It amazes me the numbers of people who tell me,
"Well my doctor didn't tell me I have
Candida Albicans". Of course not, and
they won't tell you, because then they won't be able to sell you anymore drugs.
A doctor will take his flashlight and look at your tongue, SEE that that you
have a white coating on it and never say anything about it. Understand that
there is absolutely NOTHING a doctor can do to cure you from Candida infections.
All they do is continue to sell you more drugs, and the drugs, continue to feed
The majority of people who have
Candida Albicans (Yeast)
do not even realize they have it until they become seriously ill. It is
estimated that over half of the worlds population has a moderate to serious
Candida condition, due to the over use of antibiotics/drugs, bad diet and other
causes. There are many programs, books and products on the market, all promising
either control or relief from Candida and its symptoms. I have searched the net,
researched with colleges and pulled together the most comprehensive,
straightforward & up to date information possible. We will show you in these
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Diflucan and other
Fluconazoles do more harm than good, how
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Candida is an opportunistic fungus that normally
inhabits the mouth, throat, gastrointestinal tract and vagina. When candida
overgrows in the body, it can cause illnesses such as thrush and candidiasis.
Today, doctors are finding more patients with overgrowth of C. albicans and
other pathogenic fungi. The main predisposing risk factors for fungal infection
include alterations in immunity associated with broad-spectrum antibiotic
therapy, poor and sugary diet, nutrient deficiencies, heightened toxic exposure,
stress, underlying malignancy, HIV infection, organ transplantation,
chemotherapy and other immunosuppressive drug therapy. These and other factors,
such as changes in endocrine and metabolic balance, may enhance fungal
colonization, alter the bodys inner ecology and lower host's immune response.
C. albicans remains the most common infectious strain, accounting for
approximately 50% of total Candida infections. Candida glabrata (818%),
tropicalis (1125%), parapsilosis (715%), and krusei (24%) have emerged as
formidable players as well, and these pathogens display variable susceptibility
to azole antifungal agents.
Candida species (spp) are a significant clinical problem for a variey of
immunocompetent patients worldwide. Candidiasis has increased substantially in
the past twenty years and Candida spp now rank fourth among microbes most
frequently isolated from blood cultures and they are the most common
opportunistic pathogen in AIDS patients. Paradoxically, modern medical practice
which has prolonged the survival of a large number of patients, has also made
them more susceptible to candidiasis(11).
increased incidence of candidiasis, the increased resistance of Candida species
to antifungal agents and the rise in lethality associated with infections by
Candida spp has prompted renewed research on innovative ways to prevent and
treat infections by these opportunistic yeasts. Medical advances are helping
researchers understand the complexities of inner ecology including the
interrelationship between Candida and various body systems. For example, vaginal
candidiasis appears to coincide with C. albicans in the large intestine. When
this occurs, successful treatment of intestinal overgrowth also addresses the
health and balance of vaginal flora.
Candida and Probiotics
Probiotics provide Candida-inhibiting activities of commensal bacteria that
reside in the alimentary and vaginal tracts of humans. Probiotic microbes not
only suppress the growth of Candida spp in the alimentary tract and vagina, but
they also inhibit the adherence of Candida spp to epithelial surfaces(11).
Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria have the capacity to inhibit Candida spp. Each
strain can have a different effect. That is the reason, Custom Probiotics
formulates and supplies single and multistrain highest potency and quality
probiotic bacteria for maximum effectiveness. We perform rigorous independent
lab testing to verify the bacterial count of every batch to guarantee the
potency of our probiotic dietary supplements.
A variety of mechanisms have been evoked to explain the anti-Candida activity of
the probiotics. Nutritional competition, blocking receptors to Candida spp.,
adhesions on epithelial cells, production of anti-Candida compounds, increasing
intestinal peristalsis, increasing intestinal epithelial cell renewal rates,
alteration of pH and the production of an anaerobic oxidation-reduction
potential (C. albicans is an aerobic microbe) have all been proposed as
mechanisms that probiotic bacteria use to inhibit pathogens on mucosal surfaces.
The ability of probiotic bacteria to stimulate innate and acquired immune
systems in the host and activate phagocytic cells is also thought to play a role
in the inhibition of Candida spp. It is very likely that because of the
recognized complexity of the aerobic and anaerobic normal flora, all the above
factors are involved in the suppression of Candida spp. on mucosal surfaces. As
a result, the inhibition of Candida spp. by probiotic bacteria, in the
alimentary and vaginal tracts, represents a key, first-line defense against
mucosal and systemic candidiasis.
Factors that Promote Yeast Overgrowth
Like all fungi, Candida thrives in warm, moist areas. Under normal
conditions, candida exists within us in a healthy balance, and the body's
immune system keeps it from spreading. When your immune system is strong,
candida yeasts present no problem. But, if you take broad-spectrum
antibiotics or other medications or other medications, the good bacteria
that prevent fungal infections from developing are knocked out. The
candida yeasts are not affected, so they multiply and put out toxins that
further weaken the immune system. Consequently, you may experience
repeated infections, and these infections may be treated with another
round of antibiotics, encouraging further growth of candida ....and so a
vicious cycle. (See diagram).
Below is a list of factors that promote Candida
Frequent or long-term use of
antibiotics, such as tetracycline for acne
Frequent use of broad-spectrum antibiotics for recurrent infections, such as
in the ears, bladder, vagina, or throat
Infections (digestive or otherwise) that lower the immune system, creating an
imbalance in innate flora.
Poor diet (junk and sugary foods)
Stress or trauma
Birth control pill use and hormone replacement therapy in women
Regular use of cortisone-type drugs
Stimulants and depressants (caffeine, nicotine, alcohol)
Diabetes (there will be more sugar in the blood and urine on which yeasts can
Eating disorders (starvation, vomiting, taking laxatives)
Not being breast fed for the first six months
Vaccinations and immunizations
HIV and AIDS
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