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Candida Yeast and other Drugs

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.

Sugar, Carbohydrates and Stress

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 Toxins

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: toxic breakdown product of alcohol; leads to toxic liver overload which in turn causes sinusitis, bronchial tree inflammation and infections, chronic kidney infections without infectious agents being present.
  • Ammonia
  • Three hormones: testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone
  • Alcohol: there are documented cases with symptoms of apparent intoxication without any alcohol consumption
  • Carbon dioxide: leads to bloating gas.

Acetaldehyde Poisoning and Candida Yeast -

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:

  • Thyroxin - where it enters the cells. Blood tests are most always inaccurate: You may have normal blood thyroid hormone levels even though your basal metabolic rate is low: thyroxin cannot get into cells because of chronic acetaldehyde poisoning.
  • Estrogen binding sites in women: this leads to low cell estrogen while maintaining normal blood estrogen levels.

Leaky Gut Syndrome and Candida Yeast

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:

  • chronic fatigue
  • food allergies
  • asthma
  • immune deficiency
  • autoimmune disease
  • inflammatory joint disease
  • liver and kidney stress

Immune Suppression and Candida Yeast

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.
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Common Signals of Candida Yeast Overgrowth:

Digestive System

  • Gastritis
  • Colitis
  • Distention and bloating
  • Gas
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Chronic heartburn

Allergic Symptoms

  • Hay fever
  • Sinusitis
  • Earaches
  • Hives, rash
  • Asthma
  • Food and chemical sensitivities

Central Nervous System

  • Agitation
  • Anxiety
  • Brain fog
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Depression
  • Feeling "spacey"
  • Headaches
  • Hyper-irritability
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Memory loss
  • Mood swings
  • Numbness, burning, tingling
  • Ringing in the ears/tinnitus

Genitourinary Tract

  • Vaginal or rectal itching
  • Discharge
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Cramping
  • Endometriosis
  • Cystitis
  • Kidney and bladder "infections"
  • Prostate irritation


  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Joint pain and stiffness
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Abnormal thyroid function
  • Adrenal stress
  • Increased body hair
  • Sensitivity to alcohol
  • Blurred vision
  • Night sweats - unpredictable sweating
  • Sleep disturbance - insomnia
  • Loss of sex drive
  • Food cravings - espcially carbohydrates
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Craving for sweets
  • PMS
  • Itchy ears
  • Dizziness

You can see, it is vital for your health to address this type of imbalance and restore normal bowel function.

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How can YOU improve your health?

  • Start with the basics - DDHC
  • Your Diet, your Digestive function, Hypoglycemia/blood sugar, Candida Yeast, etc...
  • Complete Dr. Z's Self Evaluation - It is Free and Easy



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