Candida overgrowth is a condition that can cause any number of symptoms and ailments. A great number of Americans suffer from this wide spread condition. However, it is often overlooked due to refusal of mainstream medicine to fully acknowledge Candida overgrowth as a cause of more serious health issues. Candida albicans is the most common yeast found in the human body. Other Candida species are Candida tropicalis, Candida parapsilosis, Candida glabrata and Candida guilliermondii. Yeast is one of many types of microorganisms normally found in the human digestive system. Digestive yeasts or molds, as they are sometimes called, are considered to parasites. Parasites are organisms that live by feeding upon another organism (the host) while produce harmful effects for that host. Candida is a parasite in the human body that eats nutrients found in the digestive tract. Candida produces over 80 different toxins as a by product of their digestive process which in itself places a considerable burden on the immune system. These get into the bloodstream and travel to all parts of the body where they may give rise to a host of adverse symptoms. In Candida overgrowth, the yeast colonies can dig deep into intestinal walls, damaging the bowel wall in their colonization. Candida overgrowth damages the digestive tract and sets in motion autointoxication, the process where the body pollutes itself. The entire digestive tract is lined with a mucus membrane that protects its delicate tissues and serves as a critical barrier. This protective tissue is part of our immune system, IgA. The mucus barrier keeps partially digested food and harmful microorganisms in the intestines for proper removal and breakdown, rather than absorption into the bloodstream and circulation throughout the body. As Candida grows and multiples, it changes into a fungal form that grows roots and secretes acids. The roots, with the help of the acids, puncture the mucus lining of the digestive tract. This condition is referred to as intestinal permeability or "leaky gut syndrome". With the barrier now penetrated, any digestive contents small enough to fit through the hole can travel into the bloodstream and lymphatic system. The digestive contents that can leak through the barrier into the bloodstream include bacteria, yeast, undigested food particles, toxins and fecal material. This is why Candida can make you feel so sick.
Signs and Symptoms of Candida Infection
Some symptoms of Candida overgrowth are localized in the digestive system, other symptoms are found in different locations in the body. Just as bread rises from yeast due to carbon dioxide production from fermentation of carbohydrates, Candida also produces carbon dioxide in the intestine. The result is persistent gas and bloating. Another by product of Candida is acetaldehyde, a poison that is converted into ethanol by the liver. As yeast multiplies and produces more acetaldehyde, the blood alcohol level rises, resulting in symptoms associated with brain fog, including impaired mental and physical functioning like autism, ADD, ADHD, CFIDS, schizophrenia, dizziness, depression, low self-esteem, procrastination, concentration, irritability, chronic fatigue, nasal congestion, nasal or ear itching, dry throat, vaginal discharge, vaginal itching or burning, increased PMS symptoms, menstrual irregularities, endometriosis, weight gain or loss, joint pain, prostatitis, impotence, frequent urination, bladder infections, uncoorination, mood swings, bad breath, coughing, wheezing, acid reflux, gluten/casein intolerance, white coated tongue, dark circles under eyes, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, sarcoidosis, scleroderma, multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis, celiac disease, Crohn's. acne, irregular heart beat, anxiety, panic attacks, hyperactivity, lactose intolerance, joint swelling, arthritis, failing vision, spots in front of the eyes, ear pain, burning or tearing eyes, muscle aches, miscarriages, loss of libido (sex drive), sweet cravings, increasing food and chemical sensitivities, numbness and tingling, cold hands and feet, environmental sensitivities, asthma, hay fever, multiple allergies, hives and rashes, eczema, psoriasis, chronic fungal infections like athlete's foot, ringworm and fingernail/toenail infections, drowsiness and headaches. As yeast moves through the holes in the mucosal barrier and travels throughout