Candida is a naturally occurring yeast fungus in our bodies. Like many of the moving parts of the body, there is balance that is just enough. Candida lives in many parts of the body, and its overgrowth can create problems. Candida thrives in the conventional American diet, feeding on yeast, sugars and starch. There are also major correlations between stress, environment and emotional negativity contributing to overgrowth symptoms. Candida takes over the stomach it can wear down the intestinal walls, and seep into the bloodstream causing the more serious symptoms. Symptoms of candida overgrowth can be thrush, vaginal yeast infections, gut problems, IBS, fogginess, food allergies, depression, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. There are even some reports that say candida is a precursor to cancer. Because of the typical diet and lifestyle, it could be that up to 90% of Americans have an overgrowth of candida.
Candida is a stubborn organism, and healing takes dedication and a variety of support systems. Fungal detoxes, diet changes and lifestyle changes are recommended. Because of the complex nature of candida growth and its effects, it is highly recommended to have a healthcare professional keep tabs on the healing process.
Foods for Healthy Bacteria
Foods that Feed Bacteria
Soda, Beer, Liquor
Greens and Veggies