Is Cancer a Fungus? A New Theory

This video and chapter offers crucial information about the relationships between cancer and infectious threats that every cancer patient and their family must be aware of. The truth that we must stare down is that cancer and infections cannot be separated from each other.

Cancer—always believed to be caused by genetic cell mutations—can in reality be caused by infections from viruses, bacteria, and fungi. “I believe that, conservatively, 15 to 20% of all cancer is caused by infections; however, the number could be larger—maybe double,” said Dr. Andrew Dannenberg, director of the Cancer Center at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Dannenberg made the remarks in a speech in December 2007 at the annual international conference of the American Association for Cancer Research.

Whether caused by infections or not, once cancerous conditions are well underway the weakening of the immune system and the battle that ensues between the good guys and the bad is cheered on by hordes of infectious agents that increase in density, power and form as a patient’s cancers get worse.

Cancer also involves inflammation, acid pH, low oxygen conditions accompanied by low CO2 levels, lower core body temperatures as well as nutritional deficiencies and high levels of tissue and cellular toxicity with heavy metals, chemicals and radiological exposure.

When the body’s (immune system) weakens we get sick from one of a host of viruses, bacteria and fungi that already live within us but are dormant. Change pH, oxygen, cell voltage and hydration levels and these pathogens are ready to jump all over our blood streams and tissues.

Cancer cells love the conditions that healthy cells abhor. Same goes for all infectious agents. It is impossible to be dying of cancer and not be dying of infections and nutritional deficiencies at the same time!

Given enough time, cancer will develop whenever there is a proliferation of damaged cells. When cells are damaged, when their cell wall permeability changes, when toxins and free radicals build up, when the mitochondria lose functionality in terms of energy ATP production, when pH shifts strongly to the acidic, and when essential nutrients are absent, cells eventually, or sometimes quickly, decline into a cancerous condition.
We can see that when a person has cancer they are literally rotting inside and dying from the loss of function, gathering infectious forces, and losing strength from malnutrition as the cancer cells eat us out of house and home.

Science Daily reports, “With infectious diseases, it is often not the pathogen itself, but rather an excessive inflammatory immune response (sepsis) that contributes to the patient’s death, for instance as a result of organ damage. On intensive care units, sepsis is the second-most common cause of death worldwide. In patients with a severely compromised immune system specially, life-threatening candida fungal infections represent a high risk of sepsis.”

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Credit: Image courtesy of Medical University of Vienna

“The working group led by Karl Kuchler in the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Infection Biology (Max. F. Perutz Laboratories at the Vienna Biocenter Campus) has now deciphered the molecular causes of life-threatening inflammatory reactions that are triggered by fungal infections: two highly aggressive types of phagocytes in the immune system (neutrophils and inflammatory monocytes), which however also have a high potential for collateral destruction, mediate the inflammatory reaction during an infection with candida. Certain interferons, the messenger substances used by the immune system, which are excreted during fungal infections, stimulate the influx of immune cell types to infected organs and lead to sepsis.”

“We have been able to demonstrate for the first time that the targeted blockade of this immune response with inflammation-inhibiting drugs can significantly reduce candida sepsis and therefore mortality,” says Karl Kuchler, who used an anti-inflammatory substance in the study.[1]

Science Daily said, “Infectious diseases are the world’s number-one cause of death, with pathogenic fungi being responsible for extremely dangerous infections. Worldwide, more than €6 billion are spent each year on anti-fungal medications, and the total costs of the medical treatment of infectious diseases caused by pathogenic fungi are estimated in the order of hundreds of billions of Euros.”

Cancer cells and pre-cancerous cells are so common that nearly everyone by middle age or old age is riddled with them, said Dr. Thea Tlsty, a professor of pathology at the University of California, San Francisco. That was discovered in autopsy studies of people who died of other causes, with no idea that they had cancer cells or precancerous cells. They did not have large tumors or symptoms of cancer. “The really interesting question,” Dr. Tlsty said, “is not so much why do we get cancer as why don’t we get cancer?”

The earlier a cell is in its path toward an aggressive cancer, researchers say, the more likely it is to reverse course and go back to being healthy again. So, for example, cells that are early precursors of cervical cancer are likely to revert. One study found that 60% of precancerous cervical cells, found with Pap tests, revert to normal within a year; 90% revert within three years.

