RoundUp Herbicide Causes Severe Candidiasis

Environmental Poisoning:  How Round UP Herbicide Has Caused A Sudden Rampant Yeast Infection.

DSCO 1850Gardens and grass verges should never be sprayed with weedkillers such as RoundUp.  We are still being exposed to this terrible poison by councils all over the country who spray it around our pathways and parks on a regular basis.  There are better, safer methods of weed-control other than using RoundUp.  This is a photo of Dunedin Botanic Gardens where, I believe, RoundUp weedkiller is not used.

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I pray that all councils in New Zealand stop using herbicides around our towns.  There are safer alternatives, such as steam, and biodynamic methods, and homeopathic methods, which can be adopted instead.

My experience of being subjected to the herbicide RoundUp proves to me that yeast infections are very often the result of environmental poisons on the body.  RoundUp weed killer, and other herbicides and insecticides,  kill off the beneficial bacteria in the bowel, which means that the candida albicans organism has the opportunity to take over.

Environmental poisons such as RoundUp weaken your immune system drastically, starting with the reduction of the ‘good’ bacteria.  The whole system can be affected by poisons such as RoundUp, and very quickly too.  The whole nervous system suffers from the use of exposure to RoundUp.  Your eyesight, bones, blood pressure, skin, digestive system, hearing, and brain can all be affected.  Of course, sensitive people, which category includes children,  will suffer more than insensitive people.  Which is why this deadly poison should NEVER EVER be sprayed around lawns, houses, and streets where children often walk bare-foot.  We got no warning that this spraying was about to be done around our houses, but even with a warning we would not have been  spared from the damaging effects of this poison.

It is exactly a week since the council sprayed the herbicide all around the town, and all around the gardens and paths of our residential complex.

A few days after the spraying, I wrote about the immediate effects that this poisoning had had on myself, as well as those which my friend experienced.

The Vitamin C megadoses, plus homeopathic remedies, helped enormously during those first few days following the spraying.  But a week later, because of recontamination because of walking along the streets each day, and having the RoundUp still lying about our houses with no rain to dilute it, I have become very sick with an attack of candida.  Because the digestive system is affected, I now have to avoid using homeopathic remedies, herbs, cooked vegetables, coffee, etc, until the infection subsides.

Today, suddenly, the stomach pain became very severe and I felt that I would faint any minute.  Dizziness, pain in the head, blurry vision, nerve pain and nervous tremors, heart palpitations, and a racing pulse all manifested as a reaction to the RoundUp in our living environment, which we have had to put up with for a week now.

The yeast infection has affected every part of my system and I have had to resume the very strict candida diet, omitting all fruit, grains, potatoes and many other things.

I am taking non-acidic vitamin C in large doses – 1000mg-2000mg several times a day – around 8000mg on the first day.  I will reduce the dose by about half tomorrow.

I also took two 500mg tablets of Paracetamol in one dose, to quickly reduce the symptoms of poisoning.  A few hours later, I took just one more Paracetamol, with 1000mg non-acidic vitamin C.

These measures have brought the infection under control.

Unless I can persuade the council to stop spraying around our houses, I think I will have to move to a safer place.  I have not been exposed to such quantities of herbidice for many years now.  This is one hazard of living in a New Zealand country farming community – there is just not the awareness here of the danger of widespread herbicide use, compared to the  awareness which is growing in Auckland.

The first time they sprayed here was about six weeks ago, shortly after I arrived.  The symptoms were the same, with bone pain, dizziness, nausea, etc.  But with this second dose of RoundUp poisoning, six weeks later, I am suffering more severely, and the symptoms are longer-lasting.

My elderly friend did not realize the council had done any spraying around her house, and went out into her garden as usual.  She was barefoot, and waded into the area which the council had sprayed profusely, and which now, a week later, is totally brown and dead from the effects of the spray.  My friend got a terrible allergic reaction the next day, with swollen legs which were covered with a very angry-looking red rash.

The rash became a little better, but she has been wandering around on the grass near her house, bare-foot, and the rash came back again.  I was worried that she might get an infection in the skin, which was beginning to break in parts.  At her age, this could have been very dangerous.  She eventually went to the doctor to get an antibiotic, just in case septocaemia set in.

