What is Candida?

What is Candida? Candida, or Candida Albicans, is a type of yeast that is generally found in the regular flora of the skin, intestinal track and the mouth, rectum, and vagina.

Although Candida is naturally present in the body, it can cause problems if there is an overgrowth, resulting in Candidiasis.

Normally found in the body at low levels, our increase in the use of antibiotics, birth control pills and sugar laden diet have caused this yeast to overgrow and take over the body creating a myriad of symptoms and a weakened immune response due to the disruption of beneficial bacteria.

We have more bacteria in the human body than that of cells. Literally, 4 pounds of friendly bacteria reside in your body.

Those most commonly afflicted with Candida Albicans include AIDS patients, those with diabetes and cancer patients. Though this is the most commonly afflicted group, those practicing the Standard American Diet are really suffering as well.

Our gut is more than 70% of our immune system and when the bacteria is out of balance, so is our immune system.

Many of the symptoms can mirror other illness' thereby confusing the sufferer and his/her Dr. Many times prescriptions will be written by M.D.'s and Dermatologists only making the yeast worse.

It is said that the farther from the gut the obviously affected fungus, the more invasive the candida albicans.

What is Candida pages can help you normalize your bacteria and keep it in check with a low processed foods diet and plenty of anti-fungal foods and supplements.

These foods are valuable medicines and are included in the candida diet recommendations. Here is where you can find a Candida Questionnaire to begin your self investigative work.

You will have to be diligent and commit to a very stringent program in order to bring your bacteria back into balance but I promise you, it will be worth it.

You will experience side effects that will go in roller coaster like waves, feeling great one day, almost euphoric and the next, quite possibly feeling like you can't even lift your head off of the pillow.

Stick with it because your long term health depends on it! Systemic Candida Albicans can eventually lead to deathly degenerative diseases.

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