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- April 20, 2014 at 8:35 am in reply to: HELP! Stopping the diet to resolve adrenal/ chronic fatigue issues first #118327
I’m back on a more “normal” diet, since the strict diet did a lot of damage regarding hypoadreni. I only take the antifungals that also “sedates” the yeast (fatty acids such as those found in olive oil, coconut oil, and lacto acid bacteria etc.) and rotate the carbs.
But please bear in mind that I never had a reason for getting candida, it has followed me since childhood and I am now chelating mercury in the hope of this being the root cause.
I had adrenal fatigue for many years, ignoring it. Going on Able’s almost stupid diet made me very sick with more aggressive CRC, and what felt like a 3-month long adrenal crash.
When I first started eating more carbs again and stopped the natural antifungals, I felt damn great for some weeks, I was sure I was cured(did also start on antidepressant and allergy medicin, did help a lot on the sleep!). but I was eating carbs I hadn’t eaten a long time, and the candida always get used to feed on the carbs you eat the most – in short, back then I got the benefits of loads of energy (and a great immune function) from the carbs while the candida was not adapted to feed on it yet.
Now I got more AF from chelation, but I had periods of being very well only by handling my adrenal problems and getting up early in the morning for the boost of the morning raise of cortisol, and thereby better immunity. Some times I can eat most carbs by just handling AF properly and rotation the source of carbs often+lots of greens. Although I have to keep in mind that AF and CRC is very related, especially if CRC is an allergy related complex. But what do I know…
Warning: This might not work for you, I’m not an expert in any ways..!
But of what I know about the crude antifungals like GSE, oil of oregano and raw garlic (being fungi-statics and also killing some lactoacid bacteria) combined with a low carb diet; that together >can< give a more aggressive hyphae-mediated fungal growth – And that is not a good thing for patients with already low adrenal function.
Most fungi reacts aggressive against any changes in their environment/threats that can kill it. A mannan rich environment gives a passive yeast, same with acids, regulation the hyphea growth via the PRA-1 protein in candida albicans. Sorry if I sound of going on a rant against the restricted diet, it might just work fine on someone with a mild CRC.
just want to put in a warning against oil of oregano:
It kills a lot of beneficial bacteria to, and is very hard on the mocusal membrane where it comes in contact.
I personally regret taking GSE, oregano and raw garlic..April 13, 2014 at 4:01 pm in reply to: Chicken isnt your friend on this diet, this report implies- #118149
Can being fed regular doses of arsenic be good for your immune system?
Didnt think it mattered to me,since I dont eat meat….but even veggie consumers consume more arsenic than they would naturally, directly related to the chicken industry. Weird!
Even more interesting-
2 million pounds of arsenic is reported to be dumped into our environment by the chicken industry ALONE. But the worst news? COOKING your chicken activates the cancer-causing properties in the type of arsenic.
If you read every report you find online about meat, chicken, cholesterol, fish contamination, vegetable contamination, etc, you end eating nothing.
Exactly. Glad someone on this site has common sense after all..
I get rashes from the exact same foods, such as rice flour and coconut flour. Coconut has simple (or disaccharides, cant remember) carbohydrates in a form of fructose. I’m not gonna advise against cocunot flour, but I don’t eat it due to increase in my rashes.
The rashes it self will flare up every time you eat a simple carbohydrate(lactose too), and things like rice cakes or yoghurt will result in more itching.
Try to get a scraping sample from the rash areas to determine what topical/cutane antifungal creme you can use for most effect.
However, the most effective way to treat it is to avoid the things that gives you the rash in first place.
good luckMarch 4, 2014 at 4:29 pm in reply to: The immunologic role.! I encourage all you to read it.! #116457
ThomasJoel2;54951 wrote: Klips, not sure if you’ve read Dr. Yasko’s Pathways or not, but you if you haven’t I think you’ll find it interesting: http://www.dramyyasko.com/wp-content/files_flutter/1327512160_9_1_1_8_pdf_02_file.pdf
I will look into it 🙂
Jorge, regarding using large dosages of s. cerevisiae (bakers yeast) oral and enemas:
Although the study includes a surface engineered antigen to mimic c. albicans’s Enolase 1-antigen(just a certain structure that our immunesystem can react to), there might have been a positive immune reaction vs. c. albicans by the large intake of “simpel/normal” s. cerevisiae. Don’t know if this brings us any further however..March 3, 2014 at 9:51 pm in reply to: The immunologic role.! I encourage all you to read it.! #116428
I, as always agree with Jorge on this.
I would just like to point out that in a healthy individual there is a balance between the lymphocyte production of inflammatory/cell mediated (Th1) and humoral (Th2) cytokines. Following a stressor, cortisol increases and results in suppression of Th1 cytokines by binding to glucocorticoid (GC) receptors in lymphocytes, resulting in down regulation of inflammatory activities (Raison & Miller, 2003; Sternberg, 2006).
