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|7/6/2016 - Did you know that candida (yeast) infections can be a sign that your microbiome is out of balance, increasing your risk for chronic inflammatory conditions like arthritis and multiple sclerosis?
That was the implication of a 2012 study in the journal Nature, conducted by researchers from Charite...|
|7/6/2016 - A dangerous new strain of drug-resistant yeast infection is spreading throughout the globe, and may soon reach the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
The deadly strain, called Candida auris, has killed 60 percent of patients who developed the fungal infection, and...|
|10/12/2015 - You've finally figured out that Candida is causing so many of your health problems, and you've started the perfect protocol to rebalance your gut bacteria...but for some reason you feel even worse than before. There's a moment of despair (I'll never get rid of this ridiculous fungus!), but then comes...|
|9/28/2015 - Did you ever see the movie Little Shop of Horrors? If you did, you'll remember that cute, little, alien plant pleading, "Feed me, Seymour!" If you live with an overgrowth of Candida, you have a billion little monsters crying, "Feed me, Seymour!" all day, every day. Their addiction and food of choice?...|
|9/4/2015 - There are nearly two dozen types of Candida yeasts that can infect the human body with the most popular variety called Candida albicans. Candida yeasts normally live on the body – without any issues – but, when they grow out of control can cause tremendous health problems. Just to be perfectly...|
|8/18/2015 - When babies develop diaper rashes, the first assumption is that the baby is not being changed often enough or quickly enough after wetting or soiling the diaper. If this is not the case, the diapers are questioned – especially when using cloth diapers. Diapers are boiled and/or hung outside to...|
|7/12/2015 - Candida is a more common problem than most people realize. The right supplements can certainly help, but unfortunately, Candida albicans and other species of Candida (there are over 20 of them) will bounce back if you do not follow the most effective and necessary change – radically changing your...|
|6/21/2015 9:18:34 PM - Diet is Key. Without changing the diet, all of the supplements and medications in the world won't rid the body of Candida. The right food is the best medicine; it restricts the growth of Candida and aids in the growth of beneficial bacteria.
A Candida diet must eliminate some of the foods that you...|
|6/17/2015 - Due to the American diet, nearly every person in the United States who is in poor health or suffers from any disease is living with an overabundance of Candida.
Candida is a very opportunistic. Once this fungus takes over, it can spread throughout the body. Candida burrows into the gut lining creating...|
|6/12/2015 - Candida is a common yeast-like, parasitic fungal infection which can become systemic when it spreads throughout the body and impacts bodily systems. At severe levels of infection Candida can become debilitating and even life threatening. Although mainstream medicine will tell you that Candida cannot...|
|5/18/2015 - Inflammation is a natural, healthy response to cellular damage or a natural, healthy immune response to a perceived threat. The idea that inflammation can persist without serving a purpose is a misnomer that allows the cause of disease to go unchecked and ignored.
When any part of the body is inflamed,...|
|5/12/2015 - For many, gluten is difficult or impossible to properly digest. It takes an abundance of healthy bacteria to properly digest gluten. One of the many reasons our ancestors had less of a problem with digesting gluten than we do is that they used to use a probiotic culture that pre-digested the gluten...|
|4/20/2015 8:47:17 PM - Candida is not inherently bad, but when left unchecked, when it takes over the gut and is allowed to flourish, it will damage the intestinal wall. Then Candida, along with other microbes, will migrate outside of the intestinal tract and into the body, flourishing everywhere, fed by all the sugars and...|
|4/6/2015 7:29:39 PM - If you've eaten sweets over the holidays and you are ready to detox, your goal will be to kill Candida and re-balance your gut flora. First and foremost, it's time for salads. Unless you want to spend considerable money on probiotics for the rest of your life, if you want to be free of Candida, you...|
|3/25/2015 - According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, psoriasis is a disease that begins with a genetic predisposition that is set of by one or a combination of triggers: stress, skin injury, specific medications, or infection (in particular, strep).
