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Why Your Doctor Hasn’t Been Able to Help You Clear Your Skin

Look, let me make one thing clear: I’m not a crank about this stuff. If I’m ill, I do go to the doctor. There are times when antibiotics are absolutely a life-saver, and I’m very grateful to have access to them. Lung infections and bladder infections spring to mind.

The problem is that these days, it seems that pretty much all doctors have to offer is some variation of steroid or antibiotics. Doctors hand these these two types of medication out like candy, and they’re becoming less effective over time, creating dangerous resistant superbugs. 1

Antibiotics are a “subtraction stew” solutions. They damage your microbiome, which leaves you more susceptible to infection. So you go back to the doctor, get more antibiotics, which further damage the microbiome…and so on. 2

You get into a vicious spiral of infection and antibiotics, which simply gets worse over time. 3 And the real problem is most of the time, that the damage done by the antibiotics is never fixed. The gut is just left in its damaged condition.

The same thing happens with steroids; you apply steroids to the skin, the skin is thinned and damaged by the steroids, the skin issue remains, you go back for stronger steroids…back into the vicious spiral. 4

This can actually create a condition called Topical Steroid Addiction, with horrific consequence. 5 And the underlying skin issue remains untouched. Because, as we now know, it’s actually a gut issue! Creams alone will never clear it.

So what’s going on here? Why are doctors, who are clearly well intentioned and trying to help us, constantly handing out solutions that only seem to make things worse?

The problem is the modern medicine is all based on something called “The Germ Theory,” which was developed by Louis Pasteur back in the 1870s. 6

The Germ Theory basically says that your body is sterile, and that problems begin when a “germ” gets into your body and causes an infection.

Pasteur’s solution to this was to find the germ, and kill it, thus restoring your body to its previous “sterile” state. He created antibiotics to do just this – it’s a “point-and-shoot” technology. Find a germ, kill a germ.

What’s wrong with this?

Just about everything.

Pasteur was a smart guy. But he was working in the 19th century, with 19th century optical lenses.

He simply couldn’t see then, what we can see now. He didn’t know what we know.

And what can we see? What do we know now, that Louis Pasteur didn’t know in 1860?

Well, we now know for a fact that there’s nothing sterile about you!

In fact, you are the furthest thing from sterile that can be imagined.

You are the planet, remember? You are the Amazon rain forest.

You are a living ecosystem, not a sterile environment.

And what happens when you pour bleach into the Amazon River?

You knock it out of balance.

You may well kill what’s causing the infection, yes. But you will kill other things as well. Your inner ecosystem will be knocked out of balance. 7 And you will pay the price for years to come.

You are not a blank slate. YOUR SYSTEM IS NOT STERILE. Your microbiome is a living, changing, adjusting, interactive system.

Doctors operating on the “germ theory” are operating on out-dated science. They can’t help you with your skin condition, because all of their answers are based on a thought system that is obsolete.

We know better now.

“Bacteria and viruses are not a ‘virulent other.’ They are, instead, intimately interwoven into the underpinnings of life on this planet. They cannot be killed off without killing off every form of life on Earth. This is the great error of the nineteenth/early-twentieth century view of nature that continues to plague us.” – Stephen Harrod Buhner 8

We are the bugs – and they are us!

We need to become good stewards of our internal ecosystems – not point-and-shoot destroyers.

It’s all about balance, about interacting with the critters inside you – and restoring health and balance in there.


  1. ScienceDaily - "Common bacteria on verge of becoming antibiotic-resistant superbugs". Written by Washington University School of Medicine on March 25, 2015
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  2. ScienceDaily - "Antibiotics have long-term impacts on gut flora". Written by Society for General Microbiology on November 1, 2010
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  3. ScienceDaily - "Antibiotics disrupt gut ecology, metabolism". Written by American Society for Microbiology on April 20, 2011
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  4. ScienceDaily - "Harmful use of topical steroids in India is out of control, says expert". Written by BMJ on November 25, 2015
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  5. Huffington Post - "Woman Whose Skin Fell Off Warns About Steroid Cream Addiction". Written by Lucia, Francesca. B.C. on May 15, 2015
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  6. Princeton: Princeton University Press - "The Private Science of Louis Pasteur". Written by Geison, Gerald L. on January 1, 1995
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  7. ScienceDaily - "Antibiotics disrupt gut ecology, metabolism". Written by American Society for Microbiology on April 20, 2011
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  8. North Adams: McNaughton and Gunn, Inc. - "Herbal Antivirals: Natural Remedies for Emerging and Resistant Viral Infections". Written by Buhner, Stephen Harrod on January 1, 2013
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6 thoughts on “Why Your Doctor Hasn’t Been Able to Help You Clear Your Skin

  1. Hi Shann
    I so admire you for standing your ground for us with such sincerity , I acknowledge all you say and since reading your book (what strength and courage you found) no words can comprehend what you went through. It made me laugh and cry Kefir from goats milk is Wow soo ! Healthy and life changing!! **** the great pharma they do not want cure in any dis-ease they want control and of course control of humanity. The best things in healing all living on this Earth are natural (ahh pharma cannot control or make money).

    1. Thanks so much Jen, really appreciate your support! Nature has the answers, if we’re just smart and humnble enough to listen! xx

  2. All power to you ‘Farmers Wife’. The Powers that Be are very happy to keep us all sickly and dysfunctional … it is multi-million pound business for the NHS and the pharmaceutical companies. If I had the money I’d sue the Food Standards Agency and the NHS for cynically and negligently promoting their fatal advice to keep us all eating massive amounts of carbs & demonizing animal fats which is turning us all into the sickest generation ever seen on the planet. And they know very well that kefir works – and they know you are right but they won’t admit it and lose face – they’ll try to shut you up by whatever means they can find . That’s the REALLY sick truth.

    1. I’m afraid you’re right, Rita – I would never have thought it, but having been on the end of the silencing process, I’d have to say that they’re pretty determined for this information not to get out! I wonder if I’d be treated the same if I was hawking pharmaceuticals? Somehow I think not!x

      1. Hi Shann – I’ve sent your blog to everyone in my address book.. I hope if we all spread the word we can make a difference.. but if not, at least we can educate and protect our immediate families and friends. RC xx

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