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CANDIDA

 

What is Candida?

 

Candida is a yeast that lives in small amounts in the mouth, intestines and on the skin.  When there are normal amounts it is not a problem, however, when it grows out of control causing an infection called candidiasis. Candida is the most common cause of fungal infections in humans.

 

What causes a Candida overgrowth?

 

  • Antibiotics use 

  • Diet high in sugar and carbs

  • High alcohol intake

  • Weak immune systems

  • Oral contraceptives

  • Diabetes

  • Stress

  • Nutrition Deficiency

  • Pregnancy

  • History of athlete’s foot, ringworm

 

Symptoms of Candida?

 

  • Sinus Infections

  • Digestive Issues

  • Mouth thrush (candidiasis)

  • Recurring Genital or Urinary Tract Infections

  • Joint Pain

  • Skin and Nail Infections

  • Tiredness/Fatigue

 

How is Candida Albicans treated?

 

The best way to treat a candida overgrowth is to treat the underlying cause.  Follow a diet that maintains the balance of good and bad bacteria in the gut, no refined sugars, avoid refined grains, no alcohol and avoid yeast.

 

How can I help?

 

I can help by finding the underlying cause, following a nutritional plan that helps maintain the balance of good and bad bacteria in the gut.