In December of 2014, a new study was published that...|
|3/13/2015 - Whether you have been diagnosed with a digestive disease or not, chances are you are suffering from some type of intestinal distress. We have wandered a long ways away from clean, unprocessed, and live foods. The resulting deficiency has left our guts raw and inflamed - a precursor to all sorts of diseases...|
|3/11/2015 - Obviously, there's sugars. Most everyone who has studied Candida knows that any and all sugars feed yeast. On the other hand, all whole foods contain sugars, and every creature needs sugar to survive, including us. The trick is to eat the unrefined sugars in whole foods that have other nutrients bound...|
|2/24/2015 - People that suffer from an overabundance of yeast like Candida, or any other type of fungal infection, need to cut out sugars. This protocol has worked for many people, and it works faster and better than any medication as long as the diet is right, refined sugars are not ingested, and the body is not...|
|2/21/2015 - When you think of disease, life-threatening disease, what first comes to mind? Cancer? Heart disease?
According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), 9 million Americans suffer from Cancer on an annual basis; 22 million suffer from heart disease. Autoimmune disease beats them both with an annual...|
|2/11/2015 7:24:08 PM - The more we learn about leaky gut syndrome and gluten sensitivity, the more we question which came first, the gluten sensitivity or an overgrowth of Candida?
Gluten free diets may be all the craze right now, but there is a good reason for this. Many people are finding they feel better and their health...|
|1/20/2015 - The numbers related to those who are diagnosed with cancer and who die from it are sickening, to the point that cancer is on the doorstep of knocking out heart disease as the number one killer in the United States. It is estimated approximately that 1 in 3 people will be diagnosed with some type of...|
|12/22/2014 - The most common fungus to negatively affect humans, Candida albicans, primarily colonizes the skin and the mucosal membranes of the mouth, genitals, and digestive tract. There are also a few other types of Candida that can impact our health as well; all strains respond well to naturopathic treatment.
|12/1/2014 - So you don't indulge in sugar. You never take antibiotics. You eat a pretty good diet. Why are you still battling Candida?
You may have to look no further than your mouth. If you have amalgam fillings - mercury fillings - the cause of your Candidiasis might be staring back at you.
|11/4/2014 8:07:40 PM - It seems that every few years we hear of another diet fad or food fad. In the last few years gluten is getting all of the attention. How can wheat or other common grains--fixtures of the American diet--be causing such problems?
What is gluten? Gluten is the protein found in wheat (including spelt,...|
|10/24/2014 - The first step in eliminating an overgrowth of candida is to stop feeding it. Sugar is your worst enemy. This means eliminating all forms of sugar including simple carbohydrates that the body turns into sugar as well as yeast and moldy foods. Also, avoid all allergens. You need your immune system focused...|
|10/23/2014 - What is leaky gut syndrome? You hear the term leaky gut syndrome and imagine holes poked into your intestines. Unfortunately, your image is pretty much spot on.
In a healthy gut, the walls are lined with cells that are sealed together, providing a barrier that contains its contents. Villi, which...|
|10/22/2014 6:22:04 PM - So you think you have a fungus infection? Or is it a yeast infection? Is there a difference?
Mold, yeast, mildew - they are all fungi. Sometimes the words are used interchangeably. And sometimes the words yeast and fungus are used to describe different stages of the same infection.
|10/20/2014 8:19:50 PM - You make a resolution. You are going to eat plenty of organic produce every day. No more junk food. And then it hits--those cravings. You have to have chocolate. You'll die without a chocolate!
Chocolate's my thing. So is pasta. For many it's breads, cookies, white rice, yogurt, sugary smoothies,...|
|10/20/2014 - Vaginal yeast infections are almost always a symptom of systemic yeast. If you find a natural cure works and you soon have symptoms again, it's time rid yourself of Candida overgrowth.
There are many options for treating vaginal yeast infections. Some are messy, some are soothing, and some are downright...|
|10/20/2014 - If the skin between your toes itches or burns and is red and scaling, you don't have to resort to over the counter ointments or sprays. There are many choices for natural remedies.
