August 2014 Health Update

This update has been a long time in the making. And I have discovered how to eat in ways that improve the previous condition of my digestive system. My  previous way of eating had damaged my digestive system into a state described as leaky gut. My goal is to heal my "leaky gut" and begin absorbing nutrients from the REAL Foods that I eat.

Remember, if you have read "my story",  you will recall that I do have mercury amalgam fillings. So far, I've had 5 removed, yet I have 5 more to go! I'm still convinced that this has something to do with my "condition". It's just one of those environmental factors that takes a toll on our bodies. Unfortunately, this toxic load is something that I will carry around with me daily until I can get them all removed. My biological dentist is Dr. Marilyn K. Jones. I am getting these removed the proper way and replaced with non-toxic material. It's expensive, but I cannot afford to cut corners. My health is at stake here.

On April 16, 2014, my doctor confirmed that I have Candida Overgrowth via a blood test. Many agree that Candida Albicans protect the body from heavy metal toxicity.
The most prevalent theory, is that Candida overgrowth develops as a defense mechanism as the body struggles to cope with mercury and other heavy metals. When mercury and other heavy metals are in the body, the cell walls of Candida bind to mercury and other heavy metals and prevent it from entering the blood stream. It is like a sponge soaking up the mercury. It’s the bodies own protective mechanism. So as long as there is mercury or other heavy metals in the body, then yeast is going to proliferate.Some people believe that die off also known as the herxheimer response with Candida overgrowth is partly due to the fact, that when you kill off the yeast, it then releases the mercury back into the system (http://www.holistichelp.net/blog/mercury-poisoning-and-candida-overgrowth/)

During my chelation therapy (2004) to remove heavy metals from my body (I had high doses of lead in my blood) I also adhered to the Candida-Free Diet.  This was during the time that I felt GREAT! Hmm, I might need some more chelation soon.

But perhaps NOT! When I first started the removal of the mercury amalgams, I was having a very difficult time with recuperating. Yet my last visit to the dentist to have 2 removed at once was the easiest ever. I didn't even feel pain afterwards. I know that I owe this success to the Anti-Candida and Candida Free Diet and the detoxing strategies I would follow before and after the dental procedures.

Whew! I was worried about how I was going to survive the next visits for removal of the remaining mercury amalgams. My previous two episodes took me 4+ days to recover during which I felt totally exhausted and my jaw and teeth were sore.

Now I think I'm on my way to another level of recovery and HEALTH!

Just Google these key words and you will find they are intertwined: Mercury Amalgam, Candida, Leaky Gut, Gluten Sensitivity. Which causes which? It's hard to tell, but I hope by removing the mercury and gluten that I can cure my Candida Overgrowth and Leaky Gut issues.