Recently, a patient inquired about the benefits of taking digestive enzymes while dealing with a yeast infection. They were curious about what added advantage they would receive from the enzymes, especially since they were already consuming a range of supplements, including magnesium, fish oil, and vitamin C. They also expressed confidence in their dietary habits, asserting that they chewed their food well and might not require this addition to their regimen.
To clarify the situation, the patient had been struggling with a yeast infection for over 15 years. Diagnostic tests revealed that not only did she have a significant yeast infection but also had diminished levels of beneficial bacteria in her digestive tract. Her levels of amylase, a pancreatic enzyme, were less than optimal. We advised her that incorporating a digestive enzyme could be greatly beneficial for her, emphasizing its role in improving digestion. Our recommendation for her was a product with enzymatic activity targeting protein, fat, and carbohydrates.
In the ever-evolving health world, it’s our belief at CanXida that digestive enzymes, coupled with probiotics, will soon overshadow the importance of multivitamins. The reasons are evident. Modern lifestyles have moved away from nature, leading to unhealthy eating habits, excessive food consumption, and eating under stress. With increasing distractions like technology, proper eating habits are frequently compromised. Moreover, yeast infections often coincide with compromised digestive systems. Enzymes become imperative in such cases as they revitalize the digestive process. They assist in breaking down food efficiently, ensuring better nutrient absorption and aiding in the growth of beneficial gut bacteria. Proper digestion also reduces the risk of undigested food particles leaking into the bloodstream, which can lead to allergic reactions.
While some theories suggest enzymes help disintegrate Candida cells, our primary concern is enhancing the gut function through lifestyle modifications, education, and the use of enzymes. For comprehensive advice on this subject, we refer readers to our book, *Candida Crusher*. This resource provides detailed information on correct eating habits, recommended foods, special dietary inclusions, and proper supplement intake.
Disclaimer: While we offer this information based on extensive research and experience, it is essential to consult with your healthcare professional before making any changes to your healthcare regimen.