Beginning back in the 1990s, “experts” have been warning about the inevitable failure of antibiotics as a low risk treatment for infection. Then in 2012 Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) began to give her warnings that antibiotics were becoming more and more ineffective for certain diseases and infections, and worse, actually triggering some superbugs. In October 2015, addressing the G7 Health Ministries Meeting, Chan stated:
“The rise of antimicrobial [antibiotic] resistance is a global health crisis. Medicine is losing more and more mainstay antimicrobials [antibiotics] as pathogens develop resistance. Second-line treatments are less effective, more costly, more toxic, and sometimes extremely difficult to administer…
Superbugs haunt hospitals and intensive care units all around the world. Gonorrhoea is now resistant to multiple classes of drugs. An epidemic of multidrug-resistant typhoid fever is rolling across parts of Asia and Africa. Even with the best of care, only around half of all cases of multidrug- resistant tuberculosis can be successfully cured. With few replacement products in the pipeline, the world is heading towards a post-antibiotic era in which common infections will once again kill.
This will be the end of modern medicine as we know it. If current trends continue, sophisticated interventions, like organ transplantation, joint replacements, cancer chemotherapy, and care of pre-term infants, will become more difficult or even too dangerous to undertake.”
"Things as common as strep throat or a child's scratched knee could once again kill!" [Or even an insect bite like the one above]
Are you worried?
You may have caught the news headline (May 27, 2016) of the first U.S. case of complete antibiotic resistance even to Colistin, considered the last resort in the antibiotic treatment of dangerous “superbugs”. The case involved a 49-year-old Pennsylvania woman with a urinary tract infection, who had not traveled within the prior five months. The Director for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Tom Frieden prophesied:
“It basically shows us that the end of the road isn’t very far away for antibiotics — that we may be in a situation where we have patients in our intensive care units, or patients getting urinary-tract infections for which we do not have antibiotics…I’ve been there for TB patients. I’ve cared for patients for whom there are no drugs left. It is a feeling of such horror and helplessness.”
"It is dangerous and we would assume it can be spread quickly, even in a hospital environment if it is not well contained," said Dr. Gail Cassell, a microbiologist and senior lecturer at Harvard Medical School.
In the United States, hospital born infections add up to over 2 million cases annually (3 per minute) and accounted for 80,000 deaths in 2000, and now up to 110,000 deaths (12.6 deaths per hour)
Are you worried now? Like Tom Frieden, will you throw your hands up in the air and cry, “The sky is falling, the sky is falling!”
What was once the song and dance of the healthcare industry has become its funeral dirge. Who is to blame for the inevitable demise of the once praised miracle drug? Firstly doctors, then hospitals, for over prescribing antibiotics 30% of the time, and also the animal feed industry. Now they are singing the eulogy, not only for the loss of a chief line of treatment of infections, but also a significant part of their income - which may explain why the CDC considers it the most misprescribed drug in America? Why do they carry a warning on the CDC website telling doctors not to use antibiotics to treat viral infections? Surely all doctors know antibiotics have no effect on viral infections of any kind. How is it that healthcare “professionals” need to be educated by the CDC not to use antibiotics for viral infections? Why do people naively continue to place their confidence in those doctors who can so easily be bought for the price of a free meal?
The antibiotic resistant bacteria that made the headlines was first seen in pigs in China. Now it has been found in pigs in America. The USDA & NIH reported that testing of hundreds of livestock and retail meats turned up the same colistin-resistant bacteria in a sample from a pig intestine in the United States. The USDA assures us it is working to identify the farm the pig came from.
Now you are worried, right?
While this case is tied to a particular strain of E. coli bacteria that carries the antibiotic resistant gene mcr-1, how is it that the Directors of the WHO and CDC do not know that it has long been proven that many dangerous bacteria do not thrive in the presence of charcoal. In fact, activated charcoal not only adsorbs the toxins and endotoxins associated with certain deadly microbes, it can also incapacitate them by “magnetizing” them to their surface. This is not new science.
According to a joint research team from Japan’s University of Osaka Prefecture and Okayama University, refined activated charcoal has been found to be able to absorb the O157:H7 strain of E. coli bacteria and its toxin that causes food poisoning. (Food & Drink Weekly, Oct 9, 2000) Again:
“Charcoal effectively adsorbs the toxins that are released on infection from diphtheria, tetanus, and dysentery bacteria. In one study a 10% solution of diphtheria toxin was exposed to charcoal for one hour. The clear liquid was then injected under the skin of a guinea pig. There were no adverse effects at all. But the control animal died within forty-eight hours when give only 1% as much toxin.
Similar results were obtained with tetanus and dysentery toxins. Researchers have also demonstrated unmistakable evidence that activated charcoal prevents the expected toxic effects of endotoxins normally released by Vibrio cholerae and Escherica coli. Once again, science has verified in the lab what the eclectic health worker has already discovered in the field. Namely, that charcoal, in conjunction with established nursing practices, should be, in certain cases, a preferred remedy in emergency or primary care.” CharcoalRemedies.com The Complete Handbook p. 166
Here is a case of IV antibiotic failure in a hospital and the miraculous results when charcoal was substituted.
This man is in a hospital in Nepal. He developed an infection from a simple insect bite that progressed to a massive skin wound on his left chest with a penetrating opening through the ribs to where you could actually see his heart beating. Dr. Frank (MD), a visiting physician from America, taught the staff how to spread activated charcoal jelly on the wound and cover with wet gauze twice daily to adsorb the bacteria and toxins. This man had been on IV antibiotics and continued to worsen for about 3 months in the hospital, until the staff were taught how to apply charcoal. On his return six months later, the Medical Director of the hospital told Dr Frank that the patient had rapidly cleared within about six weeks, with closing of the wound and return to his home village. Talk about miraculous. At no time in their history have antibiotics ever achieved such dramatic results. Meanwhile...
Some drug experts are crying, "We may soon be facing a world where CRE [super bacteria] infections are untreatable." (Lance Price, director of the Antibiotic Resistance Action Center and a George Washington University professor), and that we are at the “cliff’s edge” of the “abyss that lies before us”. Meanwhile the eclectic health minded individual is not left without hope. Along with charcoal, there are many simple and natural products of nature that are safe and can effectively treat bacterial infections, and are both affordable and available somewhere within reach. You do not have to be wealthy to be healthy!
For example, activated charcoal works well, in conjunction with some simple hydrotherapy, for the treatment of cellulitis. But so will steamed cabbage leaves. Activated charcoal has often been used to manage infected wounds, but so has tree resin. Charcoal is part of the protocol in the German army for treating second degree burn infections, but the doctors who traveled with Alexander the Great on his military campaigns used the aloe vera plant…
On the other hand, drugs are all toxic to one degree or another, including antibiotics, and they are expensive (so says WHO Director Margaret Chan) and one is tempted to believe you do have to be wealthy to be healthy. What are we to do?