Read also Merrilyn’s post:  Round Up Poison Causes Sudden Toxic Reactions

Note:  The above treatment worked to remedy the sudden attack of candidiasis which had resulted from being exposed to the poisonous herbicide ‘Round Up’.  At the end of the first day, after powering into those 1000mg tablets of non-acidic Vitamin C, plus two doses of paracetamol, the attack subsided.  The following day I took another couple of doses of paracetamol, just one tablet each time, and took around 6 doses of 1000mg vitamin C tablets through the day.   I kept away from all fruits, cooked veges, grains, bread, biscuits, yoghurt, etc, which had the effect of starving out the candida.  I ate high protein food – that beautiful steak – for two days, by which time the infection was over. On the third day after the attack, I resumed eating a normal healthy diet, with fruit – and coffee too.  But I am avoiding yeast foods such as bread, and amping up the high quality protein and fat foods.

Now I am meticulously avoiding the areas around the town, and around my house, which have been sprayed with Round Up.  If it rains this weekend, the residues on the grass will hopefully be washed away.

And, after suffering many distressing symptoms, with much effort put in, and expense too – Vitamin C megadoses are not cheap –  I now have recovered from this deluge of Round Up spraying,  so my health should be perfect until the council come around to poison us all over again – in around 6 weeks’ time.

Herbicides should never be sprayed in public places.

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Here is a quote from my recent post: http://merrilynhope.com/sexism-ageism-racism-and-no-jobs-in-new-zealand-june-2013/

5th July 2013 – Unfortunately it appears as if the council are not going to stop the spray of RoundUp poison around our houses – weedkiller has been sprayed around the town and also about our flats.  Yesterday, I smelt the distinctive smell of weedkiller as I walked downtown.  It affected my breathing immediately and brought back the flu sumptoms.  Today, the weedkiller smell is very strong outside my flat. Best thing is to stay indoors to avoid walking in it and avoid breathing the fumes as much as possible.


Korean Kimchi Is Rich In Lactobacteria And Easy To Make

Recipe For Korean Kimchi

The other day, my daughter sent me a yummy recipe for Kimchi, which is a Korean fermented food, a little similar to the German Sauerkraut. Korean food  is one of the most healthy cuisines in the world, partly because of the Kimchi which usually accompanies it.  I rate Korean food at the top of the list of my favourites, along with  yummy Indian food and its wonderful spices. 

Dining out at our favourite Korean restaurants is relished by our whole family because of several reasons –

First, our Korean hosts are so friendly and welcoming, and the environment so clean and hospitable.  And secondly, the food is just great.  The price is affordable – around $11 or $12 for each main dish, and there is always plenty of it.  The Korean immigrants in New Zealand have certainly contributed much to our Auckland ‘scene’, and made dining out such an affordable pleasure.   I am grateful to my sons for beginning a new family trend – meeting for ‘Korean’ on a Thursday or Friday night.

So – I was excited to get a nice recipe from my daughter, for the Kimchi which we love so much.

Kimchi  is a bit of an acquired taste.  I think I was less keen on the Kimchi when our family first began eating out at what were to become our favourite Korean restaurants in Auckland, at least ten years ago.  But these days, we all head for the Kimchi as soon as it is presented on its dainty little china plates.

At the Nol Bu Ne on Wellesley Street in Auckland, and also at the Ill Mee, which is in Upper Queen Street, you are given at least two varieties of Kimchi, and a host of other tasty treats.  Around six or seven little dishes of accompaniments are put on your table before the main meal arrives.  There is always a sea-weed dish, and sauced potatoes, as well as the Kimchi, and our hosts give us a second helping if they see we have eaten one dish up before the meal comes.

Kimchi is rich in Lactobacilli bacteria, which help the gut to stay healthy.  These friendly micro-organisms provide valuable enzymes aid in the digestion of food, and have lots of other healthful nutrients besides.  Constipation is a thing of the past if you regularly eat Kimchi with your meals.

Of course, if you are currently treating a bout of candida which has taken hold, then you should not eat Kimchi until you have fully recovered.  Some people who are prone to candida infection may not be able to tolerate Kimchi or other naturally fermented foods for some time.  But, generally speaking, once you have conquered the candida, then eating Kimchi on a regular basis should prevent candida infections from returning.  This is because the Lacto-bacilli in Kimchi are a natural anti-dote to harmful bacteria.  Kimchi bacteria have an antibiotic effect on unwanted organisms in the bowel.

For Home-Made Kimchi, you can use virtually any vegetables, but the gist of the recipe is the cabbage.  The following is a fairly standard recipe:

2 heads of Chinese cabbage, or Napa cabbage.  You can use ordinary cabbage if you don’t have Chinese cabbage.

2 Daikon radishes, peeled and sliced finely.

4 or 5 medium size carrots, peeled and grated or sliced finely.

1 bunch of spring onions, chopped finely.

A large chunk of fresh ginger, scraped and grated.

