Candida albicans is a major
concern for millions of sufferers.
My own background is in "energetic medicine," a
system of thought that takes into account individual constitutional
types. In Tibetan medicine, they are called bile, phlegm, and wind.
The Chinese use a five element system of metal, wood, fire, water,
and earth that is actually considerably different from the Ayurvedic
system of five elements and three doshas: ether, air, fire, water,
and earth and the "faults" that are very similar to the
Tibetan system although they use Sanskrit terminology, even when
translated: vata, pitta, and kapha. I use all these systems but also
have my own system that is based on the four elements of both Greek
medicine and astrology.
In my observation, it is primarily people of the water typeor
people who go through a period of what is called "water derangement"who
suffer from yeast infections. Though it's too much for an introductory
post to go into endless details about this type, constitutional type
can be easily determined either from symptoms, such as coloring and
pulse, or the horoscope, in which case one uses the Moon and the
contacts (called aspects) of others planets to the Moon.
The Water Element
The water element is very strong in childhood
and then it tends to balance out sometime after puberty unless
it somehow remains predominant. It can be the dominant element
if one is born a water type or if one deranges the water element
by eating foods that are sweet or laced with growth hormones. A
century ago, the per capita consumption of sugar in the U.S. was
8-12 pounds per year. It is now more than this per month, and the
reason is that sugar is used to prolong shelf life of foods that
are produced for the commercial market. However, it is not just
sugar that is the problem, it is all foods that are energetically
sweet, and this includes dairy products and most of the staple
foods, including processed foods such as bread and pastas. As if
this weren't challenging enough, all foods that are hard to digest,
either because they are old and lacking in vitality or because
they are reheated or cooked in a microwave, add to the burden of "water" in
Water and fire are
the antagonists and metabolic balancers. Water is anabolic; fire
is catabolic. Water is used to produce growth and it accounts for
life and longevity as well as fertility. Fire consumes. It is found
in the gastric secretions: hydrochloric acid in the stomach as
well as bile and enzymes and insulin. Without fire, what is available
is not used and this results in surfeit. Some of this surfeit becomes
nutrition for "hitchhikers," organisms such as yeasts
and parasites, but it could just lead to weight gain, congestion,
or swellings . . . so people with excess water usually have some
of these symptoms, especially phlegm and mucus in the lungs.
All of this is brought into balance
by raising the fire since it is generally safer to increase a deficient
element than to remove an excess. The protocols that I developed
for candida have all involved hot spices along with a careful avoidance
of growth hormones,
many of which are found in animal products that are ingested by
people. These same products often have antibiotic residues and
abuse of antibiotics contributes heavily to candida.
Candida and Mercury
Curiously, quite by accident, I discovered
that candida always got worse when mercury was removed from the
teeth. At first I thought it was because the composites used in
dental work are hugely estrogenic, equivalent to about 500 hormone
replacement treatments, in other words, a single composite filling
supplies about the same amount of estrogen as a fiery person might
produce in an entire lifetimeless than what a watery person
would produce, but still a staggering amount of pressure on the
body to stay in balance.
So, while mercury is toxic and dangerous,
the composites present challenges also. However, some of my theories
toppled when I found that even people who replaced the mercury
with noble metals, gold usually, had the same flare ups of candida.
At this time, I met an environmental dentist who came to me for
help with his melanoma. He had a darkfield microscope and showed
me what the mercury does in the blood. It forms a cation, a small
cluster of metals that have the opposite electrical charge as red
blood cells. Wherever we found the cations (pronounced cat ions)
in the blood, we found chaos. As we began chelating these out using
cilantro and chlorella, the cations disappeared but the candida
got worse, much worse, at least for the first 2-3 days of the chelation.
Heavy Metal Chelation
Basically, it is possible to remove all
mercury, aluminum, and lead in three weeks, but in reality, most
people cannot tolerate the process at this speed. In general, the
more environmentally sensitive people are, the more symptoms they
have of allergies and itching. Usually, the more incapacitated patients have
been by the burdens of toxicity and infection, the longer the chelation
As I came to find out, all the dentists doing
mercury chelation were familiar with the mercury-candida seesaw;
however, they were usually only treating the problem of heavy metal
toxicity and leaving patients to find other solutions for candida.
I was on the other end; I had for years been recommending "fire" and
intestinal flora for people with candida and was getting good but
not excellent results. One holiday with lots of desserts and the
candida was usually back with a vengeance.
Over the years, I had tried hydrogen peroxide, chlorophyll implants
and oral ingestion, green vegetable juices, and enzymes, but it
was not until we developed protocols for mercury chelation that
we could finally deal both with mercury complaints and the candida.
The most worrisome symptoms of mercury are not fire-water but water-air
so the fiery protocols were actually too stressful for those with
heavy metal poisoning. They worked fine on the candida, but not
the metals. The metals are very neurologically damaging: they affect
the myelin sheaths and memory, but they also take their toll on
the intestines and kidneys. So, we had to use rejuvenative protocols
for this. There is absolutely nothing in Western medicine for regeneration.
What Time does not heal is not healed. However, Eastern
medicine is rich in such protocols so it was here that we found
what we needed to rebuild bodies and psyches that had been ravaged
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