Cancer: A Yeast Fungus Gone Out of Control?

Updated Article: Want Proof That Cancer Is The Result Of Microbes?


I recently looked at some interesting information provided by a documentary called Cancer, the Forbidden Cures.  The documentary covers a broad range of doctors who claimed to have found treatments that worked well for treating cancer.  The final doctor they present makes the most interesting claims out of all of them.  Dr. Tullio Simoncini claims cancer is not a genetic abnormality, but rather a runaway fungal infection.

Fungal infections seem to be present in the vast majority of cancer cases.  One study reported candidemia was demonstrated in 88% of cancer patients they looked at.  Just search on “fungal infections in patients with cancer” to see a long list of studies reporting an association between fungus and cancer.

The doctor in question gave his patients baking powder (sodium bicarbonate) to cure the tumors (fungal infections).  Bicarbonate is known to be a powerful antifungal.  The bicarbonate was delivered as a solution through typical chemotherapy ports directly to the tumors.  He was successful in treating cancer with this regimen.  Simoncini presented a long article on the subject to Nexus magazine back in 2007.  Here’s a study on mice that shows oral administration of bicarbonate reduces cancer metastases.  Here’s a woman who claims she cured her cancer by taking bicarbonate.

I think the good doctor may be on to something here.  If the assumption is made that cancer is a fungal infection, or at least that some cancers are the result of a fungal infection, all sorts of things begin to make sense.

Cannabis has anti-fungal properties, particularly against candida albicans.

If you look up natural treatments for candidemia, it reads like a natural cures list for cancer. Caprylic acid (unrefined coconut oil), Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Laetrile, cannabis oil, sodium bicarbonate, green tea, DMSO, even bee venom and certain snake venoms, they have all been touted as cancer cures, and all of them have antifungal properties.  If you find someone claiming a home cure for cancer, it’s almost certainly a substance that has antifungal properties.  I couldn’t find a widely touted home cure for cancer that wasn’t also an antifungal.

Ignore that link at your own peril.

This goes hand in hand with Dr. Robert Lustig’s claim that fructose is a toxin, which is in part responsible for the obesity and cancer epidemic we are facing.  A sugary diet can drive fungal infections.  What’s the first thing doctors recommend to women with chronic yeast infections?  Cut the sugar! – excluding raw fruit! Most fruit has antifungal vitamins, like vitamin C, and is loaded with fiber that counteracts the negative effects of sugar. Humans are supposed to eat fruit and vegetables, we are not supposed to extract fructose from fibrous plants or refine flour into a cocaine-like substance.  99% of processed foods have added sugar, it’s even added to plain roasted peanuts! That’s nuts!

The fungus hypothesis provides a neat little bow to tie up all the lose ends of the cancer conundrum.  It’s important to remember that mainstream science still does not know what causes cancer to occur at the cellular level.  They don’t know exactly how cancer functions, because if they did, they would have a cure for it.  It’s entirely possible that fungal infections could be at the root of most, or all, cancers.

Here’s another study showing bicarbonate having a positive effect.  Hmmm, is this yet another study showing a positive effect?  Oops, that was just another antifungal study (imidazole) looking to see if a different antifungal drug worked on cancer. It did. I challenge you to find me an antifungal that doesn’t have a positive effect on cancer.

Consider that there are many varieties of fungus, and each of them may respond differently to different antifungals.  This explains the variability in cancer treatment outcomes when exactly the same protocols are involved.  All cancers would not be the same if they were caused by differing strains of fungus.  It explains why some cancers are aggressive and why some are not.  It explains all of the oddities and mysteries of cancer’s behavior.

Oh, in case you were wondering, albicans grows on tobacco agar.  As one study notes:

The predisposition of cigarette smokers for development of respiratory and oral bacterial infections is well documented. Cigarette smoke can also contribute to yeast infection.

Boy, it sure is an odd coincidence that things which promote cancer also seem to promote fungal infections, no?  Did you know that a standardized way of inducing cancer in a laboratory rat is to inoculate the rat with aflatoxin b1, a fungal mycotoxin.  Let me repeat that.  We induce mycotoxicoses in rats by injecting them with fungal mycotoxin, and then we call the resulting condition of that cancer.

An article in the New York Times notes:

“The old view is that cancer is a linear process,” said Dr. Barnett Kramer, associate director for disease prevention at the National Institutes of Health. “A cell acquired a mutation, and little by little it acquired more and more mutations. Mutations are not supposed to revert spontaneously.”

