Candida Albicans -MQ

         There are a Number of Good Reasons 
for an entry devoted to Candida Albicans research:

1- As Part of General Research on Related Topics
2- As a Yeast with many Similar -if not identical-
    to Malassezia Symptoms
3- It is as much of a problem causing affliction 
     to as many People as Malassezia – if not even more 
     and possibly some of the Readers may be dealing
     with Candida rather than Malassezia
4- My personal interest  in learning about it, even though
    my Medical results, which i do not trust, were negative,
    so that i can compare and perhaps benefit to some degree.
5- Having come across 2 informative entries
    i believe will be of interest and benefit to many Readers
    and of which i shall Re-blog excerpts below
    with accompanying Links for those interested
    in reading the complete versions.

Needless to say that having no direct exposure
or personal experience of either its Symptoms
or Treatments, i rely on research sources and publications
of which i am not in a position to confirm accuracy.
I am presenting here what i find interesting and learning
about it myself. Its Malassezia Sister is a different story
because i know intimately its Ins and Outs… literally! Lol!

                                    About Candida
Candida is Part of our Body’s Flora but like Malassezia
turns to an Opportunistic Pathogen when the immune system
cannot control its proliferation.
It is capable of invading any site of the human body,
from deep tissues to organs, such as heart, lungs, kidneys
esophagus, genitals, digestive track as well as skin and nails.

The Oral Infection is called Thrush and affects the mouth
The Vaginal Yeast Infection is called Vaginitis
Candida Penis Infection does not appear to have a name
and neither does the Intestinal track one.
Onychomycosis is the term when it affects the Nails.
Candida causes Oral Thrush and Nappy Rash to Infants
( and i suspect digestive disturbances as well…)

Morphological Characteristics

Candida Morpho-MT

At the end of the video one can see a few elongated cells
developing into Hyphae.

See also:  Malassezia ~ Candida – Are they the same?

(All Links open on New Windows and Different Sites)

 Excerpts Below Re-Blogged from Candida Albicans – Alcohol and Sugars…

Today a brief summary of the sugars in our diet and the similarity between sugar’s effect on the body, and that of ethanol, the active ingredient in alcohol beverages. Candida is a yeast and thrives on sugars – but the worst offenders are not natural sugars but those contained within our processed foods. To understand the role of these sugars you need to become aware of the impact of every mouthful you ingest on one of the most important organs of the body including the liver which is the guardian of our health.
We tend to eat and drink mindlessly – it is all about the taste and the immediate gratification or even high. When we are young we rarely think of long-term consequences of our actions. However, our over consumption of sugars in our daily diet and the current binge drinking culture in some of our countries, is going to manifest in a great many health problems. Not just those in middle to old age, but for a younger and younger generation.
Why is your liver so important? 
What happens to the liver when you consume either ethanol or sugar? 
Should you eat fruit and drink alcohol if you have an overgrowth of Candida?

Below Excerpts of: The opportunistic pathogen lurking in 70% of us… 

 What happens to Candida to allow it to take over?

If Candida yeast is allowed to grow unchecked, it changes from its normal yeast fungal form to a mycelial fungal form that produces rhizoids. These long, root-like components are capable of piercing the walls of the digestive tract and breaking down the protective barriers between the intestines and the blood. This breakthrough allows many allergens to enter the blood stream causing allergic reactions. Mucus is also formed around major organs and in the lining of the stomach. This prevents your digestive system from functioning efficiently. The result is poorly digested food and wasted nutrients. Your body begins to suffer a deficiency of these nutrients and it leads to chronic fatigue, an impaired immune system and disease.

Sonatas Snapshots – Acidophilus on Top

Yoghourt Salad-MQ


Recommended  Reading Entries in Order of Posting  

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Malassezia Blog WP

                   Malassezia Blog *   

 Photos – History of Treatments and Results

Malassezia Daily WP.

                   Malassezia Daily *

New Photos – New Discoveries
Treatments and Results


                Malassezia Health Quest *

Malassezia Issues – Related Topics
Readers Questions Answered
Malassezia and Medical Research
Health and Immunity – Nutrition  Diet 




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