From the kitchenApple cider vinegar Garlic Coconut oilAll three of these common kitchen cures are anti-fungal. Apple...|
|10/15/2014 6:16:43 PM - Suddenly you realize there's a little black cloud over your head. Or maybe it's a big one. Things that usually don't bother you are getting on your very last nerve. You're not sure if you want to pick a fight or cry. Before you tell your boss what you really think of him or confront your significant...|
|10/9/2014 - If you are depressed while you suffer from regular yeast infections, or athletes foot, or have taken antibiotics recently, there is a connection. Our brains are inextricably tied to our gastrointestinal tract and our mental well being is dependent on healthy intestines. Depression, bipolar disorder,...|
|9/10/2014 - Chances are, you have Candida overgrowth. We all have Candida, just like we all have bacteria. And like the microbes in our gut and the rest of our body, it's all about balance. The problem is that in this day and age, our modern sugar laden, refined, and processed diet feeds Candida.
Here is an...|
|9/8/2014 - Proper management of the digestive system could easily be one of the most important health practices one can do on a day-to-day basis in order to obtain good health. However, a severely compromised food supply and chemical filled world has made it very difficult to achieve that important goal. This...|
|9/5/2014 - Ways to kill candida and balance your intestinal flora
Most people ingest too many refined, processed foods. Even us health nuts have a tendency to do this. In this fast paced world, with the body biologically programmed to desire sweets and other easy carbohydrates that are so much harder to find...|
|8/13/2014 - Most of us love sugar. Even us health-nuts. People with the strictest diets are still so often unwilling to give up their sugar. Agave nectar, raw honey, brown rice syrup, sugar cane juice, apple juice, and sugar in the raw are just a few of the many examples of sugars being considered healthy. But...|
|10/22/2013 - Candida albicans is a fungal infection that is not easy to heal. Although commonly referred to as a yeast infection, it can affect many areas of the body including the blood, skin, mouth, throat and genitals. Candida must be treated with multiple approaches, including reinforcing the immune system,...|
|8/28/2013 - In a society addicted to sugars, grains, dairy and alcohol, it becomes very difficult to treat the widespread digestive diseases occurring in North America. Add in a tainted and low nutrient food supply; antibiotics and prescriptions; heavy metal intake through dental fillings, vaccinations and environment;...|
|7/6/2013 - Interstitial Cystitis (IC) is a chronic, idiopathic condition of the bladder that is characterized by pelvic pain and excessive urinary urgency and frequency. This condition is commonly referred to as painful bladder syndrome and often goes undiagnosed. Utilize natural strategies to beat interstitial...|
|12/8/2012 - Cancer and candida are apparently closely related. Some even claim Candida causes cancer, while others say they both originate and thrive in the same low pH, high acidic environment, possibly with a symbiotic relationship.
Candida yeast fungi are present to some extent in most or perhaps all of us....|
|7/21/2012 - Research documented by Bruce Semon, M.D., Ph.D. at the Wisconsin Institute of Nutrition demonstrates a strong link between Candidiasis (candida overgrowth) and chronic infections in the middle ear, mainly in children. Other studies on candida support this correlation and the deteriorating effects candidiasis...|
|6/25/2012 - Certain biologists and "alternative" practitioners have long been supporting the notion that intestinal fungi can contribute to disease. When we take antibiotics or eat a western diet, yeasts like Candida Albicans gets a chance to flourish in the intestinal tract. Healthy gut flora is vital in maintaining...|
|2/8/2012 - More than 90 years ago doctors and health practitioners discovered the life-saving, disinfectant and germicidal properties in colloidal silver. Anecdotal evidence has confirmed its efficacy as a natural antibiotic, anti-viral and anti-fungal agent. The FDA, however, doesn't agree and ruled in 1999 that...|
|10/19/2011 - Candida infection has been a misunderstood condition, sometimes described as a "myth". However, as the public awareness of chronic candidiasis grows, there`s an increasing number of doctors who can accurately diagnose it, bringing hope for people suffering from constant fatigue, digestive issues, yeast...|
|8/30/2011 - Whether you are battling full-blown candida overgrowth or simply want to prevent future infections from occurring, herbs are a powerful tool for naturally keeping candida at bay. Here`s a list of nine highly effective herbal remedies for candida:
#1 Oregano Oil
The phenols in oregano oil are highly...|
|7/21/2011 - It's an unfortunate truth that millions of people across the world suffer from seemingly unexplainable and unpleasant symptoms like chronic tiredness, recurring yeast infections and digestive issues. Candida infection might not even enter their thoughts.
