This Journal entry is an introductory writing with information on 2 important nutritional elements to use for health maintenance and disease prevention.
In March, 2012, I wrote a comprehensive Journal entitled “Vitamin D and the Silver Bullet.” This writing covered the use of a nano technology silver solution to use in the prevention and treatment of infectious disorders, and it also detailed pertinent facts to understand about the importance of using daily vitamin D to assist immune system health, as well as to assist general systemic health. The next 2 Journals will present separate writings about vitamin D and Silvercillin, and will replace this older writing.
In recent years there have been a number of writings which cover the use of nano particle silver solutions to enhance conventional antibiotic usage in achieving better outcomes in treatment of increasingly common antibiotic resistant bacterial strains.
An update of the now 4 year old Journal is appropriate in light of more emerging information. A division and re-posting of the old Journal sections on Silvercillin and vitamin D into the next 2 Journal writings will help spread out this information for better readability, assimilation, and fresh re-consideration in this time of changing bacterial ecosytems.
In these 2 Journal postings I’ll cover the science of a 4th generation nano particle silver solution known as Silvercillin, and then follow up in a subsequent Journal with updated information about the importance of using vitamin D on a daily basis.
Here is one description of the antibiotic issue, from the Alliance for Natural Health (ANH), dated June 14, 2016…Are Antibiotics Finished, with Millions of Casualties Coming?
The alarmist wording of the title of this article came directly from the director of the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
I recommend individualized vitamin D dosing for routine daily usage. Silvercillin may also be used routinely, especially by those who are susceptible to infections due to being immune-compromised for any reason, and may be at risk for developing infections. Both Silvercillin and vitamin D should be considered in times of possible future pandemics and plagues in our disturbed world.
In consideration of our probable inability to expeditiously access the conventional medical system in a large and serious crisis, a realistic possibility which most people in this culture do not want to acknowledge, it is prudent to practice a health maintenance and disease prevention approach. This is a relatively simple thing to do by assisting life style practices.
This requires that we cease doing things which endanger health while assisting practices which engender health. One way to consider health maintenance and practice is to learn about what it is that must be done to get out of the way of natural healing intelligence, a divine force which is operative at all times in our lives, and learn what to do to assist its presence and natural activity.
Global Epidemiologic Perspectives
Here are 3 supportive references which present perspectives about global epidemiologic concerns, from 2012 and 2013, for you to look into as your time and curiosity allow:
- A revealing article from the Alliance for Natural Health (ANH)…”Cancers, Infectious Diseases, and Lifestyle Illnesses: Why “Miracle Drugs” Are the Problem, Not the Solution” appears here, dated March 6, 2012.2
- An important related article is “Seven Climate Change Diseases to Ruin Your Monday” is seen here, dated August 6, 2012.3
- Another important article, “8 Scary Facts about Antibiotic Resistance” can be seen here, dated December 6, 2013.
The issue of resistant pathogenic microorganisms is becoming an increasingly serious concern as advanced generational antibiotics are marketed by pharmaceutical companies seeking profit. If these for profit drug companies truly cared about our health, they would alter their current course. All organisms are designed to evolve mutations in order to survive. The Big Pharma companies have skirted this bio-genetic fact of life long enough.
According to Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), antibiotic resistance is now a global health crisis. She said the problem is “reaching dangerously high levels” in all parts of the world and may lead to “the end of modern medicine as we know it.”
Here is a pertinent article which appeared in Scientific American which references her views.
The concern posed by super organisms which are evolving their presence into a wider global domain of activity is a major added concern. The most recently reported threat to be aware of involves the emergence of the MCR-1 gene, as described in this news brief article from the BBC.
An Old Surgical Perspective
The ongoing development and usage of more and stronger kinds of antiobiotics is a serious problem.
In my surgical past I used to do many bowel surgeries for all sorts of fascinating and difficult conditions. Such surgeries always involved the use of intraoperative and postoperative intravenous antibiotics to help prevent or to curb infections in the peritoneal cavity, and also to keep existing peritoneal infections from becoming systemic. When possible, as in elective bowel surgeries, oral antibiotics and bowel cleansings were employed to sterilize the bowel lumen as much as possible.
At that time in the curve of surgical history, in the 1980’s and early 1990’s, a particularly pesky gut pathogen known as Clostridium difficile was not a very common concern. C. difficile makes a particularly worrisome and virulent toxin which damages the gut lining, which results in toxic systemic effects.
As a few years went by, and we used more and stronger antibiotics, C. difficile began to emerge, and became a more common problem. The treatment for C. difficile is to stop the offending antibiotics and to use yet more antibiotics…a countering set of antimicrobials to knock down the C difficile strain.
These days the risk for the opportunistic C. difficile is increased if one is elderly or in an ICU, and is using acid blocking drugs. The use of perioperative antibiotics in one whose gut flora diversity and strength also increases risk.
And herein lies the problem…more and more types of antibiotics are developed and used in an effort to keep up with and to stay ahead of the microbiome’s evolutionary capabilty; a large biochemical intelligence which we do not understand very well. Bacterial resistance to new antibiotics is inevitable and inexorable.
