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THE DEADLY PROGRESSION OF FUNGAL OVERGROWTH
by James Haszingher, edited and paraphrased by Elora Gabriel




IS THERE A COMMON CAUSE FOR MANY DISEASES?
What is the greatest threat to human health today? Is it heart disease or cancer? In the author's opinion, at this point in history the major unsuspected factor in a host of illnesses is fungus overgrowth in the human body. The problem of candida or fungus overgrowth is ignored by most and denied by the vast majority of medical practitioners. Doctors are not required to report any fungal related diseases or deaths, and in fact fungus is so insidious that such deaths or diseases would be difficult to determine.

Is there a common denominator to chronic fatigue syndrome, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, fibromyalgia, and many other diseases? Some of these disorders are called a syndrome, casting further uncertainty on their nature and cause. And where do the great scientists of our time say all these diseases come from? No one knows. How do you correct them? No one knows. However, fatigue is associated with all of them.

It would appear that there is not one but many failing systems associated with these disorders. In most cases there are some common causes of the system failures. The most common cause seems to be a faulty immune system that allows candida or fungal overgrowth. In these conditions, candida overgrowth is generally present.

WHY DOES CANDIDA OVERGROWTH OCCUR?
Please review the amazing story that develops as we follow the clues.

If you have ever taken cortisone, birth-control pills, antibiotics, or ingested high amounts of chlorine over a prolonged period, chances are very high that you have partially or totally destroyed your secondary immune system, your anti-fungal immune system. (The anti-fungal immune system is not the same as your primary immune system, which is made up of T-cells, antibodies, etc.)

What is the anti-fungal immune system? Initially, in an adult, it is about 6-8 pounds of friendly bacteria in the lower gut. This should comprise about 85% of all organisms in the bowels. The remaining 15% should be fungus or yeast. It takes this ratio, or balance of power, to keep the fungus in check. Fungus is the aggressor, much more powerful than the normally occurring bacteria in the gut. Fungus has no antibodies to protect itself so it produces very deadly substances called mycotoxins. Mycotoxins are fungal toxins that act as anti-bacterial poisons.

Remember when penicillin was found in a mold growing on bread? Scientists discovered that fungus is a natural enemy of bacteria, and have used different varieties to kill off unwanted or dangerous bacteria ever since. At that time, the danger of disrupting the delicate balance of power in our bowels between the bacteria and fungus was not understood. The use of antibiotics has led to a dangerous increase of fungus in our bodies. When the naturally occurring bacteria in the intestines are killed, the progress of fungus/yeast overgrowth begins.

Once the fungus takes over the bowels and conquers all remaining friendly bacteria, it migrates upward until it fills the small intestine, where digestion and assimilation of all nutrients takes place. However, when the small intestine fills with fungus this process cannot take place. Organs and glands are deprived of their building blocks, and systems begin to fail. Bad digestion and assimilation are now the result.

Symptoms of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) begin to show up and are usually viewed as individual diseases in and of themselves. In fact, what is happening? The fungus, in seeking its main food of SUGAR, upsets the body's whole sugar/insulin system. The person deprived of the chaperone minerals needed to escort sugar and insulin into the cells becomes hypoglycemic. (No one tells us we need these minerals to get the sugar out of the blood and into the cells.)

Without these minerals the person now has low cellular sugar but high blood sugar--a perfect playground for fungus to feed. However, now the cells do not have enough sugar to burn for energy so we become less energetic if we do not eat often. And we surely do not have enough sugar to keep us alive during the night!

The brain now signals our "fight or flight" adrenal gland to send out adrenal hormones to keep the body functioning during the night, which it does. But the side effect is that during the night the person may get hot or may even have night sweats. The adrenal gland is now working twenty-four hours per day!

All [type two] diabetics come from this type of situation. All diabetics develop from a hypoglycemic individual. If the missing chaperone minerals are not supplied, the person in time will become "insulin resistant". And if the fungus attacks and inflames the beta cells in the pancreas (causing the T-cells to clean up the mess and destroy the beta cells) the person will become diabetic. The T-cells get the blame, but the underlying culprit is the fungus overgrowth. (Recommendation: Use our "Sugar Balance" mini-minerals just before each meal.)