Fatigue, headaches, rashes, bloating and yeast...|
|4/22/2011 - Candida Albicans is a fungal yeast that occurs naturally in the human body. It naturally lives in harmony with a variety of other microorganisms and actually performs some important functions. The problem occurs when certain lifestyle based environmental conditions upset the balance of microflora in...|
|4/20/2011 - Candida is a type of fungus (yeast) which exists in the body. In a healthy body, it doesn`t cause any problems, but when an overgrowth occurs, it can result in a condition called candidiasis. Candidiasis can lead to many conditions in the body such as thrush, abdominal bloating, chronic fatigue syndrome,...|
|3/9/2011 - Candida is a common microorganism that we normally acquire within a few days of being born. It is considered to be a typical part of the microbial flora that inhabits us. At low levels this yeast resides uneventfully in our intestinal and urogenital tracts. Its growth is kept in check by a strong immune...|
|2/27/2011 - Three out of four women will experience a yeast infection at some point in their lives. Symptoms like recurring vaginal infections and digestive disorders are now more common than ever before. In this article you will find a list of four healthy foods that hold the potential to prevent or even reverse...|
|11/29/2010 - Do you experience symptoms like chronic fatigue, digestive problems, or vaginal infections with no real explanation? You're not alone. Estimates now suggest that up to 25% of Americans may suffer from yeast related problems - both men and women.
Candida overgrowth - also known as yeast infection...|
|9/2/2010 - Candida albicans, one of the most misdiagnosed health ailments in the world, is a disease that leads towards a variety of health problems including heart inflammation, fatigue, mood swings, and asthma. Sparked by antibiotic use, this yeast imbalance affects subjects who are taking pharmaceutical antibiotics....|
|6/1/2010 - What type of infection ranges from a female problem to a cause of cancer? Candida Albicans is responsible for vaginal yeast infections and, according to Italian oncologist and author of Cancer is a Fungus, Dr. Tullio Simoncini, Candida is the breeding ground and source for all cancer.
|2/2/2010 - A yeast-like fungus, Candida albicans usually lives in the intestines along with many other microorganisms known as intestinal flora. If these microorganisms are not carefully balanced, Candida can multiply unchecked, causing infection. The taking of antibiotics, steroids, a diet high in yeast-containing...|
|1/28/2010 - Candida infection is caused by a yeast overgrowth in the intestines. It can cause gas, bloating, indigestion and even chronic disease. Known by its Latin name, curcumin, turmeric shows promise as an antifungal for Candida as well as many other fungal infections. According to the Journal of Antimicrobial...|
|12/23/2009 - Candida Albicans, a modern day disease brought on by antibiotics, drugs, processed foods, sugar and poor diet, has reached epidemic proportions. It is the silent epidemic or the "candy disease" as many may call candida albicans. As many struggle with this debilitating disease, they are looking for the...|
|11/24/2009 - The battle against candida is familiar to many. Some struggle for years with fatigue, weight gain and recurring infections, only to be told by doctors that it's "all in your head." The luckier ones realize the cause behind their symptoms early on, only to be handed endless prescriptions for drugs that...|
|10/28/2009 - Probiotics are good for much more than simply enhancing intestinal health and improving digestion; they're also very effective at preventing candida albicans (as you'll see below).
