The link between autoimmune diseases and Candida overgrowth

Untreated Candida overgrowth can lead to autoimmune diseases like MS, Hashimoto’s thyroids, Rheumatoid arthritis…Homeopathy can help by treating the Candida overgrowth and restoring your gut health. It is possible to reverse some of the symptoms of autoimmune diseases with homeopathy.

What is autoimmune disease?

Autoimmune disease refers to illness or disorder that occurs when healthy tissue gets destroyed by the body’s own immune system. This is like a boxer who has knocked himself out. There more than 80 different types of autoimmune disorders. More about this you can read here.

What causes the immune system to act this way?

The exact cause of the autoimmune disease is unknown according to conventional medicine. Although there are many theories about what causes it to malfunction including:

  • Bacteria or virus
  • Drugs
  • Chemical and environmental toxins.

Why Candida overgrowth can trigger an autoimmune reaction?

Firstly the yeast Candida can change its form from a simple non-invasive cell to an invasive mycelial form with tentacles. This happens when the conditions are right and there is an opportunity for overgrowth. Secondly, these tentacles grow like roots and can penetrate the wall of the bowel. Consequently, the process increases bowel permeability. It acts like a leaking pipe through which bigger molecules, waste products, and toxins can enter into the bloodstream. Finally, this leads to Leaky gut, food sensitivities and can trigger an autoimmune reaction.

Which autoimmune disease?

It will depend on the person’s genetic vulnerability. Some people have weakness of the nervous system and they are more prone to develop neurological autoimmune conditions like MS. Other people have weakness of the endocrine system and may develop Hashimoto’s or Addison’s disease. If your skin is susceptible you may get Psoriasis and so on.

What can be done to reduce my chance of getting autoimmune diseases?

  • Take care of yourself and treat infections seriously. Homeopathy can help fight infections.
  • Make sure you address Candida overgrowth and restore balance in your gut.
  • Be aware of the toxins around you and take care to reduce the exposure.
  • When tests or symptoms show high levels of toxins be prepared to detox. Homeopathy is an effective and gentle form of detox.

Want to know more?

If interested to know more how homeopathy can help to treat Candida and what is the link with autoimmune diseases book a 15 min free discovery call and we can talk about it.