“Rubik’s Cube” Solution to Antibiotic Resistance
You don’t have to look hard to find terrifying stories in the news these days.
But if you ask me, one of the scariest is the threat of antibiotic resistance.
This isn’t a Third World problem, either.
Antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria are growing—causing more than 2.8 million potentially deadly infections every year in the U.S. alone.
The need for newer, smarter antibiotics has never been greater.
That’s why I was so impressed by a new, shapeshifting antibiotic. This “Rubik’s cube” can kill even the most drug-resistant infections.
Bacteria are tough little buggers.
They do anything they can to survive—including constantly evolving to dodge the drugs we design to kill them. (That’s right, we’re literally being outsmarted by BUGS.)
Over-prescribing and incorrect treatment protocols have only sped up the inevitable.
The answer isn’t necessarily in developing new drugs—but in enhancing existing ones.
Enter: The new science of shapeshifting, adaptive drugs.
Working with other professionals in the UK and Australia, Dr. John E. Moses combined the core of the antibiotic vancomycin with the core of the hydrocarbon bullvalene.
Bullvalene is a weird molecule that “shapeshifts” by changing the positions of its atoms, allowing for over one million possible configurations. The hydrocarbon lends this novel ability to the antibiotic enabling it to stay one step ahead of evolving bacteria.
In an insect model of bacteria resistant to vancomycin, this “Rubik’s cube” antibiotic was much more effective at clearing drug-resistant infections than standard vancomycin alone.
Just as intriguing? The bacteria showed no signs of developing resistance to this new type of drug.
Of course, much more research will need to be conducted before a drug like this is ready to prescribe to humans.
In the meantime, I’m happy to see that scientists are working around the clock on this problem. This exciting finding could offer hope for a current crisis—and a future epidemic.
In the meantime, fortunately, nature has provided its own safe and effective antibiotics that don’t come with the risk of resistance. Here I shared seven of the best. Consult with your doctor about which one is the best choice for you.
P.S. It’s more important than ever to help strengthen your body’s defenses to avoid an infection that modern medicine might not be able to treat. CLICK HERE to discover an excellent way to do that.
“Shapeshifting bullvalene-linked vancomycin dimers as effective antibiotics against multidrug-resistant gram-positive bacteria”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, April 3, 2023. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2208737120
Written By Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
For years he’s been the trusted doctor for celebrities, world-class athletes, and countless seniors looking to reclaim their health.
And now…for the first time ever… he’s making his medical breakthroughs available to readers all across America.
Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D. is one of the most pioneering and innovative minds in medicine today – and he delivers cutting-edge cures each month through his Natural Health Response newsletter.
Natural Health Response readers get full access to Dr. Gerhauser’s protocols for chronic pain… heart disease… diabetes… Alzheimer’s… and even cancer. These are the very same treatments Dr. Gerhauser recommends to his own patients at his practice in Tucson, Arizona.
In addition to being a board-certified medical doctor, Dr. Gerhauser has earned two master’s degrees and has served as a clinical professor at the University of Arizona.
And as a physician at the world-famous Canyon Ranch, Dr. Gerhauser treated celebrities from around the world who paid dearly for the type of next-generation health information he provides Natural Health Response readers each month.
View More Free Articles
B vitamins are good. After all, they help our body convert food into energy and form red blood cells. But TOO MUCH of anything is bad. In fact, too much of one specific form of vitamin B could increase your risk of a DEADLY disease… Vitamin B3 (niacin or nicotinic acid) has been hailed for...
Move over chia seeds. There’s a NEW superfood in town. This tiny granule is loaded with amino acids, antioxidants, vitamins, fatty acids, flavonoids, polyphenols, and more. And folks can’t stop buzzing about it. But honestly, “new” isn’t precisely accurate. Because even though you might not be familiar with this superfood yet, for thousands of years...
If you’ve got diabetes or you’re prediabetic—and have been told your blood sugar is in the danger zone—I’m sure you already know the drill. Watch your diet, exercise regularly, and get your hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) checked every three months or so to see how you’re doing at keeping your blood sugar in check. The HbA1c...
Over most of my medical career, we thought that osteoarthritis was almost entirely caused by wear and tear on your joints. The idea was that you wear out the cartilage if you overwork your joints. But it turns out we were ALL WRONG. Researchers looked at the joints of people who recently died and compared...
Exercise is good for much more than just shrinking your waistline and building muscles. In fact, just last week, I told you about a study showing that exercise can help cancel out the negative effect of poor sleep on your heart. (Click here to catch up.) Today, I’ll share the details of a study showing...
I don’t want to live forever. But I do want to live a long, healthy life to enjoy my growing family (I’m a new grandpa!) and get the most out of the years God has given me on this earth. I plan for that mostly by making lifestyle choices that stick as close to nature...
Just the thought of developing dementia is terrifying. The fact that there are already 7 million Americans over 65 living with the disease—and that will increase to 12 million in the next 15 years—is even scarier. You might think that at your age, it’s too late to make any meaningful changes to protect your brain....
When you think of doing something good for your heart, what comes to mind first? Maybe your diet? Or getting regular exercise? Well, another VITAL factor should be at the forefront of your mind as well… sleep. But simply clocking MORE hours in the sack isn’t the answer. Here’s why… Your body craves routine. Not...
Many people take creatine to help feed their muscles. But did you know it can help feed your brain, too? Creatine gives your muscles—and your brain—an extra energy boost when you need it most. Unfortunately, creatine declines with age. And if you’re following one of today’s most popular eating trends, then you’re almost guaranteed to...
Ladies, getting screened for breast cancer is vital. I want that to be clear. Breast cancer is currently the second leading cause of cancer death in women. An estimated 12.9 percent of U.S. women will develop this disease in their lifetime, and about 42,000 women still die each year from it. Identifying and treating breast cancer...