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Candida 101

Is It All In Your Head? We all have Candida to some degree or other. The question is whether it is an overgrowth situation. This is important because excessive Candida causes all kinds of chaos. Furthermore, the insidious yeasties are both…

Candida/Candidiasis

Candida is a type of yeast, (the most important being Candida albicans) and lives naturally in the gastrointestinal tract. Mild infection from Candida, termed Candidiasis, occurs when the microfloral balance is disturbed which causes the…

Candida Symptoms

The wily Candida albicans shows up in many forms, sometimes not recognizable. Some of the symptoms may appear to be other disorders which get treated but don't respond because the underlying problem is not addressed. Here are some of the…

Candida and the Immune System

Candida albicans, an overgrowth of yeast organisms that starts in the gut, can spread from the lower bowel to colonize the entire digestive tract, stomach (especially in cases of low or no stomach acid), throat, mouth and nasal passages,…

Candida and Gut Health

It all starts in your gut. Candida albicans is a naturally-occurring yeast that is present in everyone's gut. In healthy people, Candida is kept under control by a balanced whole foods diet and lifestyle, healthy immune system and a…

Candida and Excess Weight

One of the major problems associated with Candida albicans yeast overgrowth is weight gain. A person with systemic Candida will often crave sugar and simple carbohydrates because this is the main source of nutrients for the yeast organism.…

Candida and Antibiotics

One of the worst offenders affecting gut flora and the overgrowth of Candida albicans is the repeated and prolonged use of broad-spectrum antibiotic drugs. Of all the antibiotics used in the United States, more than half are routinely fed…

Candida Diets: Part Four: Sugars

By Jeff McCombs You can take a look at them by clicking here, here, and here. But today, we’re bringing you part four of this fascinating series. Read on… In Candida Diets: Part Four, we now look at the effect of sugars in a candida diet.…

Candida Diets, Part Two: Hydrogen Peroxide

By Jeff McCombs Today, as promised, we're bringing you part two of five in this informative series on reclaiming your health via dietary choices. Without further ado, here are Dr Jeff’s thoughts on the subject... The human digestive tract…