Candida albicans is usually a harmless yeast organism that lives on the skin, in the mouth, gut, and other mucus membranes.
However, Candida causes infection when our natural ability to resist it stops, and it overgrows. You’ve probably heard of infections like ‘thrush’ or ‘monilia’ – these are caused by the overgrowth of Candida. When the delicate balance of yeasts and bacteria within the human ecosystem is disturbed, the disease – Candidiasis – can occur.
What causes Candidiasis?
Many factors can lead to the imbalance of yeasts and bacteria, including: prolonged use of antibiotics, chemical exposure, poor nutrition, high-sugar diets, stress, and courses of cortisone.
Symptoms vary greatly, and can include:
Bloating, gas, cramps, irritable bowel syndrome
Fatigue, anxiety, mood swings, ‘brain fog’, depression, poor memory, headaches, learning difficulties, hyperactivity
Eczema, rash, acne, nail infections
Recurrent bladder and vaginal infections, genital rashes, rectal itching
Pain & swelling in joints, vague aches and pains
Candida and allergies
In her book, ‘Allergies: Disease in Disguise’, Carolee Bateson-Koch explains the connections between food allergies and Candida (pg 77-79). She says:
Allergic individuals frequently have Candida overgrowth.
Candida can damage the intestinal lining, causing inflammation and promoting allergies.
Food allergies commonly occur when incompletely digested food enters the body through an inflamed intestinal barrier. When harmful Candida colonies are present in the intestines, gases may be produced – these can accompany the undigested food through the inflamed intestinal barrier and into the bloodstream, encouraging allergic reactions.
To learn more about Candida and any impacts it might have on your body, talk to one of our bioresonance practitioners when you’re next in the clinic.
*Source: ‘Allergies: Disease in Disguise’, 1994, Carolee Bateson-Koch, pg 71-80