Was just curious. How many of you have had your apendix removed? I heard randomly of a study done recently of doctors thinking that the apendix is used by probiotics as a safe house. Whenever there is a huge problem, the ones in there will be fine and can regrow everything when neccisary. I know that my fungal infection either started or became far worse when I had mine removed.
I had, at one point pretty much gotten rid of all my fungal problems. (Yes, it's possible!) However, I stopped drinking Kombucha (probiotic drink) regularly at some point (moved away from a whole foods =( ) and it steadily came back. I was in denial that it was happening but find myself having to restart my routine of getting rid of it all again.
So! This leads me to believe that maybe this study has some weight behind it. If that's true, then I definitely have to feed myself pro-biotics on a extremely regular basis. Even if/when I get myself back to 100% again.
i still have mine, and it hasn't done a very good job at storing probiotics--the great Smokies tests showed there was hardly any left in my gut--and protecting me from intestinal infection/candida--this is my third time.
Theories are but toys for the mind...:-D
I still have mine also, but otoh, I also was never breast fed, so perhaps what should have gotten into my appendix early in life never did. However, I would bet not everyone who has had their appendix out (millions) has candida. That being said, I agree with you on the need to keep the good flora coming, or at least it seems key in my case.
Thanks for the responses guys. I guessed it wouldn't be everyone. Just was a curiosity. I know the reason each and every one of us has candida is completely different, which is why it's so darned hard to get rid of.
Yeah, lol! I have figured out only that "something" (some organ or body part or some disease state) is not working properly in anyyone who has candida, but that "something" seems unique to the individual. For me it is the liver.
Hey, I really liked reading Sans Sucre about not being breast fed. I was not breast fed either, unlike my sibblings, due to an allergic reaction on my skin. I would not be surprised if the house we lived in back then had lead plumbing.... which would have caused my reaction (heavy metals pass directly to the kid through breast feeding).
I am the only one in my family that has problems with candida, which started at age 7.
I too was unable to be breast fed as an infant. My parents lived and still do out in the country where I'm sure they had lead pipes and alot of stuff running through the tap water that is not a problem so much today. My brother and sister were both breast fed and have not had any problems. Very interesting..
I agree with that totally. I believe we all have candida for different reasons. Some kind of weakness or suseptibility in our own body unique to us. In my case , thinking about what had been my issues my whole life led me straight to the reason why I have candida and addressing that issue has led to healing. But it could be true the appendix has alot to do with it. It always seemd crazy to think we can remove parts of the body and say well you don't need this and you don't need that. Years from now they will be saying something different. But I guess if you have appendicitis you really do not have a choice. But possibly that could be the one thing that caused the posters weakness. A weakness in the the body's elimination system etc. Who knows. The body is far more complex than we realize.
I am not sure how I missed this thread continuing! Sorry 'bout that. Yes, I agree totally. My husband, who has been candida free during all this time that I have had it is finaly starting to show possible (not sure) signs. He has gained abdomen weight and has slowed down in the exercise he used to get at work, and seems to have that fallinig asleep after eating thing that smacks of liver stress to me. The problem is that he now has the luxury of eating lunch with his buddies at work, and they make not such great choices, and he is in a senior position now so he can get other guys to run the loads of glass up and down the ladders now (he is a glazier). I hope that he is not getting susceptible to catching it from me now that he is not as energetic as he used to be. I would be devastated, especially since he is not health and food conscious like I am. Anyway, my point is that he does not have an appendix, so this is a little worrisome. I am going to try and slip some probiotics into his vitamins and maybe soem liver support. He drinks a couple of beers every night, and does tend to finish a dinner with a sweet at least a few times a week. WHOA! I just ran a tangent - sorry abotu that!
I also have my appendix. However, at some stage, when I had stopped taking probiotics (cause I thought had leaky gut), I started getting pain there, around the appendix area. I did a probiotic enema and the pain went away.
Again recently, when I had just augmented my intake of prob. I started having pain there and so much candida in my stool that I had bm which were just like diarrhea. I really think the prob. were dislodging candida so fast that die-off occured into my appendix.
A few months ago, I too would have said that my liver was the issue. Now that my liver is doing good, I realize that I still have kidneys issue. My opinion is that a weak kidney will lead to liver issue on the long run. Especially so in reaction to accumulated toxicity, and die-off toxicity. That was my peeny of a thought on the topic.
I also think that most people forget about the importance of kidney cleanse, including me.
Jhan, what are you doing for kidney cleansing now? I know my liver is an issue, but I'm judging by your experience that the kidneys probably are also an issue. (And probably every other organ and system in my entire body!)
Right now I am drinking plenty of parsley tea. (Dr. Clark's recipe) I simply use fresh parsley. Here is the recipe:
Find fresh parsley at a small neighborhood grocery store where the water has the correct disinfectant bleach. Give it 2 very hot washes. Boil the fresh parsley in 1 quart of water, or as much as needed to cover it, for five minutes (rolling boil). Drink 1/4 cup when cool enough. Freeze 1 pint and refrigerate the rest. Throw away the parsley.
You should carry on for 6 weeks in order to see results.
I like to go for natural treatments as much as I can. They are less expensive.... and more importantly, I KNOW how fresh it is and what is in it.
Oh, I agree the kidneys are also very important! I drink so much water but I guess something a bit more pointed to the kidneys may also be a good idea. You are right - it is much overlooked. But, I had some special test done to determine my ability to detox, and a genetic defect was found in my phase 1 p450 1B1 pathway, so my liver issue is real, not just something I "felt" to be true. My doctor describes it as always having the faucet on - just a constant dumping into my system of anything I encounter, especially I think he said benzines but I could be wrong. Anyway, the dumping overwhelms my system more than my phase 2 can sweep it out, so that is why I have been feeling so toxic all the time. I am curious as to what percentage of the population has such a defect. It does not show on a standard liver test - I had to shell out $400 for this one. If rather common, it sure could explain the inability of some of us to get over this. He is tweaking my supps - will let you knwo if it helps.
While I believe that I have had Candida issues since birth, the symptoms definitely intensified after the removal of my appendix. Although I presented at the emergency room with every classic sign of appendicitis, they made me wait 36 hrs before removing it at which point it had burst. I then developed peritonitis which involved mega doses of IV antibiotics to save me. At one point, I was even given last rites, it was that serious. It was all downhill after that & it took me 20 years to finally diagnosis myself after wasting tons of time & money with various Drs. who were clueless as to what was wrong with me.
In my case, I can definitely see a correlation.
That's horrible. I know a person who did die from that exact situation. I know the appendix can be full of bacteria that backs up from the intestine so if that bursts it is very dangerous. But those mega doses of antibitocs I am sure did you in pretty good also.
i just had my appendix removed after 6 months of horrible illness due to what i thought was candida overgrowth. (my appendix was grossly inflamed, but didn't burst, thank God.) in my case, having my appendix removed actually seemed to help me. this makes me wonder if my digestive and other issues are candida related at all...
Well, it is hard to say. One thing I have learned is not to take anything I read about candida as gospel truth, just because one expert or one study says it is. It also did not say one could NOT get candida if one still has their appendix, it just says not having one "may" make it more likely to get candida.