An important preventative approach becomes the best way to reduce one’s need to use antibiotics. The best consideration is to simply enhance one’s gut ecology and diversity of healthy organisms and keep the natural balance intact. This will result in the kind of chemistry which the gut needs locally and the body needs systemically. A healthy gut flora will act as strong impedance to any opportunistic organisms’ chance to establish a toehold.
Antibiotics are uniformly toxic to gut health. There are a variety of other gut toxins which we ingest on a daily basis; such as glyphosate in GMO crops, as one example of many such toxins. The insecticide glyphosate has been classified by the World Health Organization in 2015 as a probable carcinogen. Many millions of tons of it are used annually on a global basis. It is damaging to gut health.
Physical and biochemical health and balance begin in the gastrointestinal tract.
It is important to reduce and avoid toxins while building gut integrity and chemistry through a healthy gut microbial diversity. A simple way to assist this development is by using probiotics and both soluble and insoluble fiber in one’s nutritional regimen. Other more targeted compounds are appropriate depending upon one’s conditions.
The following Designs for Health supplements will assist gastrointestinal health:
I would like to pose some effective recommendations for you in terms of a proactive preparation which you may have sensed from reading these articles.
We now have one very extraordinary, and very good, FDA approved alternative, to be considered in the next Journal; Silvercillin. This nano technology silver solution has been approved for hospital, industrial, and domestic use. It has been used in burn units, but not extensively enough in general hospital usage at this point. It appears that no bacterial resistance has been reported after years of its use.
Silvercillin and vitamin D may be 2 of the most important preventative and therapeutic resources one can acquire as part of one’s proactive preventative and preparedness efforts.
The nano particle silver solution Silvercillin could possibly prevent any and all pathogens, if used routinely, 1-2 ounces per day, during those times of any sort of perceived stress and/or exposure to pathogens. Vitamin D covers all concerns regarding general health, and should be used routinely on a daily basis.
Vitamin D usage probably trumps Silvercillin usage as the most important of the 2 compounds to use on a daily basis. This is because vitamin D influences about 3000 gene sites, and creates the kind of vital immune system which would neutralize all manner of infectious agents in the first place. Vitamin D regulates nearly every system in our biochemistry in a positive manner.
Your vitamin D level should be dosed into an optimal range per your genetic predispositions; a subject to be covered in the future updated vitamin D writing.
Silvercillin can be used in times of perceived pathogen threat, and obviously during the course of an established pathogen infection. I consider Silvercillin to be an important front-line and back-up treatment; a primary product to have in the medicine cabinet of our lives in this troubled world.
Silvercillin use in combination with conventional antibiotics enhances the effectiveness of those antibiotics in treating infections. Here is a sample article from Scientific American which reports on this important effect.
Other important nutritional supplements to consider obtaining are high quality and correctly formulated multivitamins, multi-minerals, omega fatty acids, probiotics, and other individually targeted nutritional supplements per your individual genetic mutation analysis. If you are over age 50, the usage of the adrenal hormones DHEA and Pregnenolone is also helpful if biochemical laboratory investigations support their usage.
An excellent herbal based formula for general immune system support is Immunitone Plus.
A multi-pack and multi formula product which contains Immunitone Plus as well as other supportive and synergistic products is the Immune Support Packets.
Polypharmacy is the now widespread practice of using many different pharmaceuticals at once by the same patient. There are always negative drug-drug interactions and the equally serious problem of drug-nutrient depletions.
Drug-nutrient depletions are the depletion of important chemicals, such as minerals, B Vitamins, and Coenzyme Q 10 (CoQ10), as common examples. Such depletions are caused by the metabolism of the drug in the body, which requires the nutrient, or by drug interference with nutrient production in the body. There are now books written on this issue of drug-nutrient depletion.
Most of today’s conventionally trained health care practitioners are not practiced at weaning patients off of polypharmacy regimens. My approach with clients is to educate them about how this can be safely done by reducing the polypharmacy via a safe weaning, while simultaneously improving the natural biochemistry via correctly formulated nutrition and lifestyle changes.
The purpose of the physician is to restore independence and self healing ability to the patient and to assist their growing knowledge, trust, and practice in developing their own healing intelligence and ability. Of course it would help if physicians would learn about this these principles in their own lives first.
I shall re-post the information on Silvercillin and vitamin D in coming days.
Thank you for reading.
Signing off from Crestone and Beyond.
- Special Report: One life, two organs, a $5.3 million bill–a tale of superbugs’ deadly costs…a story of human tragedy, antibiotic resistance microbes, and waste.
- Biofilms and Resistance
- Antibiotic Resistance is Accelerating Near Pharmaceutical Factories
- Dirt Don’t Hurt…the microbial diversity advantages of being exposed to dirt
- Botanicals to Ward Off the Bugs…good suggestions from Designs for Health
- Antibiotics and Mitochondria–You Need to Know This…Dr. David Perlmutter explains new evidence (8-15-2017) that common classes of antibiotics damage mitochondria and induce more reactive oxygen species and oxidative damage. The use of oral N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) as an antioxidant mitigates this damage.