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.

About Sebastian Liew

Matthew Wood, the renowned American herbalist described Sebastian as ‘one of the most unique and talented practitioners of natural healing and herbalism.’ The New Paper (Singapore) called Sebastian Liew 'The Medicine Man'. Indeed, Sebastian is a qualified and registered Medical Herbalist (accredited by the National Herbalists Association of Australia), with a Master's degree in Herbal Medicine from the University of New England, Australia. He is the first medical herbalist in Singapore and is known to popularize phytotherapy (Western herbal medicine), European traditional medicine, and St Hildegard medicine (Germany) in Singapore and probably in Asia. Sebastian has 20 years clinical work experiences and treated numerous patients with different medical conditions from all age groups in his Singapore clinic. Sebastian authored the book, Leaf to Life: The Natural Approach to Slow Down Aging and Living a Healing Life, which set the fundamentals for healthy aging and the prevention or treatment for almost all diseases. Please visit website http://slnaturopath.com
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