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Dysbiosis (also called dysbacteriosis) refers to a condition with microbial imbalances on or inside the body. Dysbiosis is most prominent in the digestive tract or on the skin, but can also occur on any exposed surface or mucous membrane such as the vagina, lungs, mouth, nose, sinuses, ears, nails, or eyes. It has been associated with different illnesses, such as inflammatory bowel disease, as imbalances in the intestinal microbiome may be associated with bowel inflammation.and chronic fatigue syndrome.

Microbial colonies found on or in the body are normally benign or beneficial. These beneficial and appropriately sized microbial colonies carry out a series of helpful and necessary functions, such as aiding in digestion.They also protect the body from the penetration of pathogenic microbes. These beneficial microbial colonies compete with each other for space and resources.

When this balance is disturbed, by such diverse things as repeated and inappropriate antibiotic exposure or alcohol misuse, these colonies exhibit a decreased ability to check each others’ growth. This can lead to an overgrowth of one or more of the disturbed colonies which then may damage some of the other smaller beneficial ones.

This type of situation often instigates a vicious cycle. As more beneficial colonies are damaged, making the imbalance more pronounced, more overgrowth issues occur since the damaged colonies are less able to check the growth of the overgrowing ones. If this goes unchecked long enough, a pervasive and chronic imbalance between colonies will set in, which ultimately minimizes the beneficial nature of these colonies as a whole.

Microbial colonies also excrete many different types of waste byproducts. Using different waste removal mechanisms, under normal circumstances the body effectively manages these byproducts with little or no trouble. Unfortunately, oversized and inappropriately large colonies, due to their increased numbers, excrete increased amounts of these byproducts. As the amount of microbial byproducts increases, the higher waste byproducts levels can overburden the body’s waste removal mechanisms.It is the combination of these two negative outcomes that causes many of the negative health symptoms observed when dysbiosis or “ candida” is present.



Developing new allergies (e.g.. to foods) as you grow older; always tired, poor digestion, gas, heartburn; sugar cravings, irritable, frequent headaches; poor memory, “fogged in” feeling, dizziness, recurring depression, vaginal infections, menstrual difficulties, prostatitis, urinary tract infections, infertility, hay fever, postnasal drip, habitual coughing, catch colds easily, sore throat, athlete’s foot, skin rash, psoriasis, cold extremities, arthritis-like symptoms, feel miserable in general. If you have some combination of these symptoms then you’ve got candidiasis.

What is the main cause of Candidiasis?

Eating a diet high in highly refined carbohydrates, drinking soda pop, eating a diet high in sugars of all kinds, and the intake of Aspartame, combined with stress, cause a thick coat of mucus and impacted food residue in the intestines, which combines to form on the walls of the large intestine.  Not only does this encrusted matter contribute to further dysfunction of the colon, but, according to Bernard Jensen, D.C., in his boldly illustrated book, Tissue Cleansing through Bowel Management, disease actually begins here because toxins are absorbed to cause malnutrition of our body cells while absorption of nutrients is prevented.

Candida albicans, a normal inhabitant of a healthy colon, prefers to live in this toxic filth where it is warm, putrid, and lacking in oxygen. Consequently, this family of yeast does well in most colons. In many cases, as noted by Trowbridge and Walker in The Yeast Syndrome, they become so prolific that they escape the confines of the intestinal tract and cause havoc throughout the rest of the body.

According to a research pioneer, C. Orian Truss, MD, in a paper published in a 1978 issue of The Journal of Orthomolecular Psychiatry, Candida albicans proliferates in the intestines because of several factors, including stress, lowered immune system, antibiotic overuse, oral contraceptives, and use of cortisone or prednisone. It can change from the harmless non-invasive, sugar fermenting yeast like organism to the mycelial, or fungal, form with long, root like structures that can penetrate the membrane lining of the digestive tract.

If an individual can restore proper colon hygiene, the Candida will, instead, retreat to their former subdued state. Dr. David Soil, a University of Iowa biologist reported in a 1985 Science magazine article that Candida albicans is capable of changing from benign to virulent and change back to benign. In many cases, when the Candida returns to the benign form, the immune system will clear Candida from the rest of the body. Without paying close attention to the restoration of proper colon cleanliness, the immune system will be forced to continually battle Candida and its toxins.



You may be under the impression that parasites are rather harmless and can only do severe damage in very exceptional cases. After all, one hardly ever hears of people becoming blind because parasites have damaged their eyes, or that parasites have lodged in someone’s brain, causing severe mental and neurological problems.

Many believe that North America is a clean country that has effective sanitation methods that prevent the spread of parasites. The predominant misconception is that parasites are a problem for tropical and third-world countries and not for the U. S. In reality, nothing could be further from the truth. These freeloaders are the cause of an unknown epidemic that plagues a great number of people throughout the world, including the U.S. Let’s look at some facts:

According to the publication in 1995 “Parasitic Diseases” it states the following rate of infection per species. 

  • Nematodes (Round Worms)                  1 billion individuals
  • Cestodes (Tape Worms)                   300 million individuals
  • Tremadodes (Flukes)                        300 million individuals
  • Protozoa (Amoebas)                              1 billion individuals
  • Arthropods (Insects parasites)           500 million individuals

As reported by the Parasitologist, Omar Amin, Ph.D.: In a five star restaurant, samples were taken from under the fingernails of the entire staff and 100% of them tested positive for feces under their nails.

