The Candida and Fungus Within Us
The Major Cause of Disease & the Destruction of Your Health
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One of the greatest health risks to human life today is not what you would ordinarily think of or focus your attention on. It is a largely unknown and underestimated enemy; fungus overgrowth in the human body! It may be the greatest of all the known risks to your health, because most of us either ignore it or deny its existence. Doctors are not alarmed by the presence of fungus in humans, because we normally have some present at all times. What is dangerous, though, is Candida overgrowth when it saturates the body. And as you’ll see, unknowingly, doctors may even contribute to the dangerous Candida overgrowth in our bodies.
This may help explain why there is no simple solution to Chronic Fatigue, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Cancer, Fibromyalgia and many more persistent diseases. A host of symptoms within these disorders is called a syndrome; in other words, they are our fault. And where do the great medical researchers of our time say all these diseases come from? They sure don’t know. How do you correct them? They don’t know that either. We just manage them with drugs.
Fatigue is generally associated with all of these diseases. As well, there appears to be not one but many failing systems linked with all of these disorders. In most cases there are universal causes of the system failures. The most common one seems to be a faulty immune system that allows Candida overgrowth! Observation and other evidence strongly points in that direction.
Since Candida overgrowth is always present, why does it occur? If you have ever taken cortisone, birth-control pills, antibiotics or prolonged chlorine in high amounts, chances are very high that you have partially or totally destroyed your secondary immune system, or your anti-fungal immune system! (The fungal immune system is not the same as your primary immune system made up of T-cells, antibodies, macrophages, etc.) Long term Candida problems also seem to include a crippling of the ATP energy cycle. (This is the cycle that powers the body and keeps us alive.)
What is the fungal immune system? Initially in an adult it is about 6-8 lbs. of friendly bacteria in the lower gut. This should comprise about 85% of all friendly organisms in the bowels. The remaining 15% should be fungus or yeast. (The average person now has the ratio of “good bacteria” to fungus reversed; 15% good bacteria, 85% fungus.) It takes a proper ratio (or balance of power) to keep the fungus in check. Fungus is the aggressor, much more powerful than the bacteria. Fungus protects itself by producing very deadly mycotoxins (anti-bacterial poisons), even cytotoxins. Remember, when discovered, penicillin was just a mold on bread. Scientists discovered that it was a natural enemy of bacteria and have used different varieties to kill off unwanted or dangerous bacteria ever since.
Unknown, though, was the danger of disrupting the delicate ‘balance of power’ in our bowels between the bacteria and fungus. This has led to a dangerous increase of fungus in our bodies. The progress of fungus/yeast overgrowth is now unchecked. As mentioned earlier, the average person now has the ratio of “good bacteria” to fungus reversed; 15% good bacteria, 85% fungus. Once fungus takes over the bowels and conquers all remaining friendly bacteria, it migrates upward until filling the small intestine where digestion and assimilation of all nutrients takes place. However, when the small intestine fills with fungus, this process cannot take place. Organs and glands are deprived of its building blocks, and systems begin to fail. Bad digestion and poor assimilation of vital nutrients is the result.
Hypoglycemia symptoms begin to show up and are usually viewed as individual diseases themselves. The fungus in seeking its main food of SUGAR upsets the body’s whole sugar/insulin system. Anyone who is deprived of the chaperone minerals that are needed to guide sugar and insulin into the cells becomes hypoglycemic. (No one tells us we need these minerals to get the sugar out of the blood and into the cells.) Without these minerals the person now has low cellular sugar but high blood sugar which is a perfect playground for fungus to feed. The cells do not have enough sugar to burn for energy, so we become less energetic (also feeling hungry even though we are full) and eat more. On top of that we do not have enough sugar (cellular energy) to keep us alive through the night!
So, the brain now signals our ‘fight or flight’ adrenal gland to send out adrenal hormones to keep the body functioning during the night, which it does. But the side effect is that during the night, the person may get hot or they may even have night sweats since the adrenal gland is now working 24 hours per day!
