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Overview and Types of Fungal Infections

Sources and sites of Systemic fungal infections

Sources and sites of Systemic fungal infections

Lab Tests Online posted on its website this very informative article:

(Lab Tests Online is produced by The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC))

What are fungal infections?

Fungal infections represent the invasion of tissues by one or more species of fungi. They range from superficial, localized skin conditions to deeper tissue infections to serious lung, blood (septicemia) or systemic diseases. Some fungi are opportunistic while others are pathogenic, causing disease whether the immune system is healthy or not.
Fungi are one of four major groups of microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi). They that exist in nature in one of two forms: as unicellular yeasts or as branching filamentous molds (also may be spelled as “moulds”). Some fungi are dimorphic – they change from one form to another depending on their environment. While yeasts cannot be seen with the naked eye, molds can be seen as the fuzzy splotches on overripe fruit or stale bread, as mildew in the bathroom shower, and as mushrooms growing on a rotted log. There are more than 50,000 species of fungi in the environment, but less than 200 species are associated with human disease. Of these, only about 20 to 25 species are common causes of infection.

Most fungal infections occur because a person is exposed to a source of fungi such as spores on surfaces or in the air, soil, or bird droppings. Usually, there is a break or deficiency in the body’s immune system defenses and/or the person provides the “right environment” for the fungi to grow. Anyone can have a fungal infection, but certain populations are at an increased risk of fungal infections and recurrence of infections. These include organ transplant recipients, people who have HIV/AIDS, those who are on chemotherapy or immune suppressants, and those who have an underlying condition such as diabetes or lung disease.

Infections involving fungi may occur on the surface of the skin, in skin folds, and in other areas kept warm and moist by clothing and shoes. They may occur at the site of an injury, in mucous membranes, the sinuses, and the lungs. Fungal infections trigger the body’s immune system, can cause inflammation and tissue damage, and in some people may trigger an allergic reaction.

Many infections remain confined to a small area, such as between the toes, but others may spread over the skin and/or penetrate into deeper tissues. Those that progress and those that start in the lungs may move into the blood and be carried throughout the body. Some fungal infections may resolve on their own, but most require medical attention and may need to be treated for extended periods of time. Those that penetrate into the body typically increase in severity over time and, if left untreated, may cause permanent damage and in some cases eventually be fatal. A few fungal infections may be easily passed on to other people, while others typically only affect the infected person.
Fungal infections may be categorized by the part of the body that they affect, by how deeply they penetrate the body, by the organism causing the infection, and by the form(s) that the fungi take. Some organisms may cause both superficial and systemic infections.

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Anti-Fungal Treatment for Candida and Intestinal Yeast Overgrowth

Anti Fungal Treatment for Candida and Intestinal Yeast Overgrowth

Anti Fungal Treatment for Candida and Intestinal Yeast Overgrowth

This article is published at The Environmental Illness Resource (EiR) website.

Anti-fungal Treatment

A small intestinal candida/yeast overgrowth is a common finding amongst environmental illness patients according to lab tests such as the organic acid urinary analysis and gut fermentation profiles, as well as patient repsonses to Dr. William Crook’s yeast questionnaire. As a result, anti-fungal therapy is usually a major part of an overall functional/integrative medicine based treatment plan for these illnesses. This is usually made up of three distinct parts, an anti-fungal diet, anti-fungal medications and/or natural products and finally, probiotic supplementation. Most people seem to get the best benefit when treatment involves all three parts, implemented properly at the same time, as they work together to restore the normal balance of organisms in the small intestine. If anti-fungal agents were taken without concurrent probiotic supplementation for example, with the amount of yeast reduced and no supply of beneficial bacteria to replace it, the opportunity is there for pathogenic bacteria to become dominant.

The Anti-Fungal Diet

First outlined by Dr. William Crook in his book ‘The Yeast Connection’, the anti-fungal diet has been an integral part of treating intestinal yeast overgrowth ever since. The aim of the diet is to reduce intake of sugar and refined carbohydrates as well as moldy foods and yeast products. The reason for reducing sugar and refined carbohydrate intake is that yeast feed on sugar and ferment it producing alcohol in the form of ethanol (drinking alcohol) and an even more toxic chemical called acetaldehyde. By reducing the amount of sugar in your diet you are also reducing the amount available to the yeast in your intestines. This may help to keep their growth in check and will also reduce the amount of toxic waste products they create as a result of fermentation. Elimination of moldy foods and yeast products is suggested because as a result of an intestinal yeast overgrowth the likelihood of developing an immune reactions to these things is greatly increased. This is as a result of yeast overgrowth leading to leaky gut syndrome and the possibility of “translocation” of the organisms from the intestine into the blood stream and other body tissues where they may cause immune reactions, mainly of the IgG mediated delayed reaction type. As a result, the immune system may cross react with molds and yeasts from your diet.

