Host: Cat Ellis “The Herbal Prepper Live”
When antibiotics were introduced in the 1940’s, many in the medical world believed that humans had finally conquered bacterial infections. Once serious infections were now treated easily with just a few pills. It was a great achievement of modern medicine.
Bacteria, it turns out, are more resilient than anyone ever expected. They possess unique and efficient methods of adapting, resisting, and communicating that resistance to other bacteria. The bacteria not only develop resistance to one antibiotic, but seem to also anticipate future attacks from different antibiotics. Bacteria are sharing survival information. This has given rise to a so-called, “Superbugs” that resist even the strongest antibiotic drugs known to man.
Antibiotic resistance comes from overuse of antibiotics, as well as low-dose applications of antibiotics. Both conditions run rampant in the Industrial Farming model. Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) could not operate without the use of antibiotics to accommodate for the filth these animals live in, as well as their low-dose use to “fatten” the animals. Continue reading Herbal Antibiotics!