the bloodstream, it produces such disorders as ear infection or pain, deafness, failing vision and sinus infections. Physicians commonly prescribe antibiotics for fungal ear infections and sinus infections, which can make the condition worse by further destroying the good bacteria in the body. Candida overgrowth is also responsible for fingernail, toenail fungus, rashes, eczema, psoriasis, hives, cold hands/feet, arthritis and recurrent vaginal yeast infections. Excess toxins produced by Candida can leave a person feeling lethargic, fatigued, joint and muscle pain. Quite simply, the body must exert energy to cleanse itself, and when Candida is overgrown, the toxic load on the body increases. Sugar and carbohydrates cravings are a common Candida symptom as yeast feeds on sugars. The result can be an increased desire for sugar and yeast products like bread, pizza or alcohol which in turn causes a roller coaster effect in your energy. Candida can cause autoimmune diseases due to the fact that Candida can increase the permeability of your intestinal lining, also known as "leaky gut syndrome". With leaky gut, large undigested food molecules can enter your bloodstream which the body recognizes as a foreign material. When this occurs, the immune system attacks the food. The immune response involves making antibodies, which are the equivalent to the immune system's memory. The next time the same type of food enters the body, the immune system remembers and attacks again. The result is a sudden food allergy or sensitivity to commonly eaten foods. Toxins made by Candida also signal an immune response to produce antibodies. An autoimmune disorder occurs when the immune system reacts with a hyperactive response to the digestive process and the toxins within it. The hyperactive immune system begins to attack the body's own tissues. There are over 100 known autoimmune diseases. Among these diseases are: rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, Crohn's disease, diabetes, Lupus, and multiple sclerosis.
Candida Nail Infection
Superficial Candida Skin Infection
Erosio Interdigitalis Blastomycetica
Intertrigo Skin Fold Infection
Inflammatory Candida With Pustules
Skin Rash Caused By Candida
Oral Candida Oral Thrush
Getting Rid of Candida Forever
We recognize the need for an affordable, safe, effective, plant based anti-Candida programs that can be self-administered and provide long term benefit. Single remedy treatment may be effective in uncomplicated, mild to moderate cases of intestinal candidiasis, but is simply not effective enough to successfully clear chronic, systemic conditions, which are in many instances complicated by the presence of other parasitic organisms and other weakness present in the body. For individuals dealing with chronic cases of systemic Candida overgrowth, parasites, infections and/or fungal organisms, we offer a comprehensive protocol consisting of several rotational remedies, dietary recommendations, chemical biological terrain change including your pH, supporting normal healthy digestive function with daily bowel movements, repairing and restoring your immune system, fixing your leaky gut syndrome and cleansing or balancing all other deficiencies that could be present to reestablish homeostasis in your entire body. The reason that clearing such organisms from the system can be so difficult, is the inherent ability of most parasitic organisms including Candida albicans to adapt to exposure to almost any potential poison that they come in contact with by means of a mutation process, pleomorphism. The utilization of a rotational method of administrating of the antifungals undermines these organisms' adaptive survival mechanisms. They simply cannot mutate rapidly enough to keep up with the constantly changing array of antifungals that they're being exposed to. Most cases of systemic Candida are also complicated by the presence of other pathogenic organisms in the intestines, liver, stomach, gall bladder, kidneys, lymph, and blood system like viral, bacterial, mico/maco parasites. Our protocol addresses a broad range of such organisms, thereby guaranteeing the likelihood of a more thorough complete clearance of such pathogens. As part of our program, we also provide detailed instructions regarding effective liver, kidney, colon, lymph and blood cleansing which without the added support might hinder your return to complete recovery of your health.
