Letter of the Day: Microbes having the last laugh
THE EDITOR, Sir:
Mankind has recently found itself on the losing side of a battle with microbes, including viruses, bacteria, fungi, and even the microscopically small life forms we have yet to observe. Because of false teachings and corrupt influences and greed, the pharmaceutical companies have seen the opportunity to make billions and have elevated man-made medicine to the position of a God. We are now suffering the consequences of this misguided approach.
Modern medicine is built on the slippery slope and foundation of the germ theory of disease. Any student of serious biological research will find an enormous amount of information that there is no such thing as a bad microbe. Those who are trained in modern medical schools to believe that they must focus on treating symptoms will always miss the mark, and cannot find a cure for any disease.
They have forgotten that the problem of disease does not stem from a bad microbe but from an imbalance in the human body caused by bad diet, exposure to dangerous chemical in foods through dangerous farming, food-production systems, cosmetics and stress, among other factors.
The world is being forced to put a false sense of hope in vaccines for all manner of virus-of-the-month diseases. Now the medical community is terrified about the research publication in November 2015 issue of Lancet about the emergence and spreading of antibiotic strains of microbes to the last hope of the medical community, the drug colistin. These strains and others are spreading through genetic transfer from one bacterium to another, and appearing in humans because of the increased use of these antibiotic drugs in rearing of pigs, cows, chickens and other livestock. There are many simple, affordable, natural approaches to safe production that can work. The use of glyphosate in agriculture is for any discussion.
The simple solution to these issues is to eliminate the use of these dangerous drugs and go back to the understanding of nature and natural techniques that has maintained our survival for thousands of years. If we understand that we have literally every microbe in our bodies, we will quickly understand the importance of maintaining balance.
Denmark and Holland have reduced or eliminate the use of antibiotics in farming without any negative impact on production. What are we doing in Jamaica? When are we going to stop swallowing hook line and sinker the suspicious guidelines and reports coming from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, and other agencies? So much to say, but so little space to say it.
We cannot fight nature and its many microscopic life forms. They will have the last laugh. Like mankind, they were given enormous survival intelligence by God. Are we waiting to hear the last words, "Sorry, we cannot do anything more for your infection."
EARL H. ANDERSON