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".
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.
- 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.
1. Eliminate the invading fungus
Dietary restrictions of sugar and carbohydrates will need to be practiced for a few weeks to a few months.
- Dietary restrictions
2. Reduce inflammation to the mucous membranes of the affected area.
- Mucous membrane tonics
3. Improve gut motility.
4. Re-establish healthy gut flora.
Herbs For Candidiasis:
- Pau D'Arco
Candidiasis Sample Formula:
The Sunlight Experiment
Updated: May 2017
Recent Blog Posts:
L-Tyrosine is a popular addition to nootropic formula. It serves as the building block for the neurotransmitters dopamine, adrenalin, and noradrenaline and thus plays a significant role in the stress response. Learn how you can use L-Tyrosine in your nootropic stack.
The word sarsaparilla rings a bell in many peoples mind. It is a common, and popular herb in both western and traditional Chinese herbalism, and is one of the key ingredients in the traditional root beer recipe... But what exactly is sarsaparilla? What is it used for, and is there any evidence?
Alpha-GPC is a popular addition to many nootropic formulas, yet is not well understood by the consumer market. What makes this addition so important and why should you consider adding it to your nootropic stack?
Catuaba is the common name of over 8 unrelated species of plants. Learn the difference between these species so that you know which ones to use and which ones to avoid.
Yerba maté is a popular beverage in South America, which has spread all over the world. The stimulating actions of the tea make it popular among students, entrepreneurs, and as a social or morning ritual.
Altitude sickness, otherwise known as acute mountain sickness (AMS) is a condition caused by the low oxygen concentration that comes with high elevations. There are a number of different strategies available for reducing the instances of altitude sickness for the mountaineer.
Here we discuss how AMS occurs, and ways to treat or prevent it when venturing high into the mountains.