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Conquering Candida Yeast Infections

The majority of people who have Candida do not realize they have it until become seriously ill. The symptoms are so numerous and seemingly unrelated that it is very perplexing to both doctor and patient. Candida itself is totally preventable and if you have this condition, it can be completely and permanently eliminated. People may have symptoms that appear totally unrelated to the Candida such as irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, vaginal yeast infections, headaches with sinus involvement, histamine allergic reactions and thrush white tongue, to name a few.

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Edible clay therapy The Native Americans call it "Ee-Wah-Kee meaning"The-Mud-That-Heals." In addition to the role it plays as a potent detoxifier, therapeutic clay has also been used extensively in the treatment of pain, open wounds, colitis, diarrhea, hemorrhoids, stomach ulcers, intestinal problems, acne, anemia, and a variety of other health issues. more

Re-awaken Your Body's Healing Power With Marine Phytoplankton, Mother's Nature's Milk From the Ocean Dr. Jerry Tennant, M.D. says that marine phytoplankton contains almost everything one needs to sustain life and to restore health by providing the raw materials to make new cells that function normally. These nutrients improve mental function, and memory. They reduce depression, harmful effects of stress, and mood swings. Profound Life-Giving Properties of Marine Phytoplankton

LifeFlow Meditation

Dr. Allan Somersall M.D - "To raise glutathione levels is to reduce premature oxidation, to quench destructive free radicals and help detoxify the poisons inside each cell when it needs to. Only Immunocal is clinically proven to do that in a safe, effective and convenient way."

How Immunocal Can Raise Glutathione GSH Level in Our Cells and Optimize The Immune System

Beyond Antibotics

The Truth About the Drug Companies: How They Deceive Us and What to Do About "The medical establishment works closely with the drug multinationals whose main objective is profits, and whose worst nightmare would be an epidemic of good health. Lots of drugs MUST be sold. In order to achieve this, anything goes: lies, fraud, and kickbacks. Doctors are the principal salespeople of the drug companies."Guylaine Lanctot, M.D.

Side Effects or Flu Vaccine, H1N1, and Tamiflu Drug Dangerous Side Effects of Flu Vaccine, H1N1, and Tamiflu Drugs

NFL cheerleader suffers brain damage after getting flu shot (watch the video). Medical doctors warning about dangerous side effects of flu vaccine and flu drug.

Parasites Infections in Humans and Animals

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Keep That Cell Phone Out of Your Bra
Cell phone microwave radiation seeps directly into soft fatty tissue of the breast.

Healing Teas Teas Are One of The Most Effective Ways to Benefit from Nature's Healing Herbs
Teas can help fight depression and anxiety, heal skin conditions and gastrointestinal disorders, regulate hormone imbalances, improve your sex life, prevent illness, and help you heal faster. Many diseases and conditions for which we turn to modern medicine can also be treated naturally with healing herbs. These treatments can be safer, less expensive and possibly even more effective than traditional methods.

Green Pharma Dr. Myklebust, MD: "Teas are rich in antioxidants called polyphenols which are plant chemicals that may help prevent cancer, heart disease, and other diseases"

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AIDS/HIV/AZT: truth behind the propaganda

Magnesium Therapy
Magnesium Therapy
: Magnesium helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, keeps heart rhythm steady, and bones strong - "Magnesium deficiency can affect virtually every organ system of the body. With regard to skeletal muscle, one may experience twitches, cramps, muscle tension, muscle soreness, including back aches, neck pain, tension headaches and jaw joint (TMJ) dysfunction.". Dr. Sidney Baker

Natural Stem Cell Enhancers

Natural Stem Cell EnhancersThe first natural plant-based stem cell enhancers have shown to trigger the release of millions of adult stem cells from the bone marrow very quickly. These stem cells can then migrate and attach to any cells, tissue, bone, muscle, cartilage, organ anywhere in the body needing repair.

Detoxification comes in many forms and refers to many different programs that cleanse the body of toxins.Chemicals and Toxins Are The Primary Cause of Illness, Disease and Obesity. Detoxification comes in many forms and refers to many different programs that cleanse the body of toxins. Detoxification for Optimum Health

Candida Yeast: The Modern Curse on Civilization

Yeast infection no more Candida Albicans, also known as thrush, is a negative yeast infection that starts in the digestive system and then spreads to other parts of the body.

