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Javizy wrote: What Chris said about the small intestine holds for healthy people only. A lack of HCl, bicarbonate, digestive enzymes etc is one potential cause of GI chaos that could lead to an eventual overgrowth. Enemas obviously don’t take account of the potential underlying causes behind these issues, although that may be true of the protocol too.
If Jorge’s theory about candida burdening the immune system is right, then you should expect some sort of results. To expect them regardless either assumes that chronic infection is some one-dimensional disease with a fixed treatment or that MMS is some kind of cure-all that transcends everything else we use to treat disease and sub-optimal health (a belief of that Jim shill).
I do believe MMS is a cure-all (well, cure-most), because most of our diseases are caused by pathogens, which are eliminated by chlorine dioxide. Even virusses are disrupted in their growth. One of the best and most credible explanations about the mechanisms of chlorine dioxide I found to be this one: http://bioredox.mysite.com/CLOXhtml/CLOXprnt+refs.htm
This seems to be the so-called research. Gram negative and gram positive bacteria both have negative charge, so how does ClO2 cleanse the air and food products so well? Healthy human intercellular pH is acidic, but I’m not sure if this changes in the GI tract, which has varying pH levels. Bacteria differ in their affinity for certain pH, so I’m sure they’re not all above 7. It tends to be the beneficial bacteria that are acidophilic. I know basically no chemistry, so I’d appreciate an explanation if Chris has critically researched the chemistry behind this and isn’t just rehashing the above quote that’s copied and pasted on all MMS propaganda sites.
Well besides what I already wrote:
Wont it hurt my good bacteria? How can it differentiate?
There is a difference between good bacteria and pathogens, and one of those differences is their electrical charge. Chlorine dioxide as a free radical by definition is positively charged, and takes an elektron from the negatively charged pathogens; the latter donates it and oxidizes. Good bacteria, with their positive charge, have nothing to donate, and chlorine dioxide should therefore leave them alone. Some free radicals arise normally during metabolism. Sometimes the body’s immune system’s cells purposefully create them to neutralize viruses and bacteria.
There is this: Scientists have already observed that the cell membranes of many disease-causing bacteria develop resistance by changing their electrical charge from negative to positive. Many antibiotics work because they carry a positive charge that attracts them to negatively charged bacteria cells. The opposite charges allow antibiotics to penetrate and kill bacteria. But by changing their naturally occurring negative charge to positive, some bacteria cells establish a protective “coat” that repels the antibiotic. http://researchnews.osu.edu/archive/resistance.htm
Unlike antibiotics, pathogens can not create a resistence to chlorine dioxide, because the oxidizing mechanism is always the same.
About that PH range: The great thing about chlorine dioxide is that it is effective in a wide range, the efficacy doesnt seem to be effected by PH as you can read here:
One of the most important properties of ClO2 that sets it apart from chlorine is its behavior when placed in water. Not only is ClO2 10 times more soluble in water than chlorine (3.01 grams/Liter at 25 degrees C), it doesn’t hydrolyze when placed in solution. It remains as a “true” dissolved gas that retains its useful oxidative and biocidal properties throughout the entire 2 to 10 pH range. By way of contrast, chlorine dissociates when placed in water to form hypochlorous and hydrochloric acids. Hypochlorous acid is the primary biocide in solution, which dissociates to form hypochlorite ion with increasing pH. Hypochlorite ion is only from 1/20 to 1/300 as effective in controlling microbes as hypochlorous acid. Thus, chlorine can only be an effective biocide in systems with low pH. The high degree of solubility exhibited by ClO2 in water has also been observed in a variety of organic materials, such as oils and solvents, thereby allowing for utilization of its unique oxidative and biocidal properties in a wide range of potential applications. http://www.healthsalon.org/284/mms-chlorine-dioxide-chemistry/
And here: Chlorine dioxide is an extremely powerful oxidizing agent, microbiocide, viricide, bactericide, protocide and algicide. Unlike chlorine, chlorine dioxide is not a chlorinating agent and pure chlorine dioxide does not form THMs, it doesn’t chlorinate organics, and it doesn’t react with water to form free chlorine. Additionally, Chlorine dioxide is soluble in water, is less corrosive than chlorine and has efficacy across a broad pH range. http://www.thesabrecompanies.com/science.aspx http://www.thesabrecompanies.com/science/properties.aspx
And: Because Chlorine dioxide is a dissolved gas, it does not ionise to form weak acids (as chlorine and bromine do) in aqueous solutions. This allows chlorine dioxide to be effective over a wide pH range. http://www.safeox.com/chlorine-dioxide-clo2
hope this helps?