Are your bacteria smarter than your doctor? Absolutely!
Some bacteria are naturally resistant to antibiotics. This comes from past exposures and the subsequent development of resistance. These bacteria are called persisters. They are unaffected by all antibiotics, and theoretically lie dormant in the body.1
Other bacteria develop resistance as soon as they are exposed to antibiotics. This has been known for over 70 years. Experts have warned about the end of the antibiotic era for at least 15 years and are now proclaiming that it is here.
Dr. Arjun Srinivasan, associate director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, has stated — “We’re here. We’re in the post-antibiotic era. There are patients for whom we have no therapy.”2
Now, a predicted average of 10 million people a year will soon die as a result of antibiotic resistance. Thought Ebola was bad? This is much worse. 3
Overuse of antibiotics is one of the main causes. Doctors routinely overuse and abuse antibiotics. The Chief Medical Officer for the UK, Dame Sally Davies, states that, “There is evidence that some GPs are dishing out more than they need to for medical clinical disease. ‘We’ve clearly got it wrong, and I would argue that GPs do need more training. If we don’t take action, deaths will go up and up and modern medicine as we know it will be lost.”
It would be nice if doctors read the science on antibacterial resistance, or even just the daily headlines would do, but that doesn’t seem to be the case as antibiotic prescriptions are increasing, not decreasing. “The number of antibiotic prescriptions increased by 32% in community settings by non-GPs such as dentists, while prescriptions for inpatients in hospitals rose by 12%.”4
Of course, the MDs blame the patients for holding their feet to a blazing fire until they succumb and write prescriptions for antibiotics. A few of the MDs with integrity actually accept the blame and studies show that it isn’t the patients fault, in case anyone had a doubt about this.5
Bacteria are smarter than doctors. They have had millions of years more experience in this area than doctors have had with antibiotics. Mother Nature has been challenging bacteria with safer forms of antibiotics for years.
In comparison, man’s antibiotics are a mutant, Frankenstein-like imitation that are pieced together in an attempt to imitate Mother Nature, but instead end up wreaking havoc all across the planet.
Just as Nero played his violin while Rome burned, so to do doctors continue to overprescribe antibiotics while millions die.
So why do doctors continue to prescribe antibiotics in the face of dire warnings and a mounting body count? Simple, they have no other answers. It’s not as if they had a thousand other safe choices, like say a holistic healthcare practitioner does. Sadly, it’s practically the only thing they have to offer. They belittle and ostracize anything and everything that isn’t “medicine”.
So, yes, bacteria are smarter than doctors, but are they smarter than a 4-year old? That’s another blog post.
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.