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Marlyn
To live with a cat is to live with cat hair.
10:49 PM on 07/24/2010
There's a fungus among us.
02:16 AM on 07/25/2010
A veritable walking mushroom. Yea gads.
10:40 PM on 07/24/2010
To laaambchop : Regarding ingesting bicarb soda. I am doubtful that ingestion of bicarb will help much if any. Doc Simoncini says I believe that it must be introduced directly into bloodstream. This does not conflict with topical application on AK. He has written "Cancer Is a Fungus". Perhaps not all cancers are fungi. I believe that another cancer is caused by papillomavirus, and that there is a vaccine for it. I know that this is fairly common knowledge now. It seems strange to me that with all of the money poured into cancer research that some unknown develops a cure out of the blue for a very common cancer (cervical), and that the whole research into cancer has not been thrown upside down. I wonder is there is a link between papillomavirus and fungus (eg. Candidiasis).
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laaambchop
Cheerfulness is a sign of wisdom
10:58 PM on 07/24/2010
Yes, there are cancers associated with viruses...and Gardasil is the vaccine for HPV (well, 4 types)...it was Merck that developed it...there is no link between fungi and HPV...HPV basically hijacks some of the machinery in the cells it infects...
11:28 PM on 07/24/2010
The vaccine was developed at the University of Queensland Australia by Professor Frazer and others. Merck bought the rights to it.
11:00 PM on 07/24/2010
There is a huge difference between saying cancer is CAUSED by a virus (or fungus) and saying cancer IS a fungus.

And cancer is NOT a fungus- a simple biopsy can show in seconds that tumors are not made from fungal cells.
If you referring to the HPV vaccine, it doesn't CURE cervical cancer, it prevents (some) of the viruses that (sometimes) cause it.

And those are some reasons why cancer research has not yet been thrown upside down...
11:14 PM on 07/24/2010
As they say, prevention is better than cure. I don't think you have given a valid answer as to why cancer research has not been thrown upside down. As for cancer not being a fungus, if the cancer is the body's reaction to the fungus, there is little difference - remove the fungus, and you cure the cancer (hopefully). If cancer is caused by fungus, then to say that the term "Cancer is Fungus" is wrong, is semantics. It is rather like saying that bad or incorrect grammar indicates that an article is without any scientific merit without further investigation, because it contains grammatical errors.
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Wendy Davis
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10:09 PM on 07/24/2010
During PET CT scans, an injection of glucose is given. Any tumor cells absorb it (metabolic activity) and it lights up, and is able to be seen by the radiologist. This is with pretest instructions to refrain from intake of sugar for 24 hours prior to your study. This is one reason to give up sugar.
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laaambchop
Cheerfulness is a sign of wisdom
10:12 PM on 07/24/2010
they are sugar gluttons, that is for sure...
10:17 PM on 07/24/2010
Cancer cells use amino acids to grow- better cut out all proteins too...
09:44 PM on 07/24/2010
Yeah, we get it. When we try to discuss or reason with any MD. Their brains are on tunnel vision with maximum blinders on. I, along with many others, have concluded long ago that it's hopeless.
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09:54 PM on 07/24/2010
not nice and not true
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laaambchop
Cheerfulness is a sign of wisdom
10:10 PM on 07/24/2010
Some physicians, but certainly not all.

If your physician seems harried, perhaps it is because the system treats him/her like an assembly line worker...

What I do not understand is dismissing what a physician thinks, but believing untested theories that non-professionals come up with.

A little knowledge really is dangerous.
10:17 PM on 07/24/2010
Well put!
12:00 AM on 07/25/2010
you are so right about physicians - i had one doctor where i was in for 15 minutes no matter what. 15 minutes included the nurses time -blood pressure, health and medication questions etc. after a few minutes the doctor came in, exchanged nicities, a quick review of the last visit, and the results of the nurses session with me - another minute gone. then he'd touch a couple hot topics like cholesterol etc and allowed about a minute for me to address the actual purpose of my visit, cutting short any concerns extending past my allotted time.

oh, go see my specialist golf-buddy, here's a referral. go see the specialist, who was quite happy to see me, after several tests with nothing, repeat process.

i quit this moron and found a holistic doctor. she spent two hours with me - she did a thorough interview touching on every aspect of my life, explained why she asked, and provided specific advice to each of my concerns. she gave me reference materials for each item and encouraged me to research things for myself, to take personal responsibility for my own health.

i had been the last appointment that day, and when we left, the lights were off already, the staff was gone, and the office was locked up. we spoke outside for awhile on a personal level, including how her accountant chastises her about the money she could be making if she didn't take such a personal interest in her patients.
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09:38 PM on 07/24/2010
Minimize Herxheimer reaction by following the yeast control eating program for a week or so before starting antifungal preparations?
Really????
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laaambchop
Cheerfulness is a sign of wisdom
11:13 PM on 07/24/2010
It would seem to be more sensible to simply continue with the yeast control eating program...
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11:57 PM on 07/24/2010
Anyway, since I am now pretty sure that there can be no Herxheimer reaction to minimize.... and have absolutely no idea what the eating program does.... Huh?
How about let's just give antifungals before that yeast gets out of control.
08:32 PM on 07/24/2010
There is a doctor who claims that cancer is a fungal infection. One of the treatments is bi-carbonate soda (baking soda). Some people have used this to treat actinic keratosis (AK) (a pre cancer of skin). I have just started using bicarb soda to treat AK. Too early to say, but there is definitely some improvement after just two days (scaling off). There may well be something in it. The theory (I believe) has something to do with high acidity causing the cancer, and the bicarb altering the PH level. Of course, there may be a multitude of causes of cancer, and fungi may be one.
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laaambchop
Cheerfulness is a sign of wisdom
09:37 PM on 07/24/2010
NaHCO3 (s) + H+(aq) ® Na+(aq) + CO2 (g) + H2O (l)

that's the chemical reaction of bicarb and hydrochloric acid (in your stomach)---how can ingesting it affect the pH of your blood? Your other tissue?

