Fermentation?Doesn't that mean something is rotten? Well, let's back up a little first to get a clearer picture. Has your child had an illness, perhaps an ear infection for which the first antibiotic prescription was not effective at curing? Maybe you have even hear of Multibiotic Resistant Staph. What do we do when MRSA is found? The usual protocol is to dump on disinfectant. We are fighting a losing battle with these tools. Here is why.
God created both good bacteria (beneficial) and bad bacteria (pathogenic). In a perfect world disease and illness would not exist but the reality is that they due since the Fall. It would be helpful for us to keep this in mind as we shift our thinking into a mode of seeing things as fighting sick infections by adding good bacteria, don't fight disease, instead promote health, don't fight the bad, rather aid the good. Haven't you heard that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure? Here is the science (literally) behind that common saying.
How we use bacteria today:
- for preservation by pickling, for fermentation - as in the manufacturing of alcoholic beverages, and certain cheeses.
- for decomposition of organic wastes in septic tanks, some sewage disposal plants, and in agriculture for soil enrichment and toxic wastes.
- for curing tobacco
Living Life for Him,
The Cultured Mom