1 cup of chopped garlic

1/4 cup of thick soya sauce

1/4 cup of honey

1 teaspoon chilli powder

1 1/4 cups of sea salt.

Method:  Roughly tear up your cabbage into bite-size pieces.  Cover with water and stir in one cup of the sea salt.  Re-stir the mixture around again in an hour, before leaving to soak overnight.  Next morning, drain off the brine.

Next step – add all your chopped vegetables to your cabbage, as well as the honey, soya, and the remaining 1/4 cup of sea salt.

Mix everything together, making sure that the honey and the salt has dissolved.

Next step – Bruise the vegetables with a wooden rolling pin, conserving the juice to add to the fermentation jar.  Place all the bruised vegetables into a wide-necked  jar, and press everything down well into the jar.

The essence of making good Kimchi is that the liquid always covers the product.  So check your Kimchi daily to make sure that it is weighted down below the level of the liquid.  You may need to make up a little more brine so that there is enough liquid to cover.  Use one tablespoon of sea salt to one cup of water.  The extra brine will dilute the flavour slightly, so only use this if you need to.

Keep a weight on the Kimchi while it ferments in a warm place, such as by the stove in the kitchen, or the hot-water cupboard.  And keep a clean tea towel over the top to prevent fruit-flies and other insects getting into it.

Leave the Kimchi to ferment for  up to a week, then put in the fridge with a lid on.

Begin eating.

 

Candida Quick Fix With Epsom Salts Still Needs On Going Modified Diet

Natural Remedies To Rid The Body Of Candida Without Antibiotics

Of course, you do need to consult with your doctor or naturopath or homeopath or ayurvedic practitioner before using any of these remedies.  And you would generally use only one of the following methods, depending on what your health practitioner suggests.

And after trying a ‘quick fix’ to eliminate candida, you need to still take care with the diet and avoid yeasts, alcohol, sugar, milk products and wheat as much as possible.

Remember that vaccinations and antibiotics can cause candida infections.  Even those flu jabs can weaken your immune system by interfering with the natural balance of organisms in the intestines.

I have found  some natural remedies which will tackle the onslaught of a sudden  candida infection.  They can reduce the  distressing symptoms of candida very effectively.

These remedies are epsom salts, castor oil, calcium ascorbate, and enemas.   Aspirin, baking soda,  garlic, and the kawakawa leaf, from the plant which is indigenous to New Zealand, are also helpful, but the first three mentioned are very quick to act, especially in conjuction with an enema.  Of course, there are many other remedies, such as  homeopathic thuja-echinacea, and herbs such as taheebo, or pau d’arco,  but I will talk here about the remedies which are easy to procure in New Zealand, and inexpensive as well – Epsom Salts, Castor Oil, and Calcium Ascorbate.

1) A Candida Quick Fix Using Epsom Salts:  This is very easy to do.  It works by cleansing the effete matter out of the intestines and other organs.  Rubbish hanging about in the body’s digestive process is a great breeding ground for candida.  Epsom salts also have an alkaline effect on the body and its digestive process – Making the body alkaline  through taking epsom salts for a few days stops the candida albicans from proliferating.  Thus epsom salts is  helpful in normalizing and balancing  the bowel flora again.

Dose For Epsom Salts as a Quick Fix For Candida:  Note:  If you have heart problems, or are unwell from any other disease, then you should not try this remedy.  Seek advice from your doctor.

If you are normally quite healthy, then an adult can take  a dose first thing in the morning, or last thing at night, of two teaspoons Epsom Salts dissolved  in about a pint of warm water.

Next day, repeat the dose with one teaspoon of Epsom Salts in another pint of warm water.  If you have a bowel motion soon after taking the Epsom Salts, then leave the next dose for a day or two.

Repeat for up to three or four doses taken over a period of four days to a week.  This should fix the Candida overgrowth.

You can take 2tsps once a week to help cleanse the insides and reduce candida.

I find that I do not have to follow such an extremely stringent anti candida diet if I use castor oil, or epsom salts, on a fairly regular basis.

2) Castor Oil As A Quick Fix For Candida:  This works in much the same way as the Epsom Salts cleanse, by removing the effete matter out of the bowel, so that there is no old rubbish left around for Candida albicans to breed in.  Somehow, Epsom Salts and Castor Oil do not affect the ‘good’ bacteria in the bowel, which makes them wonderful medicines in treating Candida complaints.

