Candida Albicans – symptoms and methods of treatment

Candida Albicans is an opportunistic fungus. It is a normal part of the gastrointestinal flora, present in 75% of the human population with no harmful effects, as it is in balance with other bacteria. The trouble begins when there is some change in the body that throws our organism off balance. A weakened immune system allows the Candida population to grow out of control, releasing immune-suppressing toxins into the bloodstream, causing many undesirable symptoms throughout the entire body.

One of the changes that can cause an imbalance in our system, for instance, is the frequent use of antibiotics, which has become a customary practice nowadays. A prolonged diet of processed foods rich in carbohydrates and sugar and a suppressed immune system due to illness are other common factors that promote an overgrowth of Candida (Candidiasis), allowing it to spread throughout the entire body.

Candida Albicans has many faces: it can be responsible for allergies, cardiovascular complications, rheumatism, arthritis, heart problems, migraine, kidney pain, asthma, sinusitis, fatigue, and so much more. Unfortunately, many doctors don’t recognize the systemic problems that Candidiasis causes and because of its wide-ranging symptoms, its diagnosis is very difficult to begin with. A stool or blood test can aid in the diagnosis and guide treatment.

Candida is very pertinacious fungus. When you try to starve it, to gradually kill it off, it can become an infectious agent, weakening the intestinal wall, penetrating through into the bloodstream and releasing its toxic byproducts throughout the body. In order to get the nutrients it needs for securing its own survival, Candida disguises itself to avoid detection by the immune system. The aggressive fungus communicates its nutritional needs to the brain and proceeds to “steal” the nutrients that we so desperately need for ourselves.

Candida yeast also serves the purpose of absorbing and sequestering heavy metals – one of the very few positive characteristics it possesses. However, the fact remains: if the fungus dies off too quickly, it practically releases the heavy metals it absorbed earlier all at once, causing serious discomfort.

Some of the precautions you can take to guard against an overgrowth of Candida include a healthy, balanced diet which should exclude sugars and sweets to the largest possible extent. Research suggests that the consumption of pomegranates has positive, strengthening effects on the human organism and that it can be a helpful means of waging war against fungal infestation.

A healthy lifestyle makes for a healthy body: with a predominantly alkaline diet, the use of probiotics, and an adequate amount of physical exercise, you can positively influence your gastrointestinal flora and create an environment in which Candida does not flourish.

There are approximately 200 different types of Candida fungi. We will introduce some of them to you in our upcoming blog articles.

Am 27. November 2012 in: fungal, infections von Björn Snoek
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