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Candida yeast overgrowth in the body may be related to some mental health issues, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The Body Ecology Fermented Herbal Blend for Candida targets the virulent and opportunistic yeast, commanding Candida cells to self-destruct.
Mental health doesn’t begin and end in the brain. A new study out of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine shows that other systems in the body link up with the brain, influencing things like memory.1 These other systems include your gut and immune system.
For example, the yeast Candida albicans is native to the gut, and it has a knack for taking over its environment. This can happen locally (where Candida lives) or systemically (throughout the whole body).
Candida infection has been found in the:
The competition between friendly bacteria and small amounts of Candida yeast is necessary to keep Candida in check. Dysbiosis, which is an unhealthy balance of microbes in the digestive or reproductive tract, can give Candida the upper hand. Once this happens, your immune system targets Candida with antibodies that search and destroy.
If you’ve ever dealt with Candida overgrowth, you have Candida antibodies.
According to researchers at Johns Hopkins, men with a history of Candida infection are more likely to have been diagnosed with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Likewise, women with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder who have a history of Candida overgrowth score lower on memory tests than those women without a history of infection.
This tells us that Candida infection somehow impacts memory — especially when there’s also a diagnosis of schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. This also tells us that there’s an important link between your gut, your immune system, and your brain.
Candida overgrowth isn’t just hard on your gut — it can have a lasting impact on memory and mental health. This means that if you want a strong memory, take a close look at your diet and make sure you’re not taking antibiotics when you don’t need them.
Keeping yeast in check is about understanding how Candida works and what it doesn’t like.
Here are a few basic tips to get you started:
Based on the latest research from Johns Hopkins University, we now know that mental health is not limited only to the brain. Several other systems within the body can influence brain health and memory, including the gut and the immune system.
For this reason, when Candida yeast spreads systemically throughout the body, it can have a devastating effect — even on mental health. Men with a history of Candida infection may be more likely to be diagnosed with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Candida infection in women with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder could make memory worse.
To protect your body and preserve mental health, there are several simple steps you can take to keep Candida in check:
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