Candida is a bacterial infection, a fungus that attacks the digestion process and the absorption of nutrients from the food. It is a very common infection, especially among the female population. But however, it can attack people who have a decrease of immune system and small children as well.
It can be very serious, because when this bacteria, which we normally have it in our body, overproduces – it can be harmful for our health. For example, if it affects the digestive track, it can break down the walls of the intestines and penetrate in the blood circulation system, thus, into our whole body.
This will release toxins directly into the blood. This condition is medicinally known as “the leaky gut syndrome”. Candida overgrowth syndrome, or COS, is the term used when candida has grown out of control in your body.
So what can cause this normally good bacteria to become bad for our health?
- Birth control pills
- Oral corticosteroids
- Broad-spectrum antibiotics
- Cancer treatments
- A weakened immune system
- Refined carbohydrates
- A sugar diet
Candida albicans Is the most common type of yeast infection, and it’s found in the mouth, the vag*na and the intestines. It can affect the skin and other mucus membranes.
Having an increased secretion from the vag*na, or having white spots or whole tongue white – it’s a sign of candida albicans. The bad thing is that this bacteria migrates, because it travels through the blood and it can even attach the membranes of the heart, the brain and so on.
Good healthy bacteria and an immune system that’s properly functioning are essential to treat this bacteria.