There are certain physical properties of cells that change that make us call them cancerous. Tumor cells display a characteristic set of features that distinguish them from normal cells. All cancer cells acquire the ability to grow and divide in the absence of appropriate signals and/or in the presence of inhibitory signals.

The spread or metastases of cancer is inversely proportional to the amount of oxygen and the acidity around the cancer cells. The more oxygen, the slower the cancer spreads. The less oxygen and the higher the acidity the faster the cancer spreads. If cancer cells get enough oxygen, they will die (cancer cells are anaerobic). If you deprive a group of cells of vital oxygen (their primary source of energy), some will die, but others will manage to alter their genetic software program and mutate and be able to live without oxygen.

When the oxygen level drops below 60%, the respiration process of making energy changes into fermentation in a cancer cell. Normal cells turn cancerous. Normal body cells need oxygen and are aerobic whereas cancer cells do not need oxygen and are anaerobic. Healthy cells metabolize, burn oxygen and glucose to produce ATP.

Dr. Ma Lan and Dr. Joel Wallach point out that one type of white blood cell kills cancer cells by injecting them with oxygen, creating hydrogen peroxide in the cells.

Dr. Luke Curtis is reporting on research that deals with 27 lung “cancer” patients who were later diagnosed with lung “fungus” instead of lung cancer. “Fungal infection can present with clinical and radiological features that are indistinguishable from thoracic malignancy, such as lung nodules or masses.” Doctors who diagnose lung cancer are unaware of the fact that cancer mimics fungal infections.[2]

Over one million people worldwide are misdiagnosed with tuberculosis when in reality they have an incurable disease with a similar outlook to many cancers, says a recent report published in 2011 in the Bulletin of the WHO.[3] The disease called “chronic pulmonary aspergillosis” (CPA) is a fungal infection not a bacterial infection. Is this incurable, totally drug-resistant TB infection fungal or bacterial? It looks very much like, or is identical to, TB when doctors look at it on a chest X-ray and it has very similar symptoms initially. Doctors mistake it for TB and prescribe antibiotics as standard practice.

Because the X-ray features and symptoms are so similar to bacterial tuberculosis, doctors fail to recognize it, resulting in many unnecessary fatalities.- World Health Organization

50% of all patients who develop pulmonary aspergillosis are unlikely to survive for more than five years, a similar outlook to many cancers. Deaths from fungal infections are a little like death from vaccines, invisible and off the radar from most of the medical establishment. Yet as high as 40% of cancers are provoked by infections, and even though in most late-stage cancers, the infection is fungal the medical profession considers it heresy to say cancer and fungus in the same breath.

According to Dr. Milton White, cancer is “neither the result of a virus nor the consequence of an inherited gene defect. Cancer is a hybrid. It is due to a plant bacterium (conidia) derived from an Ascomycete strain of fungus…”

We Better Get the Story Right with Cancer

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In Nature we read, “Although viruses and bacteria grab more attention, fungi are the planet’s biggest killers. Of all the pathogens being tracked, fungi have caused more than 70% of the recorded global and regional extinctions, and now threaten amphibians, bats and bees. The Irish potato famine in the 1840s showed just how devastating such pathogens can be. Phytophthora infestans (an organism similar to and often grouped with fungi) wiped out as much as three-quarters of the potato crop in Ireland and led to the death of one million people.”

Researchers estimate that there are 1.5-5 million species of fungi in the world, but only 100,000 have been identified. Reports of new types of fungal infection in plants and animals have risen nearly tenfold since 1995.

Fungi are dreadful enemies. During their life cycle fungi depend on other living beings, which must be exploited to different degrees for their feeding. Fungi can develop from the hyphae, the more or less beak-shaped specialized structures that allow the penetration of the host. The shape of a fungus is never defined; it is imposed by the environment in which the fungus develops. Fungi are capable of implementing an infinite number of modifications to their own metabolism in order to overcome the defense mechanism of the host. These modifications are implemented through plasmatic and biochemical actions as well as by a volumetric increase (hypertrophy) and numerical hyperplasia[4] of the cells that have been attacked.

