Crohns Disease and Candida
albicans is a yeast or fungus like bacteria that lives in everyone's
the body is healthy, though, the Candida is kept under control by
other "friendly" flora which also lives inside our body.
Candida flourishes best in the human digestive tract, intestines
the balance of bacteria and flora is upset within the human body,
Candida is often able to gain a large foothold with little to no
competition. This causes a host of different infections, symptoms,
Candida is left unchecked in the body, it can cause problems such
as oral thrush, vaginal yeast infections, athlete's foot, and digestive
antibiotics are a known cause for yeast and fungus related infections
in the human body, and many researchers feel there is enough evidence
to point to these being a suspicious culprit in the development
of Crohns disease too.
studies have shown the development of Crohns disease or other inflammatory
bowel disorders after the use of broad spectrum antibiotics for
instance, while others have shown the use of specific Candida causing
foods to also be a contributing factor.
problems arise when treatments for Crohns disease are chosen.
the disease is actually caused by yeast and fungus bacteria, then
a first step in treatment should involve balancing the digestive
bacteria in the body. Many medical doctors unfortunately choose
to use drug treatments which might make the conditions worse.
instance, in attempts to reduce inflammation in Crohns disease ,
some drugs are used which will suppress the body's immune system.
by suppressing one's immune system, you subject it to potentially
developing even more problems because it doesn't have its natural
defense systems operating at full capacity.
drugs such as steroids and immune suppressers can allow the Candida
and herbal remedy specialists feel you should treat for a Candida
yeast or fungal infections instead. Using simple, inexpensive, gentle
herbs such as garlic can kill the Candida and fungus overgrowth
in the digestive tract. Garlic will also treat the common infections
that crop up as side effects of Crohns disease too.
natural method to control yeast and fungus overgrowth is to simply
change the foods you eat.
foods - such as those very high in simple sugars and starches -
help Candida to flourish and thrive.
and grains can often cause Candida overgrowth as well, so
avoiding these in your diet is often an excellent way to balance
the flora in your intestines, while reducing the inflammation commonly
found with Crohns disease as well.
yogurt, on the other hand, can supplement the friendly flora in
your system, which will naturally start reducing the Candida bacteria
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