Autoimmune Thyroid Disease

An Unfortunate and Lengthy Adventure in Misdiagnosis

Candida and amines

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For those who are curious: no, candida yeasts do not produce significant quantities of amines. In fact, candida growth appears to be inhibited by putrescine and cadaverine, and serotonin. This is not surprising. We have been using yeasts and moulds to kill bacteria and vice versa for over a centuary now.

One more nail in the coffin for those alternative therapists who eagerly diagnose “a candida overgrowth” without any proof, for those of us who are actually experiencing the symptoms of food intolerance and/or intestinal dysbiosis caused by amine-producing bacteria.

Candida is the cholesterol of alternative medicine: it gets blamed for everything.


Written by alienrobotgirl

25 April, 2006 at 6:54 pm

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