I do say that I don't believe candida/yeast/fungus/food is a cause of UC, UC flares or will heal them. That will never change...but one might have that issue in conjunction with UC.
I don't think it's the cause either. However, when your colon is in such bad shape for so long all those things can build up to where it causes major symptoms.
"Common yeast Heavy fungal infection with the common yeast (shown) displaces good bacteria. Such heavy infections can cause dysbiosis and other intestinal disbalances. Dividing (multiplying) yeast indicates that damage is being caused to the intestinal lining. The same phenomenon is also observed in dividing Candida.
A disturbance in the bacterial flora of the alimentary canal with resulting gut dysfunction, which may result in diarrhoea, malabsorption, or the absorbing of toxins from the gut with a wide range of symptoms. This condition is probably very common, and up to 50% of the population may be affected at some time. Effective treatment usually requires dietary manipulation to discourage the growth of pathogenic organisms, and it may also be possible to recolonize the gut with ‘friendly’ bacteria, available in the form of ‘probiotics’ such as Lactobacillus acidophilus
So you see, if you research on it instead of just "beliving things" you can see a huge connection to why some people just can't get into remission with flares for such a long period of time. There is no way around it except to treat it.
Quincy, have you ever had a quality lab check for parasites/yeast? I'm not talking about
local labs either.
Post Edited (Eric704) : 8/27/2007 12:11:04 AM (GMT-6)