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Sinus Infections Caused by Fungus


Sinus Cavities

Sinus Cavities

Inflammation of the para-nasal sinuses, medically known as “Sinusitis” or “Rhino-sinusitis”, can be due to infection or allergy. Sinus infection is caused by either bacteria, viruses, or fungi.
Viral Sinus Infection always last for only short period then disappears.

Bacterial Sinus Infection is treated with antibiotics which carry the dangers of killing both useful and harmful bacteria. While it is effective in fighting bacterial infections, antibiotics are also responsible for allowing fungus to grow and upset body flora balance. If antibiotics are used too often for things they can’t treat — like colds, flu or other viral or fungal infections — not only are they of no benefit, they become less effective against bacteria.

Fungal Sinus Infection is the most ignored, but it is in most cases the tricky culprit. Fungal infections are responsible for a long list of very serious diseases and disorders. Fungi can invade various organs and switch between them. They cause great damages to the immune system. Fungal infections can be wiped out with anti-fungal diet (Take and Avoid certain foods), and anti-fungal medication, such as Triazoles. Taking anti-fungal medication and pro-biotic food is necessary on a regular basis especially after taking any course of antibiotic.

Treating fungal infections must be considered the first and most important line of action before considering any antibiotic medication.

Baking soda, cancer and fungus


Baking soda, cancer and fungus

Baking soda, cancer and fungus

First it is very useful and important to read the following study:

Bicarbonate Increases Tumor pH and Inhibits Spontaneous Metastases

Published by: US National Library of Medicine     National Institutes of Health

Cancer Res. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2010 Mar 8. Published in final edited form as:

Abstract

The external pH of solid tumors is acidic as a consequence of increased metabolism of glucose and poor perfusion. Acid pH has been shown to stimulate tumor cell invasion and metastasis in vitro and in cells before tail vein injection in vivo. The present study investigates whether inhibition of this tumor acidity will reduce the incidence of in vivo metastases. Here, we show that oral NaHCO3 selectively increased the pH of tumors and reduced the formation of spontaneous metastases in mouse models of metastatic breast cancer. This treatment regimen was shown to significantly increase the extracellular pH, but not the intracellular pH, of tumors by 31P magnetic resonance spectroscopy and the export of acid from growing tumors by fluorescence microscopy of tumors grown in window chambers. NaHCO3 therapy also reduced the rate of lymph node involvement, yet did not affect the levels of circulating tumor cells, suggesting that reduced organ metastases were not due to increased intravasation. In contrast, NaHCO3 therapy significantly reduced the formation of hepatic metastases following intrasplenic injection, suggesting that it did inhibit extravasation and colonization. In tail vein injections of alternative cancer models, bicarbonate had mixed results, inhibiting the formation of metastases from PC3M prostate cancer cells, but not those of B16 melanoma. Although the mechanism of this therapy is not known with certainty, low pH was shown to increase the release of active cathepsin B, an important matrix remodeling protease.

Baking soda, cancer and fungus

Natural News Network, Wednesday, May 16, 2012 by: Mark Sircus., AC, OMD

(NaturalNews) The cancer industry is closing in on baking soda and beginning to do research in earnest about sodium bicarbonate and how it is a primary tool in the treatment of fungus. Cancer is a fungus, can be caused by a fungus, or is accompanied by late-stage fungal infections, and now the Mayo Clinic confirms this. They are not the first to say so though. Many, even from the official world of orthodox oncology, recognize the similarities of cancer and fungal infections, the decay that ties these two together in a dance that all too often ends in miserable death.

The Mayo Clinic is saying that a fungal infection of the gastrointestinal tract mimics cancer and inflammatory bowel disease. The invasive fungus, Basidiobolus ranarum, is typically found in the soil, decaying organic matterand the gastrointestinal tracts of fish, reptiles, amphibians, and bats.

Patients with this fungal infection had non-specific symptoms such as abdominal pain or a mass that could be felt on examination. Before a conclusive diagnosis of the fungal infection was made, most patients were thought to have abdominal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease or diverticulitis. Surgical resection of the area of involvement and prolonged antifungal therapy successfully treated most patients.

