Examples Of Bacteria And Diseases Associated With Biofilm Development
Greetings. New Zealand naturopath, Eric Bakker,author of Candida Crusher. Thanks for checking out my tutorial. We're going to talk a bit moreabout biofilms today. Particularly, about the different bacteria, Candida or yeast,associated with biofilms, but also the different diseases that are associated with biofilms.Biofilms are associated with many different types of chronic diseases, particularly. SoI'll just read out a list here of some of the diseases associated with biofilm. Recurringtonsillitis, recurring ear infection, chronic sinusitis, bronchiectasis or lung problems,osteomyelitis like bone infections, chronic cystitis, urinary tract infections, kidneystones, chronic prostatitis, cystic fibrosis,
recurring vaginal yeast infections, pneumonia,endocarditis, inflammation of the heart. This is just a few. There's like hundreds and hundredsof different kinds of infections associated with biofilms.It's a very important field now that a huge amount of research is being conducted in manydifferent countries. In China and Pakistan, in Japan, in America, in Germany, many countriesnow are really studying biofilms, particularly the formation and the best eradication ways.I think they're really barking up the wrong tree when it comes to pharmaceutical medicinebecause I haven't really found much joy yet using these ï¿½antiï¿½ kind of drugs for biofilms.What are some of the examples of bacteria
associated with biofilms? Well, E.coli isa common one. E.coli can be good or bad. And certain types of E.coli, particularly largeamounts of it, affect people very much and cause urinary tract infections. So it's veryeasy for you to get a colony of E.coli that just sits there and keeps causing problemsthere. And recurring amounts of antibiotics are not really going to do much there whena biofilm is present with that extracellular mucopolysaccharides enclosure we spoke aboutin a previous tutorial, where it's almost like a tent in covering these bacteria, where antibioticscan't really get into anymore. Staphylococcus aureus is a very common bacteriumthat we find there with many different kinds
of skin infections, for example. Endocarditis,like heart infections. Infected medical devices like joint prosthesis and heart valves. Theseare all areas where biofilms love to grow. Catheter infections, very common. Many patientsI've seen in wheelchairs over the years have a biofilm.Pseudomonas, a very common bacteria that we find with ear, nose or throat disease, lungdisease, cystic fibrosis, pneumonia, very common in that. We also find a lot of pseudomonasin patients with bad bowel problems. Another one I see is Citrobacter. It's anotherbacterium, particularly Citrobacter fundi is a very common one. And I remember readinga paper only recently, the Journal of Microbiology
Technology, December 2013. This is a medicaljournal. Effects of Nutritional and Environmental Conditions on Biofilm Formation of Citrobacter.Basically, the article stated that the best approach for eradicating biofilm was throughdiet and lifestyle. That's really what the article said, which is the kind of work thatwe do as naturopaths. Streptococcus mutans, which is a typical bacteriathat we see in plaque formation. So I hope you're brushing your teeth two or three timesper day. It's important to get rid of bacteria out of the mouth that cause plaque. Becausethese bacteria can cause a lot of problems further downstream in the gut. Healthy mouth,healthy gut, is what I always tend to say
to people.Klebsiella, another bug found often there with prostate infections, urinary tract infections,wilsonominium SP? And the list goes on and on. There are many different types of bacteria.The list could be as long as your arm that is associated with biofilm formation.So it's important for you to understand how biofilms are formed, so check out my othertutorial, the Five Stages of Biofilm Development. In subsequent tutorials, I'm going to talk abouteradication of biofilm. Thanks for tuning in today.
How To Treat Jock Itch Naturally Dont Rely On Creams
Today, I'd like to talk a little bit aboutjock itch. I've done a couple of tutorials on jock itch, but this one is going to dispelquite a few myths about curing jock itch, the treatment of jock itch. Jock itch is a condition I've treated nowfor a long time, for over 20 years. I've treated many women with vaginal yeast infections.I've treated many men with jock itch. I've treated children with diaper rash. I've treatedadults and children with all manifestations of skin yeast infections like ringworm, forexample. I've treated toenail fungus, but jock itch is an area that I believe I'm wellqualified to give you some expert advice.
I had really bad jock itch in my 20s. I hadsome stupid advice from different practitioners and even my medical practitioner, ridiculousadvice. It took me a little bit of time to get rid of the infection, and I can rememberhow it drove me absolutely crazy. I lived in quite a warm climate in Australia at thetime, and I made all the wrong diet and lifestyle choices, and these are things I don't wantyou to make. I've treated thousands of people with jock itch, so I'm pretty sure that ifyou follow some of my hints and tips, you'll be able to nail this thing without wastinga lot of your time. Some of the myths I'd like to dispel on curingjock itch include don't waste your time using
creams. Thinking you can cure this skin conditionaround the groin and the rectal area using a skin cream. It's just not going to happen.You're going to get some symptom relief, but you're not really going to cure this thing.You really have to get to the deeperseated causes and triggers of jock itch and understandthat this thing needs to be treated on a deeper basis if you want to cure it, particularlyif you've had it for many years like some of my patients have. I mean some guys even get crazy advice fromtheir like using a vaginal cream for this problem. It's just crazy. These productsweren't designed for male jock itch around
the penis and the scrotum and the groin area.You shouldn't be using them. I mean you can even create damage for yourself using thesemedicinal creams, these medical creams made of chemical concoctions that weren't designedfor us as guys. I know we're still people. We shouldn't go into saying it's going tokill you, but it's just not designed for jock itch itself. Symptom relief will occur, butlet women use the vaginal creams, okay, and I'm going to give you a couple of good experttips, so let's get into it. Let's talk about a guy that I recently sawon Skype. A lot of my patients are on Skype these days. I'm going to call this guy, Gary;that's not his real name. Gary's a long distance
truck driver from Florida, so Gary does longhaul all around the U.S. Gary's had jock itch for about 15 years, a long time, and he wasreally well and truly sick and tired of his condition. Gary spends a lot of time in thecab of the truck, as you can well imagine. Gary's choices when it comes to eating foodare not all that good, which would often mean stopping at these roadhouses and eating allkinds of sugary and salty foods, soda drinks, and lots of coffee, the wrong kind of choices. Even though he was having regular showers,he wasn't really that much into personal hygiene like some guys are. So I spent a bit of timewith this guy going over how he really needs
to change his undergarments preferably twiceper day when it's quite bad, a severe condition. He needs to use cotton undergarments. He needsto use a tea tree oil based soap to keep the area clean. Preferably wear boxers and alsoat least once or twice a week spend some time soaking that area in a bit of apple cidervinegar or diluted tea tree oil mixed in water. That's going to help him quite a lot. Andin summertime, he's got to spend a lot of time at the beach swimming. And if he can,get some sun exposure on the groin because that's going to help him considerably. I also found out this guy's got quite a lotof pubic hair as he mentioned, so I told him