Candida albicans <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candida_albicans> is currently the most commonly isolated species, and can cause infections in humans and other animals. When it overgrows in the digestive system, it becomes more like a parasite and we may experience a wide variety of symptoms in the body.
Antibiotics promote yeast infections, including gastrointestinal Candida overgrowth, and penetration of the GI mucosa. Thrush is an overgrowth of yeast in the mouth. Fungal infections of the nail beds and vaginal yeast infections are common.
Candida often presents with a variety of symptoms:
- General toxicity symptoms: itching and headaches
- Immune challenges: weakened immunity, fatigue, frequent colds, flu or sinus infections.
- Mental/emotional distress: depression, anxiety, mood swings, and irritability
- Digestive disturbance: variable digestion, gas, bloating, constipation and/or diarrhea, sugar cravings
How to recognize yeast symptoms:
- Sugar Cravings
- Variable digestive upset including gas, bloating, belching, heaviness
- Skin rashes in folds such as under breasts, under arms or in folds of the bell
- Hay fever
- Weight gain
- Itching in the ears, rectum, scrotum, vagina or a history of yeast infections
What is the cause of Candida?
The health of the digestive system is reflected in the population of beneficial bacteria that thrive in the area.
This population is compromised by changes in the acidity level in the digestive system and the aggressive kill off of the bacteria with the use of antibiotics. Candida can’t live in a healthy gut.
When shifts occur in the natural acid/alkaline environment, the function of the entire digestive system is challenged.
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