Treatment for Ringworm in Humans – Are Anti-Fungal Medications Effective?

The treatment of ringworm in humans is often done by contact, or oral anti-fungal drugs. Those forms of treatment are effective, but the condition often comes back, since fungal bodies or spores are trapped inside dead skin cells, or inside hairs on the body. The good news is, there is a simple solution to counter this problem, and eliminate the infection permanently. Read on to learn more.

Manufacturers of such products do not want the patients to have a one-time fix. They want people to keep buying their products, and that’s one of the probable reasons why ringworm recurrence is so common, when the medical approach is used. Despite this, people keep trusting doctors, who do not know what they are doing, and as a result they suffer permanent scarring. The permanent scarring occurs, as the ringworm fungi produce certain toxins, which they use to defend themselves. That’s why it is important to think for yourself, and to do your own research when it comes to your own health. The treatment of ringworm in humans can either eliminate the problem permanently, or only kill fungi, that are located closely to the skin.

The best approach is to create an environment, where the fungi cannot function. Oral medications sometimes achieve that, but they need a long time to work, and the recurrence rate is still relatively high. The natural approach works better here. Usually, medications, manufactured by drug companies are more effective than any natural solution you can come up with, but there are exceptions – and ringworm happens to be one of them. Usually, fungal infections on the skin, affect regions where the skin is moist, such as inside the mouth. The ringworm though, can spread on dry skin, and that’s why the contact or oral medications are often unable to permanently eliminate the problem.

Resveratrol – An Anti-Aging Miracle? – Part 2

Resveratrol and Cancer: Certain studies indicate that the compound has the ability to battle cancer at all three steps of the cancer process: initiation, promotion, and progression. In one laboratory study, it caused cancer cells to die off in the early stages of the cancer process-and this effect seemed to be independent of its antioxidant properties.  Other studies indicate a preventative effect against cytokines, chemotherapeutic agents and gamma-radiation.  Another laboratory study showed that it inhibits migration and adhesion of ovarian cancer cells. A study at the University of Alabama showed that mice fed Resveratrol had an 87% lower risk of developing prostate cancer than did the mice not receiving it. Still another study showed that female mice given the compound had a sizeable reduction in the risk of breast cancers and tumors. Studies have demonstrated that it also inhibits melanoma, liver cancer, brain cancer, pancreatic cancer, kidney cancer, colon cancer, cervical cancer, stomach cancer, thyroid cancer, lymphoma, and even leukemia. It also has a strong ability to block metastasis of other cancers to the bone. 

Here’s a quote from “You Don’t Have To Be Afraid of Cancer Anymore” by Bill Sardi, quoted in “Natural News”: 

“Virtually every pathway for tumor growth and propagation is blocked by Resveratrol. Researchers . . . have developed a consensus that . . . [it] cannot only counteract tumor initiation but can inhibit tumor cell survival.  [It] . . . also has the ability to induce cancer cells, but not normal cells, to die off.” 

Resveratrol as Anti-inflammatory Agent: Preliminary research results demonstrate that it has strong anti-inflammatory properties. This seems potentially very important, since inflammation is increasingly seen as the real culprit in heart disease. Inflammation, of course, is very detrimental to the body in brain or spinal cord injuries. A very recent study suggests that it might be helpful in treating asthma, due to its anti-inflammatory effects. This could be particularly useful, since the mechanism of action is different than that of the glucocorticosteroids traditionally used in asthma, but which are ineffective in some people and cause undesirable side effects in some. The investigators also felt that it might be useful in treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). 

A Neuroprotective Agent: New research has shed light on some of its neuroprotective attributes. After serious brain injuries, It has been shown to vastly improve the ability of the brain to recover.  Further, it is believed that due to its activation of the SIRT1 longevity gene, it promotes neuronal survival in the brain and that it may be a practical agent in the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. 

An Anti-Fungal, Anti-Viral and Antibiotic Agent: Because plants produce it in response to stress from invading fungi, Resveratrol is anti-fungal in nature and has shown to inhibit the growth of both mold and fungus. Research has also shown that it also has antiviral properties; studies have revealed that it inhibits the growth of viruses such as herpes and influenza. It has also been shown to improve the potency of certain antiretroviral drugs used against HIV. 