Indeed, they are not. Of course, fugal infections can easily account for this phenomena of cancer. The article talks about how routine screening for cancer found many cancers that, “were destined to stop growing on their own or shrink, or even, at least in the case of some breast cancers, disappear.”

The American Thoratic Society, a completely mainstream entity, has this to say about Aspergillosis:

Aspergillosis generally starts out as a spot in your lung called a lung “nodule”. (This nodule can be mistaken for lung cancer or tuberculosis).

The symptoms of fungal infection and cancer are virtually indistinguishable. That’s because there is no difference. A fungal infection presents in an identical way to cancer, because it is “cancer.” In fact, the biopsy markers that are used to diagnose cancer are often the same as those for diagnosing a fungal infection.

So here we have a situation where a disease (with no known cause) acts so much like another disease (one that has a known cause) that it can be mistaken for it. It responds to exactly the same treatment as the disease with a known cause. We also frequently find the disease with a known cause inside the tumors supposedly caused by the disease with no known cause.

Perhaps if it walks like a duck, it looks like a duck and it quacks like a duck.

I’d like to see more research done along these lines, but as Dr. Simoncini’s experience demonstrates for us, that shit ain’t gonna happen.  It’s worth noting that there are other oncologists who have come to the same conclusions as Dr. Simoncini.  Read a personal story about this from a cancer survivor here.

The five-year survival rate for people diagnosed with late-stage lung cancer that has spread (metastasized) to other areas of the body is 4 percent.  With rates like that, I don’t think there is any room for mainstream medicine to be calling anyone quacks.

Recently a full documentary, entitled “Second Opinion,” on laetrile’s (Vitamin B-17) effectiveness as a cancer drug was released. Laetrile is a strong antifungal. The documentary covers the government’s role in shutting down further research on this subject.

In the movie, there’s a scene where Dr. Ralph W. Moss describes a woman who claimed that if you collected rainwater that had drained beneath a pine tree, that water could then be used to cure cancer. Dr. Moss laughs as he describes this seemingly absurd home remedy.

It has been scientifically determined that coniferous oil is antifungal and antibacterial. Anyone laughing now? Just another bizarre coincidence in the long list of home remedies that have antifungal properties? It just happens to be coincidence that a completely obscure and seemingly insane home remedy for cancer involving rain water and trees produces an antifungal compound?

What are the odds?

There’s another antifungal agent you may be familiar with.   SSRIs.  That’s right, antidepressants also display antifungal activity.  Guess what they found when they looked at the cancer rates for SSRI users?

Use of any antidepressant was associated with a reduced risk of colorectal cancer (OR=0.7, 95%CI=0.5-0.9). … Our data support findings from previous epidemiologic and animal studies that suggest antidepressants may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer. Future studies with larger sample sizes should further examine individual drugs, as well as dose, duration, and recency of use.

Another coincidence?

Dr. Lonnie Herman discusses fungal infections:

He has hour long lectures on this subject.  Be sure to check his YouTube channel out.

For the spiritual crowd:

Fungi are living entities. They have a consciousness to them and they are capable of reacting to their environment. To quote a paper in Nature on fungi:

Fungi possess almost all the senses used by humans. They can sense light, gases, chemicals and surfaces. In addition, fungi can also sense gravity and electric fields, and one fungal species (Phycomyces blakesleeanus) can sense adjacent objects. Light and temperature can be used to entrain and reset the fungal circadian clock.

That’s pretty remarkable!  Shaman and medicine men often claim the plants talk to them through the use of mushrooms. Mazatec shaman, Maria Sabina, says:

“There is a world beyond ours, a world that is far away, nearby, and invisible. And there is where God lives, where the dead live, the spirits and the saints, a world where everything has already happened and everything is known. That world talks. It has a language of its own. I report what it says. The sacred mushroom takes me by the hand and brings me to the world where everything is known. It is they, the sacred mushrooms, that speak in a way I can understand. I ask them and they answer me. When I return from the trip that I have taken with them, I tell what they have told me and what they have shown me.”

I’ll leave you to draw your own conclusions as to how this information may correlate to the cancer article above.

Be sure to check out my more recent article on this subject: Want Proof That Cancer Is The Result Of Microbes?

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