Interestingly, a few years ago researchers at Johns Hopkins were surprised that the drug itraconazole, commonly used to treat toenail fungus, can also block angiogenesis, the growth of new blood vessels commonly seen in cancers. Tumor angiogenesis is the proliferation of a network of blood vessels that penetrates into cancerous growths, supplying nutrients and oxygen and removing waste products. Cancer researchers studying the conditions necessary for cancer metastasis have discovered that angiogenesis is one of the critical events required for metasteses to occur. In mice induced to have excess blood vessel growth, treatment with itraconazole reduced blood vessel growth by 67% compared to placebo. “We were surprised, to say the least, that itraconazole popped up as a potential blocker of angiogenesis,” says Dr. Jun O. Liu, professor of pharmacology. “We couldn’t have predicted that an antifungal drug would have such a role.” Itraconazole was found to reduce the numbers of circulating cancer cells, prevent the worsening of prostate cancers, and delay the need for chemotherapy. However, it has serious side effects when given in the necessary high dosages that include hypertension, low potassium levels and fluid retention. These side effects require treatment with other medications. Effects of high doses of itraconazole could lead to heart failure.

For two decades John Hopkins has recognized the increasing frequency of severe fungal infections in patients with neoplastic diseases. Most fungal infections are caused by the commonly recognized opportunistic fungi Candida spp and Aspergillus spp, and the pathogenic fungi Cryptococcus neoformans, Histoplasma capsulatum, Coccidiodes immitis, and less often by Blastomyces dermatidis. However, recently newer pathogens such as Pheohyphomycetes, Hyalohyphomycetes, Zygomycetes and other fungi of emerging importance such as Torulopsis glabrata, Trichosporon beigelii, Malassezia spp, Saccharomyces spp, Hansenula spp, Rhodotorula spp, and Geotrichum candidum have appeared as significant causes of infection in this patient population.

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Overview and Types of Fungal Infections


Sources and sites of Systemic fungal infections

Sources and sites of Systemic fungal infections

Lab Tests Online posted on its website this very informative article:

(Lab Tests Online is produced by The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC))

What are fungal infections?

Fungal infections represent the invasion of tissues by one or more species of fungi. They range from superficial, localized skin conditions to deeper tissue infections to serious lung, blood (septicemia) or systemic diseases. Some fungi are opportunistic while others are pathogenic, causing disease whether the immune system is healthy or not.
Fungi are one of four major groups of microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi). They that exist in nature in one of two forms: as unicellular yeasts or as branching filamentous molds (also may be spelled as “moulds”). Some fungi are dimorphic – they change from one form to another depending on their environment. While yeasts cannot be seen with the naked eye, molds can be seen as the fuzzy splotches on overripe fruit or stale bread, as mildew in the bathroom shower, and as mushrooms growing on a rotted log. There are more than 50,000 species of fungi in the environment, but less than 200 species are associated with human disease. Of these, only about 20 to 25 species are common causes of infection.

Most fungal infections occur because a person is exposed to a source of fungi such as spores on surfaces or in the air, soil, or bird droppings. Usually, there is a break or deficiency in the body’s immune system defenses and/or the person provides the “right environment” for the fungi to grow. Anyone can have a fungal infection, but certain populations are at an increased risk of fungal infections and recurrence of infections. These include organ transplant recipients, people who have HIV/AIDS, those who are on chemotherapy or immune suppressants, and those who have an underlying condition such as diabetes or lung disease.

Infections involving fungi may occur on the surface of the skin, in skin folds, and in other areas kept warm and moist by clothing and shoes. They may occur at the site of an injury, in mucous membranes, the sinuses, and the lungs. Fungal infections trigger the body’s immune system, can cause inflammation and tissue damage, and in some people may trigger an allergic reaction.

