Fighting Cancer

9 weaknesses to focus on when fighting cancer and

how to use them to your advantage

 

Cancer Weakness #5 : Candida and Fungal Infections Related To Cancer Development

Some doctors theorize that candida or other systemic fungal infections may cause or at least contribute to the development of cancer. It makes sense. A widespread candida infection plays havoc on the immune system. Not only does the immune system become overwhelmed and worn out from fighting it, but the candida (or other pathogens) excrete toxins that further weaken and harm the body.

The major waste product of candida is acetaldehyde , which produces ethanol. Ethanol can cause excessive fatigue, and reduces strength and stamina. In addition, it destroys enzymes needed for cell energy, and causes the release of free radicals that can damage DNA.

Ethanol makes it difficult to absorb iron. This reduces one of the most important oxygen supports in the blood (iron), and makes it difficult for your body to oxygenate fully. And you know what may happen when your body can’t oxygenate well. So it may be important to deal with candida if one wants to successfully recover from cancer.

There is a simple test to help you determine if you have candida overgrowth.

First thing in the morning, before you put ANYTHING in your mouth, get a clear glass of water. Better still; leave it by your bed the night before. Work up a bit of saliva, and then spit it into the glass of water.

Check the water every 15 minutes or so for up to one hour. If you have a candida yeast infection, you will see strings (like legs) traveling down into the water from the saliva floating on the top, or “cloudy” saliva will sink to the bottom of the glass, or cloudy specks will seem to be suspended in the water. If nothing develops in 30 minutes, you are probably candida yeast free.

A few reports implicate the role of fungi in causing leukemia . In 1999 Meinolf Karthaus , MD , watched three different children with leukemia suddenly go into remission upon receiving a triple antifungal drug cocktail for their “secondary” fungal infections.

In 1997 Mark Bielski stated that leukemia, whether acute or chronic, is intimately associated with the yeast, Candida albicans, which mutates into a fungal form when it overgrows.

Milton White, MD. believed that cancer is a chronic, infectious, fungus disease . He was able to find fungal spores in every sample of cancer tissue he studied.

Author Doug Kaufmann asserts that fungi in foods may play a role in cancer. He has seen children become free of their documented leukemia once the child’s parents simply changed the child’s diet . Kaufmann’s diet is base on the widely published problem of mycotoxin contamination of our grain foods.

Grains such as corn, wheat, barley, sorghum, and other foods such as peanuts, are commonly contaminated with cancer-causing fungal poisons called mycotoxins. One of them, called aflatoxin, just happens to be the most carcinogenic substance on earth.

He says we consume, on average, from 0.15mg to 0.5mg of aflatoxin per day. So it is not sugar alone that is the problem in our western diet, but fungal toxins that are found in the sugary grains. More than once has Kaufmann interviewed a caller (on his health talk show) who absolutely craved peanut butter and popcorn just prior to their diagnosis of cancer.

Kaufmann feels that antibiotics may play a role in this. Antibiotics destroy the normal, protective gut bacteria, allowing intestinal yeast and fungi to grow unchecked. Resulting in Candida overgrowth. This can lead to immune suppression, symptoms of any autoimmune disease, or even cancer.

“If the onset of any symptom or disease, cancer included, was preceded by a course of antibiotics,” he says, “then look for a fungus to be at the root of your problem.”