In 1999, Meinolf Karthaus, MD watched three different children with leukemia suddenly go into remission upon receiving a triple antifungal drug cocktail for their “secondary” fungal infections.[5]

Doctors and Dentists at Fault

Dr. Elmer Cranton, says that, “Yeast overgrowth is partly iatrogenic (caused by the medical profession) and can be caused by antibiotics.”

Fungi (e.g.Aspergillus fumigatus) are not affected by antibiotics and neither are viruses. If not given correct treatment (antifungal medication) the prognosis is that 50% of those infected will die inside five years. In fact the overuse of antibiotics leads to fungal infections. Allopathic doctors practicing pharmaceutical medicine are a lost cause now that the world of pathogens is rebelling against what they have been doing with antibiotics these past decades.

When fungi become systemic from gut inflammation and the overuse of antibiotics, you can see how the whole body—again, the eyes, liver, gallbladder, muscles and joints, kidneys, and skin—becomes involved in inflammatory bowel disease.- Dr. Dave Holland

Heavy metals create contaminated environments both inside and outside the cells. These environments attract all kinds of pathogens—viruses, bacteria and fungi. Many cancers are caused by infections, which are themselves caused by heavy metal contamination. According to the observations made by the internationally recognized medical researcher, Dr. Yoshiaki Omura, all cancer cells have mercury in them. The single greatest source of mercury contamination is mercury containing dental amalgum and doctors around the world still inject children with mercury containing vaccines.

Each year in the U.S. an estimated 40 tons of mercury are used to prepare mercury-amalgam dental restorations. Scientific studies have concluded that the amalgam is the source for more than two thirds of the mercury in our human population. On a daily basis each amalgam releases on the order of 10 micrograms of mercury into the body. This mercury either accumulates in the body or is excreted via urine and feces into our wastewater systems.

Extremely Dangerous

Fungal infections cannot only be extremely contagious, but they also go hand in hand with leukemia—every oncologist knows this. And these infections are devastating: once a child who has become a bone marrow transplant recipient gets a “secondary” fungal infection, his chances of living, despite all the anti-fungals in the world, are only 20%, at best,” writes Dr. David Holland.

Doug A. Kaufman wrote:

The day I wrote this, a young lady phoned into my syndicated radio talk show. Her three-year-old daughter was diagnosed last year with leukemia. She believes antifungal drugs and natural immune system therapy has been responsible for saving her daughter’s life. She is now telling others with cancer about her daughter’s case. After hearing her story, a friend of hers with bone cancer asked her doctor for a prescriptive antifungal drug. To her delight, this medication, meant to eradicate fungus, was also eradicating her cancer. She dared not share this with her physician, telling him only that the antifungal medication was for a “yeast” infection. When she could no longer get the antifungal medication, the cancer immediately grew back. Her physician contended that a few antifungal pills surely should have cured her yeast infection. It is my contention, however, that the reason this medication worked was because she did have a yeast infection not a vaginal infection for which this medication was prescribed; a fungal infection of the bone that may have been mimicking bone cancer.

A medical textbook used to educate Johns Hopkins medical students in 1957, Clinical and Immunologic Aspects of Fungous Diseases, declared that many fungal conditions look exactly like cancer! - Doug A. Kaufmann
The Germ That Causes Cancer

Cancer is a biologically-induced
spore (fungus) transformation disease.- Dr. Milton W. White

“Tumor-inducing cells have many of the properties of stem cells,” said Dr. Michael F. Clarke, a professor at the University of Michigan Cancer Center. “They make copies of themselves—a process called self-renewal—and produce all the other kinds of cells in the original tumor.”[6]

According to the Mayo Clinic, cancer refers to any one of a large number of diseases characterized by the development of abnormal cells that divide uncontrollably and have the ability to infiltrate and destroy normal body tissue.

Our DNA is like a set of instructions for our cells, telling them how to grow and divide. Normal cells often develop mutations in their DNA, but they have the ability to repair most of these mutations. Or, if they can’t make the repairs, the cells frequently die. However, certain mutations aren’t repaired, causing the cells to grow and become cancerous…or so the story goes. Yeasts and fungi are, in human terms, abnormal cells that divide uncontrollably and have the ability to infiltrate and destroy normal body tissue. We know so little about these terrible invaders but oncologist’s think they understand a lot about cancer even though they have not cured it.

