Fungal Infections (Candida)
Fungal infections (Candida) symptoms resemble many colds, digestive problems, lung problems, forgetfulness, foggy mind, fatigue, etc. Fungal infections are caused by an overgrowth of fungus in one or more organs inside or outside the body leading to one or more simultaneous fungal sicknesses. Fungal infections have many faces and many shapes. The mere sound of the word, fungus, alone should evoke a sense of fear for human health.
Over one hundred and fifty strains of fungus are located in our mouths, throats, digestive tract, skin, rectum, and the vagina. However, at low concentrations, fungus is a great friend to our digestive tract and lives in harmony alongside other friendly bacteria. Together, the two types of bacteria and fungus, each totaling to one third of the total concentration of the flora of the large intestine, the oral
cavity, and the vaginal walls. This flora forms the first line of defense that aids your immunity and protects you against overgrowth of fungal species that may lead to infections if allowed to over grow. However, at high concentrations, fungus can turn its back on you and cause much more harm. If the number of friendly bacteria decreases in relation to the number of fungus, then fungal proliferation begins. Candida albicans, for example, protect our digestive tract from harmful pathogens transforms itself to a fungal form and starts to invade the organs of the body. It may cause numerous health problems such as disrupting the absorption process, fatigue, congesting the lungs, inflaming the vaginal walls, skin irritation (such as the case in rosaceae, acne and eczema) and weakening the immune system. It may proceed further and interfere with the nervous and endocrine systems. Approximately 79% of the known toxins in the body have been isolated from fungus related overgrowth.
One of the major wastes produced is acetaldehyde. Acetaldehyde causes excessive fatigue, decreased strength and reduced stamina. This toxin is then transformed by the liver into ethanol (alcohol) which would deplete the body of magnesium (muscle aches) and potassium (tachycardia). It will further cause over production of free radicals, as a result of a reduction of cell energy enhanced by the destruction of cellular enzymes. Fungus also harps on ingesting serum glucose(blood) in addition, to their needs for oxygen for its survival. Depletion of oxygen and glucose from the serum causes symptoms of weakness, disorientation, dizziness, mental confusion, anxiety, depression, and headaches.
Causes of Fungal Overgrowth
There are two main causes of developing excessive fungus in the body. The first cause is excessive consumption of oral antibiotics while the second cause is missing breast feeding at birth.
Symptoms of Fungal Infection (Dysbiosis, Candidiasis, fungus)
The following are the most important symptoms of fungal infection.
Fungus symptoms are, oral thrush, dry elbows, dry knees, dry feet, athlete’s foot, gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, ear infections, tonsillitis, hives, rosaceae, vaginitis, candida, vaginal discharge, fatigue, tiredness, fibromyalgic pain, memory loss, forgetfulness, confusion and all kinds of allergies including histamine release that incrementally increases over time.
The Best Treatment for Fungal Infections
It must be mentioned here that fungal infections do not respond to antibiotic treatment. In fact, antibiotic medications will enhance the growth of more fungal organisms in the body. The best treatment should consist of three folds,
1) a good anti-fungal diet to help starve and weaken the fungal group being treated,
2) weekly colonic irrigation to help remove the bulk of fungus and balance the colon,
3) an antifungal hypoallergenic treatment (Candi Halt) and a hypoallergenic (acidophilus capsule)
4) some chronic fungal infections require an additional intravenous antifungal treatment which will expedite the recovery and produce much enhanced recovery.
Must accompany good diet that does not contain yeast or yeast products such as beer, wine, sugar, bread with yeast or mushroom.
During my examination I pay specific attention to fungal symptoms. Those who are suffering from or were told that they are suffering from a fungal overgrowth are expected to follow a strict diet if they sincerely wish to eliminate fungus from the body. Fungus is the mother of all sicknesses. In the past 20 years I have seen numerous health concerns, sicknesses and diseases that are directly and some time indirectly connected to fungus. Today, I have no doubt in my mind that fungus is the backbone of every sickness that a human being may be suffering from. However, it is a matter of degree of involvement and percentage of presence. Some sicknesses contain high percentages of fungus such as vaginitis and fungal colitis.
On the other hand there are some sicknesses that have low percentages of fungus in its background such as tonsillitis and ear infections.
The percentage of fungus depends on several factors:
1. amount of antibiotics used for treatments, especially shortly
2. timing of food (solids) introduction after birth
3. introduction of diet saturated with fungus such as mushroom, vinegar and beer
4. the amount of simple sugar and carbohydrate consumption and daily cravings
Dr. Fateh Srajeldin B.Sc., N.D., 416-207-0207