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According to Dr Arjun Srinivasan, director of the Center for Disease Control (CDC), “We’ve reached the end of antibiotics.” Antibiotics are one of the main cornerstones of modern medicine. Everything from surgery to chemotherapy depends upon them. Without antibiotics, we will no longer be able to use modern medicine. In the last century, our over reliance on antibiotics and ignorance of the climate barrier has created conditions for super bugs. It is not a question of if a major plague will thin out the human population, but when. With our modern population density and international travel, we can expect death tolls that will make the bubonic plague seem mild. The more we rely on antibiotics, the faster these super bugs will develop. These superbugs are not evil. They are just like wolves or mosquitoes or anything else that can potentially kill you. They will simply become part of the ecosystem. How they influence you will depend on your ability to adapt. If you want to discover how to adapt yourself, you must first look at how the climate affects living things.
Every creature is confined to its climate. This is why you are unlikely to discover lions in Antarctica or killer whales roaming the African savannah. The same is true for smaller forms of life. When microbiota travel to an inhospitable region, they die. These climates act as a barriers preventing them from taking root and thriving. Within your body the various ratio of heat and moisture acts as a climate barrier. As long as it is distinct from the outside environment, you stay healthy. It’s similar to the way you maintain a home.
In a house you adjust the heat to maintain a microclimate. If a house is well maintained it can last generations. When no one is around to maintain the home, it can rot within a few decades. Windows freeze and thaw. Boards flex and warp as they respond to external changes. Weathered windows shatter as birds smash into them. As the windows fall, the house inhales the outsider atmosphere. In moist climates, molds come in with the wet wind and begin rotting the house. Alternations in cold and heat further stretch and splinter the wood. These changes in temperature and moisture bring different varieties of microbiota who devour the house in different ways. They quickly turn the house into a hovel. Over the years, it deteriorates from a hovel into an indistinguishable part of the landscape. If you maintain a distinct barrier, your internal climate can help prevent the microbiota in your environment from breaking you down.
If you are in a damp environment and your feet have water retention, the local microbiota can waltz right in and begin eating them. If your body is hospitable to diseases carried on the crisp autumn winds, you may in fact catch a “cold” and the influenza virus riding those winds into your lungs. If instead your internal microbiome is opposite to the outside environment, then you create a climate barrier.
When properly cultivated, a climate barrier helps you adjust to the outside environment. It makes you comfortable outdoors. You can confidently overcome whatever challenges come your way. To cultivate an effective climate barrier you will need to understand the general chemical properties of food and how they contribute to internal biodiversity. Luckily you have a built in system dedicated to this task: Your taste buds. Through the sensation of taste and knowledge of how to combine plant flavors you can alter your internal microbiome to create an effective climate barrier. To discover how , go here.
Survive the End of Antibiotics by Andrew Miles & Xuelan Qiu is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Based on a work at enlightenweight.com.