Why are so many of the flat earth society apparently obsessed with Candida?
For some reason the cranks seem to love Candida albicans. On this board and on various quack sites, it's easy to find reference to "candida over-growth" diagnoses, which have often been made based on vague and ridiculous symptoms, usually followed by equally implausible solutions such as “detoxes” and strange diets. Where does this obsession with fungus stem from?
Thanks to all that have contributed so far...
FlashFlood… That was….just…surreal!
@ Theresa: Many people have Candida albicans living in their intestine. It’s normally quite harmless.
- Weise EnteLv 710 years agoFavourite answer
A book published in 1986 by the very aptly named William Crook made the original claim of Candida overgrowth and its myriad, implausible symptoms as well as its equally silly cures.
Since no form of alt. med. ever dies, it's still around. The internet gave it popularity again.
For someone who worked in yeast for a few years it's incredibly frustrating reading about these claims. It's really hard to be that wrong but they pull it off.
Edit: KTC, you can easily culture Candida on a petri dish in very simple media. Growing pathogens is often the easiest way to identify them.
So how can you confuse that for a cancer?
Edit: Really Fight the System? 'Cause those HeLa cells I have growing right now sure don't look like a fungus.Source(s): Microbiologist
- Anonymous3 years ago
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- Anonymous4 years ago
Hello, I'm on the second week and seeing definite improvement on my yeast infection symptoms:
Note that: If the yeast infection doesn't respond to over the counter treatment, prescription medication will likely be necessary. Similarly, if the symptoms return after two months of being treated, you should contact the doctor for professional treatment rather than resorting again to home treatment.
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- JeannemarieLv 44 years ago
No but he was behind a large percent of public awareness from it. Honestly, how many people would be aware about it if it wasn't for him? And by the way Al Gore is not claiming that he 'made it up' or 'discovered it' He is just make people aware of it. Al Gore mentions various scientists and climatologists that have been working on this theory of mabny years.
- Anonymous10 years ago
People believe earth is flat? I almost tripped and fell in ditch today. Of course earth is not flat :)
Easy for people to believe what they do not understand. They do not understand that candida cannot live in lung, liver, knee cap, or eye ball. They do not know infection in the blood kill you. So they are an easy target. Some of unscrupulous cons, some of cons with good intentions.
They like idea of crazy diet, and regime because that gives them sense of control they otherwise not have. After all, you go to a doctor and say you feel bad, but doctor not tell you why, you are helpless. That's how they compensate for feeling helpless.
- angrydocLv 510 years ago
It's one way to make them feel "sciencey" and doctor-like. We have clinical diagnoses too! Never mind a blood culture will ultimately prove us wrong.
Dear naturopaths, show diagnostic test for Candida overgrowth please.
Rhianna, do a question on adrenal fatigue next.
@theresa: Rhianna is saying that candida overgrowth is a bogus diagnosis. Naturopaths and other alt med proponents will blame it for a whole lot of non-specific symptoms and will not do confirmatory tests for it such as a blood culture or even a smear on a glass slide. Instead they will use a questionnaire and do the diagnosis from there.
Candida albicans is a yeast that can infect the skin, the rectum, the genitals and even spread throughout the body. However a systemic or widespread yeast infection happens in people who have depressed immune systems (AIDS patients and people undergoing chemotherapy). A person with systemic yeast infection will show signs of infection such as fever and will most definitely need hospitalization.
- SammyLv 610 years ago
Can you please clarify your question.
Are you saying that there is no possibility of a diagnosis, it doesn't exist? Or just that it is commonly misdiagnosed?
Had a diagnosis from a MD of too high levels of candida albicans in my intestine, based on a stool test. Was put on a restricted diet: No mushrooms, sugar, citrus fruits, alcohol, caffeine.