Endurance: The fact that it increases endurance, and enables subjects to run and swim faster has been amply demonstrated. In addition, increased mental focus for a longer period has been demonstrated.

What About Toxicity and Side Effects?

Mice given huge dosages, the equivalent of hundreds of glasses of red wine at a time, showed no evidence of any harm.

There have been some reports of insomnia, achy joints, diarrhea, and stomach pain after large overdoses, but that would be difficult to do accidentally. See the next section.  

What’s the Right Dosage?

Dr. David Sinclair, who did the Harvard studies on Resveratrol, believes that between 10 and 100 glasses of red wine daily would provide the amount necessary for a human to obtain the benefits described above. The average 5 oz. glass of red wine contains between .30 and 1.07 mg., according to one authority. Using an approximate midpoint figure of .70 mg, Dr. Sinclair’s figures would suggest a daily dosage of between 7 and 70 mg.  

Others have suggested that a higher dosage is warranted because the compound in supplement form isn’t well-absorbed by the body, and that somewhere between 250 and 750 mg. per day would be appropriate. As always, you have to read the label. There are two forms: “trans-” and “cis-“. The “cis” form is of no value to the body, so you need to be sure that you’re getting the “trans” form. If the label doesn’t make it clear, you can pretty much assume that you’re not getting the full dosage of the proper form. 

Extrapolating from the mouse studies, which found that the optimum dosage was between 400 and 1000 mg. per kilogram, a person weighing 154 pounds would have no negative effects from up to 70,000 mg. of Resveratrol per day. (A bottle of 100 200mg. capsules would contain 20,000 mg.) 

Nobody is suggesting anything like that large a dosage, but some people report taking 2000 mg per day, with great benefits-more energy, better sleep, more endurance, etc. 

To sum up: A lot of researchers believe that Resveratrol will change the practice of medicine. It provides a number of benefits, and seems to have no downside.

Drug’s Effects on Brain-Fog Symptoms

This article will address a biotin question and its effects on brain-fog symptoms. The idea came from somebody that asked me opinion about this. She has just started taking a substantial dose of biotin (in combination with other B-vitamins, all yeast-free), because over at the Forum, they all see biotin as the anti-brain-fog miracle. There are several articles on brain fog that support this – as well as stopping the candida from producing roots, biotin helps to break down acetaldehyde, which seems to be at the core of the awful mental symptoms.

4 days in, her head is definitely a little clearer. She was just wondering how much, how often,
with/without food, and how big (and, how fast!) an effect it’s had on your brain-fog symptoms?

Although I never take Biotin, an input from my friend can answer this question.

She has taken Biotin, as part of the program that Diane Petosky suggests. She did take antifungals at the same time (and did colonics), so she cannot guesstimate how fast the biotin alone can clear your brain fog.

Diane’s program suggests 3000 micrograms per day, so she got 5 Mg caps (that’s 5000 micrograms) and took one per day. She has to say, too, that she does think it helped. She went to a well-known (in yeast-circles) doctor today, and they checked her blood under the microscope and saw not too much yeast. It was more than someone who has no systemic candida, but not rampant, as it was before. To her, this indicates that not only did the anti-fungals kill the existing yeast, but the biotin has curtailed the “budding phase”. She is continuing to take the biotin, even now that she has stopped the antifungals.

Interesting enough, she was absolutely sure that recurrent yeast was her problem when she went in there. Her gall bladder was aching, and stools getting lighter while urine was getting darker (classic signs of hepatitis, but she is not feeling that sick, so she assumed it was gall bladder).

After looking at her blood, they seem to think that she has the yeast under control, and that she has digestive problems and mycoplasma (which is says seems to be a common denominator in people who complain of muscle/bone aches, and feeling “tired all the time”). They gave her treatment ideas for this.

The doctor feels that getting the digestive problems under control will solve many of her other complaints. They did find that she is not digesting her food properly, so gave her a stool kit to send a sample to the Lab. After that, she is to being some treatment to begin to correct her digestion.