Posted by Flash (18.104.22.168) on October 19, 2000 at 10:46:50:
In Reply to: Thanx posted by Miguel on October 19, 2000 at 08:59:36:
We all have candida in us, just like we all carry bacteria. It's too much that's the problem. Oral sex, among other things, may lead to ingestion of it, but exposure to it isn't the problem. The problems start when it is allowed to proliferate. I'd bet it even does us some good, when present in the correct quantities - just like bacteria.
Candida is also present in new born babies. I'm sure that candida is just something that is passed into everyones bodies from their mother at birth (and I imagine the mother was infecte in exactly the same way). Who knows when we first got infected? Candida infects all animals, we may even have evolved along with it. So don't view this as an infecion, any more than you'd view the good bacteria in your guts as an infecion. It's probably meant to be there. It's probably only since we started consuming antibiotics, that problems have occurred. Everything I've read indicates that this disease was born in the 80s, when antibiotic overprescription began.
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