Candida is a fungus that naturally lives in the human body.
A leaky or permeable gut lining, antibiotic use, and a sugary, gluten-filled diet invite systemic Candida overgrowth.
While Candida is native to the mouth, the digestive tract, and the birth canal, it can overgrow—especially when we are under physical, mental, or emotional stress.
Candida is opportunistic and can change its form when necessary. The two most common forms of Candida are yeast cells and hyphae. (more…)
The spectrum of disorders related to Candida overgrowth is wide. Candida albicans is opportunistic yeast that is found in every healthy human being.
Candida releases ammonia into its environment whenever it sees fit.
The problem with Candida overgrowth is that in the most extreme cases it can be deadly. (1)
Because Candida is native to the mouth, the gut, and the vaginal tract, it is common to see Candida overgrowth in otherwise healthy individuals. (2) For example, if you are fighting the flu or are under more stress than usual, Candida overgrowth can show up as thrush in the mouth or as a vaginal yeast infection.
How Candida Invades Your Body
Once Candida has spread within the body, it can deeply infiltrate healthy tissue. Areas like the gut, immune system, and lymph tissue are highly susceptible to a Candida attack. (more…)
The digestive tract is loaded with trillions of microorganisms that form a natural ecosystem commonly called the gut flora. This ecosystem is designed to be symbiotic in that it benefits both the individual and the microbes. Certain lifestyle stressors throw off the natural symbiosis and cause a rise in pathogenic microbes, chronic gut inflammation and damage to the gut lining. (more…)
Whether it is in our gut or on our teeth, bacteria survive and thrive in a structure that they create around themselves called biofilm. (more…)
(Health Secrets Newsletter) Current Candida diets are unhealthy, lengthy, unwise and simply not all that effective. On the other hand, there is no reason that Candida cannot be totally controlled in a few days to two weeks for most cases. At the roots of the Candida problem are several issues, few of which are addressed in a way that shows any understanding of nature and her laws. Before we address those issues, let’s just review a few points of basic Candida pathology. (more…)
The FDA admits Diflucan causes birth defects. Don’t worry. Natural fungal treatments are often more effective and always safer.
It should come as no surprise that Diflucon (fluconazole) has been found to cause birth defects. Probably the most commonly prescribed drug for yeast infections has been on the market for over 22 years. Yet, though it contains an element that is known to cause birth defects, the FDA has taken all that time to figure out how dangerous it is. (more…)
Yeast has a long history of use by society dating back as early as the ancient Egyptians and possibly earlier. Yeast was initially used to produce breads and alcohol; it was most likely discovered by accident and considered magical in its process. Not until Pasteur and the advent of the microscope was it determined to be a living organism. Today yeast has many different uses, and fermentation has been adopted across a wide variety of foods to extend shelf live and unlock nutrients from food: nutritional yeast being one of these foods. (more…)
Candida is recognized as a serious health risk.
Candida albicans is an opportunistic microorganism. Give it a chance, and it will do its best to spread as much as possible throughout the body. This is what the latest reports tell us about Candida albicans:
- Is the fourth most common source of hospital-acquired infections. (1)
- Is the # 1 most common opportunist infection of HIV-positive individuals. (2) (3) (more…)