“Why Am I Still Sick?” Trailer
The most unusual, informative biofilms documentary ever made. Exposes the root cause of diseases that affect (infect) one-third of Western Civilization.
While this documentary produced by The Arthroplasty Patient Foundation paints a grim picture of the diagnostics infrastructure within the American medical system, it also presents available solutions for patients through current breakthroughs in molecular diagnostics and treatments. These biofilm innovations prevent chronic suffering, save lives, limbs, and many millions of Medicare dollars.
Why do bugs set up shop inside our human bodies and stay there, quietly? Because that’s what microbes have learned to do over 3.4 billion years. That’s 3,400,000,000 years. They have learned how to create slimy communities and in addition slow down their metabolism and suspend their lives indefinitely – just like in science fiction movies.
“Father of Biofilms” Dedication
This film is dedicated to the late Dr. “Bill” Costerton, known as the “father of biofilms,” who rediscovered biofilms in the late 1970s and established the study of biofilm communities as a life science. His pioneering research spawned hundreds of patents and new product innovations in biomedical, waste treatment, energy and yet undiscovered applications. As a microbiologist, avid hiker and naturalist, he defined the archetype of bacterial communities in their normative “sessile” states, cooperating with other species, including yeasts and fungi. In the 1990s, Dr. Costerton’s work clearly illustrated the causal role of chronic biofilm infections in human diseases.
Interviews with doctors, researchers and patients suffering from such conditions, and striking graphics identify the multifaceted roles of biofilms in causing persistent disease and offer startling revelations:
– How bacterial biofilms form sequestered communities within all parts of the human body;
– The way in which biofilms help microbes “talk” among themselves and with other species, and as a result exchange genetic programs specific to antibiotic resistance;
– Furthermore, the startling numbers of patients ping-ponged within a medical system of outdated diagnostics;
– Finally, critical linkages between oral hygiene and systemic health.
Why Am I Still Sick? the Biofilms Documentary is also available to Rent.