Why do Bacteria and Fungus plague the Human race? Why do we have to co-exist with what seems to bring misery to the human species? To reflect on this, it is necessary to look at the “big” picture.
Purpose of Fungi: Fungus is necessary to break down dead vegetation and animal life back to the “dust” we came from. Fungus is present in all living organisms, ready to take on its role of decomposing the entity when needed. The signal for fungus to come out of it’s spore form (when it is benign) is the voltage level present in the cell environment. Without fungus, the planet would be engulfed with dead organisms so fungus is a blessing as part of the life cycle.
Purpose of Bacteria: Bacteria are necessary in the body to produce nutrients that the body needs and can only get from the action of bacteria feeding on the food in our digestive system. The good bacteria turn the food we eat into chemicals needed by the body to function. Use of an antibiotic kills both friendly and helpful bacteria as well as the targeted bacteria.
Fungi and bacteria can be seen in all human blood with the use of German microscope known as the Ergonom or with a dark field microscope at 1000x power. Fungi and bacteria in the body compete with each other to be able to munch on our cells. This is how antibiotics came into use. Antibiotics are produced by fungi to destroy their competitors known as bacteria. The antibiotic typically works by impacting the cell membrane of the bacteria and prevents duplication. Bacteria have a “life cycle” where they can shed their cell wall (called L-form) and still exist although they can’t reproduce in that state. The bacteria in their “L-Form” and other forms are not impacted by the antibiotic since there is no cell wall for the antibiotic to attack. Thus, when you take an antibiotic, you are left with two results: the l-form bacteria that are unaffected by the antibiotic and the fungi that has produced the antibiotic remains in the body. Note also that bacteria that reside in the dental tubules beneath the teeth are also not impacted by antibiotics and are sources of continuing infection.
For the human adult the healthy cell voltage is negative 25 millivolts. At this voltage level, our cells have a healthy amount of oxygen in them that keeps bacteria inactive and the fungus in spore form (benign form). If we don’t have enough voltage (electrons) then we have less oxygen in the cell and cell environment. With less oxygen in the environment, the spores and the bacteria become active and start using digestive enzymes to start feeding on our cells. These digestive enzymes enter the blood stream and at a site far removed from the bacteria, cause disease. (example: Streptococcus bacteria munch on the tonsils which we feel as a sore throat, produce digestive enzymes and toxins that travel through the blood stream and can cause damage to the heart valves far removed from the site of the throat infection). The lack of voltage causes autoimmune diseases due to the toxins produced as the bacteria and fungus munch on our cells.
One interesting fact is that some cancers have been shown to be caused by fungus. The fungi enter the cell and impact the cell’s operation causing cancer. A study correlating antibiotic use and breast cancer has been done and has been reported on by the National Cancer Institute where there is a title “Study Shows Link Between Antibiotic Use and Increased Risk of Breast Cancer” – you are welcome to read it at http://www.cancer.gov/newscenter/newsfromnci/2004/antibioticsQA.
Obviously there are times that taking an antibiotic is the correct thing to do. However, linked antibiotic use and increased cancer rates calls into question the wide spread practice of farmers using antibiotics to cause weight gain in farm animals and also the use of antibiotics for minor physical problems.
What are some alternatives to antibiotics if that is temporarily needed? One oxidative therapy that has a lot of history behind it and is available to the general public is sodium chlorite. This can be purchased as MMS (miracle mineral solution). It is useful against fungus, bacteria and parasites. Doctors also have at their disposal: IV hydrogen peroxide or oxide, Vitamin C and UV radiation of the blood which can be used. There are also herbal preparations and colloidal silver available for home use as anti-bacterials that can be studied in the literature.
So … how do we keep our voltage level at the normal level to prevent fungus morphing into adult forms and bacteria in a benign condition thus keeping us healthy? The terrain and the environment both need to be addressed. Again, we need to look at the “big” picture.
Fulvic Acid Story: The human body uses fulvic acid to enable the cell membrane to conduct nutrients into the cell. Humans get fulvic acid from plants which in turn get it from the result of fungus decomposing plant material into dirt. In modern farming, pesticides reduce the amount of fulvic acid so the plants become deficient in fulvic acid. The plants can not move the nutrients into their cells easily and thus the human being eating the deficient plants also becomes deficient in both nutrients and fulvic acid ( a double action—less nutrients available from the plant and less ability to access the nutrients).
