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#1 SkunkyAroma

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Posted 04 February 2016 - 11:57 PM

​Cancer IS Systemic Candida and Cannabis Oil Destroys It

 

By Adrion T. Kelley

 

 

My mother, for all intents and purposes, is relatively square. She listens to Rush Limbaugh every morning while working around the house and likes to relax in the evening to a good old-fashioned black and white movie. Needless to say she has never been much of a partier, let alone a drinker or a smoker. However my mother for many years has been a supporter of cannabis being used to help ease the pain and suffering of people diagnosed with cancer. Recently my mother herself was diagnosed with cancer. Along with the diagnosis came an uncomfortable feeling of uncertainty and helplessness that was amplified by the harsh reality of financial burden and medical ambiguity. Through it all my mother and I not only have gained a heightened awareness of the medical communities lack of understanding in regards to cancer itself, but also we have gained the knowledge of a truly effective cure.

Even in a time when medical marijuana is accepted, there is still a misconception about its medical use. Many doctors will admit that some of the compounds found in cannabis are effective in treating the side effects of chemotherapy, but the current medical establishment objects to cannabis and its chemical compounds being used for anything else. This is the same medical establishment who has spent numerous years and countless billions developing a cancer treatment plan that even doctors won’t expose themselves to. Scientists from the McGill Cancer Center asked 79 doctors, all experts on lung cancer, if they themselves were diagnosed with cancer would they consider using chemotherapy. Of the 79 doctors 58 said they would not expose themselves to chemotherapy due to “the ineffectiveness and the elevated level of toxicity of chemotherapy” (Day). So would using cannabis to treat cancer be more effective and less toxic than chemotherapy?

Before exploring the medical benefits associated with cannabis as an alternative cancer therapy, it is necessary to have a clear understanding of what exactly cancer is. According to the National Cancer Institute, cancer is divided into several categories: carcinoma, sarcoma, leukemia, lymphoma, melanoma and central nervous system cancers. In spite of the different names and locations of these cancers in the body, they all share a common process (National Cancer Institute par. 1). Cancer cells start off as normal cells in the body, but somewhere in the cells life cycle of growth and death something happens to these cells that prevents them from dying. Rather than completing the normal cell life cycle, they instead keep growing in a specific location of the body until a cancerous lesion or tumor is created. If small groups of cancer cells break away from the main group of cancer cells they will find a way into the blood stream where they travel to other parts of the body and begin to grow in a new location. So what causes these normal cells to mutate and form cancer cells?

A recent study from the Department of Immunology in Mexico stated, “There is increasing evidence of a close link between inflammation and cancer, and at the core of inflammation there are both pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) and danger (or damage)-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs)” (Department of Immunology par.1). DAMPs and PAMPs are sensors located within the body’s immune cells that gather and process information when the cells come in contact with pathogens (germs). When the PAMPs and DAMPs identify the molecular pattern of a pathogen, a command is given from the PAMPs and DAMPs to the rest of the cell to devour the pathogen (R&D Systems pg. 1). So if cancer cells are just immune cells responding to a pathogen, then what pathogen are the immune cells responding to? This leads to an even better question, “Is there a wide spread pathogen whose infection has a high probability of creating cancer?”

According to report published by the American Society of Microbiology “Candida albicans is the most common human fungal pathogen” (Noble and Johnson par. 1). Also the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that “Candida is the fourth most common cause of bloodstream infections among U.S. hospital patients” (Center for Disease Control and Prevention par. 1). As to its probability of causing cancer the Department of Biology at Youngstown State University in Ohio found that “inoculation of C. albicans produces numerous tumor-like lesions and abscesses on the major organs of experimental laboratory rats” (Department of Biology par. 1) However it is unethical for a doctor or a scientist to purposefully inject a human subject with Candida albicans, so the likelihood of such important data being collected is impossible. Fortunately there was study done by the Institute of Clinical Medicine in Aarhus, Denmark showing that out of 21,247 patients with Candida albicans 100% of them were diagnosed with some form of cancer within 10 years of contracting Candida albicans (Department of Clinical Epidemiology par. 2). These facts point to Candida albicans as being one cause of cancer, but there are numerous other chemicals and pathogens that are said to be carcinogenic. What is the probability of Candida albicans being the sole cause of cancer? To explore this theory it is imperative to know how the fungus interacts with the human body.

 

 

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(Candida albicans)

 

According to a report by the American Society for Microbiology “All humans are colonized with Candida species, mostly Candida albicans” (Achkar and Fries par. 1). For the most part Candida albicans lies dormant within the human body, however when certain levels of PH in the stomach or blood stream are reached Candida albicans begins to accelerate its growth. The normal PH levels of the human stomach are 1.5-3.5 PH (very acidic) and normal blood stream PH is about 7.4 PH (alkaline). The Tohoku Pharmaceutical University in Sendai, Japan found that the optimal level for Candida albicans growth was between 4-7 PH (Department of Microbiology par. 1). Coincidentally Dr. A.K. Brewer discovered that by temporarily raising the blood PH of 30 human cancer patients with alkaline (base) elements to a level of 8 PH, he was successfully able to completely eliminate the cancer in all 30 patients, some patients tumors were eliminated within 12-36 hours (Brewer par. 1).

Candida albicans is not only a fungus but it is also considered yeast. According to S. Baron, editor of Medical Microbiology “Small molecules (e.g., simple sugars and amino acids) accumulate in a watery film surrounding the hyphae or yeast and simply diffuse through the cell wall” (Baron par. 1). Glucose (sugar) is the main source of food for all cells in the human body, but it is also the main source of food for Candida albicans. By stealing the glucose from the cells of the body the yeast begins to multiply faster, quickly eating away the tissue of vital organs. Like brewers yeast, Candida albicans converts sugar into alcohol, however this alcohol is not ethanol (vodka), but acetaldehyde (the chemical that causes hangovers) (Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Unit par. 4). Coincidentally, scientists at Keele University in Trent, U.K. made “the discovery that acetaldehyde is released by the lung cancer cell” (Center for Science and Technology in Medicine par. 1). Due to the acidity of acetaldehyde the average PH level in the blood stream drops creating an optimal PH range for Candida albicans to spread through out the body. This theory of cancer being the result of fungus seems like a fairly logical conclusion, but do any reputable medical institutes dedicated to the advancement of cancer research share this same conclusion?

In May of 2013 the U.S. National Cancer Institute tested an antifungal medicine named “Compound 3c” and found that the medicine “showed high activity against HOP-92 (Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer)” (Heterocyclic Compounds Research Group par 1). Apparently these results were so promising that a few months later in October of 2013 scientists form Gaziosmanpaşa University in Tokat, Turkey carried out similar experiments with similar results when testing their antifungal compound on cancer cells. In light of these positive findings, scientists from the Faculty of Marine Sciences in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia began testing an antifungal compound derived from the plant Saraca indica on cancer cells and published their findings in November of 2013. Shortly after that, a group of scientists from the University of Calabria in Rende, Italy extracted antifungal chemicals from Citrus seeds with the intent of using this extraction to treat cancer. Which brings us to the most talked about, most tested, most studied, most published plant derived antifungal and anticancer compounds in modern history, cannabinoids.

 

 

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According to the National Cancer Institute “Chemical components of Cannabis, called cannabinoids, activate specific receptors found throughout the body to produce pharmacologic effects, particularly in the central nervous system and the immune system” (National Institutes of Health par. 1) There are literally hundreds of reports regarding the anti-tumor properties of cannabinoids published by the National Institutes of Health. One of these reports reveals how scientists had analyzed “the pathways triggered by cannabinoids to induce apoptosis” (Department of Experimental Biomedicine and Clinical Neuroscience par. 1) in cancerous tumors. Apoptosis is a condition were the body literally commands a certain group of cells to die, in this case cannabinoids trigger a mechanism in the human body that sends this command specifically to cancer cells. More fascinating still is the discovery made by scientists from Periyar University in Salem, India regarding the highly effective anti-fungal properties of cannabinoids when applied to samples of cultured Candida albicans.

Currently the cannabis plant, DEA number 7360, is considered a schedule I drug according to the U.S. Department of Justice. This means that there is absolutely no medical value associated with cannabis. However in 2001 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services filed a U.S. patent on cannabinoids sighting that “cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke and trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and HIV dementia” (United States par. 1) This is an obvious contradiction in U.S. drug policy.

 

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(Corrie Yelland, Cancer survivor and medical cannabis advocate)

 

 

 

Through the trials and tribulations of cancer, my mother and I have gained these key points of knowledge:

 

1. Cancer and tumors are not a disease, they are the bodies immune response to a foreign pathogen.

 

2. Candida albicans is the pathogen that triggers the body’s immune system to produce what doctors habitually misdiagnosed as “cancer”.

 

3. The cannabis plant contains chemical compounds called cannabinoids that have been proven to be a safe, low cost and effective treatment against life threatening Candida albicans infections.

 

Doctors, pharmaceutical companies, law enforcement officers and politicians all tremble with fear as they begin to realize that the angry mothers of America unite with this new found awareness regarding “cancer”. These angry mothers will impose a social, economical and spiritual retribution in the names of all friends, cousins, sisters, daughters, granddaughters, aunts, mothers and grandmothers who fell victim to the carefully crafted illusion of “cancer”. This retribution, the likes of which no fascist has ever seen, will be wrathfully administered the moment these angry moms realize that more women have died from a lie than a disease.

 

regards,

 

Adrion T. Kelley

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Center for Disease Control and Prevention. “Measuring the Incidence of Candida Bloodstream Infections and Tracking Antifungal Drug Resistance.” Center for Disease Control and Prevention (2012). Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Web. 1 Nov. 2013.
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Day, Philip. Cancer: Why we’re still dying to know the truth. Credence Publications, 2000. Print.

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Posted 05 February 2016 - 12:05 AM

Simple fungus infection can cause cancer

 

 

The numbers related to those who are diagnosed with cancer and who die from it are sickening, to the point that cancer is on the doorstep of knocking out heart disease as the number one killer in the United States. It is estimated approximately that 1 in 3 people will be diagnosed with some type of cancer, and recent data shows that cancer claims at least 576,691 people per year, or nearly 23% of ALL deaths.

