In Part One of this post, I introduced the concept of infections being stressful to the body often causing less than optimal health and disease and how most people have them without knowing.

Secondary infections or opportunistic organisms suggest a more deep-rooted process. One example is Candida Albicans, which has been linked to many diseases including cancer according to Dr. Doug Kaufmann, author of “The Fungus Link” and others. These opportunistic invaders can only exist in a weak host. Therefore, the causes of the proliferation (the weaknesses of the host) of the invaders requires addressing, not just the invader itself.

A good test for these invaders is four separate stool samples taken on four consecutive days. The test looks for levels and types of intestinal flora, yeasts, parasites, worms and blood in the stool.

Intestinal health is a prerequisite for the body’s physiology. If you have a less than optimal intestinal tract, you cannot have good health. The functions of digestion and absorption are so fundamental to the maintenance of homeostasis in metabolism that every physiological process is ultimately dependant upon digestive function. Suboptimal digestive function can be either a basic cause of, or a substantial contributor to, a variety of disorders, some of which may have seemingly little or no obvious clinical correlation to intestinal physiology.

In Part Three of this post, I will show you some common invaders, explain how we can be infected, where they tend to locate themselves in the body and what symptoms they have been known to cause.

Stay tuned…