What is Candida
Candida, also know as Candidiasis, is a fungal infection caused by any of the species of Candida, but in particular Candida albicans. It is believed to affect 33% of people in the Western world.
The Candida species naturally occurs in small quantities within your digestive tract and its role is to help with the whole digestive process. The amount of Candida present in your intestinal tract is regulated and kept under control by your beneficial gut bacteria. Like all opportunistic organism, if the conditions are favourable they will proliferate and Candida is no different. An overgrowth of Candida can affect any part of your body causing a multitude of symptoms, illnesses and eventually disease. [read more]
What causes Candida
Your immune system is your body’s defence mechanism that governs or regulates growth of any infection within your body whether that be fungal (candida), bacterial, parasitic or viral. A compromised immune system allows the Candida organism to proliferate within any weakened area of your body. There are many things that can weaken, damage, suppress and eventually compromise your body’s immune function that may lead to Candida such as: Alcohol, antibiotics, birth control pill, poor diet, recreational drugs, stress, lack of sleep and more. [read more]
Symptoms of Candida
Candida is capable of producing over 100 symptoms! This makes it extremely frustrating for anybody suffering from Candida to be able to find out, or understand, what is exactly wrong with them. The symptoms of Candida can also vary from one person to another, making diagnosis from the symptoms more difficult. Some symptoms include: Acne, anxiety, headaches, bad breath, joint pain, dark eyes, PMS, gas, thrush, fatigue, hair loss and more. [read more]