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CANDIDA


WHY DOES CANDIDA OVERGROWTH OCCUR?

Please review the amazing story that develops as we follow the clues:

If you have ever taken cortisone, birth-control pills, antibiotics or prolonged chlorine in high amounts, chances are very high that you have partially or totally destroyed your secondary immune system, your anti-fungal immune system! (The fungal immune system is not the same as your primary immune system made up of T-cells, antibodies, macrophages, etc.)

What is the fungal immune system? Initially in a adult it is about 6-8 lbs of friendly bacteria in the lower gut. This should comprise about 85% of all organisms in the bowels. The remaining 15% should be fungus or yeast. It takes this ratio (or balance of power) to keep the fungus in check. Fungus is the aggressor, much more powerful than the bacteria and fungus has no anti-bodies to protect itself so it produces very deadly mycotoxins. (Anti-bacterial poisons)

Remember when found, penicillin was a mold on bread? Scientists discovered that fungus is a natural enemy of bacteria and have used different varieties to kill off unwanted or dangerous bacteria ever since. Unknown was the danger of disrupting the delicate ‘balance of power’ in our bowels between the bacteria and fungus. It has led to a dangerous increase of fungus in our bodies. The progress of fungus/yeast overgrowth would now be unchecked.

Once the fungus takes over the bowels and conquers all remaining friendly bacteria it migrates upward until filling the small intestine where digestion and assimilation of all nutrients takes place. However, when the small intestine fills with fungus this process cannot take place. Organs and glands are deprived of its building blocks and systems begin to fail. Bad digestion and assimilation is now the result.

Hypoglycemia - Symptoms begin to show up and are usually viewed as individual diseases themselves. The fungus in seeking its main food of SUGAR upsets the body’s whole sugar/insulin system. The person deprived of the chaperone minerals needed to escort sugar and insulin into the cells and useable proteins …… becomes hypoglycemic. (No one tells us we need these minerals and proteins to get the sugar out of the blood and into the cells)

Without these minerals the person now has low cellular sugar but high blood sugar a perfect playground for fungus to feed. However, now the cells do not have enough sugar to burn for energy so we become less energetic if we do not eat often and we surely do not have enough sugar to keep us alive during the night!

So, the brain now signals our ‘fight or flight’ adrenal gland to send out adrenal hormones to keep the body functioning during the night, which it does. But the side effect is that during the night the person may get hot or they may even have night sweats! The adrenal gland is now working 24 hours per day!

All diabetics come from this type of person. All diabetics develop from a hypoglycemic individual. If the lacking chaperone minerals are not supplied, the person in time will become ‘insulin resistant’ and if the fungus attacks and inflames the Beta cells on the pancreas (causing the T-cells to clean up the mess and destroy the Beta cells) the person will become diabetic. (The T-cells now get the total blame) (Recommendation: Use our ‘Sugar Balance’ Mini-minerals just before each meal)

Constipation or diarrhea or both is usually due to the fungus overgrowth that which destroys all probiotics or friendly bacteria. Friendly bacteria are needed to plow the waste to keep you from becoming constipated. (Use any probiotic) that works in whatever reasonable amount needed ….. But, do not expect the taking of any probiotics even expensive ones to re-populate your colon again. The ever present myco-toxins along with changed p/H of the colon will stop you. In virtually all cases you will forever have to take probiotics. People resort to many remedies from prunes to herbs but the real reason for the problem is a lack of friendly bacteria.

*In some individuals just using probiotics does not prevent constipation. Why? It seems that in some people vital nutrients necessary to feed the smooth muscle that surrounds the colon and make it work properly are missing. These nutrients may also need to be added. Usually you can see the symptoms of this lack by having very narrow in circumference bowel movements. (Use any probiotics)

Hypothyroid - This fermenting begins the failure of the THYROID to get building blocks to produce it's hormones in order to regulate body temperature and important help towards the making of some neuro-transmitters.