There are very few common threads among experts on what causes cancer, aside from obvious lifestyle choices like smoking and alcohol. However, to think cancer is largely caused by one thing is a bit too simplistic...or is it? Turns out, it may not be that complicated.
 

A simple fungal infection can cause cancer

 

According to The Home Medical Encyclopedia, in 1963 about 50% of all Americans suffered from an "unrecognized" systemic fungal infection. These infections can be brought on by many different factors that alter the optimal state of our intestinal ecology, most notably antibiotics, birth control pills, excessive processed sugar and grain consumption, heavy metal contamination, xenoestrogens, alcohol, smoking, and chronic stress. These factors, in combination with diets severely deficient in active enzymes and probiotics, have paved the way for the most prevalent fungal infection to take over, Candida albicans.

But how does a fungal problem like Candida lead to an eventual cancer diagnosis?

According to Dr. Robert Young:

"Bacteria, yeast/fungi, and mold are not the cause of a cancerous condition but are the result and the evidence of cells and tissues biologically transforming from a healthy state into an unhealthy state." Dr. Young astutely observed that, "over-acidification of the body leads to the development of chronic yeast and fungal infections and ultimately a cancerous condition of the cells and tissues."

Further backing this theory is the understanding that yeasts like Candida are anaerobes - which means they generate their energy in the absence of oxygen. Once in the blood stream, they can colonize in certain areas of the body and dramatically reduce oxygen levels. This results in local cells switching their energy system from oxygen based to one that doesn't use oxygen. This is the system used by cance cells, which do not use oxygen to generate their energy. Otto Warburg won a Nobel Prize in 1931 for informing the world of this property of cancer cells and that oxygen was their enemy!

It has also been shown that beneficial bacteria in your intestine are known to direct up to 85 per cent of your immune response, to release anti-cancer vitamins (like biotin, B-12, folic acid, and vitamin K) from your foods and even to produce a compound (sodium butyrate), which causes cancer cells to self-destruct. Beneficial bacteria don't work well if the acidity of the gut increases, and they will be severely impaired in their anti-cancer function if you have a systemic Candida infection.

The Mayo clinic has also confirmed that cancer is a fungus, can be caused by a fungus, or is accompanied by late stage fungal infections. Johns Hopkins found that the drug itraconazole, commonly used to treat toenail fungus, can also block angiogenesis, the growth of new blood vessels commonly seen in cancers which allow metastases (spreading of cancer throughout the body) to occur.

Knowing these truths, is it any surprise that cancer is so rampant? How many people do you know that have:

  • Taken antibiotics (or any other prescription medication)
  • Used birth control pills
  • Eaten non-organic foods, high in sugars, grains (especially gluten) and starches (like potatoes)
  • Have metal dental fillings and have been vaccinated (exposed to mercury)
  • Consumed foods and beverages out of plastic containers
  • Drank beer, wine, or hard alcohol regularly
  • Consumed caffeine on a daily basis
  • Smoked cigarettes
  • Live with chronic underlying stress

Any ONE of these things can facilitate Candida overgrowth, and in many cases people are dealing with at least 2 or 3 of these from their history. It's important to note that a systemic Candida infection is not a quick fix, so recent changes in your lifestyle are not likely to have completely reversed the problem. It can take years of a lifestyle change that completely avoids the factors listed above (and more) and a diet rich in enzyme and probiotic rich foods to completely eliminate Candida.

If you want to avoid the runaway train that is cancer, there is not doubt that you need to at least avoid a Candida overgrowth.
 

 

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New Biologically Active Compounds From Cannabis

 

By Yun Xie
 
 

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Humans have been using cannabis for thousands of years for medical treatments, spiritual purposes, textile manufacturing, and other reasons. In recent history, chemists have isolated many cannabinoids, the metabolites in cannabis sativa, and have described some of their biological activities. For example, some cannabinoids have potent effects on multidrug resistant bacteria and others are effective against pain. The structures of known cannabinoids also inspire chemists to create synthetic chemicals to mimic certain aspects of their function, like pain reduction, while providing a powerful medical effect and avoiding negative side effects.

Although a lot of work that has been done on cannabis, scientists have not identified every cannabinoid, so many research groups are continuing to identify and categorize the chemicals in cannabis. Samir Ross from the University of Mississippi led one such group in the discovery of nine new cannabinoids, and they published the structures and biological activities of these chemicals in an advanced article in the Journal of Natural Products.

The researchers grew plants from high-potency Mexican C. sativa seeds and harvested the whole buds of mature female plants. They performed chemical extraction and purification procedures on the plant material to isolate the nine cannabinoids. They then determined the molecular structures of these new chemicals using a variety of techniques, including 1D and 2D NMR, UV, and HRESIMS (high resolution electron spray ionization mass spectra).

After figuring out the chemical structures, it was crucial to know how useful these molecules might be in terms of medicinal properties. The first good news was that none of the cannabinoids were toxic to cells extracted from African green monkey kidneys, which meant that they have potential as drugs. Upon closer inspection, several of the compounds had respectable biological activities, as well.

Compound 5 had potent antileishmanial activity, which makes it a possible candidate against leishmaniasis, a parasitic disease that is spread by the bite of the sandfly. Compound 8 was effective at killing Staphylococcus aureus, a frequent cause of staph infections, and ​compound 7 had good activity against Candida albicans, a highly pathogenic fungus that causes cancer and a huge list of other diseases.

 

 The other cannabinoids weren’t as biologically active, but they all had some drug potential. For insistence, compounds 2 and 6 were mildly affective against MRSA, and compound 1 had some antimalarial activity.

The identification of these biologically relevant cannabinoids will give natural product chemists new ideas for future drugs. Even the less active ones can turn out to be useful, as chemists can make modifications of the structures that are more potent.

 

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  Foods To Avoid – Candida Diet Food List

The food items listed below are the most common food avoidances for the general Candida Diet.

  1. Sweeteners – in all forms (white and brown sugar, honey, maple syrup, barley malt, stevia, dextrose, sucrose, fructose, corn syrup, rice syrup Sweet ‘n’ Low, etc.)
  2. Fruit (due to high natural sugar content) – includes whole and dried fruit, fruit juices and concentrates.
  3. Yeast – in any form.
  4. Vinegar and Vinegar Products (mayonnaise, mustard, salsa, dressings, etc.).
  5. All Dairy – including milk, cheese, yogurt, ice cream, powdered milk, milk solids, milk protein, butter, lactic acid, lactose, casein, etc. (Eggs are not dairy).
  6. Alcohol – in any form (including extracts and wine).
  7. Fermented Products – such as miso, soy sauce, tempeh, sauerkraut and pickles.
  8. Breads, crackers, tortillas, pastries
  9. Hydrogenated or Partially Hydrogenated Oils – including margarine and shortening.

 

Foods To Eat – Candida Diet Food List

There is a great variety of healthy, yeast free foods that do meet the Candida Diet criteria and these are listed below:

  1. *Vegetables – especially dark green leafy ones.
  2. Hormone Free Meat (whenever possible).
  3. Seeds and Nuts – including nut butters like sun butter or almond butter. (Excludes peanuts and pistachios).
  4. *Whole Grains – like brown rice, barley, millet, and buckwheat.
  5. Eggs.
  6. Herbs – garlic (acts as an anti-fungal agent), basil, thyme, oregano, parsley, etc.
  7. Olive Oil (Light olive oil is recommended because it is better for use at high cooking temperatures).
  8. Almond Milk – unsweetened.
  9. Mushrooms (many mushrooms are candida fighters)

 

* Starchy vegetables such as potatoes, corn, beans, etc. should be used in moderation (3-4 times per week) as part of a balanced diet.  These items contain many essential vitamins and nutrients that the body needs and should not be excluded completely unless there is a particular sensitivity or if the Candida infection is particularly severe.

* Grains including wheat will need to be avoided if you have a gluten sensitivity.

 

 

Other natural ways to keep Candida Albicans in check:

 

#1: Garlic

Garlic is one food that has powerful anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties and some scientific studies have found it to be at least as effective as the popular anti-fungal drug, Nystatin, in destroying candida albicans.

One important difference between taking drugs such as antibiotics and anti-fungals, and taking garlic, is that bacteria and fungi are not likely to develop a resistance to garlic. This is because garlic contains many different substances with anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, including allicin, alliin, alliinase and S-allylcysteine.

 

To get the most of garlic's ability to destroy bacteria and fungi like the candida yeast, it is best to take garlic raw.

But raw garlic is extremely pungent. So you might want to chop it up finely and eat with your food, or swallow it with water.

Some Chinese restaurants serve chopped raw garlic to be mixed with soy sauce as a dipping sauce. A Chinese noodle dish called lor mee – a traditional food of the Fujian, Pu Tien, Hing Hwa and other dialect groups – is also typically served with a dollop of minced, raw garlic.

Another way to eat raw garlic is to eat them pickled. Just soak peeled garlic cloves in a good, natural soy sauce such as organic quality shoyu or tamari. Leave them soaked for a few weeks to a few months, they won't spoil. While pickles are generally discouraged in an anti-candida diet, good quality pickles made with soy sauce are okay.

Altrnatively, garlic oil capsules or kyolic (pickled garlic) capsules might also be helpful.

 

#2: Oregano oil

The oil of Oregano Vulgare, a species of the oregano herb that is commonly used in Italian and Greek cooking, is also known to have powerful anti-fungal properties.

Interestingly, Oregano is used in the Philippines primarily as a herbal medicine – for various common illnesses like coughs and the flu – rather than a herb for cooking.

Oregano oil is normally sold as a pure oil. It is very potent. So all you need is a few drops mixed into a glass of water. Taking too much of oregano oil might cause irritation to the mucous membranes.


 

 

#3: Super green foods

Green algae such as chlorella and spirulina – sometimes called 'Super Green foods' – are very rich in nutrition and have strong detoxification capabilities. And detoxifying the colon is an important step in the fight against candida infection because the candida yeast thrives in a toxic environment.

These green foods also have a very strong alkalinizing effect on the body, which is also crucial because candida albicans thrive in an acidic environment.

