Healthy Baby Connection

Fungal Infections – The Hidden Culprit

All of the mothers I have spoken to say that they have struggled with yeast (fungal infections) prior to conceiving. Many have even taken antibiotics before or during their pregnancy.

Last May when I was in Australia speaking at the MINDD conference one pretty young mother told me that she agreed with me on the cause of her son’s autism. She has struggled with a life-long fungal infection and it made sense to her that her son had been infected in her womb. She had no mercury in her own body, her son had no mercury in his and he had never been vaccinated. Like many of our children, her son was born with cradle cap, a sign of candida.

Doctors are not familiar with the true causes or the seriousness of fungal infections.

Antibiotics are often over prescribed and there is little awareness of their long term consequences. Your doctor most likely will never explain to you that antibiotics will destroy the friendly microflora in your intestines and leave you with a fungal overgrowth. Not understanding the role of the inner ecosystem they also will not teach you how to reestablish it again after the antibiotic therapy is finished.

Few doctors will explain to you that antibiotics, a high sugar diet, stress and drugs like cortisone will destroy your inner ecosystem. They all kill off your precious healthy microflora and when this happens you will have lost about 80% of your immunity. Indeed you will soon be back for that next course of antibiotics and drugs.

Few women are taught that when they become pregnant their immune system will be naturally suppressed. This is nature’s way of ensuring that the mother’s own immune system will not attack her baby.

Also, because of the natural rise in progesterone that occurs during pregnancy, a woman’s blood sugar also elevates, making any existing infections even more acute. Since a mother transfers her own infections to her baby, her baby will enter the world with these undetected infections including fungal and viral infections. If the inner ecosystem is not established at birth her baby’s immunity could be compromised for the rest of his life.

At Body Ecology we view autism as a brain infection with inflammation and a gut infection with gut inflammation.

As mentioned above physicians are now beginning to realize from doing the research that the brains of autistic children are inflamed and even enlarged. How does the brain become infected? Could the infection begin in the womb also?

Yes, indeed, because the blood brain barrier is not fully formed until six weeks after birth. It is also possible that the fungus can penetrate the blood brain barrier. Even viral infections can enter the brain and we believe this happens upon inoculation with the MMR vaccine (three viruses given around 18 months) a frequent time for regression into autism.

While a baby may have no signs of a fungal infection, there may be some early indicators of the problem, like constipation, rashes, eczema, cradle cap, and colic. Since doctors are not taught that this could happen to babies while they are in the womb, these fungal infections can easily go undetected.

From birth to 2 years old, a baby gets 24 doses of vaccines, which can be devastating to his health if his immunity is already compromised.

Remember that vaccines were originally developed for older and much hardier generations, not babies with any lowered immune system. Anyone with a compromised immune system should never be vaccinated.

Over the past 2 years, we’ve been talking to doctors and our information is being well-received. Once we show the link between a mother’s health, fungal infections and how vaccinations can predispose an ill child with lowered immunity to autism, doctors have embraced our information enthusiastically.

For more details on how the health of both parents, the health of the mother and the health of baby is affected by fungal infections, read: The Myths and Truths of the Mercury/Autism Connection and What Every Girl and Woman Needs to Know if They Ever Want to Have a Baby.

The entire world needs happy, healthy babies. Focusing on the health of the parents-to-be is vital before they create their baby. It is also an essential first step for ending childhood disease. Then once conception occurs, fetal nutrition becomes the most critical indicator of a baby’s long-term health. The pregnant mother’s healthy diet directly impacts her child’s life.