The New Epidemic
tract is inhabited by billions of beneficial or "friendly" bacteria, called pro-biotics (for life), together with several strains of candida yeast and some parasites in a ratio of approximately 85 to 15. These bacteria and yeasts work together and aid in digestion and a healthy colon.
However, when antibiotics and anti-inflammatories
are introduced to the body, they kill off the "friendly" bacteria, but not the yeast. The yeast begins to multiply as the 85 to 15 ratio, which held them in check becomes unstable. This causes dysbiosis, an imbalance of the natural flora of the gut. Americans also consume more sugar and simple carbohydrates than any nation on earth.
FYI: The Candida yeast thrives on sugar. They are a sugar-fermenting (to agitate) organism.
The "Gremlins" come alive!
Remember the movie "Gremlins" where they were harmless, friendly little critters until they were fed after midnight - at which point they morphed into devious, destructive creatures? Candida yeast behaves in a similar fashion!
Like gremlins, when Candida gets "fed" on a sugary fast food diet with the few "friendly" bacteria to hold it in check, it morphs into
pathogenic fungi which produce rhizoids, or tentacles, that bore into the intestinal walls causing microscopic holes.
These holes compromise the immune system by allowing toxins, undigested food particles and parasitic bacteria to enter the bloodstream - a condition known as Leaky Gut Syndrome. This syndrome may be responsible for a host of ailments which, at first, appear to be totally unrelated to fungal overgrowth.
This is why chronic fungal infections are one of the most
misdiagnosed, and most under-diagnosed, health disorders today. Many doctors misdiagnosing a fungal infection because they presume it is limited to a vaginal yeast overgrowth. But pathogenic fungi have no sexual preference and have been estimated to affect 40 to 60 percent of the population.
The following "dirty dozen" symptoms may be a sign of a systemic fungal infection:
- Consistant cravings for something sweet
Persistant fatigue or feeling of being bogged down all the time
- Brain "fog" - hard to focus or think clearly, memory loss
- Sinus pressure, pain and/or drainage (Rhinitis), which antibiotics do not relieve
- Joint and musculoskeletal pain (Fibromyalgia)
- Chronic allergies and allergic reactions to various foods, such as gluten (Celiac disease)
- Respiratory distress
- Increased sensitivities to chemicals, molds and airborne pollutants
Frequent abdominal pain, bloating, indigestion or gas
- Anal or vaginal itching, skin rashes, cracked skin or white coating on tongue
- Chronic heartburn, constipation, diarrhea, gastritis and/or colitis
- Heartburn and acid reflux (GERD)
An easy and safe solution to an irritating problem
Natural anti-fungal herbal based medicines, such as Factor Two: Bactrol-C, are very useful in the treatment of fungal infection because they can enter the blood stream where pro-biotics cannot. This is vital if the fungus has penetrated the lining of the intestines and has traveled throughout the body. Further, Factor Two: Bactrol-C kills parasites as well as pathogenic fungi.