Constipation can be caused not only by lack of fiber in the diet, but it can also happen due to the presence of excess Candida overgrowth inside the human gut, which is known as Candida constipation. There are temporary solutions available just curing constipation, but in order to completely treat Candida constipation, one has to stop and cure the Candida overgrowth itself. If an individual is heavily and badly constipated, he may even start suffering from enema, and if the same is left untreated, then it may give various health problems. The other reason of having constipation is because of having parasites present in the body, and one could use some parasite clean by doing a colon cleanse, which can be done by using Psyllium & Bentonite, or other variety of methods. The main objective of the cleaning methods is to get regular bowel movement. But, in order to avoid any long term issues, Candida itself has to be treated.
Diet – The Key Factor
Individuals who are frequently exposed to yeast infections, or Candidiasis can try the anti-Candida diet, as it can help to reduce the breading process of this yeast. Also, following this diet will help to correct the balance of the flora which gets imbalanced due to presence the excess Candida inside the gut causing Candida constipation.
A recent study on mice was carried out to observe the sensitization against food antigens caused by the Candida colonization in the year 2006. It states that a murine colonization model was used and intragastric inoculation was done along with a synthetic diet and this was done for a period of 9 weeks. BALB/c type of mice ovalbumin specific antibody IgE was found in mice and point to be noted that IgG was higher in comparison to normal ones.
This study actually showed that having Candida colonization can and will increase food allergies as the body will then start sensitizing against the food antigens. Also this study goes to show the importance of treating Candida infections early, as by leaving them untreated, one can develop more serious health problems.
Another study published in the ‘Current Opinion in Microbiology Journal’ in 2011, was carried out to find the association of Candida growth and gastrointestinal inflammation. It was observed that when Candida colonization increased so did the levels of cytokine IL-17. This seemed to be the underlying reason for Candida colonization suppressing the healing process of inflammation. It stated that since Candida colonizes frequently, its effects of slowing down the healing process or interfering with it can cause serious damages in patients with diseases of the GIT.
This study connects the dots between the rising levels of cytokine IL-17, the increase of Candida flora and the slowdown of the healing process in case of GIT inflammations. It states that although candida is a benign part of the human gut microbiota, and when lesions are formed in the GIT, it can have significant impact when they start colonizing due to the availability of more nutrient and favorable environments. This is when they start slowing down the healing process and thereby making the patient more vulnerable towards the disease.
Signs of Invasive Candida
Invasive Candidiasis is quite serious, this type of infection occurs when and can affect the blood, eyes, brain, bones, heart, and other areas of the human body. Invasive yeast infection manifests in the form of fever and chills that continue even after taking a course of antibiotics. Invasive yeast infection could also occur if a person has had surgery in the past or has a weak immune system. These are the most common signs in case of any infection spreading to the bloodstream.
Candida Diet Basics
In order to avoid Candida constipation, people on this diet should avoid eating foods which contains yeast. Even one should avoid all types of sugary products, vinegar, mushrooms, fresh and dried fruits, peanuts, fermented foods and foods containing gluten, cheeses, chocolate, alcohol, including barley and wheat. Some versions of this diet also include the restriction on dairy products.
Doctors advise to drink at least eight glasses of water daily and eat lots of fiber food in order to help minimizing your risk that can cause constipation. Eating non-starchy vegetables can also work in this process and eating gluten free foods are also very important. These types of foods are well allowed on the anti-Candida diet and only fibrous foods can help to make the bowel movement soft and easy. It is also found that taking Psyllium fiber supplements can also make the bowel movement much softer and easy and can also help with Candida constipation, although this Psyllium fiber may cause some irritation in people with bowel syndrome.
Other Potential Causes for Candida Constipation
Vitamin and mineral deficiencies should be kept under check as it can cause serious health condition if the patient is suffering from Candida constipation. Time should be taken in order to use the remedies to remove toxin from the body by using colon hydrotherapy and water enemas. Aloe Vera can also be added in the diet to ease off from the foods causing reactions. Natural lung cleansing remedies can be used to clear the respiratory related problems which are sometimes caused during Candida constipation infections. Antifungal protocol methods can also be used in order to keep the infection under control.
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– Gastrointestinal Candida Colonisation – Gut Journal – 2006 – By N Yamaguchi, R Sugita & A Miki
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Book By: Katarina Nolte – 2013
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Book By: Jeffrey McCombs – 2014
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Book By: Dr. Hasnain Walji – 2014
– Candida Cleanse: 21-Day Diet
Book By: Sondra Forsyth – 2014
– Nutrition and Oral Medicine
Book By: Riva Touger-Decker, and Connie Mobley – 2014