[ExI] Human health catastrophe, was Re: Book on Parasites
William Flynn Wallace
foozler83 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 12 21:22:28 UTC 2019
In referencing the microbial community, rather than the disparaging term
'parasites', perhaps 'inventory' or 'resource' might be more apt. Jeff
On Tue, Mar 12, 2019 at 3:59 PM Jeff Davis <jrd1415 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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