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You might be wondering, “What on earth is Candida?” Candida is a fungus, which is a form of yeast, a very small amount of which lives in your mouth and intestines. Its job is to aid with digestion and nutrient absorption but, when it is overproduced it breaks down the wall of the intestine and penetrates the bloodstream, releasing toxic byproducts into your body and causing leaky gut. This can lead to many different health problems ranging from digestive issues to depression. How do you get Candida overgrowth? The healthy or ‘good’ bacteria in your gut typically keeps your Candida levels in check. However, the Candida population can get out of hand if a round of antibiotics kill too many of those friendly bacteria, you have a diet high in refined carbohydrates and sugar (which feed the yeast), high alcohol intake, are taking oral contraceptives or any number of other factors including a high-stress lifestyle. Even a diet high in beneficial fermented foods like Kombucha, sauerkraut and pickles, can feed Candida causing an overgrowth. 10 Common Candida Symptoms 1. Skin and nail fungal infections such as athlete’s foot, ringworm, and toenail fungus 2. Feeling tired and worn down or suffering from chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia 3. Digestive issues such as bloating, constipation, or diarrhea 4. Autoimmune disease such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Lupus, Psoriasis, Scleroderma or Multiple sclerosis 5. Difficulty concentrating, poor memory, lack of focus, ADD, ADHD and brain fog 6. Skin issues such as eczema, psoriasis, hives, and rashes 7. Irritability, mood swings, anxiety, or depression 8. Vaginal infections , urinary tract infections, rectal itching or vaginal itching 9. Severe seasonal allergies or itchy ears 10. Strong sugar and refined carbohydrate cravings
i just got told I'm allergic to Yeast. I've cut it out over the last week and i don't get bloated etc as much. Maybe it will take a while?
@nokcha After running across this article there are some issues I'd like to discuss with my doctor.
Have you had any success with combating it? I have actually never heard of this before!