Infection, Biofilm, and Diabetes

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I was reading an article today on scientists looking to mess around with bacteria so that they don’t produce as much biofilm, and this was touted as some sort of future potential breakthrough in treating bacterial infections.  I thought, this is a perfect example of how mercenary the scientific community often is, and how bastardized the idea of using science to promote knowledge and understanding can get.

This is actually a huge joke, which anyone with even a basic understanding of how to treat excess biofilm will get, but a lot of people have never heard of biofilm and don’t really spend any time reading about medical science other than perhaps running into an article like this from time to time in the popular media, where they are spoon fed the sort of articles that paint conventional medicine as a knight in shining armor, looking to save the world, instead of what they really are, more like the powerful and evil character in a James Bond movie.

When you have these people funding science, well they pay the bills so they call the shots and the truth easily gets left out, in fact the goal is often to look to paint a picture, this unlike commissioning an artist and telling him or her to paint what we want.

The idea here presumably is to use this knowledge of how to subvert bacteria’s ability to make biofilm by way of a unique substance that can change the genetics of the bacteria, which they then can charge a lot of money for, but only if the real deal about biofilm is kept under wraps.  So these are the stories you see in the popular media, how many have you read about looking to reduce biofilm naturally though?

Bacteria do create biofilm which protects them against both the immune system and antibiotics, creating a barrier of sorts against these things, and bacteria have been conditioned to do this more and more as a result in part at least from our gross overuse of antibiotics. Bacteria are really good at adapting genetically because they reproduce so fast, and therefore we need to be careful about ways that we fight them, lest we end up just making them stronger, and this is what has happened.

Given how well biofilm protects bacteria, you would think that this would be a big focus, looking for ways to get rid of the biofilm, or at least reduce it, so that our attempts to manage bacterial infection would be more successful.

Do we know ways to do this?  Sure we do.  Is there science behind this?  Lots of it.  What’s the problem then?  We haven’t come up with a good patentable way to do this.  These people are not interested in even considering things already found in nature, such as proteolytic enzymes, or other substances such as NAC for instance, these things can be bought in health food stores, that’s not the target market because the profit margins for these things are much smaller, and they want monopolies so they can charge what they want.

Then, as long as enough people don’t know about natural ways to treat things, they can get their minions, medical doctors, to prescribe their stuff and make a lot of money off these things, billions of dollars, that’s where it’s at.

So we’re not there yet, and articles like this suggest that we’re moving closer, but this looks like it’s years away.  These approaches, due in large part to their need to use novel substances to be able to get patents, end up being dangerous to a degree and produce a variety of side effects, and are always inferior to natural medicines.

That doesn’t matter, all that matters is the patent and the monopoly, and things like safety and efficacy aren’t important, so long as you can get a minimal level of both to get the thing approved, and the bar is set low because it’s the industry that runs the regulatory bodies, with their own people getting appointed to run them.

This really is like a James Bond movie, only his movies do not contemplate characters as powerful as we’re talking here, not even close.  It’s all really a PR job though, and at least the internet is getting more of the truth out now, but the vast majority of people remain in the dark.

So getting back to biofilm, this has become a crisis, and crisis isn’t even a strong enough word actually, people are dying already and this will only intensify under the current regime of ignorance and corruption.

So we’ve empowered bacteria and we’re not fighting back, we have the means, but education about these things aren’t being promoted.  This is one of the most important medical issues of our day, but this behavior is completely consistent, once you lose your naivety that conventional medicine is interested in your health to any degree aside from whatever maximizes its profits.  Not only does our health always get thrown under the bus, not most of the time but all of the time, it’s actually better that it does, that we get sicker, because sicker people are more profitable.

So we all should be paying attention to managing biofilm, especially given that our carb crazed diets have made this all worse.  This stuff is made out of a sugar like substance combined with proteins, and our bacteria are now essentially coated with a sticky sugar substance that helps preserve them and allows them to flourish more.

if you’re a diabetic with high blood sugar, this should make you realize that you need to pay even more attention to these things.  In particular, bacterial infection plays a much bigger role in the loss of blood sugar control than most people realize, and few people even understand at all how this works, but it has to do with the release of toxins from bacteria as they die, which in itself causes blood sugar problems.

This is the primary reason why people’s blood sugar increases during infections, although low grade chronic infections and bacterial overgrowth in general can have levels of these toxins high all the time in us, greatly contributing to our blood sugar dysregulation.

So managing biofilm is even more important with us, and this is what is behind what often times is seen as a paradoxical reaction to certain things, seeing someone’s blood sugar go up for a time while taking things that reduce biofilm, things like berberine for example, and other things that reduce biofilm.

I actually started researching into this more when I started taking berberine and saw my blood sugar go up quite a bit for the first few weeks I was on it, and this happens to me with gynostemma as well, as it didn’t make sense because these things put your blood sugar down.  The only good explanation was that bacteria were dying, and this did make it pretty clear that I needed to focus more on reducing my bacteria levels, which always needs to include a strategy to combat biofilm.

The way bacteria affect diabetes is an area that we really haven’t focused much on at all although the associations are clear and we really need to be paying a lot more attention to this.

So I wanted to get people thinking about biofilm and looking at reducing it with the things mentioned, berberine, gynostemma, NAC, and especially by increasing proteolytic enzymes such as serrapeptase and bromelain.  We suffer from a lack of these enzymes, as our natural production declines with age, and as it declines, bacteria have their way with us more and more, and by the time we’re old, we can become sitting ducks for the strengthened bacteria that’s out there now, the monsters that our mad medical science has created, although they provide you with no defense.

There is a defense though, but as always, you have to go off and learn about it on your own.

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