July 22, 2012 by  
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Recently I watched a DVD from the US called ‘May I Be Frank’ and personally, I thought it was one of the most B-grade, boring docos I have ever watched and wouldn’t recommend it to anyone but I would like to share something that was shown on there with you….

The story documents the life of a 54 yo Sicilian guy called Frank Ferrante who was morbidly obese, pre-diabetic and, due to past drug abuse, was suffering from hepatitis C. He agreed to become an ‘experiment’ in order to make the DVD and he underwent 42 days of raw, vegan food and health shakes; counselling; practicing daily gratitude; regular massage; and other health-giving therapies. Not surpringly, he lost a lot of weight and began to change his life around (hopefully) for good.

Although these types of reality-type movies have been done to the death lately (and I for one won’t bother watching any more) …..this movie did contain some useful information about health and wellness that you may not have known before: The link between fungal infections and cancer.

When Frank visited a holistic doctor, one of the assessments he had was a live blood analysis. The doctor identified a fungal infection and explained (very briefly) the fact that a fungal infection precedes cancer (even up to 30-40 years) and, therefore, recommended that Frank have the infection treated to prevent cancer from developing.

I totally agree with this theory. Whenever tests indicate a fungal infection (candida species) in a patient of mine, I always prescribe a program to rid their body of the candida and re-test them to ensure it’s all gone. In many cases, not only does this eliminate most, if not all of the symptoms they were suffering from but, more importantly, it may help prevent the onset of serious disease in the future.

Various species of candida co-exist in humans and animals and do not cause any problems. However, when there is an overgrowth of candida (known as candidiasis), it can result in serious health problems.

After treating people and dogs for over 18 years, there is no doubt in my mind that cancer can be preceded by a systemic fungal infection (candida) that sets up camp in immune-compromised people and animals and spreads throughout their body, often without the sufferer even being aware of it.  A systemic fungal infection may precede the cancer by many, many years and it will try to spread throughout the entire body until it takes over. Fungal species can thrive in the intestines, kidneys, heart, mouth, brain, eyes, bronchials, the skin layers, the vaginal and rectal areas, the sinuses, or any other areas of the body.

Symptoms of a fungal infection can include depression, bloating, flatulence, fatigue, brain fog, difficulty making decisions, headache, sinus congestion or post-nasal drip, constipation or diarrhoea, acid reflux, stomach pain, excess mucous in throat, persistent coughing, a pot belly, unexplained skin rashes especially in moist areas such as groin, arm pits and skin folds, pain in the area(s) most affected by the fungus, asthma, hayfever-like symptoms, menstrual irregularities, psoriasis, eczema, irritability, sugar/carbohydrate cravings including bread, poor memory, lack of concentration, nausea, indigestion, recurrent vaginal thrush, bleeding gums, bad breath, bags under the eyes, alcohol cravings, urinary tract infections or cystitis, PMS, feelings of exhaustion, excess burping, night sweats or hot flushes, acne, pain in the upper abdomen and/or sternum (breast bone), ringing in ears, ear infections, itchy eyes, nutrient deficiencies due to poor food absorption, weight gain, low libido, sleeplessness, painful joints and muscles, stiffness, itchy anus, hemorrhoids, prostatitis, erectile dysfunction, menstrual cramping, anxiety attacks, cold hands and feet, white coating on tongue, metallic taste in mouth, cracks in corner of mouth, hyperactivity, endometriosis, infertility, heart palpitations, possible fever, poor immune function, changes in behaviour or mental function (if candida affects the brain), hypersensitivity to certain foods and odours such as paint fumes, perfumes, and the list goes on….

However, as I said, there may not be any symptoms at all, particularly when the infection is in its early stages. Quite often candida is associated with diabetes, possibly due to the candida causing carbohydrate addiction which leads to chronically elevated blood glucose levels or perhaps the candida occurs in diabetic patients due to their immuno-compromised state.

Candidiasis can be caused by poor diet (especially high sugar diets/ high carbohydrate diets); smoking; the use of pharmaceutical drugs such as antibiotics, steroids, oral contraceptive pill, antacids, or other medications or the use of illegal drugs due to their effect on the immune system; pregnancy; obesity; having psoriasis; untreated food intolerances that weakens immune function; or suffering from any condition that affects the immune system such as diabetes.


The bad news is that some candida species can be very resistant to treatment and therefore, difficult to totally eradicate, especially if the infection has been multiplying and growing for many years. The good news is that after many years of successfully treating this condition (and discovering what works and what doesn’t), I have been able to help my clients eliminate their fungal overgrowths for good – even the very resistant strains, as long as they stay on the treatment that has been recommended for them until their tests show that the fungus is totally gone.

If you would like to be tested for a fungal overgrowth so that you can receive personal and professional treatment advice, contact our clinic to organize an appointment. If you are not able to attend the clinic, our online clients (in Australia) can also be referred for a simple pathology test to detect candida and can be treated effectively if tests indicate a fungal overgrowth.

Treating an underlying fungal overgrowth may eliminate many of your current health problems and help prevent future disease.


Yours In Great Health,Sar Rooney BHSc., ND., DC., DASc., GDSc. (Hons), MATMS, MNHAA, MHATO

Naturopathic Medicine Practitioner, Lecturer, Researcher


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