Getting Started on a Comprehensive Program
STAGE I - FIX ALL WEAK SYSTEMS IN ENTIRE BODY
We need to make sure that all your body function's are working efficiently with daily bowel movements in order for the Candida to be removed completely. Depending on the severity of the Candida overgrowth, the Candida can be killed off in vast numbers in a short period of time. As they are killed they release substances which are toxic to the body. If this process more quickly than the toxins from the blood or lymphatic system can be eliminated by the body, a temporary toxic reaction can occur. The technical name for this experience is a herxheimer reaction, it is more commonly referred to as detox symptoms or die off. Usually die off lasts only a few hours, though it can last several days. It can usually be controlled almost entirely by making sure your body pathways stay supported. Signs of the detox reaction can be many and varied but generally involve such discomfort as aching, bloating, dizziness, headaches, blurred vision, nausea, flu like feeling or a worsening of the original symptoms. Fortunately the die off is generally short in duration, and although uncomfortable, is at least a confirmation of the presence of Candida and that something "good" is happening. Exercise as well as insuring proper, daily bowel evacuation has been reported as being helpful in countering the adversities of die off. Maintaining a high daily intake of pure filtered or spring water is also important to keep the channels of elimination open. The following suggestions of supplements will make your journey easy if you are experiencing any of the following conditions before you get started.
FATIGUE: Solaray/Hawthorn Berries, Dr. Haberski/Organic Flax Oil, BEST Process/Alka Green, Aura Patch/Energy & Stamina, Aura Patch/H-GH4
CONSTIPATION: Solaray/Cascara Sagrada, Solaray/Senna, BEST Process/Alka Cleanse, Solaray/Psyllium Husk, BEST Process /Alka Green, Dr. Haberski/Organic Flax Oil, Pure Body Institute/ Colon Program
STOMACH UPSET/NAUSEA: BEST Process/Alkadophilus, Solaray/Ginger Root, Aura Patch/Digestive Comfort, Pure Body Institute/Indigest Free
BLOATING: BEST Process/SuperDigest, BEST Process/Alka Pan, Thorne/Biogest, Aura Patch/Digestive Comfort, Pure Body Institute/Indigest Free
LIVER ISSUES: Solaray/Dandelion, Solaray/Artichoke Leaves, Solaray/Schizandra, Kroeger Herb/Livah, Thorne/Liver Cleanse, Thorne/Lipotrepein, Pure Encap/Liver-G.I. Detox, Aura Patch/Kidney Adrenal Thyroid, Pure Body Institute/Liver Balance Plus
KIDNEY ISSUES: Solaray/Juniper Berries, Solaray/Marshmallow, Kroeger Herb/ Black Radish & Parsley, Aura Patch/Kidney Adrenal Thyroid, Pure Body Institute/Kidney Rescue
STAGE II - DESTROYING CANDIDA THROUGHOUT YOUR BODY
The primary remedies of this program are exceptionally effective against Candida and fungal organisms and are taken on a rotational basis. To kill the Candida in the intestines and throughout the body a minimum of three or more products are recommended to do a good job. The more primary products chosen the quicker the Candida will die off. The more support products chosen the easier and less the detox symptoms will occur. The support remedies complementing the primary remedies are taken on a daily basis to support the digestive functions and to aid in the elimination of mycotoxins produced by the yeast and fungal organisms.
PRIMARY REMEDIES: Kroeger Herb/Kantita, Kroeger Herb/Foon Goos #2, Pure Encapsulation/ A.C. Formula, Pure Encap/Microdefense, Thorne/Formula SF722, Aura Patch/Candida, Pure Body Institute/Para Cleanse & Colon Booster
SUPPORT REMEDIES: BEST Process/Alkadophilus, Dr. Haberski/Organic Flax Oil, BEST Process/Alka Cleanse, Aura Patch/H-GH4, Aura Patch/Recovery
STAGE III - ELIMINATION OF ALL ORGANISMS AND OBSTACLES
Eliminating all other obstacles including, parasites, bacterial infections, heavy metals, other chemicals like fluoride, chlorination, amalgam contained dental fillings, root canaled teeth, artificial sweeteners, all medications, insufficient or excessive exercises, insufficient sleep, damp environments (mold exposure), chemical fumes and solvent exposure, living in close proximity to high power electric lines and other electro magnetic field disturbing influences.