All diabetics come from this type of person. All diabetics develop from a hypoglycemic individual. If the lacking chaperone minerals are not supplied, the person in time will become ‘insulin resistant’; and if the fungus attacks and inflames the beta cells on the pancreas (causing the T-cells to clean up the mess and destroy the beta cells), the person will become diabetic. (The T-cells now get the total blame.)
Constipation or Diarrhea
Constipation or diarrhea or both are usually due to the fungus overgrowth which destroys the friendly bacteria also known as Soil Based Organisms (SBOs). Friendly bacteria are needed to plow the waste to keep you from becoming constipated. Use SBOs that work in whatever reasonable amount needed; but, do not expect simply taking SBOs, even the expensive ones, to repopulate your colon again. The ever present mycotoxins along with the changed pH of the colon, as well as the lack of proper hydration and essential nutrients, will stop you. You need to go on a proven program that also addresses these problems by eliminating the fungus, normalizing your pH and providing proper hydration and nutrition. Far Infrared Heat Therapy is also helpful for detoxification. In some cases, because of the extreme damage done to your system you may have to continue the protocol indefinitely. Traditionally, people have resorted to many remedies from prunes to herbs, but the real reason for the problem is a lack of friendly bacteria.
In some individuals just using probiotics does not prevent constipation. Why? It seems that in some people vital nutrients and the proper cell hydration necessary to feed the smooth muscle that surrounds the colon and make it work properly are missing. Drinking restructured, electron charged water and adding the correct nutrients may be necessary. Usually you can see the symptoms of this lack by having very narrow (in circumference) bowel movements.
Fermentation caused by fungus stops the thyroid from getting the essential biological building blocks needed to produce its hormones in order to regulate body temperature and help in the making of some neuro-transmitters. The receptor sites are also affected by the cytotoxins mimicking T-4 & T-3 cells. Not only does this lack of thyroid hormone produce some fatigue and make the person’s hands & feet cold, but it can affect the brain in several ways. One way is foggy thinking. It seems to physically interrupt short term memory because of Candida’s alcohol by-product. Alcohol is documented to cause brain and nervous system damage.
Bloating or Gas
Think about this for a moment: What is produced when brewing companies combine grains with yeast? They get alcohol do they not? Well you have all the yeast in your body just waiting for you to eat some bread, corn or other grain food like pancakes or oatmeal. The alcohol by-product can make you semi-drunk and foggy minded. This can also happen when you take in any food that turns into quick sugar.
Bloating is caused by the combining of sugar with yeast. This makes alcohol and another by-product carbon dioxide. (You are now like a big glass of beer with the bubbles rising) This fermenting process disrupts the proper digestion process. You either bloat and hold in the carbon dioxide or else release the gas. This happens when you eat high glycemic carbohydrates, grains or beans, etc. These foods are the main source of fast sugars which the fungus thrives on. Either avoid all foods that make you bloat or kill off the fungus overgrowth that’s having a party with the food you just ate.
Recommendation: Use our Royal Defense made from plankton. One teaspoon in 4 ounces of water even while bloated should be appropriate.
The brain gets semi-drunk on the ethanol alcohol by-product produced by the fungus when it digests sugars. This may cause brain fog, slurred speech or slow thinking. However, if the person also has a low body temperature, the enzymes needed to break down the ethanol may not be available. In this case the ethanol begins to cause actual brain damage.
Recommendation: Use our Far Infrared Heat Therapy to raise body temperature and/or take hot baths to keep temperature up as much as possible. Low body temperature may be dangerous.
Malabsorption is the result of fungus in the small intestine. Normally yeast/fungus is only found in the large intestine. Yeast overgrowth migrates into the small intestine and covers all the receptors for absorption, plus it dilutes all normal processes of digestion. The person now begins to have organs and glands starving for nutrients. Without those nutrients, systems begin to shut down, the blood cannot get iron from food causing anemia; the thyroid cannot get the amino acids necessary to make hormones resulting in a hypothyroid condition; the chaperone minerals are missing to escort sugar and insulin into the cells resulting in hypoglycemia, etc.