Not only does this lack of thyroid hormone produce some fatigue and make the person’s hands & feet cold but it can effect the brain in several ways. One is foggy thinking. It seems to physically interrupt short term memory because of Candida's alcohol by-product. Alcohol is documented to cause brain and nervous system damage. (Recommendation: Use Mini-mineral Iodine & perhaps some thyroid glandular support)

Bloating or Gas - Think about this for a moment: What is produced when Budweiser combines grains with yeast? They get alcohol do they not? Well you have all the yeast in your body just waiting for you to eat some bread, corn or other grain food like pancakes or oatmeal. The alcohol by-product can make you semi-drunk and foggy minded. This can also happen when you take in any food that turns into quick sugar.

Bloating is caused by the combining of sugar with yeast. This makes alcohol and another by-product carbon dioxide. (You are now like a glass of beer with the bubbles rising) This fermenting process disrupts the proper digestion process.

The person either bloats and holds the carbon dioxide or produces the gas and releases it whenever they eat high glycemic carbohydrates, grains or beans, etc. This is because these foods are the main source of fast sugars which the fungus thrives on. Either, avoid all foods that make you bloat or kill off the fungus overgrowth having a party with the food you just ate. (Recommendation: Use our Yeast Control made from plankton. One teaspoon in 4 ounces of water even while bloating should be appropriate)

Brain - The brain gets semi-drunk on the ethanol alcohol by-product produced by the fungus when it digests sugars. This may cause brain-fog, slurred speech or slow thinking. However, if the person also has a low body temperature, the enzymes needed to break down the ethanol may not be available. In this case the ethanol begins to cause actual brain damage. (Recommendation: Use our system to raise body temperature & or take hot baths, etc. to keep temperature up as much as possible. Low body temperature may be dangerous in other ways also)

Mal-absorption - is the result of fungus in the small intestine. Normally yeast/fungus is only found in the large intestine. With yeast overgrowth it migrates into the small intestine and covers all the receptors for absorption plus dilutes all normal processes of digestion. The person now begins to have organs and glands starving for nutrients. Without those nutrients systems begin to shut down such as; the blood cannot get iron from food, anemia; the thyroid cannot get the amino acids necessary to make hormone, hypothyroid; the chaperone minerals are missing to escort sugar and insulin into the cells, hypoglycemia, etc. (Recommendation: Same as ‘Leaky Gut Syndrome’ below)

Depression - There are at least two major causes for ‘most’ depression, hypothyroidism and/or an imbalance of female hormones. See PROGESTERONE below. Since the thyroid may be deprived of Iodine and the amino acid tyrosine because of mal-absorption, depression may occur. A severe case of hypo-thyroid-ism may result. Often however, upon examination the thyroid will fall into a low-end-zone of what is considered medically ‘OK’. In most cases no hormone is given and the condition continues.

Individuals usually do not know that the thyroid is also involved in the production of some neuro-transmitters. Without these they may soon feel they require a drug for problems with depression. Upon medical examination and at the ‘drop of a hat’ a Prozac-like drug is prescribed. And this is only the beginning.

Remember the Thyroid is also one of the body’s power plants. No thyroid means low heat, low body temperature, low blood pressure and maybe a low pulse rate which all equates to low energy. The thyroid is only one broken system. There's more to come.

Progesterone - Ever wonder why so many women have to use progesterone cream? It is because fungus devours it and changes it into prednisone. In fact, Dr. Doug Kaufman MD & scientist plus an author reports that drug companies farm fungus colonies, feeding them progesterone to make the drug prednisone which they then sell to consumers as a remedy for everything. It has been some time since reading this material and I am reporting this from memory but have not verified this.

Prednisone is just one of the many powerful mycotoxins of the fungus that can kill bacteria. This explains why most women are estrogen dominant. Not that they have a lot of estrogen but they lack progesterone due to fungus overgrowth. These imbalances can cause the face to break out, breast to lose firmness, hair problems and perhaps the most significant …. Depression even migraines. Aside from these problems a woman’s skin can become so sensitive she can’t stand to be touched. The skin can become so painful intimacy becomes impossible.

The main immune system of T-cells, etc. are now the only defense against fungus though they are not equipped for this big of a job throughout the whole body. This keeps the immune system so busy, other unwanted guests enter the body without much opposition by the immune system. In fact the mycotoxins secreted by the fungus confuse the immune system and these unwanted invaders can hide in open view without an immune response.

