Getting Candida/Yeast Under Control

Many people, after years of dealing with yeast symptomology, have discovered that  until the yeast (candida albicans) is brought under control, the body can not start to heal with efficacy. That means we have to look at ‘balance’. A body that is out of balance is an ideal habitat for disease if the internal environment of the body is unbalanced.

Friendly Bacteria: Candida does have a purpose! When infants are born, their intestinal tracts have about 75% lactobacillus acidophilus and about 25% e coli bacteria which are the ‘non-friendly’ bacteria. Yeast also exists in the intestines and plays the function of assisting in breaking down proteins.
The issue occurs when these non-friendly and friendly bacteria get out of balance, therefore enabling the yeast to proliferate.

In addition, certain foods motivate the growth of Candida. Candida fungus is a living micro-organism that prospers on all food items that are simple sugars, as well as all foods that turn to glucose (sugar) in the body.

Signs: The symptoms that can take place from systemic yeast are too numerous to mention; however here are some: extreme mood swings, irritability, anxiety, headaches, sleepiness, gastritis, colitis, bloating, fluid in ears, itching, rashes, psoriasis, acne, spots in vision, blurred vision, nasal congestion and stuffiness, postnasal drip, cystitis, bladder, endometriosis or kidney infections, anorexia nervosa, overeating, sleeping disorders, poor flow, tingling and tingling, vaginal burning or itching, menstrual cramping, PMS, hay fever, asthma, food sensitivities, hives, loss of interest in sex, thrush, and colic.

Food digestion: Proper food digestion is the missing ingredient in many health programs. The role of food digestion in managing Candida is no exception. After eating a meal, the food starts to break down through enzymes produced by the body. Minerals in the bloodstream assist the parietal glands in the stomach in making hydrochloric acid. This acidic reaction kills pathogens on the food and allows the protein and minerals to be additional broken down by gastrointestinal juices. The small intestine walls do not have protective mucosa, so without this alkalizing mineral bath you would have burning and pain. As soon as this process is complete, the food remains in small pieces able to travel through the walls of the little intestinal tracts to be used as food energy at a cellular level. If this digestive process is working properly you will remain in good shape; given, naturally, that your diet plan is abundant in raw and natural foods.

Human Digestive System

Most people slip up someplace along the line. If you do not chew your food well to begin the digestion process, if your pancreas is not producing enough enzymes, and you don’t make adequate HCL then the pepsin can not transform to pepsinogen in the stomach and protein digestion along with mineral absorption suffers. The body is then malnourished in spite of all your efforts to consume properly.

Food that remains in a state of partial food digestion cannot cross the gut wall as nourishment. This can irritate the gut wall; or big partly digested food particles can cross through and distribute the blood stream in an unusable form. This state triggers a physical reaction of defense. Yeast is called upon to eat protein or starch that wasn’t absorbed in the intestines. The more the yeast is fed, the more waste it makes. The waste from the overgrowth of yeast creates the problems which manifest as signs of dis-ease.

Exterminating the yeast assists … but is not the total response. Good digestion is essential. Food enzymes, particularly containing cellulase, which eats yeast, are a vital part of any Candida program. There are a number of herbs which can get the yeast under control by killing it off. Here are a few: White pond lily, greasewood, purple loosestrife, pau d’arco, caprylic acid, oregano, and garlic.

Altering your diet: Avoid starchy foods, white flour, processed foods, and sugars. Packaged meats, canned goods, vinegar, yeast items, cakes, sweet, mushrooms, alcohol, and peanuts are significant foods to prevent.

After taking medications: Continuing on the digestive program of enzymes which include cellulase is a should at all times; however especially after a bout of prescription antibiotics, or continuous usage of oral contraceptives. Candida/yeast programs: it is crucial to follow up with refloridation of the friendly germs in the colon. Acidophilus, bifidophilus, and other pressures of healthy bacteria are necessary. If the digestive system remains in a state of tidiness, with excellent peristalsis; the friendly bacteria will ultimately begin to repopulate on their own.

Candida can be kept in check.