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Poison your Mitochondria with Pharmaceuticals

Published on March 24, 2015

We poison our mitochondria with drugs we buy over the counter or get by prescription as a matter of routine. Our doctors, medical organizations and governmental organizations believe they are doing us a favor poisoning people with dangerous drugs and complain bitterly when we self-administer safe ones like medical marijuana and sodium bicarbonate. Most medical studies are ridiculously wrong and seriously misleading. It is a fact that all studies are biased and flawed in their own unique ways and have led to the creation of a form of medicine that just does not work at all to cure people of their diseases.

My 77 year old mother is in Florida. In April she was diagnosed with Breast Cancer and had one breast removed in addition to a few lymph nodes. She finished Chemo and was about to finally start radiation 2 days ago and was told she now has bone cancer. The doctor who is treating her said he used your book on his father and it worked miracles. Now my 81 year old father is obsessed with your book Sodium Bicarbonate – Rich Man Poor Man’s Cancer Treatment. My father has asked me to get him your book, and I’m happy to do so.

In Medical Express we read of their surprise that tetracycline-based antibiotics have an unexpected effect on the development of many organisms. Unexpected? It is no secret that most drugs are mitochondrial poisons. The Medical Express essay points out that not only are doctors poisoning us but that these antibiotics are widely administrated to livestock and that there are serious issues of soil pollution by these antibiotics. In 2011, 5.6 million kg of tetracycline was administered to US livestock. A study showed that nearly half of the 210 kg of antibiotics produced in China in 2007 were tetracyclines for veterinary use.

Suffocating Mitochondria

A study published in the scientific journal Cell Reports, calls for caution when using this family of antibiotics because they are suffocating the mitochondria of a wide range of organisms. The authors of the study said that the effects were huge. “After several days of treatment with high doses of doxycycline, mitochondrial respiration was visibly altered. More surprising still, the consequences were observed all the way down the food chain, from mammals to flies to nematode worms to plants.”

Damage to mitochondria is now understood to play a role in the pathogenesis of a wide range of seemingly unrelated disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disease, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, migraine headaches, strokes, neuropathic pain, Parkinson’s disease, ataxia, transient ischemic attack, cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, retinitis pigmentosa, diabetes, hepatitis C, and primary biliary cirrhosis. Medications have now emerged as a major cause of mitochondrial damage, which may explain many adverse effects. All classes of psychotropic drugs have been documented to damage mitochondria, as have statin medications, analgesics such as acetaminophen, and many others.”[1]

The bacterial cells in our body outnumber the human cells ten to one. Additionally, within each eukaryotic (human) cell in our body, there are many (hundreds in many cells) mitochondria – ancient bacteria that got absorbed into non-bacterial cells and formed eukaryotic cells.  Bacteria are an important, vital part of us.  Bacteria affect every aspect of human health, including immune system regulation, digestion, personality, etc. Disturbances in the make-up of the microbiome has been connected with multiple chronic diseases, including Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, diabetes, autism, autoimmune diseases, etc.

The assumption that doctors make is that antibiotics are safe drugs, that they damage bacteria but leave people and animals unharmed. How wrong can they possibly be? People assume that bacteria are bad, that they are harmful and make us sick, and that human life is improved when they are killed. Many also assume that all antibiotics are created equally and that the more powerful an antibiotic, the better. Most people assume that there are no long-term consequences from taking antibiotics. Doctors should know better and pediatricians in particular should be avoided because first they disturb children’s’ systems with vaccines and then try to mop up the medical problems they have caused (recurring infections) with repeated administration of antibiotics. Though my free Ebook The Terror of Pediatric Medicine is about vaccines, it could easily have included many chapters on antibiotics and their abusive use on children.

Table of Reported Drugs with Mitochondrial Toxicity

Many articles about how fluoroquinolones damage mitochondria, which then leads to mitochondrial dysfunction, have been published. In Science Translational Medicine, “Bactericidal Antibiotics Induce Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Oxidative Damage in Mammalian Cells,” it is noted that bactericidal antibiotics, including ciprofloxacin, a fluoroquinolone, “damage mammalian tissues by triggering mitochondrial release of reactive oxygen species (ROS).”What can we possibly say about a professional field (medicine) that still uses fluoroquinolones, which have been reported repeatedly to have horrendous side effects?

Obviously mitochondrial function needs to be supported, not impeded but that is just too difficult for the medical establishment, addicted to the use of mitochondrial poisons, to understand. Dr. Katherine Sims from Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital explains why identifying potential toxic agents from medications to environmental factors is an essential part of managing mitochondrial disease. Dr. Sims says that establishing mitochondrial toxicity is not an FDA requirement for drug approval, so there is no real way of knowing which agents are truly toxic. Her list of mitochondrial toxic agents include:


Psychotropic Drugs

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Cholesterol Medications

Analgesics and Anti-inflammatories

Aspirin and the NSAIDS

Antiobiotics (specifically tetracycline, minocycline, chloramphenical, and Aminoglycosides




Environmental Agents

Endogenous Stress Related Hormones

Here in Brazil, doctors are completely against safe antibiotics (iodine) and in the United States and the rest of the world, it is not much better. Most doctors today are concerned about antibiotic resistant infections, which are a global threat that are killing more and more people each year. Drug resistant tuberculosis is an alarming problem that cost a fortune to treat with newer drugs that hardly work. There are safer Nano treatments. Infection control in the 21st Century needs to look for natural answers since the pharmaceuticals do little more than poison people setting up worse problems for the future. There is no shortage of safer answers including using infrared technology that increases core body temperature, which gives the immune system an incredible boost. Low body temperature is a hot house for infections and that is why our body comes up with a fever to fight.


“We all need to understand that with drug companies and doctors, lying is a matter of policy. They are trying to lead you to where they want you to be by using all their fear-based tactics. Because they make huge amounts of money on talking you into chemo and radiation, both of which destroys your immune system, the human body, does not cure anybody of anything, thus killing you off as fast as possible. Medical doctors are turning healthy people into patients,” writes Dr. Russ Newman.

[1] Mol. Nutr. Food Res. 2008, 52, 780 – 788

Dr. Mark Sircus AC., OMD, DM (P)

Professor of Natural Oncology, Da Vinci Institute of Holistic Medicine
Doctor of Oriental and Pastoral Medicine
Founder of Natural Allopathic Medicine

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