Happy Tuesday everybody!
Do you know what Candida is? It’s a yeast/fungal overgrowth that takes root in your body for a variety of reasons (I will explain), and can cause a multitude of health issues.
So, what causes Candida? Have you EVER taken antibiotics? Do you eat a lot of carbs/sugar? Do you consume a lot of alcohol? Do you have a lot of stress? Do you take oral contraceptives? Do you eat a lot of fermented foods? These are just some of the things that can cause Candida. Candida causes a yeast/fungal build up that kills the good flora in your tummy, causing health issues. Candida is often misdiagnosed too, so be aware of that.
How do you know you have a Candida overgrowth? Some symptoms could include: fibromyalgia, digestive issues, food allergies, IBS, migraines, skin disorders (psoriasis, eczema, acne), irritability, depression, mood swings, allergies, severe sugar cravings and more.
How can you find out for sure that you have an overgrowth? There is a written questionnaire that can tell you that there is a good chance you have a Candida issue (which I think is fairly accurate), or you can have your doctor test you via blood test, urine or stool sample for a definitive answer.
How do you treat Candida? A Candida Cleanse and a Candida Diet would both be extremely beneficial. Step AWAY from the sugar! Sugar feeds the yeast! Probiotics EVERY day! (You have to get the flora in your tummy working properly.) Some doctors recommend anti-fungal medications/supplements. Try to avoid fermented foods and cut back to almost no complex carbs.
These are just a few things that could help. Remember though, depending on your personal Candida issue, it could take months to get rid of it, but once you do, you’ll notice much improved health!
There is a ton of information out there on Candida by many different people, some famous (Dr. Oz, Dr. Mercola), and some not so famous, but it’s all great information to research and find what treatment might work best for you. If I can help, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Until next time! Have a Happy Healthy Day! 😀