Candidiasis

(Yeast Infection)

Overview:

Candidiasis is a fungal infection of the mucous membranes of the mouth and lower intestinal tract. It is caused by the fungal yeast species Candida albicans which has lead to the conditions common name "yeast infection". 


Aetiology:

Candida albicans is a normal component of the gut flora. In certain circumstances, such as after antibiotic treatment, candida cul;tures can grow out of control and lead to inflammation and damage to the intestinal tract. 


Special Considerations:

  1. Being a type of fungi, Candida is often immune to antibiotic drug therapy. This is why it is so commonly found after a course of antibiotic therapy. Once the antibiotics have eliminated its compitition (bacterial) in the gut, it can grow rapidly and uncontrollably. 

Therapeutic Aims:

1. Eliminate the invading fungus

Dietary restrictions of sugar and carbohydrates will need to be practiced for a few weeks to a few months.

  • Antifungals
  • Dietary restrictions

2. Reduce inflammation to the mucous membranes of the affected area.

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  • Antinflammatories
  • Mucous membrane tonics

3. Improve gut motility.

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  • Fiber
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4. Re-establish healthy gut flora.

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  • Probiotics
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Herbs For Candidiasis:

  • Pau D'Arco

Candidiasis Sample Formula:


Dietary Considerations:


Author:

Justin Cooke

The Sunlight Experiment

Updated: May 2017


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