Candida is a type of yeast that can invade our bodies, mostly the gastrointestinal tract, when our immune systems are compromised. Certain medications, prolonged antibiotic use, and specific health issues or dietary changes can lead to an imbalance of microbes in the body. It does not tend to cause problems when it is found in normal levels, however, an overgrowth of candida can potentially cause serious infections and disease. As a matter of fact, candida yeast is the most common cause of fungal infections in the world.
Traditionally in America, we make a visit to the doctor when we feel sick, and spend oodles of money for their diagnosis and eventual prescription of some form of antibiotic to destroy the bacteria that infested our body and made us feel that way. I say 'in America', because many other (healthier) countries take the time to understand, and open their minds up to alternative treatments as a way to proactively take control of their personal health. One thing about Americans is that we are very 'reactive' when it comes to most things, and personal health is certainly one of them.
Our bodies are filled with millions of bacteria, some of which are essential to life, while others cause disease and illness. The human digestive tract carries over 400 distinct microorganisms, making it possible to digest food, absorb nutrients, and fight off infections and disease. The number of microorganisms in the body far exceeds the number of tissue cells, making up nearly four pounds of body weight.