Eezehealth Newsletter

JUNE 2007

In This Issue
Food Allergies, Yeast Infections and the Immune System
Hi there! Welcome to our June 2007 Newsletter! I hope that you will find the tips and information in the newsletter helpfull and interesting. Feel free to ask any questions on Candida related problems, or if you would like to see a specific article in the newsletter. Request topic via email and I will gladly try and publish it as soon as possible. Osone drops can now be ordered on Products page. SEE SMS competition on the Webpage!   

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Food Allergies, Yeast Infections and the Immune System


Does it appear that these three medical issues have nothing in common? We know what all three of these conditions are, but how can they have anything in common? In fact, medical research indicates that they do share common elements; both food allergies and yeast infections are connected to your immune system.


Normally, your immune system serves as your body's defense system against foreign, harmful substances called antigens. Most of the time your immune system quietly and efficiently does its job without notice. However, in some people, the immune system overreacts to different kinds of antigens, called allergens. The result of this overreaction is an allergic reaction. You may be allergic to only one substance, like peanuts, or you may be allergic to many substances like grass, pollen and ragweed. Treating allergies is uncomplicated, once your physician has determined the substance that is causing your allergic reaction. Medications like antihistamines and the prescription drug Cromolyn that is used with an inhaler are frequently prescribed for allergies. If these two medications do not improve your allergic reaction, your physician can prescribe a corticosteroid like prednisone via a nasal spray or tablets. Corticosteroids have many unpleasant side effects, some of which can be serious; they are used as a last resort in treating allergies.


Allergic reactions to specific foods and groups foods such as peanuts, fish, milk, shellfish, wheat, soybeans and eggs range from mild to life threatening. Mild symptoms include itching of the mouth, hives, eczema and a runny nose. Severe, potentially fatal symptoms include a rash all over the body, and swelling of the throat and airways that makes breathing very difficult; this is called an anaphylactic reaction that requires immediate treatment with strong doses of antihistamines to prevent death by asphyxiation.


A yeast infection of the mouth, vagina, skin, eyes and internal organs is caused by an overgrowth of the fungus candida albicans. This fungus is usually harmless, residing in the intestines, mouth and vagina - all warm, moist environments. However, some medications and medical conditions can cause excessive growth of candida, resulting in a yeast infection, also called Candidiasis. The infection is treated with antifungal medications. Candidiasis is considered an "infection of opportunity" in that it attacks the body when the immune system is weakened by conditions like cancer, AIDS, diabetes, lupus, and fibromyalgia.


One of the medications that can result in a candida overgrowth is corticosteroids. If you are using this medication to control serious food allergies, you are at risk for developing Candidiasis in or on various points of your body. Here, then, is the connection between yeast infections and food allergies; both involve changes in your immune system. In food allergies, your immune system goes into "overdrive" when you eat specific foods, causing an allergic reaction. At the other extreme, Candidiasis attacks your body when your immune system is weakened by a medical condition or by using certain medications like corticosteroids and antibiotics. There is no direct causal link here; food allergies do not cause yeast infections and vice versa. However, both conditions involve your immune system in some way. If you must use corticosteroids to control a severe food allergy, you are more inclined to develop Candidiasis. Physicians call this an iatrogenic condition, meaning that your yeast infection is caused by medical treatment for another syndrome or illness. Thus, a yeast infection that is caused by medication that treats your food allergy is an iatrogenic condition. If you are taking corticosteroids and have a history of developing iatrogenic yeast infections, your physician can prescribe an antifungal medication for you to take along with the steroid. Steroids should only be used short-term due to troublesome side effects; the antifungal medication will prevent you from developing Candidiasis.

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