Candida Diet

Apple Cider Vinegar and Candida

Candida albicans is a naturally occurring yeast found in the intestinal track of all human beings. While its function is still virtually unknown, we do know that from that point of view it is quite natural. Is there some manner in which apple cider vinegar might help to control or prevent this organism from over growing and causing other problems? The answer is yes and no. If the candida overgrowth is still confined to the digestive track, stomach, intestines, etc., then acidifying the digestive system with such things as apple cider vinegar would likely prove beneficial in helping to control the organism. Should the candida however, escape the digestive area and began to proliferate in the soft tissues of the rest of the body, acidifying the body with apple cider vinegar or anything else would likely prove to be relatively useless. This is because the acidification can only take place in the digestive system. In spite of what you might have read and what you may have heard, you cannot acidify or alkalize the human body.

To do so would create a condition called metabolic acidosis or metabolic alkalosis, both of which are fatal in a very short period of time. The body has many mechanisms designed to maintain a relatively neutral pH of the tissues of the body because this is so vital to your life. Consuming such things as alkaline water, alkaline foods, sodium bicarbonate, and other so-called alkalizing substances is only beneficial to detoxifying the digestive system. You cannot acidify or alkalize the soft tissues and other organs of the body. You can see now the role that such acid foods as apple cider vinegar may play in helping to manage digestive candida overgrowth. In fact, by keeping the stomach in its natural healthy acidic state, you create an environment that not only helps to control candida but likely a wide variety of other pathogens that are unable to survive in a highly acidic environment of the stomach. More info about diabetes yeast infection coming in July so make sure to check back then.

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One Comment

  1. Dr. Whiting

    There is so much ongoing confusion relative to the acid/alkaline states of the body. You cannot alkalize the body!!!

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