Take 2 tablespoons of castor oil with a cup of black, freshly made coffee, first thing in the morning, before breakfast.  You probably won’t feel like eating anything much after taking the castor oil.  When you do decide to eat breakfast, then eat something light, such as a boiled egg, or a bowl of oatmeal porridge with a grated apple – no sugar – no milk.  Fruit is not meant to be good for people with rampant candida.   I could not eat any fruit at all for a long time after becoming poisoned with asbestos and heavy metals, but these days, I find that eating fruit after taking castor oil or epsom salts works well to detoxify the body of any accumulated toxins and candida.

Wait for a couple of days, then repeat the castor oil dose.  This should fix most people’s candida overgrowth.  However, if your candida is the result of chemical poisoning, then you will have to take the castor oil on a regular basis – once or twice a week, depending on the level of your toxicity.  And you will need to be VERY careful to make sure you avoid all yeasts, sugars, wheat, and dairy products for a time.

If you suspect you have chemical poisoning, then seek professional advice from your health practitioner before tackling either castor oil or epsom salts.

3) A Third Method Which Is A Quick Fix For Candida is Calcium Ascorbate

Calcium Ascorbate is a non acidic form of Vitamin C.  This treatment works a bit like the Epsom Salts method because it makes the body alkaline.  Its effect is almost immediate, like Epsom Salts.  Calcium Ascorbate also works to neutralize toxins in the intestines, and to help eliminate those toxins out of the system.  These reasons make Calcium Ascorbate a very valuable natural therapy for treating Candida, and for helping to keep the body alkaline and free from disease.

1000mg once a day with a big glass of water is an appropriate dose for an adult.  If the infection is very bad, then you could take up to three doses a day of 1000mg each – just until the bowels start to loosen.  Then reduce the dose to between 500mg to 1000mg a day.

4) Using a Warm Water Enema helps to get rid of candida quickly.  You can use the enema in conjunction with any other treatment you decide to use. The enema works by washing out the debris from the bowel, so that  the candida organism has nothing to feed on.  Walter Last ALWAYS recommended the use of an enema – daily if necessary – to help cure any disease. I find his advice to be sound.  Cleaning the intestines with water does help with candida.  Dr Max Gerson is  another healer who insisted on daily enemas to cure his patients of any disease, including cancer.

For the enema, you can add half a small teaspoon of sea salt to around a litre of warm water.

Aspirin – salicylate acid – can be a great help, as can baking soda,  if you have a sudden attack of candida which causes pain in the stomach.  Both these remedies have an alkaline effect. Two aspirins can be taken with a big glass of water. Or a small teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water.  Use these  remedies only as an emergency treatment.  It is not good to take aspirin regularly, and nor is it good to use baking soda regularly. Both these things weaken the kidneys, so only use them occasionally .

Calcium ascorbate vitamin C will also address a sudden attack of candida in the stomach.  Interestingly enough, Dr Gerson used to use aspirin combined with vitamin C as a pain-reliever for his cancer patients.  He found that taking the Vitamin C (which I think was Calcium Ascorbate) helped reduce the toxic effects of aspirin.

Recommended Modified Diet For Candida

Most important thing is not to use reheated food, or to leave food for longer than a few hours in the fridge before using.  Freshly prepared food is best.

This is a version of the diet which Walter Last gave to me many years ago.

It is sensible to try to stick to a yeast-free, sugar-free, wheat-free and dairy-free diet.  No alcohol, no vinegar, no sauces.  Sometimes organic, unpasteurized, fresh milk can be good, especially goat’s milk.  But generally, it is better to lay off milk and cheese.  Soy milk, I find, is often no good because the soy beans have begun fermenting a little in the processing.  Beef, fish, chicken and lamb are good.  Eggs are good, unless you have a specific allergy to them

Avoid processed meats, such as ham, corned beef, salami, and the like.  These often have chemicals and gluten  in them which are not good if you want to correct candida overgrowth.

All green vegetables are good.  Raw celery is especially good for candida, as it contains a natural antibiotic-antiseptic and is powerfully alkaline.

Garlic is another good natural antiseptic for candida.

Avoid mushrooms – these are a fungus, which is a type of yeast, and all yeasts must be avoided.

Be careful of carrots and other sweet fruits at the beginning of your treatment.  The sugar in these can be problematic.  But once the infection has been stemmed, grated raw apples and carrots, and cooked carrots, should be OK.

All good oils such as sunflower, olive, grapeseed, and butter are OK.  Olive oil is especially good.

Freshly cooked rice is good, but be careful not to leave any leftovers more than a few hours before using.  Cooked mung beans I find OK, especially if plenty of garlic and celery are added.  Be careful of all sprouted mung beans and other seeds, as they can get yeasts growing on them due to the several days it takes to grow them.  If your infection is not too severe, then freshly sprouted and carefully washed mung beans, or alfalfa, should be OK.

