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What is candida yeast?

What is candida yeast?

Type of yeast: Candida is the scientific name for a group of yeasts. There are sub types like albicans, glabrata and more. Yeasts are a type of fungus. So in other words, candida is a type of fungus as opposed to bacteria/viruses.Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Fingernails (Definition)

Fingernails are the hard coverings at the end of fingertips. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. they function to protect the fingertip and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good hand hygiene and nail care is important to prevent bacterial ...Read more


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Can yeast triger asthmas?

Can yeast triger asthmas?

Asthma: Yeast is a very vague term. People allergic to mold in the environment can have asthma triggered by them. There is a mold related allergic reaction that can occur resembling asthma called abpa but it is very rare. So not sure where is the yeast you are inquiring about. ...Read more

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Brewers yeast is good for?

Brewing yeast: I would guess...Mostly brewing yeast...There is some speculation that it can help stabilize lipid levels...Check with your primary care doc before you try it.. ...Read more

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Benefits/risks of red yeast?

Lowers cholesterol: Red yeast rice is natural "statin" that lowers cholesterol. It can be an effective treatment for those with mildly elevated cholesterol. Typically higher levels of cholesterol will require a prescription drug to achieve optimal control. Of course diet is very important in all cases. A low fat diet is key to lowering cholesterol. ...Read more

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Does seagrams have yeast in it?

Does seagrams have yeast in it?

Seagrams : There is a small amount of yeast in all malted beverages, including Seagrams's. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of brewer's yeast ?

Several: Brewer's yeast is a rich source of minerals -- particularly chromium, an essential trace mineral that helps the body maintain normal blood sugar levels; selenium; protein; and the b-complex vitamins. See http://www.Umm.Edu/altmed/articles/brewers-yeast-000288.Htm. ...Read more

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Can condoms cause yeast?

No: Yeast overgrowth occurs from either infection or other medical conditions that change the usual ph of the area affected. ...Read more

Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...Read more


Candida (Definition)

Is a type of fungus which normally lives in small amounts on mucus membranes. An overgrowth of candida in the mouth produces a condition called 'thrush'. This is often triggered ...Read more