When we are born the only exposure that we have to bacteria is through our mothers, it is passed on while we are still in the womb. Over the course of a lifetime, a healthy person becomes exposed to many different types of bacteria, no matter how sterile and clean we think our lives are. We drink bacteria in water, and we swallow them on our food, many are airborne so we breathe them into our lungs, they are present on our skin, in our mouths, in our sinuses, and in the gut.
Not all bacteria are dangerous or a Candida yeast infection, many are benign. Some bacteria have a neutral effect, while others are extremely beneficial and we would feel horrible without their presence. A healthy gut with plenty of “good bacteria” is crucial to the digestion of our food. Pro-biotic is a generic term for a substance, which promotes the growth of micro-organisms. Pro-biotic is marketed as foodstuffs which are good for us and are supposed to encourage the growth of healthy bacteria.
So how do our bodies handle damaging bacteria? Imagine a tight rope walker walking over a precipice, a thousand feet above a ravine. It is about balance, purely and simply. There are a number of situations that could create and imbalance in the body and cause it to produce an overgrowth of Candida yeast. One of the simplest and most common is the intake of and excess of complex carbohydrates in our every day meals. Dysbiosis is the name of the process that occurs when harmful bacteria becomes more prevalent than the good bacteria. When damaging bacteria prevail, it is always a systemic Candida attack, there is no such thing as a touch of Candidiasis, and there are no mild symptoms. A systemic attack means that the Candida infection attacks the whole body. However, we all suffer different symptoms because of our individual genetic makeup.
Candida is not and enemy, it is only when it becomes a fungi. As Candida it does not harm, only when there is an overgrowth. The trick is to take care of your body and stop the Candida yeast overgrowth from becoming life threatening. When you are young Candidiasis would not be fatal but as your body ages an imbalance can lead to conditions that will kill.
Oral Candida is a Candida Yeast Overgrowth of the mouth. This can be caused by many things, generally a depressed immune system and can be a seriously bothersome and painful thing to have. Our sexual behaviour can in certain circumstances transmit Candida yeast overgrowth to others, by intercourse, deep kissing contact with genitals, oral sex, or mouth genital contact. It does not always, if your partner is healthy, their immune system should protect them. If for any reason their immune system is compromised then it can be transmitted.
It is important to know that high fibre foods help to maintain a healthy colon. Low fibre intake has been associated with the proliferation of bacteria which produce endotoxins, which are definitely bad for the colon. High fibre foods reduce the colons pH value and promote good bacteria known as Lactobacillus.