People on the Candidiasis forum have to be extremely wary about the preachings of Dr. Graham. He makes his living selling books and giving lectures. He has never published a single peer reviewed medical journal paper that I can find. His PhD is in “Chiropractic” as he himself has said. He is not an MD. He is a DC and a Salesman, preying on those who don't read the medical studies. He does love to wear his 80/10/10 T-Shirt though
In Graham's video he talks about Candida existing in the blood of every human and feeding off of glucose, and that the Candida serves a necessary function “in the blood” to control excess blood sugar and that it “blooms” like red tide, and then goes away, only to come back when called upon. He says that Candida is a supplement to insulin, and when insulin levels aren’t high enough, Candida eats up the excess sugar in the blood.
WHAT??? He should study the medical literature. Candida is not meant to be in the blood and serves no purpose there. Once Candida has entered the bloodstream, it’s considered to be “Invasive” Candidiasis. “All forms of disseminated candidiasis should be considered serious, progressive, and potentially fatal.”
Most who have Candidiasis that are posting on this website do not have the invasive form. Like me, they have the non-invasive form which is an overgrowth in the Gastrointestinal Tract, disrupting the digestive processes. Candida does not exist in the bloodstream of all humans and does not serve a function of ingesting excess glucose in the blood.
Graham is a pitchman.
Eat at least 3,000 calories per day if you're a male. 3,500 or more would probably be even better for you". That's the recipe for obesity. The people at 30 Bananas a Day are also exercise junkies. If you tell a sedentary male who eats 3,500 calories per day, you will gain a pound every 2.3 days. For example, a 53 yr old male weighing 167 pounds who doesn’t exercise, requires 2,000 calories per day to maintain weight. 3,500 calories per day would be an excess of 1,500 calories per day. Since 3,500 calories is equivalent to a pound of body weight, the 3,500 pound excess is reached in 2.3 days. In one month, that’s 10lbs of weight gain. Since the person is not exercising, it’s all fat gain.
The creators of the 30 bananas a day website calling for 3,000-3,500 calories per day are exercise freaks. They have to burn all those calories in a day, or they too would be overweight. That’s a medical fact.
In my experience, Candida sufferers are too sick to exercise, so no one will be burning 3,500 calories per day.
To close, here’s a note posted by Graham trying to defend a death that occurred at his fasting retreat.
Rumors? I keep no secrets. Life is much simpler that way.
There have been no deaths at my Costa Rica fasting event.
When someone dies on a bus, has a heart attack or whatever, is it the
driver's fault? If they die in a movie theater, is the cinema at fault?
A woman attended my fasting event. She got better, as expected, and
wrote a glowing report. She decided to stay for my Walking Tour
event. During that event, she had an episode of some type. We took
her immediately to the hospital, where she lived for almost a week,
then died. We held a lovely service for her at the end of the Walking
Does it not tell you enough that the woman's partner and I remain on