The causes of cancer seem to be as numerous as cancers themselves, but recent clinical research has demonstrated a link between certain types of cancer and the presence of fungus in the body. Candida abicans is one of the most common types of fungus (technically speaking, a yeast) that is present in small amounts in and on the human body. Under normal conditions, Candida cohabitates without causing us any problems. But when the environment is primed for it, Candida yeast can multiply and grow out of control.
Types Of Candida
The infection that results is known as candidiasis, and there are several different types:
- Thrush – Candida yeast that spreads to the mouth and throat.
- Genital Yeast Infection – Concentration of Candida in the genitals that affects three out of four women in their lifetime. Men can also get genital candida.
- Diaper Rash from Yeast Infection – Candida that spreads under wet or soiled diapers.
- Invasive Candida – Candida yeast that enters the bloodstream (often through medical devices).
Common symptoms associated with an overabundance of Candida include the aforementioned yeast and fungal infections across and within the body, but also extend to include:
- Chronic Fatigue
- Brain Fog
- Digestive Issues
- Food Allergy/Intolerance
- Sinus Infections
- Joint Pain
- Low Mood
- Weakened Immune System
Causes Of Candida
So, what is it then that causes Candida abicans to suddenly run amok and terrorize our physiology and immune system? Keep in mind that Candida lives in the digestive tract of most people already – candidiasis is an abnormal, excess growth of Candida. There are several primary and secondary contributors to an excess of Candida in the body:
- High-Sugar Diet
- Chronic Stress
- Contraceptive Pill
- Dental Mercury
- Chemical Exposure
3 Primary Causes Of Candida
We’ll discuss the first three, primary causes of candidiasis in people. Antibiotics are effective at killing harmful bacteria that cause infection in the body; the problem is that oftentimes the antibiotic will wipe out many of the beneficial bacteria that live in your gut and aid in proper digestion and food processing. Chronic psychological stress is another major factor that contributes to Candida.
Secondly, when under stress, the body releases a hormone known as cortisol which depresses the immune system and raises blood sugar levels. The Candida yeast will then seize this opportunity to feed on the extra sugar and multiply, while the immune system has become too weak to resist its spread.
This brings us to the third primary cause of Candida overgrowth: a high-sugar diet. Candida albicans is a yeast, and yeasts thrive by consuming carbon-based molecule chains. What this translates to for us is that Candida feeds on carbohydrates like glucose and fructose – simple sugars. The modern diet is loaded with simple carbohydrates from processed foods and beverages like sugar, flower, white breads, and alcohol. These simple sugars are easy for Candida to break down and so a sustained high-sugar, high-processed food diet like many people eat may essentially provide a non-stop buffet for Candida to flourish and spread.
Credible Scientific Studies
A 2011 study[LINK] (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21513811) published in the journal Fungal Genetics and Biology looked to examine what exactly is going on metabolically when Candida gets out of control. The research noted that Candida is a polymorphic fungus, which means that it is able to morph from its single-celled yeast form to a larger, filamentous form. It is when Candida grows into these long filaments that it is able to lodge into the intestinal lining and disrupt our gut ecology.
Dr. T.L. Han and his team were able to reconstruct the central carbon metabolism of C. abicans, showing that the presence of sugars like glucose leads to dimorphic transition into a virulent form of the fungus. Moreover, this sugar metabolism process leads to an increase in quorum sensing molecules that regulate gene expression. This means that the more glucose present, the more that Candida is able to grow and increase its gene expression within the body.
This information was supported by another study[LINK] (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1595344/) published in Eukaryotic Cell. This study determined the presence within C. abicans of a glucose sensor gene called HGT4. High levels of glucose in the body cause expression of this HGT4 gene, which leads to filament growth and eventually the virulent form of Candida.
Percentage Of Cancer Patients Who Also Have Candida
We know that candidiasis is an infection caused by an overgrowth of Candida. Numerous studies have shown a correlation between cancer and the presence of Candida in 79 to 97 percent of cases. A study[LINK] (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24963692) from Critical Reviews in Mcirobiology provides findings that show Candida capable of promoting cancer through carcinogenic byproducts, and the triggering of inflammation as well as growth of tumor cells.
Dr. Tullio Simoncini, author of the book Cancer Is A Fungus, argues that Candida actually appears in 97 to 98 percent of cancer cases, and that it is Candida itself that causes cancer and not the other way around, as traditional Western medicine has assumed. As the Candida fungus invades various parts of our anatomy, the affected organs attempt to encyst, or encapsulate, the invasive fungus with hyper-production of cells. Dr. Simoncini maintains that this over-production of cellular tissue in response to Candida is what leads to cancerous tumor growth.
