candida

Candida Misdiagnoses: Identifying the Three Different Types of Infection

Wednesday, August 27, 2008 by: Kal Sellers
Tags: candida, health news, Natural News

eTrust Pro Certified

Delicious Pin It
(NaturalNews) Candida often gets lumped into one, rather vague category, which is seen abstractly as some saturation of the blood by this strain of the fungus we call yeast, which causes all sorts of problems from skin diseases to chronic fatigue to auto-immune and behavior disorders.

Even though just about everyone is talking about candida, no one seems to be talking very intelligently about it and, as one might expect, no one is having much success with it. The most successful diets for it actually leave you feeling awful and not healthy at all.

It seems that probably we have misunderstood the condition.

I have written two articles previously on NaturalNews.com exploring two elements of candida and today we are going to summarize those two and add a third element.

I am not going to revisit those other articles in detail, but rather will recommend that you select all articles by author at the top title of this article and look back for the two previous candida-related articles.

I will revisit these in brief.

The first kind of candida is a simple candida overgrowth. It may overgrow in the bowel and escape to the blood, it may get into the blood in other ways. It shows up in the blood in enough quantity that it could be called an infection. It makes the person sick.

Usually, this kind of candida problem is acute and when things stabilize, the body takes control of the situation and it is contained and normalized. This first appeared when antibiotics were first used routinely for infections.

While this form of candida is very easy to treat and can be cured totally in 3 days to two weeks, this is nevertheless what people are envisioning still when they talk about and attempt to treat other types of candida problems.

My first article, "Candida Control in Two Weeks" was precisely about this kind of candida and two weeks is actually the upper limit of how long I would expect it to take.

My second article appeared in response to dozens of questions from people suffering with "candida" but a very different kind of candida problem.

This time, candida was addressed as an allergy, rather than as an infection. True, it meets some criteria of infection too, but the immune system does not attack it, it actually just overreacts to its presence. Probably, the immune system is reacting to several other kinds of irritants and microorganisms as well because the immune system is sensitized for one or more reasons.

This type of candida problem is characterized by exhausted endocrine glands and immune response. Candida is a misnomer and candida is treated like it is the cause, which is not true. It may have participated in causing the problem, but alone there is no way. Likewise, treating it as a candida infection is delusional.

Rather, the damaged endocrine system and immune system must be addressed. My second article, "Candida Conundrum: Is it Allergies?" addresses this subject and type of candida problem.

Then, believe it or not, I started getting questions from people suffering from the third type of candida, which is what this article is about more specifically.

This kind of candida is by no means justifiably diagnosed as candida either. This is where the "candida" gets embedded in the skin. It probably is a fungus, but it is not certain which fungus it is and it also bears earmarks of an overreaction by the body discussed in the second article.

Embedded fungal growths appear as pustules or dermatitis or some persistent skin condition, frequently on the hands or face, which causes itching, discomfort and breakouts. Sometimes the sweat and skin will smell bad when this embedded fungus is present.

When the fungal growth gets into the skin, just like when it gets into the toenails, it survives because it can create a barrier from the blood/immune system when it gets there. Thus the treatment has to take this into account.

The treatment is both topical and internal. Topical treatments do not kill the deep skin fungus and internal treatments do not get to the upper skin. You have to do both and it takes a while (several weeks) to get the fungus to fully die off.

There are actually several effective treatments that I have encountered, but I will give you the one that I use most, which uses only whole herbs, which is my favorite.

The external application is for sale from Wind River Herbs (www.windriverherbs.com) , though it is not in their regular catalog, so you must call or email them to get them to sell it to you. It is called Miracle Splash. This product is worth an article itself, but for now we shall be content to say that it is highly useful for topical application for deep or superficial problems of all kinds and often relieves pain instantly on contact (something quantum about its action, no doubt).

I generally recommend applying the miracle splash to any affected area three times per day and skipping days if the skin gets sensitive (it does have cayenne in it, so it can be a bit hot).

