This article first appeared in the February 2017 issue of Austin All Natural magazine.
© 2018, Austin All Natural
CANDIDA CATCH-22 Can a fungus be good for you?
by Michael Abedin
Oh my Candida
We could make it together
– Tony Orlando and Dawn, Candida
In Joseph Heller’s 1961 World War II novel Catch-22, American bomber crews keep having the number of insanely dangerous missions they have to fly raised, right before being relieved. Only way out of flying the extra missions is to go to the flight surgeon and ask to be declared crazy and unfit for duty.
There’s a catch, though – Catch-22. Asking not to fly them is the act of a rational mind, which means you’re not crazy, so you get sent back to duty.
According to some researchers, there might be a Catch-22 going on in your body if you’ve been battling candida – particularly if you’ve been exposed to mercury poisoning.
There’s no question mercury is toxic.
Strangely, there’s controversy over getting rid of it – but that’s not the catch.
According to one school of thought, mercury damages a cell’s energy production and its ability to detoxify itself. The cell grows weak, can’t function properly, and may die unless it gets help.
Unfortunately, the help often comes in the form of bacteria or fungi that can bond large amounts of mercury within their cell walls. You then have to deal with a pesky, chronic fungal infestation, however, like Candida albicans, usually thought to be from consuming too much sugar or yeasty things, or taking antibiotics that kill off beneficial bacteria that keep it in check.
If you’ve rigorously avoided those foods and would only take an antibiotic if your life quite literally depended on it and you still have candida, after trying every cleanse and remedy there is – it may be doing you a favor by gobbling up its own weight in mercury.
Wait, you say – you never had amalgam fillings, or had them removed. If, however, your parents had them, if you (or they) received vaccinations with thimerosal as a preservative, or if you had amalgam fillings removed without strict precautions, you could still have toxic levels.
Here’s the catch.
Leaving candida alone to get rid of mercury is sort of like hiring Hell’s Angels to do security at a rock concert – you may have a whole new set of problems on your hands. Once a candida cell gets full, it may toss the mercury out the back door, but it also may release it, in more toxic forms.
Manage to get rid of candida, and you’re back to dealing with mercury, starting another round of candida, unless and until you get rid of the mercury, too. Get rid of either of them too quickly, and your system may go into overload. (That might even be a Catch-23.)
Dr. Matthew Carpenter of Transcend Dental Health uses state of the art technology to remove mercury and other heavy metals from a patient’s mouth without exposure to patients or staff, following it with intravenous Vitamin C therapy, acupressure, and dietary counseling to reduce further exposure.
He then offers a comprehensive program to eliminate mercury from a patient’s entire system by ramping up the immune system, naturally and safely supporting excretion with vitamin C, R-Lipoic acid, glutathione, natural binders for eliminating toxins from the bowel, and phytonutrient antioxidants.
The elimination program uses what Carpenter calls “the highest efficiency delivery vehicle in medicine right now – liposomal delivery. Liposomes are made of phospholipids – the basic building block of cell membranes – with encapsulated nutritional compounds enclosed, making them more bio-available than other delivery vehicles like traditional pills and herbs. This means you actually get more of the product into your cells.”
Getting the mercury – and lead, aluminum, and other metals – out of your system can free up your immune system to deal with candida and other chronic conditions.
Carpenter, in fact, agrees with a statement by Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, PhD, a leading researcher of metal toxicity and its connection with chronic infections, illness, and pain. “As soon as anybody has any type of medical illness or symptom, whether physical or emotional, amalgam fillings should be removed and mercury residues should be eliminated from the body, especially the brain.”
And, yes, there really was a hit song called Candida in 1970, by Tony Orlando and Dawn – and once you’ve heard the lyrics, nothing will eliminate them from your brain.
Dr. Matthew Carpenter of Transcend Dental Health uses drill-free air abrasion, ozone therapy, natural alternatives to antibiotics, non-surgical treatment of gum disease, safe mercury removal, and natural heavy metal elimination using liposomal delivery.
(512) 255-3618, www.tdhtx.com