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Gonorrhea back on the rampage

Those of us who are older are less likely than the kids to screw around today, let’s face it. Constancy has several rewards but health safety is not the least of them. You can DIE from casual sex encounters! Trouble is, many STDs are getting antibiotic resistant. There’s a strain of deadly, untreatable syphilis out there. That’s bad news. Now gonorrhea. True, gonorrhea isn’t likely to kill you—but it does make a mess of the plumbing and tackle “down there”. The CDC is warning that gonorrhea is growing resistant to all known antibiotic. The same is true in the...

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The Medicine of History: Sick Royalty, Pandemics & More…

I worked for a great surgeon once (great as in: damned good, not as in famous). His name was Arthur Bullough.1 While I was on his firm he became president of the Manchester Medical Society. He had a terrific idea for his presidential address: The Medicine Of History. NOT, please note, the history of medicine (yawn). Arthur meant how disease had influenced our history, often in surprising ways. He was thinking of things like Alexander the Great, who conquered the known world, got drunk often, and then succumbed to typhoid (he may have been poisoned some speculate). Or the...

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The End Of Modern Medicine?

It could happen. If we lose our range of effective antibiotics and create antibiotics resistance, we’ll lose a lot more too: no more sophisticated interventions, like organ transplants, pacemakers, joint replacement and care of preterm infants, will become more difficult or even too dangerous to undertake. Minor wounds and trauma will once again become life-threatening issues, as they were a hundreds years ago. I will NEVER forget an ancient specimen in the medical school museum in Manchester, England, where I trained: it was the dissected esophagus (gullet) of a man who had swallowed a fish bone. It had penetrated...

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Could Bacteria Flowing In Your Body Be The Real Cause of Arthritis

You may or may not know that joint inflammation, these days, is seen as often directly due to micro-organisms within the joint itself. Bacteria get in there, raise hell; inflammation and pain is the result and we call it “arthritis”. It has little to do with age and “wear-and-tear”, which is the medical school model. This realization that an actual physical infection leads to arthritis is relatively new. Over the years, I’ve cured thousands of arthritis cases, using the food allergy/elimination approach. So, how could that be? It’s not counter-intuitive. If you eliminate stress foods, the immune system recovers...

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Breaking News: Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria as an “Urgent” Threat

I came across this article about antibiotic resistant bacteria and couldn’t wait to tell you about it! Just yesterday Fox News reported a class of fast-growing killer bacteria classified as an urgent public-health threat. According to a new report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at least 2 million people in the United States develop serious bacterial infections that are resistant to one or more types of antibiotics each year, and at least 23,000 die from the infections. 1 Modern antibiotics are not just failing big time; they are DANGEROUS. We are seeing a steady...

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