Candida Albicans (Yeast Mushroom)
Balanced environments created by living microorganisms in a healthy body are called flora. Among these, the most important for human health is the “intestinal flora” . It is known that more than 400 species of bacteria live in the intestines. The total weight of the bacteria here is about 1-1.5 kg, which is equal to the weight of the liver. Numerically, it is 10 times the total number of our body cells.
Intestinal flora begins to occur when the baby receives the mother’s vagina flora during normal delivery. Bifidus bacteria make up 80-90% of the gut bacteria of a newborn baby, and the number of friendly bacteria decreases from infancy to adulthood. The balance of flora that begins with birth and matures over time is affected by many factors such as nutrition, water, drugs, stress, surgeries, immune system.
In a healthy intestinal flora, Bifidus and Acidophilus bacteria are in a very delicate balance. Another important microorganism of the intestinal flora is Echericia coli, which is also a strong pathogenic (disease-causing) bacteria. For this reason, it is desired that E. coli is the lowest in number; but it is an indispensable bacterium for flora balance. One of the microorganisms living in the digestive system is Candida albicans.
There are about 200 species belonging to the genus Candida; however, Candida albicans is responsible for 75% of fungal infections. It is a yeast type mushroom. The presence of candida albicans in the mouth, digestive system and vaginal flora of women is known. Although it is a member of Flora, it is also the main factor of opportunistic infections.
The body’s immune system and non-pathogenic intestinal flora bacteria normally control Candida under control, and thanks to its presence in the digestive tract, Candida also prevents the growth of other pathogenic bacteria. If for some reason this delicate balance of the intestinal flora is disturbed, Candida albicans, an opportunistic yeast fungus, starts to increase in number and the clinical picture called candidiasis appears.
In the picture of candidiasis, the normally single-celled Candida albicans gets out of control and turns into a multi-celled, filamentous and invasive form. In addition, it produces adhesins that bind to host tissues, proteases that provide both destruction and better adhesion of tissues, and numerous factors that reduce the body’s immune response. Immunological damage caused by the attachment of Candida to the intestinal wall impairs the permeability of the intestinal mucosa. Disruption of the intestinal barrier causes food sensitivity and allergies.
Causes of candidiasis
- Disruption of the intestinal flora (Dysbiosis)
- Medication (especially antibiotics) use:
Since the bacteria that cause disease during the antibiotic use, non-pathogenic bacteria die, the balance of the flora is disturbed; this causes candida to increase in number. Other drugs that can cause the same effect include cortisone, painkillers, hormones, cytotoxic drugs, and chemotherapeutics.
- Weakening of the immune system
- Low digestive secretions, especially imbalances in enzyme production that develops with pancreatic dysfunction
- Liver dysfunction
- Excessive stress and tension
- Unhealthy Nutrition: Especially prepared foods, additives, unbalanced nutrition, one-way nutrition, carbohydrate-weighted nutrition
- Not drinking enough water
- Impaired oral and dental health, not taking hygiene measures necessary for oral health
- Poor quality sleep, sleep disturbance
- Hormonal dysfunction
- Intense exposure to electrosmog
- Disruptive areas
It is a picture that the person can look through as a “normal” eye, since there are no findings that may initially attract the attention of the person and usually occur over a long period of time. Therefore, its diagnosis takes time.
Our gut is an important part of the immune and hormonal system and has recently been called the second or emotional brain. For this reason, symptoms of candidiasis concern all systems. The findings that should be sought in patients can be summarized as follows:
- Depression, anxiety, irritability, difficulty concentrating
- Complaints such as constipation (constipation), diarrhea, meteorism (gas in the abdomen), heartburn, associated throat burning, indigestion, intestinal cramps, abdominal pain, itching in the anus, irritable bowel syndrome
- Increase in liver enzymes, decrease in pancreatic enzymes
- Fatness, inability to lose weight
- Sweet tooth
- Halitosis (bad breath), dental and gum diseases, oral aphthae
- Chronic fatigue, sleep disorders, fatigue, lack of energy, feeling of burnout, malaise
- Chronic pain, fibromyalgia, migraine, muscle contractions, swelling and pain in the joints
- Acne and skin rashes, exacerbation of skin diseases, eczema, psoriasis, allergic reactions
- Urinary tract complaints (especially in women), dysmenorrhea (menstrual pain), vaginal infection and fungal infections becoming common, hormonal imbalance
- Prostatitis, impotence in men
- Hyperactivity, learning and behavior disorders, anorexia, recurrent ear infections in children
- Sensitivity to foods and chemicals
Diagnosis of Candidiasis
It is very important to question the patients in terms of the above symptoms and to suspect a candidal infection in the presence of these symptoms. However, it is diagnosed with Proquant, RewiQuant and Vegatest, which are electroacupuncture method according to Voll according to SF (stool analysis) or more functionally, in addition, Kinesiology manual muscle test.
It is not possible to treat candida albicans with medicines. Because the disease often reappears after drug use. Therefore, a versatile approach is required when treating yeast. A regulated environment for the body conditions should be aimed in order to make the quandilla numerically acceptable and to renew healthy bacteria in the flora.
- Herbal and chemical drug combination: Drug treatment is only applied in patients at serious risk group.
- Healthy and balanced diet: Especially refined carbs and avoiding all kinds of sweets are indispensable for the treatment. Considering that glucose is the only food source of the candidate, it is understood its importance.
- Adequate water consumption and physical activity
- In severe cases of candidiasis, colon hydrotherapy is very important for cleansing the large intestines and removing the candidae located inside the villi structures.
- Rectal ozone therapy
- Probiotic support for the regulation of impaired intestinal flora
- In very resistant cases, E.coli preparations obtained from the patient’s own stool by the autovaksin method should also be used.
Basic Principles in Nutrition
In the fight against yeast fungus; nutrition has a very important place. In addition, strengthening the immune system and maintaining a healthy intestinal flora helps limit the growth of fungi.
Since good nutrition is indispensable for the functions of the immune system, it is necessary to be fed with foods that are precious and suitable for the needs of our body. Although it is not possible to destroy mushrooms in this way, an environment can be created that will prevent them from multiplying rapidly. Candida is the most important food of albica is sugar. Therefore, avoiding all kinds of refined sugar and food should be the first approach. It should also be remembered that all products made from white flour and its derivatives turn into sugar. There is fructose in ripe and overly sweet fruits, and since this turns out to be indirectly glucose, sugar, it is necessary to stay away from them. Thanks to the low consumption of sugar and sugary products, carbohydrates easily used by mushrooms are removed from their hands.
In short, in the treatment of candidiasis, it is extremely important to stay away from foods that will feed mushrooms. Instead of;
– Eat rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds
– Include probiotic, mineral and vitamin supplements
– Get a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise