Have you ever wondered why you always feel so oddly depressed, anxious, and restless whenever you suffer from fungal infections? The answer to this puzzle is quite simple: our mental well-being is inextricably linked to our gastrointestinal health. What most people don’t know is that depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and a host of other mental illness ranging from autism to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can be caused by an imbalance of gut microbes, such as fungi and so-called “bad” bacteria.
Candida, a persistent, yeastlike fungus which typically takes over our colons, hampers the body’s absorption of essential nutrients. An intestinal system infected by fungi, harmful bacteria, and parasites cannot assimilate and process many of the vitamins we need, most notable of which are B vitamins, a class of water-soluble vitamins which are essential to cell metabolism and proper brain function. Moreover, since candida also affects the intestinal wall, toxic byproducts may also get discharged from the colon and into our bloodstreams. As candida goes through the bloodstream, the body begins to age, ache, and develop allergies and other issues, all of which fuel depression.
Candida also affects and inhibits the production of serotonin and dopamine, crucial neurotransmitters that regulate a person’s mood. An absence of these neurotransmitters can lead to depression, anxiety, restlessness, and other mental health problems.
Nowadays, most people – not only those suffering from depressive disorders – suffer from an overgrowth of candida in their bodies. To prevent gastrointestinal and mental health problems from further developing, it’s best to eradicate the cause of the problem early on. Detoxification of the body, when successfully done, can lead to better overall health.