Candida and Aspergillus are common fungi that are pathogenic. Below is a pathological study that was conducted on fungal infections of the intestinal tract between 1981-1991.
J Clin Pathol. 1992 September; 45(9): 806–811; PMCID: PMC495110
Fungal infections of the small and large intestine.
R J Prescott, M Harris, and S S Banerjee
Department of Histopathology, Christie Hospital and Holt Radium Institute, Manchester.
AIMS: To study the pathological features of fungal infections affecting the lower intestinal tract (duodenum, small and large bowels).
Parasite Hype or Not?
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Several years ago I had a conversation with a nurse friend of mine who was complaining about having gastrointestinal disturbances along with Candida and other problems. It was an opportunity that I couldn’t pass up. I gently mentioned that parasites could be her problem. I asked if she bothered to check into the possibility of parasites. My friend gave me a sneer claiming, “The parasite thing is nothing but hype. I don’t believe the problem are parasites - it’s all hype!” Little did she know how wrong she could be. . . she owned a cat (months later I found out that her cat had been sick). I figured that this could possibly be one source for her problems and other possibilities had to be looked into. All animals carry parasites, but house cats and pet birds are notorious for carrying a lot of parasites. My friend didn’t want to believe in the possibility that she could be infected by parasites. I proceeded to tell my story of what I discovered. She listened with interests. Since that time I learned more than I ever wanted to know about parasite infections.
Realities Beyond Mites, Ticks, Fleas and Lice
I love animals of all kinds, but there are risks involved with owning pets. People love their pets so much that they naively ignore or disbelieve that their pet can pose health issues or vice versa. The rate of zoonatic/zoonotic (animal) infections appear to be increasing with crossing over to humans. Had I been aware of the possible risks of parasites earlier in life, I would have been a lot more careful with handling animals. Let’s face an obvious factor about animals that can’t be ignored. Animals lick their genitals and anus, often; they groom themselves and other animals; or roll around in dirt. Microscopic parasites and arthropods (insects/bugs) live on the fur of animals and within their feces. Among veterinarians and scientists, it no great secret that animals carry many parasites. Time for pet owners to have a serious wake-up call!
I’ll start by saying that colonic irrigation therapy is not for everyone, but it certainly was for me.
I had built up several years of unevacuated faeces sitting in my colon - rotting in my colon and making me sick and bloated. From years of taking anti-depressants (Paxil) in large doses I had developed a very lazy bowel; only having a movement once in every few days. At the time though, I was so relieved that my anxiety and panic and lack of sleep were all alleviated that I didn’t care too much about not having regular and daily bowel movements. And so my problem grew…
Sadly after a few years though, I could no longer ignore the fact that I was developing a bloated distended stomache and I was starting to obsess about what could be going in there; as plenty was going in (eating) and little was coming out!
I realised last night that its going to take quite a long time to bring readers up to speed with all that I’ve done to respond to my ill health, and what I’ve experienced in my long and facinating healing journey.
It took several decades to very sick, and it took about 24 plus months to get to a point where I feel “well” again and not experiencing major symptoms. When I say major symptoms, my years of chronic insomnia (not being able to fall and stay asleep), anxiety, panic attacks, facial drooping (bells palsy symptoms), tingling and bloating at the affected side of my face, have all gone. Major infestations of parasties and fungi too have subsided.
As a follow-up to my story in dealing with skin parasites in Strange Occurrence of Skin Parasites, I have learned that mite (Acariasis) infestation is becoming a growing problem and that many people are suffering from them across the country. For the most part, wild birds and mice nesting somewhere are responsible for infesting people’s homes; in the news, there have been reported cases where people have been hospitalized or properties abandoned because of the growing menace.
I am a middle aged woman in good health these days. This was not always the case for me as I had many years of sickness with strange symptoms, and never knowing what was wrong with me. I’m sure there are countless people out there trying to get to the bottom of their health problem just like me.
Below is a picture of what I coughed up in the slimey mucus I have always experienced.
I’ve been taking Lugols Iodine and I’ve been noticing big improvements with regards to my symptoms. I started off slowly and I’ve been gradually increasing the dose. I still have symptoms, but they are getting better and I actually feel I have part of my life back.
Iodine is pretty amazing stuff. It has many health benefits.
Iodine has made such a difference in my life and in such a short period of time. (This was coughed up even after my visit with Infectious Disease Specialist and the negative results!).
Strange Occurrence Of Skin Parasites
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Several years ago, shortly after I discovered that I had a problem with internal parasites, I started to notice a strange occurrence of skin parasites. I couldn’t deal with both internal and external parasites – the internal parasites was more than enough – the skin parasites had become a nightmare. I needed to get rid of them fast.
Ever since I’ve been ill I spit/cough up copious amounts of mucus/slime. I’ve never got used to it. I’ve had it since day one.
I believe I need to address the mucus/slime in order to get to the parasites. I’ve always wondered whether it is the mucus/slime that is protecting the parasites, like a barrier.
Here’s what I am doing -
I’m posting two pictures of what I passed in my stool. I don’t recall eating anything that resembled this. I’m wondering if perhaps, in fact, I passed some worms.
I experienced a flare-up of symptoms today. I just don’t feel well at all. I’ve had a good run lately, whereby I’ve been feeling really good and my treatment is going well. I haven’t experienced a flare-up for a while, until today.
I have an appointment with an Infectious Disease Specialist. I’ve had my results for over a year now and I’ve often wondered about visiting my doctor and showing him what I’d found out about my health. I had a lot of pent-up anger inside of me because of the way I’d been treated visiting doctors and being portrayed as delusional, paranoid etc. I felt by visiting my doctor it was perhaps a way of releasing this pent-up anger. To cut a long story short, when I plucked up the courage to go, he looked at my results, in awe I have to say, and without hesitation said words to the effect, “well, then it’s a trip to Infectious Disease for you". My doctor seemed to be very impressed indeed with my micrographs and notes. He couldn’t stop looking at them. He made a comment - ‘high powered micrographs’. He had no hesitation in making a referral to Infectious Disease. That came across loud and clear. I couldn’t believe it.
As if I don’t have enough to contend with!! The parasites / infections / infestations are bad enough. All I need is for my endometriosis to rear its ugly head!
I had the period from hell on Friday. It started 2am, early hours of the morning. I’ve suffered from endometriosis (diagnosed as severe) since I was about 18 years of age. That’s when I first noticed the symptoms and the pains. It took 9 years for it to be diagnosed!
When I received my results from RHRPlus it was one heck of a shock when I first read the analyst’s report and viewed the micrographs. But for me, now, I ony have relief that part of my nightmare is over. The part of NOT knowing is over.