Vegetables as well as foods rich in minerals – like seaweeds and salt pickled foods – all have strong alkalinizing effects. Of these, chlorella and spirulina are among the most alkalinizing.

Be careful, though, to buy only the best quality green algae, as some tend to be moldy.

 

#4: Edible clay

The idea of eating ash or clay might seem strange to many people, but this has actually been a traditional practice of many primitive societies.

Dr Weston Price, who studied the diets and health of many primitive societies during the early 20th century, found that many primitive people would eat food that has been dipped in water dissolved with clay – in order to prevent upset stomachs from food poisoning.

Two types of clay are today commonly sold for consumption as health supplements – bentonite and montmorillonite. These have been variously called "living clay", "healing clay" or just "edible clay".

Clay is highly absorptive. It readily absorbs toxins, heavy metals, bacteria, virus and fungi. But because clay itself is not absorbed by the body, whatever it absorbs is passed out in the stools.

 

#5: Psyllium husk

Similar in effect to clay is psyllium husk, which was discussed briefly in the article about caprylic acid as one of the natural cures for candida.

Psyllium is a seed grown commercially in India, where it is also called isabgol. The husk is very high in fibre and widely used as a bulk forming laxative. When psyllium absorbs water, it expands greatly and forms a gel. People who take psyllium often report passing out very large, well-formed stools.

Psyllium or isabgol is thus very effective as a colon cleanser. And cleaning the colon is one of the most effective ways to fight candida infection. Like clay, psyllium husk or isabgol absorbs toxins, bacteria, fungi and other harmful substances – and passes them out through the stools.

 

#6: Colloidal Silver and Ionic Silver

Colloidal silver is silver particles suspended (not dissolved) in water. Before the development of antibiotic drugs, colloidal silver was widely used to treat infections, as colloidal silver is said to be effective against up to 650 types of bacteria and other harmful micro-organisms – including candida albicans.

Silver is said to work by denaturing the enzyme involved with supplying oxygen to these micro-organisms. And colloidal silver is gaining popularity as an alternative to antibiotics, partly because many organisms are nowadays resistant to even powerful antibiotics, whereas there is little chance of them developing resistance to silver.

Silver is used in Indian cuisine, where various candies and sweets are often coated with a thin layer of silver foil. So eating - or drinking - silver is again not as strange as it might seem to some people.  Ionic silver generators are easy to make using pure silver coins or silver wire, a 6V DC transformer, mason jar, pure water and air bubbler

 

There are, of course, many other natural cures for candida, as mentioned before, no single cure will work for all people all the time. But if you adopt a multi-pronged approached, changing your diet as well as taking a few of the many natural cures for candida, you have good chances of fighting candida infection successfully.



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Posted 01 May 2016 - 11:32 PM

Identifying Possible Candida Symptoms for Men & Women

 

The term “Candida” is often associated with vaginal yeast infections (also called vaginal Thrush) complete with vaginal itching, odor and sometimes discharge. But Candida overgrowth is common to all bodies, male or female, young and old, and causes many other symptoms, too.

We all have a balance of yeast in our bodies. That’s a good thing. It’s when our yeast overgrows in the gut and overwhelms our beneficial bacteria that it becomes Candida – and a real problem.

 

Identifying Possible Candida Symptoms

 

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  • Fatigue
  • Brain “fog” -hard to focus or think straight.
  • Oral Thrush (a white film on tongue or in the mouth)
  • Bad breath, foul taste in mouth
  • Abdominal pain
  • Bloating and indigestion
  • Increasing allergies to foods (gluten or celiac problems can be a direct result of Candida overgrowth)
  • Constant craving for something sweet!
  • Joint pain with arthritis-like symptoms
  • Chronic sinus drainage -which antibiotics don’t help!
  • Weight gain (or loss) and the inability to change it.
  • Fungus on the toe-nails
  • Itching, red eyes
  • Ear drainage
  • Candida Skin rashes on the body (eczema, atopic dermatitis)
  • Candida Rash around the groin or in the folds of skin
  • Anal, penile or vaginal itching
  • Hair loss
  • Vision problems
  • Depression

 

A Candida yeast infection can be caused by a weakened immune system from prolonged illness or high stress.

Sexual Transmission from someone with a yeast infection if your body is weakened and “ripe” to catch it.

 

Antibiotics that kill the beneficial bacteria in the gut. (This beneficial bacteria is what keeps the natural yeast in our bodies from growing wild!)

 

Lifestyle: lots of sugars and carbs.



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Posted 02 May 2016 - 12:10 AM

Candida Fungal Infections Are Linked To Cancer

 

A vast amount of people suffer from a Candida fungal infection.

 

But the problem is that the symptoms are so wide-ranging that most people aren’t even aware that they have it.

Unknowingly, you could be carrying around this silent invader, which could be causing many of the health issues you might be experiencing.

And while finding out that you have a candida fungal infection may not sound like a big deal,  it’s not a diagnosis that you should take lightly.

In fact, studies have link this seemingly innocent health issue to many serious health issues, including cancer.

Candida fungal infections are much more than what many consider as a yeast infection, commonly regarded as a “woman’s issue”.

So much so that doctors are starting to call this a “Silent Epidemic.”

Now, I know what you are thinking…

 

“What are the symptoms of a Candida infection?”.

Candida fungal infection actually causes so many symptoms, it will make your head spin!

One thing that really surprises people about Candida is how many lives it affects (even without the cancer link).

It does this by robbing us of our energy and joy of life.

In fact, many aches and pains you regularly suffer from are caused by Candida, and will disappear when you cleanse yourself of this invasive fungus.

My own personal estimation is that at least 78% of the population suffers from a Candida fungus infection.

I have met many folks over the years who have overcome debilitating depression and fatigue by cleansing themselves of the Candida that had grown out of control inside of them.

The sad things is that you may be one of so many people affected by this, and don’t even know it.

The first step is to be able to recognize the symptoms of a Systemic Candida Fungal infection.

I know when you read the following you may be skeptical and say ‘oh, but these symptoms can be caused by many different things’.

And yes, you would be right.

A quick search on medical website or wiki for will show over 100 different symptoms that can be expressed in someone with candida.

They will not have all the symptoms, as the symptoms change dramatically depending on where the fungal colony has settled in the body.

For example, expression of depression and psychological symptoms are generally related to the fungus being located in the brain.

The initial stages of a Candida infection will very often involve the gut, mouth and urinary tract.

Most common symptoms that indicate a Candida infection are:

  • Thrush
  • Sore throat
  • Bloating
  • Gas
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Earache

Another common symptom reported by many sufferers is discoloration of the skin and uneven skin tone.

However, once the infection has reached the bloodstream, it can travel all around the body to other vital systems.

These include the brain, the reproductive system, the nervous system, and more.

As the infection becomes more widespread the symptoms become more varied and include:

  • Sugar and alcohol cravings, as well as cravings for carbohydrate rich foods (such as bread, pasta, rice, etc.)
  • Migraines
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Vaginitis
  • Foggy thinking
  • Itching
  • Acne
  • Hyperactivity
  • Sinus inflammation
  • Irritability
  • Dizziness
  • Low sex drive
  • Earache
  • Skin infections (such as athlete’s foot)
  • Chronic pain
  • Muscle weakness

The medical profession is now much more aware of the problems Candida causes.

Doctors will urge you to take action quickly if you have a Candida infection to prevent serious complications, because it has the potential to harm the delicate systems of your body and create long-term damage.

So now you know exactly what is as stake if Candida is allowed to run free in your body like a bull in a china shop.

Thankfully, the solution is simple....  pure decarboxylated marijuana oil also known as RSO (Rick Simpson Oil) 

 

But the key is to avoid delay, as some of the damage caused by Candida can become permanent.

 

 

 

PLEASE, watch the Run from the Cure documentary today!     http://forum.flyings...-marijuana-oil/



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Posted 12 May 2016 - 04:23 PM

Can Candida Cause Cancer?

By Chris Woollams

Most people simply would not think that one of the first steps in a cancer prevention programme might be to cut out excess yeasts or candida infections. Certainly few oncology doctors would tell a newly diagnosed cancer patient to go on an anti-yeast, anti-candida diet. Moreover, they will probably give you antibiotics, steroids and other drugs that will only make your yeast infections worse!

However, there is a growing body of evidence that yeast infections, and particularly candida, are involved in a number of cancers. They are definitely an acknowledged problem in certain cancer treatments, for example in Multiple Myeloma and Leukaemia, a by-product of the heavy drug routine and the lack of a strong immune system.

But could yeasts and candida actually lie behind many cancers, far more than Doctors would expect? Could they even be the cause of a cancer? Or a factor that could drive the disease as it progresses?

Try this for size:  Cancer patients undergoing radio or chemotherapy did not finally succumb to the cancer itself, but to an infestation of candida albicans. That was taken from Contemporary Oncology Magazine 1993 in the USA.

This is one article about the possibility that common yeasts, which can show as symptoms like thrush, cystitis, yellow toe nails and/or bloating after meals, can develop in the body to become serious candida albicans infections. These thrive in a low oxygen environment (as do cancers) and produce toxic by-products that can both feed and stimulate cancers. The article, about the work of Gerald Green, will even give you a simple anti-candida diet. (Readers might also look at a further

Candida, yeast infection and cancer

I have a wonderful job. I meet so many interesting people, so many experts all on the same mission - helping people beat cancer. One minute its Charlotte Gerson, then Dr Contreras. I may get a complex soon though; none of Britains top orthodox doctors ever seem to ring me up to tell me of their latest work, which is very sad because icon now goes out to over 450,000 readers every issue in over 500 hospitals, oncology units,complementary centres and health centres in UK libraries.

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One gentleman, with whom I have been corresponding, is Gerald Green, a medical herbalist and immunologist in Bexhill, Sussex. His grandfather (Professor Fritz Hber 1868-1934) won a Nobel Prize and was one of Germanys finest scientists. Energy and investigative endurance clearly run in the family. Gerald has devoted a large part of his life to studying candida.

 

It is estimated that 70 per cent of the British population have a yeast infection. The primary cause of this is our love of antibiotics. Swollen glands? Take antibiotics. Tonsillitis? Take antibiotics. Are you allergic to antibiotics? If the answer is no, thats fine. Antibiotics have no side effects. Who says?