A simple research on protozoa infected mice (1. group with th2 dominance, other with th1) (same humeral immunerespons is activated) shows a perfect cure with the th1 group, but not with the th2 group.
It seems like many have experienced a lot of stress prior to this so called overgrowth. Not that this should be one factor; Mercury also triggers a heavy Th2 response for example etc. On top of that, some doctors here in the EU see a link between developing this disease(or range of symptoms) with a positive hypersensitivity test for candida albicans.
A Norwegian MD has cured plenty of people using a strict no-yeast and mold diet(+environmental factors where mold get in contact with the patient), nystatin and probiotics. Treating this as an allergy rather an overgrowth.
If in fact, this is allergy related(this can still lead to overgrowth in the GI tract and somewhat other areas of the body), there is a good link between this and the “Adrenal fatigue” syndrom too. Just search pub. med. with key words; HPA-axis alteration/low cortisol and allergy/atopy/hypersensitivity.
Just eat/take more iodine?
The only things I come to see as factors for getting this is a dominance of the th2 immuneregulation by other causes. This can be done by mercury: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1553407/ There by giving the host an incomplete immunerespons vs. yeasts. Tests on mice with th2 dominance show lacking capabilities against protozoa and yeasts.
Many people suffering from this had a lot of stress throughout their lives too, but I don’t know what the relation is here, since c. albicans overgrowth gives loads of stress on it’s own and it’s hard to tell if the patient had yeast problems all the time during the stressful lifespan.
Factors like antibiotics, the pill, fastfood, lifestyle etc. can’t be main causes unless there is an allergic reaction from use of antibiotics making room for more yeasts to come in contact with the immunesystem. ( http://www.candidaallergy.com ). But again, evidence is lacking, there is no way to tell clearly if all this havoc is caused by an allergic reaction against yeasts. Then again, people tend to not get better when they are exposed to fungi in homes, beer or other wise. Tests with engineered s. cerevisiae (bakers yeast) has shown to desensitize patients with this yeast problems and “yeast allergies”.
..just my humble 50 cents 🙂January 13, 2014 at 12:25 pm in reply to: 1 Year in Candida Diet still can't function – PLEASE HELP #114550
I did not read the whole tread, but just want to give you 2 things for advice, take it or leave it 🙂
1. If you are on a carb. restricted diet, you will get a very aggressive yeast.
2. If you eat some of the strong natural food antifungals such as rutabaga, brussels sprouts and cauliflower, you will kill off much beneficial bacteria, making the yeast more aggressive too.January 4, 2014 at 2:03 pm in reply to: HELP – I took vitamin C with sodium saccharin, sorbitol and sodium cyclamate on it for 5 months… #114063
That’s not a problem..relax.December 31, 2013 at 5:36 pm in reply to: The link between "mild" adrenal insufficiens and systemic fungal infections, please help #113880
impossible;52113 wrote: What they were referring to is the actual adrenal gland itself becoming infected with an intracellular pathogen and thus losing some of its hormone producing capacity. It happens, but the main cause of hypo-adrenal status is prolonged elevated glucocorticoid production due to chronic inflammation and stress. In that case, the best thing to do would be to treat for the infection, boost Th1 immunity and reduce inflammation and stress in a healthy way. Ive heard Dr. Ingram talk about tb at a seminar as though it could be a low level smoldering type infection that could infect the adrenals, but also mentioned constant pain in kidney region accompanying it.
Ive heard whitakers mentioned once and it pretty much seemed like it was a cluster of odd symptoms and expressions, probably the ones the wiki article mentions, I would think it would be easily identifiable if you had it.
It’s so difficult to write back in English, I’m dyslexic, so bear with me with the long response period. occasional AF does a lot too.
Yes, I’d guess that they are talking about actual destruction/prevention of the adrenal cortex by fungi, and that my (our) AF mostly is caused by stress from different factors that you’ve mentioned. Problem is always that I don’t believe most of the alternative medicine claims, so I tend to dig around on pub.med and talking with me MD friends about it.
It’s just odd that everybody with CRC tends to have AF. And that my findings make a link between mild immune def. and yeast problems. Just trying to find the root cause. A lot of CRC sufferers had a row of stressful events happening, or a stressful childhood, so I thought that there might be a link between getting CRC and having AF problems.
Never the less, I am getting more bloodwork done beginning this month, due to low blood sugar measurements (2,8 mmol/ml) at 13:00 (midday). Hopefully I can get them to do more tests regarding cortisol, but doubt it. They think I have hyperinsulinemia.. But they are just guessing atm.
Right now, I’m trying to figure out how to keep AF at bay and handle chelation with aluminosilicate minerals (zeolites) And keep candida under control.
I could really recommend nystatin, very safe to use.
Can we get a sticky post on this?
very good find Jorge, thanks
far better to take some bacteria with the antifungals too. (Look op the Pra-1 antigen in candida albicans..)