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CANDIDA OVERGROWTH AFFECTS THE NERVOUS SYSTEM AND BRAIN
Much of our Serotonin is produced in the enterochromaffin cells of the small intestine although not yet proven to be associated with clinical depression candida overgrowth is well known for mood changes, as Candida takes over in the Gut it may hamper the production of Serotonin leading to lower levels available to the brain, controlling Candida Overgrowth has been shown to relieve depression in many cases, although not proven yet it is yet another reason to control your Candida Overgrowth and at least exclude it as a cause of your depression.
Candida Overgrowth and the resulting leaky gut syndrome may lead to the production and distribution of toxins that may affect the brain and nervous system it may also release metabolites that are toxic and interfere with biochemical processes.
A yeast cell may produce over 75 known toxic substances here are a few:
Canditoxin, injected into rats was shown to cause unsettled behavior, paralysis of the limbs and ultimately death.
Ethanol (alcohol) is known to cause fatigue, aggression, depression and toxicity.
Tartaric acid may compromise cellular energy production, and may be associated with the fatigue and cognitive problems (brain fog) that often accompany chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia it is also toxic to muscles and may cause muscle pain.
Arabinose is another yeast metabolite, and may play a role in hypoglycemia and protein dysfunctions.
Opiate mimics, partially digested molecules from dairy and wheat products such as casomorphine (from dairy products) and gluteomorphine/gliadorphine (from wheat and other grass seeds) may cross the blood brain barrier. They can act like morphine by interacting with the brain's opioid system , this is central to the regulation of cognition, pain perception, memory, blood pressure, sexual activity and some aspects of immune function.
Acetaldehyde (AH CH3CHO), is a nasty neurotoxin and another waste by-product of sugar fermentation caused by Candida overgrowth. It is said to promote damage to the brain structure and function through numerous pathways. AH may combine with red blood cells, proteins, enzymes, and other substances present in the gut or gut lining, and then travel through the bloodstream to reach the brain.
CANDIDA OVERGROWTH AND NERVIOUS SYSTEM DISORDERS
Neurotoxins may be involved in some types of seizures and where no other cause can be found surely every alternative should be considered especially non evasive ones.
Autism and Asperger's syndrome
If a leaky gut lets partially digested particles enter the bloodstream and evoke an immune response this may affect the nervous system this may contribute to some symptoms of autism.Other toxins may interact with the opioid system that is important in modulating perception, cognition, emotions, mood and behavior.