Yeasts can make us very sick. One such example is the well-known yeast Candida albicans. Due to its high prevalence rate, doctors and patients have become “accustomed” to the fact that “almost everyone has fungi”.
This, too, harbours the further danger of trivialising fungal infections.
In case of yeast fungi, which are often only known under the name “Candida”, a distinction must be made between pathogenic yeasts and harmless food yeasts. Within the genus “Candida”, only a few species are pathogenic, the yeast Candida albicans is one of them.
Incomprehensive or non-existent treatments of infections with pathogenic yeasts are favoured by many chronic diseases, which could be avoided with treatment in early stages. The consequences of not receiving treatment also include an increase in serious and expensive chronic diseases and a burden on the medical care system.
Already since the beginning of the 19th century, medicine researched the connection between many diseases and infections by pathogenic yeasts. Noted physicians and scientists published a wealth of studies and individual case narratives until the middle of the last century. (A compilation of world literature up to the 1990s can be found in Schirren, Carl (2004), The Development of Mycology in Hamburg using the example of H. C. Plaut and H. Rieth, Folia Dermatologica 2, Hamburg, open publication.
The fact, that the microbiological courses offered by universities have been increasingly scarce for decades, has further contributed to the misjudgement and, at the same time, to the spread of Candida infections.
In spite of long established findings and the great importance of these dangerous infections, these pathogens no longer play a major role in the medical care of all disciplines. The Internet often testifies to pseudo-specialist knowledge, which is disseminated against medically proven findings. Due to a lack of training and knowledge, there is hardly any research done in this field today. In this respect, scientific activities are quite a rarity. Conventional guidelines on the medical basics of mycology call for the gaps in education to be closed for the benefit of patients.
The Normamed method is used to search thoroughly and systematically for pathogenic yeasts in particular using reliable findings (the basis of which is also the research work of Prof. Dr. Dr. H. H. Rieth †, University Clinic Hamburg Eppendorf, photo from 1974).
They can basically be treated well – if you know how and if you have established beforehand which pathogen it is and where it has settled in the body. This requires special systematics and care.