Updated May 24, 2022
Yeast syndrome, often called Candidiasis, is often caused by overgrowth of naturally-occurring yeast called Candida species. The condition is called a syndrome rather than infection because overgrowth or imbalance (dysbiosis) has several factors or root causes. These include: antibiotics, sugar, certain vaccines, diabetes, hormones (especially steroids and birth control) and other factors.
While this syndrome has been addressed and written about by holistic doctors for greater than 40 years (see the chapters by Crook and Golan, below) most conventional doctors do not look and therefore do not find this condition. However, a search for “Candida AND Human” in the US Federal Goverment’s database of approved medical articles from around the world (pubmed.gov) yields over 40,000 references on this condition and how hard it is to treat, much harder than bacteria and viruses. This is in part due to the fact that yeast cells are very close to human cells in function (they are eukaryocytes) and size, so treating them can be toxic. In addition, they produce toxins while alive, and when they are killed, causing symptoms in their human (as well as animal and plant) hosts.
The most prevalent and problematic for humans is Candida albicans and Candida glabrata.
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