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How The Word, “Infection” Could Change Your Life

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There are hundreds of headlines like these below on the Internet and within scientific literature. Notice that each has the word “infection” in its headline. The articles leave the reader wondering why the therapy prescribed for the infection, failed the patient later in life.  It’s a great question.

  • Ear infections can lead to meningitis, brain abscess and other neurological complications.
  • Why do short-lived lung infections lead to long-lasting lung damage?
  • How chronic infections can outsmart the immune system.
  • Gum infection may be a risk factor for heart arrhythmia, researchers find


Let me share with you a common thread that the medical community is not generally aware of, or these headlines would not exist.

The words “infection” and “bacteria” are medical synonyms. The chances are extremely high that if you present in a doctor’s office with an infection, you’re leaving with an antibiotic.  Antibiotics are poisons that kill tiny bacterial organisms in tiny doses. That is good.  But what if, as I believe, most infection are either “co-infections (bacteria and fungus),” or fungal infections?  Then antibiotics would become grossly overprescribed and perhaps be contributing to much human suffering. Simply put, antibiotics can fuel fungal infections (1).  So, a seemingly innocent antibiotic for an acute fungal prostate infection (yes, fungal prostatitis is very well documented-how I wish Urologists knew this), once fueled with an antibiotic, could become a very serious chronic fungal prostatitis condition.  Worse, with lack of knowledge of fungal prostate conditions, the now chronic prostatitis might be erroneously diagnosed as “antibiotic resistant prostatitis,” when, in fact, bacteria had nothing to do with this infection in the first place.

Antibiotics are fungal mycotoxins and as such, they are toxic to the brain, lungs, immune system and heart and every human tissue.  If those headlines above were treated with anti-fungal drugs, instead of anti-bacterial drugs, I doubt that they would be headlines at all.  Always talk to your Dr about ruling out a fungal infection before handing you an antibiotic.  Confused?  Read this CDC article;

Research and References

1. ScienceDaily: Antibiotics can lead to fungal infection because of disruption to the gut’s immune system — ScienceDaily


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