Constipation, diarrhea, or both are usually due to the fungus overgrowth that destroys all probiotics or friendly bacteria. Friendly bacteria are needed to plow the waste, so to speak, to keep you from becoming constipated. You can use any probiotic that works in whatever reasonable amount is needed. But do not expect the taking of any probiotics, even expensive ones, to re-populate your colon again. The ever-present mycotoxins, along with the changed pH of the colon, will stop you. In virtually all cases you will have to take probiotics forever. People resort to many remedies for constipation, from prunes to herbs, but the real reason for the problem is a lack of friendly bacteria.

THYROID DYSFUNCTION
This fermentation occurring in the intestines with resulting malabsorption begins to affect the thyroid gland. Failure to absorb nutrients means that the thyroid cannot get the necessary building blocks to produce its hormones in order to regulate metabolism and body temperature. The thyroid also plays a role in the making of some neuro-transmitters.

Not only does this lack of thyroid hormone produce fatigue and make the person's hands and feet cold, but it can affect the brain in several ways. One is foggy thinking. Candida and fungus produce alcohol as a by-product, and this seems to physically interrupt short-term memory. Alcohol is documented to cause brain and nervous system damage. (Recommendation: Use Mini-mineral Iodine and perhaps some thyroid glandular support.)

BLOATING OR GAS
Think about this for a moment: What is produced when Budweiser combines grains with yeast? They get alcohol, do they not? The yeast in your body is just waiting for you to eat some bread, corn, or other grain foods like pancakes or oatmeal. The alcohol by-product can make you semi-drunk and foggy minded. This can also happen when you take in any food that turns into quick sugar.

Bloating is caused by the combining of sugar with yeast. This makes alcohol and another by-product, carbon dioxide. (You are now like a glass of beer with the bubbles rising.) This fermenting process disrupts the proper digestion process.

The person either bloats and holds the carbon dioxide, or produces the gas and releases it whenever they eat high glycemic carbohydrates, grains or beans, etc. This is because these foods are the main source of fast sugars that the fungus thrives on. Either avoid all foods that make you bloat or kill off the fungus overgrowth that is having a party with the food you just ate. (Recommendation: Use our Syclovir made from plankton. One teaspoon in 4 ounces of water even while bloating should be appropriate.)

THE BRAIN
The brain gets semi-drunk on ethanol alcohol, which is a by-product produced by the fungus when it digests sugars. This may cause brain fog, slurred speech or slow thinking. However, if the person also has a low body temperature, the enzymes needed to break down the ethanol may not be available. In this case the ethanol begins to cause actual brain damage. (Recommendation: Use our system to raise body temperature and/or take hot baths, etc. to keep temperature up as much as possible. Low body temperature may be dangerous in other ways also.)

Malabsorption is the result of fungus in the small intestine. Normally yeast/fungus is only found in the large intestine. With yeast overgrowth it migrates into the small intestine and covers all the receptors for absorption, and it dilutes all normal processes of digestion. The person now begins to have organs and glands starving for nutrients. Without those nutrients systems begin to shut down. For example, the blood cannot get iron from food, causing anemia. The thyroid cannot get the amino acids necessary to make hormones, thus hypothyroidism. The chaperone minerals are missing to escort sugar and insulin into the cells, thus hypoglycemia, etc. (Recommendation: Same as "Leaky Gut Syndrome" below.)

DEPRESSION
There are at least two major common causes for many cases of depression: hypothyroidism and/or an imbalance of female hormones. See PROGESTERONE below.

Due to malabsorption, the thyroid may be deprived of iodine and the amino acid tyrosine. Due to this deprivation, a severe case of hypothyroidism may result. One effect of low thyroid function is often depression. However, often upon examination the thyroid will fall into a low-end-zone of what is considered medically "normal". In most cases no hormone is given and the condition continues.

Individuals usually do not know that the thyroid is also involved in the production of some neuro-transmitters. Without these they may soon feel they require a drug for problems with depression. Upon medical examination, a Prozac-like drug may be prescribed.

And this is only the beginning.

Remember that the thyroid is also one of the body's power plants. Low thyroid hormone means low heat, low body temperature, low blood pressure and maybe a low pulse rate which all equates to low energy. The thyroid is only one broken system. There are more to come.

PROGESTERONE
Did you ever wonder why so many women have to use progesterone cream? It is because fungus devours this hormone and changes it into prednisone. In fact, one MD reports that drug companies farm fungus colonies, feeding them progesterone to make the drug prednisone--which they then sell to consumers as a remedy for everything. Prednisone is just one of the many powerful mycotoxins produced by fungus which can kill bacteria.

