(& other parsitic yeasts) study notes
- Uses sulfur and B vitamins. [? Get references.]
- Increases from progesterone's raising the blood sugar. (A pharmacist at Womens's International Pharmacy mentioned this to me in a phone conversation.)
- Reduces the helper-suppresser ratio of T lymphocytes. [need info, refs]
- Produces hydrogen sulfide in fermenting carbohydrates [need ref]
- Locks mercury in its cell walls; mercury enters circulation again when Candida is killed [get ref.]
- Methylates mercury.(See Hydrogen Sulfide)
- Great Smokies: Dysbiosis
- Metametrix: Arabinitol - "The D isomer of arabinitol is produced by fungal metabolism and is urinary excretion is elevated in patients with invasive candidiasis" (Organic Compounds in Urine: Metabolic Profiling to Assess Functional Nutrient Deficiencies Gut Dysbiosis, and Toxicity, by J. Alexander Bralley, Ph.D., C.C.N. and Richard S. Lord, Ph.D. They cite...
- Bernard EM, Wong B, Armstrong D, Sterioisomeric configuration of arabinitol in serum, urine, and tissues in invasive candidiasis. J Infect Dis 1985;151(4); 711-5.
- Roboz J, Diagnosis and monitoring of disseminated candidiasis based on serum/urine D/L-arabinitol ratios. Chirality 1994; 6(2): 51-7.
also has a link to the PDF:
Lord RS, Burdette CK, Bralley JA, Urinary Markers of Yeast Overgrowth. Integrative Medicine. 2004;3(5): 24-29. (PDF) (Oct/Nov 2004
General info / Collections of treatments [need to examine each]
Specific substances useful for treatment
- Ascorbic acid
- Berberine and Proto-berberines:
- Black cherry
- Black currant oil
- Black walnut,
- Brevibacterium linens,
- Butyric and Lauric Acids,
- Calendula flower,
- Caprylic acid from coconuts
- Cayenne, Colloidal Silver, see
- Echinacea root
- Flax seed oil
- Golden Seal root,
- Grapefruit Seed Extract - antibacterial, antifungal. (Keep in mind its inhibition of liver detox Phase I CYP3A enzymes.) Can be used topically or interntally. Dr. Nan Kathryn Fuchs quotes Stephen Harrod Buhner as suggesting 3-15 drops in citrus juice, 2-3 x daily but she says "I find that one or two drops twice daily is often sufficient."
- Buhner, Herbal Antibiotics, Storey Books, 1999.
- Fuchs, "Antibiotic Resistance: The Herbal Solution," Women's Health Letter, Feb. 01 (vol.VII, no.2) p.5
- Mathake, a South American herb
- Mountain Savory oil (Satureja montana),
- Oregano oil
- Oregon Grape root, see
- Pau d'arco (make sure that the product contains lapachol, an organic compound known for its antibiotic action, because many products that claim to contain the bark have only trace amounts or even none of the herb.)
- plant tannins (polyphenols!)
- Rife Frequency Treatment for Candida
- Spilanthes herb,
- Undecylenic acid, also called Calcium Undecylenate, see
- Uva Ursi
- Tea Tree oil
- Thuja leaf
- Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
- Turmeric - also good for the liver, but contains sulfur.
- Usnea lichen
- Yerba Mansa root.
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