Women are most likely to get yeast infections although millions of men have the condition. Yeast infections are uncomfortable, irritating and at times embarrassing for women. Holistic medical doctors teach us that yeast is often started by taking antibiotics for other health conditions. In a balanced state yeast population is controlled by the friendly bacteria Lactobacillus Acidophilus. If this balance is disrupted the yeast can overpopulate and cause infections commonly known as Candida yeast infection or thrush. The Candida and bacteria associated with it can get into the blood stream from where it may find its way to other parts of the body leading to sore joints, chest pain, sinus problems and worse. Candida covers the intestinal walls which interferes with digestion and food nutrients. This prevents the body from functioning normally and can lead to numerous health problems: bloating, gas, food reactions and allergies, constipation, diarrhea and a host of digestive complaints. Candida can also spread to the vaginal area, the prostate, the heart, lungs, liver and cause numerous symptoms and illnesses.

Many women find after taking antibiotics, they get vaginal yeast infections because their normal bacterial balance has been lost. Antibiotics bring on fungal and yeast infections thus will eventually be seen as one additional cause of cancer since more and more oncologists are seeing yeast and fungal infections as an integral part of cancer and its cause. We know that there is a relationship between Candida and chronic illnesses because when we treat the yeast and have the patient follow programs designed to control the yeast, the patient responds remarkably even after many previous medical treatment programs for unrelated conditions failed.

Antibiotics are a common cause of Candida. Antibiotics destroy both harmful bacteria and good bacteria. When antibiotics destroy friendly bacteria it gives the Candida a chance to begin to multiply. Anyone who has been treated with antibiotics for acne, major dental work or any condition where antibiotic use has been frequent, more than 1 course of 7-10 days, is a prime Candidate for Candida.

Candida is actually a mold which inhabits the body, generally arising in the colon. However, the word "yeast infection" is generally used to refer to when the Candida mold has grown out of control, due to a compromised immune system, use of antibiotics, refined sugar, chlorinated water, and alcohol use, and begun to create harmful effects within the body. Thus to say, "I think I have a Candida or yeast infection," would mean that you have an overgrowth of the Candida or yeast mold. The Candida mold feeds off of the food that you eat, especially sugars and starches. This takes away from the nutrients you need to survive. The mold then begins to produce it's own waste products. These wastes are toxic to the system and cause many of the sicknesses and diseases which plagues the population today.

Antibiotic use can lead to Yeast Overgrowth

The truth about yeast infections Dr. Lisa Landymore-Lin wrote all about this in her book Poisonous Prescriptions asking, ‘Do Antibiotics Cause Asthma and Diabetes?’ We are now even beginning to question the role of antibiotics as a cause of cancer since they do lead to pathogen overgrowth especially in the area of yeast and fungi. Chris Woollams writes, “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.

Normally, candida albicans lives peacefully in our intestines and elsewhere, in harmony with other flora that keep the yeast in check. Take an antibiotic and all this changes. By suppressing the normal flora, candida takes over and problems begin. In its mild form the result is diarrhea or a yeast infection. Dr. Elmer Cranton says that, “Yeast overgrowth is partly iatrogenic (caused by the medical profession) and can be caused by antibiotics and cortisone medications. A diet high in sugar also promotes overgrowth of yeast. A highly refined diet common in industrialized nations not only promotes growth of yeast, but is also deficient in many of the essential vitamins and minerals needed by the immune system. Chemical colorings, flavorings, preservatives, stabilizers, emulsifiers, etc., add more to stress on the immune system"

Greg B. Wilson, Ph.D. and James B. Daily, Jr., Ph.D. - "Our health is directly influenced by our immune system. The onset of almost all infectious and degenerative disease is preceded or accompanied by inadequate immune response. With intensifying concerns about the perils ofvaccinations and antibiotic resistant organisms, a new weapon against disease is sorely needed. Transfer factors are such a weapon, and based upon almost 50 years of research, transfer factors appear to be highly effective with few, if any, side effects. If our immune systems are functioning normally, transfer factors are produced after we are exposed to infectious agents such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites. Recent research, however, provides evidence that transfer factors, even from another animal such as a cow, can enable us to develop immunity to infectious agents before we are actually exposed to them. In addition, transfer factor administration can accelerate our immune response once we have been infected. This new approach to optimizing the immune response to infectious agents promises to revolutionize our approach to disease prevention and control!"