So would you be surprised if I told you that The Journal of the American Medical Association (Feb 18th 2004; 291; 827-35) has reported a study on 10,000 women in which women who took over 500 days of antibiotics in a 17 year period (dubbed 25 plus doses) had twice the risk of breast cancer as those that took none at all. Even women taking just ONE DOSE had a statistical risk increase to 1.5 times. This followed worrysome findings in Finland in 2000.

Friendly Bacteria

Apart from a minor problem that they may well be toxic to brain cells (Drs Goldman & Klatz - US), antibiotics kill many strains of bacteria in the body, including the ones you need; the friendly ones in the gut.

Friendly bacteria? Youve probably heard of acidophilus, or bifidobacteria? Your gut actually contains about 800 different strains, 400 of which have been identified. Roughly 12 come up time and time again in research and, for example,  

        1 They are known drivers of 85 per cent of your immune system - they act by stimulating it to produce antibodies

        2 They help you cut up your foods and release important (and anti-cancer) vitamins like biotin, folic acid, B-12 and vitamin K.

        3 They help you eliminate carcinogenic hormones and chemicals like oestrogen, nitrosamines, cadmium and mercury

        4 They even produce an anti-cancer chemical from your foods

        5 Their favourite foods are whole foods and whole grains - and candida albicans and microbes 

 

 

quote_open.gifAntibiotics kill most of the bacteria in the body, 
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At night they can digest roughly 2.2 kilograms of yeasts and microbes for you. They are your first line of defence.

They have inhabited our bodies for thousands of years. They help us, and in return we give them a nice cosy place to live.

 

Except we dont anymore. We have broken our lifetime deal with them. We no longer feed them their favourite fibre-full, whole foods. And we eat too much salt, drink alcohol and chlorinated water that changes our stomachs acidity and harms them and reduces their action. Worse we eat food with antibiotics in  it and take drugs, both of which can kill them.

 

We live our lives with acid bodies caused by poor diet and stress, and this will stop them working to their full efficiency. These friendly bacteria thrive in alkaline bodies.

And to make matters worse we feed their enemies - yeasts and candida love sugar and dairy!

Stress and poor diet can eliminate most in just a few days, so you are wise anyway to take a daily multi-strain probiotic.

 

 

Diet

It is easy to see how yeasts have taken a hold in the Western world. The US and UK diets are simply weak in the foods that keep yeasts under control. My Thai wife used to live in a country with a trillion such microbes lounging on every street corner, but in a Thai diet rich in coconut (caprylic acid), garlic, chillies and bee propolis, foods are natural controllers of yeasts. Once we ate raw honey, but now our diets merely help to propagate them. High sugar drinks, snacks, fast food, alcohol, refined wheat, indeed any high glycaemic food, feed the yeasts. And we live in high glycaemic land in the West.

 

Yeasts Are Parasites

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Over the last 80 years several people have had theories about parasites and their cause of cancer. By and large they have been ridiculed. But why? Dr Hulda Clarke wrote a book The cure for all cancers in which she stated her belief that all cancers had parasites at their root cause. And that the growth of modern chemicals in our blood streams meant these parasites could avoid the need for a second host. Another who had a parasite theory was Dr Royal Rife back in the 1930s. He identified 40 or so viruses or factors at the heart of different cancer cells and even used some to infect healthy cells. Both these Doctors developed frequency devises to kill these infections and leave the surrounding body cells intact. This is not madness as some would have it; the Russians are perfecting exactly the same sort of zappers.

In the 1970s several research centres looked for viruses as the cause of cancer but their equipment and technology was too limited. But now there is greatly renewed interest. A bacterium, Helicobacter pylori, has been found to cause stomach ulcers and since 2001 it has been seen as the cause of stomach cancers. Humanpapilloma virus (HPV) is known to cause cervical cancer. And in June 2006 Cancer Watch at long last researchers have found what we have been saying for years - infections of microbes in the intestines cause colon cancer. (They deplete folate and B-12 levels, cause inflammation etc etc). But viruses, microbes and bacteria are simply parasites by another name, and even Cancer Research UK now believes that 15 per cent of all cancers may have infection as a cause. I think - as a general debilitating and contributory factor - this is way too low, but its good to see it on the radar screens.

Of course, if viruses were at the root of cancers there would be a real need to develop lots and lots of vaccines for us all to take - but that is another story.

So why ignore yeasts?? Maybe because antibiotics are the big blame factor that no one dare own up to??

Yeasts Cause Other Illnesses

Diabetes is a well studied disease. Arthritis is probably less clear. But recently research in the USA showed that taking cinnamon could - in some people - significantly reduce the symptoms of both diseases. Why? Well one theory - although not proposed by the researchers in either case, is that yeast infections eventually move across the gut lining and into the blood system. Every cell has large numbers of receptor sites on the cell wall which it needs to function properly. In non-diabetics, insulin alights on some receptors, for example, to take glucose out of the blood and into the cells.

But what if the receptors are blocked with yeasts? In the past 5 years two Nobel prizes were won by people showing how these receptor sites could become blocked and thus cells could not communicate very well. One reason for this blocking was that carbohydrate could make them sticky and what stuck to them? Yeasts.

Now, theres many a nutritionist that knows what these scientists dont know. Namely that cinnamon will help kill yeasts in the blood stream. So now you can see why some people may well benefit. The receptor sites for insulin become unblocked. And although taking cinnamon is officially credited with glucose control in the blood stream, you can see that the research results that cinnamon benefited 25 per cent of diabetics may have had nothing to do with sugar directly, but by unblocking receptor sites the insulin could suddenly work again and thus, indirectly, blood sugar was lowered.

(You may also want to know that the Nobel Prize winners suggested that polysaccharides and glycoproteins could also help clean up cell membranes. Think medicinal mushrooms, aloe vera, brown rice, apples, onions, garlic - but this can be found elsewhere on the site)

A Cause of Cancer?

I like Gerald Green. Of course, Im biased. I always like people who share my views We seem to have two views in common.

  • Candida is a part of the cause of most, if not all cancers.
  • Doctors rarely, if ever, stop to think about candida, or parasite infection. And as a result their medicines only treat part of the cancer equation. In other walks of life it would be called: "Neglect". There, Ive said it.

I recently went to a cancer clinic in the USA, and to the Dove Clinic in the UK. At both I talked to the nurses.

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They were unanimous. Every cancer patient they see, man or woman, has bad candida. Whether it is breast cancer or prostate cancer. (It is most definitely true for my daughter with her brain tumour too).

 

The problem is that these yeasts get everywhere. Whilst they might start off in your gut, they soon pass into the blood stream and then, like Alien, they are loose in the mother ship. And they make an alcohol as a by-product of their very existence, and this alcohol feeds cancer cells. Moreover Yeasts are anaerobes - they dont use oxygen to metabolise and survive. If they move round your body and colonise an area of your breast or prostate they set up anaerobic conditions. And cancer thrives in situations where oxygen levels are lowered.

Cancer Treatments Make Matters Worse!

To repeat: "cancer treatments make matters worse!" Steroids and chemotherapy, for example, both heighten the effect of the yeasts, worsening the cancer cell feeding. Its like throwing babies to the sharks.

But dont take my word for it, as I started the article above, try this comment from the prestigious US magazine Contemporary Oncology as long ago as April 1993: Cancer patients undergoing radio or chemotherapy did not finally succumb to the cancer itself, but to an infestation of candida albicans.

 

Take Action

So back to the expert Mr Green. (And he is an expert. I have seen the letters he receives from hospitals and microbiology units saying he knows more than they do). He believes even terminal cancer patients can be saved if the root cause is candida.

He believes sufferers must immediately

 

ELIMINATE THE FOLLOWING FROM THEIR DIET:

All cows milk products:
cheese, yoghurt, whey. And all cows milk derivatives which are everywhere in processed food.

 

Yeast products:
alcohol, bread, Marmite, Oxo, Bovril, vinegars, processed and smoked fish and meats.

All sugar products:
honey, fructose, lactose, glucose, dextrose and sweeteners like Nutrisweet and Canderel.

Nearly all fruit:
overripe fruits are full of sugar and yeasts. Plus vegetables like courgettes, pumpkin, squash, marrow.

High sugar root vegetables:
carrots, parsnips, sweet potatoes, beetroots, (maximum 1 potato per day).

Personally, I would add all high glycaemic foods to this list, e.g. refined wheat, rice, pasta, fizzy soft drinks, fruit juices and squash, biscuits, pastries, pies and corn. Gerald mentions most of these too in his diet and he suggests you avoid all pulses, processed meats, high salt foods and hydrogenated vegetable oils too.

 

Below you will find his list of Good Food Choices.

His sweetener of choice is Stevia, a herb 100 times sweeter than sugar but a natural anti-fungal agent.

 

He recommends astragalus and echinacea pIus 1 gm vitamin C daily to boost the immune system. (Gerald does a lot of work with cancer patients, MS, Crohns and Lupus sufferers too).

 

 

Good Food Choices

 

EAT PLENTY OF THE FOLLOWING FOODS:

 

Alfalfa sprouts
Bean sprouts
Bell peppers (sweet peppers)
Bok choy
Broccoli
Brussel sprouts
Cabbage
Cauliflower
Celery
Cucumber
Endive
Fennel
Garlic
Green beans
Hot chilli peppers
Kale
Lettuce
Onions
Parsley
Radishes
Spring onions
Spinach
Swiss chard
Turnips
Yellow beans

 

FATS (in moderation):

Granose sunflower margarine
Tomor kosher margarine (both these margarines should be available at your local health food shop)
Avocado oil
Fish oil
Flaxseed oil
Grapeseed oil
Hemp oil
Mayonnaise
Monounsaturated fats
Olive oil
Primrose oil

 

FLUIDS
Try to drink eight glasses of water each day.

