Dec. 12, 2017; by Briana McDonald- Staff Writer, Silver Bulletin e-News Magazine (UtopiaSilver.com) Candida Albicans is a form of yeast that causes many undesirable symptoms in the human body including chronic fatigue, weight gain, joint pain, gas and bloating. This fungus is a normal part of the intestinal flora that live in all of our digestive tracts. However, this delicate balance can go to the wayside easily with a combination of factors and this imbalance will only get worse with time including it’s symptoms if action steps are not taken to heal. As these colonies of yeast start to grow and dominate your gut they spread toxic byproducts that can damage body tissues and organs wrecking havoc on your health and well being. One of the major waste products associated with yeast cell activity is acetaldehyde, a poisonous neurotoxin that promotes free radical activity in the body. (1) It is usually broken down into acetic acid within the liver however if this process is not functioning properly or too much of it is being released it can circulate through the body creating extreme headaches and nausea. Thankfully you can eliminate candida overgrowth with colloidal silver and a few lifestyle changes.
How Do I Know If I Have Candida Overgrowth?
We all have some level of Candida albicans present in our guts, the problem is most of us have way too much. This fungus only starts to give us trouble when there is a change in the body that allows it to overgrow and disturb the delicate balance of microorganisms present. If you have a history of taking antibiotics, which most of us do seeing that at least 30 percent of antibiotics prescribed in the U.S. are unnecessary according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Roughly 47 million excess prescriptions each year put patients at an unnecessary risk for allergic reactions (2) Also, a prolonged diet rich in carbohydrates and sugar (which most of us run on) and an over exposure to environmental toxins which triggers an overstimulated immune response are all factors that lead to an overgrowth in yeast.
Symptoms of Yeast Overgrowth
- Skin and nail fungal infections such as athletes foot, ringworm and toenail fungus
- feeling exhausted and worn down, suffering from chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia
- digestive issues such as bloating, constipation, or diarrhea
- autoimmune disease
- difficulty concentrating, poor memory, lack of focus, ADD, ADHD, and/or brain fog
- skin issues such as eczema, psoriasis, hives, and rashes
- irritability, mood swings, anxiety or depression
- vaginal infections, urinary tract infections, rectal itching, or vaginal itching
- severe allergies or itchy ears
- strong sugar and refined carbohydrate cravings
How Do You Test For Candida Overgrowth?
If the symptoms aren’t enough of a clue that you have candida overgrowth and you want it on paper, almost any lab can perform the blood test to check for candida overgrowth. Blood tests check for IgG, IgA, and IgM Candida antibodies in the blood. High levels of these antibodies indicate that an overgrowth of candida is present somewhere in the body and that your immune system is reacting to it. (3)
Candida albicans can suppress your immune system so talk to your PCP to test your total IgG, IgA, or IgM along with the candida antibodies. Low levels of total IgG, IgA or IgM could cause a false negative response to the Candida antibodies meaning you have Candida but since your immune system is lowered, you are unable to produce a response and your blood result comes back negative. Dr. Amy Myers, MD noted
“I find in my clinic that blood tests can often be negative even when the stool or urine tests are positive.”
Eliminate Candida Overgrowth With Colloidal Silver
***Stop Taking Antibiotics That Destroy Healthy Bacteria in the Gut and Start Taking Antivirals Instead***
Why It Works
Colloidal Silver is not only an antibiotic, but also an antiviral, anti-fungal, and anti-microbial as well. It will kill any single cell organism on contact. Period. Silver interrupts the bacteria cell’s ability to form the chemical bonds essential to it’s survival. These bonds produce the cells physical structure so when bacteria meets silver it literally falls apart.(4) “The bactericidal happens by oxidizing the anaerobic pathogenic bacteria. They die within short periods mentioned above and don’t hang around long enough to figure out what happened and how to resist the silver. The silver ions act as catalysts to oxidize the bacteria, then continues to hunt down more.” This is why for instance silver bandages are in such high demand right now. They not only kill any bacteria present but prevent more from growing and increase healing time making them extremely valuable to burn and wound victims. Silver has also been proven to promote the growth of new cells which is another reason wounds heal much quicker with Silver present and unlike other metals with antimicrobial properties, it is not toxic for humans.
What About The Intestinal Flora?
“Some speculate that colloidal silver doesn’t affect the intestinal flora balance because of colloidal silver’s rapid assimilation from the gastrointestinal (GI) tract into the blood stream. Therefore. it doesn’t linger in the GI tract long enough to adversely affect the intestinal flora balance. But this is speculation. Most colloidal silver long term users agree that maintenance dosing may not affect the intestinal flora balance, since most of it gets absorbed into the bloodstream before having time to do much damage in the small and large intestines.” (5.)
New Knowledge That Eases Those Concerns
“Generally speaking, good bacteria are aerobic, they use oxygen, while pathogenic bacteria are anaerobic, they thrive without oxygen. Danish medical scientist Dr. Hans Christian Gram, who developed the staining techniques of determining gram positive and gram negative bacteria.
It was also determined that probiotic bacteria were positively charged to enable oxygenation. This positive charge repels colloidal silver ions that are also positive charged. Conversely, anaerobic pathogenic bacteria are negatively charged, thus attracting the positive charged silver ions.
It’s not a matter of “intelligence” that allows colloidal silver to seek out mostly pathogenic bacteria, it’s a matter of electrical physics, positive and negative charges. Pharmaceutical antibiotics just bump into whatever bacteria is around and inhibit their growth to the extent that enough chronic use inhibits some probiotic bacteria from returning even after antibiotic use.” (6)
Important Lifestyle Changes to Eliminate Candida Overgrowth in Combination with Colloidal Silver
Cut The Sugar
We want to starve the candida out by doing this since their fuel is sugar. Fungus and candida thrive and depend on a food source and sugar is their favorite. (wonder why you crave it so much?) It doesn’t have to be the overly processed white sugar, they will eat all sugars and foods that turn into sugars. So bread, white rice, and most white carbohydrates but by reducing the sugar the candida will naturally decrease in numbers.
In combination with Colloidal Silver, other potent antifungals can be used to help eliminate candida overgrowth. This is a very simple way to start feeling better quicker. Most people are unaware that even simple sinus infections can be fungal which is why all the antibiotics in the world will not help that one person that keeps going back to the doctor with sinus issues thinking an antibiotic or a different kind will help them but never does.
- Olive Leaf
- Oil of Oregano Capsules
- Caprylic Acid
These are all really affordable tools to heal from candida overgrowth, and most importantly be sure to….
Drink More Water
Now that those sugary sodas and teas are out the window, start drinking lots of water which will help wash out those toxins released from the candida.