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Candida albicans

Candida albicans is a yeast-like organism that can live in the body. If it spreads out of control it can cause a variety of symptoms including bowel problems, oral or vaginal thrush, cystitis and a number of generalised symptoms such as headache, low blood sugar and general malaise as the immune system attempts to eradicate it.

Conventionally it is treated with fungicides, but nutritional therapy will attempt to eradicate it by restoring to the body conditions that discourage it from growing, thus effecting a more complete return to health. Its existence is not necessarily easy to prove by conventional means, but a skilled nutritional therapist will detect the type of problems and past treatments that indicate that Candida may be causing health problems.