Although conventional medicines do not view candidiasis as a serious condition, many alternative medical practitioners consider candidiasis as one of the greatest health threat in modern days. Resulted by the overgrowth of a yeast-like fungus called Candida albicans, candidiasis is assumed to be the cause of a wide range of long-term conditions. Candida cells are part of the normal flora of our bodies found in our mouth, vagina, intestines, and other organs.
When they grow unchecked and their over growth flows into the bloodstream, it becomes a systemic disease, presenting multiple conditions including:
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Mood Disorders
- Recurring Vaginal and Urinary Tract Infections
- Weakened immune functions
- Oral Thrush
- Sinus Infections
- Food allergies
- Intestinal Distress (gas, bloating, irritable bowel syndrome)
- Skin and Nail Fungal Infections
- Hormonal Imbalance
- Joint pain
- Loss of sex drive
Most of these conditions are closely related to “leaky gut syndrome,” a condition in which the lining of the intestines become irritated and “leaky” so that that undigested food particles, bacterial toxins and germs can pass through the “leaky” gut wall and into the bloodstream, triggering the immune system and causing persistent inflammation throughout the body.