Herbal teas are acceptable

 

PROTEINS
Free range eggs
Fresh fish and seafood
Pork, lamb, veal
Poultry: chicken, turkey (particularly skinless white meat)
Game
Tofu
Quorn
5oy milk/cheeses (in moderation)
Rice milk
Sheeps milk/cheeses (dilute sheeps milk 50/50 with water and it will taste the same as cows milk)
Goats milk/cheeses

Culinary herbs and spices

 

Personally, I would add that garlic, caprylic acid, oregano and Pau DArco are all excellent yeast raiders and can be found in proprietary High Street brands from stores like Holland and Barratt.

However, the natural compound par excellence that helped me personally when all the experts in Harley Street had failed was Neways Parafree, a purge that contains all natural ingredients and the things parasites hate.

Gerald Greens favourite natural destroyer is Wormwood, and again I agree and add it to my Parafree course. Wormwood is a natural herb and is now fast replacing poorer performing anti-Malarial Drugs in the world. It is very effiecient.

Finally I believe people should not confine themselves to just one strain of probiotic - there are several available that offer 6 or 7 strains. (Neways Advanced Probiotic is my favourite).

Chlorella is a supplement that seems to enhance the action of probiotics and the natural flora in the gut. And I believe fish oils can help too



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Posted 13 May 2016 - 08:48 PM

How Cannabis Oil Works to Kill Cancer Cells
 
 

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Bio-chemist Dennis Hill

 

By: Dennis Hill

First let’s look at what keeps cancer cells alive, then we will come back and examine how the cannabinoids CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) unravels cancer’s aliveness. 

In every cell there is a family of interconvertible sphingolipids that specifically manage the life and death of that cell. This profile of factors is called the “Sphingolipid Rheostat.” If endogenous ceramide(a signaling metabolite of sphingosine-1-phosphate) is high, then cell death (apoptosis) is imminent. If ceramide is low, the cell is strong in its vitality. 

Very simply, when THC connects to the CB1 or CB2 cannabinoid receptor site on the cancer cell, it causes an increase in ceramide synthesis which drives cell death. A normal healthy cell does not produce ceramide in the presence of THC, thus is not affected by the cannabinoid.

The cancer cell dies, not because of cytotoxic chemicals, but because of a tiny little shift in the mitochondria. Within most cells there is a cell nucleus, numerous mitochondria (hundreds to thousands), and various other organelles in the cytoplasm. The purpose of the mitochondria is to produce energy (ATP) for cell use. As ceramide starts to accumulate, turning up the Sphingolipid Rheostat, it increases the mitochondrial membrane pore permeability to cytochrome c, a critical protein in energy synthesis. Cytochrome c is pushed out of the mitochondria, killing the source of energy for the cell. 
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Ceramide also causes genotoxic stress in the cancer cell nucleus generating a protein called p53, whose job it is to disrupt calcium metabolism in the mitochondria. If this weren’t enough, ceramide disrupts the cellular lysosome, the cell’s digestive system that provides nutrients for all cell functions. Ceramide, and other sphingolipids, actively inhibit pro-survival pathways in the cell leaving no possibility at all of cancer cell survival.

The key to this process is the accumulation of ceramide in the system. This means taking therapeutic amounts of CBD and THC, steadily, over a period of time, keeping metabolic pressure on this cancer cell death pathway. 

How did this pathway come to be? Why is it that the body can take a simple plant enzyme and use it for profound healing in many different physiological systems? This endocannabinoid system exists in all animal life, just waiting for its matched exocannabinoid activator. This is interesting. Our own endocannabinoid system covers all cells and nerves; it is the messenger of information flowing between our immune system and the central nervous system (CNS). It is responsible for neuroprotection, and micro-manages the immune system. This is the primary control system that maintains homeostasis; our well being. 

Just out of curiosity, how does the work get done at the cellular level, and where does the body make the endocannabinoids? Here we see that endocannabinoids have their origin in nerve cells right at the synapse. When the body is compromised through illness or injury it calls insistently to the endocannabinoid system and directs the immune system to bring healing. If these homeostatic systems are weakened, it should be no surprise that exocannabinoids are therapeutic. It helps the body in the most natural way possible.

To see how this works we visualize the cannabinoid as a three dimensional molecule, where one part of the molecule is configured to fit the nerve or immune cell receptor site just like a key in a lock. There are at least two types of cannabinoid receptor sites, CB1 (CNS) and CB2 (immune). In general CB1 activates the CNS messaging system, and CB2 activates the immune system, but it’s much more complex than this. Both THC and anandamide activate both receptor sites. Other cannabinoids activate one or the other receptor sites. Among the strains of Cannabis, C. sativa tends toward the CB1 receptor, and C. indica tends toward CB2. So sativa is more neuroactive, and indica is more immunoactive. Another factor here is that sativa is dominated by THC cannabinoids, and indica is predominately CBD (cannabidiol).

It is known that THC and CBD are biomimetic to anandamide, that is, the body can use both interchangeably. Thus, when stress, injury, or illness demand more from endogenous anandamide than can be produced by the body, its mimetic exocannabinoids are activated. If the stress is transitory, then the treatment can be transitory. If the demand is sustained, such as in cancer, then treatment needs to provide sustained pressure of the modulating agent on the homeostatic systems. 

Typically CBD gravitates to the densely packed CB2 receptors in the spleen, home to the body’s immune system. From there, immune cells seek out and destroy cancer cells. Interestingly, it has been shown that THC and CBD cannabinoids have the ability to kill cancer cells directly without going through immune intermediaries. THC and CBD hijack the lipoxygenase pathway to directly inhibit tumor growth. As a side note, it has been discovered that CBD inhibits anandamide reuptake. Here we see that cannabidiol helps the body preserve its own natural endocannabinoid by inhibiting the enzyme that breaks down anandamide.

This brief survey touches lightly on a few essential concepts. Mostly I would like to leave you with an appreciation that nature has designed the perfect medicine that fits exactly with our own immune system of receptors and signaling metabolites to provide rapid and complete immune response for systemic integrity and metabolic homeostasis.  
 
 
 
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Is It Possible to Get Candida in the Chest and Lungs?
   

One of the questions i was asked recently was can candida get in the lungs and cause problems like pneumonia or chest pains. This is serious when this happens, however the answer is yes. It is hard to get diagnosed on this though and usually the only way it will show up is with a chest cat scan. A basic x ray will usually show nothing.

So, if you have candida and if you get chest pains etc, then i recommend insisting the doctor do a complete check with a cat scan. In fact insist even if the doctor wants to argue, remember you are paying them and too many times doctors ignore candida when instead they should be focusing on it more.

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What happens when Candida gets into the chest is usually Asthma type symptoms all the way to pneumonia. I have had Pneumonia once and i can tell you it was definitely linked to candida, in fact i got it after taking Diflucan the first time. That is why taking drugs should only ever be seen as a last resort. They can actually make your Candida much much worse. Why? Because candida is a very strong organism and it can adapt to many conditions in the human body.

So once you have been fully checked and the doctor has confirmed you have chest problems due to a yeast infection, then now is decision time. Most likely the doctor will prescribe antibiotics that can do 1 of 2 things, make the situation worse or if they work do wonders within days. If you hear the doctor say they are not working this only confirms it as a more serious candida infection than was thought.

What you need to so is firstly listen to your doctor but ask all questions? Remember to ask about any types of antibiotics and if they may effect this type of infection. You want any clue so you can recover as quickly as possible. Then after those queries are answered you then have to change your diet to our strict recommended diet.

This means eliminating nearly all carbs and focusing more on proteins such as meat and eggs and of course lots of fresh vegetables. Not only that you will need to include a strong pro-biotic such as Threelac which will reduce this infection in the bowels. You see, by eliminating in the bowels it will help the body fight other areas better. Another product i would recommend adding as well is a good enzyme such as Candex. This is a enzyme specifically targeted to help digest carb based products. Carbs being what Candida feeds on.

Hint – If you were a smoker before this happened, then now is the time to quit.. These types of infections are generally the warning signs of much much worse.

Vitamin C should be added as well( large doses ), use it often, it will help boost the immune system and lung strength, followed by regular amounts of fresh garlic and ginger. Both of which are strong natural antibiotics which kill the fungus.garlic-cloves.jpg

 

 

After you do the changes keep regularly visiting your doctor to see if signs of improvement are happening. This is important because you may feel like it is still the same, but your body could be on the verge of improvement. Any news of improvement will help your mental state as well.

Lastly, if it does turn out to be Pneumonia one trick i learned that helped me improve was to for every now and then to take a good deep breath. I would then hold even if hard for up to 30 seconds. What this does is strengthen the weakened lungs and helps them get back to where they are supposed to be.



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Posted 21 May 2016 - 02:18 AM


Candida and Alcohol Abuse

by Admin - Cynthia Perkins on June 5, 2010





Cynthia, I have had the following over the past 6 months – white hairy tongue, skin rashes, and a constant irritation of the penis with little red dots. I’ve been to Derm, Ear nose Throat, Urologist, and General Practice Doctors and prescribed all sorts of things. My question, can these all be related to alcohol abuse and Candida infection. Right now the pain I am experiencing is intense and I can’t seem to get to the bottom of it with doctors? I’m scared that it might be something going on that they can’t figure out. ~Mike.

Hi Mike,

Absolutely. The symptoms you are experiencing can most definitely be related to alcohol abuse and Candida. It’s always important to rule out other more serious conditions, but you’ve already done that, so you have that covered. The white hairy tongue, rashes and genital inflammation are distinguishing symptoms of Candida yeast.

Candida and alcohol abuse, alcoholism or addiction in general, often occur together. Drinking alcohol creates and perpetuates an overgrowth of yeast, and Candida perpetuates alcohol abuse and addiction.

People with an alcohol problem almost always have an overgrowth of Candida yeast. It is sometimes one of the primary issues that leads to alcohol abuse or addiction to alcohol, and yet on the other hand, drinking alcohol often leads to the development of Candida overgrowth.

On one hand, the person with Candida has so many symptoms that make them miserable, like depression, anxiety, irritability, etc.,that they seek relief in alcohol, and yet Candida itself often results in cravings for alcohol.

Alcohol is a sugar. It is the most refined sugar you can consume. It doesn’t have to be digested, it is absorbed directly through the gastrointestinal wall. Sugar is Candida’s favorite food source – it is what makes it proliferate. When someone drinks alcohol on a regular basis, it encourages Candida overgrowth.

