The biofilm life cycle in three steps: attachment,
growth of colonies (development), and periodic
detachment of planktonic cells.
There is little doubt that we live in a complex environment with more things to think about then we care to list. Due to my recent bout with Lyme disease and an earlier run-in with MRSA I was forced to become informed about some new topics. I am going to be the proverbial Boll Weevil and throw one more issue into your life you need to be aware of: BIO-FILMS.
Lyme disease Herpes
MRSA Staph Hepatitis
Fibromyalgia HIV and Aids
Chronic Fatigue Shingles
Above is a list of the bacteria that are considered to be in a class of human disease that is able to protect itself from antibiotics by enveloping itself in an impermeable layer, ie: bio-film. I am sure you have heard of many of them. The standard treatment for many of these ailments is large doses of antibiotics for long periods of time. The problem with this treatment is that this class of diseases are able to hide behind a wall of fibrin and debris and simply uncloaks to do their damage when the drug regimen has ended. The prescribing of antibiotics may be repeated numerous times thus destroying the body’s natural flora which makes the body more vulnerable each time the drugs are used. A simple analogy is your backyard garden. If you are foolish enough to spray your garden with a herbicide, take notice of the first things that grows back: weeds! Your gut is very similar, when you kill all the good natural bacteria in your stomach by taking antibiotics, guess what grows back first, the bad bacteria! This is why it is important to take a probiotic in conjunction with antibiotics. I could go on and on about this topic but a simple click on the link below will get you started in a possible cure for some of these diseases.
The link below is only one viewpoint on this problem but it seems to reflect a general consensus of the new thinking on these old problems. If you call this company and ask to speak to Allen, he is a wealth of information on this subject. This is one of many articles I have written on health as I am learning slowly about the life skills of eating and caring for the body. It is up to you to learn and understand the health issues you face through life and although the medical community is often times the answer to your problem, in the new world there is a plethora of information available to you. If you have questions on this topic, please respond to the blog. If you do not wish your information to be published, I will honor your request. If you do not wish to use this site you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Live long and prosper!