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Antibiotic-resistant infections spread through Europe
The world is being driven towards the "unthinkable scenario of untreatable infections", experts are warning, because of the growth of superbugs resistant to all antibiotics and the dwindling interest in developing new drugs to combat them.
Reports are increasing across Europe of patients with infections that are nearly impossible to treat. The European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC) said yesterday that in some countries up to 50 per cent of cases of blood poisoning caused by one bug â€“ K. pneumoniae, a common cause of urinary and respiratory conditions â€“ were resistant to carbapenems, the most powerful class of antibiotics.
Across Europe, the percentage of carbapenem-resistant K. pneumoniae has doubled from 7 per cent to 15 per cent. The ECDC said it is "particularly worrying" because carbapenems are the last-line antibiotics for treatment of multi-drug-resistant infections....
Compare the nutritional value of an egg from a tormented chicken stuffed in a wire cage, with his face crammed into a wire for life after having its beak burned off, v. a free range chicken having access to healthy foods.
fermented foods, as traditionally eaten around the world have vitamin k, lactic acid good for digestion--
wholesome, balanced diet as lined out in scriptures and practiced by those who like Adam would till the ground.
nothing can replace indiv's and communities growing food and being stewards of the land----mass food production will lead to putting limits on people----gmo grains that crosspollinate the lands and eliminate the natural seed, and eliminating meat from diet--a recipe for synthetic drug dependence and dishealth......just like the abortionist/doctor told me would happen.
John UK wrote: Thank you bro, I'm on to it. I also like the idea of a free online Good Food Book written by Dr Mirkin, which I shall avidly read and hopefully benefit from. Here's to Good Health, Good Witnessing, Good Fellowship!
His quote I enclosed has some authority as he doesn't recommend meat or very little due to saturated fats, but recommends fish.
So if not a meat eater then he doesn't have to push the PH thing like some folk you will read, so why does he say it is a myth!
I'll read his FREE book as well.
Free, eh? That is unusual
Catch you in a week unless the toplap is hopefully dexif
Ryle J C wrote: "If you hear someone say that your body is too acidic and you should use their product to make it more alkaline, you would be wise not to believe anything else the person tells you."Dr Mirkin
Thank you bro, I'm on to it. I also like the idea of a free online Good Food Book written by Dr Mirkin, which I shall avidly read and hopefully benefit from.
Here's to Good Health, Good Witnessing, Good Fellowship!
John UK wrote: 10. Love one another. And if anyone has any knowledge of some research proving that it makes no difference to cancer prospects whether the body is PH alkaline or PH acidic (largely affected by meat-eating), please inform me immediately, that I may not be misinformed by certain that have told me otherwise. Thank you.
An interesting quackwatch quote:
'You should not believe that it matters whether foods are acidic or alkaline, because no foods change the acidity of anything in your body except your urine. Your stomach is so acidic that no food can change its acidity. Citrus fruits, vinegar, and vitamins such as ascorbic acid or folic acid do not change the acidity of your stomach or your bloodstream'
"If you hear someone say that your body is too acidic and you should use their product to make it more alkaline, you would be wise not to believe anything else the person tells you."Dr Mirkin
It rather depends on which ungodly Doctor or Scientist we choose to believe, unless some Godly Doctor or Scientist can explain why the above Dr Mirkin is not correct?
Apart from eating a healthy diet, there are several other things which a person would need to do in order to increase their health:
1. Do NOT smoke cigarettes. 2. Do NOT drink alcohol. 3. Do NOT drink chemicalised tap water. 4. Avoid WHEREVER POSSIBLE, medication from a pharmaceutical company. 5. Do NOT live a sedentary lifestyle - get exercise. 6. Get enough sunshine on the whole body. 7. Ensure plenty of fresh air, especially at night. 8. Ensure good night's sleep. 9. Avoid stress. 10. Love one another.
And if anyone has any knowledge of some research proving that it makes no difference to cancer prospects whether the body is PH alkaline or PH acidic (largely affected by meat-eating), please inform me immediately, that I may not be misinformed by certain that have told me otherwise.
JPW, one of the best defenses against disease spread, anywhere is the washing of hands, something that I believe that British hospitals are pushing, so your comments about some common sense hygienic behaviors is correct.
Perhaps a more neutral article on GM foods can be found here, Are Biotech Foods Safe to Eat?, which doesn't have the scare tactics of conspiracy mongers, but still isn't all that friendly to GM products. It gave one example which was a menace to human health.
What isn't mentioned in the article is that many animals we eat are treated with antibiotics with the shotgun technique, and with overdosing the animals besides. We gain immunity to antibiotics through the meat we eat. Some in the agricultural community do realize this problem, but one might wonder if enough is being done about this.
Turn your front and/or back yard into a garden during the next growing season, it will keep the wife out of mischief, and home grown food is better for you, or if nothing else can be fresher and thus taste better.
Ryle J C wrote: Whilst a healthy diet is obvious Psalm 90.10 tells us that few will live beyond the age of 70...
Very true. It is also very true that a majority of folks die unnaturally, and in great pain, and very prolonged. And this statistic will increase as natural foods become a thing of the past.
I buy carrots for juicing, but how were those carrots grown? The natural way, so that they are full of nutrients? Not at all. Same for tomatos, cucumbers, and all the rest.
God has given us a splendid immune system, which must be maintained for it to work properly.
The most lucrative car park income in the UK comes from the hospitals - FULL every day. It behoves Christians, who are "supposed" to have more wisdom than the ungodly, to work out why this is. Or at least to think about it, instead of coming out with cliches and trite spiritual comments instead of living in the real world.