Since bicarb is a salt, sounds like you are drying it out...
09:51 PM on 07/24/2010
I should have said, that the bicarb is applied topically.
10:22 PM on 07/24/2010
You left out the HCl!

But the funny thing is, people who are into the whole "alkaline blood" thing say that two of the things that alkalize your system are lemon juice and umeboshi, which are both acidic.

Can someone explain how those could alkalize your blood, but baking soda could ALSO alkalize your blood?
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laaambchop
Cheerfulness is a sign of wisdom
08:05 PM on 07/24/2010
The Herxheimer reaction occurs when large quantities of endotoxins are released into the body as bacteria (typically spirochetes) die during antibiotic treatment.

Endotoxins are toxins associated with certain bacteria...
08:16 PM on 07/24/2010
OK- but this article is about yeast overgrowth, and I don't believe candida or other yeast even HAVE endotoxins...
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laaambchop
Cheerfulness is a sign of wisdom
08:23 PM on 07/24/2010
BINGO!
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09:46 PM on 07/24/2010
But the Herxheimer reaction can occur following antifungal treatment, so it's not only due to endotoxin release..
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Waltfl
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07:33 PM on 07/24/2010
My wife had candida growth as well. Took us a long time to figure it out, it took actually several years. Nobody diagnosed it right. It was probably due to antibiotics abuse, over-prescribed by ignorant doctors, who counter every hang nail and snotty nose with the antibiotics bottle.

I myself fear antibiotics like the devil fears the holy water. Haven't taken any since age 13, and never had a problem. I am not going to take them, unless I catch some life-threatening bacterium and have no other choice.

The food in tis country is so bad. Most people consume pounds of sugars every day, for candida to feed off. Mold is a big problem too. Grocery store bread (the flour) is heavily infested with mold. They put huge amounts of mold inhibitors in it, so it finally doesn't mold at all, but the poisonous spores are still in it.

Besides the herbal remedies mentioned in the article, I found that water kefir is a cheap alternative to sodas, that puts a lot of good bacteria in the body. We started that after my wife had that candida problem. We always have a 3 gal. carboy with kefir going. If done right it has very little sugar, tastes great, and costs next to nothing.
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laaambchop
Cheerfulness is a sign of wisdom
07:25 PM on 07/24/2010
I guess Yeast's not a fun guy.
ThinkCreeps
Seriously, it's time.
06:03 PM on 07/24/2010
That made much more sense than the kitchen mold story I was expecting from the headline
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Deborah Beck
Say What?
05:39 PM on 07/24/2010
Out with "gluten free" and in with "yeast free" signage at a foodstore/restaurant near you!
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JayZee
Biofilm Slayer
06:08 PM on 07/24/2010
They go together.
Gluten free is part of the yeast free diet.

The Bible.
http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Candida-Yeast-Guidebook-Revised/dp/0761527400
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06:53 PM on 07/24/2010
Gluten has absolutely nothing to do with yeast. Where do you get this strange information?
05:14 PM on 07/24/2010
AT EASE, DISEASE,
THERE'S FUNGUS AMONGST.
04:44 PM on 07/24/2010
My problem with functional medicine is that it relies too much on genetics and molecular biology, while completely ignoring chemistry. An alkaline diet with low glycemic foods, including complex carbohydrates (soluble and insoluble fibers), should prevent and control yeast infections. Baking soda is readily available, inexpensive and alkaline. There is such a concept as better health through chemistry and this is the reason why chemistry is an integral component of the pre-med program in college. But it is sad that physicians fail to monitor the chemical literature or take a refresher course in biochemistry.

Physicians today are intricately linked to the pharmaceutical industry and push the expensive products of Big Pharma, when there are alternative medical solutions that are safer. The funding of the National Institute of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, a mere $125 million per year, could be increased, if Dr. Hyman and his medical brethren would lobby for it. How many of his patients are aware of this branch of the NIH system that is responsible for conducting clinical studies using foods as medicine?
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Harey
Crabby Cat
05:24 PM on 07/24/2010
Excellent!
07:08 PM on 07/24/2010
You've got to be joking.
Your stomach is acidic for a reason. If you feel that the general populace needs to reduce their stomach acidity by eating baking soda to control yeast infections, then I think you have a lot of learning to do.
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07:26 PM on 07/24/2010
I agree.. What is wrong with these people????
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laaambchop
Cheerfulness is a sign of wisdom
07:40 PM on 07/24/2010
given that most people hated chemistry (learning it in school), I am not surprised...
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bubbuh
04:34 PM on 07/24/2010
I was listening to my gut feelings just this morning And, I swear I heard:

"Help! Help! There's a fungus among us! Help!"

No more shrooms for me. I've never been that big a fan, cooked or raw, of them anyway.
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JayZee
Biofilm Slayer
06:03 PM on 07/24/2010
The taki mushrooms are acceptable on the yeast diet.
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bubbuh
06:09 PM on 07/24/2010
What languages do they speak?
04:16 PM on 07/24/2010
Yes, repugs do make me sick!