Transfer Factors in Chronic Mucocutaneous Candidiasis

"Results of conventional treatment of female non-bacterial recurrent cystitis (NBRC) are discouraging. Most patients show an unexpected high incidence of vaginal candidiasis, while their cell mediated immunity to Herpes simplex viruses (HSV) and Candida antigens  seems impaired, and it is known that the persistence of mucocutaneous chronic candidiasis is mainly due to a selective defect of CMI to Candida antigens. Twenty nine women suffering of NBRC, and in whom previous treatment with antibiotics and non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs was unsuccessful, underwent oral transfer factors (TF) therapy. TF specific to Candida and/or to HSV was Transfer Factorsadministered bi-weekly for the first 2 weeks, and then once a week for the following 6 months. No side effects were observed during treatment. The total observation period of our cohort was 24379 days with 353 episodes of cystitis recorded and a cumulative relapse index (RI) of 43. The observation period during and after treatment was 13920 days with 108 relapses and a cumulative RI of 23 (P < 0.0001). It, thus, seems that specific TF may be capable of controlling NBRC and alleviate the symptoms." 

There are over 3,000 published papers and 50 years of research on transfer factors. There are thousands of case reports on the effectiveness of transfer factors. There has also been a lab study and a human study done with these products. In addition, the International Transfer Factors Society sponsors an International Symposium every three years on the findings of transfer factor research. The Eleventh International Transfer Factors Congress was held in Monterey, Mexico in March of 1999.

"Transfusion of a Candida-specific transfer factor has been reported to be very successful (remission for > 10 years) when combined with an anti-fungal"

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All-Natural Treatment Method That Permanently Eliminates Yeast Infections

Candida Albicans Former Yeast Infection Sufferer Reveals The Only Holistic System In Existence That Will Show You How To Permanently Cure Your Yeast Infection, Eliminate Candida, And Regain Your Natural Inner Balance, Using A Unique 5 Step Method No One Else Will Tell You About

You Can Stop the Burning, Itching and Discomfort... All From The Privacy of Home. This information is an Absolute Must for yeast infection sufferers!! Not only does it deal with a sensitive subject in an informative, practical way but it explains the underlying causes, symptoms and natural treatments and actually gets to the root cause of the infection rather than just tackling the symptoms that so many other treatments seem to do. The yeast diet Easy and quick to use remedies that can be used everyday and have a whole host of other healthy benefits as well. In a nutshell it delivers a holistic approach to ridding the body of a Yeast Infection naturally, safely and permanently which of course is the desired result. Cure Yeast Infection without drugs or typical Yeast Infection treatments. Drugs, creams and typical Yeast Infection treatments sometimes work in a partial way and temporarily and the side effects are nasty. The tiny handful Yeast Infection sufferers who have learned how to treat their Yeast Infection from within and without ever using drugs or over the counters are the only people in the world who keep their system clear of Candida infection permanently. Now you can learn these Yeast Infection cure secrets from a nutritionist and a former sufferer who knows from real-world experience exactly how it's done.

Low thyroid is very common in cases of Candida. The thyroid gland has an important effect on the immune system. Adequate thyroid function also helps the digestive system operate correctly. As pointed out earlier, lack of proper digestive secretions can cause reduction of friendly bacteria. Constipation is also common with low thyroid. Body temperature will drop if thyroid function is low. A drop in body temperature stops Candida Cleansemany different chemical reactions from taking place. Some of these chemical reactions stop Candida overgrowth.

Immune Deficiency - Any condition that results in a weakened immune system can bring about Candida. Most notable are AIDSand CANCER. Candida can be considered a side effect of these more threatening illnesses.

Parasites and intestinal worms are more common then anyone would think. Some researchers have estimated that over 85% of all people living in North America and Canada have parasites. Parasites can be large worm-like creatures or small microscopic organisms. Either type destroy friendly bacteria in the intestines making yeast overgrowth possible. (natural parasites remedies)

Oral birth control pills are mostly the hormone estrogen. Supplemental estrogen in the synthetic form has been found to promote the growth of yeast. Several years ago the Great Smokies Medical lab published studies showing that hormones could effect intestinal bacteria. A common compliant of women on birth control pills is yeast infection. The copper IUD is another possible yeast promoter. It has been observed by David Watts, Ph.D., that copper promotes the growth of yeast. Often copper IUD users develop excessive levels of copper in their tissues. Excess copper can depress the adrenal, thyroid and immune systems of the body. This can make it more difficult for the body to resist yeast.

