One of the direct causes of Candida albicans overgrowth is tooth fillings.
The Center for Disease Control states that there is no acceptable amount of mercury that can enter your body. However you absorb and inhale mercury off of your "silver" fillings every day.
That's right the "silver" fillings contain no silver at all - they are over 50% mercury. The American Dental Association still claims that the mercury in the tooth fillings is fixed and does not enter your body. However there are tests that you can have done to prove that your fillings are leaking mercury into your body.
The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology created a video entitled Smoking Teeth = Poison Gas. Mercury vapor is odorless, colorless and tasteless -- but it casts a shadow in black light! This dramatic video of mercury vapor outgassing from an amalgam dental filling has outraged the world since it was first demonstrated in 1995.
Do not rush out to your family dentist and request to have them removed though. If they are removed incorrectly, you can actually overdose on mercury and make your situation worse rather than better. You need to go to one of the resources below to find a dentist that specializes in mercury tooth filling removal.
Even if you choose not to have your existing tooth fillings removed, do not under any circumstances let your dentist add more mercury fillings to your teeth! The extra charge for a composite filling is usually around $10 and your continued health is more than worth that small charge. Composite fillings are mercury free dental fillings that are also known as "white fillings".
The Dangers of MercuryIf you've ever questioned just how dangerous mercury is for your brain, this short film from the University of Calgary will put your suspicions to rest. Is is entitled How Mercury Causes Brain Neuron Degeneration. It gets a little technical but you can ignore the technical parts and still understand why the mercury in tooth fillings is harmful and should be avoided.
This film shows, in vivid detail, exactly what happens to your brain cells when they're exposed to mercury, making it easy to understand why mercury has been linked to a host of harmful reactions like Candida, autism, heart disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, infertility and many more.
One way to help filter the existing mercury out of your bloodstream while on the Candida diet, is to use chlorella. Chlorella is a type of algae that acts like a magnet to draw the mercury out of your system through your bowels. You need to take between 3000 and 5000 mg of chlorella per day.
There is another natural method of removing the mercury from your body (called chelation). It works much faster but it is also more expensive.
Chelorex is a mixture of vitamins, minerals and herbs that has been shown to remove mercury and 15 other heavy metals. Additionally, it can be used while your amalgams are still in place.
There are also synthetic chelating agents that will remove the mercury from your body. They are:
However these synthetic chelating agents have many drawbacks. They are expensive - ranging from $400 to $2000. They have side effects - possibly affecting the liver, kidney and brain.
Your amalgams have to be removed before you use synthetic chelating agents. And you need a prescription to get them. I will always recommend natural methods over pharmaceuticals.
Mercury is flushed from your body through your bowels. Therefore it is important that you drink plenty of water and take a fiber supplement to keep your bowels moving freely. Most people do not include enough fiber in their diet so a supplement is a must.
There are many good sources of fiber to help carry out the mercury and other toxins:
One great product that combines five of the fibers listed above is Organic DetoxiFiber by Garden of Life. Each serving provides 1 gram of soluble and 4 grams of insoluble fiber from organic flax seed, organic pea hull fiber, organic alfalfa, organic barley and chia.
I used to recommend that you avoid using anything that stimulates peristalsis (A wavelike movement of muscles that moves food and liquid through the intestinal tract). However through further research I have learned that cascara sagrada is a safe and gentle laxative as long as it is used for no more than 7 days at a time.
By avoiding this common cause of Candida albicans, you greatly improve your chances of success with your Candida albicans cure.