5 Natural Remedies That Can Fight Candida Albicans and Its Biofilms

on Nov 04, 2021

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Posted by Ed. F. (US) on 11/05/2021
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Hi Art,

What about serrapeptase opening biofilm and black seed oil to kill the toxins, then binder to flush out? Will this work also?

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Posted by Art (California) on 11/05/2021 1005 posts

Hello Ed. F.,

Although there is significant anecdotal evidence for using serrapeptase for CA, there are no studies currently available that confirm that action. Given the known activity of serrapeptase, it seems likely that it should be active against CA, so it definitely seems worth a try and if it turns out be not effective enough, you can always try the ones I mentioned.

Art


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Posted by Art (California) on 11/06/2021 1005 posts

Hi Betty,

You must have a tough stomach! I wasn't able to handle 2400 mg of NAC for long. You didn't say what type of cancer, but if it is colon cancer (CC), taking a biofilm buster like NAC can be useful in breaking down biofilms which protect bacteria that are noted for protecting certain bacteria that contribute to CC. It is important to remember that CA is not the only pathogen that uses biofilms to protect itself and utilizing these biofilm busters can be useful against many other biofilm forming pathogens!

Art


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Posted by Madelyn (Idaho ) on 11/06/2021

Hello Art,

Thank you for sharing this important piece of information about colloidal silver. I had not heard of the study on animals showing its impact on gut microbiome and time needed to rebalance the gut. Thank you for all your contributions to our EC community :)


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Posted by Art (California) on 11/06/2021 1005 posts

Hi Madelyn,

I think I forgot to include that study link showing how silver can have a negative impact on the gut microbiome, so here is the link I was referring to :

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0278691521003859?via=ihub

Notice that even after 8 weeks post AgNPs, the gut biome was not fully restored in some cases. Their max dose of silver nanoparticles used in this study for the mice was 2.5 mg/kg. When compared to a human equivalence for somebody around my size this would be approximately 16.5 mg/AgNPs/day or roughly about 3/4ths of one quart of 20 ppm colloidal silver per day. This is a lower dose than my standard loading dose, but higher than my standard maintenance dose of AgNPs to fight a pathogen in my body. The lowest dose used in this study, in my opinion, is too low to be useful against pathogens, but even that dose had a negative effect on the gut microbiome. The decrease in short chain fatty acids or SCFAs is very bad for us on a longer term basis as these help in multiple ways to maintain gut homeostasis and are often depleted in multiple disease states.

Art


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Posted by Art (California) on 11/05/2021 1005 posts

Hello Coco,

A dosage of less than 600 mg/day would be a low dose. In the case of CA, 1200 seems like it may be more useful based on what that study showed and most people should be able to tolerate that dose. I ran into problems when I got to 2400 mg/day in divided doses. My stomach couldn't handle 2400 mg of NAC after just a very short test at that dose.

Art


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Posted by Betty (CA) on 11/06/2021

Thank you, Art! I have been on NAC (2400mg) for a while as part of my anti-cancer protocol.


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Posted by Betty (CA) on 11/06/2021

Hi Art, yes CRC. Had to work up NAC to 2400mg per day. Started at 1200mg per day. IP6 is one that gets my gut still to this day. Thank you for explaining bacteria and biofilms. The body is an amazing machine but needs help sometimes for sure. EC is great and so are you.


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Posted by Art (California) on 11/07/2021 1005 posts

Hi Betty,

I found this quote that I thought you might find of interest,

>>> ' Except for AgNP1, the growth inhibition potency of AgNP formulations of human colon tumor cancer cells (HCT-15) is 34.5 times higher than carboplatin, one of the first-line chemotherapy agents. Nevertheless, 5-10% of necrotic events, even at the lower concentration evaluated, were observed. The cytotoxic selectivity was confirmed by evaluating the cytotoxic effect on aorta, spleen, heart, liver, and kidney primary cultures from BALB/c mice. Despite the cytotoxic effects observed in vitro, the lethal dose and histopathological analysis showed the low toxicity of these formulations (all of them on Category 4 of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals) and minor damage observed on analyzed organs. ' <<<

Here is where that quote came from :

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/labs/pmc/articles/PMC8308985/

Considering that AgNPs (Colloidal Silver Nanoparticles) have also been shown to destroy some biofilms of certain bacteria that are noted for contributing to the formation of colon cancer, AgNPs seem to be worth reading about. If I'm not mistaken, I believe Earth Clinic has just started selling colloidal silver or will be soon.

Art


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Posted by Art (Caliufornia) on 11/05/2021 1005 posts

Hi Tim,

Yes, Stevia has anti Candida a. qualities also.

Art


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Posted by Tim (Minnesota) on 11/04/2021 6 posts
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What about Stevia for CA? Stevia combats Lyme...

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Posted by Phillip (US) on 11/20/2021

Do biofilms evolve in the pancreas? I am trying to understand biofilms and how they are produced/where they begin?

I had not heard of them before EC.

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Posted by Patrick J. on 11/05/2021
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Terrific article, thank you.

Would taking the Colloidal Silver and NAC alone be beneficial to one's health?Thank you,

Pat

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Posted by Betty (CA) on 11/08/2021

You know, this brings up something I have missed, the cancer cell line. I have no idea the HCT-. My cancer is really considered rectal due to location.


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Posted by Coco (Oklahoma City, OK) on 11/05/2021
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Art,

What is considered a low dose of N.A.C and what is a high dose?

Coco - Oklahoma