When the intestinal tract is repeatedly exposed to toxic substances such as antibiotics, steroids, and NSAIDS these microorganisms begin to multiply and create an imbalance in the bowel flora. This is commonly known as intestinal dysbiosis. As a result, a person becomes more susceptible to disease. For example, catch some Salmonella enteritidis and your chances increase from one in one hundred thousand to one in ten.
Candida yeast, like bacteria, only cause problems when it gets out of control. In a normal micro flora environment numerous good bacteria are attached to the inner surface of the intestines. But when their numbers decline, Candida albicans is able to attach itself to the intestinal wall and insert a hook-like tentacle that creates increased permeability and allows toxins to lead across the membrane. These toxins can create a myriad of health problems such as:
- Candida yeast syndrome
- autoimmune diseases such as
rheumatoid arthritis and lupus
- B12 deficiency
To correct this overgrowth and over-activity of Candida yeast and other bad bacteria, you need to put more good bacteria back into your gut. The only way this can be achieved is by taking probiotics. The two most important are Lactobacillus (L. acidophilus, L. casei, and L. rhamnosus) and Bifidobacterium bifidum.
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