I just came to a theory concerning candida, yeast and skin problems, fat and fungus. (it is a bit long)
It was something that hit me all of a sudden.
There was a conversation on another forum a little while ago between a natural hygienist and another member who has a record of being very critical of anything that's new and 'different'.
The 'natural hygiene member' was talking about how viruses are not the cause of disease and so forth.
The critical member said:
How do you explain HPV? The Human Papillomavirus? Ya know the thing that causes warts? You've questioned virology before and the germ theory... So how do you explain lesser diseases like Warts?
I used to get plantars warts quite often when I was a kid, always at public pools and such. So why is it that after I removed myself from an environment that would be a breeding ground for them, that I would stop getting plantars?
If not a virus, then what do you think is constantly causing 8% of the population to have this? Toxins? but then why would toxins specifically always be expressed at the bottoms of your feet? Its not bacteria, because antibiotics do not work against warts. So really, what causes warts under your view of science?
The other member decided to just ignore this user because he has a history of trying to divide the community. I was however kind of hungry for the 'Natural Hygiene answer' to the matter of warts.
Now the “rawfoodexplained” website has some info on warts but it doesn't go into the subject very deep.
But just now it hit me, all of a sudden. What if these plantar warts are caused by a fungus?
It would make sense if you get them after visiting a swimming pool because there that fungus would have a warm and moist environment to live in. Your feet come in contact with the fungus and if you are always wearing tight shoes the fungus continues to have a warm and moist environment to live in.
I thought a little further about candida and such problems as dandruff and skin problems such as angular cheilitis (dry and chapped corners of the mouth)
I read angular cheilitis has to do with a bacteria being able to live in the corners of your mouth because it has a warm, moist environment to live in.
This is testable because it goes away if you try to 'dry out' your mouth corners. But what if these bacteria are in fact a fungus?
I read on this site that candida is often a problem that has to do with a combination of sugar and fat. And that you need to eliminate fat from your diet in order to get rid of candida problems.
Now here comes my theory:
If you eat a lot of fat you also get oily skin.
If you get for instance an oily scalp then a fungus can manifest itself because of the warm environment that becomes 'moist' because of the oily skin.
I read dandruff is also associated with a fungus so this could make sense.
Now the question is: how do you get rid of this fungus if you have it?
Do you dry it out by eliminating all fat?
And if so, will it ever really go away completely?
Could you later on ever go back to eating fat without having this fungus return?
Any thoughts from you smart people? :)