Of the many types and strains of yeast, Candida albicans (responsible for candidiasis i.e. yeast infections) and Saccharomyces cerevisiae (responsible for bread, beer and other fermented foods) are most significant to your health.
Fermentation is a very common – and ancient – method of processing food. bread and beer are the most well know examples in the western world.
Many people find that they become tired after drinking beer or wine. You may laugh, but I’m not talking about dozens of drinks. Just a single drink makes some people sleepy, yet they can drink spirits such as gin or vodka.
The most common strain of yeast used in baking and brewing is Saccharomyces cerevisiae, although other strains are also used. Originally, this type of yeast may have been derived from grape skins, on which yeast naturally grows.
The term fermentation does not always involve yeast.
Another form of fermentation is lactic acid fermentation. For example, yogurt involves bacteria not yeast.
Fermenting tea is not microbial at all in most cases – it simply means that the tea has been oxidized.
Candidiasis is the medical term for a yeast infection. It can occur in any area of the body, especially exposed and moist parts of the body.
Common types, include:
- Thrush – a yeast infection in the mouth – visible as white patches.
- Esophagitis – thrush that spreads to the esophagus.
- Bloodstream – a very serious but rare condition
Treatment is typically with antimycotics (antifungal drugs).
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