Candida Albicans is a form of yeast commonly found in the human body in the mouth and gastrointestinal tract. Most people experience no ill effects from the presence of the yeast as it actually plays a vital role in the system by keeping harmful bacteria in check within the system.
While the Candida Albicans yeast plays a vital role in the balance of the human system so also does the good bacteria like Acidophilus, Lactobacillus and Bifidus which helps hold the yeast in balance and prevents yeast overgrowth.
Yeast overgrowth can occur when the opportunistic Candida Albicans is allowed to grow unchecked and can cause symptoms ranging from headaches, fatigue, and joint aches to gastrointestinal problems and even depression in some reports.
A common reason for Candida Albicans to grow unchecked is damage to the body's good bacteria which can occur from the use of birth control pills, antibiotics, chemotherapy, or even a diet high is processed and refined foods. These all have an effect on the good bacteria in the system effectively killing off the beneficial bacteria and allowing the Candida Albicans yeast to grow unchecked.
Severe cases of yeast overgrowth are known as Candidiasis or Candida Infection and can be deadly for immuno-compromised individuals.
A Candida Diet or yeast free diet along with probiotic supplements to replace the beneficial bacteria has been known to reduce or eliminate symptoms of yeast overgrowth from Candida Albicans. Visit the yeast free foods page for more specific information on the approved yeast diet guidelines.
For additional information on Candida Albicans and Candidiasis visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candidiasis.