Candida Infection Treatment
Being that the topic of Candida is a very complex one, the information written here can only serve as a very basic introduction to the topic.
I would highly advise anyone who suspects that he suffers from Candida, to become educated on the topic by reading the two best books that are currently available on Candida. They are: The Yeast Connection Handbook by Dr. William Crook, And Feast Without Yeast by Dr. Bruce Semon. Or read the following comprehensive review titled: The Chronic Candidiasis Syndrome: Intestinal Candida And Its Relation To Chronic Illness.
What exactly is Candida infection, medically known as Candida Albicans?
Candida is a natural fungal yeast that is found in the intestinal tract.
In a healthy person it does little harm because it is kept in check by natural beneficial intestinal bacteria. Friendly bacteria are vital to proper development of the immune system, to protection against agents that could cause disease, and to the digestion and absorption of food and nutrients.
Each person’s mix of bacteria varies. Interactions between a person and the microorganisms in his body, and between the microorganisms themselves, can be crucial to the person’s health and well-being.
These good bacteria protect us from damaging “bad bugs” such as Salmonella, Shigella, and many other potential harmful bacteria.
Only when it gets out of hand and grows disproportionately in the intestines does candida begin contributing to various health problems such as appetite loss, belching, and an overabundance of stomach acid.
Candida infection symptoms include infections of the mouth, vagina, nose, and respiratory System. Besides vaginal infections, severe urinary tract infections, body rashes, acne, and oral thrush. Other candida infection symptoms include allergies to foods, dust, molds, fungus, yeast, inhalants, and chemicals.
Dangers of Candida Infection Overgrowth!
Candida fungi create toxins that block normal nutrient absorption. They grow into Rhizoids that take deep root in your intestinal walls causing symptoms similar to Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
Eventually, Rhizoids inflame and cause Leaky Gut Syndrome. Once their toxins get into your blood, it is called Systemic Candida infection, a fungal invasion that affects virtually every organ and tissue. Later stages develop into bowel disorders, food intolerances, environmental sensitivities, allergies and even asthma. Auto-immune disorders develop as your body begins attacking itself at the cellular level.
Candida yeast assists in the production of nearly 100 toxic substances that, if left untreated, can poison your body.
The two biggest toxins that candida yeast produces – canditoxin and ethanol – can negatively affect brain functions and your nervous system … as well as significantly interfere with the biochemical processes in your body.
Small wonder Candida infection makes you feel so bad!
Not treating your Candida infection effectively can lead to candida overgrowth, which releases canditoxin and ethanol into your blood stream. When injected into rats, these dangerous toxins can paralyze and kill.
These two killer substances are known to be the cause of many of the symptoms associated with candida infection, including vaginal yeast infections, eczema, blotchy skin, dryness, itching, oral thrush, sinus problems, constipation, diarrhea, restless sleep, bloating, lack of energy, mood swings, cravings for sweet food, food allergies, and much more…
A great number of Americans suffer from this wide spread condition. However, it is often overlooked due to the refusal of mainstream medicine to fully acknowledge candida overgrowth as a cause of more serious health issues.
How Do I know If I suffer From Candida Overgrowth?
A great way to determine if you are suffering from a candida infection is to take the candida self-test by clicking on www.drsalzarulo.com/candida-self-test.html.
Common Candida Infection Symptoms Are:
- Severe itching sensation of the skin
- Dry mouth and tongue, cracked tongue, bleeding gums
- Recurrent urinary tract infections
- Painful and frequent urination
- Vaginal burning, itching, or painful intercourse
- Vaginal discharge with a “white, cheesy” appearance
- Unusual menstrual cramping
- Difficulty swallowing
- Indigestion or heartburn
- Abdominal pain, bloating, or gas
- Constipation, diarrhea, or mucus in the stool
- Depression, anxiety, sudden mood swings, lack of concentration, headaches, drowsiness, or fatigue
- Muscle and/or joint pain and swelling
- White patches in the mouth and fissures at the corners of the mouth (i.e. thrush)
- Skin irritation in the folds of the skin, such as in the groin area or under the breasts; white pustules may be present
- Retinal abscess (As a defensive cellular reaction to a Candida yeast infection within the eye’s retina, pus collects inside an inflamed tissue pocket, which may permanently damage vision.)
Causes of Candida
The two primary causes of Candida infection are the overuse of oral antibiotics and bad diet.
Candida infection was virtually unheard of before 1940. It is since the introduction of antibiotics at around that time that candida has become the widespread problem that it is today.
Antibiotic use kills a percentage of all types of bacteria throughout the whole body, but it does not kill the yeast. Click here to learn more on the connection between antibiotics and Candida infection.
2. Bad diet
The typical American” or “Western” diet that is high in fat and low in fiber is a major contributing factor to the cause of candida. High fat/low fiber has a tendency to stick to the inner walls of the intestinal tract. The body responds by forming a mucous layer over materials that impact the intestines.
Over a period of years a buildup can occur to the extent that there is a decrease in available binding sites for friendly bacteria, a decrease in nutrient assimilation and an increase in risk for colitis, diverticulosis and colon cancer.
What is the Key to Eliminating Candida?
To the surprise of many, it’s not the anti-fungal or probiotic you take. It’s doing a candida cleanse first with a high-quality candida/colon cleansing program such as Ultimate Colon Cleanse Produced by Nature’s Secret inc. If you start taking anti-fungals you will not get better, because your colon is full of mucoid plaque and toxins. This is such a crucial first step.
To first eliminate Candida, you must first clean your colon through bowel cleansing. Think about it: if your colon is clogged, and full of toxins, how will any anti-fungals reach your intestines efficiently? Cleanse your colon first… then kill that candida with a anti fungal product such as Fungal Defense Candida and yeast cleanse.
Treating Candida – Diet
The most common natural approach to treating Candida is an anti-Candida diet in conjunction with some form of anti-yeast supplement.
Dr Bruce Semon outlines the best diet that I would recommend in his book Feast Without Yeast: 4 Stages To Better Health.
Treating Candida – Supplements
Many different types of anti-fungal medicines are commonly prescribed to treat Candida, including Amphotericin B, fluconazole, nystatin and ketoconazole. Like many other prescription drugs, these often come with unwanted side effects…..
Common-sense would dictate that one should take natural anti-Candida supplement products that don’t cause any side effects.