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Sunday 23 rd April 2017
Irritability, aggressiveness, borderline personality disorder, hyperactivity, attention deficit disorder, development delay,  defiant oppositional disorder, and insomnia are some symptoms seen in alcoholics. But alcohol may also induce the opposite effects: depression, hypoactivity, somnolence, brain fog, social apathy, anxiety, etc. 
If the person never drinks alcohol, how is it possible that they show characteristics of an alcoholic person?
The answer is: a yeast-like fungus infection or intestinal candidiasis. In this article we are going to explore the topic of yeast overgrowth: testing, causes, consequences and treatments.
 
Candida is a kind of yeast that can develop in different parts of the body, for example, the mouth, vagina and the intestine, when adequate conditions are present: over abundance of sweet food, acid pH, warmth and humidity.
The original source of a vaginal and oral mycosis is the intestine. The yeasts first develop in the intestin and later they can migrate to different parts of the body. The candidiasis can even be found in the blood. This is because of a food intolerance, that is caused by an insufficiency of the production of amylase enzymes in the saliva and pancreas, and/or maltase, lactase and sucrose in the intestine.  Many other causes exist, for example: an inadequate food combination or an excess  amount of food consumed that exceeds the capacity of digestion or any other situation that perturbs the good digestion of carbohydrates and sugars (read here for other causes and this other article for the principles of food combinations)
Candida is not the only yeast that can reside in the intestine; saccharomyces and aspergillus can also be found. They all nourish themselves on carbohydrates and sugars. The products of their digestion are CO2, ammoniac, alcohol and 80 different toxic wastes such as tartaric acid, arabinose, etc. It’s an alcoholic fermentation, that is the base of the production of wine and alcoholic drinks.
Out of all the different kinds of alcohol produced by yeasts, the most dangerous one for the brain is acetaldehyde. Acetaldehyde gives a long list of toxic effects, such as:
* Gastro-intestinal disturbance: diarrhoea, constipation, gas, stomach ache
* Damage in liver, pancreas, estomac, intestine, etc
* Damage  in the central nervous system (brain) and peripheral (nerfs) and its consequences that are psychological disorders, neurological disorders, behavioral disorders, neuropathies, neuralgia, etc.
* Reduced capacity of detoxification of other toxic substances
* Hormonal disorders, premenstrual syndrome
* Auto-immune disorders
Many available pharmacological treatments exist, such as fluconazol, and natural treatments, such as grapefruit seed extract, coconut oil and multiple other essential oils and herbs.  But the source is located in the intestinal candidiasis, so it’s mainly this that we need to treat.
All these natural or chemical medications are usually effective in the short term but candidiasis appears again after some time if the source has not been treated properly. It’s the incorrect digestion of carbohydrates and sugars that must be addressed. If you continue nourishing the microorganisms, they will continue to thrive. By identifying the cause of this bad digestion (read here some of them) you will need to act accordingly. For example, if the problem is a stressful situation you will have to find a way to get rid of stress; if the problem is an antibiotic therapy you will need to take probiotics; if the food is inadequate you will need to change your diet, etc.
To confirm that your health problems come from a candidose or a yeast overgrowth, it is possible to have to different clinical tests: blood antibodies, presence of yeasts in stools and urine fungi organic metabolites.








 

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Saturday 22 nd April 2017
Although in the occidental world we don’t suffer of hungry, undernutrition is common in most of the children and adults. Because symptoms of lack of nutrients are present in most of the people, we think it’s normal.
In this article, I would like to alert parents about the danger that we and our children are exposed because of our incorrect way of eating and living, showing how to identify a possible case of malnutrition.

 
HOLAHerbert Shelton (1) says that “ A child may be normal, as far as height and weight are concerned, ans still present many evidences of malnutrition. A child that is fat may be undernourished.
The more common symptoms of malnutrition are:
* a dry, delicate skin, which is either pale or wax-like or else sallow. or pasty, or earthy in appearance;
* dry, rough hair, brittle nails;
* blue circles or dark hallows under the eyes, with a pale, colorless mucous lining of the eye-lids;
* loose skin, flabby, underdeveloped muscles, round shoulders, projecting shoulder blades, fatigue posture, prominent abdomen,
* irritability, listlessness, inattention, laziness, undue mental and physical fatigue, mental backwardness, a temperamental disposition, lack of natural inquisitiveness and a lessened * power of concentration
* the child is also likely to be picky about his food
You don’t need to have all the symptoms, if any of these symptoms are present malnutrition is likely to be the cause.”
There’s a lot of other symptoms linked to a faulty nutrition. Recurrent ENT diseases, learning and behavioral troubles; teeth and bone problems such as cavities, the need of orthodontia and flat foot; sight problems such as the need of wearing glasses; and a long list of symptoms that currently appear in most of our children.
Malnutrition doesn’t mean that the person is not eating enough; all the contrary, in our occidental world, paradoxically undernutrition comes from an excess of food intake, or the consumption of inadequate food.
Shelton says “Overcrowded nutrition means starvation, whether it be in the infant that is fed more because it cries from already having had too much, or in the adult who glutonizes because he is drunk on food and craves more stimulation of the same sort”.
The most frequently life style deficiencies that can lead to these health problems are also the lack of sunshine, lack of rest and sleep, lack of exercise, lack of caring, lack of clean air and water; or it may be an excess of unhealthy life style routines, such as improper kinds of amusement or chronic exposure to some kind of toxicity (medicine, vaccines, and any kind of chemicals). 
In any case, if you or your family suffer of any kind of disease, and you are following a normal, standard, and what the conventional medicine community considers an “balanced” diet, then you are not following a healthy diet. Most of the food that is commonly considered as healthy is not healthy at all. A nutritionist may help you to find out what could be the problem in your diet, so you can live really fully nourished.
Read more about the causes of malnutrition in this other article.

References:
(1) Hygienic Systems Vol. II, “The science and fine art of food and nutrition”, by Herbert M. Shelton.










 

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Wednesday 22 nd March 2017
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Sunday 12 th February 2017
In a previous article I introduced the narrow relationship between body and mind; and I concluded that a physical and/or psychological perturbation may be the origin of any physical and/or psychological disease.
In this present article I would like to focus on the influence of physical disorders on psychological diseases, and more specifically, to what extend nutrition can change our mind.

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