DIFLUCAN, THE MYTH EXPOSED
By Michael C Biamonte CCN.
There exists the myth that Nystatin and
Diflucan are very powerful antifungal treatments. This
myth exists due to the fact that they are the most
prescribed and revered antifungal. It also exists
because the drug companies and your Doctor may say it’s
However the herbal kingdom also contains
antifungal substances. In fact there a dozens and dozens
of different antifungal compounds that exist in nature
in the forms of herbs.
The purpose of this article will be to reveal
the myths, the pros and the cons of both the herbal
antifungal and the prescribed drugs such as Nystatin and
Nystatin and Diflucan are given to patients who
suffer from chronic fungal or yeast growth. The fungal
yeast growth could be anywhere in the body, the
intestines, genitals, mouth etc. The assumption is that
the medicine will kill the fungus, it will go away and
all will be well. This is about as ignorant as the
person who invites Osama Bin Laden or Charles Manson to
his home for dinner and expects to have a nice quiet
evening at home.
Limitations of Nystatin and Diflucan
Nystatin is particularly known for causing drug
resistance in different strains of Candida Albicans. It
has done this for several reasons. One is that it has
been so widely prescribed. Millions of individuals
prescribed this drug equals billions of colonies of
Candida have had a chance to mutate against it. Beyond
this however, it is typical for Nystatin to be
prescribed for periods of time that exceed 30 days. My
contention is that drug resistance in Candida colonies
begin after the colony has been exposed to the same
medication for 21 days continuously. Nystatin can be
prescribed for 30,60 or 90 days at a time.
Diflucan is rarely prescribed for that long
because it is simply too toxic and may cause liver and
kidney damage. However is it not as toxic as Nizerol
which could cause a disaster if prescribed that long.
Nystatin is active mostly in the intestinal
tract and is poorly absorbed systemically. This is an
advantage of Diflucan or Nizerol in that they are
absorbed systemically and are not limited to the
The definition of Dysbiosis is an imbalance in
the intestinal tract of normal intestinal flora.
Lactobacillus Acidophilus which inhabits the 40-60 foot
long small intestine and Bifido Bacterium which inhabits
the 6-8 foot long colon are the most abundant protective
bacteria in the digestive tract. They help produce
vitamins, help us digest and absorb nutrients from our
foods and also protect us from harmful bacteria,
parasites and yeasts which find their way into our
digestive tract. When medication such antibiotics,
steroids, antacids, and immune suppressing drugs are
taking these friendly protective organisms die-off. This
condition is called “Dysbiosis”. “Dysbiosis” is a state
of imbalance where the harmful micro-organisms achieve
an abnormal dominance over the good organisms. This
allows a build up of toxins produced by the organisms
and also disrupts normal digestion. Due to this, stomach
acid and enzymes produced by the pancreas that digest
foods (particularly proteins) lessen. This leads to
incomplete digestion of proteins.
It is impossible
for someone to have an overgrowth of Fungus or Yeast
without also developing Dysbiosis. This is because once
the friendly flora that protects us from Fungus or Yeast
in compromised the growth of harmful bacteria and
parasites occur along with the Fungus or Yeast. Does
Nystatin or Diflucan kill harmful bacteria or parasites?
The answer is no!
So if you use
these drugs to eliminate your Candida problem and if you
are lucky enough that they do indeed eliminate it, you
are still left with the harmful bacteria and the
parasites the make up the remainder of your Dysbiosis.
That being the case the harmful bacteria and the
parasites prevent your friendly bacteria from growing
back despite the hundreds of dollars you are spending on
acidophilus and probiotics. So what happens in time?
Well of course, the Candida grows back again? Why?
Because you treated Candida only and not the complete
problem which is the Dysbiosis!
Why Use Herbs?
Antifungal herbs are plentiful do you can rotate 3,4
or 5 different ones taking each one for 4, 7 or 10
days at a time and then moving to another one without
ever causing dug resistance to occur.
Herbs are much less toxic then the prescription
the antifungal herbs are to a greater or lesser degree
also effective against harmful bacteria and parasites.
So when you use the herbs you’re treating the
Dysbiosis and not just the Candida. This gives you a
better chance a eliminating your Dysbiosis so that the
acidophilus will grow back!
regarding using herbs are very few. Allergic reactions
may occur in very sensitive individuals to some of the
plant substances in the herbs. That aside there are
So while in fact
there is the myth of Nystatin and Diflucan being so
powerful, you now may see that they are nothing more
then big bullies who can’t ever do the job correctly so
like all bullies their own short comings lead to their
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