Candida Albicans is a yeast that lives in the mouth, throat, intestines, and genitourinary tract of most humans. Candida is usually considered to be a normal part of the bowel flora. A healthy immune system normally keeps Candida under control unless the natural balance between the human host and the candida is altered. Then, colonies of candida can flourish throughout the body, producing many adverse physical and mental symptoms collectively known as candidiasis.
How do you get Candidiasis?
Six primary factors weaken the immune system and promote the abnormal growth of Candida in the body:
- poor dietary habits, especially excessive intake of sugars, starches, and processed food
- repeated use of antibiotics
- use of hormonal medications such as birth control pills and corticosteroids
- pre-diabetes and Diabetes
- immunosuppressed state
- protozoa and other parasitic infestations
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