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The shape of the fungus is never defined; it is imposed by the environment in which the fungus develops.

In some cases, the aggressive power of fungi is so great as to allow it, with only a cellular ring made up of three units, to tighten in its grip, capture and kill its prey in a short time notwithstanding the prey’s desperate struggling. Fungus, which is the most powerful and the most organized micro-organism known, seems to be an extremely logical candidate as a cause of neoplastic proliferation, Dr.Tullio Simoncini says, “Candida albicans clearly emerges as the sole candidate for tumoral proliferation.”

Face the Fungi

Fungi’s relationship to disease remains a difficult and controversial topic and is not really popular with doctors who hold tightly to their antibiotics and obsession with bacteria and viruses. Mainstream orthodox medicine misses the boat entirely on the treatment of fungi, yeast and molds with both the cancer and diabetes establishments “standards of care” lacking antifungal medications.

A new area of research being driven by Dundee life scientists is revealing remarkable abilities of fungi to interact with minerals and metals. Led by Professor Geoffrey Gadd in the College of Life Sciences, the research explores the unique taste that fungi seems to have for rock and heavy metal.[7] This environmental science has demonstrated the incredible power of fungi, to eat through concrete and to absorb heavy metals such as mercury and uranium in the environment.

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What no one has thought of until now, is the possibility that fungi may have a stealth mode or several stealth modes with one of them being subversion through DNA convergence.

New Theory Unveiled

Cryptococcus neoformans is a fungus that “escapes phagocytosis because the spores are surrounded by a thick viscous capsule.” In the case of histoplasma capsulatum, which itself is a sac fungus, when confronted by the macrophages, they ingest the fungus, but instead of killing it and digesting it, something else can take place.

The white cells can end up protecting the fungus and its DNA as “friend” because it has been incorporated inside the macrophages effectively hiding the invader from our other immune defenses. Unfortunately for us fungal cells always become the dominant cells.

An entirely new way of looking at the relationship between cancer and fungus is seeing that cancer begins when the DNA from Fungus and the DNA from our white blood cells merge to form a new hybrid “tumor, or sac.” This hybrid attains a life of it’s own now, bypassing our immune defenses because it is 50% human, and therefore just enough to be recognized as “self.”

A large and significant number of independent cancer researchers, scientists, microbiologists and prominent medical practitioners over the past 100 years have found overwhelming evidence supporting this cancer-fungus link or link between cancer and microbes in general. Microbes have always been found to be present in cancer/tumor cells. There is nothing unusual or new about this but don’t try to talk to your oncologist about any of this for I can  assure you the odds are high that he or she will not want to know.

The Vitally Important p53 Gene

Along with phagocytosis, our p53 gene plays one of the most important roles in protecting us against cancer. It not only stops cancer invasion, but it also kills tumor cells, thereby preventing cancer from even starting. But in over 50% of all cancers, scientists have discovered that the patient’s p53 gene was mutated and unable to stop cancer from initiating. According to the American Cancer Society, the p53 gene is the most studied of all genes because damage to this gene allows cells with damaged DNA, like cancer cells, to proliferate.

“Aflatoxin genotoxicity is associated with a defective DNA damage response bypassing p53 activation.” This means that the mycotoxin, aflatoxin, found in our food supply, is capable of inactivating the p53 gene. The Proceedings of the National Academy of Science stated in 1993, that the mycotoxin, aflatoxin b1, made by Aspergillus fungus, is known to cause p53 mutations. Mycotoxins, made by fungi, are among the most carcinogenic substances known to science.

The Aspergillus mold toxin, aflatoxin B1, inhibits the breakdown of both glucose, or simple sugar, and glycogen.[8]  Fungi and the mycotoxins they produce impacts our genetic code, causing alterations that are found in a majority of cancers, reports Doug Kaufman. “Altering a cell’s DNA amounts to changing the environmental code of that cell. Once changed the cell may respond differently – or not at all to outside hormones and enzymes that normally stimulate it to perform necessary functions. As one example of genetic alteration, aflatoxin B1 causes a break in DNA that alters the p53 tumor expression gene. Changes in this particular gene allow the cell to proliferate out of control. So it’s no accident that this same mycotoxin can also go on to cause liver cancer”

Fungi and their mycotoxins manipulate their hosts on the cellular level, and prevent us from defending ourselves by subverting the immune system[9].

