What's next if all antibiotics fail?

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  • NeilT Clearfield, UT
    Jan. 3, 2014 10:38 p.m.

    I used to get infections easily. The doctor would prescribe antibiotics and I would stop talking them as soon as the symptoms cleared up. I finally figured out that you have to take the whole bottle even when you feel better. This would keep me from getting sick again. Antibiotics work when used properly

  • iron&clay RIVERTON, UT
    Jan. 1, 2014 11:33 a.m.

    Back in October and November, I had a sinus infection with serious pain and swelling that would not go away through change of diet alone.

    I started taking a natural antibiotic herb every two hours and was completely healed of the pain and swelling symptoms of the sinus infection in just two days.

    Whole plants that have natural antibiotics are sure miraculous.

    What we need is a whole lot more of prudence, judgement and skill using the potent whole plants/roots/leaves.

    We need more revelation (D&C 89) and less regulation.
    The above revelation was very specific about the tobacco plant.
    Can we have more inspiration, information and scientific study about the use of other whole natural plants without AMA/big pharma control?

  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    Jan. 1, 2014 8:25 a.m.

    America is 5% of the world population and takes 80% of the prescription drugs. Forest Gump had it right when he would ask; are you on any medications I should know about. Keep your blood clean by pasteurizing [exercising], homogenizing [sun shine vitamin D] and maintaining the Ph. should save a lot on pills.

  • JSB Sugar City, ID
    Dec. 31, 2013 2:54 p.m.

    I believe in maintaining a healthy lifestyle but it is interesting that the great influenza of 1918 killed the healthiest people first. On the other hand, when I was in the army I worked at a medical lab and got very sick a couple of times shortly after I started working there. Most the people who worked there had the same experience. Then I didn't get a contagious disease again the whole two years I was in the army and for several years after that. I think our antibody titre from many small exposures was so high that our bodies would kill of any invasive organisms before they had a chance to cause a disease.

    Maybe a nasal spray could be developed that has a lot of different killed microorganisms. Then our bodies could naturally develop greater immunity through regular use of the spray.

  • Oatmeal Woods Cross, UT
    Dec. 31, 2013 1:16 p.m.

    Northern and JT4:

    Antibiotics literally saved my life. I was a healthy and active 38-year old who got slammed with bacterial pneumonia. While healthy living is vital and too often overlooked, there are many normally healthy people who would not be around today without the skilled use of antibiotics.

  • JT4 Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 31, 2013 10:51 a.m.

    @Northern: I would add to that getting sufficient sleep. I find that when I do all of those things, I don't get sick--which is quite amazing because I have a long history of getting sick rather easily otherwise.

    I am also trying to grow more and more of my own food. Organic or otherwise, I know I'm better off when I source food from from my own garden. We talk about dependency on foreign oil, but being dependent on others for your food is ultimately not a great position to be in either.

  • iron&clay RIVERTON, UT
    Dec. 31, 2013 10:36 a.m.

    We should not allow the AMA and their parent industry of pharmaceutical companies to proscribe the United States citizens of their right to have access to all information about, and access to the natural herbs that are naturally growing in our hemisphere.

    Colorado opened the door on this subject with the legalization of a natural herb to all.
    Now, the each state government using Colorado as a precedent should kick the door wide open by outlawing the control of medicines by the big pharma/AMA monopoly.

    There would have been no need for the federal government mandating that the people of the US have to purchase 'obamacare' insurance if the overpriced and overrated big pharma/AMA monopoly had not created the expensive crises.

  • docbaird Lehi, UT
    Dec. 31, 2013 10:34 a.m.

    It seems to me like we are asking the wrong question. The reason that we get sick is not due to a lack of antibiotics... We get sick because of a compromised immune system. We should be having the discussion about how do we boost the immune system, then the "need" for antibiotics will decrease to the point where they will be functional again. As long as we look outside the body to create health we will continue to fight the loosing battle that our Health Care System is fighting. The body knows how to heal itself...so give it what it needs and most of the time it will function magnificently.

  • 1.96 Standard Deviations OREM, UT
    Dec. 31, 2013 9:54 a.m.

    I have a board game called "Pandemic" -- I thought it was based on fiction... :)

    Even if medical advances cannot keep up with this problem, at least we have the priesthood and the gift of healing we can depend on. The scriptures also tell of devastating plagues as a sign of the second coming of Christ, and I wonder if this problem may play a role in that.

    Stay true to the faith and stand in holy places.

  • SamSmith Bronx, NY
    Dec. 31, 2013 9:27 a.m.

    The easiest way to slow antibiotic resistance is to stop giving it to health animals.

  • Hank Jr Draper, UT
    Dec. 31, 2013 8:30 a.m.

    And to top it off, we're stuck with ObamaCare.

  • Thid Barker Victor, ID
    Dec. 31, 2013 7:52 a.m.

    We get the government and ambulance chasing lawyers out of the way and allow private pharm companies to invent new antibiotics and allow them a profit incentive to do so! No profit, no research, no research, no new discoveries.

  • Gail Fitches Layton, UT
    Dec. 31, 2013 7:07 a.m.

    First of all, I personally do not trust the AMA. People need to do research into them. They admit our military members are used for vaccine experimentation, and also that they want to make it mandatory for all people to be involved in vaccine trials. They also stuck up for post birth abortion, killing a child, up to the age of 4. With that being said, I took chemical and biological warfare for 12 years, and I watched MRSA, one of the most deadly flesh eating drug resistant bacterias kill my Mother. I believe that these drug resistant bacterias and viruses have been created in a laboratory, to be made drug resistant. I will never forget when an ointment for MRSA was contaminated with MRSA and taken off the market. Our food and water now has MRSA in it. Do some research on this. Being as vaccine are biological blood products, mixing different species blood and diseases into us, I believe that has created an entire host of diseases, including drug resistant diseases. The same thing with genetically modified foods, inserting DNA from other species. We are not talking about cross breeding.

  • Northern Logan, UT
    Dec. 31, 2013 1:05 a.m.

    Eat organic foods, don't eat suger or drink soda or eat at fast food joints, drink lotsa of water and excersise and guess what, you don't need antibiotics or a flu shot.

    My last dr visit to any Dr, this one happened to be an IHC Dr. Was in 2006. He stated antibiotics only help 2/10 people.

  • JSB Sugar City, ID
    Dec. 30, 2013 9:21 p.m.

    This is a disaster waiting to happen and when it does, it could be catastrophic. Someone carrying a disease can get on an airplane and pass it on to everyone on the plane. These people then infect others as they go on to their different destinations. The problems is compounded because so much of the world is overcrowded increasing the number of human contacts. If the incubation period is just a few days, the disease could be world wide before medical professionals are even aware that there is a problem. Then, how long will it take to develop some kind of treatment--if a treatment can be found.

    Not only do physicians need to be more restrained in prescribing antibiotics, but the agriculture industry (dairy, chickens, hogs, etc.) administers antibiotics without restraint. Bacteria developed in these animals can be easily passed to humans.

    The film "Contagion" wasn't very well done but the premise illustrated the problem we could be dealing with. Only, it would probably be far worse.