Do you ever have unexplained symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, reoccurring yeast infections, or irritable bowel syndrome? If so, you may have fallen victim to the little known fungus, Candida. It’s an opportunistic little critter that thrives in your intestines when the natural, healthy balance of your body’s microorganisms is disrupted, and it sure knows how to cause trouble. Candida excretes uric acid and over 72 other neurotoxins that simply wreak havoc on your body’s equilibrium.
What Can Cause an Excess of Candida?
There are three main things that can throw your body out of balance and encourage Candida to flourish—taking antibiotics, stress, and a high sugar diet. Let’s take a look of each of these in turn:
- ANTIBIOTICS: There is no doubt that antibiotics have saved countless lives, but regardless, they are the number one cause of Candida. Unfortunately, antibiotics are so good at doing their job that they often unintentionally kill the good bacteria in our intestines as well, and this is what allows Candida to move in and take hold.
- STRESS: Stress is another common way that a Candida outbreak can begin. When your body undergoes long periods of stressful activity your blood sugar begins to rise. This spike in glucose is just what the fungus needs to feed. Also, stress is known to weaken your immune system, which also predisposes you to an attack of Candida.
- HIGH SUGAR DIET: Arguably the most preventable cause of a Candida outbreak is a diet that is high in sugar. It’s important to keep in mind that this high sugar diet must be maintained over a long period of time—the occasional ice cream cone isn’t going to throw your body completely out of whack.
What Can You Do About Candida?
The easiest and quickest change you can make to your lifestyle to combat an outbreak of Candida is to reduce the amount of sugar in your diet. Since our western diet is so inundated with high fructose corn syrup, this might seem like a difficult task, but your body will thank you immensely if you are able to convert to a diet that is very restrictive with processed sugars—not only will a low sugar diet help you with Candida but it can help you with overall weight loss as well!
At Lean Healthy Life, Dr. Eric Lane and his great team of specialists can help walk you through all the amazing benefits of a Candida diet program. Call today at (520) 742-7785 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a consultation about Candida or any of the other amazing weight loss programs we offer.