Candida Albicans The Quiet Epidemic Special Thanks to Barbara Stuart, APRN, NP-C, CEN Integrative Medical Practitioner Presented by Melody Covino
A benign sugar fermenting yeast. • Integral part of intestinal ecology in small amounts. • One of 600 strains of Candida. • Can cause disease when overgrowth occurs. What is Candida albicans?
Candida is a yeast that is normally harmless as a single-celled fungus. If it changes into a mycelial form it can take root in tissues and colonize. Ecological Balance in GI Tract
Imbalance of GI yeast vs good bacteria. • Immune dysfunction: • Exposure to toxic metals. • Internal toxins from poor digestion. • Stress • HIV • Reduction of good bacteria in the gut: • Consumption of refined carbohydrates, alcohol and caffeine. • Antibiotics • Immunosuppresive medications. • Upset in intestinal pH: • Acid blocking medications. • Decreasing digestive enzymes and HCL as we age. What causes Candida to grow?
Proliferation of Candida • Releases waste products called mycotoxins (poisons) and oxalates. • These further weaken the immune system. Candida By-products
Candida Toxic Waste = Acetaldehyde • Affects Central Nervous System. • Interferes with hormone metabolism: • Pituitary • Thyroid • Adrenal glands • Increased blood alcohol levels. • Brain fog symptoms Auto-Brewery Syndrome
Digestion of proteins = beta-alanine. • Lowers Taurine levels. • Taurine increases uptake of magnesium & potassium inside our cells. • Taurine binds toxins and removes them from the liver. Candida By-products
Silver amalgam dental fillings have 53% mercury! • Mercury has an antibiotic effect. • Difficult to control yeast overgrowth. Heavy Metals affect Candida
Women are more susceptible! • Women are 8 timesmore likely to have a yeast syndrome. • Vaginal yeast infections: • With Antibiotics • During pregnancy • Using Oral contraceptives (OCP) • Progestin from OCP: • Changes vaginal lining • Causes release of yeast-feeding sugar into bloodstream. • Candida Transmission • Sexually • Mother to newborn • Thrush • Diaper Rash Candida affects all ages & gender
Parasites • Hormonal imbalance • Food allergies 3 primary causes
Antibiotics • Corticosteroid drugs • Compromised Immune System • Damp, moldy environment • Diet high in refined carbs • Mercury fillings • Stress • Decreased digestive secretions • Impaired liver function (NAFLD) • Altered bowel flora (bacteria balance) • Pregnancy Predisposing Factors
Chronic fatigue • Brain fog (↑acetaldehyde) • Anxiety • Depression • Food cravings • Sweets, alcohol, carbonated drinks • Hyperactivity & learning disabilities • Decreased libido • Autoimmune disorders • Headaches • Eczema, psoraisis • Muscle aches • Arthritis • Bladder infections • Gas & bloating • Constipation and/or Diarrhea • Bad breath • Rectal itching • Sinusitis • Burning tongue • Nail infections • Diaper Rash Candida Signs and Symptoms
Auto-Immune Diseases caused by Leaky Gut • Lupus • Rheumatoid Arthritis • Multiple Sclerosis • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome • Fibromyalgia • Thyroiditis (Hypothyroid) • Crohn’s Disease • Vitilego • Vasculitis • Ulcerative Colitis • Urticaria (hives) • Diabetes Causes Major Health Issues
Mycotoxins in the bloodstream! • Normally, the lining of the intestinal tract prevents mycotoxins from entering the blood. • Toxins • Microorganisms • Undigested food particles • The body launches an immune reaction that causes the allergic response. Candida = Allergies
Candida toxins in the bloodstream filter through the liver. • From there, they proceed to other organs. • Brain, Nervous System, joints, skin, etc. • If impaired liver detoxification ability these toxins will not be eliminated and can initiate states of chronic disease. • Inadequate nutrition, poor cellular health and/or toxic overload impair detoxification. Candida Affects All Systems
Essential oils • Lemon, melaleuca, oregano. • GX assist capsules • Dietary changes! • Gluten free • Diary free • YEAST FREE • Consider other grains • Corn/soy (consider) • Try to do organic meats and eggs • Supplements for intestinal health: • Probiotics • Digestive Enzymes • Fiber supplement • Omega 3 Oils • DHA, EPA • Vitamin D • Multivitamin • Essential Oils • Digestzen, Myrrh, Frankincense, wild orange, lemon. Candida Treatment
Probiotics • Crowds out bad organisms. • Uninhabitable environment to yeast. • Digestive Enzymes • Helps digest and absorb nutrients. • Take with meals Candida and doTERRA
Omega 3 Fatty Acid • Restores moisture to GI tract. • At least 2000 mg daily • Fiber • 4-5 grams twice/day • Absorbs toxins • Reduce “die off” reaction w/Candida • Vitamin D3 • At least 1,000 iu/day • Helps heal leaky gut and decrease inflammation. • L-Glutamine Powder Candida and doTERRA
Multivitamins • Corrects dietary insufficiencies. • High potency Candida and doTERRA
Daily Detoxification • Zendocrine • Oral capsules • Essential Oil Blend • Rub over abdomen in area of the liver • Apply to reflex points. Liver Detoxification
Candida Treatment • GX Assist (10 days) • Caprylic acid plus essential oils. • Essential Oils • Oregano, Lemon, Melalueca • Take internally • Apply to reflex points. • Other oils to enhance immune system, onguard plus, DDR prime. Candida and doTERRA
Candida Treatment • Important to treat Candida aggressively and consistently. • Candida can become resistant to some treatments. • Essential oils have many constituents making resistance less likely. • Mix up your oils when treating Candida. • Essential Oils for targeted areas: • Thyme & Clary Sage, Clary Calm – female, • Coriander & Myrrh – skin • Cinnamon – blood sugar • Clove – Thyroid • Rosemary – Adrenals • Grapefruit - Energy • Take internally • Apply to bottom of feet Candida and doTERRA
Candida overgrowth affects 8 out of 10 people.Dietary changes are the single most important change necessary to control Candida.Improve your vitality & energy while preventing inflammation and chronic disease.
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