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Yeast Yields Metabolic Overdrive

10 Oct

Valerie's Voice: For the Health of It

Candida albicans Candida albicans (Photo credit: AJC1)

There are more organisms living in your gut than there are cells in your body. Many of these organisms are good guys that synthesize vitamins and fatty acids, neutralize toxins, and make hormones. Others aren’t. One of the most problematic of these organisms is Candida Albicans (a.k.a. yeast overgrowth).  Candida normally lives in your mouth and gut (small and large intestines). As they ferment the food you eat, yeast secretes toxins that weaken the immune system and cause the following symptoms: gas, diarrhea/constipation, bloating, gastric reflux, post-nasal drip, brain fog, fatigue, increased appetite, headaches, rashes, and food allergies.

Taking antibiotics (or eating meat laced with antibiotics), eating too little fiber, or even consuming too much sugar can throw off the delicate balance of bacteria in your gastrointestinal tract. In fact anything that lowers stomach acidity or compromises the immune system…

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