Toxic Pesticides, Toxic Herbicides, Household Bleach, Detergents, and other strong chemicals should be avoided. These, like radiation, all affect the balance of yeasts and other organisms in our environment, as well as the human body.

I find that candida problems, which manifest in the stomach and the skin with me,  are almost always due to chemical exposure.  I am likely to get a bout of indigestion, with stomach cramps, within a few days of people spraying poisonous insecticide about.  I have noticed that the council’s weed killer, which they have only recently started to use in north Auckland, when the north shore council combined with the big auckland council, brings on the candida symptoms.

I believe everybody in the vicinity of the grass-side verges which the council have sprayed will be susceptible to candida infections.  Only, many people will not realize that the cause of their  sudden headaches, or flu-like symptoms, or lethargy, or bone aches, or stomach cramps, or bowel disorders, or depression, etc, is directly related to the round-up, or whatever, which has been sprayed at their door.  They will trot along to the doctor to get diagnosed with various complaints, possibly even with arthritis which has come on suddenly, when, in fact, many of these complaints will be due to exposure to toxic chemicals and radiation which encourage candida yeasts.

The Brodifacoum poisoning of the Shakespear Park in Whangaparaoa will have increased the incidence, I believe, of candida-related sicknesses in the region.

These chemical sprays or pellets,  as well as household fly spray, bleach, or chlorine cleansers, quickly throw out the balance of bowel flora, which leads to candida becoming rampant.  The candida overgrowth, in turn, lowers the immune system even more, after the toxic chemicals have done their work, so that you might be vulnerable to any flu or viruses which happen to be floating about.  You will be more susceptible to infection until you have  eliminated the toxic chemicals, and combatted the candida so that the  bowel flora is restored.

Epsom salts, castor oil, vitamin c calcium ascorbate, and enemas, will all help to remove the chemicals affecting you, as well as clean the intestines of rubbish.

Radioactive chemicals from the nuclear disaster in  Fukushima, Japan, will be affecting people’s health on a world-wide scale.  Radioactive chemicals are very damaging to the body, as we know.

But – It only takes a small change in the air temperature, in humidity, and the level of chemicals in the environment, for candida to become rampant in an environment.  The people of Japan and the countries close to Japan, will be affected  profoundly, I believe, by this unseen, phantom yeast, because it affects the natural balance of bowel flora, and consequently, affects the immune system.

Which is why, I think, a daily dose of calcium ascorbate vitamin C is a good idea, to allay the effects of radiation chemicals, herbicides, pesticides, etc, etc, in the environment.  Some things we have no control over, and so we have to do the best we can.

Candida Outbreak NZ May Relate Fukushima Nuclear Contamination

Cancica Albicans can be caused by Chemicals, Radiation, and Electromagnetic forces.

I have had several interesting letters of late to do with radiation from Fukushima and how it might be affecting health here in New Zealand.  You can read these letters in the COMMENTS under  my post entitled  ‘What foods can I eat to avoid radiation’.  Ange has submitted several letters worth reading, as they contain good information.

Funnily enough, this week I have had a sudden attack of Candida, which manifests itself in my stomach.  Stomach aches and cramps and skin problems are the early signs of Candida for me.  I haven’t had this for quite a while.  I usually get it when the neighbours spray poisonous chemicals around the garden, to kill weeds and insects.  It usually lasts for a couple of weeks, until I have cleansed the toxins out of my system, then my health returns to normal.

Insecticide, fungicide as well as herbicide were actually sprayed around my house environment several weeks ago, which made me very sick.  The stuff was close to my door where the gardeners had washed out their spraying gear,  and I could not escape the fumes at night.  I was very ill for around a week, and felt on the verge of collapse. So the current candida could be an aftermath of this.

I also have bought plastic containers to store household gear including books.  Plastics really disagree with me, and I find that having these, or cardboard boxes, in the room where I am sleeping causes candida  and restless sleep quite soon after they are introduced.  The plastic containers are actually in my storeroom, but this is still a bit close for my comfort, and I plan to put these into a garage soon.

