Many people––particularly women––are well acquainted with the symptoms of a yeast infection. Yeasts, particularly candida albicans, can cause a variety of generally superficial problems in humans. Did you know, however, that candida albicans can infect virtually every tissue inside the human body? This is well documented in scientific literature, and we think it has implications beyond what perhaps your doctor would tell you.
We all have yeasts living inside our body. In fact, yeasts are but one of many types of microorganisms living in and on our body––there are literally billions of these tiny organisms in our bodies and living on our skin. Generally, they live symbiotically together. There are, however, certain instances where yeasts can flourish, becoming a parasitic and causing health problems. This can occur because of poor diet and lifestyle, or following a round of antibiotics, which are indiscriminate bacterial killers. With beneficial bacteria numbers reduced within your body, yeasts can flourish without other organisms to keep them in check. This is why many experience yeast infections following a course of antibiotics.
Antibiotics are mycotoxins, or fungus-derived poisons. Antibiotics are not the only mycotoxins we come into contact with on a regular basis. In fact many people drink mycotoxins on a regular basis; alcohol is the mycotoxin derived from Brewer’s yeast. Mycotoxins are also known to contaminate parts of our food supply, particularly grains and corn. If you eat a diet similar to what most Americans eat every day, chances are you’re coming to contact with these mycotoxins. All of these mycotoxins can cause problems within the body, disrupting the culture of beneficial bacteria and may allow yeasts to flourish.
While your doctor will likely tell you that the symptoms of a yeast infection are superficial, we believe they can be more profound. Have you put on weight? Have skin issues? Mental dysfunction? Depression? These and other symptoms may have a fungal component. Particularly, if you are experiencing symptoms and you are unable to pinpoint a particular cause, we think it may be important to implicate fungus. Furthermore, Doug Kaufmann has written a volume of literature linking yeast, fungus and mycotoxins to diseases as serious as Alzheimer’s, cancer, diabetes, heart disease and autoimmune disease.
So while the symptoms of a yeast infection may be obvious, we think it necessary to consider fungus when any symptoms appear. A simple test would be this: Go on an anti fungal program for 3-6 weeks. Information on what that is comprised of can be found on our site. If you feel much better or if symptoms dissipate within that trial period, you may have found what the root cause of your symptoms was.
**Always consult your healthcare provider before changing your diet or supplement regimen, and never use the information on this site in lieu of a doctor’s advice or orders.