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Yeast infections have been linked to mental illness

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posted on May, 5 2016 @ 01:41 AM
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No wonder i am a mad man! I got the candida fungus! Sugar makes you go totally mad!!

But new research actually dictates;


Yeast infections are a relatively common occurrence these days, and are easily treatable. But new research has just revealed a tentative link between the Candida fungus and schizophrenia in men, and memory impairment in mentally ill women, which suggestes that this kind of infection might have a longer-lasting impact on the body than previously thought.





That same link wasn't found in females, but when they asked participants to complete a range of cognitive tests, the women with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder who had a history of yeast infection had far worse memory scores compared to those who'd never been infected.


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posted on May, 5 2016 @ 02:08 AM
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a reply to: PanPiper

All food is converted to glucose in your body, so no, sugar doesn't make anyone go crazy. I eat sugar all the time and I don't have a yeast issue. I think it's probably due to other factors, like living conditions, hygiene, diet, and other factors. Blaming it on glucose is silly. Tentative link indeed. I know candida messes with brain function, but that's because it's a fungal infection. Sugar isn't a fungus. Fungi like cool, moist, dark places. So instead of worrying about sugar, which is not going to hurt you, worry about cleaning your houses and not wearing shoes indoors. Stay clean, keep pets away from food surfaces and beds, and you'll be a-okay.

But sugar doesn't make you go totally mad. It just gives you a quick boost of energy. Oh, the humanity.

Now, if you are already infected with candida, then yeah, don't eat so much sugar. But for the rest of us who aren't, this is just incorrect and has no basis in biological fact.

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posted on May, 5 2016 @ 02:14 AM
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I'll just bet they have. Of course now that so many people stand to lose so much money from having unhealthy livestock, anything that causes any kind of health problem will likely have to be "linked" to mental illness. So they can claim you don't know what's best and they need to "intervene". It's for your own good, of course. Just keep making that milk.



posted on May, 5 2016 @ 02:27 AM
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a reply to: rukia

You bring up something I was thinking yesterday in that when we were talking about the menu we all use to eat, fully cooked breakfast, 3 course lunch and then afternoon tea when you were t school and dinner/supper in the evening - again a big meal women had small waists and men fitted their trousers without any paranoid worries about getting fat.
Sugar was consumed in large amounts, on cereal, toast and marmalade, suet puddings and the like at lunch time, jam and cake for tea and then the evening desserts etc. Yet when you look at old films, say of the beauty queens at Butlins there was no cellulite on the women's legs and my mother never had it - so I don't believe sugar is the real enemy I suspect its a combination of a lot of things that are well know to our governments and food manufacturers.

An other myth was that during the war people smoked like troopers and got pretty drunk, the pub was the source of local entertainment and very few were tea total so the idea that booze and smoking were the killers - they hadn't met some of my relatives especially the women who mostly lived to 84 - There is now a huge industry built around the subject of nutrition but I suspect we are only getting the research and information the food companies want us to get.



posted on May, 5 2016 @ 02:51 AM
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a reply to: Shiloh7

We are weaker now because we eat a bunch of synthetic chemicals that are in our food. All of those are created by man instead of nature and man doesn't make anything that lasts. Nature has a billion plus years practice that we don't and she makes stuff that will stand the test of time.

So if we are what we eat you're better off eating what nature has made instead of what man has made. Healthy and Unhealthy when compared on equal terms is what matters. It's not eating sweets that is the problem. It's eating sweets made with processed sugar rather than natural sugar.

It's good to take in some good natural toxins now and then, just not the man made ones. Eat a little dirt or a bug now and then and your body learns how to fend for itself and toughen up. But having everything sterile and fill yourself full of strange man made toxins and your body won't know what to do when it has to defend itself against some little virus or illness that's nature made.



posted on May, 5 2016 @ 03:41 AM
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a reply to: mOjOm

Yes indeed, what I left out was that we had a huge garden and grew all our own vegetables, fruit and flowers. So perhaps we should be looking at chemicals in our food rather than something like sugar which could well be a blind to stop our focus on the mechanisms of providing huge amounts of food for the supermarkets, especially the grocery section. The amount of time food is stored for before it gets to the shelves could well be something food manufacturers and outlets don't want us to focus on because, before their dominance once we had local greengrocers who supped fresh local produce with some of the more exotic when in seasons etc.

I doubt we will will be able to use much, apart from our knowledge of the past when our health was considerably better to protect ourselves and our children from the huge amount of modern diseases that afflict us.



posted on May, 5 2016 @ 04:54 AM
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I started getting yeast infections when I moved house to another climate. I used to do office work in the UK. But since I started working and living in the woods, in a much warmer country, I started getting the infections. My diet is pretty much the same as is my hygiene.

I do feel a little crazier, honestly, but I put it down to the isolation here. I love it though, don't get me wrong.



posted on May, 5 2016 @ 06:57 AM
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originally posted by: rukia
a reply to: PanPiper

All food is converted to glucose in your body, so no, sugar doesn't make anyone go crazy.


