Why bacteria are resistant to antibiotics and the immune system?

Harmful microorganisms such as candida albicans, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureas and Klebsiella pneumonia can protect themselves from antimicrobial agents such as certain herbs and antibiotics with a matrix called biofilms. Biofilms are complex groupings of microorganisms encased by a self generated mix of proteins, water, polysaccharides, debris and metals.

This may explain why certain people keeps falling sick despite doses of immune herbs and antibiotics (note:antibiotics actually increase population of harmful bacteria). This biofilm also protects cancer cells from the immune system and chemotherapy.

As a result, the harmful microbes that reside in the gastrointestinal tract can overtake the good bacteria which further compromise the immune function (note: immunity largely depends on a healthy gut). In addition, inflammation may results in chronic digestive disorders such as colitis, inflammatory bowel diseases etc.

I have started to use a class of specialized enzymes such as chitosanase and lysozyme to help break down the biofilm. This will be helpful for chronic allergies and candidiasis.

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About sliew

I am a practicing Medical herbalist and doctor of naturopathy from Singapore.
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