For the internal product, we are thinking about dissolving the barriers the candida or other fungus builds for itself to contain itself from the blood. We are also clearing the lymphatic system of pus build up.

This process takes some time. We will also use herbs that draw to them the toxins and pus and infection, as well as herbs that heal the skin, repair the activity of the lymphatic system and feed the systems of the body that will be affected by the detox process.

As detoxifying formulas go, this one is not strong... unless you are using it for embedded fungus. In that case, it is very profound. It can cause a little discomfort as the fungus dies off.

I have always been a little suspicious of fungal "die-off" and have felt, instead, that it was just normal cleansing crisis and that the "die-off" was announced when the symptoms occurred to make the practitioner look smarter.

After using this formula, however, I became satisfied that die-off is quite real, at least sometimes. This formula causes it and it can be quite a strong experience.

The simple formula contains the powdered form of 8 herbs:

* 8 parts ginger root

* 5 parts slippery elm bark powder

* 3 parts plantain leaf

* 2 parts oregano leaf

* 2 parts beet root

* 2 parts turmeric

* 3 parts elecampane root (you may use burdock root if you cannot find elecampane)

* 2 parts marshmallow root

If ever there were an important time to get raw, whole, organic herbs of the highest quality, this is it, so choose wisely to get the most potency out of this formula.

This should be mixed together and then stirred into water each day, two times per day. Generally, I use two teaspoons per dose. I would expect to have noticeable results in two or three days, but would continue until the condition is gone totally and then add one week beyond that.

These herbs are harmless (indeed, many of them are food grade in any quantity), so they will do no harm, and as far as I am concerned they will do much good for almost anyone.

Thanks for reading.

Until next time,

Kal Sellers, MH

About the author

Kal Sellers, MH currently operates KalsSchool.com and teaches a 2-year curriculum for Natural Medicine, via live teleclasses.
Kal is a Master Herbalist and holds several other certificates and licenses for hands-on healing modalities. He maintains a current practice in the Atlanta area.
Kal and Traci have six children, the last four of which were delivered at home. They live now in Powder Springs, GA where they teach live classes on food and medicine. Kal is also a full time Chiropractic student.

Get breaking news alerts on GMOs, fluoride, superfoods, natural cures and more...
Join over four million monthly readers. Email privacy 100% protected. Unsubscribe at any time.


Have comments on this article? Post them here:

comments powered by Disqus

Take Action: Support NaturalNews.com

Email this article to a friend

Permalink to this article:

Reprinting this article: Non-commercial use OK, cite NaturalNews.com with clickable link.

Embed article link: (copy HTML code below):
Most Popular
Today | Week | Month | Year

See all Top Headlines...



GET SHOW DETAILS
+ a FREE GIFT

Now Available at ShopNaturalNews.com

O3 Essentials OraJuvenate™
A powerful, cleansing dental cream for maximum oral/dental health.
New Cancer Solutions
Over 3 hours of content covering today’s best cancer tests, how to kill cancer cells and the best diets and exercise routines.
Freeze-Dried 100% Organic Whole Corn
Our freeze-drying method preserves taste, texture and nutrients better than any other food preservation method ever invented.
Fenix TK35 Flashlight
Tough, waterproof, extremely bright and it’s touted to throw an 800+ lumen beam more than 1,000 feet into the night.
Inca Treasure Smoothie Pack
This pack of our four most popular superfoods from South America is the perfect combo pack for smoothie lovers.
Pink Himalayan Salt
This salt delivers significant levels of magnesium, zinc and selenium, with trace levels of dozens of other elements.
Pinhole Glasses - Aviator Style
Pinhole glasses are becoming famous for helping people improve their vision without the risks of laser surgery.
Oxy-Rich Facial Serum
O3 Essentials Jojoba Oxy-Rich Facial Serum is cellular nourishment for your skin. Helps smooth fine lines while enhancing tissue elasticity.
Freeze-Dried 100% Blackberry Halves
Our freeze-dried blackberry halves are grown in Serbia under strict organic standards.

