Tuesday, June 01, 2010 by: Paul Fassa, citizen journalist
(NaturalNews) What type of infection ranges from a female problem to a cause of cancer? Candida Albicans is responsible for vaginal yeast infections and, according to Italian oncologist and author of Cancer is a Fungus, Dr. Tullio Simoncini, Candida is the breeding ground and source for all cancer.
Somewhere between these two extremes are a variety of miseries that Candida delivers. But anyone can handle most over grown yeast buildups once detected. Everyone has some of that fungus among us. But when the Candida Albicans overwhelms the healthy bacteria or intestinal flora, this yeast takes over unabated.
Insufficient intestinal flora can be due to antibiotic use or poor digestion from an extended bad diet heavy in sugar and starch and lacking digestive enzymes.
Symptoms of Candida Albicans
* Chronic skin problems from itchiness to rashes to eczema
* Haziness and brain fog, inability to focus
* Chronic digestive problems, gas, bloating, cramps, erratic or poor elimination, etc.
* Anxiety and/or irritability
* Compulsive obsessive disorder (COD)
* Intense starch and sugar cravings
* Mood swings, sudden outbursts of anger
* Chronic exhaustion or tiredness, depression
One should have most of these symptoms to consider testing for Candida. There is the notorious morning upon rising spitting into a glass of water test, where if the spit glob forms tentacles that quickly droop down toward the bottom, it's a sign of Candida. But many health experts disagree with that test as the sole indicator.
It's best to have your stool, maybe along with a mouth swab, analyzed by a lab that provides such tests for the public or through a local doctor. If you have symptoms of which any can be diagnosed as a disease other than Candida, you can wind up getting matters complicated with added misery. At least eliminate or confirm the Candida prospect first.
Preventing or Getting Rid of It
Candida overgrowth must be curbed. Unchecked Candida can lead to Systemic Candidiasis, which can cause symptoms that mimic many known diseases and lead to a perforated bowel for Leaky Gut Syndrome. The leak allows undigested proteins to invade the bloodstream. This creates a reaction from the immune system against these unfamiliar invaders that lead to food allergies of normally good foods.
So first eliminate Candida's favorite foods that contain starches and sugars of any kind, including all sweets and fresh fruits, breads, pastas, and white rice. It's steamed and raw vegetable time for a while. Because the digestion has been hampered, steamed may be better for now. Multi-strain probiotics need to be taken abundantly with some serious enzyme supplements as well.
Some use grapefruit seed (not grape seed) extract to kill off part of the fungus.
The Cancer Potential
Dr. Simoncini explains that a fungous infection is the basis of cancer cell formations. The growth of the fungous colonies, together with the reaction of the tissue that tries to defend itself against the invasion, causes the tumors.
Dr. Simoncini has a high success rate curing cancer with direct applications of Bicarbonate of Soda (baking soda) into the cancer cells that he always finds embedded in yeast colonies. The fact that he uses such an inexpensive, non-toxic substance for cancer cures successfully has brought about attacks from the Medical Mafia.
Dr. Mark Sircus observes that baking soda increases alkalinity rapidly to a high enough pH for cancer cells to die (since they thrive on low pH or high acidity environments). So which comes first, the fungus or the cancer cells is debatable, but certainly not worth risking.
Bottom line: It's wise to prevent or detect and eliminate Candida now.
Kay’s Note: A diet high in sugars/carbs (as in processed foods and other poor food choices) creates a highly acidic body environment that encourages growth of yeast/fungus/Candida/bacteria which cause inflammation and disease. A balance of SCD foods keeps the pH environment healty.