SYMPTOMS:
  • Food Allergies
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Problems
  • Weight gain
  • Skin Rashes
  • Low Sex Drive
  • Immune Disorders
  • Joint and Muscle Pain
  • Headaches
  • Irregularities
  • Depression

Yeast no more Yeast infection of the genital tract caused by Candida albicans - Candida albicans infections are becoming increasingly common, especially in women. Such genital infections usually develop by the yeast spreading from normal skin or intestinal flora, uncommonly from a sexual partner. Two important factors contribute to this increase in cases: use of wide-spectrum antibiotics and women using oral contraceptives. Predisposing factors include pregnancy, menstruation, diabetes mellitus, constrictive clothing, taking immuno-suppressive drugs or steroids.

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and the Yeast Connection

William G. Crook, M.D.

During the past seven or eight years, professionals and the public have been reading and hearing about a disorder that in the words of Dr. David Bell of New York is a "disease with a thousand names." Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). Although this disorder has been described for decades, even centuries, it came to the attention of the public following a 1984 outbreak which affected several hundred people in Incline Village, Nevada, a resort town on the shores of Lake Tahoe.

It initially was called the Chronic Epstein-Barr Virus Syndrome (CEBVS). However, laboratory studies showed that a lot of people with this disorder did not have elevated levels of antibodies to the Epstein-Barr virus. In the spring of 1988, the name was changed to the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. And that's the name most people have been using. However, Dr. Paul Cheney and associates in North Carolina have suggested another name, Chronic Fatigue And Immune Deficiency Syndrome (CFIDS).

Still other people didn't like that name either because they felt that the word "fatigue" in the name trivialized the disorder. And they suggested still another name, Chronic Immune Deficiency Syndrome (CIDS).

Even before CIFS came to the attention of most Americans, people in England, Australia, New Zealand and Canada had been writing and talking about a disorder which they called Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME). Epidemics of this disorder developed in several hospitals in the United Kingdom including the Royal Free Hospital. So it was called the Royal Free Disease. Epidemics also occurred in Iceland where it was called the Akureyri Disease. Then, in Australia, it was called by a different name.

Another group of professionals in the United States have described a closely related (or perhaps identical) disorder which they have labeled Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS). And, as readers of Healthline know, during the past few years many professionals and nonprofessionals in the United States and other countries have learned of the observations of Dr. C. Orian Truss who described a disorder with similar symptoms which he called Chronic Candidiasis.

To learn more about CFS, I attended conferences sponsored by Brown University (1988), the University of California (1989) andthe CIFIDS Association (1990). At each of these conferences, speakers including Dr. Robert Hallowitz and Dr. Carol Jessop reported that the majority of their patients with CFS responded favorably to a comprehensive program which included a sugar-free special diet and antifungal medications including Nystatin, Nizoral and Diflucan.

The Candida Cure There are many factors which play a part in causing the illness known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. These include viral infections, food sensitivities, chemical pollutants, nutritional deficiencies, parasites and psychological stress.

In some individuals with CFS, the illness develops suddenly following an acute epidemic viral infection similar to the one that occurred in Incline Village, Nevada in 1984 or the Los Angeles Hospital in 1930. Yet the observations of Carol Jessop, a leading CFS clinician and researcher, show that this disorder often develops insidiously -- especially in individuals who give a history of:

* Repeated courses of antibiotic drugs in childhood, adolescence or adult years
* Recurrent vaginal yeast infections
* Diets loaded with sugar and alcohol

And, like many physicians who are working with patients with the Candida-Related Complex, Dr. Jessop found that most people with CFS can be helped by a comprehensive treatment program which includes:

* A sugar-free nutritious diet
* Antifungal medication
* Unpolluted home and work environment
* Psychological support
* Essential fatty acids

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Common tap water is high in chlorine which has been found to destroy friendly intestinal bacteria. This will allow Candida to grow as covered earlier.