There are at least two major causes for ‘most’ depression – hypothyroidism and/or an imbalance of female hormones (excluding conditions like bi-polar disorder).
Since the thyroid may be deprived of iodine and the amino acid tyrosine because of malabsorption, depression may occur or the cytotoxins may prevent proper function of the thyroid. A severe case of hypothyroidism may result. Often, however, upon examination the thyroid will fall into a low-end-zone of what is considered medically ‘OK’. In most cases no hormone is given and the condition continues. It is better to reactivate the thyroid anyway.
Individuals usually do not know that the thyroid is also involved in the production or use of some neuro-transmitters. Without these vital chemicals, they may feel they require a drug for problems with depression. Usually at the ‘drop of a hat’ a Prozac-like drug is prescribed. And this is only the beginning.
Remember the thyroid is also one of the body’s power plants. No thyroid means low heat, low body temperature, low blood pressure and maybe a low pulse rate which all equates to low energy. The thyroid is only one broken system. There’s more to come.
Ever wonder why so many women have to use progesterone cream? It is because fungus devours it and changes it into prednisone. In fact, Doug Kaufman, recognized author & lecturer, reports that drug companies farm fungus colonies, feeding them progesterone to make the drug prednisone which they then sell to consumers as a remedy for everything. Prednisone is just one of the many powerful mycotoxins of the fungus that can kill bacteria. This explains why most women are estrogen dominant. Not that they have a lot of estrogen, but they lack progesterone due to fungus overgrowth. These imbalances can cause the face to break out; breast to lose firmness, migraines, hair problems and perhaps the most significant trouble …. depression. Aside from these problems, a woman’s skin can become so sensitive that she can’t stand to be touched; it is so painful that intimacy becomes impossible.
The main immune system of T-cells, etc. soon becomes the only defense against fungus even though they are not equipped for the scale of the job. This keeps it so busy that other unwanted guests enter the body without much opposition. In fact the mycotoxins secreted by the fungus confuse the immune system, and other unwanted invaders can hide in open view without an immune response.
It is a little known fact that Candida suppresses the production of macrophages, one of the main components of the main immune system. When engulfed by a macrophage, fungus is able to destroy the macrophage. It secretes enzymes to digest or inflame human cells. Then in response, the body releases chemicals – unfortunately more tissue death. When the immune system arrives on the scene to clean up the damaged cells as it is supposed to do, it often gets blamed for all the destruction. An example is the devastation of beta cells on the pancreas that makes a person an insulin dependent diabetic. Think for a moment……what benefits the most when all that sugar is left in the blood with no way to enter the human cells. Is it the T-cells or the fungus? Which one will dine on its favorite food 24 hours per day because of this untimely death of the beta cells? Why would your T-cells only attack the insulin producing beta cells on the pancreas?
Back to the digestion problem; far more is lost than the elements needed by the thyroid or the minerals required for proper sugar levels in the blood. Iron is also in short supply. Often the person with this condition develops anemia due to poor digestion. Does this produce more fatigue? Indeed it does and it can get worse for some people!
Some patients often cannot get relief by taking iron supplements from a health food store. This type of iron is often toxic. It is not only the wrong size for the body to use; it is in the wrong form. Because the body is so hungry for iron, it will latch onto this wrong form of iron and not let it go. More and more individuals are developing what is called hemochromatosis. This just means they are toxic with improper iron. The only treatment is blood-letting by a doctor, because they don’t know how to make the body get rid of this wrong type of iron. That is why many products now say on the label, “No Iron”. What they are really saying is, “You caught us, so we’re not going to give you any more of this wrong, toxic iron.”
This problem also occurs in children in the spectrum like autism. Only they usually retain copper in the wrong form that cannot be easily moved, because the body is now deficient of usable copper in the right form! When you have an overload of a mineral that cannot be moved out, it may mean you do not have the correct form of the mineral. The body is really starved for the proper form of the mineral. So, like a magnet the body holds on to anything that resembles the proper mineral. A hair analysis may tell you that you have plenty of copper in the body, but it will not tell you if it is usable. Perhaps if you satisfy the cells’ desire for the real mineral, it will let go of the bad one.
