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Candidiasis - Immunity

Posted by
RocketHealer Jim++ on May 25, 1999 at 05:51:29:

Robert M. in a discussion about the e-diet a little ways below dropped a big bomb of understanding on me:

"Candidiasis is more of a function of immunity than anything else. That is why sugar is so devastating in the fight against candida and why small amounts of fruit are not."

Walt has explained in his book and also here the devastating short/medium-term effect on immunity that eating sugar has (as evidenced by muscle-testing). Since Candida is a fungus, a parasite, it makes a lot of sense to me that frequent lengthy reduced immunity what you would have if you frequently ate sugar could allow such a parasite to gain ground, rather than be overcome by the bodies' defenses.

I thought the problem with candida was that it fed off all sorts of carbohydrates. I thought that was why the reduction of *all* carbohydrates was so important in resolving it. Now I see that my limited understanding was way off. Not just limited but wrong. This points out to me how important it is to not only answer questions, but also to (attempt to) explain WHY things work the way they do.

Assuming that Walt agrees with this, somehow it should be added to the appropriate LGS/Candida articles some time in the future if/when they are updated.

In the mean time, if I can figure out a way to work it into the Glossary, I'll do that too. It strikes me as a BIG piece of the wellness puzzle.



Re: Candidiasis - Immunity

Posted by
LuAnn on May 25, 1999 at 07:04:19:

In Reply to: Candidiasis - Immunity posted by RocketHealer Jim++ on May 25, 1999 at 05:51:29:

I didn't understand that either until I had a major relapse of candiasis. A diet free of "sugar sources" (limiting natural sugars from fruit/vegetables)is extremely important for maintaining a "healthy" life.
I followed the Elimination Diet but became careless when I started feeling better. So put myself in the "hole" again. My Dr., Dr. Wunderlich (has published several things on this subject also) finally got through to me the connections of foods we're allergic to plus the sugars, plus everyday stress factors - lead to a breakdown in our immune system. I never realized how many different names sugar could be listed as and learned more about that in the book "Sugar Blues".
Thank God for Doctors who are there to help us "learn" and not just give us a "quick fix" to a situation! Some of us are alive today thanks to them!



Re: Candidiasis - Immunity

Posted by
Robert McFerran on May 25, 1999 at 11:16:51:

In Reply to: Candidiasis - Immunity posted by RocketHealer Jim++ on May 25, 1999 at 05:51:29:

Hi Jim,

This also connects to the importance of WHOLE versus processed foods and their effect on immunity.

As you already know, processed foods 'break' the krebs cycle (forcing it to work incompletely) since there are important micro-nutrients that are missing. In like manner I'm sure that processed foods have a deleterious effect on immunity -- although perhaps not as pronounced as refined sugars.

In the end the REAL key to maximizing immune function is ADAPTATION. This is why their can be no single 'anti-candida' diet that is effective for everyone.

If you want to maximize immune function you have to find the diet that you are best adapted or least maladapted. We are obviously not well adapted to refined foods (refined sugar is just a subset of this category). The 'newness' of a food is correlated to how well we are adapted to it. Some of us are not well adapted to grains or milk or soy simply because our recent ancestors (living during the last 5,000 years) didn't eat them. Some of us are not adapted to large amounts of meat and fat since our recent ancestors (living during the last 5,000 years) did not eat in that manner.

This is the logic behind having folks running an Elimination diet (to remove major MALADAPTIVE foods) followed by finding the proper metabolic diet (to minimize further mal-adaptations) PRIOR to treating their candidiasis. Note that whole foods are eaten throughout. The BEST diet to fight candida is the BEST diet to boost your immunity. This BEST diet is one that is whole foods, sans food allergens, and matched to your inherited metabolism.

Adaptation......... the key to enhanced immunity.

Mal-adaptation........... the harbinger of chronic illness.

Bob



Systemic fungal infections - Therapeutic Targets including CANDIDA

Posted by MAI on June 04, 1999 at 04:51:09:

In Reply to: Candidiasis - Immunity posted by RocketHealer Jim++ on May 25, 1999 at 05:51:29:

For those who are really interested about bacterial permeability and systemic fungal infections this is a super while simple reading.



Re: Systemic fungal infections - Therapeutic Targets including CANDIDA (Archive in Candida)

Posted by Walt Stoll on June 05, 1999 at 10:22:14:

In Reply to: Systemic fungal infections - Therapeutic Targets including CANDIDA posted by MAI on June 04, 1999 at 04:51:09:

Thanks, MAI.

I appreciate your contribution!

Namaste`

Walt



Re: Systemic fungal infections - Therapeutic Targets including CANDIDA

Posted by
KNK OTCHERE on November 03, 1999 at 10:03:57:

In Reply to: Systemic fungal infections - Therapeutic Targets including CANDIDA posted by MAI on June 04, 1999 at 04:51:09:

Am doing a research on fungal target & antifungal drug could you give me some info please

thanks yours truelly

KNK OTCHERE



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