Matthew Silver, MD - "An associate in her early fifties who had suffered for many years from the toxic effects of chlorine poisoning from inhaling vapors from an over-chlorinated swimming pool. This had resulted in many severe health challenges including extreme chronic fatigue and breathing difficulty that kept her housebound and dependent on oxygen. Even minimal exertion led to extreme shortness of breath. After just three days of drinking glyconutrients, she reported that all of her symptoms improved dramatically and that she was able to leave her house without oxygen and work in her garden, which she had not been able to do in years." The sugars found on all Glyconutrients (saccharides) also address the workings of the brain and nervous system – from memory and sleep to anxiety and depression.

Masi M, De Vinci C, Baricordi OR. Department of Pediatrics, University of Bologna, Italy."Fifteen patients suffering from chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis were treated with an in vitro produced TF specific for Candida albicans antigens and/or with TF extracted from pooled buffy coats of blood donors. CMI of the patients was assessed using the LMT and the LST in presence of candidine. The aim of the study was the clinical evaluation of TF treatment and the incidence of positive tests before, during, and after therapy. Immunological data were matched using the Chi square test. 87 LMT were performed for each antigen dose and at the dilution of 1/50, 58.9% (33/56) tests were positive during non-treatment or non-specific TF treatment. On the contrary 83.9% (26/31) were positive during specific TF treatment (P < 0.05). In the LST, a significant decrease of thymidine uptake in the control cultures in presence of autologous or AB serum was observed when patients were matched according to non-treatment, and both non specific (P < 0.05) and specific TF treatment (P < 0.01). Only during specific TF treatment was a significant increase of reactivity against the Candida antigen at the highest concentration noticed, when compared with the period of non specific treatment (P < 0.01). Clinical observations were encouraging: all but one patient experienced significant improvement during treatment with specific TF. These data confirm that orally administered specific TF, extracted from induced lymphoblastoid cell-lines, increases the incidence of reactivity against Candida antigens in the LMT. LST reactivity appeared not significantly increased with respect to the periods of non treatment, but was significantly increased when it was compared to the non-specific TF treatment periods. At the same time, a clinical improvement was noticed." more about TF treatment

Dr Bill Miller - "Why have middle aged women’s stroke rate increased three times in recent years? From 1999 to 2004 nearly 2% of women aged 35 to 54 suffered from a stroke compared to the prior Federal health Surveys from 1994 to 1998 in which less that 1% of women had the same condition.. No risk factors such as smoking, heart disease or diabetes had changed between surveys. What has changed is women’s waistlines! They are two inches bigger. Their body mass index (BMI) rose from 27 to 29. Dr Miller says your shoulders should be 10 inches wider than your waistline.

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Conquering Yeast Infections : The Non-Drug Solution for Men and Women

Conquering yeast infections People who suffer from fatigue, muscle aches, food sensitivities, psoriasis, asthma and many other common complaints may actually have a yeast infection. Too much yeast (specifically, "Candida Albicans") in the body is a problem that applies equally to both men and women. Candida Albican, a common yeast, normally lives in the human body where it causes no problems-provided the body's biochemistry is balanced and the immune system is strong. "I recommend that 'Conquering Yeast Infections' be required reading for doctors and patients who are getting nowhere treating chronic illnesses." Jonathan Collin, M.D., Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, Dec. 1996.

Candida albicans is a yeast-like fungus that normally lives in healthy balance in the body, found mostly in the intestines, genital tract, mouth, and throat. When the balance is upset, infection results. This is known as Candidiasis and the fungus travels to all parts of the body through the bloodstream. In the mouth, it is called thrush; in the vagina, it is called vaginitis. It affects both women and men but is rarely transmitted sexually.

