Influence of Candida spp. in Intestinal Microbiota; Diet Therapy, the Emerging Conditions Related to Candida in Athletes & Elderly People, 2020, Rusu

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  1. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I wasn't sure where to post this. I haven't read it, but remember that anti-Candida diets were very popular in the 1990s (and I tried them myself).
  2. Mithriel

    Mithriel Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Aaah Candida overgrowth, a favourite theory when I was first diagnosed. It brings a nostalgic tear to the eye.
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  3. unicorn7

    unicorn7 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Isn't it interesting that in the 90's all the anti-quacks were going crazy about the non-existence of candida overgrowth and the dangers of anti-candida diets.

    Turns out the quacks were (a bit) right:laugh: Candida overgrowth is a thing since the importance of the microbiome was discovered. The candida diet were just diets without the enormous overload on sugar and starch and we pretty much all agree that that IS a healthy diet now.

    Of course, some quacks went a bit over the top as well, diagnosing everyone and everything with "candidiasis syndrome". It turns out it's way more complicated than just candida, the whole microbiome is relevant for your health and everything that grows there, can also have an overgrowth problem.
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  4. Forbin

    Forbin Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    This 2011 paper showed that patients with the inflammatory bowel diseases Crohn's and ulcerative colitis, as well as those with gastric and duodenal ulcers, were found to be significantly more frequently colonized by significant amounts of candida than controls. 70% of ulcerative colitis patients showed significant colonization vs. 8.3% of controls (P value 0.0005).

    The paper proposes a sort of "vicious cycle in which low-level inflammation promotes fungal colonization and fungal colonization promotes further inflammation."

    The promotion of inflammation (and perhaps a resulting effect on gut barrier function) might be candida's sole effect, but candida also produces its own toxin in the form of acetaldehyde, a molecule which is a contributing cause of hangover symptoms.
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