Oxygen Does Not Eliminate Candida
Another thing that some people put out there is that oxygen-based products, these are products
that usually have oxygen bound with magnesium or some other mineral – magnesium is really
one of the most common ones – that this has an anti-Candida effect. Given, again,
that the intestinal tract is anaerobic, you have to consider that if I put oxygen in there,
I have 100 trillion microorganisms that are anaerobic microorganisms, so that’s all
the bacteria — good, bad, whatever; the protozoa; the mold; the fungus; the yeast. They’re
living in an anaerobic environment. If I add oxygen to that, I disrupt the entire environment.
So while this product may release very, very, very extremely trace amounts of oxygen, the
likelihood that that would specifically target one organism in there, and not the others,
is very remote. So if you’re taking something that could actually induce oxygen into the
intestinal tract, you would be destroying the bacteria also. The things that you wouldn’t
destroy are Candida. And Candida is what we call a facultative
anaerobe. When we look at microorganisms, they’re usually obligate, which means they
have to be in a certain environment, or they’re facultative, which means they can adapt to
the environment. And this is the case with Candida. It’s facultative, which means it
can live in an oxygen environment, or it can live in an oxygen-deprived environment. In
the gut, it lives in an oxygen-deprived environment. When it enters your bloodstream, it lives
in an oxygen-rich environment, and that’s where we have systemic fungal infections that
spread through the body. You can have Candida infections of the skin.
Oral candidiasis, or thrush, that’s exposed to a very oxygen-rich environment. So introducing
an oxygen-based substance into the intestinal tract would have no effect against Candida.
But you would pretty much guarantee that you would be destroying some of the anaerobic
organisms which don’t have this ability to shift from oxygen to oxygen-deprived environments.
And so you would actually select for the organisms which are very resistant in this way, so that
would be E. coli, which is commonly associated with many types of illnesses that people get
from eating food contaminated with E. coli, systemic fungal Candida, etc.
If you try to starve Candida out of the body, you won’t do that. That will actually cause
a conversion. In essence, if you take away all its food, Candida goes shopping. And it
spreads through the body. It looks for nutrients. It finds them in the cells, the tissues. It
creates abscesses, inflammation, destroys tissues. It’ll destroy cells to get protein,
destroy cells to get fat, destroy cells to get iron. It’ll leach iron from red blood
cells. So you can’t starve it, but on the other hand, we don’t really wanna promote
excess of rapid growth.