Fungi are found in foods that we eat every day.[10] Our primary concern is the long-term effects of ingesting food contaminated with low levels of mycotoxins," and that carcinogenic toxins, such as aflatoxin, a by-product of the Aspergillus molds, is a "common contaminant of peanuts, soybeans, grains and cassava. It’s a "frequent contaminant of wheat and corn." Without a properly-functioning immune system, we’re at risk of succumbing to various infectious and chronic diseases. Fungi invade our grain food supply because grains-a source of carbohydrates-are their favorite food.

Fungi are parasites whose mission is to invade a larger host. Given a chance they will alter our body chemistries to suit their needs.

In their refutation of the theory of autoimmunity Kaufman and Holland[11] explain that in Type 1 diabetes it is entirely plausible that invading fungi have altered beta cells, remained undetected, yet set off the body’s immune defense system, which is unable to destroy the offending fungi allowing them to continue to invade other beta cells and progressively lead to total destruction and a complete lack of insulin. The extremely manipulative ways that fungi work to ensure their own food supply is highly characteristic of their nature.

A recent Japanese study suggests that fungal mold toxins have the ability to signal the beta cells in the pancreas to shut them off by killing them.[12]

A.V. Constantini, MD, former head of the WHO Collaborating Center for Mycotoxins in Food has spent 20 years studying and collecting data on the role fungi and mycotoxins play in devastating diseases. In his research he found a number of fungi that demonstrate specific toxicity to the pancreas.


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When fungal colonization and mycotoxin contamination is maximal one finds cancer
growing and mestastizing at a maximal rate.

Beating Back Late Stage Infections (Cancer & Fungus) with Sodium Bicarbonate

Sodium bicarbonate acts as a powerful, natural and safe antifungal agent,[13] which when combined with iodine, would probably cover the entire spectrum of microbial organisms. The efficacy of sodium bicarbonate against certain bacteria and fungi[14] has been documented. Its role as a disinfectant against viruses, however, is not generally known. Sodium bicarbonate at concentrations of 5% and above was found to be effective with 99.99% reduction viral titers on food contact surfaces within a contact time of 1 min.[15]

It was not until oncologist Dr. Tullio Simoncini came along that the concept arose that cancer can be treated with sodium bicarbonate. My book Sodium Bicarbonate, Rich Man’s Poor Man’s Cancer Treatment continues to be the only medical bible on this subject.

Over 90, 000 people a year die from secondary infections in hospitals.

In my Natural Allopathic protocol we approach the problem of cancer and fungal infections from a number of different angles. When it comes to dealing with pathogenic microbes we want to take them head on. If we eliminate these microbes we lighten the load on the immune system so it can do its job of eliminating cancer.

Immune systems are normally, in late stage cancer patients, choking on these harmful microbes. When we rid patients of these microbes the immune system immediately begins to be supercharged. Many have experimented through past decades of passing small electric currents and high frequencies through people and have seen anti-pathogenic effects with viruses, bacteria and fungi.

What we are talking about here fits the military tactics that Natural Allopathic Medicine employs when facing off against cancer. A platoon of white cells are sent to rescue hostages (organs overrun by cancer), but en route get pinned down by heavy fire from ground forces (parasites, viruses, fungi and bacteria tying up the immune system). Then air support (magnesium, bioresonance treatments, iodine, CBD and sodium bicarbonate) come and obliterate the ground forces leaving the platoon (immune system agents) free to go and recover hostages (us). We also directly increase immune system strength using far infrared treatments that raise core body temperature.

