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If you don't know what this is, it is a common yeast that lives as a parasite in and on everyone. For some people it just goes out of control in the Gastro-Intestinal (GI) tract, and cannot be reined back. Overuse of antibiotics can trigger it. If you have ever received diarrhea from antibiotics, you may have a Candida overgrowth and not recognize it as a contributor to your health problems.
People with a heavy metal buildup can have this yeast like a family curse. Energy fluctuations, various intestinal discomforts, constipation, diarrhea, and food allergies are all hallmarks of this condition.
People with Chronic Fatigue and Rheumatoid Arthritis commonly have an overgrowth of Candida yeast. A weakened immune system seems to be the primary reason yeast can remain chronically out of control.
Neutrophils are immune cells involved in the defense agnst Candida. A deficiency in the trace mineral copper has been shown to cause a reduced number of these cells to circulate. Deficiency in copper has also been shown to reduce a neutrophil's ability to control candida.
Our view is that a person needs to eliminate their accumulated toxins, and build up their Glutathione, antioxidants, other nutrients, and friendly bacteria, while avoiding sugar at all costs.
At this time CFS Nutrition does not have a food supplement program specific to intervention, controlling and killing of Candida in the gut. We are giving considerable thought to adding such a program sometime in the future.
Supplementing acidophilus, yeast limiting and immune stimulating herbs such as garlic, citrus extract, cloves, cinnamon, and myrrh gum extract can help temporarily control the yeast.
Regardless of what interventions you use to control your yeast, a permanent solution requires your immune system to regain it's competence. Our Defense & Replenish combination provides vitamins, minerals, and amino acids that feed the immune system, and fuel the body's natural processes for disarming and eliminating toxins.
Chromium depletion seems to be common in people with chronic Candida Albicans. The energy depletion symptoms of Candida overgrowth can often be improved by supplementing chromium picolinate.
If you suffer frequent diarrhea from your candida, you may want to take Restore & Replenish to compensate for the loss of enzymes and minerals that result from this hasty excretion. Normally your body recycles digestive enzymes. They are lost with constant diarrhea.
For personal assistance, Naturopathic Doctors are more in tune with treating this problem. MDs tend to be stuck on the notion that only people with AIDS, Cancer, and who have undergone chemotherapy have the ability to develop a non-vaginal chronic Candida Albicans infection.
The MD point of view that misses this all-to-common condition, may stem from the fact that one can have a Candida overgrowth in the gut lining, and yet not display immune titers specific to the organism. MDs rely on the immune titer test exclusively to diagnose systemic Candida infections.
If you have a truly irreversible condition, we sincerely recommend you look into the possibility of heavy metal contamination. As we mention above, "silver" dental fillings are the chief source of heavy metal for the average person.
Candida can be defeated! But you must be diligent, and take all the steps for a permanent solution.