Candida yeast ferments sugar to generate energy in order to survive. This fermenting process creates a variety of toxins in the body — alcohol is one of the primary. Candida can release so much alcohol in the body that the person can feel and appear drunk, even when they haven’t ingested any alcohol.

Both of these issues often result in cravings for alcohol.

Additionally, Candida disrupts crucial neurotransmitters in the brain, like dopamine and serotonin, that are at the root of alcohol addiction and can create or perpetuate the cycle of addiction. To overcome alcohol abuse, or addiction to alcohol, Candida overgrowth must be addressed; and to overcome Candida one must give up alcohol.

I have an entire chapter on the Candida and alcohol connection in my book – Get Sober Stay Sober: The Truth About Alcoholism. I encourage you to check it out to learn more. Additionally, you can find everything you need to know about Candida in my other book, Candida Secrets, it also contains a chapter about alcohol.

I am a recovered alcoholic with 22 years of uninterrupted and craving-free sobriety, and addressing Candida was a crucial step in the process of overcoming cravings and sustaining sobriety.

If you’re seeing a traditional doctor, no, they are not likely to provide you with a correct diagnosis, as they are not educated about Candida. A doctor of alternative medicine, functional medicine or environmental medicine with expertise in Candida will be required. However, even they may not be aware of how it relates to alcohol abuse or alcoholism.

All the best,
Cynthia

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Posted 12 July 2016 - 10:56 PM

  Is a parasite causing your cancer?

Say the word ´parasite´ to most people and they think of 6 foot long tape worms. But parasites come in many forms and can be microscopic.

In fact, expert cancer bodies acknowledge that 15-20 per cent of cancers are caused and driven by parasites including viruses (for example, some liver cancers), or bacteria (for example Helicobacter pylori and stomach cancer). We feel that the figure may be much, much higher. 

When Pau d´Arco and Wormwood were first used with cancer patients, their success caused people to think of these two herbs as cancer cell killers. While it has now been shown that they do have some anti-cancer effects, their primary ability is in their anti-bacterial and anti-viral strengths, and particularly in their anti-fungal abilities too.

Candida albicans is cancer

The most common ´parasite´ in the Western World is Candida albicans, a common fungus. 70 - 80 per cent of people have excesses of it. Yellow toe nails, flatulence after meals, thrush, cystitis - these are all signs of candida excess. 

The major reason is that we allow our intestinal flora to become imbalanced. We kill off the helpful bacteria - the ones we have lived in harmony with for thousands of years - with antibiotics, chlorinated water, drugs, salt, alcohol etc. And we don´t feed them their favourite foods - whole grains, vegetables, fruits, fibre.

But, at night while you sleep, your good bacteria would consume vast quantities of microbes, fungus and yeasts that you consumed with your food during the day; so ´cleaning´ your system for you.

If you cannot deal with your excesses of the fungus candida albicans, they can produce toxins which pervade the blood system. People may feel like they have a hangover when they ate or drank something ´yeasty´. Worse they can punch holes in the gut wall with their roots (think IBS) and even enter the blood stream from the gut. Research then shows they can sit on and block cell receptor sites normally reserved for important hormones. This blocking effect is known to occur in some cases of type 2 Diabetes. In 25 per cent of cases cinnamon relieved the symptoms of the disease - but then, cinnamon kills candida in the blood system.

Interestingly, there is research showing that women who take 25 doses of antibiotics in their lifetime have twice the breast cancer risk.

Yeasts and fungal infections like candida are anaerobic - they do not use oxygen to generate their energy. An acid body is a pleasant home for candida, a poorly nourished one too, as is one with a low immune response. Once in the blood system, candida can colonise areas of the body. The sheer presence of thousands of yeast cells reduces oxygen levels in those areas. But your body cells are clever. If they cannot take in enough oxygen, they can generate energy without it. Just as a cancer cell does!

Worse, some cancer treatments can severely increase levels of candida in the body. In cases of leukaemia, the treatment itself, because of its severity, can produce fatal excesses.

In 1993 a top US medical magazine wrote that ´People on chemotherapy finally succumbed, not to their cancer, but due to an excess of Candida albicans.  



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Posted 13 July 2016 - 02:24 AM

Interestingly enough, the best medicinal plant for killing pathogens, even in the brain... Cannabis... has been made illegal seemingly on purpose, all in the name of profit, with not a second thought given to all the needless pain, suffering and deaths, very sad.

 

 

Similarly, there is a history off chronic misdiagnoses behind Candida albicans which is one of the root causes of "cancer" and various other diseases that are simply just newly-named symptoms of a systemic, pathogenic fungal infection.... aka cancer.

 

 

 

  

Mushrooms against Candida

Probably the most persistent myth about Candida is that eating mushrooms is a big no-no.

 

Before debunking this story, we want to remind the reader that Candida infection is neither an “allergy to yeasts” nor neccessarily a “condition from within, due to lifestyle”. Candida albicans is a potentially very hostile microorganism and you can get it after a course of antibiotics or due to a lapse in your immune system. Candida is not some imaginary problem – and it is a serious problem.

As with all complex medical issues, there are a lot of misunderstandings about this infectious disease. No wonder – MD’s avoid the topic entirely!  On the web, people usually limit their advice to natural symptom relievers and supporting diet. Not even “common knowledge” is always reliable, however. When searching for “candida and mushrooms”, we find claims such as:

 

“Eating ordinary mushrooms is not a good idea if you have Candida because you’re feeding it its own kind.”

and:

“Eating blue cheeses is also not a good idea if you have Candida. These fungi are introduced into the cheese and, though they are tasty, are harmful to your health if you have a fungal problem.”

Some myths may have a kernel of truth, but this one certainly has not. On the contrary, mushrooms are an excellent part of the diet for those with Candida – including patients with IBS. Mushrooms can be useful in the fight against Candida albicans!

Scientific research shows that:

  • not a single edible mushroom will make Candida worse,
  • mushrooms are excellent food for those with Candida infection,
  • some mushrooms found in the forest or at the greengrocers’ are Candida-killers,
  • ordinary Portobello champignons help the immune system fight Candida albicans.
  • Magic Mushrooms such as Psilocybe Cubensis seem to have good action fighting against Candida


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CANDIDA

 

and the ANTIBIOTIC SYNDROME

 

By Walter Last

 

Lack of energy and digestive disturbances, arthritic joint pains, skin disease, menstrual problems, emotional instability and depression. All symptoms of what I call the 'antibiotic syndrome' which have greatly increased in frequency in recent years.

On further examination, more symptoms may be discovered. Most of the gastro-intestinal tract is tender when pressed, especially the small intestine, liver and gall bladder. There may even have been a gall bladder operation that failed to improve the condition, sometimes even worsening the symptoms.

There could be a history of thrush or oral, anal or vaginal itching. When these are present the diagnosis of Candida is obvious but it may also be present in the absence of these manifestations and that can be somewhat confusing. The yeast or fungus Candida albicans, of course, thrives during antibiotic treatment. I regard it as reckless negligence to prescribe antibiotics without simultaneous fungicides and replacement therapy with lactobacilli afterwards. I believe that this practice has greatly added to our vast pool of a chronically sick population.

However, the 'antibiotic syndrome' is not just due to Candida. I regard it more generally as a 'dysbiosis' where the wrong kind of microbes inhabit the intestinal tract, not just Candida and other fungi, but many types of pathogenic bacteria including coli bacteria which are normal in the colon but become disease-forming when they ascend into the small intestine.

If the problem has existed for years, there is usually a lack of gastric acid which then allows the stomach to be colonised by microbes, causing inflammation with pain and later, ulcers. The toxins released by the microbial overpopulation cause in addition chronic inflammation of the liver, gall bladder, pancreas and intestines. I regard it as rather likely that a chronic inflammation of the pancreas is a major contributing factor in the development of insulin-dependent diabetes.

Bacterial Attack

Specific types of pathogenic bacteria appear to cause or contribute to specific autoimmune diseases. One variety of coli bacteria, for instance, produces a molecule that is very similar to insulin. When the immune system becomes activated against this molecule it may then also attack related features at the beta cells of the pancreas

Another type of bacteria, Yersinia enterocolitica, induces an immune response that attacks the thyroid gland and leads to Grave's disease with a serious overproduction of thyroid hormones.

Ulcerative colitis is linked to overgrowth with pathogenic microbes, the same as Crohn's disease, osteoporosis and ankylosing spondylitis. In ankylosing spondylitis the vertebra of the spine fuse together causing stiffness and pain. Other joints may in time become affected.

Klebsiella, another type of pathogenic bacteria, produces a molecule that is similar to a tissue type found in people with this disease. When Klebsiella numbers in the gut decrease, related antibodies in the blood decrease and the condition improves.

Rheumatoid arthritis is linked to other bacteria, called Proteus. Proteus is also a common cause of urinary tract infections. Women suffer urinary tract infections as well as rheumatoid arthritis twice as often as men, while men usually have higher levels of Klebsiella and three times more ankylosing spondylitis than women.

In addition microbial overgrowth dam ages the intestinal wall so that only partly digested food particles can pass into the bloodstream, causing allergies. In this way all autoimmune diseases can be linked to food allergies.

While rheumatoid arthritis is a frequent feature of the antibiotic syndrome, and I regard it as relatively easy to cure, not many sufferers of this disease seem to be interested in this natural approach. The other day a young man with severe rheumatoid arthritis knocked at my door to collect money for a medically sponsored walkathon. When I told him that I do not give money for drug treatment as it can be overcome with natural therapies, he shouted: 'You are mad!' and left visibly upset.

Other autoimmune diseases that have so far been linked to dysbiosis are psoriasis, lupus erythematosus and pancreatitis. When remedies are given that bind bacterial endotoxins, these conditions usually improve. A further consequence of dysbiosis is susceptibility to food poisoning as with salmonella bacteria, while a healthy intestinal flora prevents these from multiplying and causing trouble.

Staphylococcus aureus or golden staph cause serious infections in hospital patients. It has been found that not only golden staph but also other infections are greatly potentized when they occur with a Candida overgrowth. As Candida overgrowth is a natural outcome of the standard hospital treatment, it is easy to see why golden staph is so deadly in hospitals.

A similar picture emerges with AIDS. People do not die from the AIDS virus but from Candida-potentized bacterial infections. I also see the antibiotic-induced dysbiosis in babies and infants as the main cause of their frequent infections, glue ear and greatly contributing to cot death.

While it used to be uncommon for children to have more than one or two infections a year, now more than six is the norm.

In the 1940's Candida was found in only three per cent of autopsies, now the figure is nearer thirty per cent. There are, of course, other factors that can cause dysbiosis - the contraceptive pill, steroids and other drugs, radiation treatment and chemotherapy - but the main culprits are, without doubt, antibiotics.

Closely related to Candida are the mycoplasms or pleomorphic organisms. These have been shown to be a main factor in the causation of cancer. Therefore, antifungal therapy has also major benefits in cancer treatment.

Dr Orian Truss

In 1953 Dr Orian Truss discovered the devastating effects of antibiotics in an Alabama (USA) hospital. During a hospital round Truss was intrigued by a gaunt, apparently elderly man who was obviously dying. However, he was only in his forties and in hospital for four months. No specialist had been able to make a diagnosis. Out of curiosity Truss asked the patient when be was last completely well.

The man answered that he was well until six months before when he had cut his finger He had received antibiotics for this. Shortly afterwards he developed diarrhoea and his health deteriorated. Truss had seen before how antibiotics cause diarrhoea. It was known that Candida was opportunistic and thrived in debilitated patients, but now Truss wondered if it might not be the other way round, that Candida actually caused the debilitated condition.

He had read that potassium iodide solution could be used to treat Candida infestation of the blood. So he put the patient on six to eight drops of Lugol's solution four times a day and soon the patient was again completely well.

Soon afterwards he had a female patient with a stuffy nose, a throbbing headache, vaginitis and severe depression. To his amazement all her problems immediately cleared with Candida treatment. Some time later he saw a female patient who had been schizophrenic for six years with hundreds of electroshock treatments and massive drug dosages. He started treating the woman for sinus allergies with a Candida vaccine. Soon she had recovered mentally and physically, and remained well.

From then on he treated his patients against Candida at the slightest indication of its presence. Many of his patients made remarkable recoveries from most unusual conditions including menstrual problems, hyperactivity, learning disabilities, autism, multiple sclerosis and auto-immune diseases such as Crohn's disease and lupus erythematosus.

Every experienced naturopath can relate similar success stories. Ironically, antibiotics are usually not necessary in the first place. In a few per cent of the cases in which they are necessary their serious after effects could easily be avoided using fungicides and lactobacilli.

Many people doubt the effectiveness of natural therapies against apparently serious infections, but my experience leads me to believe that frequently natural therapies are more effective, without causing the repeated and chronic infections seen after antibiotics. I have seen patients who have been unsuccessful on long-term antibiotic treatment recover within days or weeks with natural therapies.

The Spit Test

 

A simple Saliva Test for Candida is as follows:

 

Immediately after rising before you eat or drink anything fill a clear glass with water at room temperature. Spit some saliva into the glass of water. Then check from time to time for up to an hour to see what happens. If Candida is present, you will see one of three things, or a combination of these.

 

{C}1.     {C}There may be strings like legs extending down into the water from the saliva floating on top

 

{C}2.     {C}Cloudy saliva will accumulate at the bottom of the glass

 

{C}3.     {C}Cloudy bits will remain suspended in the water.

 

The quicker and stronger the strings grow and the sooner the saliva sinks, the more Candida is in the sample. If there are no strings and the saliva is still floating after one hour, you probably do not have systemic Candida but may still have a localized problem in the intestines, the skin or the vagina, and you may still have dysbiosis and infestations of other pathogenic microbes.

 

Even after systemic Candidiasis has been eliminated the spit test may still remain positive because of fungi living within the mucous membranes of the mouth which may then regrow in the night. This may be eliminated by repeatedly swishing MMS for several minutes in the mouth before swallowing it. Alternatively you may try swishing Lugol's before swallowing, or diluted hydrogen peroxide or diluted sodium bicarbonate, the last two best before going to bed.

 

Curing the 'Antibiotic Syndrome'

The main treatment for the 'antibiotic syndrome' is sanitation of the gastro-intestinal tract combined with a low-allergy diet. In this way most acute problems can be overcome within weeks while degenerated joints or organs can start a slower road to recovery.

One unpleasant side-effect of most methods used to reduce the pathogenic microbial overgrowth of the intestines is the Herxheimer reaction - a sudden worsening of symptoms due to toxins released by the dead or dying microbes. This is sometimes used as a diagnostic tool, especially for Candida.

I recommend flushes combined with anti-microbial remedies to avoid or minimise unpleasant side effects. An Epsom salt or magnesium chloride flush may contain one tablespoon of magnesium salt, more or less according to need, in a large glass of water and is useful in cases of constipation and with raised blood pressure. Refrigerate the water to make it taste less bitter.

Add a crushed clove of garlic to the flush to reduce the microbial overgrowth. If garlic cannot be used then several drops of Lugol’s solution or a teaspoon of bicarbonate, or up to two teaspoons of three per cent hydrogen peroxide may be added instead. You can take another glass of water after the magnesium salt to wash down the bitter aftertaste.

The flush will carry most of the dead microbes and their toxins out of the body and minimise any unpleasant reactions. However, if the flush should not be sufficient to produce a strong bowel movement within two to three hours and you start feeling unwell, then another spoonful of magnesium salt may be taken. If overweight and with constipation you may take already 2 tablespoons to start with.

Other laxatives that may be used for a flush are Glauber Salz or sodium sulphate (sulfate), castor oil or senna. You may need to experiment with your chosen laxative to find the right amount to take with the garlic so that it is effective within a few hours.

 

Psyllium is excellent and most recommend for long-term use. If you are not overweight or constipated you may start cleansing this way instead of using magnesium salt. Psyllium is especially effective for removing endotoxins from the intestines and reducing allergic and autoimmune reactions.

 

In a large glass of water add a teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate and a heaped teaspoon of psyllium hulls, stir and drink immediately followed by another glass of water. Until you start with the systemic antimicrobial therapy add chopped garlic or another antimicrobial to the psyllium drink but continue adding a teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate as long as there are signs of pain, inflammation, Candida or overacidity. If you suspect intestinal parasites also add MMS or Lugol’s solution or wormwood or essential oils to the psyllium.

 

With Candida overgrowth any sexual partner should also use antimicrobial therapy. Most effective for vaginal thrush is inserting a capsule filled with borax at bedtime for up to two weeks. Some individuals are highly sensitive and with multiple allergies. In this case it may be necessary to proceed very slowly, remain on a stable low-allergy diet, use anti-inflammatory measures, such as slippery elm powder before meals and ginger with meals, and introduce probiotics, lactic acid fermented food and anti-microbials only very gradually.

For sensitive individuals it is most helpful to alkalize the body. Sodium bicarbonate is a strong fungicide and potassium bicarbonate is even stronger. Half to one teaspoon of bicarbonate in a glass of water taken on an empty stomach or 2-3 hours after meals can be used several times daily to sanitize the intestinal tract and alkalize the lymphatic system.

Acidophilus & Bifido

This leads us to the next step: replacing the decimated pathogenic microbes with desirable lactobacilli. This must be done in a massive dose 30-60 minutes after each flush; otherwise the unwanted microbes may grow back to full strength after the next meal. Acidophilus culture is used to repopulate the freed-up spaces at the walls of the small intestines, while bifido bacteria are the protective inhabitants of the colon or large intestines.

There are several possibilities. These bacterial cultures are available from health food shops as powders in brown glass bottles that should be refrigerated before and after sale. You may buy a mixed culture and take two teaspoons in water or vegetable juice or one teaspoon each of the separate cultures. If you suspect cows' milk allergy, which is rather frequent in this condition, then use milk-free cultures. Alternatively, you may take several high-potency capsules. High-potency cultures should contain 10 Billion (or more) live bacteria per gram or per capsule.

Coconut Oil

 

The medium-chain saturated fatty acids in coconut oil are potent antimicrobial agents, effective against fungi, viruses and many bacteria. The most effective fatty acids are caprylic acid (with 8 carbon atoms), capric acid (10 carbon atoms) and lauric acid (12 carbon). They appear to work by causing microbial cell walls to disintegrate.

Coconut oil appears to be effective within days. With Candida take initially 4 tablespoons of coconut oil spread out during the day, and after improvement you may reduce this to 2 tablespoons for several more weeks. This seems to be effective against systemic as well as localised infestations, including those of the genitals. However, it is advisable to apply coconut oil topically as well.

The best commercial product is cold-pressed or virgin coconut oil. However, this has been heat-stabilised to destroy lipase. Therefore, my preference is self-made raw coconut cream or milk: press coconut pieces through a low-speed juicer, or alternatively blend with water, strain and refrigerate. 

For topical applications and for those with fat malabsorption the lipase-rich coconut milk can be expected to be much more effective than heated coconut oil with only a very low concentration of free fatty acids. Alternatively, you may use lipase supplements with coconut oil.

Lugol's Solution

Iodine is one of the best remedy to eliminate systemic yeast infections. It is commonly used as Lugol's solution with 10% of potassium iodide and 5% iodine, which is the same as 10 grams of potassium iodide and 5 grams of elemental iodine per 100 ml. Each drop contains about 6.5 mg of iodine/iodide. While it contains 10% of total iodine as elemental iodine and iodide, commonly it is called a 5% iodine solution. Other names for Lugol’s solution are Aqueous Iodine Oral Solution BP or Strong Iodine Solution USP (both of which contain 130 mg iodine /iodide per ml). Iodine Topical Solution (USP) contains 2% iodine and 2.4% potassium iodide.

 

Presently 5% Lugol's solution, and all iodine solutions containing more than 2.2% elemental iodine are no longer available in the US as they may be used in the illicit production of methamphetamine. However, up to one fluid ounce (30 ml) of Lugol's solution is exempt from this regulation. Standard Lugol's solution is still available in Canada and Mexico, it is very difficult to obtain in the EU, and under strong attack in Australia.

