* DIET – FOODS *
* Malassezia ~ Food-Diet Questions & Lab Findings PT 1 *
Does Malassezia Feed on Sugar?
Is there any Relationship between Certain Foods and Malassezia?
These are some of the Questions i had not so far been able to answer
with absolute certainty throughout my several experimentations
some on a small and brief scale and some over several weeks or months.
Some of my Findings i have already published in Earlier Entries.
Some Previous Search regarding prescription medication for Malassezia
indicated that the medication worked by interfering with the utilisation
of Vitamin D (and Calcium?) that Malassezia needs or the formation
of its Cell, i have been unable to trace back that source again
but the information was neither clear nor very detailed.
Anyway there is enough material below at least for now…
Here i shall endeavour to make sense and deal with more questions
arising from some Researchers findings.
My Questions …unanswered… 😕
Q1: What does ‘Malassezia was unable to Ferment Sugars’
means in practical terms?
Q2: What are the Implications of Not Fermenting Sugars
for Malassezia or the ‘Patient’ in connection with Diet
Q3: How does Fermenting / Not Fermenting affect Malassezia
the ‘Major Components of the Cell Wall are Sugars ~70% ’
(similar Relationship to Water and Human Body)
The first part of this piece of information indicates clearly
Malassezia utilises Sugar–Protein–Lipids and certain Minerals
for the Construction of its Cell – and my guess is, most likely also
for a good Reserve to Impart to its Cloning Sisters
for their survival and initial development.
No doubt All these Elements are Readily Available
and Provided by our Bodies in several ways
i.e By Blood, and Digestive Track
From Mouth right through to Eliminating part of the Colon…
Digestion is Dependent on Digestive Juices
such as Produced by Pancreas and Gall Bladder
and Bacteria and Yeasts (Probiotics)
for the Breaking down of Foods to Category Elements.
If Malassezia is Part of them i have Not Seen mentioned anywhere
‘Malassezia unable to Fermenting Sugars’
means in the Lab /Petri Dish – (as Food?)
or in the Body – (as Part of the Digestive function?)
A few questions arising from the above may indicate whether Diet
and / or Specific Foods Could Directly affect Malassezia Provision
or whether- as I have been suspecting all along makes No difference:
Q4: How does Malassezia Obtain these Elements?
A) Directly from Consumed Foods – i e Digestive / Intestinal Canal
B) From Other Body Sources
such as Body Fluids, ie Male/ Female Genitals
C) From Blood
D) Already Processed Readily Available Elements in Faecal matter.
E) Does it Obtain
1) For Itself/Constuction, Survival etc from A – B – D
2) For Cloning Provisions from Blood (- C)
3) Uses Blood (-C ) only for Cloning.
A) – Malassezia Fermentation Ability
would be required for a complex extraction/utilisation process
B) and D) – Would Explain
1) It’s Constant and Persistent Presence
and In and Out Traffic in Both these Areas
2) A and D would also mean that Individual Foods
and/or Specific Diets may have an Impact
on its Condition and Ability to Complete its Cycle
should those Elements be Provided
While in case C
It would make No Difference to either Diet or Individual
or Groups of Foods, since the Body Processes All Foods
and Converts them into a Variety of Elements
Contained in the Blood
My Personal inclination is leaning towards:
1) Utilises Nutrients as in (D) – in Fecal matter
2) Blood (C) for Cloning
In Either case
1) A Variety of Elements are available
2) No Specific Diet or Foods make any Difference
I guess we ll have to wait for Professional Research
to Discover and Eventually let us know
In the meantime Personal Experimentation
with what works even if Temporarily
-Remembering the Entire Body Health is More Important Long Term-
is the way i go about.
One Observation i have witnessed Consistently
since i started my Malassezia Blogs
is that After the Christmas Holiday Season
The Number of Visits in All of them climb to Quadruple!
…and they are not spam!
I believe it is not coincidental but as a result of systematic over-Indulgence
during the entire holiday season with so many culinary temptations around
that eventually bares some Impact on Malassezia also Feasting its way
and People experiencing either a Surprise Start-Up for the Susceptible
or Bad Flare – Up for those already suffering from the affliction
This is the ONE OVERALL Aspect in regards to Diet and Foods
that i have seen as Making a Difference
as i have already mentioned in the Entry
There is one more i have also observed during ‘On – Off ’ times
but Cannot Substantiate and it is that Dairy and Mushrooms
Provide either directly Calcium or via Vitamin D related
connection/conversion to Calcium which Malassezia needs
to Build its hard Cell – (when it turns to the Crystalline Hyphae Form)
Malassezia Diet – Foods Entries in Order: