Candida Causes

Photo by Emily Stanchfield.

The name Candida comes from an proliferation of Candida Albicans, a single-cell fungus always present in the digestive tract.

Research has shown proliferation after use of antibiotics, corticosteroids, oral contraceptives, and sugary foods…all things used extensively in our American society!

This overgrowth, combined with possible allergies to certain foods, create irritation and damage (in our small intestines), to the inner lining and villi, the small hairs that move food forward and that help absorb micro-nutrients into the bloodstream.

As the lining gets damaged there is perforation in our small intestinal wall. The medical term is Leaky Gut.

This will result in the wrongful transport of possible allergens and the aforementioned Candida Albicans. As our whole body gets exposed to long-term yeast molecules, we call it Systemic Candida, or Candida for short.

Depending on the severity, it may take a combination of a doctor’s prescribed anti-fungal and specific supplements available.

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