This following discussion applies to people who are suffering from yeast syndrome, those with chronic fatigue, and still others with a pain syndrome known as fibromyalgia. Usually these conditions come associated with digestive disturbances. This will be a rather complex discussion, but it comes to the heart of the cause of these problems and leads to an understanding of what is required for a complete reversal. The principles mentioned here apply to the maintenance of health under all circumstances and can be thought of as the basis of all physical health. By way of introduction, let me remind you (or inform you) that there are far more “alien cells” in and on your body (cells which are not part of you – mostly bacteria) than there are cells which are part of your genetic makeup. How you relate to these cells determines your state of health or illness.
Hereupon we enter a conversation unique in medical science, an area of medicine with which most doctors, at least in the U.S., are totally unfamiliar, yet an area of medicine which accounts for or strongly contributes to all disease processes, except for the classic genetic diseases. Here at last we have an explanation for and a treatment of the almost universal problem of acidification in human disease. Acidification is the basis of almost all human illness, and conversely alkalinization is the basis of almost all human health. In my opinion, this is the most meaningful and difference-making body of information in medicine. However, to become fixated on becoming alkaline without addressing the real causes of acidity is a useless exercise.
The Dark Field Microscope
An understanding of the dark field microscope is very important in grasping acidity, for it is only with this type of microscope that the causes of acidity are observable. In a dark field microscope light comes from the side of the specimen which then appears against a black background, whereas in all other light microscopes the light shines directly through the specimen from behind it. This can be compared to seeing dust particles floating in air illuminated by a source of light not aimed directly into your eyes and visible only by virtue of a dark background compared to searching in vain for those same dust particles with the source of light shining through the particles and directly into your eyes. The dark field microscope illuminates and makes visible conditions in human blood which cannot be seen in any other way as these particular organisms do not easily take a stain and therefore are not visible with an ordinary microscope. The specific use of the dark field microscope in which we are interested is High Resolution Blood Morphology. This is done by performing a small pin prick of the finger and viewing the blood in the living condition using a Dark Field Microscope.
Phase Contrast Microscopy
The phase contrast microscope is used as an adjunct in High Resolution Blood Morphology. This allows the visualization of features not visible with the dark field microscope and creates a fuller picture of the condition of the blood specimen under study. Be sure your practitioner has both capabilities: dark field and phase contrast. Also, be sure that the practitioner is skilled at prescribing the SanPharma remedies. This company makes remedies originally developed by Dr. Günther Enderlein (more about the remedies and Dr. Enderlein below).
Facts of Acidity
Optimal health occurs in a slightly alkaline environment. Alkalinity is so important in blood that the body has powerful mechanisms to maintain pH between 7.25 and 7.65. If this mechanism fails death ensues in short order. The sources of acidity are: diet, negative emotions, strong electromagnetic fields, and a sedentary life.
The dietary contribution to acidity derives from two sources: (1) simple and refined carbohydrates and (2) cooked food. Simple and refined carbs are metabolized to acid byproducts quickly by the liver and the resulting acid condition must be buffered just as quickly to maintain life. The source for alkaline substances to buffer and acid load is found in the extravascular space, primarily bone. Prolonged consumption of refined and simple carbs is the major cause of osteoporosis as the bones are robbed of their minerals to maintain life.
The mechanism of acid production from cooking food is a bit more complex. Humans are obviously not designed for cooked food. We invented the ability to make fire only around 30,000 years ago. Prior to that all our food was raw and required only a small amount of enzymes to digest. Very few people can make enough enzymes to digest a cooked food diet. When partially digested food reaches the colon it is digested (putrefied) by bacteria living there. They take the food value and leave the acid toxic byproducts for you to deal with. This results in the formation of what has been called a “toxic colon” which is dealt with in another article (colon therapy).
Exercise, both aerobic and anaerobic, stimulates excretion of toxins via lungs and sweat glands. Failure to exercise promotes acid condition. Coach potatoes have a hard time remaining alkaline even with an alkaline diet.
