I just wanted everyone to know, that the treatment protocols for candida [even though I do not believe candida is primary cause in most cases here] is very effective for many other disease conditions, including antibiotic resistant infections.
One thing was mentioned in some research I was doing, is neem.
There is a chemical in "neem" which acts like a natural antibiotic\antimicrobial.
This should be encouraging for people wondering if the sacrifice is worth it.
If the problem is intracellular, it may never completely resolve, but if your immune system is revitalized, there may be a lessening of symptoms. Shroom
I believe this to be true from personal experience. For me rebuilding the immune system is not always a constant climb upwards, but it is a steady upward direction consisting of rises and falls. The important things are to be consistent, listen to your body, and do your homework (i.e., it's not just about taking a bunch of pills and hoping they work).
This product stimulates the immune system in such a way as to increase lymphocytes (aka the "fighter cells"). As such this product has been largely effective for cancer patients. Here is a quote from their website:
"...Biobran is the most powerful immunomodulator he has ever tested. Although nobody yet knows the exact mechanism, it appears to be able to do this by increasing the body's production of natural cytokynes — substances such as interferons, interleukins and tumour necrosis factors, which not only help destroy rogue cells and viruses directly, but kick-start the immune system by increase the activity of the lymphocytes — B cells, T cells and especially NK (natural killer) cells. B cells focus on producing antibodies whilst the T and NK cells wander through the body directly destroying virally or bacterially infected cells, and cells that have turned cancerous. (In its lifetime, a single NK cell can kill as many as 27 cancer cells, sticking to them and then injecting lethal chemical granules that can destroy the abnormal cell in less than 5 minutes.)"
So although the product is INDEED an immunomodulator, its effectiveness seems only documented in cancer patients. It is difficult then, to arrive at the conclusion that because this product did not allegedly help you, that candida overgrowth cannot be connected to a foundational problem with the immune system. Many tests would need to be performed and certain questions would need to be answered before one could reach such a position based on one experience.
For one thing, we would obviously need to see this product tested on a panel of persons suffering from candida overgrowth. As we have seen many times, different protocols are effective for people in different ways. In no way does this dismiss the growing evidence connecting our symptoms to an overall problem with the immune system.
Parasites can deflect subtle signaling transduction pathways of the immune system, which can cause imbalances. Finding ways to compete with the receptors, and prevent inhibition is one way, but destroying the parasite[s] should be the main focus. Shroom
That is interesting. Thanks for making me aware of this. But isn't this making the assumption that parasites are the cause of candida overgrowth in a person to begin with?
Wouldn't you agree that targeting the parasite should be part of a multi-part protocol? For myself and the others I have helped, healing has not been the result of only one aspect of treatment. Even if a problematic parasite is eliminated, there may still be vitamin/mineral deficiency, thyroid problems, liver congestion, among many other lingering issues.
Also based on my research I personally do not believe that every single instance of candida overgrowth is due to parasites, although in your important work I think you are definitely onto something big.
Thanks. That was a well balance comment!
The problems I am seeing, involve parasites of such microscopic sizes, as to make them invisible, until they assemble using a type of "quorum sensing". This is where the current cutting edge of chronic disease investigation is heading. Many of these parasitic microbes are intracellular which is why the immune system has difficulty with them.
I am also seeing fungal parasites, which are visible to the naked eye, once grown. These are suspicious and I think are a result of biomolecular innovations in insecticide development. [symptoms include very itchy scalp, or other body regions]
They may even be a relative of the form that is seen in "morgellons" cases.
All subjects I have investigated have over-growth of penicillium, which I now believe is implicit in all types of infections. This is followed by healthy growth of candida cells, but RARELY have I found chronic hypheal forms. Hypheal forms are always accompanied by t-cells, and or macrophages, and symptoms subside with time, and or treatment.
I read that you shouldnt take neem oil internally and the leaf shouldnt be taken for more than a month at a time. Its is pretty powerful stuff - I used some neem oil for a skin complaint and it was really strong (it did clear it though).