Video Transcript: “The Anti Fungal Trap”
Many of the recommendations for Candida diets today follow a program that was developed in the late 1950s by an MD, Orion Truss, and that program will not get rid of Candida. And what he used in his program was a drug called Nystatin which is effective against Candida only within the intestinal tract. The literature on Nystatin says it is not absorbed, although there is some contradiction in that literature because it does have some toxicity within the liver, which would mean there is some absorption taking place.
It’s a medication and has other side effects. So medications really aren’t the way to go. They also tend to create antifungal resistance, which is why, in the field of medicine and pharmaceutical technology, they’re constantly looking for new antifungal substances because everything they have out there is just creating more and more antifungal resistance, the same as any other antibiotic, whether its an antibacterial, antifungal, antiprotozoal, antiparasitic. It tends to select for the strongest cells within the species, and then they survive, and they pass on that immunity, or that antibiotic resistance to other organisms around them.
Another product that we’ve talked about in previous broadcasts is caprylic acid. Caprylic acid is actually a very good product. You normally find it in human breast milk in very small quantities. It’s in larger quantities in coconut oil which, because of the caprylic acid, has antifungal effectiveness. But caprylic acid also has toxicity associated with it. So, like bacitracin (the antibiotic) caprylic acid has toxicity associated with it. And caprylic acid, while being very effective, I think its effectiveness is limited up to a period of, what I’ve clinically seen, for about four to five weeks, which is not long enough to get rid of a systemic fungal infection. And at the same time, you can be developing toxicity within the kidneys and other toxic effects throughout the body.
That’s, again, with bacitracin. Bacitracin as an antibiotic, which is based on Bacillus subtilis, is known to suppress the immune system, as do all antibiotics. That’s how antibiotics really tend to get the results that most people see. The immune system creates pro-inflammatory reactions in the body, and the inflammation creates body aches and pains and congestion. And antibiotics suppress the immune system and get rid of that pro-inflammatory reaction, and so people feel better. But at the same time, they’re destroying bacteria, which is not good.
We tend to look at the destruction of bacteria in terms of “bad” and “beneficial” bacteria. And again, man is a superorganism; all these organisms, together, collectively create a balanced system. So in my mind, the way I look at it, you can’t just make “bad” and “good.” Together, they work in a cooperative effort to produce health in the body. But when you create imbalances by taking an antibiotic, it will allow microorganisms which aren’t so beneficial to become more dominant in the system and create problems. And Candida, as one of these microorganisms, is one that grows very rapidly, very effectively, and is able to manipulate the immune system, manipulate tissues, destroy tissues, spread throughout the body, etc.
Dr. Les Dethlefsen at Stanford University, along with researchers from the Woods Hole Institute out of Massachusetts, found that as much as 30% of the bacterial flora of the intestinal tract is wiped out by antibiotics. And much of that doesn’t return.
So I’m gonna come back to caprylic acid.
Caprylic acid is basically a fatty acid. The product we use, Candida Force, contains undecenoic acid, another fatty acid. And there’s another product called lauric acid, with is another fatty acid. And these three are very similar in how they work against fungal Candida in the body. But caprylic acid has toxicity. Lauric acid isn’t as effective as undecenoic acid.
Weiss, et al. researchers found many years ago that the effectiveness of fatty acids became very strong up to 11 carbons. So that is what undecenoic is. Caprylic acid is 10, and lauric is 12. And there’s good research out there that shows lauric acid is very effective, caprylic acid is very effective, but because of the weaker effectiveness of lauric acid and the toxicity and limited effectiveness of caprylic acid, I prefer undecenoic acid, which is also produced by the sweat glands of the body, in minimal amounts, and is a substance extracted from castor bean oil, a very natural product. And this produces the results that we’re looking for safely and effectively in the body in a period of about 8 weeks.