There is such a link between mercury and candida that when anyone has candida overgrowth or systemic candida, you can be assured they have somehow acquired a goodly dose of mercury poisoning over their life. Mercury poisoning can come from many sources, mainly mercury amalgam fillings, vaccinations and prescription drugs that contain mercury, and contaminated seafood. I have seen many references to the fact that candida plays a somewhat complex role because it actually seems to be protecting the body from the worse threat of stored mercury. The fungus lives and grows wherever mercury is found and grows on or around it, covering it and protecting the body. Although candida will slowly lead to death, it seems to be the lesser evil than mercury, which can kill a human quite quickly.
I have now begun to understand the amazing thing that happened to me that proves the above link between candida and how it protects us from mercury.
Without knowing I had systemic candida, I began taking garlic supplements twice a day for several months. At first, the results were nothing less than spectacular as my energy levels increased to levels I had not felt for 15 years; these then turned out to be temporary as I was forced off the garlic. Although I was feeling on top of the world and so happy, I was suddenly struck down with MS type symptoms and developed numbness in the left side of my body. I just knew it was connected to the garlic in some way and my research for answers began. What I now know is that the numbness is mercury poisoning, and I had obviously began killing off the candida so strongly with the anti-fungal garlic that it was no longer protecting my body from the horrendous effects of stored mercury. To cut a long story short, I prayed to my angels to show me a cure, and not long after it came to me out of the blue to google iodine. I believe that one google search changed my life as I knew immediately as I researched iodine that I had found something very important.
I started taking iodine and my numbness went away, although it still ‘attacks’ me on and off each day for about a minute here and there, unlike before when it would last from one hour to an entire day of numbness. Yet I didn’t completely understand why it was working. Fast forward to now and I have learned I have systemic candida, and my tongue has since turned white, and also I have mercury poisoning. Would you believe that humble, inexpensive old iodine both kills candida and removes mercury from the body, plus all kinds of other heavy metals. This is why I believe that when it comes to eliminating candida from the body, you must also detox or chelate mercury right out of your system in tandem, or do it first. I would not advise going ahead and killing off the candida without first chelating the mercury or like me you could get quite ill as the candida stops surrounding the mercury and protecting the body. When taking iodine in any of its forms, always supplement with selenium. I can’t stress how important this is for protecting your thyroid, and also because the selenium does much of the actual chelating; without it you could just be stirring up a lot of toxins and heavy metals without removing them from your body.
I am now going to provide a link for the iodine protocol. And here is a bunch of other links:) This is the basic protocol although I do not use the Lugols, I am still using something much weaker with a plan to build up to higher levels if necessary. I believe a good iodine to take is Nascent, since Atomidine contains chlorine, but many people swear by Lugols iodine solution and that is the most popular. The protocol really must be followed by taking a range of supportive co-supplements as you build up your iodine levels. Do this with your doctor. I have visited my doctor and told him what I wanted to do and he was fine with all my supplements except for borax, which is strange considering how good the stuff is and has given me no side effects at all.
I really hope this blog helps other people who are suffering from chronic fatigue or MS, or indeed a range of other illnesses, all of which can be treated with iodine. You can also read my other health blogs as I have other related information in those. My advise is go slow, stop for a few days if you get too many detox symptoms, and ask your doctor if this is right for you. Your doctor may want you to do an iodine test first and I am going to arrange one for myself before I start to take higher doses to make sure I really am as iodine deficient as the skin patch test indicates. I am just loving the fact that I am currently chelating the mercury/cadmium/other metals out of my body with such an inexpensive, easy product. What is going to be more hard going is having my amalgam fillings replaced. The only way to truly eliminate candida is to remove the mercury along side it.
NB: It’s best not to drink a lot of alcohol while supplementing with iodine.