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dvjorge
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Chris24 wrote: I had a discussion with Jorge the other day about alcohol and sugar alcohols. He says that they dont feed candida. Who is right here?

Chris,
Yeast don’t growth in ethanol. According to what I have read, some very few rare species can metabolize ethanol. Dr. Crandall who is a recognized microbiologist that has studied fungus for more than 30 years talks about the web myth about yeast feeding on alcohol in her book about this syndrome. There are other web articles talking about it. I told you why you shouldn’t drink alcohol. By the way, it is pure alcohol which don’t feed the fungus but no alcoholic beverages with more ingredients.

Another thing, alcohol and sugar alcohol are rapidly absorbed by the intestinal lining in the upper intestinal tract going to the blood. Alcohol doesn’t have any chance to go down to the lower small bowel and the colon where fungal colonies usually growth. The upper intestinal tract is a very hostile environment for bacteria and yeast. It is kept partially sterile by the HCL, bile, pancreatic enzymes and sodium bicarbonate released by the pancreas. Alcohol in the blood, even if it could feed candida, has poor or no incidence in an internal intestinal overgrowth. It isn’t the sugar in the blood what is feeding your intestinal overgrowth but the food you eat. You must always have your blood sugar in range.Some times, we become paranoiac about anything.

http://www.springerlink.com/content/p041j78445234111/
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9145526
Jorge.