When proteins are eaten, the stomach secretes hydrochloric acid and its two enzymes into the stomach to begin pre-digestion. However, the fungus often will migrate upward from the small intestine and move into the stomach where this pre-digestion is taking place. When this happens, the hydrochloric acid is diluted, and the signal for the valve at the top of the stomach to close tightly is muted so it often stays partly open. Acid may now be able to go up towards the mouth burning the esophagus. The problem is not too much acid, it is not enough acid to close the valve due to the presence of fungus in the stomach. If the fungus climbs all the way to the mouth, the person will be said to have thrush. This is not really a disease – it is just a symptom. The tongue turns white with yeast. By the time this is seen, the person has many more problems than just thrush!
Leaky Gut Syndrome
The fungus is a cleaver adversary. It wants to get into the blood in search for food since it keeps multiplying, so it drills holes in the small intestine and makes its way into the blood stream. These holes allow undigested food to leak into the blood, and the body cannot recognize them. These foods will eventually be tagged as alien or “invaders”, and antibodies will be made to attack them. This is now a full-blown problem that manifests as a low-grade allergy causing troubles without any major symptoms. After years, a person may develop joint problems like arthritis and even allergy shiners (dark circles around the eyes).
Now the fungus migrates freely into many places in the body such as the gallbladder. It can fill this organ causing problems with its function.
It has been suggested by many, including some distinguished doctors that fungus may be the leading cause of kidney failure without anyone being aware of it.
After migrating into the ears, fungus will cause ringing. Doctors give it the name “tinnitus” and treat it as a separate disease like all of the other symptoms of fungus overgrowth. If the ears are ringing, dizziness and loss of balance may be next. In its early stages it may just cause itchy ears or clicking sounds.
Doctors have no remedy for this except to operate and scrap the sinuses. This is only short term, and it usually returns. This is a miserable disorder and adversely affects the health with post-nasal drip. Sometimes large fungal balls have to be removed from the sinuses by means of surgery. There is no standardized medical long term solution.
The Epstein Barr virus and other large viral colonies hide in the spinal fluid or other opportunistic locations. It is easy to hide in the midst of Candida’s mycotoxins which confuse the immune system. Viruses are notorious for pounding the body’s organs while the fungus helps to hide them from the immune system.
Researcher Dr. Lerner said daylong cardiac monitoring found that 95% of Chronic Fatigue patients he and his research team tested in two separate small studies had abnormal electrocardiograms indicative of heart damage. He added that he suspects the heart damage is caused by Epstein-Barr virus and Cytomegalovirus, both long implicated in the condition. And to top it off, all of us have an 80% chance of also having the herpes virus. Epstein-Barr is a herpes virus.
Other Unwanted Guests
Ever wonder why some get pneumonia once a year? Others get staph infections every so often? Or why some get strep once or twice a year? Some get frequent colds and flu? It may be that many of these infections never leave the body at all. People just have an episode, and the microbe then hides in the presence of the fungus and its mycotoxins.
The end result now is an overworked, depleted and exhausted adrenal gland as it tries to maintain enough energy for the person to live another day. When all the other energy systems are failing, especially the sugar/insulin system, stress is put on the adrenals. Here’s how: Not enough sugar in the cells causes the body’s engines to shut off during the night, but the brain signals for the adrenal to send out adrenal hormones to keep all the cells working even without sugar (its normal fuel). Adrenal hormones generate heat as they are usually used in ‘flight’ or ‘fight’ mode of the body. This logically may cause night sweats depending on the lack of sugar in the cells on any given night.
Fungus is always seeking sugar since it is a parasite that cannot produce sugar. It is also very ready to donate half of its DNA to any life-form so it can make a hybrid that can produce sugar. In nature fungus overpowers algae and makes such a hybrid. We call it lichen, which is found growing on rocks. Fungus is not an air breather - neither is cancer.