PARASITE CLEANSE: Kroeger Herb/Wormwwod Combination, Kroeger Herb/Rascal, Kroeger Herb/Cloves, Thorne/Artecin, Pure Encap/Microdefense, Aura Patch/Parasites, Pure Body Institute/Para Cleanse & Colon Booster
BACTERIAL INFECTION: Solaray/Olive Leaf, Solaray/Echinacea & Elderberry, Solaray/Echinacea with Goldenseal, Kroeger Herb/Cloves, Kroeger Herb/Herp-X, Kroeger Herb/Olive Leaf, Pure Encap/Microdefense, Aura Patch/Cold-Bacteria
HEAVY METAL CLEANSE: Kroeger Herb/Metaline, Pure Encap/HM Chelate, Aura Patch/Organ Cleanse
CHEMICAL/SOLVENT CLEANSE: Thorne/Solvent Remover, Kroeger Herb/Chem-X, Kroeger Herb/Environmental Cleanse, Aura Patch/Organ Cleanse
ELECTRO MAGNETIC CLEANSE: BEST Process/Alka Green
STAGE IV - BALANCING CHEMISTRY, PH AND DIET
Balancing your bodies chemistry, changing your bodies pH, and diet restrictions are all important in getting your Candida under control. A healthy body by nature is an unfriendly environment for Candida, parasites, bacteria or heavy metals. Did you realize that most people's bodies are overly acidic instead of the normal slightly alkaline pH? An acidic body pH creates a favorable breeding ground for Candida and all other diseases. The foods we eat today tend to create acidosis pH. Meats, grains, coffee, eggs and especially those things in their more processed forms like breakfast cereals, pastries, sodas, etc. all make our bodies more acidic. One can of soda is so acidic that it takes 25 glasses of water to balance it out. The phosphates in the soda leaches out the calcium which makes our bones more brittle and does not help to balance our pH. The carbonation destroys all the natural flora and good bacteria in our intestines which helps support the Candida environment. The high fructose corn syrup will support the Candida environment and lead into adult onset diabetes. The metal can adds heavy metal poisoning aluminium, which leads to Alzheimer's disease, then you will not remember who you are or your family. Maybe they should warn us about that on the can before we drink it? When the whole body pH is in the slightly alkaline range, all the systems of the body have a much better chance of functioning at their best. When body pH is off it throws everything else off. The most natural and healthy way to change the pH levels in our body is through food. Eating cooked and raw vegetables is perhaps the best way to maintain the proper Ph in the body. If we ate 4 to 5 servings of veggies every day we would come a long way towards proper pH balance. This is hard to do with today's lifestyle, so for most of us some type of supplementation helps. Dr. Morter's alka line of supplements especially the alka green is an easy and excellent way to get to optimal pH and to maintain it. An acidic pH environment provides a fertile bed for Candida overgrowth. As such, an acidic pH is one of the factors that encourages Candida overgrowth to start and keeps the fungus healthy. Thats why a diet restriction is recommended that one avoid foods as much as possible which are known to stimulate Candida growth until the Candida are brought under control. The foods upon which Candida are known to thrive and flourish include sugar, honey, molasses, sorghum, maple syrup, dextrose, maltose, sucrose, sorbitol, high fructose corn syrup, artificial sweeteners, fruit, and fruit juices. Molds and fermented foods like vinegar, cheese, mushrooms, soy sauce, sour cream, buttermilk, cider, tofu, catsup, mustard, relish and pickles. Yeast products like bread, pastries, bakers yeast, pizza, yeast based vitamins, beer, wine and bagels. For a more complete food list in the patient download section will have what you can eat and not eat.