Dr. Galland considers the availability of grapefruit seed extract to be "...a major therapeutic breakthrough for patients with chronic parasitic and yeast infections..." Dr. Galland reports treatment failures in only two cases out of 297. "It would be hard to overstate the value of GSE to my medical practice. It has no inherent toxicity. For the past year I have used GSE in the treatment of intestinal parasitism and chronic candidiasis with excellent results. In the treatment of candidiasis it appears as effective as nystatin, caprylic acid, and other non-absorbed intestinal antifungal agents. Many drug sensitive individuals find GSE to be much better tolerated than other antifungal preparations, and I have several patients in whom this product alone helped control chronic candidiasis when no other medication was tolerated or effective. In the treatment of intestinal protozoan infections, (Giardia lamblia and Entamoeba histolytica) GSE has for the most part been more effective than metronidazole and other prescription antiprotozoan drugs." -Dr. Leo Galland, New York, NY

Candida Yeast Infections and Grapefruit Seed Extract

Healing power grapeseed extract Women with diabetes have more yeast infections because their vaginal environment is more conducive to the yeast growth. Corticosteroids and oral contraceptives should be avoided, as they may upset the normal and healthy balance of the body. The most healing diet for this condition is one that is fruit-free, sugar-free, and yeast-free.

Grapefruit Seed Extract is rapidly becoming the #1 safe herbal solution for chronic vaginal and intestinal yeast infections(Candida)and thrush. One doctor has reported success with 295 patients out of 297 being treated for chronic yeast and parasitic infections. In a test of 20 patients with vaginal yeast infection, 15 had relief of their symptoms in only 3 days after douching with grapefruit seed extract every 12 hours.

A GSE douche is used for vaginal infections and capsules or liguid drops mixed with juice for internal infections. Grapefruit Seed Extract is safe with no side effects and as a liquid may be used as a gargle and may be swallowed. And it has dozens of additional healthy benefits. It's a strong anti-bacterial but doesn't seem to hurt beneficial bacteria.

Alternatives to Antibiotics Intestinal Candidiasis Stopped with GSE. Chronic candidiasis (both intestinal and systemic) is being treated with excellent results using grapefruit seed extract, according to numerous clinics and medical practitioners.

Dr. Leo Galland, M.D. of New York City, who also prescribes GSE for the treatment of candidiasis, advises patients to avoid its bitter taste by mixing it with carrot, vegetable, orange or grapefruit juice, while typically prescribing 2 to 3 drops(6-10 drops Nutribiotic), twice daily, diluted in at least four ounces of liquid. (Ed. note: The product is now available in tablet form.)

"After many years of treating patients with thrush and intestinal Candidiasis, I have found Citricidal to be very effective. It is easier to modulate the dose than other anti-yeast products, as there is no bad after-taste. The liquid Citricidal is excellent for administering to babies and children. Efficacy compares with nystatin and GSE is less expensive." -Dr. David Bayley, N.D. North Vancouver, BC

Vaginitis, inflammation of the vagina, is responsible for an estimated 10% of all visits by women to their health care practitioners. The three general causes of vaginitis are hormonal imbalance, irritation, and infection. Hormone-related vaginitis includes the atrophic vaginitis generally found in postmenopausal or postpartum women, and occasionally in young girls before puberty. Irritant vaginitis can result from allergies or irritating substances. Infectious vaginitis is most common in reproductive-age women and is generally caused by one of three types of infections: bacterial vaginosis , candidiasis or yeast infection, or trichomoniasis. Additional predisposing factors for candida infection include the use of antibiotics, oral contraceptives, or adrenal corticosteroids.

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Garlic neutralizes most fungi. Acidophilus supplies friendly bacteria that is usually deficient in people with fungal infections. Sambucal and Zinc Lozenges have shown to be effective for sore Throat symptoms. Various other supplements have been shown to benefit those with Yeast Infections, Thrush, and Candidiasis. Pau d'Arco teas has strong antifungal properties.

Cat's Claw (Una De Gato)

Uncaria Tomentosa, is being called by many the "Miracle Herb from the Rain Forest of Peru". The highly effective properties contained in the inner bark of the cat's claw plant have demonstrated, through centuries of usage dating back to the time of the ancient Incas, to have a profound and positive influence on the body's defense system. Studies conducted since the 1970s at research clinics in Peru, Austria, Germany, England, Hungary and Italy validate the traditional usage and indicates that this herb may be beneficial in ameliorating a host of modern day afflictions which have no answers from the orthodox medical arena. It is known to help nutritionally support the body's defense, circulatory and gastrointestinal systems through its antioxidant and build properties.

