Candida

THIS CONDITION IS MORE CORRECTLY TERMED “CHRONIC CANDIDIASIS”, OR SYSTEMIC CANDIDA ALBICANS, IT IS ALSO COMMONLY CALLED “THRUSH”.

CANDIDA ALBICANS, NORMALLY A BENIGN YEAST ORGANISM, PRESENT IN THE GUT OF ALL HEALTHY PEOPLE, CAN, IN SOME CIRCUMSTANCES, PROLIFERATE AND CAUSE AN OVERGROWTH  THROUGHOUT THE GUT.  OVERGROWTH OF THE CANDIDA ORGANISM IN THE GUT APPEARS TO MAKE THE GUT WALL POROUS, ALLOWING POORLY DIGESTED FOOD PARTICLES TO BE ABSORBED THROUGH TO THE BLOOD STREAM.  THIS LEADS TO MALABSORPTION OF VITAMINS AND MINERALS AND ALSO LEADS TO FOOD ALLERGIES AND SENSITIVITIES.  

THE CANDIDA ORGANISM IS A LIVING ORGANISM AND BECAUSE OF THIS, TOXIC BY- PRODUCTS ARE RELEASED, REDUCING THE LEVELS OF VITAMIN B6 IN PARTICULAR AND CONTRIBUTING TO A RANGE OF OTHER SYMPTOMS.

PEOPLE SUFFERING FROM CANDIDA MAY HAVE DEVELOPED IT FOR MANY OF THE FOLLOWING REASONS :-

  • ANTIBIOTIC USE
  • ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES
  • POOR DIET
  • PERSISTENT INFECTIONS – LOWERING IMMUNE SYSTEM.
  • EXCESSIVE SUGAR/ YEAST CONSUMPTION
  • THYROID OR LIVER PROBLEMS
  • STRESS

SYMPTOMS CONSISTS OF ANY OF THE FOLLOWING :-

  • BLOATING, RUMBLING, WIND, INDIGESTION, CONSTIPATION, DIARHOEA.
  • TIREDNESS, ESPECIALLY UPON WAKING.
  • CRAVINGS FOR SUGAR OR YEASTY FOODS.
  • ORAL THRUSH, MOUTH ULCERS, BLEEDING GUMS.
  • VAGINAL THRUSH, LOW LIBIDO, YEASTY VAGINAL SMELL, JOCK ITCH IN MEN.
  • DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, PANIC ATTACKS, MOODS SWINGS, PMT.
  • ITCHY EARS, ECZEMA, SINUS, HEADACHES, BRAIN FOG, ACNE.