Medical scientists at Arizona State University tell us that antibiotic use is known to almost completely inhibit excretion of mercury in rats due to alteration of gut flora. Thus, higher use of oral antibiotics - in children destined to contract autism - may have reduced their ability to excrete mercury. Higher usage of oral antibiotics in infancy may also partially explain the high incidence of chronic gastrointestinal problems in individuals with autism. It also, in part, explains the rise in childhood diabetes.
People routinely receive multiple courses of broad-spectrum antibiotics throughout life, which encourages infections even though they are used medically to get rid of infections. They are used for bacteria but allow fungal and yeast infections to flourish. Once established, sub-clinical colonization with yeast in the body may persist unrecognized for many years. Antibiotics, such as tetracycline, can greatly increase yeast in the colon after only a few days.
The extensive use of antibiotics will make the condition
of Candida much worse because it reduces heavy metal
excretion, which is a food source for the yeast like organism
and also killing the beneficial bacteria at the same time.
Dr. Elmer Cranton says that, “Yeast overgrowth is partly iatrogenic (caused by the medical profession) and can be caused by antibiotics and cortisone medications. A diet high in sugar also promotes overgrowth of yeast. A highly refined diet common in industrialized nations not only promotes growth of yeast, but is also deficient in many of the essential vitamins and minerals needed by the immune system. Chemical colorings, flavorings, preservatives, stabilizers, emulsifiers, etc., add more to stress on the immune system.” Fungi are found of foods that we eat every day.
There is no hiding the fact that baking soda, the same stuff that can save a person’s life in the emergency room in a heartbeat, is a primary fungal treatment option of the safest most effective kind. When taken orally with water, especially with water containing high magnesium content, and or when used transdermally in medicinal baths, sodium bicarbonate becomes a first-line medicinal for the treatment of fungus infections.
 Etzel, R. Mycotoxins. JAMA, Vol 287, No. 4. Jan 23/30, 2002