Will Bacteria Become Resistant To Antibiotics?
How dangerous is the epidemic of bacterial resistance to antibiotics? With the overuse of antibiotics, there is more and more resistant bacteria.
I want to begin discussing the real threat that antibacterial resistance has based upon the overuse of antibiotics. As humans we face a number of threats from the environment, but none actually may loom larger than the one post by antibiotic resistance and through our over prescription, poor regulation, agricultural abuse and weeks suppl chain, hyper resilient bacteria is coming. You can see more and more talk about it in the articles in the news today and based on the state of the prescription industry, it could get worse in five or 10 years down the road.
Human presence on earth is a blip on the timeline compared to bacteria. Bacteria are everywhere: on our clothes, on our bodies, and our the dirt on the grass that we walk on. One amazing fact is that if you added up all the bacteria on earth and were to weigh in, even though it's microscopic, it would actually outweigh humans by as much as 100 million to 1.
If you were to estimate that bacteria has been on earth roughly 3- 3 ½ billion years, it has survived many challenges that has threatened its existence. But just like any other living thing, it has had many years to continuously adapt and then ultimately outlast every other life form. Not to mention the fact that bacteria actually can reproduce roughly a half a million times faster than we can with certain strains giving rise to a billion offspring within several hours.
In today's day-and-age, we've made it really our mission to maintain sterile environments and avoid illnesses. It is this mission that has led us to constantly attack bacteria with chemicals and antibiotics. Just look around. There are hundreds of antibacterial and antimicrobial solutions in everything from hand soaps, wipes for our skin, exercise equipment like yoga mats, and paper and kitchen towels. Our daily life is a living “survival of the fittest” where only the strongest bacteria survive, and it all begins with your gut.
Our environment is one big bacterial resistance experience. Will bacteria become resistant to all antibiotics? One thing for sure is that our daily life constantly answers the question as to how are humans influencing the evolution of bacteria.
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Jared Toay, aka. the "Digestion Dude" or "Mad Scientist" has actively been promoting the importance of gut health and digestion for more than 5 years. A weight loss researcher, bodybuilder, and creator of a wide variety of fermented foods and drinks, he has had a lengthy journey on his way to healthy living. As an accomplished author and speaker, he has found that the best way to be awakened to our full potential inside and outwardly to the world is through strengthening the gut and brain connection. If you are ready to experience why you are such an amazing human, be sure to follow him on all his social media platforms where you hang out.
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