Candida is a type of fungus, or yeast, which exists naturally in our bodies. Because candida is always present, it is rarely harmful, but has the potential to bloom under certain conditions.
If you experience a fall in your immune system, have stomach disruptions, or even use antibiotics, conditions can be created for Candida to thrive within your body.
Only when Candida levels get out of balance, it becomes a problem.
Candida thrives on sugars, specifically glucose, maltose and sucrose, which are present in bread, beer and other alcohol, and sweet treats. So, you may experience athlete’s foot (thrush), or experience headaches, fatigue, abdominal pain and even behavioral symptoms like attention deficit and depression, which can be especially hard to identify.
Candida overgrowth is in fact a condition that derives from an inner state of imbalance where Candida albicans transform from a simple, harmless and non - invasive yeast form to a mycelia - fungal form that invades the rest of your body.
When Candida shifts from yeast to fungal form, it produces root - like structures called rhizoids that penetrate the intestinal walls and create holes in the walls of the intestines. This enables the yeast, toxic waste, bacteria and undigested food to enter the blood stream. This causes many unpleasant to chronic and dangerous conditions such as leaky gut syndrome, food intolerance, rashes, brain fog and irritation, itching, swelling and inflammation or white discharge around genitals.
Candida loves consuming the sugars and produces nearly eighty different by products, many of which are harmful to the human. These include uric acid, which can cause joint pain and gout, and chemical compounds like ethanol and acetaldehyde, a potentially carcinogenic chemical that fogs the brain and is one of the active contributors to the hangover.
Impaired red blood cells functions result in fatigue, migraines and muscle aches. In turn, the white blood cells have difficulty in fighting infection, which can result in allergies, rashes, acne and slowing of the healing process. These toxins can affect the ability of messages to pass from one cell to another, resulting in nerve problems. General health will spiral down.
The cravings for sugar and other foods that nourish the yeast will get stronger, Eventually, the immune system becomes so weak that the symptoms are no longer tolerable. Often physicians will prescribe antibiotics to treat the symptoms, thus killing off the last of any friendly bacteria. When yeast is in this advanced state, depression and suicidal thoughts are very common.
High levels of Candida can cause people living in a hungover state all the time.
Only restoring the balance can lift the fog, helping people to live fuller, happier and healthier lives.