Candida is normally present in humans, typically found on the skin and mucosal surfaces in the mouth, the throat and the GI tract, and the respiratory and urinary systems. Candida is an opportunistic pathogen, however, and overgrowth can occur in people whose defenses are compromised by immune dysfunction, immunosuppressive drugs or antibiotics. This fungal overgrowth is considered an infection and is known as Candidiasis.
Candidiasis disrupts the intestinal microbiome and, by further stressing the body’s immune system, promotes co-infections. While the symptoms of candidiasis can be related to many other factors, it is important to consider candida as a possible cause. This is a common syndrome, and patients often report improvements when they improve their diet and eliminate carbohydrate intake. Commonly used natural health products include oil of oregano, grapefruit seed extract, caprylic acid, garlic, pau d’arco to name just a few.
In most cases, however, symptoms recur without ongoing treatment. This may be related to a form of hypersensitivity to candida that underlies the vial testing used by many Ergopathics practitioners. Allergy to microbes, just like allergy to foods, synthetic chemicals and biochemical and environmental factors, could explain the how and why of candidiasis.
Candida protects itself from anti-fungal medications and powerful herbs by creating a shield of “extracellular polymeric substance” (EPS) referred to as biofilm. This biofilm, as thick as a human hair, helps block attempts to destroy the pathogen.
Significantly, the anionic properties of the EPS matrix attract certain toxic metal cations that provide structural strength to the biofilm. The bioaccumulation of toxic metals including mercury, gold and silver from dental amalgams will ensure the re-colonization of candida even if one manages to get it under control. Much has been written about candida’s ability to absorb and utilize micro and nano particles of certain metals.
Chelation may hold the key to eliminating and preventing candidiasis.
Mold & Yeast Pathogens
Bacteria – Normal Intestinal
Our body has a set of complex thirst signals that include blood pressure, hormones – especially angiotensin II – and areas of the brain including the lamina terminalis. Some neurons of the lamina terminalis that are outside of the blood-brain barrier, monitor the fluid in the third ventricle “to determine its osmolality and the amount of sodium present” – which provides a snapshot of whole body hydration.
“Changes in blood osmolality correlate well with the subjective feeling of thirst in humans, and increased blood osmolality is probably the most important homeostatic signal for drinking in everyday life.”
Human brain waves are patterns of electrical activity, pulses that occur between masses of neurons in the brain.
Brain waves were first measured in hertz by Hans Berger in 1924 using an electroencephalogram (EEG).
They vary significantly throughout the day and in different states, depending on what one is doing and feeling. Higher frequencies dominate when one is alert or anxious, while lower ones are more active when we are relaxed, drowsy or asleep. At any given moment, areas of the brain will emit many waves with varying characteristics.
These frequencies have been likened to a symphony of musical notes and sounds representing “a continuous spectrum of consciousness.”[ There are five well recognized brain waves. These are labelled simply after the Greek letters ...