Have you been experiencing major brain fog? Are you still plagued with acne, even now as an adult and have no clue why? Have you taken doses of Antibiotics or lived off the Standard American Diet?
If any of this strikes a cord with you than you may be experiencing Candida Overgrowth. It’s a common disease that can cause major complications. Within this article we’ll go over what it is, why it happens and what you can do it mitigate the problem!
What is Candida Infection?
No, Candida is not your friend with the unique name. It is far from being your friend. The said truth is that Candida is the cause of many health issues.
Candida Albicans exists all throughout your system. That’s right! Whether you have an overgrowth, or not, Candida will always live within your body. Now, before you try to run screaming from yourself, this is normal.
Candida exists as do many other “bad” bacteria within your gut, on your skin and throughout your system. Normally, this bacteria is kept at bay. Held back from complete lawlessness.
Yet, if you ingest antibiotics or Factory Farmed meat you may wipe out your good bacteria. The Candida then takes hold.
How Did This Happen To ME?!
This is a good question and deserves some solid explanation. We all face a majorly toxic environment every day. This is not to scare you out of leaving the house. It’s simply the truth.
Well, this toxic environment tends to have its effect on our bodies. Eventually, we become worn down and get sick. Because of this, we tend to run to the doctor.
Often times, what might seem to be a “sinus infection” or some “cold” is an immune response. Regardless, the doctor prescribes antibiotics to fix the problem.
This move by the medical establishment has been the downfall of our society. It causes ALL of our bacteria to die. This antibiotic epidemic decimates the micro-biome made up of trillions of the bacteria that inhabit our gut.
Fermented Food? What’s that?
We then, as a society, not only decimate our gut but neglect to put good bacteria into our system. As a Western Society we dreadfully neglect the need to ingest good bacteria.
Cultured foods are amiss and thus we face major complications. The “bad” bacteria grows from all of the bad food we eat. The “good” bacteria starve to death. We begin to have an “overgrowth” of bad bacteria.
How Do I know If I have Candida?
If you think you might have Candida or are looking for a home cure for yeast infection you can always commit to the spit test.
With the spit test you take a glass of water and spit in it every morning for six days. Each day, for 45 minutes, you check to see what your spit does. If it grows legs or sinks over those six days you have an overgrowth of Candida Albicans.
Well, this is a list of some of the major symptoms. This list is far from exhaustive.
- Brain Fog
- Irregularity in Bowel Movements
- Abdominal Pain
- Food Allergies
- Intense Sugar Cravings
- Regular Sinus Infections
- Crushing Fatigue
What Do I Do?
What is a Candida Cleanse, you might ask. The main thing would be to immediately implement a quality probiotic supplement. Then, next steps would be to significantly reduce sugar consumption. Ideally you would want to be below 20 grams of sugar consumed daily!
You can also take anti-fungal supplements. One would be to drink Pau ‘d Arco Tea. This tea is a tonic herb. This means that it is not toxic and can be consumed daily.
The name literally means “pull the bow.” Its history lies in Amazonian tribes using it for bow and arrow making. It would never grow mold or rot. It’s anti fungal, anti bacterial and anti viral properties make it a power house.
Feel free to try any of these suggestions and see how you feel. However, I must strongly suggest that you consult a licensed medical practitioner before making any changes to your diet or lifestyle.
Can you recommend anything that you’ve done to combat Candida? There are many programs and ways to stop this overgrowth. Please fill me in!