When the healthy bacterial balance is thrown off, the opportunistic candida takes advantage of the situation causing a fungal overgrowth. When candida gains a foothold in this manner, it dominates the intestinal microflora and prevents beneficial organisms from reestablishing themselves. If left unchecked, candida infections can become systemic and enter the bloodstream.
Severe candida overgrowth causes the fungus to penetrate the membranes of the intestinal lining where it compromises organ function. By moving through the membrane, the candida creates microscope pores in the intestines that can contribute to leaky gut syndrome and other conditions. Most cases of candida are caused by C. albicans, however, infections with C. glabrata are gaining prevalence due to the species' vigor and resistance to antifungal medications. Causes of Candida Include:
Antacids and Anti-ulcer Medications
Cortisone and Steroid Medication
Heavy Metal Buildup
Inadequate Digestive Enzymes
Medical Transplants and ICU Treatments
Poor Diet High in Carbohydrates and Refined Sugars
Type One Diabetes
Weak or Compromised Immune System
Candida thrives in warm, moist, and dark locations. Systemic candida infections or candidiasis cause chronic symptoms that greatly surpass the effects of athlete's foot, oral thrush, and vaginal yeast infections. Yeast and fungi are living organisms that survive through a metabolic process. Carbohydrates and sugars are very important ingredients for feeding and sustaining yeast colonies.
Poor digestion, or a diet with low nutritional value can create conditions where Candida thrives. Candida organisms release more than 70 known toxins that accumulate in the joints, spinal fluid, and soft tissue. Among these toxins are ethanol, histamines, mycotoxins, and acetaldehyde that overload the liver, target the hormonal system, and inhibit immune response.
Side effects vary from slow healing time to muscle soreness and flu-like symptoms. Acetaldehyde is a relative of formaldehyde that causes mutation on the cellular level. When combined with toxins that impaired immune response, mutated cells are allowed to regenerate. To boost the strength of the invasive microorganisms, candida releases the potent toxin proteinase. Ethanol produced by the metabolic process causes effects similar to a chronic alcohol hangover.
Candida also releases histamine that causes patients to develop rashes, hives, and allergies to the healthiest foods. In some cases, patients may also be allergic to the candida yeast. Candidiasis can lead to hormonal imbalances and metabolic disorders that mimic many medical conditions. The ability to disguise itself as so many common maladies has caused candidiasis to be an under-recognized and frequently undiagnosed condition. Common symptoms of Candidiasis include:
ADD and ADHD
anxiety and depression
congestion and sinusitis
Crohn’s and IBS
craving for alcohol and sugary foods
difficulty concentrating or brain fog
flatulence and bloating
fibromyalgia and muscle pain
Solutions for Candida in NYC
If you are experiencing any the above symptoms for an extended period of time, please contact me for a free consultation. Just because you experience several of the symptoms, it doesn’t mean you have Candida. The only way to for me to provide healing solutions, and begin a plan of action to make you feel better, is to begin with an office visit.
I started the Holistic Chiropractic Center based on providing you with highly personalized care for the entire duration of your therapy. I specialize healing solutions for Candida, which may be used in combination with other holistic healing services, to provide you with effective therapies.
Nutrition Response Testing may be used to help heal the body from within. It is a healing and preventative therapy that contributes to overall feelings of wellness and restores your energy by properly fueling the organs in your body.
I sincerely hope you will contact me and take advantage of my free consultation. We both share the same goal for your overall wellness.
Candida is a highly adaptable fungus that causes oral thrush, athlete's foot, vaginal yeast infections, and systemic candidiasis. Small numbers of candida are found in the intestinal flora of healthy men and women of all ages.
Fungal overgrowths that lead to unpleasant symptoms are caused by a combination of cumulative factors, including poor diet, stress, prescription medications, and chronic medical conditions, such as diabetes.
Candida organisms release
more than 70 known toxins
that accumulate in
the joints, spinal
fluid, and soft
Fungal Mycelium attacking a human cell
Candida albicans is the most common form of yeast infection that causes related medical conditions. The effects of chronic and systemic candidiasis are not fully understood, however, infections have been linked to chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, ADD, and many other conditions.
Since the mid 1990s, researchers at Stanford University, MIT, and Harvard have been mapping genomes of the common Candida albicans fungus. Decades of innovative DNA research have changed the way scientists view and treat candida. To evolve and thrive, the fungus is constantly mutating its gene sequences. Candida is capable of spontaneously rearranging data, deleting gene patterns, and changing chromosomal repeats similar to the way computers rapidly handle and exchange data packets.
Causes of Candida
Candida and chronic cadidiasis are caused by the excessive overgrowth of a natural and generally harmless fungus that inhabits the skin, gastrointestinal tract, and genital region. Candida is a commensal fungus that inhabits the surface of the skin along with many beneficial organisms.
Commensal organisms like candida are parasitic, which means the fungus lives and feeds, causing harm to the host.
Candida Skin Infection
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