Drugs that upset the ecological balance of the intestinal flora and suppress the immune system will allow Candida Yeast overgrowth. Cortisone, prednisone, and other steroid-type drugs give the opportunist Candida Yeast all the growing space it needs. Our defense system becomes paralyzed by these drugs. The birth control pill and estrogen contribute to the abnormal growth of Candida Yeast by upsetting the hormonal balance.
The typical western diet high in sugar and other refined carbohydrates feeds Candida Yeast. Candida Yeast thrives on sugars. There is also the stress factor. Stress causes an additional burden on the immune system and makes a person more vulnerable to eating the wrong foods. Hurrying through meals may contribute to the proliferation of Candida Yeast. It is vital to chew slowly and produce the proper saliva that prepares the body for healthy digestion. Not chewing food carefully can set us up for not allowing our friendly microbes (Lactobacillus bifidus, L. bulgaricus, and L. acidophilus and others) to do their jobs in providing us with our own vitamin-B and vitamin-K factories and the assimilation of the other nutrients we derive from food.
Candida Yeast organisms can spread out from the lower bowel to colonize the entire digestive tract, including up through the stomach (especially in cases of low or no stomach acid) into the throat, mouth and nasal passages, and down into the lungs. Round yeast forms can revert to a pathological form of budding rhizoids (they look like fingers). These can puncture the colon and the small intestine walls all the way up to the stomach and esophagus. This stage is chronically debilitating. The rhizoids metabolize carbohydrates and emit chemical waste products which leads to toxic bowel syndrome and malabsorption. Among these chemicals are:
Acetaldehyde is very toxic to Central Nervous System (CNS), it further stresses the liver and kidney and causes vitamin B deficiency. If you administer B-vitamins, i.e. flood the system, you can temporarily override some of the symptoms. This does not, however, solve the problem.
Acetaldehyde interferes with normal hormone metabolism: it affects pituitary, thyroid and adrenal glands. Acetaldehyde blocks cell membranes and so competes with:
The bowel wall itself is normally a very sturdy protective membrane that keeps the toxic products of digestion out of the bloodstream. In Candida Yeast overgrowth, the rhizoids dig deep into the wall with such a tenacious grasp that they damage the bowel wall itself. The lining becomes inflamed and less efficient in handling food. Many people with allergies and food sensitivities have an overgrowth of Candida Yeast in their gut.
The bowel walls become more permeable and start to allow large food molecules to pass into the blood stream. This phenomenon leads to the "Leaky Gut Syndrome". It is thought that incompletely digested food particles and toxic byproducts of digestion leak into the blood where they cause different systemic reactions at distant sites, such as the joints, lungs, the liver, the kidneys and especially the brain. Results of a leaky gut may be:
The rhizoids penetrate the intestinal wall of small bowels. Enzymes from inside the cytoplasm get into the blood stream; the body forms antibodies; this leads to the formation of immune complexes; suppression of the immune system follows with devastating consequences to cancer patients. Every cancer and Aids patient has chronic systemic candidiasis.
Central Nervous System
You can see, it is vital for your health to address this type of imbalance and restore normal bowel function.
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