Little known fact: Candida suppresses the production of macrophages, one of the main components of the main immune system. And when engulfed by a macrophage, fungus is able to destroy the macrophage. (see Dr Doug Kaufman’s books on fungus)

Fungi secrete enzymes to even digest or inflame human cells then the body releases chemicals – unfortunately more tissue death. Then when the immune system arrives on the scene to clean up the damaged cells as it is supposed to do, it often gets blamed for all the death and destruction. An example is the destruction of Beta cells on the pancreas that makes a person an insulin dependant diabetic.

Think for a moment ….. Who benefits most when all the sugar is left in the blood with no way to enter the human cells. Is it the T-cells or the fungus? Which one will dine on its favorite food 24 hours per day because of this untimely death of the beta cells? Why would your t-cells only attack the insulin producing Beta cells on the pancreas?

Anemia - Back to the digestion problem. More is lost than the two main elements needed by the thyroid or the minerals for proper sugar levels in the blood. IRON is also in short supply. Often the person with this condition also develops anemia due to poor digestion.

Does this produce more fatigue? Indeed it does.

But it can get worse for some!

These patients often cannot get relief by taking iron supplements from a health food store. This type of iron is often toxic. It is not only the wrong size for the body to use, it is really in the wrong form. But, because the body is so hungry for the right iron it will latch on to this wrong iron and will not let it go.

More and more individuals are developing what is called hemochromatosis. This just means they are toxic with improper iron and the only protocol is blood-letting by a doctor because they don't know how to make the body get rid of this wrong type of iron.

That's why many products now say on the label, "No Iron".....

What they are really saying is, "You caught us, so we're not going to give you any more of this wrong, toxic iron."

This problem also occurs in children in the spectrum like autism. Only they usually retain Copper in the wrong form and it cannot be easily moved because the body is now deficient of usable copper in the right form!

Principle: When you have an overload of a mineral that cannot be moved out, it may mean you do not have the correct form of the mineral and the body is really starved for the proper form of the mineral. So, like a magnet the body holds on to anything that resembles the proper mineral. A hair analysis may tell you that you have plenty copper in the body but it will not tell you if it is usable. Perhaps if you satisfy the cells desire for the real mineral it will let go of the bad one. (Recommendation: Use Mini-minerals ‘iron’ plus ‘folic acid’ and ‘B-12’ in the under the tongue form)

Acid Reflux - When proteins are eaten, the stomach secretes hydrochloric acid and its two enzymes into the stomach to begin pre-digestion. However, the fungus often will migrate still upward from the small intestine and move into the stomach where this pre-digestion is taking place. When this happens the hydrochloric acid is diluted and the signal for the valve at the top of the stomach to close tightly is muted so it often stays partly open.

Acid may now be able to go up towards the mouth burning the esophagus. The problem is not too much acid, it is not enough acid to close the valve due to the presence of fungus in the stomach.
(Recommendation: Yeast Control, made from plankton)

Thrush - If the fungus climbs all the way to the mouth the person will be said to have, Thrush. The tongue turns white with yeast. But by the time this is seen the person has many more problems than just thrush! And this is not really a disease it is just a symptom. (Recommendation: Yeast Control, made from plankton)

Leaky Gut Syndrome - The fungus is also wanting to get into the blood to search for food since it keeps multiplying, so it drills holes in the small intestine and makes its way into the blood stream. These holes allow undigested food to leak into the blood and the body cannot recognize them. These foods will eventually be tagged as alien and anti-bodies will be made to attack them. This is now a full-blown food allergy which is often a low-grade allergy that causes lots of problems without any major symptoms for the person to notice. After years, a person may develop joint problems like arthritis and even allergy shiners. (dark circles around the eyes) (Recommendation: Yeast Control, made from plankton - plus for Autism you may want to use Colostrum to repair the gut – all others may use L-Glutamine – 90-120 days to repair if you keep the gut clear of fungus)

Gallbladder - Now the fungus migrates freely into many places in the body such as the gallbladder. It can fill this organ causing problems with its function.

Kidney - It is estimated by some including doctors that fungus may be the leading cause of Kidney failure without anyone being aware of it.

