Do you ever experience any of these health issues?
These are just some of the signs that you may have a fungal infection known as Candida.
Candida is a fungus found naturally in the body. It aids nutrient absorption and digestion. It is kept in check by our healthful intestinal bacteria, proper pH, proper diet, and a healthy immune system. When any of these factors are out of balance, Candida can overgrow and cause some pretty serious health issues.
In the digestive tract, Candida breaks down the walls of the intestinal lining, causing leaky gut syndrome, and penetrates into the bloodstream. This releases toxins into your system. The candida infection can migrate to other areas of the body, including the blood and membranes around the heart or brain, causing serious candida symptoms. This is referred to as invasive candidiasis.
When your body’s natural pH balance is upset, the candida yeasts can grow out of control, creating a systemic problem and unpleasant candida symptoms. This is a chronic health condition and can lead to food sensitivities, allergies, or intolerances to a variety of foods. These foods include dairy, eggs, corn, and gluten.
Candida tends to overgrow in an alkaline environment. This is one concern with antacids. They reduce acid and create a perfect breeding ground for yeast.
A diet high in refined carbohydrate supplies amply food to fuel this aggressive yeast. The yeast then, in turn, causes us to have cravings for more sugar, all in an effort to survive and spread. Patients with Diabetes have an increased risk of developing a Candida overgrowth due to higher than normal sugar in the body. A low sugar diet is of the utmost importance when dealing with a Candida overgrowth.
Sometimes, antibiotics are needed to fight a stubborn bacterial infection in your system. The problem with antibiotics, and with overusing them, is that they don’t just kill the bad bacteria, they kill the good ones, too.
The good bacteria in your system are responsible in part for digestion, elimination, immune health, and keeping candida under control. After a long course (or multiple courses over a short period), antibiotics can make your body a literal breeding ground for candida.
Good healthy intestinal bacteria, a balanced pH, a diet free of refined sugar, and a properly functioning immune system are essential when fighting this stubborn infection.
Candida creates a bio-film to protect itself from the immune system. This bio-film must be broken down to expose the yeast to treatment.
Easy at-home test for Candida overgrowth: Simply put a glass of water next to your bed at night. In the morning before rising, spit a mouth full of saliva on top of the water. Wait a few minutes and take a look. If the saliva sits on top of the water in bubbles you do not have an overgrowth. If the saliva sinks in strings you have a Candida overgrowth.
Candida Cleanse: There are many herbs and supplements that reduce Candida overgrowth and bring the body back into balance. These herbs and supplements, coupled with a low sugar, nutrient-dense diet, can work wonders.