Candida yeast

Candida yeast also named as Candida Albicans is a fungal organism that is present in everyone’s intestinal tract. Candida is normally kept under control by the immune system and by beneficial intestinal bacteria.

Candida Albicans, is opportunistic yeast that normally inhabits the mouth, throat, intestines and genitourinary tract of most humans and is usually considered to be a normal part of the bowel flora (the organisms that coexist with us in our lower digestive tract).Candida job is to recognize and destroy harmful bacteria. Without Candida Albicans in our intestines we would be defenseless against many pathogen bacteria. In a healthy person, Candida Albicans is numbered in millions.

Candida is controlled by a properly functioning immune system and "friendly" bacteria. However, if the number of friendly bacteria is decreased (antibiotics), the immune systems is weakened or other conditions for yeast proliferation occur fro e.g. diet high in sugar, improper pH in the digestive system, Candida Albicans will shift from yeast to mycelial fungal form and start to invade the body. In the yeast state Candida is a non-invasive, sugar-fermenting organism, while in fungal state Candida is invasive and can produce very long root-like structures called Rhizoids.

Rhizoids are fingerlike protrusions that the fungal yeast uses to gather food (i.e. sugar). The Candida uses these rhizoids to attach to our intestinal wall. Over time they actually can burrow directly through our intestinal wall causing a condition called "Leaky Gut Syndrome". This condition causes our intestines to become porous which allows partially digested food and Candida yeast into our bloodstream where they become toxins.

The toxins that the Candida yeast puts into our system are responsible for the varying conditions that each individual experiences. We also develop food sensitivities to the undigested food particles in our blood stream. When this condition occurs, you have system wide or systemic yeast and the overgrowth is called "Candidiasis".

When a substance is in a mycelial form it means that it puts out filaments, when the conditions in the gut are good forCandida Albicans to begin to grow and multiple it grows in a mycelial form because it is a fungus. The filaments of Candida Albicans grow into and onto the bowel wall, as it grows it penetrates the bowel wall just like mould or fungus does on a piece of old food. As the Candida Albicans grows and penetrates the bowel wall it damages it, making it permeable which then lets pieces of undigested foodstuff through into the blood stream which then eventually enters the liver.

The exposure of the liver and immune system to incomplete molecules create many allergy problems. As the Candida yeast grows in the bowel it creates fermented gas called acetaldehyde which turns sugar and starch into alcohol. It can show up as a variety of symptoms affecting any body systems, these symptoms range from abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhoea, wind, bloating, indigestion, heartburn, rectal itching to recurrent vaginal yeast infection, nasal congestion, bad breath, skin rashes, allergies, chemical sensitivities, depression, headaches, dizziness, muscle aches, and sinus problems. The worst thing about Candidais that most people do not find out that they have it until they are very ill.

Candida is tough! If it has taken up residence in your body, it will fight to stay there. Candida is difficult to remove but not impossible because each Candida yeast cell is contained in a capsule that the white blood cells, our front line defense, cannot engulf and kill. Your body must rely on the immune system to kill Candida yeast cells. But, Candida Albicans can put out factors that suppress the response of the immune system to itself. So you need your immune system to neutralize Candida, but the Candida can suppress your immune system from killing it. Candida also has a rather unique ability to change its receptors or "appearance” so that the immune system can not find it to kill it. So Candida is essentially a chameleon, constantly changing its colors; a moving target which makes it exceptionally difficult to eliminate. You need a product that specifically targets Candida- one that Candida cannot fool.

What can be done to rid the body of Candida?
Avoid the use of antibiotics unless absolutely necessary because they mostly kill friendly bacteria and promote Candida yeast growth.
Supplementation that includes anti-fungal ingredients, probiotics, and vitamins such as B-3, B-5 and B-6 to boost the immune system and help diminish overabundant Candida yeast.
A nutritious diet with fresh raw vegetables. Avoiding refined, processed foods, tobacco, alcohol, caffeine, sugar, artificial sweeteners, hydrogenated fats and vinegar as they help in growth of Candida.
Exercise regularly. Exercise strengthens the immune system and increased breathing will give you more energy to fight against Candida.
Proper pH will help the body fight yeast overgrowth. Candida yeast grows in a mildly acidic environment; therefore, getting the body's pH in proper balance will help to get rid of Candida.


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