People who are suffering from an overgrowth of Candida albicans often report “drunk like” symptoms such as foggy head and dizziness, so what is the reason behind this?
Candida albicans, like other yeast, produce alcohol as a waste product during a process called fermentation. When a person has yeast fermenting in their intestines or through out their body, then this alcohol released can produce a type of alcoholism for the sufferer.
This wouldn’t be enough alcohol to make someone legally drunk or even be measurable during a breath test, but it affects the brain of the person with the Candida overgrowth.
Candida, Alcohol, and Sugar Cravings
Not only does this low level alcohol produce a foggy brain and some dizziness, but it can be the key behind a person’s sugar cravings and addictions as well. Just like an alcoholic’s brain is addicted to grain alcohol, the Candida sufferer’s brain can become addicted to the alcohol produced by Candida yeast.
When the yeast cells in the body are being well feed with a lot of sugar, they are producing alcohol and the brain is happy, but when the yeast cells run out of sugar, they stop producing the alcohol, which then in turn causes the brain to withdrawal.
This is a complicated mechanism, but basically the brain has figured out that whenever lots of sugar is eaten, it feels good so it signals the body to consume more sugar to produce these good feelings again. This cycle feeds the yeast cells, which produces the alcohol, that satisfies the person’s brain.
In the end the person with Candida overgrowth doesn’t feel normal unless they are eating large quantities of sugar to feed the yeast, which produce the alcohol. This is how those with Candida have a type of alcoholism.
They need the Candida albicans and sugar for their brains to feel normal. When these people begin a Candida Diet, part of the reason the die off symptoms are so rough is because they are also withdrawing from a type of alcohol addiction.
If you have those drunk feelings and extreme sugar cravings then you might have Candida alcoholism. The best thing to do is to begin a Candida Diet Program which will break the cycle and allow you to function normally again.