Ears - Migrating into the ears the fungus causes ringing, doctors give it a name and treat it as a separate disease like all of the other symptoms of fungus overgrowth. If the ears are ringing the next step is to move further in and cause dizziness and loss of balance.

In its early stages though it may just cause itchy ears or clicking sounds.

What is the medical explanation for this? Old age! However it also effects the young!

Sinusitis - When the fungus migrates into the sinuses things just get worse. Doctors have no remedy for this except to operate and scrap the sinuses. It only comes back in time. This disorder is miserable and adversely effects the health with post-nasal drip. Sometimes large fungal balls have to be removed from the sinuses by means of surgery.
What do doctors say causes this. No idea and no long term solution.
(Recommendation: See our liquid Resp-aide in a motorized nebulizer for the respiratory system. Plus Yeast Control, made from plankton for the circulatory system)

Epstein-Barr virus - Consequently, these individuals often carry the Epstein Barr virus, or another large viral colony which hides in the spinal fluid or other location. It is easy to hide in the midst of Candida’s mycotoxins which confuses the immune system. Viruses are notorious for pounding the body's organs while the fungus helps to hide them from the immune system. (Recommendation: See our Mini-mineral ULTRA 1 & ULTRA 2)

Sept. 19, 2000 A Wall Street journal writer wrote an article entitled:

“New Theory Emerges on Fatigue Ailment”

"Dr. Lerner said daylong cardiac monitoring found that 95% of Chronic-Fatigue patients he and his research team tested in two separate small studies had abnormal electrocardiograms indicative of heart damage.

Dr. Lerner said he suspects the heart damage is caused by Epstein-Barr virus and Cytomegalovirus, both long implicated in the condition."

And to top it off, all of us have an 80% chance of also having the Herpes virus. Epstein-Barr is a herpes virus. Staph & Strep, the other unwanted Guests - Ever wonder why some get pneumonia once a year? Others get staph infections every so often? Or why some get Strep once or twice a year? Some get frequent colds and flu?

The reason is that these infections may never leave the body at all. People just have an episode and the microbe then hides in the presence of the fungus and its mycotoxins. To eliminate these totally the fungus & it’s poisons must be controlled. (Recommendation: See our ULTRA 1 & ULTRA 2 plus Yeast Control)

Other unwanted Guests Ever wonder why some get pneumonia once a year? Others get staff infections every so often? Or why some get Strep once or twice a year? Some get frequent colds and flu?

The reason is that these infections may never leave the body at all. People just have an episode and the microbe then hides in the presence of the fungus and its mycotoxins. To eliminate these totally the fungus & it’s poisons must be controlled. (Recommendation: See our ULTRA 1 & ULTRA 2 plus Yeast Control)

ATP problems - Long term Candida problems eventually seem to include a crippling of the ATP energy cycle. This is probably the most difficult problem to overcome.

Adrenal Gland - The end result now is an overworked, depleted and exhausted adrenal gland as it tries to maintain enough energy for the person to live another day. When all the other energy systems are failing especially the sugar/insulin system it puts stress on the adrenal. Here’s how: Not enough sugar in the cells and the body’s engines would shut off during the night but the brain signals for the adrenal to send out adrenal hormones to keep all the cells working even without sugar (its normal fuel).

Adrenal hormones generate heat as they are usually used in ‘flight’ or ‘fight’ mode of the body. This logically may cause night sweats depending on the lack of sugar in the cells on any given night.

Cancer - Fungus is always seeking sugar and as a parasite that cannot produce sugar. It is also very ready to donate half of its DNA to any life-form so it can make a hybrid that can produce sugar. In nature Fungus overpowers Algae and makes such a hybrid and we call it Lichen which is found growing on rocks. Fungus is not an air breather & neither is cancer! Read the book by Dr. Doug Kaufman MD dealing with the fungus/cancer relationship.

Leprosy & Tuberculosis - Both of these diseases are listed as a “mycobacterium”. Myco means fungal and bacterium is a bacteria. As we already know hybrid mycobacterium's can be very deadly. Leprosy is called ‘mycobacterium leprae’.

It doesn’t take a genius to realize that the Hypoglycemic, the Diabetic and the Cancer patient all crave and depend on SUGAR!