A typical anti-fungal diet has the following restrictions:

Foods that must be avoided are:

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Successful Treatment for Vitiligo and Arthritis and Others

Successful Treatment for Vitiligo and Arthritis and Others

Successful Treatment for Vitiligo and Arthritis and Others

I tried this therapy for myself and it worked great!
1- Sodium Bicarbonate 2xtwo teaspoonful daily
2- Bakery Yeast two teaspoonful daily
3- Itraconazole (Canditral 2x100mg tablets) for three months
4- Lean diet
5- Natural anti-fungal supplements.

Remember that numerous illnesses including cancers are from fungus inside your abdomen, chest, or even the brain and modern medicine is ignoring that for no reason.

Best Articles on the Wonderful Sodium Bicarbonate

Best Articles on the Wonderful Sodium Bicarbonate

Best Articles on the Wonderful Sodium Bicarbonate

Besides water, baking yeast, and the moringa tree; Sodium Bicarbonate must be one  the best friend for the poor.

The wonderful uses and applications of Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda) are so numerous I felt compelled to list the best articles on this subject in one post.

1- Sodium Bicarbonate – Rich Man’s Poor Man’s Cancer Treatment

From: International Medical Veritas Association (IMVA)

We have recently launched the second edition of the Sodium Bicarbonate E-book. The main thrust of the first edition was on the use of sodium bicarbonate for cancer treatment. This vastly expanded second edition extends coverage into important areas of kidney disease, diabetes, treatment of flu and the common cold, and other areas of general medicine. Truly sodium bicarbonate is a universal medicine that is nutritional as well as safe and is of help no matter what syndrome we are facing. The E-book is at IMVA Publications. This authoritative volume is the only full medical review available on the subject.

Sodium bicarbonate (Baking Soda) is one of the most useful substances in the world of medicine. This site is a portal into the world of bicarbonate and how it can be used to promote health and help cure cancer, kidney disease and a wide range of acute and chronic illnesses. Sodium bicarbonate has been used for decades as an adjunct in chemotherapy and is used commonly in emergency room and intensive care wards around the world.

For more than a decade there has been work going on at the University of Arizona, using bicarbonate as a potential treatment for cancer. Sodium bicarbonate is a world class anti-fungal but its use is not limited to that effect. Solid tumor fungal infections are powerful, resist attack and adapt quite readily to pharmaceutical anti-fungal drugs. After all fungi love to chew on rocks and they eat mercury for breakfast so you got to hit them correctly in an all out frontal attack with sodium bicarbonate.

Sodium bicarbonate also dramatically slows the progress of chronic kidney disease. Sodium bicarbonate can be used safely at home orally and transdermally but should always be used with magnesium chloride for greatest effect in both cancer and kidney disease as well with asthma and diabetes. The two together make up The Ultimate Mitochondrial Cocktail.

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Check Here How Healthy Is Your Diet and Nutrients Sources

Check Here How Healthy Is Your Diet and Nutrients Sources

Check what do you eat regularly from the following lists and find what are missing in your diet; then correct the deficiency before you get sick.
If you are in a hurry, check those nutrients with fewer lines first as they are the most scarce and more frequently missed. Those with plenty of sources have less chances of being low in your diet.
It is strongly recommended to take foods instead of manufactured supplements; and limit the use of manufactured supplements to where your diet is deficient and you cannot correct it fast enough to meet the urgent needs of your body and health. (Foods are best sources of nutrients; while manufactured supplements are late second).

Here are lists for 34 nutrients arranged in alphabetic order:

biotin

1- What foods provide biotin?

Swiss chard is a good source of biotin.

calcium

2- What foods provide calcium?

Excellent sources of calcium include spinach, turnip greens, mustard greens, collard greens and tofu.
Very good sources of calcium include blackstrap molasses, Swiss chard, yogurt, kale, mozzarella cheese, cow’s milk, and goat’s milk. Basil, thyme, dill seed, oregano, and cinnamon are also very good sources of calcium.
Good sources of calcium include romaine lettuce, celery, broccoli, sesame seeds, fennel, cabbage, summer squash, green beans, garlic, Brussel sprouts, oranges, asparagus, leeks and crimini mushrooms. Rosemary, cumin seeds, cloves, coriander seeds, scallops, and kelp (a sea vegetable) are also good sources of calcium.

choline

3- What foods provide choline?