I'm not grumbling, nor am I claiming to know much. Just hoping that somethings I say might prevent you or your loved ones dying a painful and long, lingering death.
Sure, the effects of The Fall are part and parcel of all this, but just as conversion remakes the person in character, so a healthy lifestyle can reverse some of the effects of The Fall.
Whilst a healthy diet is obvious Psalm 90.10 tells us that few will live beyond the age of 70, we can be sure that even the healthiest diet gives no imunity against all sickness and illness. Jesus healed many sicknesses and it would be debatable to say such diseases were due to a poor diet when junk food as we know it was unknown. Jesus tells us that food cannot defile us, only the evil heart within Mark 7: 13-23. The evil heart is the biggest killer sin causing â€˜Anxietyâ€™ one of the biggest killers amongst teenagers http://www.depression-guide.com/depression-teen-suicide.htm
Anxiety the Silent Killer http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=101003151620
Malaria is still one of the worldâ€™s biggest killers and a healthy diet isnâ€™t the remedy but a (ungodly) Doctor might be God's instrument to help prevent such http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/physical_health/conditions/malaria1.shtml
The late Victorians had a healthier diet http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1049130/They-healthier--lived-longer-So-copy-Victorian-diet.html
jpw wrote: Neil, how would you propose to prove cause? ...If the streets are wet and everyone saw the rain and you heard it hit your roof, wouldn't that be enough for you?
I wouldn't presume to try. I could only speculate, which is what that article is doing. Same goes for rain, for senses are deceitful and not trustworthy. Maybe a water main broke, or the rain fell only over my roof and not the street. Rainfall can be highly localized, at least here in Tucson.
Correlation & causation are different things, yet it is the attempt to connect effect with cause that is illogical. This is not merely an issue with post-modernism; it has been a problem since the Greek philosophers which has only gotten worse in the modern era because it is so often ignored by people who should know better.
An example: "If it rains, the streets get wet; the streets are wet, therefore, it rained." This is a classic fallacy committed by any empirical scientist who claims some effect is caused by some agent. It might possibly be true, but it can NEVER be proven so categorically. Only God knows all possibilities & causes.
So I am not compelled to believe that certain bacteria are the CAUSE of Alzheimer's, or any other disease for that matter. They may only accompany the condition. Causality is a very difficult philosophical problem that even the atheist Bertrand Russell acknowledged. The Germ Theory is nice & plausible, but, like Darwinism, it is ONLY a theory, a model (never a Law) of how nature works which is not an indisputable fact.
Neil, all good points today. Much of medicine at this point is post-modern, post-rational. Logic is essential to science. Assuming you are correct, doesn't make you correct. Most of the irrationality has a "cause", but the lowest rung medical student just believes what they are told.
And causation and correlation are two entirely different things.
As for Alz/Lyme there are many ways to infer cause, through testing, through trial---if multiple avenues with multiple people brings consistent correlation, and if people are getting better, than cause can be made. Pre and post blood work, for instance, can show decrease of infection.
See Under Our Skin.
When someone sees spirochetes in the brain, this is huge. They shouldn't be there. Lyme patients are told that the spirochetes don't exist. And yet, there they are in the brain.
Syphillis was known to make people crazy because it infected the brain. Whole encyclpedias were written on labortory findings --- this was another spirochete infection. Whole encyclypedias are written today---but the med student never sees it. So he goes on saying Alz is genetic, because they can find no answers.....and the money keeps pouring in.
Lyme researched with million$ in highest security biolabs, but its "insignificant"?
John UK wrote: ...I realise a lot of folks believe that sickness is often a "correction for sin" and for their good. The problem I have is that these same folks, when they get sick, do not accept it as God's loving chastisement, and so they go to the (ungodly) doctor, praying that God will assist the doctor in diagnosing and curing their sickness...
This is a form of trying to have it both ways; it's always the other guy who seems to need chastisement. What arrogance people have, thinking they can infer, from outward appearances, God's unpublished purposes!
"Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding." - Job 38:4
I realise a lot of folks believe that sickness is often a "correction for sin" and for their good.
The problem I have is that these same folks, when they get sick, do not accept it as God's loving chastisement, and so they go to the (ungodly) doctor, praying that God will assist the doctor in diagnosing and curing their sickness.
It kinda turns it upside down.
And an interesting statistic would prove that "God's chastisement through sickness" always seems to be less (funnily enough) in those who eat healthily, and "God's chastisement through sickness" always seems to be more in those who eat junk foods.
Ah, but then it isn't God's chastisement for sin at all. Rather the law of nature which states that if you eat wrongly, you'll get sick.
jpw wrote: RP, if one your family members came down with Alz, this info could be invaluable to you very quickly. http://www.molecularalzheimer.org/ To think there are tests available for borrelia and yet they are told Alz has no known cause, probably all genetic... I don't see a bacteria under every bush, but if there is one under the bush, I don't call it human DNA. Good day.
I did not mean to offend, but was only trying to point out that my data gathering has come from different sources and for that reason I was open to consider things I had not as great a knowledge concerning (less data). Thanks for the link the topic is of interest to me, also hereditary disease. I've shared it with two others. There is a book I started to read and was unable to finish 'Blame it on the Brain' The first couple of chapters gave me a new direction or rather verified with new information the direction I had desired to pursue from Scripture. It gave more definition as to what to consider. As the Scripture says Psalm 139:13-14 "For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well."