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Yeast Infection

The Role Yeast (Candida) Overgrowth Plays in Chronic Illness When we hear "yeast infection," we usually think "vaginal condition," which is an extremely annoying ailment, but ultimately, not a huge deal. However, research has shown that the overgrowth of yeast in the body can cause more major problems in any chronic illness case than one would think (1). The keyword here: overgrowth. Candida is actually a normal part of your body’s microflora, so you never want to eliminate it completely, but rather, keep in balance. It is also interesting to note that candidiasis is a fungus, not a bacterium (2). With these things in mind, it makes sense that throwing antibiotics at the overgrowth often does more harm than good....

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