Wrong. All carbohydrates are converted to glucose. Only if you eat more protein than your body needs to replace and repair cells will it begin its conversion into glucose. Carbohydrates have an immediate effect on blood glucose.



posted on May, 5 2016 @ 07:55 AM
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a reply to: rukia

Well no, in a very recent study done on lab rats they found that sugar directly impacts memory and cognitive function, but supplementing with omega 3 acids (one very specific one which I cannot remember the name of) almost cancels out the effects of sugar on the brain.

Basically science dictates that sugar makes you dumb - it's been proven.
I still have sugar in my diet, we need fructose etc. but by now we know why to much sugar is bad for you, very, very bad. Americans love their high fructose corn syrup. Maybe that's why they're so stupid

- www.sciencedaily.com...



posted on May, 5 2016 @ 08:23 AM
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a reply to: PanPiper

Bunk.



posted on May, 5 2016 @ 08:28 AM
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Here Yeast here Yeast, the mouse is about to speak. Yeah, I guess it does effect one's mental state.

I don't get the white tongue or yeast overgrowth usually, but once in a great while I do. I used to get the white on the tongue when I would go out and have a few beers after work, but I haven't done that for years. I enjoy being a little nuts, thank you yeast.

That is an association study and the association can be caused by the diet the people are eating which can increase the ability of yeast to thrive.
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posted on May, 5 2016 @ 09:07 AM
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Well that explains the guy I saw running down the street wearing a loaf of Rye as a hat...



posted on May, 5 2016 @ 11:11 AM
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Candida feeds on glucose. High concentrations of glucose in the body leads to an increase in candida populations.

The underlying mechanism here is very similar to the one causing increased incidence of Type 2 diabetes. For genetically predisposed populations, consumption of high density carbs (with both high glycemic index and load) can lead to prolonged periods of post-meal insulin rise, which over time can cause the death of pancreatic Beta Cells, which in turn causes an inability to produce insulin and/or insulin resistance. All of this contributes to out-of-control blood glucose levels, which creates a very ripe environment for candida proliferation.

Due to consumption of refined, heavily processed carbohydrates, even non-diabetic people may experience large swings in blood sugar, elevating fasting blood sugars, and pre-diabetic H1AC levels. Erego, conducive to candida proliferation.

By the way, elevated blood sugar also causes an increase in systemic inflammation markers which ALSO contributes to mental disease, so this may be case where specific causation is hard to pin down, but correlation is self-evident.
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posted on May, 6 2016 @ 02:35 AM
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originally posted by: rukia
a reply to: PanPiper

Now, if you are already infected with candida, then yeah,


everyone already has yeast on them, it is ever present on all humans, but its levels are kept in check by a balance of bacteria which counters it, yeast infections occur when that level gets unbalanced, when the yeast gets to plentiful and thrives, thats a yeast infection. and sugar definitely helps it to thrive....



posted on May, 6 2016 @ 03:23 AM
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There is also a relationship between thrush and Alzheimers, though not a well defined one, but studies have demonstrated that the brains of alzheimers sufferers have a variety of fungal growths as well as a plaque very similiar to that associated with thrush.

www.nature.com...

nutristart.com...



posted on May, 6 2016 @ 04:56 AM
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a reply to: rukia


All food is converted to glucose in your body,


Clearly you don't have the slightest clue of what you are speaking about.



posted on May, 6 2016 @ 05:10 AM
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a reply to: brancolinoxx

Yeast infections are normally caused by a little bugger called C. albican. One of the reason this bug is so invasive and problematic is because it not only eat glucose but is able to "digest" fat also (it have the enzyme lipase), so it can more easily travel thru flesh.

But I have a little secret for you if you have problem with this fungus, the fact that it metabolize fat is an Achilles' heel, simply feed it some fat that is toxic to C. albican and not for humans, this fat is one that is based on lauric acid. One excellent source of such fat is coconut oil. Simply eat it and also apply it generously to affected region.



posted on May, 6 2016 @ 05:16 AM
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a reply to: GreenGunther


... we need fructose etc.


Very wrong, fructose is bad, it has no business into the human body. It is the worst offender of all the simple sugar.

Saying it is good is a meme coming from the fact that it is associated with something good like fruit, so it is called fruit sugar, that sound good so it must be"good"...



posted on May, 6 2016 @ 05:19 AM
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a reply to: Greggers


Candida feeds on glucose. High concentrations of glucose in the body leads to an increase in candida populations.

Most of what you say is true but as I said before, the problem is that C. albican can feed also on fat, this is why it can easily invade flesh.

ETA:

Here is some "flesh" to my argumentation:

Lipase 8 Affects the Pathogenesis of Candida albicans



The present study provides important data about the contribution of lipases to the pathogenesis of C. albicans by demonstrating that the product of the LIP8 gene is a virulence factor in candidiasis.





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