Is there such thing as an alternative to antibiotics?

by Benjamin Hotte on September 17, 2017 - 4:37pm

Bacterial infections are usually prevented and treated with antibiotic. For a very long time, antibiotics were considered to be wonder drugs and were used to cure many diseases. However, there is a major issue with our over usage of antibiotics. The problem is, antibiotics are becoming less and less effective. This is due to the fact that human developed a resistance to it. in Fact, it is the bacteria themselves that developed that resistance. The Theory of Evolution asserts that living things evolve over time. Bacteria naturally adapted to antibiotics through natural selection. Only antibiotic-resistant bacteria survived and their genes were transferred to later generations of bacteria. This issue leads scientists to find alternative to antibiotics. Alternatives such as bacteriophage therapy, predatory bacteria, bacteriocins, and competitive exclusion of pathogens since bacteria did not developed resistance to them. However, they were found to be less consistent than antibiotic treatments were (https://nam.edu/alternatives-to-antibiotics-why-and-how/). Still the real challenge remain, there is a major need to find an effective substitution to antibiotics.

Comments

Hello Benjamin,

I found your article very insightful. Reading it made me learn about certain aspects of current medicine that I was completely oblivious about. As I went through your article, I realised how alarming this situation is becoming. In fact it seems the use of antibiotics is rendering itself more and more ineffective.

Certain questioning led me to do some research of my own on the topic. I made some additional investigation on your particular topic. The facts I found was similar to the facts you presented. I was startled to see scientist compare our current situation with antibiotics to be as precarious as the era before their invention. Indeed, before their discovery, humans used some primitive techniques to try and cure these diseases. One of them was to place mouldy bread on infected wounds. Until their invention, in the early 20th century, diseases that are now considered as simple to treat, such as diarrhoea were the number one killer in human population.

This represents evident proof that our health system is not perfect. Moreover, this major step back in health made me depressed in some way. However, my research led me to a promising advance that was made in the field of cancer treatment. It consists of the Issels Immunotherapy for Cancer. This center has made a lot of research and came a with a cancer treatment that is both efficient and safe for the patient. It consists of the restoration of the body’s immune system and defense mechanism, which enables the destruction of cancerous cells. This treatment could be very beneficial if combined with other cancer therapies. To read more about this advance, I recommend you to read this article from Issels Immuno-Oncology: http://issels.com/?gclid=CjwKCAjwj8bPBRBiEiwASlFLFVAtdXDxPy5XU JOrFCJXAIQf2EaboYj-E27cS32hwWYbS-QwHf1tyhoC_w4QAvD_BwE.

In sum, your article made me more aware of current medicine and allowed me to get more deeply informed on issues we currently have but also progress.

Vincent Jomphe

Hello Benjamin,

I found your article very insightful. Reading it made me learn about certain aspects of current medicine that I was completely oblivious about. As I went through your article, I realised how alarming this situation is becoming. In fact it seems the use of antibiotics is rendering itself more and more ineffective.

Certain questioning led me to do some research of my own on the topic. I made some additional investigation on your particular topic. The facts I found was similar to the facts you presented. I was startled to see scientist compare our current situation with antibiotics to be as precarious as the era before their invention. Indeed, before their discovery, humans used some primitive techniques to try and cure these diseases. One of them was to place mouldy bread on infected wounds. Until their invention, in the early 20th century, diseases that are now considered as simple to treat, such as diarrhoea were the number one killer in human population.

This represents evident proof that our health system is not perfect. Moreover, this major step back in health made me depressed in some way. However, my research led me to a promising advance that was made in the field of cancer treatment. It consists of the Issels Immunotherapy for Cancer. This center has made a lot of research and came a with a cancer treatment that is both efficient and safe for the patient. It consists of the restoration of the body’s immune system and defense mechanism, which enables the destruction of cancerous cells. This treatment could be very beneficial if combined with other cancer therapies. To read more about this advance, I recommend you to read this article from Issels Immuno-Oncology: http://issels.com/?gclid=CjwKCAjwj8bPBRBiEiwASlFLFVAtdXDxPy5XU JOrFCJXAIQf2EaboYj-E27cS32hwWYbS-QwHf1tyhoC_w4QAvD_BwE.

In sum, your article made me more aware of current medicine and allowed me to get more deeply informed on issues we currently have but also progress.

Vincent Jomphe