There could be a history of thrush or oral, anal or
vaginal itching. When these are present the diagnosis of
Candida is obvious but it may also be present in the absence
of these manifestations and that can be somewhat confusing.
The yeast or fungus Candida albicans of course, thrives
during antibiotic treatment. I regard it as reckless
negligence to prescribe antibiotics without simultaneous
fungicides and replacement therapy with lactobacilli
afterwards. I believe that this practice has greatly added
to our vast pool of a chronically sick population.However,
the 'antibiotic syndrome' is not just due to Candida. I
regard it more generally as a 'dysbiosis' where the wrong
kind of microbes inhabit the intestinal tract, not just
Candida and other fungi, but many types of pathogenic
bacteria including coli which are normal in the colon but
become disease-forming when they ascend into the small
intestine.If the problem has existed for years, there is
usually a lack of gastric acid which then allows the stomach
to be colonised by microbes, causing inflammation with pain
and later, ulcers. The toxins released by the microbial
overpopulation cause in addition chronic inflammation of the
liver, gall bladder, pancreas and intestines. I regard it as
rather likely that a chronic inflammation of the pancreas is
a major contributing factor in the development of
insulin-dependent diabetes.Bacterial Attack Specific
types of pathogenic bacteria appear to cause or contribute
to specific autoimmune diseases. One variety of coli
bacteria, for instance, produces a molecule that is very
similar to insulin. When the immune system becomes activated
against this molecule it may then also attack related
features at the beta cells of the pancreas
Another type of
bacteria, Yersinia enterocolitica, induces an immune
response that attacks the thyroid gland and leads to Grave's
disease with a serious overproduction of thyroid hormones.
Ulcerative colitis is linked to overgrowth with pathogenic
microbes, the same as Crohn's disease, osteoporosis
and ankylosing spondylitis. Inankylosing spondylitis the
vertebra of the spine fuse together causing stiffness and
pain. Other joints may in time become affected.
Klebsiella, another type of pathogenic bacteria, produces a
molecule that is similar to a tissue type found in people
with this disease. When Klebsiellanumbers in the gut
decrease, related antibodies in the blood decrease and the
Rheumatoid arthritis is linked to
other bacteria, called Proteus. Proteus is also a common
cause of urinary tract infections. Women suffer urinary
tract infections as well as rheumatoid arthritis twice as
often as men, while men usually have higher levels
of Klebsiella and three times
more ankylosingspondylitis than women.
microbial overgrowth dam ages the intestinal wall so that
only partly digested food particles can pass into the
bloodstream, causing allergies. In this way all autoimmune
diseases can be linked to food allergies.
While rheumatoid arthritis is a frequent feature of the
antibiotic syndrome, and I regard it as relatively easy to
cure, not many sufferers of this disease seem to be
interested in this natural approach.
diseases that have so far been linked to dysbiosis are
psoriasis, lupus erythematosus and pancreatitis. When
remedies are given that bind bacterial endotoxins, these
conditions usually improve. A further consequence of
dysbiosis is susceptibility to food poisoning as with
salmonella bacteria, while a healthy intestinal flora
prevents these from multiplying and causing trouble.
Staphylococcus aureus or golden staph cause serious
infections in hospital patients. It has been found that not
only golden staph but also other infections are
greatly potentized when they occur with a Candida
overgrowth. As Candida overgrowth is a natural outcome of
the standard hospital treatment, it is easy to see why
golden staph is so deadly in hospitals.
A similar picture
emerges with AIDS. People do not die from the AIDS virus but
from Candida-potentized bacterial infections. I also see the
antibiotic-induced dysbiosis in babies and infants as the
main cause of their frequent infections, glue ear and
greatly contributing to cot death.
While it used to be
uncommon for children to have more than one or two
infections a year, now more than six is the norm.
1940's Candida was found in only three per cent of
autopsies, now the figure is nearer thirty per cent. There
are, of course, other factors that can cause dysbiosis - the
contraceptive pill, steroids and other drugs, radiation
treatment and chemotherapy - but the main culprits are,
without doubt, antibiotics.
Closely related to Candida
are the mycoplasms or pleomorphic organisms. These have been
shown to be a main factor in the causation of cancer.
Therefore, antifungal therapy has also major benefits in