What Causes Obesity

Growth of Candida in the digestive tract has a number of unpleasant effects, and it may even be what causes obesity in many people! There is a strong association between obesity and a number of skin problems, including Candidiasis ¹.

This isn't a coincidence!


Most people think that you gain weight simply by overeating, but this isn't always true. Some people can't seem to lose weight no matter how well they eat, and are plagued by food cravings and digestive problems.

I recently learned that their weight problems may well be caused by an infection of Candida albicans in the digestive tract.

Gastrointestinal Problems Associated With Candida Albicans

Researchers have found that problems with Candida albicans in the stomach probably are part of the cause of several serious gastrointestinal diseases, including Crohn's disease and other inflammatory bowel syndromes ². It may even be what causes obesity.

Candida also appears to make intestinal ulcers worse in rats and keep the ulcers from healing ³. Rats aren't very different from humans when it comes down to digestion.

So what does this all have to do with what causes obesity? We tend to think of intestinal problems as keeping people from eating, which doesn't sound like it would cause obesity.

However, Crohn's disease and ulcers can result in something called "leaky gut syndrome", also known as increased intestinal permeability.

It is just what it sounds like: when there are holes in your digestive tract, whatever is in there can come out and go directly into the bloodstream and elsewhere in the body.

How Leaky Gut Syndrome Affects You

Leaky gut syndrome has been linked to skin problems (no surprise, since Candida albicans also causes skin problems), food allergies , depression , autism , and heart disease .

All of this can potentially be caused by Candida albicans in the digestive tract! Leaky gut may also be what causes obesity in many people—no wonder, given the long list of other problems it can cause.

The way leaky gut syndrome causes obesity is that it creates food allergies or sensitivities. Injecting Candida albicans into mice can cause changes in the lining of the digestive tract to cause food sensitivities .

Food allergies and sensitivities can cause unpleasant stomach problems, like cravings and indigestion, and more systematic problems like skin troubles or inflammation.

More to the point, if your digestive system is leaking, you won't feel full after a meal, and with food sensitivities you may have trouble eating a regular, healthy diet.

And to think that what causes obesity may just be Candida albicans, treatable with a simple, natural treatment. If you've been struggling with obesity and don't know what to try next, do yourself a favor and try an inexpensive, natural option.


Candida albicans can cause a variety of serious medical problems: leaky gut syndrome, ulcers, and other inflammatory bowel disorders. You'd think that you would have heard of this possible cause of all those diseases. However most doctors don't believe that Candida can be what causes obesity.

The problem is that doctors often treat symptoms rather than searching for the underlying cause of an illness. We've heard of Crohn's disease or food allergies or obesity, so we tend to assume they're illnesses that exist alone, without any other cause. Doctors have the same problem.

Do yourself a favor and do your own research. There are suggested books at the end of this page, full of information about leaky gut syndrome, Candida albicans, and obesity.

Once you've done your research you will want to try this natural treatment for Candidiasis since it may be what causes obesity for you. It may be all that's standing in your way for a healthy weight.

Recommended Reading

These books go into more depth on what causes obesity. If you or a loved one is afflicted, educate yourself as much as you can.

It is up to you to take control of your health. The medical establishment is more concerned with making money than any one patients outcome. It's sad but true.

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  • Mercola, Joseph, M.D. (2008) Total Health. eBook. Download Now!
  • Dr. Mercola's book is not just about what causes obesity, it is about Taking Control of Your Health. His program does help you shed excess pounds - it also shows you how to prevent disease, increase your energy, manage your stress and emotions as well as experiencing optimal health. I have been a follower of Dr. Mercola for years and recommend his programs to all of my friends.

Hardcover and Paperback Books

  • Crook, William G. MD (1999) The Yeast Connection Handbook. Square One Publishers. ISBN-0757000606

    The Yeast Connection Handbook is a great resource for anyone who wants to learn about yeast-related problems. The book is comprehensive, not only discussing a wide range of health disorders, but also addressing a wide range of sufferers, including men, women, and children.

    Most important, this book provides a step-by-step program that effectively relieves health problems through dietary changes, nutritional supplements, medication, and simple lifestyle changes. If you've been looking for a solution to your yeast-related problem, The Yeast Connection Handbook provides the information you need to take charge of your health.

  • Hemway, Francine (2006) Beauty and the Yeast Beast. Self Published. ISBN-0978623401

    Francine, who calls herself the "Candida Queen", was heavy all of her life. When she was closing in on 50, she learned she had a Candida overgrowth. Within 14 months she lost 186 pounds. If you follow her program, you too can succeed with your weight loss program. 

  • Lipski, Elizabeth (1998) Leaky Gut Syndrome. McGraw-Hill. ISBN-0879838248

    Candida overgrowth causes Leaky Gut Syndrome. Leaky Gut Syndrome causes many of the symptoms of Candida overgrowth -- including malnutrition which can lead to overeating. See for yourself what causes obesity. 

    Understanding leaky gut syndrome can help you achieve optimal health and regain your optimal weight. 

  • Martin, Jeanne Marie (2000) Complete Candida Yeast Guidebook. Three Rivers Press. ISBN-0761527400

    One of the most comprehensive book on Candida ever written. The book's first half is a thorough and in-depth discussion of the underlying causes of Candida. It lists conditions related to Candida as well as a treatment program. The second half of the book covers the Candida Diet and includes more than 200 recipes.


  1. Hahler, B. (June 2006). "An overview of dermatological conditions commonly associated with the obese patient". Ostomy Wound Manage 52(6): 34-36. [Abstract]

  2. Pineton de Chambrun, G., et al. (July 2008). "Pathogenic agents in inflammatory bowel diseases". Curr Opin Gastroenterol 24(4): 440-447. [Abstract]

  3. Nakamura, T., et al. (May 2007). "Candida albicans aggravates duodenal ulcer perforation induced by administration of cysteamine in rats". Gastroenterol Hepatol 22(5): 749-756. [Abstract]

  4. Hauk, P. J. (May 2008). "The role of food allergy in atopic dermatitis". Curr Allergy Asthma Rep 8(3): 188-194. [Abstract]

  5. Maes, M. (February 2008). "The gut-brain barrier in major depression: intestinal mucosal dysfunction with an increased translocation of LPS from gram negative enterobacteria (leaky gut) plays a role in the inflammatory pathophysiology of depression". Neuro Endocrinol Lett 29(1): 117-124. [Abstract]

  6. White, J. F. (June 2003). "Intestinal pathophysiology in autism". Exp Biol Med 228(6): 639-649. [Abstract]

  7. Krack, A. (November 2005). "The importance of the gastrointestinal system in the pathogenesis of heart failure". Eur Heart J 26(22): 2368-2374. [Abstract]

  8. Yamaguchi, N., et al. (July 2006). "Gastrointestinal Candida colonisation promotes sensitisation against food antigens by affecting the mucosal barrier in mice". Gut 55(7): 954-960. [Abstract]

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