What causes yeast (Candida) sensitivity?
Yeast sensitivity is caused by an overgrowth of yeast, primarily in the colon, which is the large intestine. Our body has normal autocthonous, commensal bacteria which live within us in a symbiotic, friendly, relationship. These normal bacteria exist within the large intestine and within the oral pharynx. Additionally, in women, they are found in the vagina. These bacteria provide a barrier on the mucosal lining of these various tissues, preventing abnormal bacteria and yeast from entering the system.