RESTORING pH: BEST Process/Alka Green, Aura Patch/H-GH4, Pure Body Institute/ pH Balancer 8.0
STAGE V - RESTORING AND REPAIRING YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM
It is a commonly recognized and accepted fact that immune system efficiency is highly dependent on the proper biochemical balance in the body. Large numbers of yeast germs can weaken the immune system, which normally protects the body from harmful invaders. Even though Candida is part of the ecological balance in the body since birth, it is still recognized by the immune system as a foreign body that needs to be controlled. So, when overgrowth occurs, a chronic stimulation to the immune system results - every second, every minute, every hour, every day, every month, every year - in an attempt by the immune system to regain control. In time it is believed that this will exhaust the immune system, predisposing one to more serious degenerative disease process. Many believe chronic drains on the immune system such as Candida, parasites and heavy metals can play a direct role in the development of cancer, AIDS, diabetes, asthma, heart disease and other auto immune system diseases. Seeing that this is true Candida overgrowth should not be taken lightly. The immune system may concurrently be also adversely affected by poor nutrition, heavy exposure to molds in the air, as well as an increasing number of chemicals in our food, water and air, including petrochemicals, formaldehyde, perfumes, cleaning fluids, insecticides, tobacco and other indoor and outdoor pollutants. Over 10,000 chemicals have been added to our food supply alone that were not there just 100 years ago! We do not have the genetic recognition of these substances as foods or as useful additions to our bodies. Resulting lowered resistance may not only cause an overall sense of ill health, but also may allow for the development of respiratory, digestive and other systemic symptoms. One may also become predisposed to developing sensitivities to foods and chemicals in the environment. Such allergies will cause the membranes of the nose, throat, ear, bladder and intestinal tract to swell and develop infection. Such conditions may lead the medical physician to prescribe a broad spectum antibiotic which will then further promote the overgrowth of Candida and strengthen the existing negative chain of events, leading to further stress on the immune system and increased Candida related problems. Once the intestine's ecology is sufficiently disturbed the concentration of healthy bacterial species is greatly diminished, the Candida yeast organism begin a process of mutation into harmful fungal forms. In their mutated forms, these fungal rhizoids develop elongated root like structures capable of penetrating the intestinal lining, where part of our immune system lives, entering the circulating blood and colonizing tissues throughout the body. Such fungal organisms produce powerful toxins, posing a severe challenge to the system's detoxification pathways and cause many of the unexplained, no cure type of diseases. We need to restore and repair our immune system.
LEAKY GUT REPAIR: Thorne/Perma-Clear, Solaray/Horsetail, Pure Encap/G.I. Integrity, Pure Encap/L-Glutamine, Pure Encap/Ligament Restore
IMMUNE SYSTEM REPAIR: Solaray/Astragalus, Solaray/Echinacea Angustifolia & Purpurea, Solaray/Echinacea Purpurea, Solaray/Echinacea with Goldenseal, Solaray/Echinacea Root with Vitamin C & Zinc, BEST Process/Alkadophilus, BEST Process/Alka Green, Aura Patch/Master Immune Stimulator, Aura Patch/Recovery, Pure Body Institute/Seasonal Rescue
STAGE VI - REPLENISHING YOUR ENTIRE BODY
Once the yeast overgrowth is finally gone, malnutrition, chemical imbalances and proper nutrients are needed to replenish and stabilize your new environment on the inside of you. This will reassure that you once again take charge of your body and not the Candida.