Leprosy & Tuberculosis
Both of these diseases are listed as a “mycobacterium”. Myco means fungal and bacterium is a bacteria. As we already know, hybrid mycobacterium can be very deadly. Leprosy is called ‘mycobacterium leprae’.
It doesn’t take a genius to realize that the hypoglycemic, the diabetic and the cancer patient all crave and depend on SUGAR!
Once the sugar/insulin system is severely disrupted, anyone with autism, ADD, hypoglycemia and especially diabetes will begin to lay down plaque in the arteries 10 to 100 times faster than normal. This explains why virtually all diabetics, after suffering a life of pain and troubles, die from a plaque induced heart attack!
Some symptoms of Candida overgrowth are:
Short term memory loss, persistent drowsiness, fatigue, brain fog, headaches, mood swings, dizziness, loss of balance, lack of coordination, ear sensitivity/ringing/itching or fluid in the ears, blurred vision, rashes, mucous in stools, diarrhea/constipation or both, postnasal drip, frequent colds, (recurring strep throat, sinusitis or bronchitis), heartburn, nasal itch and or congestion, nervous irritability, tightness of the chest, dry mouth or throat.
Because of belching, bloating, flatulence or indigestion, we develop bad breath, cold hands or feet, thyroid problems, depression, anemia & sugar disorders. Some of the above are usually worse on damp days.
Some disorders that are usually accompanied by Candida overgrowth:
Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Cancer, Diabetes, Hypoglycemia, Chronic Fatigue, Epstein-Barr Virus, Pneumonia, Lupus, Acid Reflux (most of the time) & Hiatal Hernia.
Lack of progesterone in women is often the result of Candida overgrowth converting their progesterone into prednisone.
You may have Fungus/Yeast Overgrowth if you...
Bloat when you eat
Form gas when you eat
Have cold hands or feet
Have acid reflux
Have brain fog
Have an itchy nose
Ear sensitivity/ringing/itching or fluid in the ears
Suffer from fatigue for no reason
Have a dry mouth
Have vision that gets blurry, then clear, then blurry
Hypoglycemic? (shaky if meal is missed, sleepy after a meal, sweat during sleep)
Prone to constipation or diarrhea or both?
Hypothyroid? (cold hands or feet)
As a female – headaches, migraines, depression or painful periods.
A yes to at least 3 of these main questions indicates fungus overgrowth and you should daily:
Minimize fungal feeding foods
Take a destroyer of fungus
Because it is in the air we breathe, yeast will always make a comeback.
Foods That Feed Candida
All sweets & sugars – candy, cakes, pies, cookies, honey, sugar, etc.
All high glycemic foods like alcoholic beverages, white rice, bread, white potatoes, pasta, corn (including popcorn), carrot juice, fruits, vinegar
Most dairy, especially cheese, whey protein
Peanuts & cashews (because they have mold/fungus on them)
All grains and beans feed fungus
Do you crave any of these foods? Remember to follow the clues. What is the main food of fungus? Sugar! What is the craving of a person who suffers from hypoglycemia? Sugar! What is diabetes linked to? Sugar! What is the primary food of cancer? Sugar!
A final note about these abundant toxins that get embedded into the colon wall; they are not water soluble, are somewhat heat stable and are resistant to UV light. However, far infrared heat therapy (FIR) has shown to be the most useful treatment in releasing and removing theses toxins from your body.
There is no perfect or easy way to repopulate the colon and reestablish the daily, natural, friendly, bacterial protection from fungus overgrowth, but The Wolfe Clinic does have effective and proven programs to turn this fungal condition around. We can show you how to protect and restore your vital health. You need to go on an established protocol that addresses all the problems by eliminating the fungus and normalizing your pH and providing proper hydration and nutrition. FIR is also helpful for detoxification. In some cases, because of the extreme damage done to your system, you may have to continue the protocol indefinitely.