A few key take-aways of Inflammation and Gastrointestinal Candida colonization

Some highlights from Inflammation and gastrointestinal Candida colonization by Carol A. Kumamoto (citation and link below)
  • A recent study supports the view that candida organisms that are found in the bloodstream of patients are identical to candida organisms found on the skin of the same patient. This supports the idea that candida can escape from the GI tract (where it typically becomes overgrown) and get into the bloodstream. (Kumamoto, pg. 1)

Why this matters: Candida spreads. It becomes systemic. It is when it becomes systemic that the body begins to experience things like joint pain, brain fog, or skin issues.


  • Candida colonization is associated with various diseases of the GI tract like Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, or gastric ulcers. The results of many studies reinforce and support each other in this conclusion. (Kumamoto, pgs. 2-3)

Why this matters: Inflammation and candida overgrowth can go hand in hand. There are tools to help take action against some of these conditions.


  • Antibiotics can act like inflammation in the GI tract, which messes with the bacterial balance and community. This disruption can allow candida albicans to colonize and grow. (Kumamoto, pg. 4)

Why this matters: We should all be wondering what the root of inflammation is in the GI tract, often leading to candida albicans overgrowth. If antibiotics can act as a trigger to this inflammation, we need to be proactive in restoring proper gut health.


What can be done: Skinny Up!® Yeast Redux has specifically been designed to combat candida yeast overgrowth. Our candida cleanse is designed with you GI tract in mind, along with the rest of your body to help to reduce inflammation* and to address the symptoms that underlying candida colonization can cause.


To read the entire study mentioned above, click here.

Kumamoto, Carol A. “Inflammation and Gastrointestinal Candida Colonization.” Current Opinion in Microbiology, U.S. National Library of Medicine, Aug. 2011, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3163673/?__hstc=223686340.13949cf0d7c9c22ed866581a17e0b022.1474416000111.1474416000113.1474416000114.2.

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