Not only are we facilitating the growth of drug resistant bacteria by over prescribing these antibiotics – the research shows it doesn’t even provide symptom relief. Even more disturbing, the numbers show that fewer than two percent of sinus infections are bacterial. Which means the overwhelming majority of sinus infections are viral – of which antibiotics are no help.

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What If Your Antibiotic Was Really a Failed Chemo Drug

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study published by Mayo Clinic found almost 70 percent of Americans are on at least one pharmaceutical. Antibiotics top the list, followed by antidepressants and pain killers. Fluoroquinolones (also called “quinolone” or just “quin”) are one of the most commonly prescribed antibiotics in the USA. In 2011 a staggering 26.9 million prescriptions for oral and IV fluoroquinolone antibiotics were prescribed for routine infections.

 

Cipro, the ‘stellar’ fluoroquinolone burst into the media spotlight during the so-called anthrax scare on the heels of 9/11. Other popular fluoroquinolones are Levaquin, Avelox, and Floxin. Fluoroquinolones are actually deadly indiscriminate chemotherapy drugs, which Big Pharma reinvented as antibiotics and aggressively marketed.

 

Although all Big Pharma antibiotics are problematic and dangerous, fluoroquinolones are in a class all their own. Their potential for serious, often permanent harm and even death are becoming legendary -not because of FDA, or Big Pharma oversight, but because those who have been severely injured and disabled by fluoroquinolones are speaking out in droves on numerous internet forums, communities and facebook groups.

 

In 2008, the FDA (Fraud and Death Agency) reluctantly required some fluoroquinolone antibiotics to include a black-box warning; ironically, Cipro now carries two warnings. In fact, half of all fluoroquinolones have been removed from the market due to their dismal safety records, yet those remaining have yet to be proven any safer.

 

Black Box Warning Omissions

Fluoroquinolones are “… actually capable of unleashing an entire SYNDROME of systemic toxicity upon the patient which is often referred to by victims as “floxing” or being “floxed.” Others refer to the condition as “fluoroquinolone toxicity syndrome.” Regardless of what you want to call it, it is absolutely devastating and commonly includes 30-40 different adverse symptoms all being suffered simultaneously and often lasting for YEARS.”

 

According to a 2013 FDA report, “Levaquin, Cipro, and Avelox may cause Mitochondrial Toxicity.” And “Mitochondrial Toxicity is implicated in serious, life-threatening neurodegenerative conditions, such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and ALS.”

 

Jeff’s story: In 2009, Jeff, a healthy 30 year old was prescribed Cipro for a minor infection. He took one round of Cipro (a mere twelve pills over a six day period) and shortly thereafter he entered the “fluoroquinolone Twilight Zone”; A ‘Dantaesque’ inferno of inexplicable pain, with bouts of escalating symptomology, replete with excruciating mental suffering. He’s been crippled and essentially bedridden ever since.

 

Fluoroquinolone Damage

1. Fluoride, the core component of fluoroquinolones, is a notorious neurotoxin. It easily crosses the blood-brain-barrier causing injury to the CNS (central nervous system).

 

2. They harm the mitochondria by interfering with the DNA (mtDNA) replication process, which causes mitochondrial damage and creates oxidative stress leading to cell dysfunction or death, which can cause cancer!

 

3. They kill cancerous cells as well as bacteria, but they also indiscriminately kill cells throughout the body including neurons and lymphocytes (immune system cells).

 

4. Fluoroquinolones are essentially chemotherapy drugs, causing many of the same side-effects as chemotherapy, including lower white blood cell counts.

 

5. Fluoroquinolones destroy connective tissue, especially tendons.

 

6. From ciproispoison.com: … Cipro-induced toxicity syndrome wreaks absolute havoc on every part of a person’s body–every tendon and joint in the body can become affected, every organ (including the brain), peripheral nervous system (resulting in severe and potentially permanent pain conditions, dystonia, muscle weakness or autonomic dysfunction), … long lasting or permanent central nervous system damage (including relentless insomnia, memory problems, random panic, depersonalization, psychosis), … and on and on… .

 

Sadly, a small but growing number of “floxed” victims are committing suicide to escape the constant pain, extreme neuropathy, insomnia, and disability from which death seems their only answer. Of course, many of these people are completely immersed in the mainstream medical system. That’s how they got floxed in the first place.

 

There could be solutions from experienced homeopaths or elsewhere outside Big Pharma’s medical monopoly. Meanwhile, avoid them regardless of what your doctor says. Fluoroquinolone antibiotics are not medicines. They are Russian roulette.

 

Paul Fassa is a contributing staff writer for REALfarmacy.com. His pet peeves are the Medical Mafia’s control over health and the food industry and government regulatory agencies’ corruption. Paul’s valiant contributions to the health movement and global paradigm shift are world renowned. Visit his blog by following this link and follow him on Twitter here.

