Monday, April 4, 2016

So You've Got The Sinus Infection?

I was pleasantly surprised to find this information on Candida in the

Candida is a genus of yeasts and is the most common cause of fungal infections worldwide.[1] Many species are harmlesscommensals or endosymbionts of hosts including humans; however, when mucosal barriers are disrupted or the immune system is compromised they can invade and cause disease.[2] Candida albicans is the most commonly isolated species, and can cause infections (candidiasis or thrush) in humans and other animals. In winemaking, some species of Candidacan potentially spoil wines.[3]
Many species are found in gut flora, including C. albicans in mammalian hosts, whereas others live as endosymbionts in insect hosts.[4][5][6]
Systemic infections of the bloodstream and major organs  particularly in immunocompromised patients, affect over 90,000 people a year in the U.S.[7]
Antibiotics promote yeast infections, including gastrointestinal Candida overgrowth, and penetration of the GI mucosa.[8]While women are more susceptible to genital yeast infections, men can also be infected. Certain factors, such as prolonged antibiotic use, increase the risk for both men and women. People with diabetes or impaired immune systems, such as those with HIV, are more susceptible to yeast infections.[9][10] 

Candida are almost universal in low numbers on healthy adult skin[12] and C. albicans is part of the normal flora of the mucous membranes of the respiratory, gastrointestinal and female genital tracts"

"One of the most important manifestations of biofilm formation is their high-level drug resistance to different 
antifungal drugs []. It has also been demonstrated that individual cells disrupted from biofilms 
are more resistant to the available drugs than the free-living planktonic cells.

Bottom line - you don't need to get rid of the Candida.  You need to keep it under control.

I have written about Candida extensively on my old blog, including my personal experience of keeping it under control.

So next time you have infection, think of Candida, getting rid of toxins, cleansing, and strengthening your immune system.

Be well!


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