[ExI] Human health catastrophe, was Re: Book on Parasites

Jeff Davis jrd1415 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 12 20:54:20 UTC 2019

A bit of good news to brighten your day.

In referencing the microbial community, rather than the disparaging term
'parasites', perhaps 'inventory' or 'resource' might be more apt.

In1942, the 'miracle' drug penicillin launched the antibiotic era.  In the
ensuing ninety years, the development of new antibiotics, their
ever-increasing use promoted by the tragically misguided notion that
"bacteria are bad, and antibiotics are good", has ***POISONED*** the human
microbiome worldwide.  Combined with the sterilization of the human living
environment, this has resulted in a worldwide human health catastrophe.

The lower bowel is an immune system organ, containing 90% (I've read this,
but can't vouch for the numbers) of the cells of the human immune system.

The human body is an ecosystem. The microbiome is a vital part of that
system that has co-evolved with its host organism, over the 650 million
years since the Cambrian explosion, so as to maintain the host in an
****optimal**** state of health.

I would suggest that the plague of ***ALL*** the 'mysterious' auto-immune
diseases with 'unknown' causes -- asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, MS,
obesity/type2 diabetes -- along with those gastrointestinal disorders --
Crohn's disease, IBS, ulcerative colitis, and C. diff infections(proven) --
are the result of the destruction of the human microbiome by the widespread
use of antibiotics.  And this has been worsened by the sterilization of the
human living space -- particularly urban -- which clears out the natural
microbial population, preventing both the initial colonization of the young
and limiting opportunity for subsequent recolonization following antibiotic

The bad news is that nearly the entire human world population, excepting
primitive peoples too remote for access to modern medicine, have had, or
are on course to having, their health massively damaged.  The good news is
that both the prevention and quite possibly the cure for this human health
catastrophe, is cheap, easy, and immediately at hand. It is not beyond
hoping that humanity could be poised on the brink of an unprecedented
lifting of the burden of all manner of quality-of-life-destroying disease.

If you poll the list of references in the paper linked below, you will find
that the preponderance of research on the microbiome has taken place in
only the last dozen or so years.  This is, astonishingly, only just
recently a "Eureka! moment" for human health science.

I am hopeful of the very real possibility of huge near term improvements in
human health/quality of life, accompanied by improved prosperity from
substantial reductions in health care costs: health care costs for healthy
people are way less than for sick people.  (Well, duh!)

An ecological and evolutionary perspective on human–microbe mutualism and



There is a great deal more to this story, and here is where it almost goes
into ye olde conspiracy theory.  In 2013, the FDA issued a decision
prohibiting any licensed health care professional from administering either
the cure or the preventive protocol.  Do you believe it?!  It seems like
the FDA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the big pharma and the health
insurance business, and they want to protect their revenue stream ***BY
KEEPING EVERYONE SICK!!***.  I don't think it's intentional, but rather a
confirmation of Upton Sinclair's observation:

"*It is difficult to get a man to understand
<https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Understand> something, when his salary
depends upon his not understanding it!*"

Good luck, Jeff Davis

          "Everything's hard till you know how to do it."
                                                Ray Charles
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