Candida Parasites or Candida Albicans is a yeast that naturally occurs within the human body. While not all people harbor the fungus it is asserted that up to 80 percent of the human population does. It is one of the many useful and beneficial bacteria in which our bodies maintain a symbiotic relationship. In a ironic twist of fate Candida Albicans “job” within a healthy individual is to detect and aid in the elimination of pathogenic bacteria that invade the body, yet this same bacteria is responsible for fungal infections in imuno compromised individuals.
As a fungus Candida enjoys warm, moist and dark places, in such it reproduces rapidly. This is why it is most common to have Candida fungal over production in places such as the feet, vagina, mouth and even the gastrointestinal tract. Such Candida overproduction can universally affect all persons regardless of sex or age.
Your Not-so Friendly Neighbor
You may be more familiar with Candida than you realize. It is known by a host of more common names. Infant and adult thrush, athletes feet, yeast infections (including vaginal), Candidiasis and others can all be attributed to Candida, called Candida Parasites in holistic circles.
The persistent presence of conditions resulting from the overgrowth of Candida within society has two main attributions, diet and prescription drug use. Often the two factors work in consort exasperating effects. Sugar laden low quality diets void of substantial nutrition and antibiotic use upset your bodies delicate balance. Dental fillings leeching mercury, birth control pills, cortisone, hydrochloric acid deficiency, acidic body ph even chlorinated drinking water all weaken the immune system and give way to Candida infections.
Case in point is when antibiotics are utilized they attack all bacteria in your body indiscriminately. “Good bacteria” are therefore slaughtered giving way for invading bacteria such as Candida to reproduce unchecked. Candida, once and invader but also and “aid” becomes a dangerous nuisance.
Candida also is one of the decomposing agents for corpses, it attempts to establish that function even in its living host. When the gastrointestinal tract experiences an unhealthy surge of Candida growth there is the possibility of the fungus spreading throughout the body. This is a major concern as the Candida has the possibility of mutation, penetrating intestinal wall and making its way into the bloodstream, essentially gaining access to the entire host.
Once the invasion starts all hospitable environments are fair game. Areas such as the lungs, brain, spine, et cetera are all potential new homes. Further, the intestine are filled with undigested food which can leach into the body via the microscopic holes left by escaping fungi. This “leaky gut” can cause a host of new issues including food allergies.
Feeding the Beast
As a yeast, Candida enjoys a diet rich in sugar. Absolutely anything within your diet that contains sugar will satisfy its lust and feed its reproduction. Generally diets that contain a substantial amount of sugar also lack proper nutrition. Such leave the body vulnerable to Candida infections.
The excessive feeding and growth of Candida causes a toxic mixture of byproducts which assault the body. There are over 70 toxins that Candida causes while it feeds, excretes and reproduces. These toxins leak into your blood stream. The greater the overgrowth the more toxins like ethanol and acetaldehyde have a presence in the body, disrupting healthy body functioning and producing a variety of secondary symptoms.
Other side effects are estrogen mimicry, thyroxin mirroring and the like. Confusing your body and potentially offsetting hormone levels causing hormone imbalances. The liver also suffers due to the stress of purifying excessive toxins from the system.
Mental and Physical Injury
In fact Candida Albicans itself and its various toxic byproducts affect the body as a whole. No system goes unpunished. As the body is a unified whole it is wholly troubled by the yeast overgrowth. Commonplace issues such as headaches, eczema, obesity, ADD, hyperactivity, memory deficits and a host of other issues can be linked to Candida.
Unfortunately Autism, depression and other problematic disorders of the mind may have whole or partial roots in Candida as well. For conditions not directly caused by Candida its presence can exasperate them. As such health issues often take a decline further in the throws of a Candida overproduction infestation.
Overcoming Infiltration – the Six Day Rotation and Diet
Ridding your body of a fungus is extremely difficult. Candida poses additional issues as it is resilient. It also is heavily prone to mutation and adapts quickly.
Education is foremost. Thereafter, one of the best set of options to begin with is to starve it and enrich the health of the host. Refraining from overuse and unnecessary use of antibiotics will allow you immune system and body’s beneficial bacteria to recover. Eliminating its food supply will allow your body to recover and then additional options can be explored or your body can be allowed to combat it itself. Every person’s needs will vary.
Refined carbohydrates and sugar are the usual culprits. Some may think they maintain a diet low in those things, many will feel they do not consume sugar often but if you are symptomatic this is most likely not the case. Sugar not only feeds Candida it also weakens the immune system.
If you are unable to avoid packaged foods be mindful of hidden sugar within the ingredients. All sorts of sugar will satisfy Candida equally so be diligent avoiding beet sugars, Organic sugars (including can juice and syrup), raw sugar, honey, molasses and natural maple syrup. Heavily processed sugar such as Maltodextrin, Dextrose, Lactose, Fructose and Maltose should be avoided as well. A lesser known culprit is alcohol.
Once diet has been addressed, if necessary further treatment can fully start. The most important aspect of treatment to note is that after seven days of exposure to any agent harmful to it Candida will adapt and mutate. Thus, a rotating treatment schedule where no agent is present for more than 6 days before another is introduced is necessary. With a revolving attack coupled with diet and antibiotic restriction Candida can be forced to submit. A traditional parasite cleanse is not ideal for killing candida as its not resident in the colon.