Dr. Simoncini’s holistic approach to cancer treatment has been ignored and even ridiculed by the ‘official’ stance on oncology. He has developed a pioneering yet simple method to treat all forms of cancer in his patients – sodium bicarbonate or baking soda (NaHCO3). The alkalinity of the NaHCO3 applied directly to a tumor site changes the acidic pH rapidly, killing the Candida yeast before it has a chance to adapt. After a regimen of sodium bicarbonate directly applied to the tumor-afflicted area, many of Dr. Simoncini’s patients recovered from their cancers – even in cases where traditional oncology had given up.
What You Can Naturally Do About Candida
Aside from this groundbreaking clinical work, there are a host of natural options and remedies available to treat and rid the body of Candida. The first step in clearing out your Candida is to starve it of the food it loves – namely simple sugars and carbohydrates. Avoid processed foods with high sugar content and try to consume an organic, free-range diet that is rich in healthy fats and proteins as well as complex carbohydrates from vegetables and legumes. Ingesting cultured and fermented foods and beverages can introduce healthy probiotics to help rebalance your gut biology.
Since Candida is a fungus, we can look to naturally antifungal foods and herbs for help in cleansing our system. Naturally antifungal foods include:
- Apple cider vinegar
- Cayenne pepper
- Coconut oil
- Green tea
- Lemon/lime juice
- Olive oil
- Turmeric (curcumin)
Herbs and plant components with antifungal properties include:
- Grapefruit seed extract
- Licorice root
Don’t Forget To Address Your Leaky Gut
For internal gut issues with Candida, you want to be ingesting these available food options. Make a healthy antifungal salad dressing using olive oil and either apple cider vinegar or lemon/lime juice. Consider taking a ‘shot’ of cider vinegar or lemon juice during the day. Use coconut oil and olive oil to cook and prepare food dishes rather than corn, canola or vegetable oil. Get a healthy dose of cayenne pepper, cinnamon and turmeric by adding these to your food or consuming them in capsule form from a certified supplier. Cook with extra garlic, or even better, chop it up and eat it fresh (great with tomatoes!). Drink green tea or take an extract in capsule form.
All of these antifungal herbs are available as dietary supplement capsules that you can incorporate into a daily and weekly fungus fighting regimen. Nowadays it is common to find these herbal remedies also available in liquid form from retailers. Liquid herbal extracts are most commonly sold as glycerites, which use vegetable glycerin as the means of extraction. While glycerites are still quite effective, they are not nearly as potent as alcohol tinctures which use up to 95% alcohol (grain or cane) as a means of extraction. Higher alcohol percentages are able to maximally extract the medicinal constituents from herbs, and this results in the most robust and concentrated medicinal profiles.
Important Note: Most Candida sufferers have an underlying root cause for their affliction. That is to say they suffer from “Leaky Gut”.
Leaky gut occurs when the inner lining of the gut gets chronically inflamed, which results to the nutrients not being absorbed properly. Apart from that, small fissures appear in the membrane which lines the intestinal tract, allowing harmful toxins, bacteria and partially digested food particles to slip out of the gut and into the bloodstream, which the body’s immune system sees as foreign invaders. When these foreign invaders are detected, the white blood cells quickly rush towards them in an attempt to surround the invading particles and a kind of systemic inflammation ensues.
To fix leaky gut you should be taking collagen supplements.
Tinctures For Candida
To treat your Candida, incorporate a rotating dose of organic tinctures for a diversified approach that never gives the invasive fungus a chance to rest and infest. Take 3 droppers mixed with water in the morning and before bed. Find out how to make your own potent alcohol tinctures[LINK] (https://blog.mountainroseherbs.com/guide-tinctures-extracts) You can also brew a cleansing tea blend from any of these herbs. We recommend a soothing and aromatic combination of Calendula, Echinacea, Lavender, and Licorice Root.
Even when Candida flares up externally as a skin infection, you can still make use of these antifungal foods and herbs. Soak a paper towel in apple cider vinegar and make a compress to place over the affected area. Repeat several times throughout the day. You can also treat Candida topically with coconut oil and olive oil. The antifungal herbs mentioned work incredibly well infused into healing oils and curative salves that you can easily spread over the infected area. Purchase from a reputable herbal retailer or learn to make your own[LINK] (https://theherbalacademy.com/how-to-make-a-healing-salve/). You can even create a poultice from any blend of these herbs.
As we progress into an increasingly modern and technological world, the fields of healthcare and medicine continue to break new ground, yet have also found themselves turning back to older systems of health and wellness for answers. Classical Western medicine has positioned itself at the cutting edge of surgical intervention, trauma care and treatment of acute, life-threatening infection and disease. Despite these advancements, a lack of understanding of the full spectrum of causal factors for conditions like cancer has led patients and some medical professionals to seek alternative options for treatment. We’ve seen how Candida and candidiasis can be managed and treated through diet and herbal remediation. Perhaps it is time once again to pay homage to the storied herbal medicine traditions of the East and West, and consider a holistic approach to our health and wellness.
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