The richest source of choline found in the U.S. diet comes not from a food, but from an additive called lecithin (phosphytidylcholine). Lecithin is most often added to foods as an emulsifier, that is, a substance that helps keeps food components blended together. Most of the lecithin in the U.S. food supply is derived from soybeans.
Although insufficient scientific research is available to precisely classify food sources of choline according to an “excellent, very good, and good” rating system, food sources of choline include: soybeans and soybean products, egg yolk (the word “lecithin,” comes from the Greek word lekithos meaning “egg yolk”), butter, peanuts and peanut butter, potatoes, cauliflower, tomatoes, banana, milk, oranges, lentils, oats, barley, corn, sesame seeds, flax seeds, and whole wheat bread.
Many of these foods contain not only choline itself, but also other forms of the vitamin including lecithin (phosphatidylcholine) and sphingomyelin. Ginseng root (Panax ginseng, also called American Ginseng) is also a source of choline.

4- What foods provide chromium?

Although chromium occurs naturally in a wide variety of foods, many foods contain only 1 or 2 micrograms (mcg) of chromium per serving. In addition, food processing methods often remove the naturally occurring chromium. As a result, obtaining a sufficient amount of chromium in the diet can be difficult.
Furthermore, determining the chromium content of foods is problematic due to inadequate analytical tools. Consequently, currently available food composition databases do not contain accurate information about the amount of chromium found in various foods. While our food rating system qualified romaine lettuce as an excellent source of chromium and onions and tomatoes as very good sources, the following foods are also believed to provide a significant amount of chromium: brewer’s yeast, oysters, liver, whole grains, bran cereals, and potatoes. Beer and wine can accumulate chromium during fermentation and are therefore considered to be dietary sources of the mineral.

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Yeast is Magical and Vital to Human Health

Yeast’s great contribution to humanity

Yeast’s great contribution to humanity

It is natural, nutritious and healthy. Yeast is a globally recognized safe food.

The yeast industry is a major market, grossing several billion dollars per year.

Nutritional Yeast Powder
Nutritional Yeast powder is an excellent source of protein, dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals. Best nutritional yeast comes from pure strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae grown on sugar cane molasses. After the fermentation process is completed the yeast is harvested, thoroughly washed, pasterurized, and spray dried.

Functions
Provide plenty of protein, vitamin B, minerals and fiber;
Abundant in selenium, iron, zinc, yeast glucan, the product can fortify your immune system;
Improve digestion;

Characteristics
Nutrient: Provide plenty of protein, vitamin B, minerals and fiber;
Natural: the main material is natural yeast;

Applications
As the raw materials of all kinds of foods, such as biscuits, beverage, desserts;
As the raw materials of functional foods, such as foods fortifying the immunity, weight-losing foods and anti-aging foods.
Source: Nutritional Yeast Powder, AngelYeast Co.

What is Yeast

History of yeasts
●About 4000 years ago ancient Egyptians used yeast to make bread.
Archaeologists exploring Egyptian heritage sites found early grinding stones and baking chambers for making yeasted bread as well as drawings of 4000-year-old bakeries and breweries.

Egyptian 4000-year-old bakeries

Egyptian 4000-year-old bakeries

●As early as the Yin and Shang dynasties ancient Chinese used yeast to brew liquor. In the Han Dynasty Chinese began using yeast to make steamed bread cake and other pastries;
●In 1680 Dutchman Antonie van Leeuwenhoek observed yeast under a microscope for the first time.
●In the 19th century French scientist Pasteur discovered that yeast plays an important role in brewing alcohol.
●In 1846 the first industrialized production of yeast began in Europe.
●In the mid-1980s modernized production of yeast began in China.

Commercial Yeast production processes

Commercial Yeast production processes

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Top Ten Basic and Cheap Foods and Supplements for Best Health

Top Ten Basic and Cheap Foods and Supplements for Best Health

Top Ten Basic and Cheap Foods and Supplements for Best Health

Here is a list of few wonderful and cheap elements for super healthy lifestyle. Readers are encouraged to search for information about them and add them in their diet. Here are my TOP TEN recommendations:

  1. Yeast

  2. Sodium Bicarbonate

  3. Aspirin

  4. Tomato

  5. Garlic

  6. Green vegetables

  7. Fruits

  8. Beans

  9. Lentils

  10. Yogurt

(Note: This article is posted for the second time here but with better title and tags to ensure reaching most developing nations.)