Help my gut!
WHAT IS A CANDIDA INFECTION?
Candida is a yeast overgrowth in the digestive tract. Symptoms are often overlooked in medical mainstream circles by conventional medical doctors because they don’t recognize it as a syndrome or something that is effecting the overall health. As a naturopathic doctor I can tell you that it is something we see over & over again, Good news, once you eradicate this candida issue, your health is restored!
You’ll notice your energy levels and digestion gets back to normal and you’ll also get your flat tummy back again! Not only will your digestive tract be supported but you will feel good knowing you are doing something naturally. Everyone has small amounts of candida growing in their digestive tract, this yeast may not cause health problems. Unfortunately poor digestion, immune problem & some medications (antibiotics, steroids, oral contraceptives) can cause candida to overgrow leading to the above symptoms or to a more advanced stage called a “Leaky Gut”. Candida is something that is very common & symptoms can range from:
• gas, bloating to fatigue
• muscle & joint pain
• sinus issue
• yeast & bladder infection
• depression & sugar craving
6 WAYS TP TREAT CANDIDA & LEAKY GUT SYNDROME
Prevention – avoid these foods
First and foremost, because candida thrives on sugar, it is very important to avoid foods that contain refined carbohydrates (white flour, white sugar, white rice), added sugars (cane sugar, corn syrup) and alcohol.
Kill the Candida
The next step is to kill the candida. There are many natural herbal medicines that are helpful for killing this unwanted guest. Black Walnut, Cloves and Oregano are very well known anti-candida herbal medicines.
Another important issue is creating a more alkaline environment, especially in the gut. The best way to do this is witha whole food calcium, fossilized coral calcium is very alkalinizing. Calcium is one of the major elements used in maintaining proper pH levels in the body.
Main healthy gut with probiotics
Next is probiotics! Supplementation with just the right amounts of acidophilus and bifidus for the human digestive tract is important for maintaining a healthy gut.
Omega 3s, DHA and EPA are important to get inflammation under control.
Lastly, some people may experience a “diet-off” reaction as the candida begins to die which is why detoxification is also important.