Candida is a fungus which usually inhabits our mouth and intestines to some measure, but if there’s an overgrowth of this fungus it starts leaking into our bloodstream, releasing toxic matter into our body. Candida overgrowth, if left untreated, can make our body prone to all kinds of problems, from digestive issues to cancer.
What causes candida overgrowth?
There are many factors that can contribute to an overgrowth of this fungus, like:
- Oral contraceptives use
- Leading a stressful life
- A diet rich in refined sugars and carbs
- Alcohol abuse
- Antibiotics that usually wreak a havoc on our intestinal flora
Symptoms of a Candida Overgrowth
Candida is present in almost every organism, but if it’s under control it usually doesn’t cause any problems. However, when it goes out of control, it can lead to problems like eczema, pain, hives and so on. Here are some of the most common symptoms of candida overgrowth:
- Food sensitivities and intolerance and allergic reactions
- Asthma and hay fever
- Bruising easily
- Pain and tenderness felt around the forehead and cheekbone
- Food cravings especially for foods like sweets, pasta, bread and other high-carb foods.
- Cysts on different body parts, especially around the throat, neck, ovaries, bladder and scrotum
- Digestive issues
- Cold feet and hands
- Symptoms of a cold or the flu
- Allergies and intolerance to fumes, strong odors, perfumes, grass, dogs, cats and other animals, chemicals, smog, tobacco, mold, pollen, dust and similar airborne particles.
- Athletes’ foot.
- Eye problems including inability to tear, an itching sensation, eye floaters, redness, erratic vision, dryness and so on
- Chronic fatigue
- Dandruff, hair problems, itchy scalp, hair loss, dry scalp and scalp sores
- Irregular heart beat and palpitations
- Migraines, brain fog, dizziness and headaches.
- Skin and nail fungal infections
- Stiff joints, swelling and joint pain
- Bladder and kidney infections (cystitis)
- Nasal congestion, itchiness, dryness and postnasal drip
- Feet odor, hair and body odor which doesn’t go away even after showering
- Respiratory problems including recurring cough, pneumonia and bronchitis, chest tightness and pain, wheezing, asthma and shortness of breath
- Feeling sick all over, body aches across the entire body
- Sinus infections, swelling and inflammations
- Low blood sugar levels and diabetes
- Hemorrhoids, rectal itching, irritation, rash and redness.
How to check if you have candida at home?
Pour a glass of water before you go to bed and when you get up in the morning spit in it. Examine it after an hour and if there are strings floating in the water coming out of the saliva or the saliva is cloudy and fallen at the bottom of the glass you’ve got problems with a candida overgrowth.
Candida Control Program
In order to control the candida in your organism you should make some lifestyle changes. Firstly, mind your diet and eliminate the candida feeding foods like sugar, gluten and refined carbs. You should avoid all kinds of sugars including fructose, glucose, honey and sugar substitutes, gluten grains and baked goods.
Next you should strengthen your immune system. There are several ways in which you can do it but we recommend taking supplements for some essential vitamins and minerals like vitamins C, A, B, and D, magnesium, chlorella and calcium. Start eating healthy and avoid fungus, yeast and mold.
And finally you should kill off the candida overgrowth. How? By taking certain anti-fungal agents like ACV, raw garlic and olive leaf extract.
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