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* Malassezia ~ Another Accidental Discovery! *
While looking at Photos in my Files
Suitable for the Previous Entry
I Found and enlarged the photo below in order to capture details
and noticed something that had escaped my attention
when preparing it for another Earlier Entry assignment
The Photo below is of a Recent Faecal Sample
showing the Presence of Yeast.
What had escaped my attention previously
was a long Green Hyphen – spread across the sample!
It is quite Similar to a Green Hyphen in the Eye
The Green is one of the usually fluorescent Malassezia colours
but also possibly due to one of my recent ‘All Greens’ Diet Experiment.
The next day while still thinking about the Green Colour
and how much could be attributed to Pityrialactone
and how much to my recent ‘All Greens’ Diet
there was a conveniently helpful memory flash
of something long forgotten.
Some life time back, long before the A-TB illness
or having started any swimming or other exercise
except for frequent long walks for relaxation,
and when all was running fine, except of the occasional
Bladder Infection which never actually showed
in the Urine tests and could have been… irritation?
What kind of irritation? … i will not entered on to this.
So, i had gone to a GP – no established regular doctor
since my visits were only occasional and far in between.
I do not remember the reason/cause of the visit
but i remember two distinct points the Doc and I discussed:
1) The Urea Result
was below the Normal levels – on the Positive side
and he told me he had never seen anything like that
in his entire carrier and asked me about my diet
(Tones of Fresh Fruits and Veggies as always).
2) At times – and at that Specific time of the Visit
i used to get an Overall Orange Skin Hue.
I used to Interpret it as Liver Distress due to
anxiety, stress, worry, and all other micro-aliments
or rather emotional responses to Life’s events
that could produce and upset a Perfectionist Virgo.
The Doc noticed it at the time and told him
what i thought it was but he asked if i ate a lot of
orange coloured fruits/vegies such as Carrots, Pawpaw.
Carrots i did not, but Pawpaw i did eat a lot.
I was doubtful of his assessment but remained opened
to the possibility and started to observe its periodic
appearances and whether they coincided with
any of the causes i attributed it – since i ate Pawpaw daily
but the Hue was Not there Permanently.
Observations proved me right …most of the time
but there were those unexplained times that neither
of the two cases could be considered as the contributor.
These days the same Hue is more Frequent and varies in scale
between the Gray of Death as i have thought it
believing at times that i have only days to live
to Bright Orange i also used to attribute
to Liver stress due to A -TB illness and medications
to a Greenish Orange with some hint of Gray…
which is of course unmistakable and has primarily
Only One Contributor!
Her Evil Majesty!
The Indications and Possibilities of all this, are
> The Yeast must have been Present but without any other
accompanying symptoms attributable to it
prior to either manifestation or knowledge of my Illness
(up until the commencement of Antibiotics, X-rays etc)
> The Gray, unmistakable ‘end stage’ of its ‘amniotic’/Biofilm
dying and drying out.
>The Orange, definitely due to Pityrialactone
with a slight possibility of partial contribution
due to large intake of Yellow/Orange
of Bananas, and Pawpaw
> The Green, again Pityrialactone
with a slight possibility of partial contribution
due to large intake of the ‘All Greens’ Diet.
The New Elements Coming to light
* The Gray was never detected as present or was not noticeable
* The Gray and the accompanying distinct Malassezia smell
became apparent only after the serious Outbreak
* The Green other than as a mixed hue on the skin
and also in the Samples and also in the Samples
was also never detected until after several months
on the All Greens Diet.
* The Orange had been present on occasions of stress
and detected way prior to establishment of Illness
but without any other accompanying symptoms
until after commencement of associated treatments.
* The Orange – back then- appeared to be
more frequently associated with stress etc
rather than the steady sizeable daily fruit consumption.
Perhaps an indication that
> The Yeast tended to Proliferate
During stress or Immunity taxing times
but checked back down when normality returned
therefore No Gray or Orange remained
and was cleared off quickly.
> Orange or Green are Primarily prominent
a) By quantity of Yeast Presence
and consequently amount of Pityrialactone
b) Possibility of some Food Ingredient Colour
For Details about
All Photos – the Green Colour and All Green Diet
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