Many infections remain confined to a small area, such as between the toes, but others may spread over the skin and/or penetrate into deeper tissues. Those that progress and those that start in the lungs may move into the blood and be carried throughout the body. Some fungal infections may resolve on their own, but most require medical attention and may need to be treated for extended periods of time. Those that penetrate into the body typically increase in severity over time and, if left untreated, may cause permanent damage and in some cases eventually be fatal. A few fungal infections may be easily passed on to other people, while others typically only affect the infected person.
Fungal infections may be categorized by the part of the body that they affect, by how deeply they penetrate the body, by the organism causing the infection, and by the form(s) that the fungi take. Some organisms may cause both superficial and systemic infections.

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Successful Treatment for Vitiligo and Arthritis and Others


Successful Treatment for Viteligo and Arthritis and Others

Successful Treatment for Vitiligo and Arthritis and Others

I tried this therapy for myself and it worked great!
1- Sodium Bicarbonate 2xtwo teaspoonful daily
2- Bakery Yeast two teaspoonful daily
3- Itraconazole (Canditral 2x100mg tablets) for three months
4- Lean diet
5- Natural anti-fungal supplements.

Remember that numerous illnesses including cancers are from fungus inside your abdomen, chest, or even the brain and modern medicine is ignoring that for no reason.

Best Articles on the Wonderful Sodium Bicarbonate


Best Articles on the Wonderful Sodium Bicarbonate

Best Articles on the Wonderful Sodium Bicarbonate

Besides water, baking yeast, and the moringa tree; Sodium Bicarbonate must be one  the best friend for the poor.

The wonderful uses and applications of Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda) are so numerous I felt compelled to list the best articles on this subject in one post.

Your Body is Acidic. Here is What You Need to Do (The Real Truth behind Cancer that You Will Never Hear from Your Doctor)

cancerYour Body is Acidic. Here is What You Need to Do (The Real Truth behind Cancer that You Will Never Hear from Your Doctor):

Dr. Otto Warburg finished one of his most famous speeches with the following statement: “…nobody today can say that one does not know what cancer and its prime cause is. On the contrary, there is no disease whose prime cause is better known, so that today ignorance is no longer an excuse that one cannot do more about prevention.”

Otto Warburg won the Nobel Prize for showing that cancer thrives in anaerobic (without oxygen), or acidic, conditions. In other words, the main cause for cancer is acidity of the human body.

The real cause of cancer has been found long ago, by the Nobel Prize winner, Dr. Otto Warburg. Namely, he has discovered that the major reason for the incidence of all cancer types is, in fact, oxygen insufficiency.

This means that if the body lacks oxygen, the organism will become acidic and this will speed up the development of cancer.

Moreover, Dr. Warburg also claimed that cancer cells are anaerobic, meaning that they cannot survive in an alkaline environment (high in oxygen). Namely, without any exceptions, “All normal cells have an absolute requirement for oxygen, but cancer cells can live without oxygen. Deprive a cell 35% of its oxygen for 48 hours and it may become cancerous.”

What we can do to maintain the balance of our pH levels is to consume a healthy and balanced diet. pH balance is the balance of acid and alkaline cells and fluids in the organism.  Our body needs to maintain the  pH levels in the blood at an alkaline level of 7.365 in order to survive.

However, modern living has made all of us, especially Americans, eat dangerous, toxic, unhealthy, and acid-forming products, including processed sugars, refined grains, GMOs, and the like. These unhealthy eating habits cause detrimental acidic pH levels.

In the case of an imbalance of the pH levels, there will be an interruption of the cellular functions and activities in the body.

Moreover, it the levels of the pH slope to the acidic side, they will lead t numerous health issues, ailments, and diseases, from heartburn and osteoporosis to diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer. Furthermore, if this state of the body lasts for a longer period of time, it will accelerate the aging process as well.

In his book “The pH Miracle”,   Robert O. Young also claims that the main culprit for the incidence of numerous diseases is, in fact, the acidic state of the body.

Namely, all kinds of dangerous organisms that destroy our health, such as bad bacteria, viruses, parasites, or Candida survive and multiply in an acidic state, but cannot thrive in an alkaline environment.