Cat's Claw (Una De Gato)is known to support a wide range of health problems associated with immune and digestive problems; such as gastric ulcers, arthritis, intestinal disorders, certain skin disorders, herpes, candidiasis,chronic fatigue, lupus, and tumors. It can also be used as an aid for stomach and bowel disorders including: Crohn's disease, leaky bowel, colitis, diverticulitis gastritis, ulcers, intestinal flora imbalance, and hemorrhoids. Cat's Claw prevents the formation of blood clots, lowers blood pressure, increases circulation, and inhibits the formation of plaque. It is helpful for inflammatory conditions; such as arthritis, bursitis, and rheumatism. It is also helpful with female hormonal imbalances, irregularities of the female cycle and with symptoms of PMS. It is also beneficial in support of diabetes and organic depression. Cat's Claw also protects from environmental toxins.

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In Vitro Killing of Candida albicans by Fatty Acids and Monoglycerides

From the Institute of Biology, University of Iceland, Department of Anatomy, University of Iceland Medical School, and Department of Microbiology, National University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland

The susceptibility of Candida albicans to several fatty acids and their 1-monoglycerides was tested with a short inactivation time, and ultra thin sections were studied by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) after treatment with capric acid. The results show that capric acid, a 10-carbon saturated fatty acid, causes the fastest and most effective killing of all three strains of C. albicans tested, leaving the cytoplasm disorganized and shrunken because of a disrupted or disintegrated plasma membrane. Lauric acid, a 12-carbon saturated fatty acid, was the most active at lower concentrations and after a longer incubation time. more

The best source of essential fatty acids are flaxseed oil and fish oil. Learn about the incredible healing power of flaxseed oil

Homeopathic Remedies for Yeast Infections

"Yeast is an organism that sees an opportunity and makes the best of it. When a pH imbalance, overload of sugar, or worn-down immune system provide a chance, then a yeast infection in any warm, moist place may result. Sometimes, it occurs in the digestive tract, resulting in bloating. Nursing women may get yeast infections on their nipples and in their babies mouths. More commonly, women experience vaginal yeast infections. Regardless of location, there is usually itching, often soreness or swelling, and sometimes a discharge. Choosing a homeopathic remedy is easiest after defining the type of discomfort that arises and the type of discharge that is produced."

It is advisable to consult with a homeopathic practitioner rather than attempt to self treat. click here to see a referral list to homeopaths in the US and Canada and to learn more about homeopathy.

Excerpt from
Treating Candidiasis without Nystatin, Ketoconazole, or Diflucan
Review by Jonathan Collin, MD Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients - December 1996
Conquering Yeast Infections: The Non-Drug Solution
by S. Colet Lahoz, RN, MS, LAc

Candida, can frequently be the culprit when: "...many patients continue to experience recurrent upper respiratory infections, sinusitis, sore throats, ear infections and colds with no apparent cause. Despite numerous rounds of antibiotics, even throat or ear surgery, they continue to have infection after infection. Other patients have terrible digestive tract disorders with continuous gas, indigestion, diarrhea, constipation, bloating and heartburn, trying all sorts of medications and diets with little relief of their symptoms. What could be the cause of these symptoms? As unbelievable as it may be to many patients and doctors, this often ignored yeast, Candida, can frequently be the culprit. Yet Candida cannot just be "eliminated." We all look for the simple pill to cure all our problems; Candida is just not responsive to the magic bullet.

We know that there is a relationship between Candida and these chronic illnesses because when we treat the yeast and have the patient follow programs designed to control the yeast, the patient responds remarkably even after many previous medical treatment programs for unrelated conditions failed.

Candida-Related Complex: What Your Doctor Might Be Missing

Whitney Scott

Candida Related Complex To educate physicians and their clients alike about the modern epidemic of candida infections on account of antibiotic overuse and abuse, Sehnert and Winderlin have created a comprehensive manual describing candida-related complex (CRC), the candida organism, and candida's impact, especially on the immune system. They first establish that CRC is a real illness that will eventually be fully recognized by the general medical community, but many doctors have not been trained to detect it. They point out that the complex, caused by a normally harmless yeast organism, produces symptoms that vary from individual to individual and include fatigue, food intolerances, depression, anxiety, headaches, and memory impairment. A separate section on treatment covers the basics of recovery: a limited carbohydrate diet, prescribed antifungal medications, probiotics (i.e., "friendly" bacteria), and substances that naturally boost the immune system, such as vitamins A, C, and E. Appendixes list suggested readings, support groups, physicians treating CRC, and more.