God damn it! Do you feel sluggish again? Tired, slow or suffer from brain fog? Maybe it feels like you are going to be depressed... Either way, this may be one of the common infections people suffer from in modern age. Candida Albicans. The scientific name for a "yeast infection overgrowth", in the body.
This common yeast is supposed to live in limited supply in your body. It is healthy. It lives in various parts of the body, but mostly in areas with mucus membranes.
Mucous Membrane Areas Include:
- Intestines (gut)
- Genitals, (most commonly known as a "yeast infection")
- Among others
When the fungus organism lives in the body within normal levels, it is good for you. It has a friendly purpose in the body and helps to eliminate bad bacteria, cleanse your intestines. It actually makes you healthy.
The problem arises when you get too much of a good thing, how annoying right. I wish candida could be more like money or likes on Facebook or something... Something that is more fun to have an abundance of. If you get too much candida yeast growing it can cause many negative health issues.
Common Candida Overgrowth Symptoms:
- Nail Fungus
- Brain lesions
- Strange emotional imbalances
- Diaper Rash
- Athlete's foot
- And many more...
How to Kill Candida
If you are happily walking around feeling awesome, odds are your candida is under control. Your yeast in the body is at a healthy balance and you most likely don't feel funny. Like I said, if it grows out of control, it is hard to manage.
If and when you reach a stage of candida overgrowth you'll need to start killing the candida. The #1 recommendtation, besides Yeast Infection No More or anti-fungal creams, the most common method is to avoid eating foods that feed the yeast. Simple, right? Not quite.
Is it enough to eat things that kill the candida? Not really. Unfortunately, you also need to re-build your immune system, kill the candida with your diet and keep your health in check through managing diet, exercise, sleep, environment and more.
The best and easiest way to get rid of the candida is through proper dietary changes. This means eliminating foods such as sugar. Sugar feeds yeast like nothing else and is the top culprit for MOST people. Are there exceptions? Of course! The biggest challenge for most people will be to cut out most forms of sugar for at least 3 months, but preferably up to 6 months!
A few tips and foods to avoid are things that include obvious sugars such as, crackers, biscuits, chips, soda, bread, pasta, condiments, sugary sauces, pre-made juices etc. On top of that, try to cut out things with excess yeast or fungus. Even peanuts can be a culprit (it contains fungus), so watch your diet closely. Need some tips on a good starting diet? Check out the free guide on the home page of the site.
- Recommended Reading: What Is Candida? A Simple Yeast Infection Guide 101
In the video below: Dr. Robert Morse discusses how to get rid of Candida, what causes it, and how fruit IS NOT the problem. Candida is a sugar metabolism problem that is exacerbated by weak adrenal glands, a dirty lymph system, sulfur, and eating fermented foods and complex sugars - not fruit sugars.
I have personally noticed that eating lots of fruits hasn't bothered me too much. I however, decided to cut them out during my 45 day cleanse, just to be safe. It is however, nice to hear another opinion. Don't follow everything blindly, take information from many sources.
It's usually not enough to simply change your diet by cutting out simple sugars and yeast. You also really need to have a look at your stress levels and cortisol. Cortisol is a stress hormone. Having stress and elevated levels of cortisol can cause a series of health issues, including overgrowth of candida yeast. One of the biggest fighters and best ways to kill candida overgrowth is sleep and a stress free day to day environment.
If your mind and body is at peace it will be easier for the body to balance itself. Take a look at this quick video to hear a bit about stress and candida. It's worth 2 minutes.
More often than not it is not just ONE thing that completely kills candida. You will need to do various things in order to benefit the most. You certainly will need to adress more than one area of candida in order to completely alleviate the symptoms of the overgrowth. But the first step is to change up your diet, get some rest and make positive changes to your overall lifestyle. Most people will clear up a lot of problems with JUST these TWO small changes, even though they can feel overwhelming, it's a good start. I'd also advice to only drink water, or as much water as possible for the next 6 months. Keep hydrated, that's a freebie.
- Recommended Reading: Cure Candida Naturally - A Free Guide