Antibiotics Cause Candida – Part 1
There are many mechanisms which cause the transformation of the yeast form of Candida
into its fungal form. One of the ones that we see on a daily basis, and the one which
I think is the main cause of the transformation of the yeast to the fungal form of Candida
is the use of antibiotics. Antibiotics, whether directly taken into the
body, or indirectly through foods, will assist in the development of fungal pathogenic Candida
in the body. That happens through several different mechanisms. Since the introduction
of antibiotics in the late 1940s, research showed that there are certain antibiotics
that possibly directly stimulated this conversion of the yeast to fungal form.
Through research since the late 1940s and early ‘50s and ‘60s, we know that this
happens through a variety of different mechanisms. When you take an antibiotic in the body, what
we know is antibiotic means antibiotic is against life. It destroys life, life in the
form of bacteria. Antibiotics are specifically designed to destroy bacteria as opposed to
fungus and yeast and parasites and viruses within the tissues. So as you destroy the
bacteria in the digestive system, you will destroy, basically, what we call “good”
and “bad” bacteria. The reality is they may all be good, in terms
that they coexist in a way that’s beneficial to human health. But there are certain strains
which we consider to be problematic, pathogenic, and other strains which we think are more
benign, and therefore beneficial, simply because of their presence in the digestive tract.
The reality is that they’re all beneficial because they’ve evolved to coexist in such
a way that these bacteria, viruses, mold, parasite, yeast, fungi, derive the nutrients
from the foods we eat, and they were able to absorb those nutrients into the body. So
when you take an antibiotic, you destroy bacteria, good, bad, however you wanna look at it. The
destruction of that bacteria creates more of an open terrain for the yeast to grow into,
and it does so in its fungal form more rapidly than it does its yeast form.
There are several mechanisms by which the antibiotics will further conversion of the
yeast to fungal form of Candida. One of these mechanisms is by destroying the bacteria.
It creates space for the fungus to grow into, meaning there’s less competition from the
bacteria which was previously there. So it’s creating an open field, space for the Candida
to grow. Another way that this happens is that the
bacteria that’s in there produces lactic acid, or these acids which help to maintain
the pH of the intestinal tract at an acidic level. At an acidic level, Candida exists
within its yeast form. When it starts to rise to a more alkaline pH, around the pH of 6.5,
that induces transformation of the cell wall membrane of the yeast into its fungal form.
So we have creating space by eliminating the bacteria. We have a change of pH by eliminating
the bacteria which causes acids to maintain an acidic pH. We also have transformation
of the yeast cell wall membrane to its fungal form by the effect of, when
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we destroy these bacteria, they release components from their cell wall membranes and from the
inside of them which will also directly stimulate the cell wall membrane of the yeast to convert
to its fungal form. So there are a number of these which we know directly stimulate
the conversion of the yeast to fungus in Candida. In addition to the three other mechanisms
which we previously mentioned, other ways that the yeast-to-fungal conversion takes
place is eliminating these bacteria. By doing that, we eliminate the antifungal substances
that these bacteria produce in order to create space for themselves within this ecosystem
of the digestive tract. So we eliminate something which would also suppress the yeast-to-fungal
conversion. Also, when you take an antibiotic, you have
immune system suppression. One of the uses for antibiotics commonly by the medical profession
is to give someone an antibiotic as an anti-inflammatory. How you create this anti-inflammatory effect
is that you eliminate substances called cytokines that are produced by white blood cells in
the body. And how you eliminate these cytokines, which promote inflammation, is you eliminate
the white blood cells that create this. So by taking an antibiotic, you also have an
immune system suppression which eliminates inflammation.
But the cytokines which contribute to inflammation do so on purpose. There’s a purpose for
these cytokines in the body, and it’s through the body’s own innate intelligence that
these are produced in order to control infections, inflammations, and reduce disease and other
conditions in the body.