I have collected more than 250 medical studies about candida. I will bring some of them to help people understand and overcome this syndrome.
Recurrent vaginal candidiasis. Importance of an intestinal reservoir.
Miles MR, Olsen L, Rogers A.
To test the hypothesis that all cases of vaginal candidiasis are associated with a “reservoir” of this organism in the bowel, paired specimens of feces and vaginal material were cultured for Candida albicans simultaneously. Ninety-eight young women who complained of recurrent vaginitis were selected in sequence. The results showed that if C albicans was cultured from the vagina, it was always found in the stool. Conversely, if it was not isolated from the stool, it was never found in the vagina. These data are presented as an explanation for the recurrent nature of Candida vaginitis, and thus a cure of vaginitis would not be possible without prior eradication of C albicans from the gut. The gut-reservoir concept may well apply to other forms of candidiasis.
PMID: 333134 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
This is great, thanks for the post.
I have read dozens of stories from women on the forums that mirror this exactly.
They don’t get relief from chronic vaginal yeast infections until the intestines are addressed (diet, oral anti-fungals, pro-biotics, etc.).
This study proofs candida albicans metabolites produced in the intestines maneuver the immune system. It is the intestinal presence what depresses cell-mediated immunity allowing candida to flourish on other mucosal body parts.
When the intestinal overgrowth is eliminated, an spontaneous immune restoration occurs and other candida focus disappear.