If you look at your tongue in the mirror and you see a significant coating of a whitish coloration it might be due to intestinal candida. Our modern day lifestyle has reduced our state of general health to the point where a communal inhabitant is able to develop into a disease-causing factor, leading to a range of health problems.
There are trillions of bacteria living in our digestive tract making up the normal “Micro-flora”. These bacteria generally play a supportive role in the health of the colon by synthesising vitamins, degrading toxins and producing natural antibiotics. Under the right condition, these bacteria can overgrow and become pathogenic (disease-causing).
Candida Albican is a typical example of one of the pathogens. They are found in the female genital tract, oral cavity, intestine, skin and other organs. The main focus of this discussion is the proliferation of candida in the intestinal tract called the intestinal candidaisis.
Intestinal candidaisis is becoming a global health challenge as doctors theorise that candida or other systemic fungi infection has contributed to the development of some form of cancer. Studies done by Meinolf Kartars in 1999 showed that a child with leukemia went into remission at a triple dose of anti-fungi.
In 1997, Mark Bielski stated that leukemia is intimately associated with the yeast, candida albican. A study has also shown that Africans, women, babies and immune-compromised patients are more susceptible.
The following are the predisposing factors to intestinal candidaisis:
This fungi feed on refined carbohydrate and sugar. They can multiply and take over the intestine. These can be found in sweet fruits, chocolate and other sugar diet. Overeating, leading to food congestion, may also lead to intestinal candida.
The misuse and abuse of antibiotic has led to fungi overgrowth.
Heavy metals toxicity like copper, mercury, cadmium, lead has been shown to cause intestinal candida, adrenal imbalance, infertility and other disorders. The commonest sources of these metals are sea fish, unfiltered water and polluted air.
Mineral deficiency like zinc and selenium interferes with immune function.
Excessive alcohol consumption and lack of vitamin B complex can lead to a weak toxic congested liver. The end result is intestinal candida.
Vegetarian diet is deficient as is low in zinc and high in copper.
Excess consumption of fruits especially at dinner.
Sedentary life style and stress.
Hormone therapy for rheumatoid arthritis, contraceptives (IUCD), allergy treatment.
Candida Albican is a dimorphic organism appearing in two forms, the bud-like form and the mycelia form. The bud-like form is found in a small amount in the mouth, digestive tract, genitals and on the skin of healthy individuals considered to be communal inhabitants not capable of causing any health problem.
If given a favourable condition, it has the ability to change from the bud form to a mycelia form with filaments being able to infiltrate the intestinal mucosa that is as wide as a football field, multiply like cancer cells, and feed on the putrefied crustifications on the inflamed intestinal walls and pouches.
Over time this penetration can perforate the gut walls causing the leaky gut syndrome as intestinal content begins to sip into the blood and body tissue causing a disease condition. It also releases toxic substance like acetaldehyde which produces ethanol, and free radicals that also damage the DNA, reduce iron absorption leading to malabsorption and depressed immune system.
It can also transform into cancer cells in extreme cases.
However, intestinal candida can present as white coated tongue, painful muscles and joint, chronic fatigue, weight gain, chronic ear, nose and throat infections, chronic constipation, chronic sinusitis, gastritis, abdominal bloating and discomfort, flatulence, high cholesterol, hormonal imbalance, autoimmune disease, skin problem, chronic diarrhoea, depression and mental dullness.
The diagnosis and treatment of intestinal candida is quite difficult, as serum candida immunoglobulin (antibody) level does not represent the extent of the infection. A lot of things have been done over the years to diagnose and treat intestinal candida but all to no avail.
If you wake up first thing in the morning and get a clear glass filled with water, if on getting your saliva on the top of the water, a sticky cloudy substance flows down the water, you may be having candida.
The good news is that Mayr medicine treatment protocol in Mart-life detox clinic Lagos, through body detoxification (process of removal of toxins from the body) has successfully treated a lot of cases of intestinal candida using advanced technology to diagnose and treat intestinal candida, such as:
Asyra testing- A bioenergetic system that assesses 40 major organs of the body for any defect and carries out a customised assessment for food allergies, diagnosis and treatment of candida.
Colon irrigation – Removal of heavy metals, toxins and faeces from the body. Studies have shown that this has eliminated intestinal candida in over 90 per cent of cases.
Electrolysis foot detox- This is an innovative method of helping the body to eliminate candida, unhealthy acids and heavy metals through the process of electrolysis.
Customised candida diet for two to three months has been shown to starve the fungi and bring remission in over 90 per cent of cases.
The following complication can occur following poorly treated and untreated intestinal candidiasis:
Chronic fatigue syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, prostate problem, urinary dysfunction, brain fog, severe depression, chronic diarrhoea and constipation, food allergies.
Detoxification however helps to improve overall health and vitality.
Generally detoxification leaves you renewed rejuvenated and prolong your life.