[1] Type I Interferons Promote Fatal Immunopathology by Regulating Inflammatory Monocytes and Neutrophils during Candida Infections.; Olivia Majer, Christelle Bourgeois, Florian Zwolanek, Caroline Lassnig, Dontscho Kerjaschki, Matthias Mack, Mathias Müller, Karl Kuchler;  PLoS Pathogens, 2012; 8 (7): e1002811 DOI:10.1371/journal.ppat.1002811

[2] Fungal Infection Mimicking Lung Cancer – A Potential Cause of Misdiagnosis; Letter posted in American Journal of Roentgenology; Guimaraes et al; August 2013, Volume 201, Number 2; http://www.ajronline.org/doi/abs/10.2214/AJR.13.10568?journalCode=ajrhttp://www.ajronline.org/doi/abs/10.2214/AJR.13.10568?journalCode=ajr

[4] Enlargement of a part due to an abnormal numerical increase of its cells.

[8] Cheeke P.R. Natural Toxicants in Feeds, Forages and Poisonous Plants; 1998; Interstate Publishers Inc; Danville, Il

[9] Kibbler, CC; Principles and Practice of Clinical Mycology; John Wiley and Sons Ltd. West Sussex England 1996   

[10] Etzel, R. Mycotoxins. JAMA, Vol 287, No. 4. Jan 23/30, 2002

[13] There has been considerable interest in the use of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate, NaHCO3) and potassium bicarbonate (KHCO3) to control powdery mildew and other fungal diseases of plants. The use of baking soda as a fungicide is not a new idea. An article in the June, 1990 issue of Greenhouse Manager magazine summarizes the results of three years of testing baking soda as a fungicide for roses. Cornell University researcher Dr. R. Kenneth Horst observed suppression of PM and blackspot—both major problems for New York rose growers. Roses were sprayed every 3 to 4 days with a water solution of baking soda and insecticidal soap.  http://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/bakingsoda.html

[14] Sodium Carbonate and Sodium bicarbonate were equal and superior to the other salts for control of green mold on oranges. Commun Agric Appl Biol Sci. 2007;72(4):773-7.

[15] International Journal of Food Microbiology. Volume 109, Issues 1-2, 25 May 2006, Pages 160-163. Virucidal efficacy of sodium bicarbonate on a food contact surface against feline calicivirus, a norovirus surrogate Yashpal S. Malik and Sagar M. Goyal. Department of Veterinary Population Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota. The virucidal efficacy of sodium bicarbonate was enhanced when it was used in combination with aldehydes or hydrogen peroxide.

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Comments:

  • DrTCH

    Please note that the ozone generator listed on that site is for 220 V., and is not suitable for USA or Canada application. It is also unclear exactly how one is to use the device. For bubbling ozone through water? Most ozone generators use medical grade oxygen. How could this device produce ozone properly…w/o other, unwanted substances, such as nitrous oxide? I am nto simply being a naysayer, but–as a holistic practitioner–am concerned about having these questions answered. My guess is that it actually creates H2O2, not exactly ozone.

  • Real talk

    Here’s what I suggest very strongly….

  • Romek

    Is it not true that intestinal fungus is kept in check because the pH is low? That’s why the good microflora produces lactic acid. So ingesting Sodium bicarbonate would increase pH and let fungus invade the body. And I believe most of it would be neutralized by stomach acid anyway, which would also make it harder to absorb food.

    And while Sodium bicarbonate might be good for fighting cancer at direct contact, blood pH is tightly regulated around 7.4, so I don’t see that it could make a significant difference when ingested.

  • Tania Aeshaya

    Where’s the drs office located?

  • Tania Aeshaya

    My dad was told he has small cell lung cancer stage 4. He shows no symptoms whatsoever like coughing wheezing blood or anything? What regime is best for him?

  • Intelligent Race

    This all Boils down to Enzyme deficient foods and Antibiotics. Which some of us have known for Years. When I say Antibiotics I refer to Anything that kills Bacteria that you put in your mouth, from Carbonated Water, Toothpaste to Alcohol & Pharmaceutical Antibiotics/Drugs. Your Gut Flora is CRUCIAL to your survival along with Enzyme rich ORGANIC Food. Without these elements you will suffer from Fungal invasion and Mal absorption, leading to weak cell walls and the inevitable, Cancer.
    Inform yourself as you don’t need a Dr, google ENZYMES & WHY and INTESTINAL FLORA.