If you buy 2% iodine solution take 2.5 times more than the amount recommended for the standard 5% Lugol’s solution. In the US you may also buy Iodoral tablets, each standard tablet with the equivalent of 2 drops of 5% Lugo’s solution. I do not recommend pharmaceutical types of iodine dissolved in alcohol or other solvents as they often cause side-effects. Always read the label and compare the iodine content with the iodine in regular Lugol’s solution.

To test for a reaction in case of an overactive thyroid or use of stimulant drugs take a drop of iodine in liquid other than just water. If there is no reaction, gradually increase to taking 10 drops 3 times daily in liquid or mixed with food. Do not take the iodine directly with antioxidants but it is fine to have antioxidants five or more minutes later during a meal. You may use more or less iodine according to body weight. I believe that a 3-week course adjusted for body weight is generally safe for children. However, it may not be suitable if the thyroid is overactive or with goitre; with these conditions the amount of iodine may need to be increased very slowly.

 

Also see Iodine: Bring Back the Universal Nutrient Medicine.



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Posted 10 August 2017 - 10:52 PM

Well, I had a horrible two months of herxing with unbelievable muscle pain and tremors/twitching, but now I am feeling better than I have in around a decade.  I recommend cannabis oil for candida 100% but I know it is hard for people to come by or produce, so I did this candida kill-off using just regular DECARBOXYLIZED cannabis bud flowers, several ounces worth. By the way, decarboxylization of cannabis flowers is easily done at home... just roll the cannabis flower buds inside of a foil tube, fold over the ends and bake in the oven at 220 degrees for 40 minutes. Remove the foil packet and allow it to cool, your cannabis flowers are now activated to work internally with your bodys natural endocannabinoid system to identify and attack pathogens throughout your whole body, including your brain as the actives in cannabis do pass safely thru the blood/brain barrier.  It is best to eat the decarboxylated cannabis flowers with some sort of fat or oil.  Get a grinder and use this medicinal cannabis as a spice with every meal.  Beware, decarboxylated cannabis is very potent yet one of the safest medicinal substances known, just start very slowly and build up your dose as you are able as quickly as possible. One gram of Rick Simpson Oil (RSO) is approximately equal to 7 grams of regular decarboxylated cannabis flowers... folks with stage IV cancer are encouraged by Rick Simpson to build up to taking 1 gram of RSO (7 grams of flower) per day and taking a full 60 grams over several weeks time.  For people that are sick, it is not practical to eat 7 grams of cannabis flowers per day so that is why the oil is used, it can be put into gelatin capsules and easily swallowed, usually with some added sunflower lecithin for help with absorption...  otherwise RSO and decarboxylated cannabis buds are the same medicine except for the extra plant matter involved.  Be sure to use tested medical grade cannabis, I used a skunk variety called UK Cheese crossed with White Widow, but any quality medical grade cannabis will work amazingly well.

Cannabis is great to start your battle against candida because it has so many modes of action in the body, the two main ones being cannabis is one of the best anti-inflammatory medicines on the planet and it is also an amazing nerve sheath protector.... both of which the US Federal Government has patents on, all while claiming cannabis has no medical value, but that's a topic for another time.

Cannabis is one of the least invasive and harsh ways to start as it helps with the  pain and mental states associated with heavy herxing.  For a whole month I ate cannabis every day and evening.  I experienced severe muscle weakness and was semi-bedridden for a couple weeks as my liver removed the toxin overload. I worked my way up to eating between 3 to 5 grams of cannabis per day.  It made me sleepy the first week and as Rick says, do not deny yourself sleep, as it is imperative in the healing process.  After a week or so my tolerance built up and eating cannabis no longer made me sleepy, so I steadily increased the dosage.  After a month, I already felt better just from being able to sleep for a solid 8 hours each night which was impossible to get more than 5 hours previously.  I was noticing my gums had turned a healthy pink color, my white tongue was gone and my teeth felt so clean, just like I'd had a dentist cleaning, my skin also began to glow, as seen sometimes with pregnant women.   These are just a few of the GREAT side-effects from ingesting the cannabis.  Our bodies were designed with an endocannabinoid system to regulate our health and no plant on Earth has more cannabinoids than cannabis... the same greedy-reason it has been illegal for decades.  It is a natural wonder cure, trust me.

Back to my candida fight,  after a month of using only cannabis and drinking Reverse Osmosis (RO) water, I was feeling really good... sleeping well, skin glowing and eyes bright.   I decided to add two more things to my fight against this terrible cancerous fungus, all while continuing to consume cannabis flowers daily, though I backed off to about two grams per day to conserve my supply it a bit.  

The first thing I added was Borax, yes the laundry cleaning aid known as 12 Mule Team in the USA.  I know people will think I am crazy, but you'd be wrong, borax is completely safe if taken correctly and it is a very important mineral to health that nearly all of us are seriously lacking.  The borax works better than a regular Boron supplement because the Borax laundry aid is ionic when mixed with pure distilled or RO water.  You mix a teaspoon of borax into a 12 oz glass of water, mix well.. warm water helps.  Then for the next few days add a teaspoon of this "stock solution" to full glasses of water and drink this throughout the day.  We are aiming at getting more boron into our system and once you do, you will notice your joints loosen and ache less and the whites of your eyes  become very bright also the color of my eyes intensified.... I had horrible floaters previously and my eyes didn't look the healthiest, it is a very encouraging sign showing you are healing.  I attribute some of the rapid improvement in my vision and eye health to borax/ionic boron supplementation.

Secondly, I did another old remedy that many will think is insane, yet is perfectly safe.... I purchased 4 oz. of PURE GUM SPIRIT of Turpentine.  It must be PURE GUM SPIRIT turpentine, not the petroleum based turpentine sold at some hardware stores.  PURE GUM SPIRIT of Turpentine is basically just the essential oil of the pine tree (a tree know for its antiseptic effects) in an alcohol carrier.   The brand of turpentine I purchased is meant for use as a remedy and is produced by a company in Texarkana called HUMCO.   To ingest the turpentine you simply take a tablespoon of white sugar and add a teaspoon of turpentine to the sugar and allow it to full soak in.  The sugar helps to lure the fungus to the turpentine, but also makes the turpentine taste more like pine candy than medicine.  You then just eat the Turpentine-soaked sugar.... only do this once per day, I prefer the morning and drink plenty of water afterward.  The turpentine does an amazing job at killing off candida overgrowth in the gut and intestines and breaking up candida's protective mucus biofilm.

This remedy may sound crazy, but all 3 items I list are completely natural and most importantly after two months of herxing, IT WORKED.   I don't even look like the same person I was just 2 months ago.  I continue to take the cannabis and borax daily and I take the Turpentine once per day for 5 days, then off for two for as long as needed.  

Do not forget the first month of healing was using CANNABIS ONLY.  The cannabis is key, it relieves the pain of herxing while expelling all of the inflammation.  Only when you are feeling good with cannabis should you add the other two items, otherwise I fear the herxing will be too severe for most.  Drink plenty of water through the whole process, stick to the best candida diet you can and if you are anything like me, you finally begin to feel normal again.
 
A tiny bit of background on me...  I grew up on a Midwest farm, been a woodsman my whole life and have been bitten by ticks hundreds of times.  Highly suspect I've had Lyme disease for over 30 years, and with Lyme comes a severe Candida infection... the life-threatening combo has destroyed a majority of the past 20 years of my life.  I've tried nearly every natural remedy known to cure myself... from eating the green hulls off of walnuts as an anti-parasitic to drinking peroxide, ionic silver, MSM, MMS, DMSO and numerous others...

It was the combo of these three (decarbed cannabis flowers, borax, Pure Gum Spirits Turpentine) that did the trick to reverse at least a couple decades of Candida overgrowth for me. It is very empowering to heal yourself and to help others. I hope you will not judge me or my sanity and will simply take me at my country-boy word,  I am not recommending anyone try this ever, but it has helped me tremendously. 

 

They say it takes a month to heal for every year you were sick, so be patient.  Going thru two months of herxheimers was completely worth it for me and I still have much more healing to do.  Be sure to drink plenty of pure water and even use charcoal or carbon pills and/or edible Bentonite clays to help remove the toxins from your body much faster.

 

Expect to lose some water weight (inflammation/bloating) after killing off the majority of your Candida overgrowth, this is normal.  Expect to expel lots of mucus from the intestines too, this film is where candida lives beating your body to digested nutrients.  I also woke up with lots of eye crust the first two or three weeks as my eyes became bright, vision cleared with "floaters" greatly reduced.  Sinus issues I've had for years cleared up completely and chunks of candida-induced ear wax buildup dried and fell out of my ears, improving my hearing and reducing tinnitus. There are many other wonderful "side effects" of ingesting cannabis I am forgetting to mention such as toenail fungus disappears, callouses disappear, skin tags disappear fast with cannabis oil topically.... the list goes on and on. Cannabis oil will fix things you didn't even know was wrong.  If everyone knew the real truth about cannabis oil, it would be legal in a second, in every home and given to children as a disease preventative.

 

 Expect the Herxheimer reactions to be a rough process, I went faster than I should have and probably put added stress on my liver by not detoxing slower, but I'd do it again without question.  Just take it slower if your herxing becomes too harsh, but do not give up.

 

Cannabis can completely cure candida overgrowth alone, however many people do not have access to a full pound of medical grade cannabis, so using borax and turpentine was a cheaper route requiring only 1/4 to 1/3 of a pound of cannabis.  Please vote for full cannabis legalization in your state WITH the right for individual home growing because legalization without individual home-growing is not legalization.  It is time the "people's  medicine" be returned back to the people, 80 years of lies and lives destroyed is ridiculous and must end now.

 

Thanks for your interest in the truth about the cancerous scourge known as Candida albicans and the life saving remedy, decarboxylated cannabis flowers and/or decarboxylated cannabis oil.  Please spread the word.




for references see:

 

https://www.phoenixtears.ca (cannabis oil information)
https://www.nexusmag...orax-conspiracy (medicinal Borax info)
https://www.reddit.c...e_cures_candida  (turpentine healing candida testimonials)
http://www.simplehom...gum-spirits.php  (the exact turpentine I used)






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