Herpes flare ups and the candida connection
could candida overgrowth cause an increase in herpes flare ups
I am a Brisbane based naturopath specializing in controlling Candida Overgrowth,Candida Albicans is a common yeast or fungus that lives naturally in our gut breaking down sugars it feeds mostly on sucrose ( cane sugar found in most refined foods) but when allowed to can get out of control in the body (Gastrointestinal Candidiasis or G.I.C ) can cause serious health issues this is of course common knowledge.
I have been successfully treating Candida Overgrowth for many years using a well proven three way plan of diet , homoeopathic's , and bacteria's that is now available in Kit Form . One of the many benefits of this long term control of Candida Overgrowth has been that many people with the Herpes Virus have had less flare ups, and flare ups that do occur are less severe and clear much faster.
This dose not seem to be common knowledge and the only reason I can come up with is that most Candida treatments are unsuccessful in real long term control of Systemic Candida Overgrowth so some of the benefits are never achieved .
The Herpes simplex virus 1 and 2 (HSV-1 and HSV-2) which cause infections in humans start with an initial, or primary, infection, HSV establishes latency, during which the virus is present in the cell bodies of nerves which innervate the area of original outbreak. When reactivation occurs, the virus is produced in the cell and transported outwardly via the nerve cell's axon to the skin. The ability of HSV to become latent leads to the chronic nature of Herpes infection, after the initial infection subsides, Herpes symptoms may periodically recur in the form of outbreaks of herpetic sores near the site of original infection.
So the Herpes Virus is with the body generally for life once contracted but it is opportunistic that is they will lie dormant and cause us no real problem if the body's defenses are strong, but with today's western diet and lifestyle the Immune system can become weak and confused .
Intestinal mucous membrane changes and defective intestinal flora are known as Dysbiosis .The intestinal flora, comprising some billions of bacteria, forms a fine film on the inside of the intestines. Many nutrients must pass through this flora, which alters and filters food. This bacterial colonization has grown up along with evolution, and has, adapted itself to the interests of the body as a whole. When the intestinal flora are not intact, e.g. due to treatment with antibiotics, ingestion of food high in cane sugar or food treated with antibiotics , then the intestinal mucous membrane's absorptive abilities become impaired and Leaky Gut Syndrome can develop.
If Candida overgrows and escapes through the gut this can cause immune system problems, because outside the gut; Candida can put out receptors on its cell surface which are actually human receptors for connective tissue and the immune system. Candida also releases many toxins into the blood stream which may further weaken the body's defense against viruses.
As a Naturopath I have found that the largest cause of Viral Flare Ups due to Immunity problems is overgrowth of the Candida Fungus in the body you may have heard of candida treatments before or even tried them with little or no success this is because most diets or treatments may only work in the short term and can even make symptoms worse in the long term.
There are new viral drugs available now that can keep the virus suppressed but they only work while you are taking them on a daily basis, they give some relief and may be good as a short term solution they also have some nasty side effects and may further weaken the immune system in the long run, it must be better to build up the body's defenses and get long term health results for more information visit candidahouse.
This site is based in Australia the law here prohibits Natural Therapists from advertising treatment cure or prevention of STD's and many other major diseases, expressly or by implication , this article and my web site talks about viruses in general and viral flare ups (meaning a virus attacking the body) candidahouse is only advertising a kit that may help in candida control it in no way claims to treat Herpes .