    You may already be too late as some Pharmaceutical Medicines do irreparable damage to your intestinal tract. Also, if your Mother was given Antibiotics just before or During Pregnancy chances are that you were suffering with Allergies all your life due to a seriously compromised Gut, allowing fungal invasion and perforation of your intestines at an early age.

  • ehret knew

    Dr Sircus, would activated charcoal be on par with baking soda in healing power? I mean its pyre black carbon essence of life itself. Together of course with oxygen and hydrogen. After these holy three come sodium potassium calcium and silica as alkaline minerals- electron donors.

    In That order- atomic numbers: 1 hydrogen the most potent antioxidant,4 oxygen,6 carbon,etc
    What is evem more frucial is to simply ***avoid*** eating fungi fermented foods like beer,cheeses,aged meats,peanut butter.well tell that to american ppl!
    You,ll soon learn that fasting and simply not eating animal foods and nuts (too fatty too much protein and toxins,too much copper) and also cacao and other stimulants like alcohol is the prime method of highest order.god bless

  • Guest

    This guy is doing damage control for big ag and big pharma. You can see that, right?

  • Timothy

    Interesting article! I am realizing that I have candida and I suffer from brain fog, dizziness and have anxiety. I also have bouts of high blood pressure. I want to start taking some sodium bicarbonate in water but I’ve read on another website that those with high blood pressure should not take sodium bicarbonate orally. Is this true?

    • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

      Timothy, the people in mainstream medicine believe this to be true, however we have seen evidence that it is not the sodium in sodium bicarbonate that causes elevations in blood pressure but the sodium chloride as in salt. There are references discussing this in our Transdermal Magnesium book.
      However to be safe be sure to monitor your blood pressure when using sodium bicarbonate and stop or cut back the usage if elevations in blood pressure do occur. Some people may be more sensitive.
      Claudia French
      IMVA

      • Timothy

        Thank you very much, Claudia. As far as candida is concerned, I will be taking a probiotic and a chitin synthesis inhibitor as well as the sodium bicarbonate. After reading this article and learning about candida, I think candida should be rated among the top three causes of bad health, disease and illness.

  • Frutifru

    Hi Terry, Thank you also for your feed back. Yes I have tried the tea tree oil although no result, so what I do at the moment I use the clove oil, then sometime tea tree and ofcourse fill them now every day and then apply the oil. Any if I have any success, although it takes approx. 6 months for nails to grow, I might post here again. Again thanks and wish you and your family and all here on this forum a Happy and Prosperous New year. I think we are all a bit on the same level of alternative medicine etc as we all come/came to this website of Dr Mark Sircus. Kind regards, Frutifru

  • freedomdove

    I’d like to know if Dr. Sircus has taken mineral imbalances into consideration when promoting the use of sodium bicarb. Shouldn’t people be taking extra potassium to counter the sodium? If so, how much potassium (and which form) should be taken per day if one were taking something like a tablespoon of baking soda a day? Are there other minerals we should watch to make sure they’re kept in balance? Thank you.

    • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

      Freedomdove,

      Yes,, Dr.Sircus considers other minerals when making his recommendations. Sodium bicarbonate taken for a very short term may not cause any significant mineral imbalances (e.g. when used for occasional heartburn etc) but if being used long term for things such as cancer this may be a different issue. For some people using sodium bicarbonate daily it can interfere with production of our gastric enzymes. Using sodium bicarbonate on a daily basis for general prevention is not the best way to get alkaline and for people with high blood pressure other preparations may be recommended…..but each person is different and there is no “one size fits all” way to get bicarbonates. He also recommends using magnesium bicarbonate water. (with no sodium) so it depends on what you are attempting to treat, how long you plan on using it and other factors such as what co-existing problems are going on with each person. Not everyone needs extra potassium, though some do. These are the kinds of specifics that can be discussed for each individual during consultations with Dr. Sircus.
      Claudia French
      IMVA

  • Frutifru

    Frutifru again, apart from your comments on my msg just want to ask you, after you hopefully read my post, does that mean I have cancer. I know we all have cancer in the body, but I mean as I got this toe nail injection and skin condition? So do I start on organic black strap molasses with soda bicarbonate mixed? I did it for a week or so but the taste is to me awful ;)
    Hope to receive your comments and suggestions, I normally do not post msg on sites as I feel they are not dealt with so hopefully you prove me wrong;) Olga in Uk but Dutch

    • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

      Dear Frutifru,

      I hope you can understand why we cannot diagnose your condition online. Having a nail /skin fungal infection in no way implies cancer. Please consider a consultation with Dr. Sircus if you wish to discuss this further as we cannot address individual illnesses or conditions on this format. But have you tried magneisum oil for your skin condition? Many have found it helps.
      http://drsircus.com/consultations/

      Sincerely,
      Claudia French
      IMVA

    • april besch

      Hi Fruitifru,
      I just wanted to point out that the poster below said that she believes her husband’s tumor was a candida fungal tumor… connecting the dots about his fungal nails. I’ve had toenail fungus for over twenty years, so please don’t be so alarmed. This is a very difficult thing to eradicate especially if you sweat from your feet and your socks get damp and are in a dark closed environment (your shoes!) Mold and fungi thrive in damp environments. I ought to know, I live in a very moldy area… near the shore in LI, New York. Anyway, if you hadn’t noticed, toenail fungus looks much better in the summer months when sandals or flip flops are worn and toes exposed to sunlight. Anyway just wanted to share that I am having good success soaking in magnesium baths, and applying the Ancient Minerals Magnesium oil directly to the nails. They look at least 90% better. Best, Aprile

  • Frutifru

    Hi Dr Sircus, been a fan of your articles and hope to get the ‘rich man poor man diet’ book soon, just I would like to have had it in a hard copy, which seems not available. I am taking bicarbonate of soda, 1 tsp in a 200/250 ml glass, one upto 3 times a day. Then suddenly I read ljmatt comment about her husband having had toe nail fungus infection for years and after the operation to remove the cancer after 6 months it was gone. Now I have these toe nail fungus infections for years. 4 on my left foot, half nail on my right foot. I am now filing the nails nearly every day and rub it then with clove oil. Do not know the result yet. I also have since a year psoriasis on my hands and arms but I do not want to take antibioticas or steroid creams. I only use caster, olive, sesame, coconut oils as I am into the alternative medicine bit. I take diatomaceous earth,zeolite, bentonite clay, use ozone bath and ozone in drink do enemas and colonics and till now my nail fungus and psoriasis has not gone away. Thatswhy when I advise my family, 1 doctor and 1 4th year medical student, and other friends, they do not take me serious as I myself have all these problems and nothing have helped so far. Not that it bothers me, I believe in all the alternative medicine and continue what I am doing, having confidence with God’s help that it will eventually cure itself. I still think and say, that these are toxins coming out of my body, I am 62 years. Would you have any comments on my condition. Hope you get this msg. as I do not use twitter, facebook. I wish you and your staff and family a happy new year. Olga in UK but am Dutch

    • terri

      Olga, I have read many times that toe nail fungus will go away if you apply Vick’s vapo rub to the infected nails every night. It takes up to a couple of months. There is a website called “The Peoples Pharmacy”. They have a lot of info on this subject. Also, tea tree oil works quite well.

  • https://www.facebook.com/beefree Chaffee

    excellent updates… I consume baking soda every other day… for cancer maintenance…and also drink ozonated water … as cancer can not live in an oxygenated environment… ozone water is the way to go…. ozone generators are on ebay now for $20. if practice prevention with the right protocols…will have nothing to worry about….

    • angelina

      hi Chaffee, could you send me the link to the ozone generators? which kind for water.. i could not find it.. kind regards,
      Angelina

  • Catherine O’Driscoll

    Dr Sircus – can you tell me if you believe bicarbonate of soda could be given to dogs? Fungal infection is a common problem with canines. Thanks! Catherine O’Driscoll, Canine Health Concern

  • ljmatt

    A fascinating article. My husband had a cancerous tumour removed from his transverse colon this time last year. He had had a fungal nail infection for several years, 6 months after his operation the fungal nail had grown out. I believe that he had a candida tumour and not a cancerous tumour.

    • swedelady13

      When the tumor was sent to the pathology lab, processed, and put under the microscope, any pathologist should be able to tell the difference between cancer and fungus. Cancer cells are cancer cells and fungus is fungus. The surgical pathology lab report should tell the truth.