Posted 28 February 2008 - 06:14 PM
Thickthighs, this is a red hearing.There is NO candida, like they promote. I will post a Ton of info on all this.The diet can help IBS for other reasons."Its not "candida syndrome" and candida helps fight pathogens. The diet for candida however might help IBS."Another implicated source of food allergens is yeast, although a low yeast diet is not a recognized and validated diet. The usual yeast exclusion diet forbids a wide range of foods, including baked goods, milk products, commercial cereals and juices, meat products, B vitamin preparations, and foods containing added sugars. Thus, this diet excludes many of the foods to which IBS patients (and others) are intolerant. "This isn't even IBS researchers who are now looking at IBS with super high powerful miscroscopes and no overgrowth of candida. These are allergy people.There is no eveidence in IBS, in fact its already been ruled out as a cause back in 92People they actually test where they think they have this don't.Chronic CandidiasisUse: Treatment of a variety of ailments including allergy, irritable bowel, food allergy and intolerance, autoimmunity, arthritis and psychological conditions. Method: This approach is based on the concept that imbalance of gut flora results in overgrowth of Candida albicans within the gut. Release of fungal toxins results in a variety of symptoms including fatigue, arthritis, irritable bowel, food intolerance as well as psychological symptoms. These toxins weaken the immune system, predisposing to further symptoms from ingested foods and toxins. Treatment centres on dietary supplements, administration of antifungal drugs such as nystatin, and restriction of “Candida friendly” foods such as those containing sugars, yeast or molds. Evidence: Level II Comment: Candida is a normal gut organism, and immune responses (antibodies, cell mediated responses) to this organism are both expected and observed in healthy controls as well as those allegedly suffering from this condition. There is no evidence of overgrowth of Candida or altered immune responses to this organism in patients complaining of this syndrome. There is neither a scientific rationale nor published evidence that elimination of Candida with diets or anti-fungal therapy is useful for management.
Evidence, claims and counterclaimsThere are only two types of therapies for disease; those that have been proven to be effective, and those that are unproven. The plural of anecdote or testimonial is not good clinical evidence. The medical literature is littered with the corpses of treatments previously claimed or thought to be effective on theoretical grounds, later discarded as unproven when subjected to careful study.
ASCIA recommends against the use of unproven diagnostic treatments and treatmentsA multitude of tests have been proposed to detect “hidden allergies”, based on concepts of disease pathogenesis very different to those underlying Western medicine. These have no scientific rationale, and have not been shown to be reliable or reproducible when subjected to formal study. Not only are such tests unreliable in diagnosing allergic disease, they are also increasingly being promoted for the diagnosis and management of disorders for which no evidence of immune system involvement exists. ASCIA strongly advises against the use of these tests for diagnosis or to guide medical treatment. No Medicare rebate is available in Australia for these tests, and their use is not supported in New Zealand. If you kill the candida that IS SUPPOSE TO BE THERE naturally, you can open yourself up to other pathogens, because candida helps fight pathogens.There is a real candida infection in Immune compromized individuals such as aids and cancer.If you had real candida overgrowth in the colon which is rare you would be hospitalized.This might be keeping you from getting real effewctive treatments for IBS. Although the diet may help IBS it is also way to limiting.
I am not a doctor. All information I present is for educational purposes only and should not be subsituted for the advise of a qualified health care provider.
Please make sure you have your symptoms diagnosed by a medical practitioner or a doctor.