Answer to #3:
An overgrowth of Candida can cause:
The leaky gut syndrome is a name given to a very common health disorder in which the basic organic defect (lesion) is an intestinal lining which is more permeable (porous) than normal. The abnormally large spaces present between the cells of the gut wall allow the entry of toxic material into the blood stream that would, in healthier circumstances, be repelled and eliminated.
The gut becomes leaky in the sense that bacteria, fungi, parasites
and their toxins, undigested protein, fat and waste normally not absorbed into the bloodstream in the healthy state, pass through a damaged, hyperpermeable, porous or "leaky" gut.. This can be verified by special gut permeability urine tests, microscopic examination of the lining of the intestinal wall as well as the bloodstream with phase contrast or darkfield microscopy of living whole blood.
Why is leaky gut syndrome important? The leaky gut syndrome is almost always associated with autoimmune disease and reversing autoimmune disease depends on healing the lining of the gastrointestinal tract. Any other treatment is just symptom suppression. An autoimmune disease is defined as one in which the immune system makes antibodies against its own tissues. Diseases in this category include lupus, alopecia, Rheumatoid Arthritis
, polymyalgia rheumatica, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, Sjogren's Syndrome, vitiligo, thyroiditis, vasculitis, Crohn's Disease, ulcerative colitis, urticaria;hives, diabetes and Raynaud's disease.
Most people on here suffer from one or more of the following. That's why they are here. I myself suffer from Psoriasis, which some say is caused by an overgrowth of Candida, which causes Yeast (toxin) to leak through the gut and get directly into the bloodstream, having to be eliminated through the skin.
In response to #2: when you take a good look at the American Diet: Processed foods and sugar) why does it seem so hard to believe that many Americans may be suffering these symptoms. When our bodies are funcitioning at their optimal, we shouldn't be suffering any of these symptoms.
Regarding #1: If people are suffering from Candida (which can be caused by things other than Antibiotics
: such as, drinking over chlorinated water, food full of hormones (how do you think chickens grow so fast: they are pumped full of hormones AND anti-biotics). These are only a few examples of how fragile our healthy GOOD intestintal flora can be wiped out. It's a delicate balance. I think that the users of this site are just trying to minimize foods that MAY take them off course to trying to become more healthly.
And, in that light, it doesn't seem too far fetched..