This explains why most women are estrogen dominant. Generally these women do not have an excess of estrogen, but they lack progesterone due to fungus overgrowth. These hormonal imbalances can cause the face to break out, breasts to lose firmness, hair problems, and perhaps most significantly, depression and migraines. Aside from these problems a woman's skin can become so sensitive she can't stand to be touched. The vagina can become so painful that intimacy becomes impossible. (Recommendation: Use our Amazon Female Formula.)

THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
Once the secondary immune system (the healthy bacteria the gut) has been destroyed or compromised, the main immune system (which is comprised of the white blood cells, T-cells, and so on) is now the only defense against fungus. Unfortunately it is not equipped for this big of a job throughout the whole body. This keeps the immune system so busy that other unwanted guests enter the body without much opposition. In fact the mycotoxins secreted by the fungus confuse the immune system, and therefore these unwanted invaders can hide in open view without an immune response.

It is a little known fact that candida suppresses the production of macrophages, one of the main components of the main immune system. And when engulfed by a macrophage, fungus is able to destroy the macrophage. Fungi secrete enzymes to digest cells. In response the body releases chemicals, which unfortunately cause more tissue death. Then when the immune system arrives on the scene to clean up the damaged cells as it is supposed to do, it often gets blamed for all the death and destruction. The person's condition is now labeled an "auto-immune disorder". An example is the destruction of beta cells in the pancreas that makes a person an insulin dependant diabetic.

Think for a moment...who benefits most when all the sugar is left in the blood with no way to enter the human cells? Is it the T-cells or the fungus? Which one will dine on its favorite food twenty-four hours per day because of this untimely death of the beta cells? Why would your T-cells only attack the insulin producing beta cells in the pancreas?

ANEMIA
Returning to the problem of digestion and assimilation, more nutrients are lost than the main elements needed by the thyroid, or the minerals for proper sugar levels in the blood. IRON is also in short supply. Often the person with this condition also develops anemia due to poor digestion.

Does this produce more fatigue? Indeed it does. But it can get worse for some!

These patients often cannot get relief by taking iron supplements from a health food store. This type of iron is often toxic. It is not only the wrong sized molecule for the body to use, it is really in the wrong form. But because the body is so hungry for the right iron it will latch on to this wrong iron and will not let it go.

More and more individuals are developing what is called hemochromatosis. This just means they are toxic with improper iron and the only treatment is bloodletting by a doctor because they don't know how to make the body get rid of this wrong type of iron.

That's why many products now say on the label, "No Iron". What they are really saying is, "You caught us, so we're not going to give you any more of this wrong, toxic iron."

This problem also occurs in children in problems like autism. However, in this case the children are retaining copper in the wrong form, and it cannot be easily moved because the body is now deficient of usable copper in the right form!

Principle: When you have an overload of a mineral that cannot be moved out, it may mean you do not have the correct form of the mineral and the body is really starved for the proper form of the mineral. So, like a magnet the body holds on to anything that resembles the proper mineral.

A hair analysis may tell you that you have plenty copper in the body but it will not tell you if it is usable. Perhaps if you satisfy the cells' desire for the real mineral they will let go of the bad one. (Recommendation: Use Mini-minerals "Iron" plus folic acid and sublingual B-12.)

ACID REFLUX
When proteins are eaten, the stomach secretes hydrochloric acid and its two enzymes into the stomach to begin pre-digestion. However, the fungus often will migrate upward from the small intestine and move even into the stomach where this pre-digestion is taking place. When this happens the hydrochloric acid is diluted and the signal for the valve at the top of the stomach to close tightly is muted. As a result, often it stays partly open.

Acid may now be able to go up towards the mouth, burning the esophagus. The problem is not too much acid, it is not enough acid to close the valve due to the presence of fungus in the stomach. (Recommendation: Syclovir.)

THRUSH
If the fungus climbs all the way to the mouth the person will be said to have thrush. The tongue turns white with yeast. But by the time this is seen the person has many more problems than just thrush! And this is not really a disease, it is just a symptom. (Recommendation: Syclovir.)

LEAKY GUT SYNDROME
In order to search for the food required to feed its ever-multiplying colonies, fungus wants to get into the bloodstream. Therefore it drills holes in the small intestine and makes its way into the blood stream. These holes allow undigested food to leak into the blood. Because the body cannot recognize them, these foods will eventually be tagged as alien, and antibodies will be made to attack them. This situation can cause full-blown food allergies. These are often low-grade allergies that cause a lot of problems without any major symptoms that would allow the person to make a connection. After years, a person may develop joint problems like arthritis and even allergy shiners (dark circles around the eyes.)

