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Candida overgrowth explained

The real cause of Candidiasis

March 27, 20246 min read

The real cause of Candidiasis and how to control it naturally!

One of the most difficult organisms to diagnose and reach homeostasis with in todays world is Candida Albicans. Many are familiar with this organism, especially women. C. Albicans is a yeast that is part of the normal flora of the entire digestive tract and commonly found in the genital and urinary organs. By six months of age, 90% of infants test positive for Candida. It falls into the class of opportunistic organisms and exists in a competitive environment with other organisms to control its growth. This equilibrium in the gut and genitourinary tract can be disrupted by changes in pH, high levels of simple sugars, hormone imbalance, antibiotic exposure and presence of toxins and drugs such as steroids. With this said, Candida is part of our natural biology as a mechanism of homeostasis, so it grows on demand as PART of those mechanisms to keep harmful components from doing further damage. To accomplish this, it has the capability to burrow through the walls of the intestine, enter the blood stream and make its way throughout the body. This has been seen by the uninformed as invasive and made Candida out to be a “bad” pathogen, but it’s actually the opposite, as I will explain.

Candida on petri dish

There are a variety of tests practitioners use attempting to diagnose yeast proliferation such as stool, blood and live blood cell tests. Because these tests are not reliable, practitioners and individuals often rely on common symptoms associated with the gastrointestinal, genitourinary, endocrine and/or the neurological systems. This list includes: thrush, indigestion, acid reflux, abdominal gas and bloating, diarrhea, constipation, rectal itching, vaginitis, headaches, migraines, excessive fatigue, irritability dizziness, itching, acne, eczema, athlete’s foot, sinus inflammation, persistent cough, sore throat, earache, pre-menstrual syndrome, low sex drive, muscle weakness, sensitivity to fragrances and/or other chemicals and last but not least chronic pain. What a list! This broad list is significant and the Allopathic community will say it’s indicative of the toxicity associated with Candida. But we’re going to look at this through another lens.

An often used treatment strategy includes killing the Candida “overgrowth”. In Allopathy, pharmaceutical anti-fungal agents are commonly used. Amphotericin B is one that is administered intravenously which can cause serious multi-organ damage and result in death. Other classes of these drugs have effects ranging from mild nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, headache, dizziness and skin rash to severe blistering, bruising, jaundice, seizures, bone marrow suppression, gastrointestinal, liver, kidney and central nervous system toxicity. In the natural health realms non-pharmaceutical approaches to killing or limiting the growth of Candida are used but have not been well-researched. Hmmm I wonder why that is? But grape seed extract had comparable activity to Miconazole in suppressing C. Albicans growth. Independent studies of a silver product called ACS200® demonstrate “complete kill” against Candida in less than 3 minutes. Even with mega doses of ACS200®, there were no toxic signs observed.

Why fungal organisms would proliferate in the first place

Mercury, lead, cadmium, arsenic, pesticides, insecticides, dioxins, phthalates, VOCs ,and PCBs are just some of the foreign substances that have created an excessive toxic body burden of harmful chemicals. Of all the toxins, mercury is the most destructive to the neurological and endocrine systems. It is a deadly mutagen causing DNA damage. Mercury contributes to or causes many illnesses including Autistic characteristics, what they view as “auto-immune” diseases (the body doesn’t attack itself!), Alzheimer’s disease, cancers, heart disease, endocrine problems, and neurological and behavioral disorders.

Murray and Kidby (1975) demonstrated that specifically Mercury is incorporated into the cell wall of yeast. This is the key to the supposed toxic effects of candidiasis and the basis of the Herxheimer reaction one experiences. So, let’s get this straight! The body gets exposed to unnatural metals and man made chemicals. In its wisdom it sequesters and encapsulates these by storing in low blood supply areas and proliferating parasites to digest them. The low blood supply areas keep them out of circulation where minimal damage can happen and the opportunistic organisms after reproducing rapidly have internalized the metals, while concurrently keeping them OUT of your cells. That sounds like a solution to a problem, not the problem itself. 

Not convinced yet? The list of symptoms associated with candidiasis is the same list of symptoms associated with mercury toxicity! So, which came first? It’s actually a Candida-Mercury cycle that needs to be understood. Suppose a kill only protocol was used such as stated above (even using a non-pharmaceutical) attacking the fungal proliferation without addressing the mercury? The dying organism would release its contents before excretion resulting in re-exposure. Mercury being released from dying cells is extremely toxic to surrounding tissues. Therefore, it is impossible to manage candida overgrowth without removing the toxic burden of mercury and any of the above mentioned chemicals with in it.

So whats the solution?

We need to consider the real cause of a fungal proliferation. Our body is designed to intelligently reach homeostasis at every moment. It is always doing what is in our best good, given the circumstances. In the case of Candida, the solution is not to kill the organism that is there to remedy toxic exposure. This is why protocols for Candida “overgrowth” are VERY ineffective and harmful to the bodies own wisdom. Candida is not the villain, the foreign material that is harmful to health including mercury exposure is. You do yourself a disservice by only trying  to control the Candida, which is part of the solution. We do well to dig deeper and look at how to reduce our body burden of heavy metals and other man made chemicals while reducing our exposure. THEN, the funguses will retreat since they have no job to do and nothing to eat. They reduce in numbers, just enough to go back to their corner while ready to quickly reproduce if needed.


In urine challenge studies, a nano sized zeolite increased urinary output of mercury, lead and other toxic metals by several thousand percent. Extremely toxic mercury levels were in the urine of patients while taking nano zeolite who had undetectable mercury levels in their baseline urine.

These results indicate how difficult it is for the body to remove mercury and other toxins without an effective chelator. Traditional chelating agents have limitations in safely removing heavy metals. Agents such as EDTA have a high affinity for essential nutrient minerals such as calcium and remove them simultaneously with toxins. If not carefully monitored, this can be dangerous causing rapid muscle weakness and potential heart damage. Additionally, having a weak bond, these chelating agents can pull out mercury from the tissues, for instance, and then drop it into the bloodstream where it can redeposit in the brain or other vital organs. 

There IS, however, a natural undigestible mineral that is the strongest chelator we know of. That mineral is zeolite, as mentioned earlier. Zeolites irreversibly magnetically bind toxins, making them harmless, then safely remove them through the urinary tract. This prevents mercury from being recycled into other Candida cells. 

MasterPeace Nano Zeolites and/or MasterRestore zeolite formula made by Human Consciousness Support will irreversibly bind and excrete the mercury associated with Candida “overgrowth”, the mycotoxins released from funguses, as well as any other positively charged toxin, which is the reason for the candida to proliferate in the first place. Not only that, the Marine plasma in MasterPeace, and Fulvic acid in MasterRestore offer bio-available minerals to take the place of the heavy metals so the cells can immediately reach homeostasis.


Author: Teri Lynn; Holistic Health Consultant, Mind/Body Nutrition Coach certified in Eating Psychology, Degreed Communications Facilitator, Podcaster, Writer.

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