Candida Antibody Test

What Is The Candida Immune Complexes Test And Do You Recommend It

Hi there. I'm Eric Bakker. I'm a naturopathfrom New Zealand and I'm the author of a book called Candida Crusher and formulator of therange called Canxida. Thanks for tuning into the tutorial today. Today, I've got a questionhere from a patient, quot;What is the Candida immune complex test? Does it work and do yourecommend this test?quot; I've often said it before. You can get paralysis from analysis. In mymind, after working with Candida patients for a long, long time, one of the best teststo do is the stool test, not the immune complex test.The immune test, there are various ways you can do this. You can get little home kits.You can check the blood itself. You can check

the saliva. And we're checking for differentkinds of antibodies. These are often what we called ELISA tests or enzyme linked immunosorbentassay tests. But we're checking for different kinds of antibodies. We've got IgA, IgG, IgE,so these are basically immunoglobulins. Some are immediate markers, some are delayed markers,and some are going to represent the more immediate presence of Candida in the blood or in thesaliva. Others are going to be maybe a past or a delayed reaction to a Candida organism.I find these tests to be quite particular and very inaccurate in many situations, soI don't usually recommend this kind of testing for people. I think a stool test is a waybetter test because it gives you a lot more

information that's not just relevant to Candida,but also to SIBO or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, that so commonly is there in associationwith a yeast infection with patients. Stool testing is far more comprehensive and a muchmore accurate way to determine what level of gut dysfunction the patient really has.And as naturopaths, our core focus is on improving the gut with people, and that test is reallythe best test you can do. The comprehensive stool analysis is the best test.Stool testing also will be a culture. A good test will actually culture for yeast and lookat doing microscopy, so looking through a microscope, and looking for visual signs ofyeast bloom in the stool. Microscopy and stool

culture. It's a way more accurate, more balancedway to determine Candida. I want you to remember that Candida and alot of bacteria don't like hanging around in the bloodstream for too long because thereare a lot of white blood cells that hang around there that tend to really jump on them straightaway. And also, the chemicals or cytokines that are produced by blood cells tend to attackCandida and also the metabolites of Candida, when it dies, what it's broken down to, andthe converted form of Candida to the more invasive or spore form. So the blood is anarea where a lot of toxins don't last long, including heavy metals, a lot of poisons,carbamates and pesticides and organochlorines

and these sort of sprays. They don't lastlong in the bloodstream. They get tucked away into organs. They get tucked away into bonemarrow or different parts of the body that form more long term stores for these kindof poisons, bacteria and viruses and things like that. Blood is very hit and miss testing.Even the serum can be hit and miss testing. The plasma component of blood.Urine is more a reflection of a more acute problem rather than a longterm chronic problem.Stool is a way better way to gauge the overall health of the patient. As I mentioned, notjust for Candida, but their overall health. Because the gut health is a reflection ofthe overall health of the person. Checking

a few antibodies here or there, to me, istoo narrow in its approach for testing. And it can also be inaccurate.What does all this mean? What am I trying to tell you? I'm trying to tell you don'twaste your money on a Candida immune complex test. I don't do it. I used to do it. I don'tdo it anymore. It's a waste of money. Spend your money on a comprehensive stool test.SDSA times three. Spend money on one really good test upfront if you've got a chronicproblem, and don't waste your money in the interim on all these tests along the way.I gauge a patient's ability to contract a yeast infection more on their exposure toantibiotics than anything. So if you come

The Candida Spit Test MYTH 11

The Candida Spit Test – MYTH 11Hi, I'm Jeff McCombs, developer of the McCombs AntiCandida Plan for Health, Vitality,and Transformation. Today, I'd like to spend a little time with you and discuss the Candidaspit test. The Candida spit test was promoted as a marketing tool in the mid 90s by a multilevelmarketing company that sold an antiCandida product. It was promoted as a fast, easy,reliable test for people to perform in their homes to validate that they had a fungal Candidainfection. I'd like to explain to you a little bit why that is not a valid test andgive you some more information behind valid testing.To perform the test, you take a glass of water,

first thing in the morning, and spit intoit. If the spit or mucus forms legs, little extensions down into the water, this is asign, supposedly, that you have a Candida infection. Of course, this doesn't differentiatebetween a Candida yeast or a Candida fungal infection. But the truth of the matter isthere are many things which can cause the mucus to thicken to such an extent that itwould form these legs down into the water. A common one is dehydration. Now, if you'vebeen sleeping all night, and your mouth is closed, you haven't been drinking water.When you wake up in the morning, you're gonna be a little dehydrated, so the mucuswill be thicker and form these strands, or

legs, into the water.Other things that can cause the same thickening of the mucus could be airborne allergies,food allergies. You could have a virus, bacteria, yeast, mold, fungal infection, or parasiteinfection. Cold weather can also cause thickening of the mucus, and anybody who has lived ina cold climate can attest to that. Weather changes can also cause thickening of the mucus.So there are a lot of things that can cause thickening of the mucus.If you consider the body burden that most Americans and most people around the worldhold in terms of toxin, there are generally over 1000 different toxins that are in thebody at any time. Each and any one of these

can cause the mucus to thicken. So when we'redoing a Candida spit test, we're not testing for anything, specifically, because thickenedmucus can be a general indicator of many different types of allergic reactions or responses bythe body and its immune system. If you want to do a saliva test, you would do a salivaantibody test. This is a valid test that's performed at a lab. Laboratories like BioHealthDiagnostics, Genova Diagnostics, Diagnostics Labs will perform saliva antibody tests.An antibody is a protein that is produced by our bodies' white cells in response toa substance that is nonhuman, or nonself. This is a way that the body uses to identifythat substance again should reexposure occur

later on.Other valid tests would be blood tests, stool tests, direct cultures of blood or stool oranother tissue. Metametrix Labs does PCR testing, which is a genetic testing that can be withthe stool or blood. Great Plains Laboratories does organic acid testing. This is testingof byproducts of cellular metabolism from Candida. These are all different tests thatcan be performed to evaluate whether or not you have a systemic fungal Candida infection.© Copyright 20102011, All Rights Reserved, Jeffrey S. McCombs, DC Page 86 of 130The best way to use this information is to use several tests in conjunction with eachother, along with a case history, present

signs and symptoms, past history of antibioticuse, and whether or not you've done a Candida protocol and whether it's produced goodresults for you. If you take all this information, combine it together, you're going to geta clearer picture of whether or not you have a Candida infection.I hope you have found this information to be helpful. If you'd like more information,visit us at McCombsPlan or call us at 8882367780.This is Jeff McCombs, and thank you once again.

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