candy candida wrote: Okay, so I’m researching Candida Albicans more. Since I work in the medical field, I find this all to interesting (besides the fact that I have some overgrowth).
Anyways, I came upon this STUDY (yes a real study, easy to understand too and with pictures), and if you read it you will understand something amazing. Because I understand microbiology and Science a little more, I have been very suspicious of the claims that the yeast we eat has any connection to the overgrowth of candida.
If you notice in the article they talk about candida albicans (yeast overgrowth), and Saccharomyces cerevisiae (S. cerevisiae) which is brewer’s yeast. Here’s the spoiler, they did a study on children’s tongue with C. albicans, the ones treated with an antifungal saw NO recovery. The ones treated with Saccharomyces cerevisiae (yes, brewer’s yeast) were healed completely in 3 days. I hope you’ll take a look, it’s so very interesting!
I know about a case of one person in Curezone that had a severe intestinal fungal overgrowth. That person did everything known to cure her infection following different protocols. After 4 years, she decided to take S. Boulardii 3 times a day and to stop all the antifungals. After some months, she posted in the forum she was candida free and eating what she wanted. In fact, she never posted anymore because reached a cure. I have never done a protocol using S. Boulardii, but I understand S. Boulardii has one of the highest colonization rate of any microbe and is able to produce high amounts of fatty acid. Think about it, the intestinal surface is enormous and when you take oral antifungals, only a small part of the lining get contact with it. It is impossible to cover the intestine with an spoon or two capsules of liquid antifungal or powder, etc.
If S. Boulardi colonizes the intestinal surface with millions of cells covering most , if not all the intestines, there will be fatty acids in contact with the lining everywhere in the intestines, and these fatty acids are what have strong anticandida activity.
I am expeculating the mechanism, but there is something very powerful with S. Boulardii that other pathogenic fungal species don’t like, specially C. Albicans.
It is rare getting a reaction to this fungus and only isolated cases has been reported.
S. Boulardii is a temporary colonizer and don’t figure as a human beneficial flora, but who knows if taking it for a months is able to clean the gut of candida.
I have it in my mind since long time and some day, it will have its moment in my treatment. I have thought to battle candida with antifungals and diet until some point where I switch to S. Boulardii and stop the antifungals. You can not take antifungals if you are going to take it.
I think it deserves a good try.
My two cents !!!