However, a friend of mine has also suddenly ”come down’ with chronic candida.   She went to a naturopath to get diagnosed on a machine, which gave her a definite result of candida.  The naturopath said that it was a common problem right at the moment, and that many people had come to her recently with candida problems.  In my friend’s case, she is also suffering the aftereffects of Brodifacoum poisoning which the council did on Shakespear Park on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula last year.  30 tonnes of Brodifacoum were reported to have been aerially dropped on the Peninsula, in three divided spreadings of 10 tonne each.  After the event of Brodifacoum poisoning at Shakespear Park, 10,000 native sea gulls were reported dead along the nearby coast, and at Maraetai, which is not very far away as the ‘crow flies’.  These deaths were said to be a result of storms at sea, but I feel sure they had something to do with the Brodifacoum pellets which were dropped by air all around the park. Anyway – the point is that this Brodifacoum is a very potent poison which is used to kill rats and other rodents, and which is banned in many countries.  This stuff alone would be enough to affect your health and give you candida for a start, along with other illnesses, if you live within a few kilometres of where the poison was dropped.

Interesting that the council assured us that the poison would only be dropped on the park side of the fence, and not on the beach side of the fence, yet they organized for workers to walk along the beach to pick up any stray bits of Brodifacoum bait after the aerially drop had been done.  If the stuff had fallen on the beach at all, there was a chance it could be picked up so that sea gulls did not eat it – but if the stuff fell a few more metres away and into the sea, it could not be recovered by people at all.  Which would mean that sea-gulls would possibly eat it.

I believe that radioactive fallout could have also contributed to this recent outbreak of candida albicans in Whangaparaoa-Orewa,  New Zealand.  My guess is that many people in other countries miles and miles away from Japan will be affected by the radiation chemicals coming from Japan, and that this will be manifested first of all with classic candida symptoms, or ‘yeast’ problems.

Poisonous chemicals themselves cause the natural intestinal flora to ‘go hay-wire’, causing the ‘bad’ bacteria to proliferate so that they destroy many of the ‘good’ bacteria in the digestive system.  When we get too many of the  candida albicans variety we suffer ‘yeast’ symptoms which can range from headaches to diarrhoea to constipation to bone pain, nerve pain, stomach pain, depression, skin disorders and the like.  Arthritic symptoms are common with people who have on-going yeast-candida problems.

The other reason why the nuclear disaster in Japan last year could have made the candida problem worse, is that the extra heat from the explosions there, and from the nuclear reactors themselves, will be contributing to a higher-than-usual air temperature globally.  Global warming, generally speaking, is contributing to people succumbing to yeast problems, as well as a diet too rich in sugars, wheat flour, gluten, and fermented foods.

It only takes a fraction of a degree in temperature, higher or lower, for the regular, simple organisms to change their normal patterns of behaviour, and for new varieties of bacteria and other organisms to develop and proliferate.  Our bodies are not used to the new conditions which global warming, and insecticides, herbicides, and food preservatives, etc, are imposing on our immune systems.  Our bodies have to adapt to these new, strange conditions, such as the effects of radiation.  One of the very first signs of disruption in the way the body functions, is the candida problem, as this is one of the organisms which thrives in these new, toxic environment. Agricultural and household chemicals, radiation from cell phones, electricity transformers, micro-waves, TV aerials, radiation from Fukushima, are all factors which will be contributing to the prevalence of candida-related illnesses.

I have just read a report from  the NZ Herald, Thursday 23 March 2012, which indicates  that the radioactive contamination from Fukushima  has been poisoning the environment for the past year since the earthquake-tsunami in Japan.  This article is entitled:

‘Fukushima contamination detected 640km away in Pacific Ocean’.

This report is no surprise to me.  The report on radiation, which is from Salt Lake City, states that the Pacific Ocean has  radiation ‘readings of up to 1000 times more than previous levels, scientists reported’.  The article goes on to diffuse the impact of the news, with Ken Buesseler of the Woods Hale Oceanographic Institution assuring us that the cesium-137 levels are far below levels which are considered to be  harmful.  Yeh, right.  Your guess is as good as mine, except that I think I would prefer to follow my own instincts, which tell me that any amount of radioactive contamination in the sea and air is going to be a bad thing.  And 1000 times more than before sounds to me like quite a lot more.

Candida is a naturally occurring organism which lives in the digestive tract.  When our diets and environments are healthy, then Candida is no problem, and it lives in harmony with the ‘good’ bacteria in the bowel.

However, there are some things which  interfere dramatically with the natural balance of the bowel flora, and this causes sickness.  Radioactive contamination is one of them.  Radiation and electromagnetic forces from electrical transformers, cell phones and towers, and satellites, etc,,  and environmental pollutants such as pesticides, herbicides and radioactive contaminants cause a reduction of the beneficial bowel flora.  When  these negative conditions prevail, the beneficial bacteria are destroyed in great numbers, which  gives the opportunity for  the rogue  yeast, Candida Albicans, to gain  ground and proliferate.

