Antibiotic-induced gastric cancer is not something that you typically hear about, but get ready to as more and more cases are happening as a result of antibiotic use. Doctors in Korea are stating that H. pylori, the number one risk factor for gastric cancer, has developed increased resistance to antibiotics, setting the stage for a greater number of untreatable stomach cancers.

It’s already a well-established fact that antibiotics induce the development of fungal candida infections, which then lead to ulcersgastritiscancer, and a host of other diseases and conditions. The likelihood that someone could get cancer increases two-fold as both antibiotics, and the subsequent fungal infections that they create, are both linked to causing cancer. Add to this the fact that the bacterial infection H. pylori is the strongest risk factor for stomach cancers and the outlook doesn’t look to promising.

While antibiotics are the main choice for medical doctors when it comes to treat H. pylori, the use of antibiotics creates fungal candida and rebound H.pylori infections that are now antibiotic resistant. As Dr. Morgan Scott, a Professor at Texas A&M University puts it, “As you use more and more antibiotics, you will have fewer and fewer bacteria that are susceptible,” he said. “My use today will diminish in some way your use in the future; these are the economics of a finite resource. 

If we look at the the two main theories on the development of cancer, we have one side stating that it’s genetic (DNA) and the other side saying it’s mitochondrial. Regardless of which side you choose to support, you’ll find antibiotics as a cause of cancers on both sides. Antibiotics have been shown to damage the DNA, mitochondria, lipids, and proteins of the cells of our body.

Antibiotic resistance is considered to be one of the top three threats to human health on the planet. We can now add stomach cancer to the list of antibiotic-induced cancers and diseases. As Dr. Scott points out, “We always need to seek alternatives to antibiotics because of the documented potential for any antibiotic to select for resistance to almost any other antibiotic.”

For years, experts and authorities have been warning us that the antibiotic era is coming to and end. The end is now here. In spite of all this, doctor’s prescribing habits have not changed. Antibiotic usage has increased over 36% in the last 10 years, most of it unnecessary. Worldwide, over 2 million people will die as a result of antibiotic resistance, more than those killed by AIDS.

Antibiotic usage creates imbalances within the body that need to be corrected. Taking N-acetylcysteine can help to minimize and avoid some of the cellular damage created by antibiotics. Reversing the damage after having taken antibiotics can diminish or avoid long-term complications that may not show up for years.

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Dr. Jeffrey S. McCombs, DC, is founder of the McCombs Center for Health, the Candida Plan, the Candida Library, and author of Lifeforce and The Everything Candida Diet Book.

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