April A to Z: Letter C
Have you heard of the word Confuzzle?
I guess it refers to being perplexed – it is a combination of being confused and puzzled.
Let’s look at some Car photos – some with that confuzzling vibe – especially this first Baja Car:
And how about this one:
Check out more cars (and trucks) in this slide show:
Part 2: Candidiasis
To keep with the theme of health for my A to Z –
Let’s check out the topic of Candidiasis, which is a systemic fungal infection that can be quite Confuzzling….
Some folks argue that candidiasis infections plaque 7 out of 10 people (in places like the US, England, Aus, etc.)
Candida exists naturally in the body in the round, yeast form, which helps the body break down when we die. However, when the body has antibiotics (which wipes out the good flora) and then when we eat typical SAD food (with lots of hidden sugars) and maybe have other things going on (like heavy metals or chemicals) – the fungal form of candida forms (and infection happens) and hyphae grow and attach to the intestinal wall – which can lead to leaky gut, mycotoxins, malabsorption, etc..
RESOURCES to Clear up Candidiasis Confuzzling
Diana, from My RA Diary (here) inspired me years ago because she was getting to “root” causes when she worked at healing her Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA).
If you want to read more, check out this post (here) with her CANDIDA TREATMENT PROTOCOL: A 4-PRONGED ATTACK PLAN.
She also has another post (here: Rheumatoid Arthritis – The Making of Candida? where she writes: “I have read somewhere that as many as 50% of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) sufferers, by virtue of their overload and weakened immunological system, also suffer from Candida (otherwise known as Candidiasis) or opportunistic organisms that are similar to Candida. However, the very presence of Candida can be compromised by a state of immunodeficiency induced by diabetes, taking birth control pills, using antibiotics, pregnancy, excessive intake of sugar, chemotherapy, which disrupt the balance of the bacteria and permits the Candida cells to grow rapidly and overwhelms the good bacteria. They are capable of invading, distorting the protective intestinal mucosa, causing disruption to its absorptive capacity, thus allowing antigens (protein molecules), toxins or cellular by-products to enter into the blood stream and diffuse throughout the body, leading to what we call the leaky gut syndrome. Chronic and often undetected, candida infections are regularly associated with symptoms linked to every system of the body.” and: “Finally, it is best to avoid antibiotics in any form as well as hormones, steroids and foods that we are now allergic/intolerant to. I cannot recommend enough reading up more on Candida-related information and find that Linda Allen’s Yeast Infection No More (TM) system and Dr Cook’s The Yeast Connection and Women’s Health particularly authoritative and useful. With the highly restrictive nature of anti-Candida diet, I have issues with diversifying my diet and what I can prepare for my meals. This book, The Yeast Connection Cookbook will be ideal for individuals, especially those of us on RA who are avoiding and rotating food due to food allergies and intolerance.”
Video by Dr. Axe.
I love his points, especially as he notes that we need to support the spleen, the liver, and small intestine – but again -please remember that the goal with bodily healing is to rebuild the immune system.
Do you like the word confuzzle?
Do you think it is a legitimate word?
What about chillax? To chill and relax….
Did you like the Baja Car?
See you tomorrow for the Letter D