Antibiotics Compromise the Immune System
How antibiotic use has set us up for a cancer crisis
How the immune system works Your immune system is always on a seek-and-destroy mission status. Its job is to
find foreign invaders, naturally occurring cell defects and mutant cells. The immune system has a vast capacity to
remember bad guys and deploy tactics that worked in the past to annihilate the enemy. Some of the fastest growing cells
in the human body are immune cells.
Over 80% of the body’s immunity is built in the intestinal tract by the friendly bacteria balance that resides there.1 The gut
flora starts building in the womb but doesn’t really take off until after the infant is eight days of age. Starting with the
colostrum milk, the gut begins to populate with more bacteria while the infant’s immune system starts an inventory of good
and bad cells in the body. This inventory is a life-long process and the immune system never forgets an invader.
Antibioticsgiven to infants The absolute worst thing to do to an infant is to give it an antibiotic. Antibiotics kill bacteria,
both good and bad, indiscriminately. One round of antibiotics will permanently change the baby’s immune system, and
because a majority of neuro-chemicals are also made in the gut, their neurology also. The antibiotics that have been touted
as the savior of mankind from disease is costing us in cancer and degenerative, chronic diseases. Short term gain = long
Once the very first antibiotic is administered to the infant or child, the bacteria in the gut is wiped out and the immune
system is permanently altered in its ability to manufacture appropriate immune cells. On top of this, fungus in the gut is now
unopposed and begins to proliferate basically unchecked. Once the bacteria balance is disturbed and fungus sets up its
strongholds then parasites move in to share the bounty of food and minerals needed by the body. This is the first step for
chronic disease and cancer.
How antibiotics cause heavy metal toxicity Remember also that over 80% of heavy metals are removed from
the body via the friendly bacteria in the gut. Certain bad bacteria and fungus actually prefer to retain and move heavy metals
into the body and transport these metals to different tissues and organs that they eventually invade. Fungus is a sick or
dieing tissue clean-up organism. It is there to feed on compromised tissues. Eventually a bad fungus will invade healthy
tissues as it gains strength and you and your body weakens.
The cancer double-whammy is the bad bacteria and fungus allowing metals to stay around while compromising
your immune system at the same time.
Antibiotics cause fungal overgrowth Once the bad bacteria balance occurs and the fungus sets up shop, the
intestinal wall becomes leaky, allowing partially digested foods, bacterium and allergens to cross into the blood. Now the
already weakened immune system has double-duty to perform trying to clean up the gut while tracking down these new
threats to the body. To think this all started with a well-meaning but seriously wrong pediatrician and misinformed parents.
Antibiotics cause cancer Cancer is a disease of inflammation (remember though, it is really not a disease but rather
a symptom of something gone bad wrong in the body). The gut compromise and leakage of particles into the blood causes
inflammation all through the body. Chronically inflamed organs become targets of heavy metals, viruses, bacterium and
fungus. Your body will naturally have stronger and weaker organs from genetic predispositions and injuries.
Other things that help cause cancer But the damage doesn’t stop here. The highly processed foods we eat that
cross the now compromised gut barrier, in particular - wheat, cause immediate insulin reactions. This causes pancreas
stress and trouble. Chronic stress and trouble will weaken an organ and make it more susceptible to disease and cancer.
High blood sugar also causes general swelling in the body and central nervous system along with dangerous shortfalls of
nutrient exchange in all cells.
Making informed decisions before any medical treatment, including antibiotics, is your responsibility alone. You are the one
who gleans the benefits or suffers the consequences. Not the doctor who makes you sign “informed consent” papers
before treatment. He will go home uninterrupted to his family and you may not.
Authored by cancer nutritionist Craig Stellpflug NDC, CNC
Dayspring Cancer Clinic Scottsdale, AZ
Copyright 2012 Craig Stellpflug© Permission is hereby granted to copy and distribute this article but only in its entirety