Candida produces an alcohol called ethanol producing an intoxicating effect in the blood if the count level is too high. Ethanol grows rapidly when yeast has a food source like white sugar or white floor products. In severe cases it produces much more than the liver can oxidize and eliminate. It can produce a false estrogen and make the body think it has enough, which signals the body to cease production. Or send messages to the thyroid, making it think it has enough stopping the production of thyroxin. The cause of this is menstrual problems and hypothyroid problems.
Another byproduct is acetaldehyde and it is related to formaldehyde this disrupts collagen production, fatty acid oxidation and blocks normal nerve functions. Basically it interferes with the normal functions of the entire body and is a severe problem. One way to get an overdose of candida in the system is by taking antibiotics and birth control pills, and consuming sugar products. Candida feeds on antibiotics (it is their food source). Other causes: cortisone, progesterone suppositories, faulty diets, diet, too much meat, weakened immune systems, and hi-mercury levels from mercury fillings.
The Yeast Connection by Dr. William G. Crook, MD and Dr. Sidney Baker, MD is a good book to read to understand completely how candida impacts your system and causes disease.
Listed here are nutrient destroyers:
- Aspirin--destroys vitamin A, calcium, potassium, B complex and C.
- Caffeine--destroys vitamin B1, inositol and biotin, potassium and zinc and prevents calcium and iron assimilation.
- Chlorine in water--destroys vitamin E.
- Chocolate--contains caffeine and it is very irritating to the kidneys. High in fat, which can cause indigestion.
- Fluoride--destroys vitamin C
- Sleeping Pills--destroy folic acid and vitamin D.
- Menstruation--requires extra iron, vitamin B12, calcium and magnesium.
- Nitrates/Nitrites--Destroys vitamins A, C and E
- Stress--Physical, emotional and mental all vitamins are depleted.
- Sugar and white flour--destroys B vitamins.
The best way to get a handle on Candida is to change your diet. Stop eating sugar of all kinds, white flour (breads and pastries), no diet drinks, no alcoholic beverages, all mushrooms, and other pickled products, fermented foods, all dry roasted nuts (cashews have a lot of yeast), potato chips, pretzels and junk food, bacon, salt pork and lunch meats and cheese of all kinds. Stop eating food that feeds the yeast. If you can eliminate antibiotics, birth control pills and all drugs please do so.
Build your immune system by using herbs, vitamins, minerals, amino acids and other necessary supplements. Us occasionally fruits in small amounts, raw seeds, dry beans and legumes, millet, brown rice, buckwheat and yellow cornmeal and baked potatoes.
Foods to eat daily are eggs, fish, chicken, lamb or veal (organically fed animals are better). All vegetables onions, garlic, cabbage, broccoli, turnips, brussel sprouts, kohlrabi, except potatoes, corn and yams.
Supplements: Stay as simple as possible. Take liquid or capsules of mineral, and vitamins rather than tablets, a good digestive enzyme, flax seed oil daily in the evening, acidophilus 2-3x a day, vitamin E, B-complex, and A. Get Green Magma (available at Vitaminshoppe.com) and follow the directions. Rebuild your body. Tackling candida can be challenging but it can be accomplished. I recommended Aqua-Flora (www.aqua-flora.net) phase one and phase two.
References: The Yeast Connection by Dr. William G. Crook, MD and Dr. Sidney Baker, MD, plus other reputable sources.
About This Contributor: Paula Muran, medical intuitive, specializes in identifying the cause of disease and the emotional/mental beliefs that accompany it.
Symptoms of Candida Albicans
|hiatal hernia||muscle weakness|
|burning in eyes||loss of concentration|
|dry or sore throat||food cravings|
|inability to cope||dry mouth|
|feeling drained||belching / heartburn|
|energy loss||bladder infections / thrush|
|thyroid failure||spots in front of eyes|
|inability to absorb food||hayfever|