Although no definite studies have been conducted as yet, the clinical experience of many alternative medical practitioners has indicated the fact that yeast cell infection and mercury may be connected. It is a difficult judgement to make as to which of these came first: the yeast build-up or the mercury toxicity in low levels. The theory that is most prevalent is that low levels of mercury toxicity leads to a certain degree of suppression of the immune system and thus makes it easier for the yeast to spread out in the human body. This holds true especially for the vaginas and gastrointestinal tracts of highly susceptible women.
A recent study conducted by Mercury Life suggested that mercury decreased the ability of the microphages to eliminate yeast cells thereby suggesting that these important immune system cells were affected by mercury in such a way that the macrophages passed by the yeast cells and did not engulf them like they would have normally done using their unique chemical packages. Although a very small study, it did hold to affirm the very idea that mercury was capable of disrupting cellular communication in a way by binding to the cell receptor sites and preventing any form of communication from getting through.
Normally the stage is set for a yeast-related illness as a result of mercury causing immense suppression of the immune system and causing communication problems. Also the prevalence of some major stress factor in life such as divorce, illness of a close person or a new job may aggravate the situation and give rise to such symptoms as is normally associated with fibromyalgia.
By proper treatment of the yeast and eradication of the mercury and other toxins from the system, an individual may return to leading a normal life. The main aim is to have a balance restored to the nervous, endocrine and immune systems of the body. Yeast, viruses, bacteria, mercury and other toxins are capable of upsetting the natural balance of the body. Each individual has the capability to function with a certain amount of imbalance beyond which they turn to manifest themselves as aggravated symptoms.
Angie Lindsay does a commendable job in trying to explain a suitable connection between Candida and mercury in her article. It is a common belief of experts that the presence of mercury in the gastrointestinal tract is one of the major contributing factors for Candidiasis because mercury has the tendency to eliminate the “good” flora in the intestinal tracts. Also it has been believed that once a person has had Candidiasis, they may be further susceptible to a re-occurrence. If both of these assumptions were taken to be positive, then it can be predicted that the susceptibility of a re-occurrence is more because of the mercury than the previous cause of Candida.
An article published on Cure Zone in 2009 stated that there was a significant connection between the mercury and Candida. It is said that the Candida absorbs mercury from the body and then after the Candida dies, this mercury gets flushed out of the system along with it. In a sort of self-preserving way, the body tends to allow the Candida growth to take place, to counter the mercury problem. After that, however, when all the Candida gets killed off an individual may be further susceptible to damage from mercury exposure.
Excessive mercury in the body is capable of having varied and multiple effects that can setup a mercury yeast infection. Mercury has the ability to stimulate and toxify the thyroid leading to imbalances in the adrenal gland. This in itself will cause a significant decrease in immunity as a result of decreased cortisol output. Evidence has also been found that the Candida Albicans fungus is capable of converting mercury vapour to methyl mercury which is many times more toxic than its original form.
It is also a matter of speculation that the methylated mercury has the potential to cause a Candida build-up in the intestine and only a thorough cleansing operation will be able to rid a patient of their chronic Candida condition. For a person who has a chronic yeast infection it is advisable to check up on the mercury connection as well.
Mercury tends to bind to the yeast cell wall and under a saturation condition the rest of the mercury gets disposed of as methyl mercury. This methyl mercury now goes to all places by passing through the intestinal walls. The macrophages and glutathione in the body try to act against this mess but after a certain point become worn out and weakened, thereby hindering the ability of the body to undertake proper healing practices.
As per data from “The Yeast Syndrome” doctors who were specialists in Candida treatment had reported 98% of their chronic Candida patients to also be infected with mercuric toxicity.