Heart Disease - Once the sugar/Insulin system is severely disrupted a person like an autistic child, ADD person, the hypoglycemic person & especially the diabetic will begin to lay down plaque in the arteries 10 to 100 times faster than normal. This explains why virtually all diabetics after suffering a life of pain and problems, in the end dies from a plaque induced heart attack!

Mycotoxins – A final note about these abundant toxins that get embedded into the colon wall. They are not water soluble; they are somewhat heat stable; they are resistant to UV light. No one as yet has found a perfect or easy way to neutralize these toxins or to repopulate the colon and reestablish the daily, natural, friendly, bacterial protection from fungus overgrowth. These toxins also confuse the immune system which may allow unwanted guest to remain in the body even after they seem to be gone. Some of these such as cold or flu viruses, staph, strep, pneumonia and bronchitis may be repeat offenders in many individuals due to the mycotoxins.

When we stop taking Probiotics, we have no Probiotics largely due to these toxins. Until we find a way to rectify this we will have to use something to manually control our fungal levels each day to protect ourselves from the ultimate goal of fungus ……. ”To bring us back to the dust”, for without our pristine bacterial secondary immune system the fungus assumes we are dead.

How Permanent is the damage to our Fungal Immune System?
Our original maybe 6 pounds of friendly bacteria as an adult was no little thing to lose. Please understand it was like a priceless crystal vase standing on a pedestal. Once the vase gets knocked off the pedestal and shatters into a zillion pieces, can it be easily put back together again? That’s why our generation has to take probiotics and cannot stop taking them. The colony virtually never re-appears again on the wall of the colon. We can only keep friendly bacteria in the waste itself.

You must daily:
1/ Take probiotics
2/ Minimize fungal feeding foods
3/ Take a great destroyer of fungus daily.

And always remember yeast is like Elvis, always ready to make a comeback because it is in the very air we breathe.

What questions to ask to see if you may have Fungus/Yeast Overgrowth?

Do you….

bloat when you eat?
form gas when you eat?
have cold hands or feet?
have acid reflux?
have brain fog?
have an itchy nose?
ear sensitivity/ringing/itching or fluid in the ears?
suffer from fatigue for no reason?
have a dry mouth?
have vision that gets blurry then clear then blurry?

Are you….

hypoglycemic? (shaky if meal is missed, sleepy after a meal, sweat during sleep)
prone to constipation or diarrhea or both?
hypothyroid? (cold hands or feet)
borderline anemic?
as a female, suffering from hormone imbalance, it may producing headaches, migraines, depression or painful periods.

According to published books on the subject: A yes to at least 3 of these main questions indicates fungus overgrowth.

Some of the more than 100 symptoms of Candida overgrowth are: Short term memory loss, persistent drowsiness, fatigue, brain fog, headaches, mood swings, dizziness, loss of balance, lack of coordination, ear sensitivity/ringing/itching or fluid in the ears, blurred vision, rashes, mucous in stools, diarrhea/constipation or both, postnasal drip, frequent colds, (recurring strep throat, sinusitis or bronchitis), heartburn, nasal itch and or congestion, nervous irritability, tightness of the chest, dry mouth or throat.

And because of belching, bloating, flatulence or indigestion, we develop bad breath, cold hands or feet, thyroid problems, depression, anemia & sugar disorders. Some of the above are usually worse on damp days.

Some disorders that usually are accompanied by Candida Overgrowth:
Irritable bowel Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Cancer, Diabetes, Hypoglycemia, Chronic fatigue, Ebstein-Barr virus, Pneumonia, Lupus, most Acid Reflux & Hiatal hernia.

Lack of progesterone in women is often the result of Candida overgrowth converting their progesterone into prednisone.

ANTI FUNGAL DIET

Foods that feed Candida:
High glycemic foods like alcoholic beverages, white rice, bread, potatoes, pasta, corn (including popcorn) carrots, apples, bananas, grapes. Also avoid vinegar, most dairy, peanuts, cashews. Remember, all grains and beans feed fungus.

Do you crave any of these foods?

Remember to follow the clues.
What is the main food of fungus? Sugar!
What is the craving of a person who suffers from hypoglycemia? Sugar!
What is diabetes linked to? Sugar!
What is the primary food of cancer? Sugar!

 

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