Just wondering if anyone has heard of this or had any experience? There are a few products out there but the websites don't look too pro. I just stumbled upon this article and it seemed interesting. I then searched google and found a lot of related information.
After so many years (eleven) of having chronic candida overgrowth I've discovered that in order to get to the root cause of your candida you have to find out what is suppressing your immune system. Candida overgrowth can only occur when the immune system is weakened or suppressed. In my case, the mercury in my silver tooth fillings is what's weakening my immune system. I'm working on having them replaced with the white fillings.
I said all of that to make the point that there are many many candida killers out there (I believe I've tried almost all of them). They do a good job of killing a lot of the candida initially, but it will always come back if the root cause of your suppressed immunity isn't addressed.
Find out what is consistently suppressing your immune system, take care of that, then work on killing the candida for good.
It amazes me how many NATURAL doctors don't take this approach, but instead prescribe "NATURAL" killers instead of attacking the root of the problem which is your overall health and immune system.
Figure out what's really wrong, fix that, and your body will start to slowly correct itself. Killing the candida may work temp. or as long as you take the med but when you stop it will come back slowly... just make sure you fix your underlying problem, then kill it, and get all better.
I agree. But I think many natural health practitioners never think or learn about what turns out to be a very common immune system suppressor, mercury. And most of it comes from those horrible (not to mention horrifying) dental fillings.
I spent YEARS going to doctors. I even found a few natural practitioners who kept telling me to kill the candida with herbs and supplements, get off sugars, do colonics, and repopulate my gut with good bacteria. I went around in a circle that way for years. I spent hundreds, perhaps thousands of dollars on "high quality", "billions of bacteria per capsule" probiotics and cultured foods like kefir and yogurt. And continued to be nothing but sick and broke. Then I began to wonder why it seemed virtually impossible to repopulate my intestines with good flora. They just wouldn't proliferate and the candida would eventually take hold again.
Finally after much research and the process of elimination, as well as paying close attention to when my health REALLY began to decline, I realized the culprit can't be anything else but mercury. Although the symptoms didn't become debilitating until I hit my 30s, my health began to decline around the time a dentist put several mercury fillings in my mouth when I was an adolescent. It all adds up. It feels great to finally have a definitive answer. But it's also maddening because now I have to deal with the cost of replacing the fillings AND the side efffects from detoxing the mercury after. I still can't believe that dentists committed such atrosities on so many helpless children, knowing full well what they were doing and not giving a crap. It makes me mad as hell.
What are some other causes of immunodeficiency besides mercury amalgams? I had some mold issues, but I have since removed myself from the mold and have seen improvement but not resolution to the candida. I also could have a touch of HPV. I have low testosterone and low pancreatic enzymes, which could be the cause or the result of candida. What else is there?
Forgot to mention...if you think mercury toxicity from your fillings for example could be your problem as well, don't forget to get on a mercury detoxification program after you get the fillings replaced. After that, work on killing the left over candida.