Is candida yeast linked to ADHD and Autism?

Many children with ADHD and Autism have had a history of ear infections with a lot of antibiotic use. When antibiotics are used to kill a bacterial infection, the good and bad bacteria are both destroyed resulting in a condition called intestinal dysbiosis. This is when the intestinal gut has an overgrowth of yeast.

The lining of the intestinal gut wall is damaged and holes are created due to the absence of good bacteria. The lining becomes permeable resulting in a condition called permeable gut syndrome (or leaky gut syndrome).

Food molecules and other waste materials are absorbed through this compromised intestinal gut lining creating havoc in the bloodstream and body.  The body responds by triggering allergies.

Toxic chemicals called acetylaldehydes are produced when candida yeast either grows or dies. These chemicals interfere with proper brain function.  Two major symptoms of candida infection are poor memory and lack of concentration.

Some other candida-related symptoms include: slow reflexes, depression, lethargy and apathy, decreased mental energy, anxiety, fatigue, obsessive-compulsive disorder, PMS and breast swelling/tenderness in women, headaches, memory loss, hives, seborrhoea, psoriasis, skin rashes, diarrhea, constipation, bloating, nasal congestion, sinusitis, infertility, prostatitis, pelvic pain, loss of libido, arthritis, Crohn’s disease, hypoglycemia, schizophrenia, anorexia nervosa, lupus, hyperactivity, behaviour and learning problems.

Whole foods are more important than supplements

Studies show that nutrients are more effective when they are combined with other substances in the foods – they actually work in synergy with each other. In vitamins and supplements, chemicals are often used to isolate nutrients and abstract them from foods to use in the supplement. Even though Kathy focuses on whole foods for optimal health, she recognizes that supplements may be needed in some cases, where the body’s system is depleted or very deficient in nutrients. She can then recommend reputable brand names of natural supplements which are made locally


Kathy’s recommendations are for supporting the body nutritionally and helping the body normalize itself according to it’s present needs. She does not ‘diagnose’ or ‘treat’ disease.

Contact Kathy to find out how to improve your health and quality of life.