Here you'll find a healthy collection of explanations, supporting quotes and testimonials about the use of probiotics...|
|10/9/2009 - Over half a million kids in the U.S. each year have side effects or bad reactions from common prescription drugs, and five percent of them are hospitalized. Children under five are the most affected and the drugs causing the problems run the gamut, but antibiotics have been found to cause the most problems.
|10/7/2009 - The use of olive leaf, whether in leaf or in teas, has been used for thousands of years to treat wound infections and many other diseases, by the people in the Middle East and Arab countries. In the 19th century, olive leaf was used to treat Malaria and was successful against some of the worst cases....|
|8/17/2009 - Across the Internet and in many books and magazines there are claims that people with symptoms of fatigue, chemical sensitivities, brain fog and other vague symptoms have an 'Intestinal Candida Infection' or an 'Intestinal Yeast Infection' . Despite these claims, most doctors patently reject the theory...|
|8/12/2009 - Candida is a fungal organism that is in everyone`s gut system, although it is potentially harmful. In healthy people, there is a balance in the body of what is known as good bacteria, and bad bacteria. Occasionally this balance can become upset, and an overgrowth of candida can occur. Candida overgrowth...|
|8/7/2009 - Candida albicans is a form of yeast that lives in the colon. While Candida is not normal, it is common. Some studies say that Candida is present in 90% of the population. Some believe this number to be 100%. And for most people with a small amount of Candida, infection is not a problem. However, after...|
|1/30/2009 - The numerous medical treatments for candida all share one quality: they are ineffective. Prescription drugs for candida often don't work at all, or even if they do, it's generally just a matter of time before the candida flairs up again. If you've been struggling to treat your candida with prescriptions...|
|12/30/2008 - Often mis-diagnosed and even dismissed, candida is culprit behind numerous health problems. The symptoms associated with candida include fatigue, poor memory, mood swings, chronic coughs, frequent sinus infections, reoccurring fungal infections, blurred vision, sugar cravings and abdominal pain, to...|
|12/22/2008 - The idea that diet is linked to health is becoming mainstream knowledge. Many illnesses are being linked to the food we eat. Candida is yet another medical condition that can often be resolved simply by changing certain eating habits–mainly by reducing intake of carbohydrates.
Candida is the medical...|
|11/20/2008 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Renegade Roundtable, which can be found at http://www.RenegadeRoundtable.com. In this excerpt, Dr. Doug Graham shares on fats, sugars and the body.
Renegade Roundtable with Dr. Doug Graham is a lifetime athlete and 27-year raw fooder. He's been an...|
|9/16/2008 - Yeast infections are caused by an overgrowth of yeast which can affect the skin (yeast rash), mouth (thrush), digestive tract, esophagus, vagina (vaginitis), and other parts of the body. Yeast infections occur most frequently in moist areas of the body. Although Candida albicans and other Candida yeasts...|
|8/27/2008 - Candida often gets lumped into one, rather vague category, which is seen abstractly as some saturation of the blood by this strain of the fungus we call yeast, which causes all sorts of problems from skin diseases to chronic fatigue to auto-immune and behavior disorders.
Even though just about everyone...|
|7/3/2008 - A short time ago, I wrote an article on treating candida. This article took a lot of the stress and misery out of the typical candida diet and allowed you to heal your body while killing candida. This is something that is not typically addressed very well in most candida diets, which often leave you...|
|5/8/2008 - The need for this article is both current and long-standing. The current Candida diets are unhealthy, lengthy, unwise and simply not all that effective. On the other hand, there is no reason that Candida cannot be totally controlled in a few days to two weeks for most cases -- a few cases may take longer...|
|4/23/2008 - It is estimated that one in every two people will be affected by Candidiasis in their lifetime but many will not be aware of it or may even think that the symptoms are all in their head. The unfortunate reality is that many people who seek medical advice from their health care providers are told that...|
|3/12/2008 - The world of lacto-fermentation is a fascinating one. Virtually every culture has some kind of fermented food/beverage. Fermented products are significant sources of amino acids, vitamins and minerals. The bacteria in fermented foods are potent detoxifiers. They produce substances that inhibit harmful...|
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|11/14/2007 - The incidence of people with bowel troubles is on the rise in the western world. Though the afflictions bear several names, it is my belief that all of them are fungus based. Various species of candida, most notably candida albicans, are at the root of these problems. How do they enter into your system?...|
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