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Downtown wrote: jorge,
Say that someone fell victim to fungal overgrowth due to a couple strong doses of antibiotics. But other factors such as stress, sleep, etc. were ok.
Do you feel a person that was strict with the diet, antifungals, then probiotics could reverse this in a short amount of time, or is it still something that takes many months to cure even though this is largest factor waying down the immune system?
What about steroids? Dont they weaken the immune system? If so, why wouldn’t bodybuilders have a severe overgrowth since they consume tons of ‘anti-candida’ foods: rice, chicken, beef, bread, wheat, fruit, etc.?
I can not say about any individual case. Some people recover faster, some take more time, and others have 10 or 15 trying to recover without success. The response is very individual and totally dependable of how serious you follow the treatment, your total immune load, and general health. There isn’t a patron and an standard treatment that always works.
The food alone doesn’t cause the severe overgrowth. (there are millons living eating fast food, pasta, pizza, soda everyday no affected by candida )
Remember, the fungus is gaining terrain every time it has a chance. When you take a doses of antibiotic, a little bit, when you are very stressed a little bit, when the diet is very bad, a little bit. There will be a moment over the years that several individual factors or a combination have allowed the fungus to growth to some extend that the immune system don’t attack it. It has been caused by its long presence in high amount. Then, for any reason you take antibiotics and the bomb explodes. Or yo don’t take antibiotics but your immune system has been affected by any other thing. There are genetic problems that cause some people be more susceptible than others too. Nobody can say in your case was that or that other. It is difficult. You have to think about your life and your general health. You have to think what could cause the overgrowth and to try to correct it if possible such as stress, parasites, metal toxicity, lack of HCL, overuse of antibiotics, etc (remember most often is a combination of factors in a long period of time, probably all your life ) The recover also depend how fast you discover the problem and the severity of the infection.
Anything that weak the immune system must be avoided even cooking with overheated vegetable oils.