Updated 2/24/2021 by Dan Jackowiak NC, HHP
Could acidosis be the cause of yeast infections? From 2003 to 2006 I had the opportunity to work with quite a few people in regards to their yeast infection treatment. Most have gotten well following my plan but some haven't. All of them achieved marked improvement in their symptoms and the way they felt. This lead me to do some research into a possible link to yeast infections.
I have come to believe it is part of it, as this condition affects quite a few people whether the yeast infection is a simple reoccurring vaginal infection or a systemic yeast infection. High acid levels are also a common link as pertaining to all the diseases found on the systemic yeast infection page and more.
Many people suggest acidosis is a by-product or the result of disease. But what if it was the other way around? What if some doctors and scientists are correct and high acid levels are a part of the cause? The Japanese for example have been treating diabetes with great success since the 50's by treating high acid levels first, and not trying to control the blood sugar levels through medication.
This medical study suggest that maintaining the proper ph is essential to maintain homeostasis in humans, especially when it comes to the kidneys and digestive tract.
The pages below are reports on my findings.
Is yeast infection acidic or alkaline?
Increased alkalinity in the vagina promotes the growth of yeast and bad bacteria infections. Alkaline environments also are more oxygenated than acidic environments and Candida yeast prefers oxygen for growth. Studies have shown that it has the ability to double its population in this environment in 2 hours while in a low oxygen environment it takes 20 hours.
What is the pH level of yeast?
The pH of developing Candida yeast hyphae runs 6.7 to 6.8. Once these hyphae are developed, the pH drops to an average of 6.4.
Can yeast grow in an acidic environment?
Yes, Candida yeast grows in a ph range of 2.5 to 8.0. However, in the intestine, lactic acid producing bacteria help to keep it under control.
NOTE: Acidity is not the common cause of yeast infections. Matter of fact, Candida yeast can live in a pH environment of 2.5 to 8.0 and that about covers all possible extremes of the human body. Now this doesn't mean maintaining normal ph levels are not important because they are. Many other diseases are caused by being over acidic, which leads to oxygen starvation at the cellular level. However, high alkalinity actually promotes candida yeast over growth so what you want, is to maintain a neutral pH.
Do you have any questions about acidosis or yeast infections in general? Ask your question here or contact us using the contact page of this website. It is also always a good idea to talk to your doctor as well.
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