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Am I on the right tract???

Posted by *Sonya* on September 24, 1999 at 14:28:28:

I am tring to understand this whole yeast thing. Someone tell me if i'm right or not.
Everyone has a little yeast in their intestines but when you take to many antibiotics, birthcontrol, steroids, or eat too many sugars then the yeast feed on this and multiply and take over the "good bacteria". And as the yeast start to multiply the give off toxins which get into your blood stream and cause all kinds of illness.
And the treatments for this are starving the yeast, avoiding antibiotic, steroids, birthcontrol, and avoiding the foods that the yeast feed on, and taking Probiotic or grapefruit seed extract.

If I wrong about anything I've said, someone please let me know so that i can understand better.

Thanks.



Re: Am I on the right track??? (Pretty good.) (Archive under candida.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on September 25, 1999 at 15:57:07:

In Reply to: Am I on the right tract??? posted by *Sonya* on September 24, 1999 at 14:28:28:

Hi, Sonya.

The only thing I would add is a little more explanation about the candida organism.

Just like there are lots of acorns on the ground but few oak trees, so are there quadrillions of candida "seeds" called the yeast form of candida, that are all around all of us every day, but few that find a place to sprout. ALL seeds are the organism's way of preserving its life until it finds fertile ground. If the acorn lands on the pavement it is going to have a hard time growing. If the yeast (candida) seed lands in a normal intestinal tract, our normal bacterial ecology makes it a VERY unfriendly place for it to sprout and so it passes on through.

Only when we have developed LGS and the bacterial ecology is altered (antibiotics can do this even without LGS) is the environment in the gut conducive to the candida yeast sprouting. This is called the fungal form and it is this form that grows the little roots (mycelia) into the gut wall and makes the LGS much worse. The yeast form NEVER causes any problem because it is "just passing through".

I sure hope this is helping. EXCELLENT question. Your knowledge is coming right along!

Walt



Re: Am I on the right track??? (Pretty good.) (Archive under candida.)

Posted by *Sonya* on September 26, 1999 at 18:25:22:

In Reply to: Re: Am I on the right track??? (Pretty good.) (Archive under candida.) posted by Walt Stoll on September 25, 1999 at 15:57:07:

Thanks Walt, that cleared up alot for me.



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