What is Candida?
When you hear of Candida, most likely it is because someone is speaking about Chronic Candida, which goes by a number of different titles; Candida Yeast, Candida Overgrowth, Candida Fungus or Infection etc.
Candida Yeast vs Chronic Candida Infection
Candida itself is a fungus that lives in the gut and is normally quite harmless and definitely part of the normal biome of our healthy body.
But when the body becomes compromised with Cellular Toxicity, this opportunist Fungi spreads out of control. When this happens, Candida, being the opportunistic fungi that it is, will burrow itself into the lining of your tissues and organs, so that it can colonize & proliferate, feeding off of the various heavy metals, xenoestrogens and other toxins in your tissues, while also excreting other dangerous toxins into your body. The Candida Infection will damage a number of different body systems and render you vulnerable to chronic illness & disease.
When allowed to grow unabated like this, it causes a myriad of symptomatic issues (Merck Manual 2008; Cheng 2012; Douglas 2011). This is what is referred to as Chronic Candida or Candida Yeast Overgrowth; Infection; Infestation, etc.
Who has Candida?
Over a billion people experience fungal infections every year, an increasing amount of which are Candida fungi yeast infections.
Recent evidence reveals that this rate is increasing each year
(Hsu 2011: Di Santo: 2010: Brown 2012: Fungal Research Trust 2011). Some experts are suggesting it is at already in the category of a Global Epidemic.
What causes Candida?
The easy answer is modern life. The most common agreed upon areas of compromise that tip the scale in your body, obliterating the internal regulators that normally keep the Candida in homeostasis with the rest of the body are as follows:
To complicate matters, Chronic Candida is multi-factorial, which means it is ineffective to make broad assumptions as to the "root cause" of the imbalance based on Western Medicine testing parameters. This is because Candida Infestation will manifest differently from person to person and the allopathic medical industry has not yet embraced the testing parameters of the inflammatory health and vitality of the cell as an indicator of toxicity.
In other words, Candida Infection:
This is the reason that Chronic Candida Infection has become so prolific in the Western World.
Why is Candida Yeast Infection so difficult to resolve?
Candida is particularly insidious because the fungi have an amazing capacity to survive off of toxicity in your tissues. When you get overloaded with toxins, your internal regulators are weakened just enough for the fungus to get out of control and your body is never again able to catch up.
Day in day out, your body is working in a low level overdrive trying to fight the growing threat, while also trying to manage the accumulated toxins in the body. But this fight only weakens your system even more and the Candida Yeast Infestation is safely harbored in your body, draining you, poisoning you and generally being a very unfriendly guest.
Not the Fun Guy's (fungi's) they claim to be!
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