candida overview

Candida is a type of yeast/fungal organism that naturally lives in your intestines. When healthy friendly bacteria are out of balance, yeast takes over causing all sorts of Candida symptoms namely inflammations that can literally occur anywhere in the body.

Technically what is happening in your body is the release of Candida byproducts such as acetaldehyde, uric acid or an excessive gut flora.

Acetaldehyde is a powerful neurotoxin and responsible for your chronic headaches and brain fog. Uric acid build up on the other hand can cause constant joint pain. Excessive gut flora might very well be to blame for your digestive problems, food intolerances, yeast infections and oral thrush.

While the vaginal Candida yeast infection is very common in women, that’s not the only form of yeast infection out there. Other very common forms of Candida yeast infections include athlete’s foot, ringworm, oral thrush and other fungal skin irritations which can affect anyone.

What causes Candida overgrowth?
Eating a high sugar diet

Your eating habits alone can be the cause of your symptoms. Modern mass production of food has filled store shelves full of processed foods that contain high amounts of sugar. This is taking its toll on your health and is the leading cause of Candida symptoms.

Antibiotics

Although their intent is to cure people from various illnesses, they are packed with serious side effects that weaken your immune system killing not only the bad bacteria, but also the good ones.

Long period of stress

Stress destroys your body from within and is one of the major causes of disease in today’s society. As stress raises your blood sugar levels, your body begins to weaken making it easy for Candida overgrowth to take over.

Check out what typical Candida symptoms look like to see whether you might be affected. Then I’ll show you how to get rid of Candida by following a low carb diet. It will be fun I promise 😉