Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Candida

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Candida

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a condition wherein an individual is incapacitated due to extreme fatigue.

Over time, depression may occur along with difficulty in achieving the most mundane task.

What does this have to do with Candida? As we speak, there is a debate going on as to whether or not Candida causes CFS.

While the CDC has insisted it does not, other doctors claim the opposite is true.

If you research CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) you will find that the cause if a weakened immune system. Individuals with CFS often complain of stomach ailments, urinary tract infections, and joint pain. Sound familiar? It should. CFS mirrors symptoms of Candida in many ways.

Another component in CFS is that it is stress-related. We know that stress weakens the immune system in general. Individuals with CFS, however, are left powerless to cope with the many adverse effects of this condition.

Treatment of CFS encompasses anti-fungal medication as well as a diet that reduces the amount of sugar and foods that feed the yeast. Once the immune system returns to normal, the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome and candida begin to dissipate.

Candida, in and of itself, is a yeast infection. While our bodies are composed of “good” bacteria, it is the fungi that infiltrates the system and kills off that which our bodies need to function. Once the immune system is weakened, infections occur.

Candida can occur in men, women, and children. Studies have shown that when a healthy individual is injected with Candida, doctors will wait to determine if the person has an allergic reaction in the form of a rash. If the person does not, it is clear that the immune system is not functioning.

The modis operandi of this study concludes that “anyone who is injected with Candida should have an allergic reaction. This reaction to Candida shows that the presence of yeast in the body creates stress to the immune system. Therefore, if the yeast increases so does the immune stress.”

It is apparent, then, that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome can be alleviated if the yeast from the body is eliminated and a combination of reduced stress and diet alterations can increase the likelihood that the condition will be treated successfully.

The immune system when weakened can leave us vulnerable to infection and other ailments. This we know to be true. While the CDC discounts the notion that Candida has a direct link to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, you may find that research into this fascinating area would suggest otherwise.

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