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The Hidden Link Between Candida and Memory Loss


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.

Men with a history of Candida infection are more likely to have been diagnosed with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.

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:

  • Mouth
  • Throat
  • Gut
  • Reproductive tract
  • Blood
  • Bones
  • Brain

Candida and Bipolar: Is Your Mental Health at Risk?

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.

When You Nourish Your Gut, You Nourish 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:

  1. Reduce Sugar: Candida feeds on sugar. In fact, it wiggles its way into your cravings control center and demands One of the best ways to fight yeast overgrowth and curb the desire for sweets is to limit or completely remove added sugars from your diet.
  1. Introduce Anti-Yeast Herbs: Part of what makes Candida so virulent is that it can be hard to reach. This is why we developed a fermented herbal formula that strips away Candida’s shelter and programs yeast cells to self-destruct.
  1. Rebuild Your Inner Ecosystem: Whether it’s from years of a processed diet or a couple rounds of antibiotic drugs, dysbiosis affects everyone in a similar way — it allows Candida yeast to flourish. While anti-yeast herbs put Candida in check, probiotics like Bifidobacteria maintain a watchful eye on Candida over the long-term.
  1. Nourish Your Cells: A robust inner ecosystem that’s teeming with friendly microbes requires healthy mucosal tissue — in other words, the lining of the gut needs to be strong. You can directly nourish intestinal cells with L-glutamine, an amino acid that rebuilds and repairs cellular damage.

What To Remember Most About This Article:

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:

  1. Reduce sugar to fight yeast overgrowth. Candida feeds on sugar and increases sugar cravings.
  2. Combat Candida with anti-yeast herbs. Our fermented herbal formula is designed to expose Candida and command yeast cells to self-destruct.
  3. Rebuild the gut. Strengthening the gut with probiotics like Bifidobacteria can help to keep Candida contained in the future.
  4. Nourish damaged cells. The amino acid L-glutamine can help to clean up Candida’s mess, balancing the body by nourishing and repairing the intestines.


  1. Severance, E. G., Gressitt, K. L., Stallings, C. R., Katsafanas, E., Schweinfurth, L. A., Savage, C. L., ... & Leweke, F. M. (2016). Candida albicans exposures, sex specificity and cognitive deficits in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. npj Schizophrenia, 2, 16018.

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