REPLENISHING: BEST Process/Alkadophilus, BEST Process/Alka Green, BEST Process Colloidal Trace Minerals, Aura Patch/H-GH4
STAGE VII - MAINTENANCE
Please draw your own conclusions after contemplating the effects of the environmental chemicals, air pollution, water contaminates, processed, refined, denatured chemicalized, artificial, over sweetened diet that most of us are consuming on a daily basis. How can anyone expect a body, mind and spirit function well when it is so completely out of tune with its natural requirements. Our bodies needs help, balancing, cleansing, detoxing, spring water and positive thinking along the way of life. It's ok to have an occasional doughnut, alcohol beverage, or pizza, but not everyday and with moderation. If we continue eating unhealthy foods and persist in our counter productive habits and life styles, it is unrealistic to expect a return to good health. It is essential to undertake a treatment regimen, homework, for the clearance of the pathological organisms, unfriendly bacteria, yeast, fungus and viruses that have been given a comfortable home in which to thrive, but it is equally essential to do everything in our power to cleanse and strengthen our bodies so that they no longer offer a suitable host site for such pathogens in the future. This is a life long process of health maintenance, that must begin with the elimination of as many influences that predispose disease as possible for any given individual. Frequent use of antibiotic therapy, vaccinations, consumption of chemical food additives, preservatives, stabilizers, coloring agents, artificial flavorings, sweeteners, drinking insufficient quantities of spring water, long term use of any medication, insufficient or excessive exercises, long term stress and insufficient sleep. A more complete list can be found under the wellness section called "Keys to Healthier Living".
Once health has been lost or destroyed, the journey back requires a total and in many cases life long commitment that, for those willing to embark upon it, can open the doors to, or further promote spiritual development and respect for all life. Nothing can be taken for granted once we set out on this journey, least of all our bodies and our health. The miraculous body that we are given to navigate through this reality, must be lovingly maintained and appreciated. How can it otherwise provide us its full potential of abundances and vitality.
MAINTENANCE: BEST Process/Alka Green, Recovery Aura Patch, Aura Patch/H-GH4, Pure Body Institute/Seasonal Rescue
Comparing Candida Treatment Products That Do Not Work!
Candidol: this product does not work at all.
Threelac System: for very mild cases only.
Fivelac System: for mild cases only. Not a complete program even with their suggested support products.
Candida G: for very mild cases only.
Flora G Plus: for very mild cases only.
O3Right: a magnesium oxide product that produces oxygen to kill pathogens, does not work.
PapayaPro: papaya enzymes and pectin is to weak to kill Candida.
Full Spectrum Revitalizer: a liquid mineral that does not kill Candida, bacteria or viruses.
Complete Candida Complex: for very mild cases only.
Matula Herbal Formula: for mild to moderate cases only. Not a complete program even with their suggested support products.
Pure Essence Candex: for mild cases only.
Candida Yeast Support: for mild cases only.
The Drug Nystatin
The medical approach to Candida is to kill yeast and fungus with the antibiotic type drug nystatin and to keep giving it until somehow the patient gets better. This therapy works temporarily, and in cases of severe dysbiosis, it is critically important to kill the Candida before it eats a person alive. Nystatin should not be used even in extreme cases. Nystatin works by attaching itself to the cell wal of yeasts, which increases the permeability of the membrane and thus allows the cellular material to spill out, resulting in death of the cell. By reducing the constant presence of yeasts and thus unlocking the immunologic tolerance, it is hoped the body can once again fight yeast on its own and restore its own health.
It's important to realize that ALL drugs do not cure, and nystatin does not cure. The drug might buy you some time or just make things even more worse. It only kills candida in the G.I. tract and vaginal area if used topically, in hopes the immune system can make a come back and a person can regain health. This is typical of all antibiotic therapy. If nystatin can recover, then the therapy is considered successful, don't kid yourself.
"I wanted to let you know that the Candida program you put me on was wonderful. After having recurring Candidiasis for the past 6 years I was beginning to think it was incurable. It's been 6 months now and there are no signs of my Candida. Your personalized program you put me on was fantastic. In doing your program I also lost 20 lbs. very easily. Thank you Dr. Haberski for all your great help. I know, I could not of done this with out your help. I hope that more people do your program. I know it worked for me!"
" I had persistent Candidiasis with numerous symptoms including recurring yeast infections, poor digestion, dry itchy skin, insomnia, and chronic fatigue. I tried a number of different products including health food store and internet products which non of them worked. After one month on your program I felt like I haven't in years. I'm starting to get my life back. Thanks and keep up the good work that you do for people Dr. Haberski. I would recommend your program for any one who has tired everything else that did not work. You got nothing to lose but to get well."