Question: Are yeast infections and elevated histamine levels related?(If so)How can I treat both at the same time?
Elevated histamine levels can sometimes be linked to Candida overgrowth. This is due to intestinal permeability, which is frequently caused by Candida. Candida is able to form tiny gaps in the gut wall which allows for food particles and Candida toxins to escape. These particles are then attacked by the immune system causing a lot of inflammation and sensitivity to foods. If you have chronic candida it’s very hard to get rid of histamine intolerance because the immune system is burdened with producing an inflammatory response so it’s harder to keep candida in check. Most people with histamine intolerance do best taking supplements very slowly. The best place to start is a low carb/low sugar diet and no alcohol. Sugar isn’t good for those with histamine intolerance and Candida because elevated insulin triggers mast cells and Candida antibodies. This type of diet will benefit both Candida and the release of histamine. Some common foods that are recommended for candida but are NOT recommended for histamine intolerance include clove, cinnamon, fermented vegetables, bone broth, and yogurt.
These are high histamine foods. Work with a a health professional before reducing your foods further to avoid nutritional deficiencies. Antifungals keeps candida from causing further inflammation.
Question: Question is on healthy biofilms. I’ve heard that taking too many enzymes can also disrupt healthy biofilm colonies. How would we know the difference between attacking the good biofilms vs. the bad? Is there a sweet spot with the quantity that we should beware of? Thanks!
Bacterial biofilms can be both harmful and helpful. Sometimes bacteria form biofilms that can cause harm to us such as dental plaque. Due to the sticky and protective nature of the biofilm matrix, getting rid of these biofilms is challenging. Despite this some biofilms are beficial for human health. For example probiotic bacteria can colonize permanently in the host mucosa through formation of biofilms, which prevents the colonization of pathogens. The gut is a delicate ecosystem, the idea is to have the right balance of good bacteria that help keep pathogens like yeast or other bacteria in check. Biofilms can be tough to break down. Systemic enzymes are a tool that can help to break down those biofilms more quickly. Certain enzymes target specific types of biofilms for example chitosanase only breaks down chitosan which is a key building block present only in yeast cell walls. Cellulase and hemicellulase also break down cellulose, mannans and arabans which are specific components of yeast cell walls.
Beta-glucanase breaks down beta-glucans which make up 60% of the cell walls of Candida yeast cells. Because some enzymes have a more broad spectrum action it’s important to take them alongside a probiotic. This is why CanXida Restore is formulated with both enzymes and probiotics. Probiotics protects the digestive system from harmful gut bacteria and yeast creating a balanced gut environment. Digestive enzymes improve digestion to ensure your food is broken down preventing feeding a yeast overgrowth while systemic enzymes target some of the biofilms formed in the gut by yeast colonies. Together, probiotics and enzymes support an optimal gut envirnment. Digestive enzymes have not been shown to make probiotcs less effective rather thay can enhance their probiotic qualities. Taking one capsule of Restore per day is recommended.
Question: I recently had a gut analysis done and everything looked good EXCEPT firmicutes was quite elevated. Besides the obvious diet change, with Canxida Remove help with this?
The human gut is mostly made up of two dominant types of bacteria: Bacteroidetes and Firmicutes. Firmicutes play a significant role in the relationship between gut bacteria and human health. Many of the members of this phylum break down carbohydrates in the gut that can’t be digested by the body’s enzymes, such as dietary fibre and resistant starch. When bacteria ferment dietary fibres, they produce metabolites, including vitamins and short-chain fatty acids, like butyrate. Butyrate helps prevent inflammation and fuels the cells of the gut lining, which maintains a healthy colon. Many members of the Firmicutes phylum are probiotic. Lactobacillus, a probiotic bacterium often found in yoghurt and other fermented dairy products, belongs to this phylum. These microbes make acetate, another health-promoting short-chain fatty acid, as well as lactate, and antimicrobial substances that prevent pathogens from disturbing your health.
Many studies have shown that the gut microbiota influences body weight control. When the gut microbiota of obese and lean people are compared, obesity is associated with a higher amount of Firmicutes and a lower amount of Bacteroidetes. However, the Firmicutes/Bacteroidetes ratio theory is controversial and many studies have failed to confirm these findings, whereas there is plenty of evidence demonstrating the importance of butyrate and other short-chain fatty acids for human health. You shouldn’t worry about elevated firmicutes, by eating plenty of high-fibre foods, you increase the abundance of Bacteroidetes too which will help establish balance between those two bacteria in the gut. You can also include a probiocitc like CanXida Restore which contains a good balance of both Lactobacillus (Firmicutes) and Bifidobacterium (Bacteroidetes).
Disclaimer: This article intends to provide general insights and may not apply to individual cases. It is essential to consult with a healthcare professional to ensure that any vitamin supplementation.