What do you do if you have constant acid reflex from your stomach that burns so badly as to impinge even on your work and the most elementary daily activities?
Seven years ago I went to the doctors with this complaint. After that check or another they said I had a bad bacteria and gave me antibiotics. Did not help. OK, says the doctor then we will stop the acid production in your stomach. Start daily intake of proton inhibitor. OK, I start and sure the acid is gone.
It was a long-held believe, which turned out to be partially true, that acid in the stomach is needed for digestion. So I was worried a bit but the pain from the acid was just too much. What I did not realize at the time is that the acid is also a protection against infections. And that this pill does not fix my issue by removing the causes for the excessive acid; it simply masks the problem.
In the last 7 years I also suffered from chronic infection in the bladder and urethra by our old friend -- the candida. When I was growing up the understanding was "never get it via sex because you will have hell of time cleaning up, can take years or never go away". I though "wow, we can do stuff against syphilis but this yeast is somehow unbeatable" [my first degree is bachelor in biochemistry and biotechnology].
Only....due to medical reasons my misuss has no libido for half a decade already, so why did I became infested with the stuff provided that the attack vector of sex is not there? And why being treated by urologists at least 4 times in 2 different countries, private or not --> I tried everything, did not help? No result whatsoever.
Until one day, 5 months ago I got really pissed and though for hours until it struck me. I picked the phone and asked my GP when did I complained from the candida for the first time and when did I start taking the proton inhibitors. Yep, I started the pills a few months before the candida arrived. So I go to the GP and tell him this. He sends me to "not a real doctor" according to the insurance companies, so I'd have to pay.
Ok, I go there and the lady says "I will take you off the proton inhibitor in one week, if you follow my advice what to eat and where to buy it from". She puts me on a "paleo diet" and we take a stool test. HALF of the buggers in my intestine was candida. HALF of more than a kilo that is there!!! Starting the diet , which is simply no grain and no sugar [diary products are OK] and baying everything fresh from the farmers directly took me off the inhibitor in 3 days. That was 5 months ago.
However, the candida is not that easy to conquer so taking caprylic acid [plenty in coconut oil; but I use highly concentrated pills] and probiotic [that brings the good bugs back] seems to be the way. I am almost off the candida infection [can always feel it in the urethra so I don't need tests anymore].
Now, you tell me that "magic pills" are the answer. So, the food industry makes us ill [sugar, fat, salt] then we get a magic pill paying even more that makes more sick and then we spend enormous resources fighting an unwinable battle, whereas the only thing needed was to keep the stomach flora happy by eating real food rather than industrial food.
Not to mention the 15 kg reduction in mass that occurred in 3 weeks! and never came back. I have now the body I had when I was 17, only with more muscles cause I do sports. Not to mention that the candida is also responsible for smelly feet and treating them with a bit of coconut oil 2 times per week removes the smell altogether.
Candidosis is the lead cause of sterility in women. If you have that much of them in you all kinds of bad stuff begins to happen --> from tiredness to swell eyes to urethra infections to even death [how do you like it guys, to be half a man for so many years because some bastards want to make profit instead of cure you --> why do you think these food specialists are shunned aside by the insurance? can you empathize with me about it? can you imagine the horror and the embarrassment?]
Oh, I almost forgot --> the system punished me for curing myself. I had to pay all the research, I have to now spend a lot of time finding good food [I do not use supermarkets for anything else than salt and coffee]. The insurance does not have to pay me the inhibitor, I cured myself and increased my performance on every account, stopped pouring money in the industrial food scam and I got punished financially for it!!!!
I have long suspected that under the current socioeconomic system noone wants to cure you but to make you a permanent customer. The insurance claims they want to lower coast but they lie. They want as much turn-over because they get a share from every transaction. And if the money runs out, they just raise the premium....
Take what you will from this story but medics claim that 60% or more of the population in the developed nations has candidosis in the intestine. My "luck" was to have very sensitive stomach which gives me an early alarm. Most people live like this and they get severe issues at a later age [cancer for instance]. Also, because of the fact women give birth later, they have the risk of becoming sterile by nursing the bad bugs for a decade or more.....
This story happened in the Netherlands. Last comment --> I get mocked?!?!? by some of my colleagues for bringing my own food and refusing to eat industrial. They say I am a fundamentalist whatever and laugh when I tell them they eat poison. Well, there is no helping some people but this mindset is very indicative of the terrible brainwashing that the system does to us.