is a fungal infection produced by a species of Candida Fungi,
particularly Candida Albicans. Candida fungi normally reside
harmlessly in various parts of the body.
the healthy bacteria in the digestive tract becomes seriously
depleted the candida proliferate and can produce root like
structures which damage the villi along the intestinal tract
leading to a 'leaky gut'.
are many causes of candidiasis cited, such as: repeated antibiotic
use, poor diet, steroid medications, birth control pills,
malnutrition, cytotoxic drugs.
of candidiasis include: chronic fatigue, depression, yeast
infections, bloating, joint or muscle pain, genital itching,
hyperactivity, athletes foot, hair loss.
is a fungal infection produced by a species of Candida Fungi, especially
Candida Albicans. Candida fungi are found in many places in the
environment and some reside harmlessly with the other bacteria residing
in the mouth, gastrointestinal tract and genitourinary tract. .
In a normal healthy person the immune system and the beneficial
bacteria prevent the overgrowth of candida. One of the purposes
of Candida Albicans in our digestive tract is to recognise and alleviate
harmful bacteria. A healthy person can have millions of Candida
the healthy bacteria in the digestive tract is reduced by antiobiotics,
pesticides, chlorine or if the person's immune system has been weakened
by illness (particularly by AIDs or diabetes) malnutrition or certain
medications (such as corticosteroids or anti cancer drugs) the candida
fungi can dramatically increase in numbers causing numerous symptoms.
Also poor diet, alcohol and incorrect pH in the digestive system
can cause candida to proliferate and invade the body.
it's normal yeast state candida is harmless but as a fungus it becomes
invasive producing root like structures called rhizoids that can
push through the mucous membranes or intestinal walls damaging the
villi (finger like projections along the intestinal tract) and allowing
undigested food particles, toxins and bacteria to move through the
lining and enter the bloodstream resulting in leaky gut syndrome.
Your antibodies attack the particles and wait for them to appear
again ready for another attack when you eat the same foods. Then
you end up with food intolerances and allergies as well as sensitivities
to the environment. .
Candidiasis and Leaky Gut Syndrome often go hand in hand and left
untreated can lead to advanced stages of disease.
are many causes of Candidiasis such as: repeated use of antibiotics,
diet high in sugar /refined carbohydrates/processed foods, birth
control pills, malnutrition, steroid medications, alcohol, cytotoxic
drugs. Anything that compromises the immune system can result in
the reduction of friendly bacteria in the intestines and allow Candida
Albicans to proliferate.
fatigue, depression, yeast infections, abdominal bloating, constipation
or diarrhoea, brain fog, poor memory, confusion, mood swings, chronic
joint or muscle pain or weakness, allergies, hair loss, athlete's
foot, recurring ear or sinus infections, nail ridges, nail fungus,
flatulence, nasal congestion, indigestion/ heartburn, eczema, dark
circles under eyes, bad breath, itchy scalp, constant coated tongue,
skin fungus infections, genital itching, worse symptoms in damp,
moldy or muggy places, sensitivities to environment, low blood sugar,
carbohydrate, sugar or vinegar cravings, impotence, prostatitis,
night sweats, persistent cough, hyperactivity, hyperthyroidism.
Back to Causes main page
 Lipski E, Leaky Gut Syndrome, 1998, "What to do about a health
threat that can cause arthritis, allergies and a host of other illnesses"
pp 20, Keats Publishing