The Rationale behind Skin Side Out

Fungal (Candida) Overload and Bad bacteria

A significant number of skin problems may be due to the impact of a fungal yeast overgrowth in the gut. By asking potential sufferers to fill in a questionnaire that has been developed by the National Candida Society one can evaluate an individual. If the score on the questionnaire indicates there may be a fungal problem then they can recommend a range of natural based products designed to:

  • Reduce the fungal load gradually to reduce fungal die-off symptoms
  • Speed up the removal of toxins produced by candida
  • Manage the symptoms associated with reducing candida load such as flatulence
  • Prevent the build up of dead material and debris
  • Repopulate the gut with healthy bacteria
  • Reduce intestinal inflammation, helping the gut calm and recover,
  • Help improve compromised gut absorption and boost a fatigued and stressed immune system.

Candida Albicans is single-celled, fungal yeast that is impossible to keep out of the body. We are born with it and it lives undetected in the intestines. Normally, it does no harm, because probiotics (good gut bacteria) like one called 'acidophilus' surround it and release chemicals which control it, keep it in check and so it remains in the intestines at a relatively low level. Occasionally, it can get into places where it can cause problems such as thrush. However when the gut bacteria is damaged, reduced or even destroyed by birth control pills, antibiotics, steroids or extreme stress, Candida can grow out of control.

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When this occurs, changing shape from a round single-celled organism into an elongated thread-like form called mycelia, it produces chemicals that can be toxic to the body and cause wide varieties of discomfort. The Candida grows through the gut, occupying space left by destroyed gut bacteria. The Candida filaments attach to the gut wall with hook-like projections, which can over time make the gut more porous, allowing larger molecules (colloids) that would not normally pass through into the blood stream. This and other factors can put a strain on the immune system, which over time becomes fatigued. This weakens the body's defenses to other problems. Sometimes this manifests itself in multiple skin problems, fatigue, listlessness, headaches and even migraines. Recurrent thrush is often seen and also a susceptibility to fungal nail infections and athlete's foot are common. We don't claim that Candida causes these problems but it may be a mitigating factor that is worth investigating personally.

Because Candida's cell wall is made largely of cellulose, The cellulase enzymes found in Yeastzyme digest the hyphal cell walls reducing the fungal load and promoting a return to normal levels, clearing the area for the repopulation of the gut with healthy bacteria. Also Yeastzyme supplies enzymes to break down the food stuffs the candida graves so helping to starve it. It is advisable to reduce sugars including alcohol, fruit juices to reduce nutrient supply, but doing this on its own is almost impossible. Yeastzyme can help in restricting the availability of sugars for the candida to use.

Once you have cleared some intestinal space of candida, it is then you should look to repopulate the area with the right probiotic healthy bacteria and also calm and soothe the gut. It is highly likely you would need to introduce a course of Ultimate Flora® Critical Care. This product not only supplies the 10 most beneficial lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria but also supplies them in an enterically-coated capsule, so they are released after they have passed the stomach acids. Many probiotic supplements released in the stomach and a high percentage of the bacteria which prefer alkaline conditions are destroyed by stomach acids.

Immune Function

If our immune system becomes weaker or chronically fatigued, then it is likely this can have a ‘knock on’ effect on our hormonal balance etc which can exacerbate symptoms particularly of skin conditions.

Ultimate Flora® Advanced Immunity has a number of key ingredients to help boost the immune system and to help increase immune function. It contains a beneficial probiotic which works to promote immune supporting healthy intestinal Flora, Epicor which supports lungs and respiratory system activating key immune cells to help protect from bugs and viruses. It also contains a natural antioxidant, Arabinogalactan, which is the key component of immune enhancing Echidnae.

So, while SkinMed's active creams offer great improvements and solutions to many skin conditions, for some, long term relief and even a lasting solution have been found only by addressing their ‘internal balance’.