(Recommendation: Syclovir, made from plankton. For Autism it may be helpful to use Colostrum to repair the gut. All others may use L-Glutamine. It should take 90-120 days to repair leaky gut syndrome if you keep the gut clear of fungus.)

GALL BLADDER
Once the body is full of fungus, it migrates freely into many places in the body such as the gallbladder. It can fill this organ, causing problems with its function.

KIDNEY
It is estimated by some, including doctors, that fungus may be the leading cause of kidney failure without anyone being aware of it.

EARS
When fungus migrates into the ears it causes ringing. As with the other symptoms of fungus overgrowth, doctors give it a name and treat it as a separate disease. In the early stages, fungus in the ears may cause itchy ears or clicking sounds. If it moves further in, it can cause dizziness and loss of balance. What is the medical explanation for this? Old age! However it also affects the young!

SINUSITIS
When fungus migrates into the sinuses things get worse. Doctors have no remedy for this except to operate and scrape the sinuses. This is a short-term remedy, as the fungus will come back in time. This disorder is miserable and adversely affects the health with post-nasal drip. Sometimes large fungal balls have to be removed from the sinuses by means of surgery. Doctors have no idea what causes this, and no long-term solution. (Recommendation: See our liquid Resp-Aide in a motorized nebulizer for the respiratory system, along with Syclovir for the circulatory system.)

EPSTEIN-BARR VIRUS
Individuals with severe fungal overgrowth often carry the Epstein Barr virus, or another large viral colony that hides in the spinal fluid or other locations. It is easy for viruses to hide in the midst of fungal mycotoxins that confuse the immune system. Viruses are notorious for weakening the body's organs while the fungus helps to hide them from the immune system. (Recommendation: Ultra 1, 2, & 3.)

On Sept. 19, 2000, a Wall Street Journal writer wrote an article entitled "New Theory Emerges on Fatigue Ailment." The article presented information from researcher Dr. Lerner, who had done daylong cardiac monitoring on chronic fatigue patients in two separate small studies. The cardiac monitoring, done by Lerner and his research team, revealed that 95% of chronic fatigue patients had abnormal electrocardiograms indicative of heart damage.

Dr. Lerner said he suspects the heart damage is caused by Epstein-Barr virus and cytomegalovirus, both long implicated in the chronic fatigue syndrome. And to top it off, all of us have an 80% chance of also having the herpes virus. Epstein-Barr is a type of herpes virus.

OTHER UNWANTED GUESTS
Do you ever wonder why some people get pneumonia every year, whereas others periodically get staph infections? Or why some get strep once or twice a year? Why do others get frequent colds and flu?

The reason is that these infections may never leave the body at all. People have an episode and the microbe then hides in the presence of the fungus and its mycotoxins. To eliminate these pathogens totally, the fungus and its poisons must be controlled. (Recommendation: See our Ultra 1, 2 & 3, also Syclovir.)

ATP PRODUCTION
Long-term candida/fungus problems eventually seem to include a crippling of the ATP energy cycle. This is probably the most difficult problem to overcome.

ADRENAL GLAND
The end result is now an overworked, depleted and exhausted adrenal gland as it tries to maintain enough energy for the person to live another day. When all the other energy systems are failing, especially the sugar/insulin system, this puts stress on the adrenals. Due to lack of glucose in the cells, the body's engines would shut off during the night. As a last resort, the brain signals the adrenal glands to send out adrenal hormones to keep all the cells working even without sugar (their normal fuel). Adrenal hormones generate heat as they are usually used in the "flight or fight" response. The pumping out of adrenal hormones at night may cause night sweats, with the intensity depending on the lack of sugar in the cells on any given night.

CANCER
Fungus is always seeking sugar, and as a parasite it cannot produce sugar. It is also very ready to donate half of its DNA to any life form so it can make a hybrid that can produce sugar. In nature fungus overpowers algae and makes a hybrid called lichen, which is found growing on rocks. Fungus is not an air breather and neither is cancer! Read the book by Dr. Doug Kaufman MD dealing with the fungus/cancer relationship.

LEPROSY AND TUBERCULOSIS
Both of these diseases are listed as a "mycobacterium". Myco means fungal and bacterium is a bacteria. As we already know, hybrid mycobacteriums can be very deadly. Leprosy is called "mycobacterium leprae".

