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"We thought that yeast would not enter the brain, but it does," Corry said. "In the brain, the yeast triggered the activity of microglia, a resident type of immune cell. The cells became very active 'eating and digesting' the yeast. They also produced a number of molecules that mediated an inflammatory response leading to the capture of the yeasts inside a granule-type structure inside the brain. We called it fungus-induced glial granuloma, or FIGG."

Corry and his colleagues also tested the animals' memory in both yeast-infected and non-infected mice. They found that infected mice had impaired spatial memory, which reversed when the infection cleared.

The mice cleared the yeast infection in about 10 days; however, the microglia remained active and the FIGGs persisted well past this point, out to at least day 21. Intriguingly, as the FIGGs formed, amyloid precursor proteins accumulated within the periphery and amyloid beta molecules built up around yeast cells captured at the center of FIGGs. These amyloid molecules are typically found in plaques that are the trademark of Alzheimer's disease.

"These findings suggest that the role fungi play in human illness potentially goes well beyond allergic airway disease or sepsis," Corry said. "The results prompted us to consider the possibility that in some cases, fungi also could be involved in the development of chronic neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and multiple sclerosis. We are currently exploring this possibility.

"https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190104104006.htm
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Many people take to treating themselves because the medical profession is unable to consider anything but what they've been taught. Unfortunately, much of what they were taught in relationship to how the body functions is forgotten after school is finished. It is then replaced by protocols, dogma, and opinion-based approaches to treating patients.

The medical profession is creating their own demise. Those who are willing to try alternative approaches are increasing in numbers. Unfortunately, most of them replace the use of medications with protocols of supplements and still fail to recognize the lack of science in what they do.

Understanding how the body functions brings us closer to using workable solutions. Unfortunately, there's a lot of 'noise' on what's best and little consideration for the science underlying all of this.

The biggest trap is trying to become an expert on anything. It seems like everyone is an expert these days. The amount of knowledge one possesses decreases substantially as one's focus narrows. A narrow focus excludes much. Being open to the truth is often seen as not being as important as being the one herald of truth.

Whenever I have spoken in public, I start off my talks stating that we know about 1% of what goes on in the body, and based on that, we practice medicine.

We can never know enough and we should always be attempting to learn and understand more. I myself feel as though I know so little and it drives me to study and learn more every day. I do not like to fail, but know that I will time and time again. I try to avoid it at all costs, because in the end, it could cost a lot, not to me perhaps, but to someone else. I'll leave the god-complex for those who need it.

With that rant, here's another article in an attempt to offer a bit more truth to the conversations around health.

https://www.candidaplan.com/candida-or-sibo/
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50% of antibiotic prescriptions are written for cases not even involving an infection! Of the other 50%, anywhere from 50% to 90% of the time, they are for non-bacterial conditions, leaving only about 5% to 25% of the time when an MD actually gets it write by prescribing an antibiotic!

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181005141911.htm
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One of the interesting molecules out there is Nitric Oxide (NO), which is used in cell signaling. Researchers who specialize in looking at NO, remark that it is responsible for many of the functions in the body and many diseases can come from its absence.

One of the pathways in the body that produces NO is a dietary pathway that functions via the presence of beneficial bacteria in the body and green leafy vegetables. The bacteria that are most responsible for this NO pathway are the Lactobacillus and the Bifidobacteria species.

Considering that fungal candida prevents the Lactobacillus species from colonizing the tissues of the body and antibiotics eliminate all bacteria in the body, some of the effects of the Plan have to do with restoring the production of NO in the body.

A loss of NO leads to such conditions as hypertension, diabetes, neurological diseases, immune system dysregulation, decreased muscular performance, cardiovascular conditions, chronic inflammation, etc. These are areas that we commonly see good results with.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16183308
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This study talks about the connection between fungal candida and pain, a topic that is seldom written about -

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180829115552.htm
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It's amazing to see how many ways that Candida and Alzheimer's are connected -
https://www.candidaplan.com/candida-and-alzheimers-the-best-approach-for-success/
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Candida and Probiotics - Timing is everything when it comes to using probiotics with fungal candida.

https://www.candidaplan.com/candida-and-probiotics/
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Candida and Pregnancy have an intertwined relationship, as is typical of every aspect of the body. Their connection is easily seen via the impact of candida on the body’s bacterial flora and the impact of the bacterial flora on pregnancy. We have seen over 56 women, who were previously diagnosed as infertile, become pregnant while doing the Plan. We’ve learned first-hand how restoring balance to the bacterial flora of the body can have a major impact on pregnancy and beyond.

https://www.candidaplan.com/candida-and-pregnancy/
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Candida and cancer are two words that most people would not associate together. It is however a topic that is becoming more and more common. I frequently find myself answering questions about the link between the two. A large percentage of the population is heading into old age and the incidence of cancer is now more common than ever. I thought that I’d provide some background on how the two can be related.
https://www.candidaplan.com/candida-cancer-2/
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