Written by Lee Stevenson. Sorry I am not the best editor.
There are many myths that have been on the net for quite a while concerning candida, sibo and H Pylori. If you are suffering from them it is a symptom and an indication that other health problems need addressed. It is a case of good gone bad.
Candida and H Pylori are commensal that turn pathogenic when something goes wrong in the body.
First thing we need to mention is that alkalizing actually feeds candida and other unwanted microbes. Also things that cause Candida to go pathogenic can also cause SIBO. So if you have Candida you most likely have SIBO also.
This is a very good article and is very accurate it dispels many candida myths.
These are a very good articles on what triggers candida. When candida turns pathogenic it makes it difficult to absorb magnesium. Also symptoms of candida.
Those with inhibited vitamin D receptors and inhibited citric acid cycle can get kind of stuck in a state of ketosis which can increase the risk of candida turning pathogenic.
Antibiotics, eating GMOs and the high glyphosate levels found in our food is what is causing so many digestive problems now days. The should only be taken if absolutely necessary. Out of all of them glyphosate is one of the worst. So in order to heal one must do their best to avoid these things.
Not only are antibiotics and glyphosate causing gut dysbiosis and candida overgrowth, they are causing other microbes to become very pathogenic.
You have to balance your gut microbiota. To much of one or another can cause problems. Too many of one or another can make you very ill. Many will take the same strains of probiotics daily which will cause them to become out of balance. When this happens a person will become very ill.
Genetically modified foods can actually make our gut microbiome a pesticide factory.
If we get the correct nutrients our gut bacteria will produce non toxic antibiotics for us.
If you feel like you are intoxicated you may need molybdenum because candida and other commensals that turn pathogenic can actually make you become intoxicated. Many feel bad after they eat fruit and believe it is because of the sugar. It is not they have too many bacteria producing these toxins. Vitamin B6 and B12 also help with this.
Those who suffer from this may have lactic acidosis instead of alkalosis. I got to experience the pleasure of both because I over compensated from my lack of research and believing the many myths that are out there about candida. I see many who get on hamster wheels and cannot heal because they believe the myths about candida and sibo.
This is very good information about it but they incorrectly call folate folic acid. Folic acid is man made and very toxic to the body. Folate is natural and very difficult to OD on. It does not take much folic acid to have a negative impact on the body.
We also have to prepare ourselves for candida die off.
Our gut bacteria protect each other and secrete and enzyme that protects them from Reactive Oxygen Species. When the above mentioned causes a loss of those bacteria then the other gut bacteria is defenseless and also dies.
Pau D Arco is good for candida. Also a list of foods that help fight candida.
Burdock root also helps with candida.
Biotin helps with candida.
Candida and SIBO are often mistaken for each other.
Candida and SIBO can increase ammonia levels in the body. Also metabolic issues can cause high ammonia levels which will cause Candida to go from commensal to pathogenic. If this happens H Pylori will go from commensal to pathogenic. You cannot get them to go back to commensal unless you get your ammonia levels down. The PH of the digestive system is supposed to be acidic. High ammonia levels will cause it to become alkaline making it even more difficult to balance our gut microbiome. When our digestive system becomes alkaline it causes our good gut microbes to become reduces and it makes us more prone to bad. Also our sulfur digesting and methane producing become more numerous will start causing problems with our BH4 and CBS pathways. To break the cycle we must support the metabolic pathways effected and reduce our consumption of meat and high sulfur foods for about three months. Once candida turns pathogenic it will actually contribute to the digestive system and even the bladder becoming alkaline which will make it and other bad microbes increase more rapidly.
People believe alkalizing will reduce candida but it will increase it.
This is a good article on breaking down biofilms which many unwanted microbes form to protect themselves.
High ammonia levels damage the brain. It does it in two ways. It damages nerves cells and increases glutamate. Those with high ammonia levels will be sensitive to glutamate and will develop very bad headaches if they consume it.
Zinc, P5P and molybdenum about three times a week can reduce ammonia levels.
Saccharomyces Cereviciae also known as brewers yeast help reduce candida and other bad gut microbes. It cannot live in the body long though so has to be taken until the bad microbes are no longer a problem. It is also known as bakers yeast. People falsely believe yeast and candida are realated. Candida is a fungus brewers yeast or bakers yeast is a bacteria. I do not know why they are calling candida a yeast infection because it is a fungus infection.
Lactobacillus species of bacteria also prevents candida and sibo. If a person is deficient in Lactobacillus they will have difficulty gaining weight.
Bifidobacterium increased the acid levels of our digestive tract which inhibits bad bacteria from growing and help keep our digestive tract acidic. It has been shown to reduce symptoms of irritable bowel disease.
Bifidobacterium Infantis protects us from autoimmune disorders by regulating our T cells. B infantis also helps protect our digestive tract.
Bicarbonate rich mineral water can help reduce ammonia levels. I did not have access to this so I used a tablespoon of sodium bicarbonate in a cup of water about three times a week sometimes more depending on how my ammonia levels were. It worked great for reducing ammonia levels.
Calcium D gluturate helps reduce ammonia, endotoxins and mold toxins. It should only be taken about three times a week because overstimulating glucuronidation can deplete very important enzymes and then we can no longer detox these substances.
Coconut oil helps with candida.
Uva ursi and barberry contain berberine which helps fight many types of infection.
many herbs can help with candida.
This is a good list of herbs but I do not agree with consuming tea tree oil. It can be toxic when consumed.
Yarrow along with it’s pain killing and ability to make a person feel more positive has many antimicrobial and antiparasitic properties.
Beta Glucan can be found in mushrooms and organic oatmeal. It helps fight candida and many other pathogens.
Beta glucans modulate the immune system helping to normalize it. Many pathogens will cause an over active immune response which helps to stealth them from the immune system. This helps to enhance the immune response to a pathogen. I have posted on beta glucan if you want to learn more.
Apple cider vinegar is good for fighting candida and many other infections but it is high histamine so those with allergies and mast cell degranulation will have problems with it and other high histamine food that help like yogurt.
Those suffering from this will develop higher ammonia levels when they eat meat. Branched chain amino acids may be a good alternative for a source of protein. You must make sure they do not contain phenylalanine. Phenylalanine increases ammonia levels in the body when we have CBS or BH4 issues. Meat and potatoes are high in phenylalanine.
Nutrients needed when fighting candida.
Candida can cause sugar cravings.
Omega 3 is needed but Omega 6 must be avoided to prevent endotoxemia.
I had difficulty eating fruit. Probiotic yeast helped correct that.
This is why it is very important to get polyphenols, oligosaccharides and polysaccharides in our diets. It feeds our beneficial bacteria which promotes better health. There are myths about the sugars in foods like fruits and vegetables feeding candida when it becomes pathogenic but the opposite is true. Much of the false information out there drives me to believe that the pharmaceutical companies put it out there to keep people on a hamster wheel of poor health so they will have a steady customer. If we lack certain microbiota we may have to introduce foods slowly and increase our intake as the microbes start increasing. It can take months for some to get back to normal levels.
Not only do we need to feed the good gut bacteria but our diets to manipulate our gut bacteria needs to be unique to each of us. A diverse diet gives us a diverse microbiome which protects our health.
The myth I see that is the most damaging is people being told to avoid all fats. They are a necessary nutrient for good health.
Another myth is to avoid carbohydrates. It is a good way to develop autoimmune disease. We need a variety in our diet.
These are the probiotics that help me with my dairy issues.
If your microbiome imbalance persist it may be from your sexual partner.
We need H Pylori to prevent allergies and asthma so we do not want to kill it we want to get it back to commensal by reducing our ammonia levels.