So antibiotics have been labeled as ecological marauders by Dr. Nigel Plummer. He’s a British microbiologist and expert on antibiotics and dysbiosis and also probiotic. So he has found that cephalosporin erythromycin families are capable of eliminating 99% of Lactobacillus species, the most common microorganisms, in our esophagus tube. By the way there is lactobacillus predominately in our esophagus as well as in our intestines, especially small intestine. Of course, we know that our bodies have the ability to recolonize afterwards after a bout of antibiotics but if you’re eating sugar and a toxic diet and you’ve had a lot of rounds of antibiotics that gets less and less possible.
Alexander Fleming who accidentally discovered penicillin, right, was quite honest in the early 1940s, mid-1940s. He cautioned people the misuse of penicillin could lead to mutant forms of bacteria resistant to the drug back in 1945, long time ago. So good for him and his honesty. He was already seeing this in his laboratory. So now we have MRSA, we’ve had MRSA for quite a while. In the 1950s, penicillin was 95% effective in killing staph aureus, 95% effective in the 1950s. Now we have methicillin resistant staph aureus, these little bugs have figured out how to be resistant to the methicillin. And so doctors and hospitals where these infections ran rampant, started using vancomycin.
Well then vancomycin started having a resistance to Staphylococcus. The vancomycin-resistant staph aureus bug, bacteria figured out how to thicken cell walls so that vancomycin couldn’t get in. And we know that MRSA infections are very dangerous, these are the flesh eating bacteria, so called necrotizing fasciitis where it eats away of the skin and the subcu tissue and even the organs, causes toxic shock syndrome and cause death. So it’s a very serious problem. So antibiotics aren’t the answer, they were in the ‘50s, they were amazing at first but as anything that’s toxic and synthetic, it won’t hold up in the long run, right? We know that, it just won’t hold up and it’s not holding up.
So nosocomial infections, hospital-induced infections, another one is the Clostridium difficile, this bacteria is resistant to antibiotics. This one is so pathogenic it literally peels off the lining of the intestine, very dangerous. I have a patient in Rhode Island. He’s 85 years old and he’s just gone through that. And we’ve got him back in good shape but he was in the hospital twice and almost died. So it results in a very explosive debilitating and often lethal form of diarrhea. So often what they use for Clostridium difficile is vancomycin, and that’s not working for Clostridium all the time now anyway and so sometimes they’ll use metronidazole which is Flagyl which nowadays has a warning label, has caused cancer in mice and rats. Literally that’s a dangerous drug to take, but it’s like, what is the biggest gun, what do we do now? If this doesn’t work, then what do we do? This is a very important study.
Antibiotics, overuse of antibiotics can cause cancer. This is a Washington State study, more than 10,000 women, there were exactly 2266 women older than 19 with primary invasive breast cancer and then they had this huge control group, 7953 random control group. And they found that women who have taken more courses of antibiotics have doubled the chances of getting breast cancer. I can’t tell you exactly how many rounds of antibiotics that was because it was based on the age. So it’s more a percentage thing but this is a very important study well-controlled study. There was only one other study before that, when you think about it, who’s going to fund these studies? It’s not like the drug companies are going to fund this.
So there was a Finland study in 1999 before that was reported in the British Journal of Cancer in 2000 and in Finland, they found that women with chronic urinary tract infections that took antibiotics a lot were much more prone to get cancer. And they even controlled for the urinary tract infection bacteria. So it wasn’t the bacteria, it was the antibiotic use.
So is Dr. Huggins here? Not yet. Well I love Hal Huggins because he says things so clearly. So in a recent Weston A. Price journal he said, antibiotics are not like John Wayne, right, and we feel that way and you hear patients say that sometimes like I am just going to break down, I am just going to take the antibiotic and get rid of it. And it does cause short-term usual decrease in symptoms but Dr. Huggins said when he fired at the bad guy John Wayne, the bad guy fell over dead, right? You’re going to kill the bug, when in fact, what happens in our body as the bacterium explodes, we don’t have the knowledge and wisdom of the immune system sending out macrophages and white blood cells and CD cells and quarantining and getting rid and eating up of the particular bacteria. We have an explosion, hundreds of bacterial endotoxins, fragments of the pathogenic bacteria and then the body must try to eliminate them.
So autoimmune disease is a result of this, giving so many antibiotics to the tissue just gets more and more congested and what happens with all these foreign proteins and foreign toxins and byproducts of chronic infection is that the tissue no longer recognizes itself. In autoimmune disease as you know is just epidemic. Now the Merck manual, our conventional medical manual we all have, we all study, has actually clearly said lupus interstitial nephritis, myasthenia gravis, it’s already admitted to several autoimmune diseases that are clearly the result of taking antibiotics. Now when you think about it, most autoimmune diseases are rather slow in coming, right? So these are just the ones that are obvious most of the time, who knows how somebody develops an autoimmune disease.