Research from Rice University shows that 70% of all people are affected by candida, a systemic fungal infection.
What is Candida?
Candida Albicans are yeast that live in our digestive system. A healthy person is expected to have millions of yeast within their system. Candidiasis is when there is a overproduction of a form of yeast because of a weak immune system or the ecosystem is out of balance. Women often have yeast infections as a result of Candidiasis.
In cases where the yeast isn't controlled, it will morph into a dangerous fungus with hook-shaped barged appendages that cut into tissue. In time, this can cause Leaky Gut Syndrome. Toxins leave the digestive tract and flow into the blood stream.
Causes of CandidaAntibiotics
Antibiotics are being prescribed for many conditions making bacteria immune to them. Antibiotics kill of health bacteria as well encouraging Candida to grow. You might be exposed to antibiotics without realizing it. Our meat supply is tainted with antibiotics. Farm animals are fed, injected with antibiotics routinely to "make them safer" and bigger. The European Union and Canada has banned sub-therapeutic use of antibiotics in meat animals. If you eat these animals or their by products (milk, cheese etc.), you absorb the antibiotics.
SAD (Standard American Diet) consists of so much sugar and carbohydrates that it's a fertile ground for Candida to grow freely. Candida lives and thrives on sugar and carbohydrates. Because sugar does not have any nutrition, the body isn't given the proper weapons to fight off Candida.
When there is an hormonal imbalance in the system, Candida can thrive. Cortisone, birth control pills, steroid type drugs, immune suppressing drugs and synthetic estrogen create hormonal imbalances.
A body that is to acidic, bowel problems, ulcer medication, heavy metal poisoning, environmental toxins also contribute to yeast overgrowth. Any disease (Diabetes, HIV) that weakens the immune system adds to the problem.
Symptoms of Candida.
- Excessive fatigue
- Cravings for alcohol
- Cravings for sugar
- Low sex drive
- Learning difficulties
- Poor memory
- Athletes foot
- Chronic pain
What can you do about it?
Making better food choices and medical attention can control the problem. Reducing sugar and carbohydrate intake is a critical in reducing overgrowth.