Experts have three areas of concern when it comes to public health, and these are areas we all are familiar with but that we may not see as a reason for alarm.
More than 2 million people are infected and more than 25,000 people die of antibiotic-resistant bacteria every year. This is a huge public health concern because it’s only going to get worse. The more bacteria are exposed to antibiotics, the greater the chance of new strains that are resistant to those antibiotics.
In 2011, drug makers sold 30 million pounds of antibiotics for livestock. In fact, antibiotics made up about 80 percent of sales that year. Feeding animals low dosages of antibiotics create a better breeding ground for antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
- Caesarian deliveries
The rate of C-section deliveries is up by 48 percent since 1996. Most of these are not a medical necessity. And with this rise in C-section deliveries, there is also a spike in disorders and diseases such autoimmune diseases, type I diabetes, Crohn’s, multiple sclerosis, allergic reactions such as asthma, allergic rhinitis, and atopic dermatitis.
- Antiseptic overkill
Part of the overall problem is that we are too clean. The refrigerator is one of the biggest blessings and curses of our modern time because what it does is essentially make life convenient for us and at the same time cripple us. This has reduced our need for probiotic-rich food people got when they fermented food for preservation.
Microbes in the gut break down many of the proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates in our diet and they produce beneficial compounds like vitamins and anti-inflammatories that we can’t produce.
We are made of bacteria as much as we are made of human cells, and yet we’re constantly trying to eradicate bacteria through antiseptic overkill.
High-quality essential oils working in tandem with probiotics work to amplify each other in how effectively they work to restore essential flora to the gut.
Oils work like a good version of antibiotics because they don’t kill the good stuff. They only kill the bad stuff. It’s what God invented.
Power of essential oils
Many people are cynical about essential oils until they begin to learn that, historically, essential oils addressed many ailments for thousand of years. Essential oils are powerful plant-based chemical compounds that, unlike patented prescription drugs, your body easily absorbs and utilizes.
In fact, even if you’re a cancer patient going through chemotherapy, I urge patients to incorporate other natural healing into your regimen — including essential oils.
It’s not an all or nothing thing. It’s not like chemo or oils. No, it could be both. And I’m not promoting the conventional model unless that’s what you want to do. But if you’re doing conventional treatment we have seen chemo along with essential oils make the chemo even more effective. It’s unbelievable.