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Bacterial Dysbiosis first, Candida second

For those who are interested in the whole leaky gut/intestinal dysbiosis/candida theory of acne, I found some new research that is only a few months old that I find is really interesting

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1862100...Pubmed_RVDocSum

This research states that candida become hyphal (pathogenic/bad) when exposed to fragments from bacterial cell walls. Generally, "bad" fermentative bacteria which can occur after a course of antibiotics without proper recolonization from probiotics generally ferment undigested sugars and soluble starches at a higher rate than the lactobacillus variety. As a result you will become gassy, and have abnormal bowel movements. These bacteria also grow and divide at a high rate, and are shed into the lumen of the intestine at an usually high rate. The candida which is typically present,is bombarded with all of tis dead, decomposing bacteria. This paper is stating that the candida is actually showing an immune response to this change in bacterial composition, and is adjusting itself by becoming hyphal.

In otherwords, candida infections are actually secondary to an imbalance of bacteria. So it is unlikely you will have candida, unless your bacteria is already out of whack. This also means that treating the dysbiosis (With herbs, spices or even antibiotics if necessary) should also help indirectly treat candida as well.

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