Was just curious. How many of you have had your apendix removed? I heard randomly of a study done recently of doctors thinking that the apendix is used by probiotics as a safe house. Whenever there is a huge problem, the ones in there will be fine and can regrow everything when neccisary. I know that my fungal infection either started or became far worse when I had mine removed.
I had, at one point pretty much gotten rid of all my fungal problems. (Yes, it's possible!) However, I stopped drinking Kombucha (probiotic drink) regularly at some point (moved away from a whole foods =( ) and it steadily came back. I was in denial that it was happening but find myself having to restart my routine of getting rid of it all again.
So! This leads me to believe that maybe this study has some weight behind it. If that's true, then I definitely have to feed myself pro-biotics on a extremely regular basis. Even if/when I get myself back to 100% again.
i still have mine, and it hasn't done a very good job at storing probiotics--the great Smokies tests showed there was hardly any left in my gut--and protecting me from intestinal infection/candida--this is my third time.
Theories are but toys for the mind...:-D
I still have mine also, but otoh, I also was never breast fed, so perhaps what should have gotten into my appendix early in life never did. However, I would bet not everyone who has had their appendix out (millions) has candida. That being said, I agree with you on the need to keep the good flora coming, or at least it seems key in my case.
Thanks for the responses guys. I guessed it wouldn't be everyone. Just was a curiosity. I know the reason each and every one of us has candida is completely different, which is why it's so darned hard to get rid of.
Yeah, lol! I have figured out only that "something" (some organ or body part or some disease state) is not working properly in anyyone who has candida, but that "something" seems unique to the individual. For me it is the liver.
Hey, I really liked reading Sans Sucre about not being breast fed. I was not breast fed either, unlike my sibblings, due to an allergic reaction on my skin. I would not be surprised if the house we lived in back then had lead plumbing.... which would have caused my reaction (heavy metals pass directly to the kid through breast feeding).
I am the only one in my family that has problems with candida, which started at age 7.