Candida Albicans is an opportunistic fungus ( a type of yeast) that is the cause of many undesirable symptoms ranging from fatigue, weight gain, joint pain and excessive gas.
A new discovery is that some 65% of people infected with H. Pylori also suffer from Candida Albicans overgrowth.
The Candida Albicans yeast is part of the gut flora, a group of microorganisms that live in your mouth and intestine. As and when the Candida Albicans populations starts to get out of control, it weakens the intestinal wall, penetrates into the bloodstream and releases toxic by products throughout the body. These toxic by products, as they spread, cause damage to your body tissues and organs and thus wreck havoc on your immune system.
The major waste product of the yeast cell activity is Acetaldehyde, a poisonous toxin that promotes free radical activity in the body. Acetaldehyde is also converted by the liver into Ethanol (Alcohol), which might result in feeling drunk or hung over.
Almost everybody has Candida Albicans in their gut and a large proportion of us have an overgrowth of Candida, called Candidiasis. Trouble starts when there is some change in your body that allows it to overgrow. This change could be anything from a few treatments with antibiotics or a diet rich in sugar and carbohydrates or even stress.
Many doctors do not recognize the systemic problems caused by Candidiasis and in the main only treat symptoms such as vaginal infection and oral trush.
So why is Candida a bad thing. Normally it is not, if the Candida Albicans population is kept under control by the friendly gut bacteria. However, when your immune system is down, the toxins produced by the Candida Albicans overgrowth become a struggle for the immune system to cope with.
A large number of people who have completed a course of Matula Herbal Tea for treatment of their stomach ulcer, report back that the symptoms caused by Candida Albicans have greatly subsided and indeed been eliminated. This is no doubt due to the eradication by Matula Herbal Tea of Helicobacter Pylori.
Between 65 to 70% of patients that test positive for H. pylori, will also test positive for Candida Albicans.
What is even more interesting is that the symptoms for H. pylori are VERY similar to the symptoms of Candida Albicans.
HERE’S THE PROBLEM! The pathology tests used to determine status of H. pylori and Candida Albicans are usually different – so it happens that Candida infection, or Candida overgrowth, is largely overlooked.
Yet, most patients being treated for H. pylori have symptoms that relate to both H. pylori and Candida Albicans, so it is easy for doctors to get confused by these symptoms and to treat the wrong condition over and over again.
The golden rule is that if you experience persistent symptoms after a treatment, then this is a clear indication that you have a further underlying complication that needs to be identified and treated.
Staying with the example above, and with the point about persistent symptoms, we would like to make a point about the difference between H. pylori and Candida Albicans infections.
When Candida Albicans is activated, the yeast infection tends to multiply very rapidly. This is because the normal 60:40 ratio of ‘good versus bad bacteria’ becomes something like 20:80 where the bad bacteria takes control, leaving no hope for the good bacteria to cope.
By comparison H. pylori can take years to colonize in your stomach.
In view of the above, we would suggest you should insist that your Health Care Professional does a blood test to determine your Candida Albicans status.
The results of a Matula Herbal Tea treatment can vary from person to person, due to various differences in the severity of the Helicobacter Pylori infection and the general health and wellbeing of each person. To read the full disclaimer please click here.