Candida Can Kill Your Vitality
Bacteria, fungi and yeast can start a toxic chain reaction in your body with devastating effects. Invisible to the naked eye, these silent assassins are linked to many health problems that often go misdiagnosed. The late Dr. Bernard Jensen, noted natural authority, believed that “unfriendly” bacteria, fungi, yeast and viruses added highly poisonous wastes to the colon and bowel. Left unchecked, they can build up a toxic “pit” in your gut and create serious problems. This toxic buildup can be the root cause of some of the most common health complaints today. It is critical that these invaders be destroyed and removed in order to restore health. This process, however, can release toxic residues that may, in the short-term, worsen a person’s condition. These symptoms are only temporary and will go away. Once populations of malicious visitors are reduced, symptoms will dissipate and the road to good health should be a much smoother ride!
One of the most toxic inhabitants in our bodies is candida albicans. Candida is a yeast that is normally present in the intestines. Infection or overgrowth begins in the digestive tract, resulting in a population explosion that can cover the intestinal wall. Candida overgrowth can spread to the esophagus, colon and genital tract. It can cause a range of digestive problems including constipation, diarrhea, colitis, gas and heartburn. Overgrowth can also chemically and mechanically interfere with the breakdown of foods and the absorption of nutrients. This yeast may destroy enzymes needed for cell energy and cause the release of free radicals that encourage the aging process. Candida albicans infection is suspected as a major contributor to chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, immune deficiency, allergies, depression and a variety of other systemic problems.
You May Actually Feel Worse Before You Get Better
People suffering from a range of illnesses including chronic fatigue, digestive disorders or other systemic problems may not make the connection between their symptoms and candida overgrowth, but it may become evident once they experience “candida die-off.” In reversing the yeast overgrowth, it has been suggested that for one in five people, symptoms may worsen. That’s because a yeast cell can produce over seventy-five known toxic substances, among them alcohol and formaldehyde, which can poison the body. When the yeast cells rupture and spill their toxic contents into the bloodstream. Symptoms can include a range of flu-like maladies such as headaches, fever, chills, rashes, nausea, vomiting, sweats, bloating, abdominal pains, body aches, muscle weakness, diarrhea and constipation. This reaction has sometimes been called “the healing crisis,” although more specific terms are used depending upon the organism involved; the term “die-off reaction” is used for candida, and “Jarish-Herxhiemer reaction” refers to herpes infection.
Chlorella Can Assist in Reversing Candida Overgrowth
Overgrowth of candida albicans can stem from lack of dominance of friendly bacteria in the intestines. Often, it’s foothold can be fueled by the over use of antibiotics. This kills competing populations of benign bacteria, clearing space for candida to set up colonies. Chlorella may promote the growth of friendly bacteria, while its beta glucan content may enhance the effectiveness if antibiotics – helping to reduce the need for multiple prescriptions or large doses of antibiotics.
A second cause of candida infection is a weakened immune system that is unable to control the yeast’s growth. By taking chlorella, and in particular the extract, you may be activating immune cells stationed within the intestines to attack. Macrophages are the immune cells that destroy these little beasts. Studies suggest chlorella enhances the growth and activity of these immune cells. Additionally, chlorella may increase production of chemicals that can contribute to the destruction of candida: interferon and tumor necrosis factor. It has also been suggested that pesticides and industrial toxins are a major contributing factor because they weaken the immune system. Chlorella tablets are supreme detoxifiers that may “unwedge” stored toxins such as pesticide residue, heavy metals and other poisons.
When You Start Taking Chlorella…
Because chlorella simultaneously addresses numerous suspected root causes of candida infection, it might be concluded that it reduces the yeast population. When yeast are killed off and their poisons are released into the bloodstream, your organs must process them in order to eliminate them from the body. As a result, individuals who have unknowingly become host to rampant populations of candida, and are sensitive to the release of these toxins, may temporarily experience a range of uncomfortable side effects. The length of this reaction is unique to each person and will depend upon factors such as diet, the person’s overall health, the extent of candida infection and the rate of detoxification. According to Dr. Steenblock in his book, Chlorella, Natural Medicinal Algae, “These reactions are most prevalent in those persons who need chlorella the most since these people have the weakest bowels and have greater toxicity to neutralize.”
Recommendations for the “Road to Recovery”
Note: The symptoms of candida die-off can be identical to an allergic reaction; it is possible that reactions to taking chlorella can be caused by either condition. If there is an intolerance to chlorella with a serving size of less than one gram, it can signify an inability to take this product due to a food allergy, and should be discontinued.