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How Colloidal Silver Combats Harmful Organisms

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Two thousand years ago, the Greeks and Romans used silver containers to hold and protect perishable liquids against harmful organisms. Silver containers were used until the invention of refrigeration to protect food liquids — such as milk — from spoiling. Using silver in the medical setting came into practice about one hundred and fifty years ago as a means to protect against infection. It remained popular against harmful organisms until the advent of antibiotics.

 

What is Colloidal Silver?

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Oil of Oregano: A Powerhouse for the Alternative Medicine Cabinet

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Oregano is nature’s antibiotic. It may be one reason why people who eat a Mediterranean diet tend to live longer and healthier lives. Besides making pizza, pasta and salad taste great, the oil of the wild oregano plant has been shown to kill unwanted bacteria, fungus, yeast, parasites and viruses. It’s a powerful antihistamine. New research is finding that oil of oregano is as effective against colitis as prescription drugs without the harmful side effects. It is also able to regenerate liver cells. (more…)

Oregano – One of The Most Beneficial Spices For Our Health With 4 Times The Antioxidant Potency of Blueberries

Oregano is widely considered as nature’s antibiotic. It is an indispensable spice in Turkish, Greek, Portuguese, Spanish, Latin American and Italian cuisine, oregano is the must-have ingredient in tomato sauces and pairs well with capers and olives. It may be one reason why people who eat a Mediterranean diet tend to live longer and healthier lives. The oil of the wild oregano plant has been shown to kill unwanted bacteria, fungus, yeast, parasites and viruses and is a powerful antihistamine.

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Oregano is an important culinary and medicinal herb that has been used in medicine and cooking for thousands of years – with a number of health benefits. It is a species of Origanum, belonging to the mint family (Lamiaceae). (more…)

Everything About Colloidal Silver

Two thousand, three hundred years ago, Alexander The Great was surveying his battlefield and drinking water from silver urns. He knew nothing about bacteria, but he knew that silver containers have a seemingly miraculous way of keeping water fresh. Silver has been used for thousands of years in different forms for its health benefits. Throughout the middle ages, the wealthy gave their children silver spoons to suck upon to stave off illnesses. People have known about the benefits of silver for so long that it is incorporated into legends. Silver is the recommended agent for killing vampires, werewolves, and various forms of the so-called undead. According to ancient legend, a silver dagger was all that a knight needed to vanquish evil.

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The new history of silver is a falsified history. Silver was once used extensively by all health care practitioners as an antibiotic, anti-viral, and as an anti-microbial. Nothing worked better then, and nothing does now. The F.D.A. began its crusade against silver products in the 1930’s, because silver (as a natural substance) cannot be patented; but the organization’s antibiotic and vaccine industry partners were able to patent their wares. Under the Food and Drug Administration’s original name, The Bureau of Chemistry, its real mission was to legally protect the chemical industry by declaring toxic chemicals to be “generally recognized as safe”, and to eliminate the chemical industry’s competition through regulations. This history has likewise been obscured greatly in most modern historical texts, but the truth can be found in materials from its early period. (more…)

Herbal Antiseptic Oils Beats Disinfectant for Inhibiting Superbug Infections

Herbal Antiseptic Oils Beats Chemical for Inhibiting Superbug Infections

As the battle against superbugs like MRSA and other hospital-acquired infections rages on, researchers have determined that oils derived from plants outperform the antiseptic chlorhexidine and even ethanol in the inhibition of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

The researchers – from Australia’s Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital – tested a number of extracts derived from plants, including Tea Tree oil, Lemongrass oil, and Eucalyptus oil – against several of the most deadly antibiotic-resistant superbugs. These included Klebsiella pneumoniae, MRSA – methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus,  VRE – vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus, multi-drug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and ESBL-producing Escherichia coli. The testing was carried out in a laboratory. (more…)

Are Antibiotics Worth The Risk?

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Many people never stop to consider how antibiotics affect them and take them believing that the antibiotics will only do them good and there’s no harm or risk. This “harmless” drug however has created a global concern and it’s continued use is being questioned at all levels.

There is an overwhelming amount of evidence of the harm created by antibiotics and how irresponsibly they are handed out by the medical, osteopathic, and naturopathic professions. So why do people continue to accept their use? Part of the problem lies within society itself and the culture of medicine. Medical doctors have inaccurately been viewed as the upper echelon in the health community. If they consider them to be safe enough to hand out so freely, then they must be okay, is a common sentiment. The inability of the medical profession to make accurate assessments with most patients, however, is repeatedly demonstrated by the medical profession’s failures. A common statement that you’ll hear from medical doctors is how unprepared they are by their schooling and training to handle the majority of the patients that they see. Frank Lipman, MD states, “I was shocked that my training was not very helpful for at least three quarters of them.” (more…)