Therefore, in order to prevent health issues and preserve your health, you need to take some measures and maintain the alkaline state of your body and the balance of pH levels.

Today, we will offer you a fantastic natural remedy for acidity that will help you eliminate all health threats:

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons of organic apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
  • 1/3 teaspoon baking soda

Method of preparation:

You need to mix the ingredients until the mixture begins to fizz. Keep adding baking soda until the fizzing stops. Next, pour the mixture into a glass of water. (8oz.)

Use:

Drink the prepared remedy all at once. You will immediately feel its beneficial effect, especially in the case of a stomach acid or acidosis.

This incredibly effective natural remedy will create an alkaline state of your body by neutralization of the pH levels, and will thus help you prevent all kinds of diseases, including cancer.

First it is very useful and important to read the following study:

Bicarbonate Increases Tumor pH and Inhibits Spontaneous Metastases

Published by: US National Library of Medicine     National Institutes of Health

Cancer Res. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2010 Mar 8. Published in final edited form as:

Abstract

The external pH of solid tumors is acidic as a consequence of increased metabolism of glucose and poor perfusion. Acid pH has been shown to stimulate tumor cell invasion and metastasis in vitro and in cells before tail vein injection in vivo. The present study investigates whether inhibition of this tumor acidity will reduce the incidence of in vivo metastases. Here, we show that oral NaHCO3 selectively increased the pH of tumors and reduced the formation of spontaneous metastases in mouse models of metastatic breast cancer. This treatment regimen was shown to significantly increase the extracellular pH, but not the intracellular pH, of tumors by 31P magnetic resonance spectroscopy and the export of acid from growing tumors by fluorescence microscopy of tumors grown in window chambers. NaHCO3 therapy also reduced the rate of lymph node involvement, yet did not affect the levels of circulating tumor cells, suggesting that reduced organ metastases were not due to increased intravasation. In contrast, NaHCO3 therapy significantly reduced the formation of hepatic metastases following intrasplenic injection, suggesting that it did inhibit extravasation and colonization. In tail vein injections of alternative cancer models, bicarbonate had mixed results, inhibiting the formation of metastases from PC3M prostate cancer cells, but not those of B16 melanoma. Although the mechanism of this therapy is not known with certainty, low pH was shown to increase the release of active cathepsin B, an important matrix remodeling protease.

1- Sodium Bicarbonate – Rich Man’s Poor Man’s Cancer Treatment

From: International Medical Veritas Association (IMVA)

We have recently launched the second edition of the Sodium Bicarbonate E-book. The main thrust of the first edition was on the use of sodium bicarbonate for cancer treatment. This vastly expanded second edition extends coverage into important areas of kidney disease, diabetes, treatment of flu and the common cold, and other areas of general medicine. Truly sodium bicarbonate is a universal medicine that is nutritional as well as safe and is of help no matter what syndrome we are facing. The E-book is at IMVA Publications. This authoritative volume is the only full medical review available on the subject.

Sodium bicarbonate (Baking Soda) is one of the most useful substances in the world of medicine. This site is a portal into the world of bicarbonate and how it can be used to promote health and help cure cancer, kidney disease and a wide range of acute and chronic illnesses. Sodium bicarbonate has been used for decades as an adjunct in chemotherapy and is used commonly in emergency room and intensive care wards around the world.

For more than a decade there has been work going on at the University of Arizona, using bicarbonate as a potential treatment for cancer. Sodium bicarbonate is a world class anti-fungal but its use is not limited to that effect. Solid tumor fungal infections are powerful, resist attack and adapt quite readily to pharmaceutical anti-fungal drugs. After all fungi love to chew on rocks and they eat mercury for breakfast so you got to hit them correctly in an all out frontal attack with sodium bicarbonate.

Sodium bicarbonate also dramatically slows the progress of chronic kidney disease. Sodium bicarbonate can be used safely at home orally and transdermally but should always be used with magnesium chloride for greatest effect in both cancer and kidney disease as well with asthma and diabetes. The two together make up The Ultimate Mitochondrial Cocktail.

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