HEART DISEASE
Once the sugar/insulin system is severely disrupted, people like autistic children, those with ADD or ADHD, hypoglycemics, and especially the diabetic, will begin to lay down plaque in the arteries ten to one hundred times faster than normal. This explains why virtually all diabetics, after suffering a life of pain and problems, in the end die from a plaque induced heart attack!

MYCOTOXINS
A final note about these abundant toxins that get embedded into the colon wall: They are not water soluble; they are somewhat heat stable; they are resistant to UV light. No one as yet has found a perfect or easy way to neutralize these toxins or to repopulate the colon and reestablish the daily, natural, friendly, bacterial protection from fungus overgrowth. These toxins also confuse the immune system, which may allow unwanted guests to remain in the body even after they seem to be gone. Some of these pathogens, such as cold or flu viruses, staph, strep, pneumonia and bronchitis, may be repeat offenders in many individuals due to the mycotoxins.

When we stop taking probiotics, we have no friendly bacteria in our intestines, largely due to these toxins. Until we find a way to rectify this we will have to use something to manually control our fungal levels each day to protect ourselves from the ultimate goal of fungus: to bring us back to the dust. For without our pristine bacterial secondary immune system, the fungus assumes we are dead.

HOW PERMANENT IS THE DAMAGE TO OUR SECONDARY IMMUNE SYSTEM?
Our original secondary immune system, composed of 6-8 pounds of friendly bacteria for an adult, was no little thing to lose. Please understand that it was like a priceless crystal vase standing on a pedestal. Once the vase gets knocked off the pedestal and shatters into a zillion pieces, can it be easily put back together again? It cannot. That's why our generation has to take probiotics and cannot stop taking them. The colony virtually never re-appears again on the wall of the colon. We can only keep friendly bacteria in the waste itself.

To remain healthy, you must daily: 1. Take probiotics 2. Minimize fungal feeding foods 3. Take a great destroyer of fungus daily.

And always remember yeast is like Elvis, always ready to make a comeback because it is in the very air we breathe.

IDENTIFYING FUNGUS/YEAST OVERGROWTH

Do you...
bloat when you eat?
form gas when you eat?
have cold hands or feet?
have acid reflux?
have brain fog?
have an itchy nose?
ear sensitivity/ringing/itching or fluid in the ears?
suffer from fatigue for no reason?
have a dry mouth?
have vision that gets blurry then clear then blurry?

Are you...
hypoglycemic? (shaky if meal is missed, sleepy after a meal, sweat during sleep)
prone to constipation or diarrhea or both?
hypothyroid? (cold hands or feet, sluggish metabolism)
borderline anemic?
as a female, suffering from hormone imbalance producing headaches, migraines, depression or painful periods?

Some of the more than 100 symptoms of Candida overgrowth are as follows:

Short term memory loss, persistent drowsiness, fatigue, brain fog, headaches, mood swings, dizziness, loss of balance, lack of coordination, ear sensitivity/ringing/itching or fluid in the ears, blurred vision, rashes, mucous in stools, diarrhea/constipation or both, postnasal drip, frequent colds, (recurring strep throat, sinusitis or bronchitis), heartburn, nasal itch and or congestion, nervous irritability, tightness of the chest, dry mouth or throat.

Because of belching, bloating, flatulence or indigestion, we develop bad breath, cold hands or feet, thyroid problems, depression, anemia and sugar disorders. Some of the above are usually worse on damp days.

Some disorders that usually are accompanied by Candida Overgrowth: Irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia, cancer, diabetes, hypoglycemia, chronic fatigue syndrome, Ebstein-barr virus, pneumonia, lupus, and most situations involving acid reflux and hiatal hernia.

Lack of progesterone in women is often the result of Candida overgrowth converting their progesterone into prednisone.

ANTI FUNGAL DIET from World Health Mall, Inc. Do you crave any of these foods? Avoid foods that feed Candida. These include high glycemic foods like alcoholic beverages, white rice, bread, potatoes, pasta, corn (including popcorn) carrots, apples, bananas, and grapes. Also avoid vinegar, most dairy products, peanuts, and cashews. Remember, all grains and beans feed fungus.

Remember to follow the clues.
What is the main food of fungus? Sugar!
What is the craving of a person who suffers from hypoglycemia? Sugar!
What is diabetes linked to? Sugar!
What is the primary food of cancer? Sugar!

It doesn't take a genius to realize that the hypoglycemic, the diabetic and the cancer patient all crave and depend on SUGAR!



The information in this article is for educational purposes only, and is not intended as medical advice.