10 Important yeast infection duration gut health facts

You are probably seeing more and more articles in health yeast infection duration magazines and on other media outlets about how important your yeast infection duration gut health, or microbiome is in relation to your overall health. Dr. Dennis has been advising his patients for years and years yeast infection duration on the importance of having healthy gut flora in order yeast infection duration to combat the ill effects of fungal allergies.

• some doctors and scientists believe that the gut is home yeast infection duration to 80% of the cells responsible for your immune system. CLEARLY this one fact alone should drive home the importance yeast infection duration of keeping good gut flora balance. It is believed that an ideal ratio of good –to-bad flora is 85:15.[gap height=”30″]

• the dark side of antibiotics. Whenever you take a course of antibiotics – such as the popular ‘Z-pak’ or amoxicillin most of your gut flora – both good and bad is killed off. It is easy for bad flora to flourish when this yeast infection duration occurs, since having a healthy amount of good flora keeps the yeast infection duration bad in check. DURING and AFTER your course of antibiotics it is prudent yeast infection duration to take a good probiotic for the next two weeks yeast infection duration to re-establish good flora.[gap height=”30″]

• antibiotics get into our diet here in the US when yeast infection duration we eat meats or drink milk that is not certified yeast infection duration organic. Livestock are usually fed antibiotics with their food, to the tune of 55% of all the antibiotics used in the USA, which is good for the farmer’s bottom line but not for our health. This is the reason the EU has banned importing meats yeast infection duration raised this way.[gap height=”30″]

• what is bad flora you ask? Fast-growing candida is the #1 bad flora and we all have it in our yeast infection duration small intestine. When your gut is out of balance it can overgrow yeast infection duration and cause candidiasis. This causes swelling and inflammation in the gut which allows yeast infection duration more and larger food particles to pass through the lining yeast infection duration (aka leaky gut which increases food ‘allergies’. FYI candida LOVES sugar and refined carbohydrates that convert to yeast infection duration sugar like white flour, refined grains and alcohol. YES – this is one of the reasons you are told NOT yeast infection duration to drink alcohol when taking antibiotics. Candida has three structures on its cell wall that make yeast infection duration it cause disease in at least 20% of people who have the gene that causes an elevated yeast infection duration inflammatory reaction to fungus.[gap height=”30″]- A sugar receptor that causes candida to change its physical yeast infection duration shape from a harmless yeast form to an invasive hyphal yeast infection duration form which has thousands of “roots” (some as long as 3 feet!) that grow into surrounding tissue causing intense inflammation and tissue yeast infection duration destruction especially in connective tissue like joints, muscles, gut, vessels, and the brain.[gap height=”30″]- A candida cell wall has the same amino acid sequence yeast infection duration as gluten and can cause a person who is candida yeast infection duration sensitive, b ut may not test positive to gluten to still yeast infection duration react to gluten. Bottom line, it is a good idea to stay away from gluten yeast infection duration while you are dealing with a candida overgrowth.[gap height=”30″]- candida cell walls have the same basic structure as all yeast infection duration fungi: a 1-3 beta glucan structure, so that breathing fungus in the air can activate candida yeast infection duration in the gut and cause gut symptoms such as gut yeast infection duration discomfort, bloating, gas, diarrhea, food allergies, and acid reflux. So having a low mold level in the indoor air yeast infection duration is important. A level of 0-4 mold colonies on a 1 hr mold plate exposure yeast infection duration for people with mild sensitivity and 0-2 for those with moderate to severe mold sensitivity.[gap height=”30″]

• another fact is that your stomach is highly acidic (hydrochloric and pepcin to a ph4 level). This is good and serves to kill the harmful bacteria yeast infection duration we ingest with food. Unfortunately acid levels reduce as we age and many notice yeast infection duration an increase in indigestion, heartburn, GERD, etc. Others for a variety of reasons have low stomach acidity. Supplementing with a betaine HCI product could help before resorting yeast infection duration to ppis (proton pump inhibitor drugs) (zantec, priolsec, nexium, etc) or surgery. These may actually worsen the problem as they reduce stomach yeast infection duration acid. Many doctors do not look for LOW stomach acid and yeast infection duration a simple test run on your part could answer that yeast infection duration question for you.[gap height=”30″]

• how can mold affect your gut? Well, when you are allergic to mold (fungus) and you are in an environment where you are constantly yeast infection duration being exposed, your immune system simply can’t keep up. Inflammation and swelling spread from your sinuses into your gut. Your sinuses might be thought of as a first line yeast infection duration of defense for your gut. Just like your nose and sinuses swelling, your gut does too. The major reasons why people get candidiasis are antibiotics, drinking chlorinated water (it kills all the good flora), eating sugar (like bread, rice , potatoes, and sweets and soft drinks), having a low or low normal thyroid hormone level with yeast infection duration a low iodine as thyroid controls the rate at which yeast infection duration oxygen and iodine circulate through each cell, both of which are anti fungal and bacterial, heavy metal toxicity, air borne fungus, and immune suppression.[gap height=”30″]

• chlorine and fluoride, commonly found in US tap water, also kill good gut bacteria. Water is good for you but filtered water is better. We like the easy use of the zero water filter yeast infection duration water bottles, removes chlorine and does not contribute to landfills like plastic yeast infection duration water bottles. NOTE: when you are really sick or super allergic to fungus yeast infection duration this is more important for you to pay attention to yeast infection duration drinking clean water.[gap height=”30″]

• STRESS can cause your gut to become unbalanced. Our system releases the hormone cortisol in stressful situations which yeast infection duration depresses the immune system and raises blood sugar levels creating yeast infection duration an environment rich for candida, our resident opportunistic bad guy. Prolonged stress also taxes the adrenal gland which again is yeast infection duration supposed to keep a number of body functions in check. The chief symptom is chronic fatigue, not to mention gas, indigestion and bloating. Drinking too much coffee to keep you going during the yeast infection duration day? Try probiotics and complete thymic formula vitamins instead.[gap height=”30″]

• your gut has its own nervous system – the enteric nervous system– and has more neurons than the spinal system. Neurons here work just like the ones in our brains yeast infection duration and in fact produce 90% of the body’s serotonin which controls our sense of well-being. Half of our body’s dopamine – the reward & pleasure sense– is created in our gut as well! [ it sort of sheds a new light on the term yeast infection duration “gut instinct” doesn’t it?] A sick, out of balance gut can be a contributing factor to yeast infection duration a sick brain. Yes, brain fog is a thing and is common in many yeast infection duration chronic sinusitis sufferers.

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