This causes the yeast Candida to over-run the body, instead of it remaining in a healthy balance with the other bacteria in the intestines.

Candida, if left untreated,  can cause arthritis, poor eye-sight,  poor brain function, cancer, alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, parkinsons’s disease, and many other conditions.

Foods To  Avoid To Treat Candida:

The way to treat it is to lay off all yeast foods for a start.  Avoid all wheat products, especially bread.  Gluten is bad for candida.  No vinegars, and no  sauces, as these mostly contain vinegar, which is bad for candida.  No yoghurt. Avoid all alcohol. As well, you should avoid sugar, avoid honey  and very sweet fruits, until you are better.

Green vegetables which are alkaline rather than acid foods, good oils and butter, and all protein foods, including meats, fish and eggs, are considered to be good for most people in treating candida.  When protein is deficient in the diet, and too many carbohydrates such as bread are used instead, this can lead to candida.  So make sure you have a balanced diet, plenty of protein, plenty of greens, and eat plentiful amounts of raw celery.  This is very good for curing candida, as it helps to detoxify the whole system, and it is one of the most alkaline foods available to us.

Garlic is very good for curing overgrowth of candida.  So is calcium ascorbate, an alkaline form of Vitamin C.  NZ kawakawa is especially good.  You can eat 2 leaves per day as a  herbal supplement to help get the candida under control.  Avoid eating too many potatoes or sweet potato and kumara and carrots – Potatoes have a lot of starch which turns to sugar readily – bad for candida – and carrots are very sweet, which also feeds the candida.

Fasting for a few days on fresh raw greens and boiled water can be effective in getting the candida under control.

Castor oil every second day for a week or so will eliminate the candida very quickly.  Castor oil does not seem to affect the beneficial bacteria, which is helpful.  The same goes for epsom salts which is high in magnesium.  This can eliminate the candida very quickly without affecting the beneficial bacteria. You can take a desertspoonful in about half a pint of warm water first thing in the morning or last thing at night.  Take this every second day until you have gotten over the worst of the candida attack.  This should take only several days.  Then you can reduce the dose to once or twice a week, as a preventative measure.

Calcium ascorbate does the same – gets rid of the unwanted poisons and candida, without harming the good bacteria in the intestinal flora.  An adult can take between 1000mg to 3000mg per day  until you feel better from the attack of candida, then lower the dose to a maintenance dose of between 500mg to 1000mg per day.

If you are really desperate, then the occasional dose of aspirin can help.  Two tablets used on those rare occasions when the infection is rife can do wonders. Aspirin should not be taken daily, though, as it weakens the vital organs, especially the kidneys,  when used too often. Salt is another inhibitor of candida, but of course you should not consume too much salt. If you are not on a sodium free diet, then a wee sprinkle of iodized salt could be used on meals just until the infection has passed.  Iodine is another good thing to help get candida under control, as are the B vitamins.  Use a small dab or two of iodine on the soles of the feet, or on the scalp, twice a week. Take a Vitamin B complex which is yeast-free.

Celery and Tuna Detox Diet

Detoxification using Celery

I have first hand experience with asbestos, heavy metal, and formaldehyde poisoning.

This diet worked for myself when I was so seriously ill with asbestos and heavy metal poisoning that I almost died.

I don’t know anyone else at all who has done this diet:  I don”t think it would be advisable for cancer.

Chemical poisoning had occurred in my body so suddenly, that there was not time for cancer to develop.  The situation was a matter of life and death: There was not time to muck about with specialists, and so I had to quickly devise some diet which would keep me alive but not make my condition any worse.

I had cleared a burned out house and section which I had bought.  The house, which had an asbestos roof, and tons of lead paint, very common on Waiheke Island of yesteryear,  had burned down while under contract, and instead of taking this as a dire warning from spirit to leave the place alone, I bought the house for the section value, and set about clearing it.

This was certainly my undoing, and very near the end of my life.  My young son was also affected quite badly, as he had accompanied me onto the section every day when I went about clearing it.

After several weeks of clearing the exploded asbestos and melded plastic and paints, I was collapsing at the drop of a hat.  I had to stop going onto the property completely, and had to abandon the project of rebuilding the house.

I had ulcers in the soft tissue of my mouth and nose, and almost constant diarrhoea.  My digestion had  very nearly stopped completely due to chemicals and consequent candida infection.  There was almost nothing I could eat now.

Just the touch of a piece of fruit onto the mouth brought about a wave of thick, white candida thrush immediately, and this covered the tongue and sides of the mouth.  Bleeding of this tissue was the next thing to occur. I could feel the candida travelling through my whole digestive system after just a whiff of any sugar or fruit. The standard carrot juice detox was completely out of the question, as carrots are so sweet.

