Kicking OUT the Critters!
by, 07-24-2012 at 09:00 AM (332 Views)
The more I read about how pervasive fungus is in our food system and in our environment, the more I am convinced that it really is at the root of many of our body challenges! Of course a healthy body pH is important to improve our overall "terrain", but sometimes you need to take ninja-like action.
Long-time T-Tapp Trainer Jane Heinrichs has been dealing with Candida and was sharing with me some of her progress (if you are too -- email Jane, it helps to have some mutual support); and, I've had my own challenges. Getting healthy means killing the fungus and the parasites that prosper when your immune system is down. Cancer is such a scary word, but often tumors are your body's effort to encapsulate an invader and contain it; when you see the body's wisdom and work with it, you can regain your health! There are many other conditions that are the result of built up toxicity and parasites too that you wouldn't naturally think of -- like joint pain! The body is such a miraculous machine and bounces back fast with just a little support.
There's not a lot we can do about the fungus hidden in our food chain unless we grow our foods ourselves and are very diligent shoppers; but we also will need full transparency about our food sources. Like anything in life, the key is to find a balance -- do your best to find healthy foods, create a healthy environment then learn how to deal with the margin of error that you can't control. Here are some tips and great products I've found (some recommended by Jane too) that can help you battle the fungus around us and in us -- especially during a hot, humid summer.
Mold and mildew cause health problems but this non-toxic spray kills 'em fast. It's called Concrobium Mold Control andyou can spray it on wood or drywall to kill black mold or you can put it into a fogger and the atomized droplets will get to places that are hard to access. Invented by two cool guys in Canada for the boating industry, it became very popular with hockey players to kill the mold in their sweaty uniforms. Mold Control creates a hard shell around the spores which chokes off their oxygen and it makes a surface slippery so the mold can't adhere to it. The best part about this product is that it is made from a human-grade food additive! It's totally non-toxic for people and pets but fatal for fungus.
I found out about Laminine about 18 months ago and I think it may be the future of self-care! If your immune system is compromised or you've taken a lot of steroids (which includes birth control pills) or antibiotics, your body's systems pay the price. Laminine is an extract from fertilized chicken eggs taken on the 9th day of fertilization when all the life force to create the chicken is present but the cells in the egg haven't started delegating themselves into bones, feathers, etc. Egg white is the perfect protein for the human body and this extract (called Young Tissue Extract or YTE) has 18 of the 20 amino acids our bodies need. LifePharm, the makers of Laminine, added the last two aminos and Fibroblast Growth Factor to create the perfect food to feed your stem cells. Stem cells are like wild cards awaiting an assignment; wherever the body has a deficiency or imbalance, your stem cells -- if they are healthy -- can jump in to help. By feeding them with the perfect food, you bring the body back into balance. People using Laminine have amazing stories related to almost every kind of body challenge; so even though it's not the Laminine that is doing anything but feeding stem cells, I like to say it's adaptogenic because it adapts to balance any condition. When it comes to overcoming the effects of fungus overload, Laminine can be a big help! Here's a television show from PBS with more information, and if you want to try it, click here. (You can buy direct without signing up, it just costs a little more.)
3. n-Fuzed Candida
Candida is a type of yeast that can grow out of control in our bodies creating all kinds of symptoms although we may not recognize the problem. I just ran across this new product with herbal extracts, homeopathics, and the energetic signature of candida (everything has its own unique energetic signature) to cancel out candida's frequency and stimulate the immune system's healthy response. In the lab, n-fuzed kills candida in a petri dish in three days! We are a bit different than a dish so you may need to adjust your diet for a while.
I also learned from Brandi Stewart, long-time T-Tapper, who does live blood reads for me that candida isn't all bad. If you have an overload of heavy metals, candida encapsulates them to protect the body! Find out if you have a problem with metals through MyMedLab.com with a urine or an hair analysis test. N-acetyl-cysteine is great for flushing heavy metals in our blood. So, get rid of those heavy metals AND THEN get rid of the candida. You can read more about n-fuzed here and this company has an even better price on it.
4. Coconut oil
I'm a fan of coconut oil for so many things but lately I've been using it on my skin and internally because of its natural anti-fungal, anti-viral, and anti-bacterial properties. Coconut has been widely studied, and one of the leading proponents is Dr. Bruce Fife . He notes that coconut oil works on fungal infections like athlete's foot and ringworm as well as being effective internally. Dr. Jon Kabara was one of the leading researchers about oils and health when political forces pushed for soy, corn and canola oils to replace coconut oil. Dr. Kabara discovered that the lauric acid in coconut oil was the key to its effectiveness. He actually created a supplement called Lauricidin for people who couldn't consume enough coconut oil to kill their internal invaders. Sadly Dr. Kabara died last year of old age, he would have been a great speaker for our Retreat! In the meantime, I'm using coconut oil inside and out to knock out any fungal infections I have -- and bonus -- my skin is soft and supple too!
5. Humic/Fulvic Minerals
Most people think of Humic Acid and Fulvic Minerals to increase energy but there's good research showing that it is effective as an antifungal, antiviral and antibacterial. Researchers in Glasglow, Scotland have tested fulvic acid as a way to kill oral yeast overgrowth (thrush) and break up biofilms that form in our mouths. It even seems to be effective against HIV! There's a plethora of research but we are just starting to scratch the surface of how they help the body. Used both internally and topically, all kinds of fungal and parasitic conditions are being brought under control with humic/fulvic therapy. I like our inter-oral spray of Humic/Fulvic minerals for internal use because you get so much more into the bloodstream directly (vs. being absorbed later in the digestive process.) Until August 25th, I'm offering our spray for 10% off to help everyone get healthy! Two other good companies for liquid versions that you can use externally are Optimally Organic and Supreme Fulvic which both ensure there are no added heavy metal contaminants in their products.
It is startling how much fungus infects our food supply -- whether it's in the foods we eat directly or is transferred to us from animals who are fed fungus-filled feed. Our monitoring agencies do little to protect us so we haveto get knowledgeable on our own. Hopefully some of these products will help you if you're having a health challenge and if not, they are great for general health maintenance and prevention too!
Added bonus -- here's a chart of ways to naturally get pesticides off your foods!
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