The mechanisms of negative emotions and strong electromagnetic fields in producing acidity are not so clear, but clinically the effect are crystal clear. Study after study confirms that cynicism and negativity are strongly associated with degenerative disease. People with strong religious ties have been shown to have far less degenerative disease than agnostics and atheists. Prayer works! The association between stong electromagnetic fields and childhood leukemia is certain and more research needs to be done in the area to fully confirm its effect on other conditions and at other times of life.
“pH” is a measure of acidity-alkalinity. The body must regulate pH of the blood to a narrow slightly alkaline range and this is necessary to sustain life; therefore any potential acidic condition inthe blood must be transferred immediately to the extravascular space (the rest of the body outside the circulation). This acid transfer supports the growth of fungi, bacteria and viruses and other micro-organisms primarily on mucous membranes (the internal surfaces) — mouth, gut, vagina, respiratory tract, etc. These microbial stages in turn produce more acid. Common superficial manifestations of the fungal phases are a coated tongue, dandruff, athletes foot, chronic bronchitis, and vaginal yeast infection.
The Presence of Organisms
The most important structures seen with the dark field microscope are rarely mentioned in medical school and are therefore generally unappreciated by doctors. These are the cell wall deficient bacteria. Cell wall deficient bacteria (CWDs), mycoplama and fungus are clear markers of chronic acidity. Not only do they denote a lifestyle which for many years has resulted in a current acid conditions, they also produce their own acid. Their presence accounts for the many clinical cases seen in medicine of people who have adopted an excellent alkaline producing life style and yet remain chronically acid and therefore ill. Until these organisms are destroyed, recurring acidity is assured.
Under lifestyle stresses (poor diet, negative emotions, exposure to radiation, absence of exercise), these organism proliferate. CWDs produce acid and create the conditions to propagate themselves, relatively impervious to outside influences.
Dysbiosis, Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia
I lump these three conditions together because they have a common cause: the presence of cell wall deficient bacteria and the resulting extreme dysbiosis which together cause overwhelming acidity. Probably the most damage is done in the GI tract where these microbial forms disrupt normal digestion and through acid production support the growth of pathogenic anaerobic bacteria (in another word dysbiosis). Dysbiosis further dysregulates the entire organism (the host) and stands as both a sign of the deeper internal dysregulation by the cell wall deficient organisms and as a contributor of other disease processes through the production of more acid by anaerobic bacteria in the gut. Direct treatment of dysbiosis (such as bulking agents and probiotics such as acidophilus) does nothing more than temporarily stave off its effects. As soon as direct treatment is discontinued, the dysbiotic condition re-establishes itself due to acid production by cell wall deficient organisms. This whole process has another facet which deserves its own article. When you finish this article you are reading now, scroll back up to this hyperlink for a more complete understanding: Mercury Toxicity, Gut Wall Infection, and Fatigue.
The condition popularly referred to as “Yeast Syndrome” is an outcome of this acidification of the body. Yeast Syndrome is actually a misnomer. It should be called “Mixed Organism, Primarily Fungus and Containing Some Variable Amount of Yeast, Syndrome.” The worst thing you can do for a so-called Yeast Syndrome is treat it with an antibiotic. This kills a few organisms, but dysregulates the immune system and makes the condition even worse. And, it does nothing for the underlying condition: unregulated dysbiotic organisms which the immune system no longer controls and which produce massive amounts of acid. You can read a more traditional treatise of the “Yeast Syndrome” here: Yeast Syndrome, but I suggest you finish this article first.
It is critically important to realize that the advent of organisms and structures in/on/around red blood cells does not happen rapidly and does not go away just because you change your diet and lifestyle. When you have a High Resolution Blood Morphology study, the picture you see is the way your blood picture is going to look for at least a few weeks, whatever you do. There is no point in checking in on it again for at least another two months and then only if you are in intense therapy.