Anyway – after collapsing onto the street in busy Queen Street, Auckland City,  I was taken up to Auckland hospital. Collapse in Queen Street, where busy traffic vented out their lead-laden fumes, happened because my overloaded system simply could not take even a breath of any more pollutants.

I was lucky I had my son with me this day. He had already procured me some aspirin from a shop as I lay paralysed on the ground, on the street, by the time the ambulance arrived.  On Waiheke island, we had discovered that aspirin alleviated the feelings of collapse a little.  This had happened one afternoon when my neighbour offered me some aspirin as I lay in agony, unable to move off the floor.  Garlic was another remedial measure.  And Kawakawa leaves, freshly chewed, also worked to avert complete collapse.

Anyway, by the time we got up to the hospital in the ambulance, the aspirin had begun to work and I was able to walk in unaided.  A specialist saw me.  Without doing blood tests or blood pressure, he listened to my heart, which was still racing abnormally in an effort to rid the blood of the poisons.  He listened to my heart and told me I had a ‘condition’ called tachycardia, a condition which i would have to take medication for, for the rest of my life.

It might be worthwhile for people to note that I DID NOT HAVE A HEART DISEASE, YET THE SPECIALIST AT THE HOSPITAL WAS PROMPTING ME TO BEGIN MEDICATION FOR TACHYCARDIA.  I have not had tachycardia since I recovered:  I only had symptoms of tachycardia because of the asbestos, lead, mercury, formaldehyde, and other chemicals which i had ingested from the burned out house and section.

I believe that many people who have been diagnosed with certain conditions, especially heart conditions, do not really have these conditions for life.  Chemicals can bring on malfunction of the heart, liver, kidneys, nervous system, and brain, as well as give you cancer.  Often, detoxifying the body will restore the heart function, and that of the other organs, to normal.

I tried to tell him that i was sick because of chemicals, but he would not listen.  I knew my heart was healthy, as having 5 babies had put me through heart and blood pressure tests each time, and these were always healthy.

So – no one would listen to my reasoning.  No professional within my reach would help me or be able to help me more than myself, I was sure.   I was the one who knew what had caused this illness, and I was the one who would have to experiment and persevere in order to recover and get well.  Though at the time, I doubted that I would ever be able to eat normally again.

I sold everything up and went to Australia with my two younger children, where we lived simply in a caravan park and I struggled for my life. This was a period of much drawing, painting, reading, and building with Leggo blocks, for them. And a long period of recovery for me. However, I was grateful to be alive.

I discovered that the only foods, initially, which did not cause rampant candida to overtake my whole system, was celery and tinned tuna fish in oil.

Mostly, i ate celery – lots of it each day, with small amounts of tuna three or four times a day.

For a few weeks, this is all that i could eat.

After a bit, I found I could take small amounts of almonds, although in the beginning, these were slightly problematic in that the candida returned temporarily after eating these.

Other foods which were tolerable under very hygienic conditions were fresh lettuce and sprouts.  However, the problem with sprouts is that yeasts begin to grow on these the minute you begin soaking them.  And commercial sprouts have been sitting in their bags for a time, so they are riddled with yeasts.  Any food which had a trace of sugar or was yeast infected, proved to bring on an attack of candida, which consequently led me to collapse.

Eventually, after 6 months of eating almost nothing else except celery and tuna fish in oil, I got better.  After about this time I found I was able to eat almonds, lettuce and sprouts more comfortably.  Although cooked food was still better left until much later in the piece.  Eventually, I was able to eat cooked broccoli.  I remember this day – the first cooked food which did not bring on an attack of candida.

During all this time, I was using castor oil every second day to rid myself of poisons.  I did this for at least three months. As the time progressed, i think that I did not take it every second day, but I certainly took castor oil at least once a week.

Other things i found helpful were caprylic acid. This is not good to take for long periods, though, as it is hard on the kidneys.  Consequently, I took this only as an emergency measure, when something had given me an attack of candida.

Non-acidic Vitamin C:  Calcium ascorbate powder, which is a non acidic form of Vitamin C, was also really effective.  I took this every day – between 1000 mg and about 3000 mg per day.

Other aids were:  garlic, kawakawa leaves, and the occasional aspirin helped me through.  Aspirin was taking, like caprylic acid, only in emergency.  I found both these to be helpful, but both caused kidney pain, and so they had to be used with moderation.

And of course,, with the castor oil trearment, i used enemas as well – with small amounts of sea salt.