Also on NaturalNews:

Health Ranger Videos
Activist music
CounterThink Cartoons
Food documentaries
FREE Special Reports
Podcasts
Colloidal Silver

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Support NaturalNews Sponsors:

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Most Popular Stories

Flu shot kills 19-year-old, but vaccine industry still has total immunity against lawsuits
Here's a nutty fact: Eating more tree nuts lowers the risk of all-cause death by up to 20 percent
Six important facts you're not being told about lost Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 now clearly a government cover-up: All evidence contradicts official story
10 other companies that use the same Subway yoga mat chemical in their buns
BLM fracking racket exposed! Armed siege and cattle theft from Bundy ranch really about fracking leases
High-dose vitamin C injections shown to annihilate cancer
U.S. treating meat with ammonia, bleach and antibiotics to kill the '24-hour sickness'
USDA to allow U.S. to be overrun with contaminated chicken from China
Vaccine fraud exposed: Measles and mumps making a huge comeback because vaccines are designed to fail, say Merck virologists
Battle for humanity nearly lost: global food supply deliberately engineered to end life, not nourish it
Diet soda, aspartame linked to premature deaths in women

25 Amazing Facts About Food

This FREE downloadable report unveils a collection of astonishing and little-known facts about the food we eat very day. Click here to read it now...

 

Resveratrol and its Effects on Human Health and Longevity - Myth or Miracle.

Unlock the secrets of cellular health with the "miracle" nutrient Resveratrol Click here to read it now...

 

Nutrition Can Save America

FREE online report shows how we can save America through a nutrition health care revolution. "Eating healthy is patriotic!" Click here to read it now...

The Healing Power of Sunlight and Vitamin D

In this exclusive interview, Dr. Michael Holick reveals fascinating facts on how vitamin D is created and used in the human body to ward off chronic diseases like cancer, osteoporosis, mental disorders and more. Click here to read it now...

Vaccines: Get the Full Story

The International Medical Council on Vaccination has released, exclusively through NaturalNews.com, a groundbreaking document containing the signatures of physicians, brain surgeons and professors, all of which have signed on to a document stating that vaccines pose a significant risk of harm to the health of children. Click here to read it now...

Health Ranger Storable Organics

GMO-free, chemical-free foods and superfoods for long-term storage and preparedness. See selection at www.StorableOrganics.com



Recommended Resources On:

Natural News trends
Health Ranger news
Natural News GMOs
Mike Adams tracker
Natural News photos
Natural News Global
Natural News in focus
Natural News connect
Natural News shocking stories
Natural News radar
GMOs
Quackwatch
Vaccines
Health freedom
Dr. Paul Offit

This site is part of the Natural News Network © 2014 All Rights Reserved. Privacy | Terms All content posted on this site is commentary or opinion and is protected under Free Speech. Truth Publishing International, LTD. is not responsible for content written by contributing authors. The information on this site is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional advice of any kind. Truth Publishing assumes no responsibility for the use or misuse of this material. Your use of this website indicates your agreement to these terms and those published here. All trademarks, registered trademarks and servicemarks mentioned on this site are the property of their respective owners.

eTrust Pro Certified Android app on Google Play

Sign up for the FREE Natural News Email Newsletter

Receive breaking news on GMOs, vaccines, fluoride, radiation protection, natural cures, food safety alerts and interviews with the world's top experts on natural health and more.

Join over 7 million monthly readers of NaturalNews.com, the internet's No. 1 natural health news site. (Source: Alexa.com)

Your email address *

Please enter the code you see above*

No Thanks

Already have it and love it!

Natural News supports and helps fund these organizations:

* Required. Once you click submit, we will send you an email asking you to confirm your free registration. Your privacy is assured and your information is kept confidential. You may unsubscribe at anytime.