Albicant;53320 wrote: I’m a 50yr male and suspected Candida victim. I read several books and websites so am familiar with most of the protocols. However I have not read anything regarding these issues anywhere:
1. Does Candida reside mostly in the small intestine or large intestine?
2. If it does reside in the large intestine, how does it survive? (since all sugars are already absorbed in small intestine).
3. If it does reside (and thrive) in the large intestine, how do the antifungals such as garlic, oregano, caprylic, coconut, rutabega reach that destination? Aren’t they digested and absorbed by then? So are these antifungals only effective in the small intestine?
Thanks for any insight.
1) From The Missing Diagnosis by Orian Truss, MD: “Candida may invade the tissues of the intestinal tract at any level from mouth to rectum, and lead to symptoms that are characteristic of the infected site.” There is another passage, one that I can’t locate at the moment, where he says that much of it resides in the colon. I also remember Dr. Trowbridge saying in The Yeast Syndrome that candida will spread in the colon, especially.
2) In the colon, it’ll eat any leftover carbs. Candida Albicans is also dimorphic — it has a yeast form and a mycelial form. The mycelial form will actually dig into your tissues to look for food if the colony is not getting enough nourishment. Both forms of C. Albicans produce metabolites that are toxic to the human body (reference here), and thus both forms can be pathogenic.
3) Yes, as far as I know they are mostly absorbed in the small intestine. This is why holistic MDs like Truss and Trowbridge would give patients Nystatin. Nystatin is not absorbed into the bloodstream and thus will travel all the way through the GI tract, killing candida in the colon. Though it’s a prescription antifungal, Nystatin is actually a natural substance.
Pay no attention to raster when he says we need candida to survive. The notion is pure nonsense. The scientific literature shows that both forms of C. Albicans are toxic to the human body. While we can’t be completely free of C. Albicans, we can reduce its numbers to the point that we can regain our health. Here is a nice quote from Dr. Trowbridge, MD:
“You might live your entire life with yeast growing as a minimal part of your intestinal flora. Such an accommodation simply means that your immune system has been able to manage the organism’s presence and cope with its toxins. You are a fortunate combatant in the perpetual struggle between humankind and Candida Albicans.“
The people in this forum are not so fortunate… we have an overgrowth of this evil crap.