9 Potentially Dangerous Yeast Infection Myths Busted

dangerous myths on yeast infection

One of the significant issues that patients suffering from yeast infection face is their lack of knowledge of the disease. They already have their preconceived notions on what the disease is and what it’s not. It’s not unusual to hear yeast sufferers state things like “but I believed yeast infections only happen to women…” or “but I eat healthy food all the time…”. The issue, in many cases, is that these individuals have very limited knowledge of the Candida yeast infections, making them believe in whatever they hear from people around them. To read more about yeast infection and what causes it, click here.

What Exactly Is A Yeast Infection?

The Candida organism lives naturally within the body, no matter whether it is the body of a female, male, young or old. It is generally kept in check by the healthy bacteria present along with it. However, if the balance of healthy bacteria and the Candida is altered, then the Candida organism can spread out and multiply throughout the body. In most cases, it shows up in the form of vaginal yeast infection. However, athlete’s foot, ringworm and oral thrush are no less common forms of fungal skin infections caused due to the overgrowth of yeast. If the condition is persistent, you might establish more severe health conditions like irritable bowel syndrome, persistent tiredness, adrenal tiredness, serious depression, and much more.

With that said, here are some of the potentially dangerous myths on yeast infection spread throughout the world:

Myth # 1 – Candida is a yeast infection

Candida Albicans is an organism that has evolved into more than 5,600 other microorganisms settling in the digestive system and other tissues. Only in its fungal form, it is an infectious agent spreading throughout the body and destroying the healthy tissues.

Myth # 2 – Only women get yeast infections

Yeast infection is often known to be a disease that only women get. In reality, this fungal infection, which is supported by a certain environment in the body, affects both females and males. Research conducted on this subject states that over 90 % of the population is highly likely to have systemic candida.

Myth # 3 – Candida needs sugars to become pathogenic and spread in the body

Survival is always the first priority of all living organisms and Candida is no exception. Candida would certainly transform into its fungal form and start looking for food, spreading throughout the body, if you will take away its food. This is quite natural, you would also go shopping if somebody takes away all of the food you have at home. By omitting the sugars and basic carbohydrates from your diet, you won’t be able to starve the yeast to death. You’ll need to follow a systematic treatment approach that empowers your immune system for the complete removal of the infection from your body.

Myth # 4 – Pathogenic Candida needs an acid pH environment to grow

This is another myth put out by individuals who believe everything is expected to be alkaline in the body. In an acid environment, Candida exists in its yeast form, once it begins to move to a more alkaline environment, the alkaline pH triggers its conversion to the fungal form. The exact same holds true for E. Coli. In an acid environment, Candida contributes to the production of vitamin K for the body. In an alkaline environment, it ends up being a pathogenic that triggers multiple health issues. Fungal Candida flourishes well in an alkaline environment, such as the blood stream.

Myth # 5 – Only those with suppressed immune system get Candida infections

It is a common perception that only those with compromised immune systems get systemic Candida. This is far from the truth, is deceptive, and shows a total lack of knowledge of the disease. Research has demonstrated that the immune system does not have to be compromised for Candida to transform to its fungal type and attack the body. However, a suppressed immune system would certainly add to the spread of fungal candida.

Myth # 6 – Oxygen kills Candida

This is another false belief that many people have. Being a facultative anaerobe, Candida can exist in both oxygen-rich and oxygen-depleted environments. Some studies suggest that it is more challenging to get rid of Candida in an environment that is oxygen-rich.

Myth # 7 – Mercury feeds Candida

I’m uncertain where this information originated from, as I have yet to discover any research studies that discuss this. The only possible description that I can contribute is that mercury would have a suppressive result on the body’s immune system, which would potentially allow fungal Candida to spread out unblocked. However, in my career spanning 30 years I haven’t seen anyone facing this issue.

Myth # 8 – Only drugs can remove Candida

Again, the majority of people will be able to connect with this myth. Drugs improve the resistance power of Candida. Candida is highly adaptive to drugs that attempt to kill it off. Most of the research being done today is focused on finding new drugs to battle candida, since Candida has established resistance to all the popular antifungals. Antifungal drugs have several side effects, including the damage of liver tissue. A much better option is to use home remedies that aren’t hazardous to the body.

Myth # 9 – A healthy diet alone can eliminate the Candida

A healthy diet is just one of the elements to an anti-candida way of living. The fact is that this alone will not remove your Candida overgrowth. While you will certainly stop feeding the existing Candida, you’ll require additional support to get it out from your body completely.

What Do I Do Now?

We are all different individuals, so there is no one-size-fits-all option when it comes to finding relief from yeast infection. However, I can offer you some of the useful advice. I think a grain free diet plan is highly reliable in addressing the root cause of Candida.

Raw goat milk yogurt is another resource I have used to kick yeast infection out of my body. Interestingly, the yogurt made out of raw goat milk has anti-candida properties that help the digestive system achieve a healthy balance of the bacteria.

In addition, I consume 1 tsp. of raw apple cider vinegar in a 1 cup of warm water 3 times daily, which helps me check the Candida development.

In order to check Candida overgrowth, you need a customized treatment approach focusing on the betterment of your diet and the lifestyle. There are so many things to learn about yeast infections. Look out for the guidance of an expert physician or a naturopath who can diagnose you correctly, if you suspect you have Candida overgrowth. The faster you are diagnosed, the easier will be the treatment.

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