Human Environment: Additionally, humans have toxic fats (trans fats) and toxic chemicals in their bodies in significant quantities preventing cells from acting normally. Humans no longer get recharged from electrons from the soil by going barefoot (donated by the earth). So detoxification, supplementation, appropriate stomach acid levels, earthing, eating organically, getting sunlight are all crucial in getting to an optimal voltage level at the cellular level.
Bottom line: Keep the body at the correct voltage level to keep bacteria and fungus in their benign forms.
For more information, I highly recommend two books by Jerry Tennant, MD. Healing is Voltage--The Handbook, and Healing is Voltage—Healing Eye Diseases. Much of the information above is discussed in good detail in these two books.
Can “stealth bacteria” be responsible for some of the debilitating diseases we face today? Can these “stealth bacteria” have forms that can hide from standard antibiotic treatments? These questions were addressed in research done by Lida Mattman Ph.D.
Lida Mattman was nominated in 1998 for the Nobel Prize in Medicine. She did extensive studies on Lyme disease and on Cell Wall Deficient Bacteria also known as L-form bacteria. (Information from Wikipidia). She died in 2008.
I recently ran across an article on bacteria that included information from a controversial book published in 2001 by Lida Mattman, Ph.D. Cell Wall Deficient Forms: Stealth Pathogens. I found this information to be eye opening and I deemed it worthy as a blog topic. I will apologize in advance for writing about such a complex subject and reducing it to Blog format. I think that this topic has not been given enough press and am taking my small step with this blog to illuminate the topic. The book that Lida Mattman wrote offers a very non-traditional view of bacterial infections and how cell wall deficient bacteria are associated with chronic diseases.
Bacteria are typically described as having a cell wall. The standard view is that bacteria that lose their cell wall do not remain viable for long and do not reproduce. The immune system distinguishes and attacks bacteria upon recognizing the cell wall of the bacteria. It is difficult for the immune system to identify and attack bacteria without a cell wall.
The alternative view of cell wall deficient bacteria, as discussed by Lida Mattman in her book, Cell Wall Deficient Forms: Stealth Pathogens is that bacteria that lose their cell wall can take various shapes not just the L shape, stay viable for lengthy periods and reproduce readily in these shapes. Dr. Mattman’s position was that the Lyme bacteria ( Borrelia bugdorferi or Bb) can exist in its stealth form and while in that form, be difficult to detect in the body. In the stealth form, the bacteria are continuing to reproduce and are implicated in many degenerative diseases. Dr. Mattman’s research showed that a larger portion of the population has Lyme disease than generally accepted and that it is associated with “many other diseases than is commonly recognized including ADHD, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, Bell’s palsy, chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, heart disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), lupus, multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s, schizophrenia, scleroderma and a host of additional diseases. (Source: Breakthroughs in Health & Medicine Online Newsletter “New Hope for Lyme Disease” August 2012.) Dr. Mattman detected the Lyme bacteria in all eight people with Parkinson’s, all 41 MS cases and all 21 ALS cases tested. The research question to be answered is if the Lyme (Bb spirochete) is a cause or if it is a contributing factor in these diseases. Additionally, Dr. Mattman’s research indicated that transmission in these cell wall deficient forms of Lyme could be via blood, saliva and insects other than tics.
Research discussed in an article from ScienceDaily backs up some of the conclusions reached by Dr. Mattman. This article discussed the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes which is responsible for serious food poisoning outbreaks. Professor Martn J. Loessner showed that an L-form of the pathogen could reproduce in milk, not be detectable while in the L-form and outwit the immune system. (ETH Zurich (2009, September 19). Listeria L-forms: Discovery Of an Unusual Form Of Bacterial Life. ScienceDaily. Retrieved September 3, 2012, from http://ww.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/09/090912145843.htm)
The article from Breakthroughs in Health and Medicine suggests using a protein inhibitor type of antibiotic for a cell wall deficient form of the bacteria. Alternative products to consider include using a TOA-Free Cat’s Claw product, the herb artemisinen, Sodium Chlorite, or an herbal preparation from Raintree Nutrition, Inc called Spiro™ for use in treating resistant Lyme disease. If interested, work with your health care practitioner in utilizing these preparations.
I am writing this blog from the information presented in the Breakthroughs in Health and Medicine article, the article from ScienceDaily and a reading of the opening pages of Dr. Mattman’s book. (I looked into purchasing this book but it is in the $200 range and is outside of my budget). Information is sparse on the internet on the topic of cell wall deficient bacteria but the concept may be very important if you are faced with a debilitating disease that is resistant to treatment.
Linda C Hess, ND
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