Parasites can be microscopic in size or can stretch 30 feet or longer. When most people think of parasites, they visualize tapeworms, hookworms, roundworms and flatworms. The Centers for Disease Control says that tapeworm infection has doubled in frequency within the past 10 years. This is most likely due to the consumption of undercooked beef. Fleas have been known to carry tapeworms, so it’s possible to get them if you have pets. Hookworms can be contracted from walking barefoot on infected soil. Roundworms average 6 to 18 inches in length and can lay thousands of eggs each day. They can actually block the intestines! Roundworm infection is abundant in meat-eating cultures. One type of flatworm, a fluke, can live in the intestines, liver, lungs or blood. Trichina is a tiny worm that infects pigs. The larvae; after burrowing into the intestinal wall enters the blood vessels. The blood carries the larvae to the muscle fibers where these worms live and grow.

Although most people think of visible worms when parasites are mentioned, microscopic parasites are a huge problem. Worms, such as the hookworm, attach themselves to the intestinal wall and live of the host’s blood, Microscopic parasites do not live off their host as such, but can thrive on processed foods, and their excretion can cause serious problems within the human body. The CDC considers Giardia the number one waterborne disease.

Giardia is one of the many microscopic organisms that can greatly interfere with physical and mental functioning. This parasite can coat the intestinal wall, inhibiting digestion and assimilation.

The immune suppressive toxins (Lectins) of pathogenic amoebas such as Blastocystis hominis, Giardia lamblia, Entamoeba histolytica can cause numerous symptoms which are not associated with parasites. Unfortunately, these Lectins can effect the exact areas of the body where one already has a constitutional (genetic) weakness.

Other conditions such as allergies, arthritis, asthma, or even nerve disorders can often be directly linked to parasite infections. Parasite infestations can also be completely asymptomatic. This does not make them less hazardous. It was also found that Lectins can block the “neuro transmitter upside take” to the brain. Some of these poor patients may just end up on Prozac.

Many food allergies are usually caused by chronic amoebiasis infestation which can perforate the intestinal wall that enables larger food particles to prematurely enter into the blood stream, which then causes an immune response and subsequent histamine release leading to symptoms. Also fungus with “cork screw like roots” can be the cause of this problem. An overgrowth of yeast and fungus called candida albicans which occurs naturally in every mucous membrane of every human body often overgrows during a parasite infection because of Disbiosis. Conventional parasitic treatments, because of their antibiotic properties, can contribute to an overgrowth as well.

How Can I Get Parasites?

Parasites can be contracted by eating undercooked beef, pork, fish or other flesh foods, walking barefoot on infected soil, through sex and casual contact, being by flies, mosquitoes and animals eating unclean raw vegetables, drinking infected water, close contact with cats, dogs or other pets, and simply contacting filthy environments through breathing or touching. There is an increased danger of contracting parasites when traveling to tropical and/or underdeveloped countries. The rise in immigration, especially from these areas, also contributes to the epidemic in the U.S. In Brazil, American Trypanosomiasis causes 30% of adult deaths. The World Health Organization categorizes parasites as among the six most harmful infectious diseases in humans. The fact is that parasites outrank cancer as the number one killer in the world today.

 “The influx into this country of food grown around the world, as well as the popularity of ethnic foods such as sushi and sashimi, which are uncooked or undercooked, also contributes to the spread of parasites.”

The most common mode of transmitting parasitic infections is through direct fecal-oral contamination. For example, the global incidence of the disease giardiasis, caused by the Giardia lamblia protozoa, is estimated at 30 percent. Giardia lamblia is a highly contagious parasite and can be carried by virtually any species—wild animals, cats and dogs, as well as people. Giardiasis is particularly serious among those who live in institutions and overcrowded communities and can be spread by drinking or swimming in feces-contaminated water, and from person to person, or animal to person contact.

Problems claimed to be caused by parasites include: hypoglycemia; indigestion; lack of energy; colitis; back pain; headaches; acne and other skin problems; poor assimilation; nausea; vomiting; spaciness; weight loss; weight gain: intestinal sprue (malabsoption): a feeling of fullness in the stomach; uncontrolled appetite; gas; and much more. Some researchers state that the waste material produced by flukes is extremely carcinogenic and contributes to the formation of cancer. The waste material from just one tapeworm can make someone ill. Microscopic parasites can cause arthritis-like symptoms. Some call parasites “The Great Masqueraders.”

The most common intestinal symptoms include bloating, diarrhea, flatulence, cramps, constipation, maldigestion, and malabsorption. Less frequently a patient may experience bleeding, irritable bowel, ulcerative colitis, leaky gut, and excess mucus secretion. Extra-intestinal symptoms often include fatigue, allergies, nausea, nervous/sensory disorders (memory loss, brain fog, irritability, poor coordination), skin disorders, pain, and muscle problems. Less frequent extra-intestinal symptoms may include fever, headache, immune deficiency, insomnia, weight changes, respiratory and hepatic symptoms, and peritonitis.

Whether you are suffering from candida or parasites or any abnormal intestinal condition, it is wise to focus on the root cause and what are the under­ly­ing mech­a­nisms that are caus­ing the condition rather than just treat­ing it symp­to­mati­cally. 

Each per­son is encour­aged to seek out a qual­i­fied nutri­tion­ist or other qualified healthcare practitioner in order to assess exactly which nutri­ents, herbs, home­o­pathics and nat­ural reme­dies; in which com­bi­na­tion; in what pro­por­tion are right for the par­tic­u­lar indi­vid­ual and are intended at treat­ing the root cause rather than just a symptom.