Gastrointestinal Candida colonisation promotes sensitisation against food antigens by affecting the mucosal barrier in mice
While this is a mouse study, there is much clinically to support the notion that altered gut microflora plays a large role in our systemic health. If you think about it, our physiology has spend tens of thousands of years developing a commensal relationship with the little buggers growing in our GI tracts.
Now, in a mere blip on the timeline, we have been handing out antibiotics like they’re candy to everyone with a sniffle or who even thinks they may have a sniffle. The resulting destruction of normal flora w/o replacement can truly be linked to a key role in our rising incidence of chronic diseases like certain cancers, neurological disorders, almost every GI disorder and autoimmune diseases.