If you change to a healthier lifestyle, you may or may not see immediate benefits in the way your feel, but the deeper changes — in what one would call the fundamental constitution — happen very slowly. The conditions which support the aforementioned organisms and structures do not change rapidly. Also, remember, they produce their own acid environment. This is where the SanPharma remedies are more than useful. They are essential for recovery. These are so-called “isopathic remedies” and work by reducing organisms and structures to their non-pathogenic state in which the body’s immune system can take care of them naturally.
The rate at which this transformation can happen is limited by the Herxheimer reaction (see below) and can be induced with the SanPharma remedies when combined with diet and lifestyle changes typically within 12 weeks. With diet and life style changes alone it can take many years and probably will never happen, not to mention that you are stuck on that diet and life style to prevent symptoms. What you get is not only freedom from disease, but a new constitution and a new level of vitality (see also below).
Practically all diseases are seen to increase in frequency when dysbiotic organisms dominate the gut. Therapeutic improvement in all illnesses is seen when these organisms are eliminated. This change is induced by means of lifestyle changes and the use of the SanPharma remedies. The SanPharma remedies are not a substitute for lifestyle changes but are meant to be used with those changes.
These remedies developed by the German scientist Dr. Guenther Enderlein and his associates have been used for decades with great success in Germany and were finally approved by the FDA for use in the United States in 2000. They are manufactured in isopathic preparations which are labeled “homeopathic” due to FDA regulations. However, these are not traditional homeopathic remedies. The FDA did not have “isopathic” in its vocabulary, so it plugged in something which sounded similar: “homeopathic.” Isopathy is not homeopathy.
These preparations work systemically (on the whole body). Unlike antibiotics and other drugs that often require strong doses to kill disease causing agents, the SanPharma remedies work by changing the harmful micro-organism in the body fluids to non-aggressive forms, which permits gentle self-healing. The acid production is excreted through natural channels — liver, kidneys, sweat glands, GI and respiratory tracts.
Because these remedies promote healthy cell metabolism and hormonal balance, the body’s internal environment experiences profound changes that benefit the entire constitution. Therefore, when treating illness, combinations of different SanPharma products as well as natural products (enzymes, minerals, vitamins, nutrients, etc.) produced by other companies are often used to restore the internal balance required for good health.
The SanPharma remedies are applied using the SanPharma Protocol. I encourage you to read this article.
The Herxheimer Reaction
One note of caution: the SanPharma remedies are not “feel good” medicines. The breaking down of acid producing organisms releases a lot of toxic material and as you get permanently better you feel temporarily worse. This has been described first by the German physician Karl Herxheimer and is known as the Herxheimer reaction. It is up to the doctor who prescribes the SanPharma remedies to bring you along at a pace you can tolerate. Too much treatment too fast will make you so ill you will not be able to continue. The toxic material which is released must be excreted by kidneys, liver, sweat glands, etc. Your doctor may see fit to prescribe drainage formulas to help specific organs detox more easily if you have weakness in one or more areas. The total load of acid producing micro-organism can ordinarily be eliminated within 6-9 months if diet and lifestyle issues are also dealt with effectively. Along the way, you can rejoice in the Herxheimer reaction and know that it is working when you feel not exactly right.
Constitution and Vitality
Doctors have recognized for centuries, perhaps millennia, that people possess an enduring quality they have designated “constitution” which lends whatever degree of vitality and resistance to disease one possesses. Prior to Dr. Enderlein (see below) and his discovery of isopathics, doctors had no idea about the source of constitution and assigned it to a category one could call “what’s so.” Since the development of genetics as a science “what’s so” has been translated to “inherited vitality” or “inherited constitution.” Now we fully understand that it is in no way genetic, but is rather an expression of the condition of micro-organisms.
In dealing with any disease, in my opinion, whatever therapy you choose will not work very well until you have dealt with this problem. There is only one way to diagnose this problem, and that is with a High Resolution Blood Morphology using a Dark Field Microscope. There is one way to treat it: SanPharma remedies and lifestyle changes (diet, exercise, emotions, avoidance of radiation).