Have you recently seen a doctor for any of these symptoms?
- Cravings for sweets or starches
- Bad breath or body odor
- Persistent cough, sore throat
- Brain fog
- Mood swings
- Joint pain
- Loss of sex drive
- Chronic sinus and allergy issues
- Gas, bloating, heartburn or constipation
- Weak immune system functioning/repeated infections
If so, chances are good that tests were done but everything came back negative.
You may have been given some type of medication (pain relievers, antibiotics, acid reducers, antidepressants, etc.), advised to go on a diet, or told it’s part of normal aging!
But I’d be willing to bet that your problems continued or even got worse, right?
Well, there's a good reason for that.
The reason is that a whole slew of seemingly unrelated symptoms can be caused by yeast (Candida) overgrowth in your body.
And all the drugs in the world won't touch it.
That's why your problems keep coming back!
Here is what you must know about Candida and how to finally get it under control.
Candida—a little is good; a lot is not
Yeast (Candida) is always present in your body, and it does serve some valid functions--killing certain harmful bacteria in your intestinal tract, assisting with digestion and helping with nutrient absorption.
As long as you have a healthy gut microbiome, Candida is kept under control and does what it's supposed to do.
The problem arises when Candida grows out of control—called Candida Overgrowth Syndrome or COS. Then this relatively harmless yeast becomes a fungal monster that can make you very sick.
There are about 154 different species of Candida, but Candida albicans is usually the culprit that causes most health problems.
A fungus on the warpath
When Candida transforms from yeast to fungus, it eats away at your intestinal walls and makes them too porous. This allows the Candida, plus any poorly digested food molecules, toxins and wastes in your intestinal tract to seep into circulation and travel throughout your body.
This can lead to rashes, food sensitivities, brain fog, skin and nail infections and genitourinary infections in both men and women, among other things.
In addition, two toxic substances - ethanol and acetaldehyde - are produced, which hamper your red blood cells' ability to flow into your capillaries, and can lead to migraines, muscle aches and fatigue.
These toxins also impair your white blood cells' ability to function (making you more susceptible to infections), and can also trigger allergies, skin rashes, acne and slow healing.
Am I talking about you?
The important thing to realize is that once you have symptoms, that's a sign Candida is already out of control in your body…so fighting it becomes vital.
Here's a self-assessment to see if Candida may be a problem for you:
- Taken a long course of antibiotics, or multiple courses over a short period of time?
- Suffered from persistent prostatitis, vaginal yeast infections or other genital infections?
- Taken birth control pills?
- Taken steroids like prednisone?
- Been treated for cancer with chemotherapy or radiation?
- Craved bread, sugar or alcohol?
- Been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS or an autoimmune condition?
- Been diagnosed with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes?
- Frequently felt fatigued, lethargic, dizzy or disconnected?
- Suffered from poor memory or concentration, loss of sexual desire or mood swings?
- Suffered from constipation, diarrhea, heartburn, bloating or gas?
- Had foot, hair or body odor that persists after bathing?
- Noticed a white coating on your tongue or been diagnosed with oral thrush?
- Had persistent bad breath, nasal congestion, rash in your mouth or sore throat?
- Suffered from persistent cough, chest pain or wheezing?
- Experienced frequent urination or burning with urination?
- Had persistent toenail or fingernail discoloration?
The more “Yes” answers you have, the more likely COS is an issue for you.
How to stop Candida overgrowth syndrome
If you suspect Candida is wreaking havoc in your body, here are ways to help:
Avoid sugars and refined carbohydrates
Candida yeast thrive on sugar and refined carbohydrates. So when you avoid these foods in your diet, you deprive Candida of the food source it needs to multiply.
This includes ALL sources of sugar and refined carbs like soda, sweetened drinks, sports drinks, pastries, pasta, bread, white rice, cereals, snack chips, crackers, tortillas and many condiments (like ketchup and barbecue sauce). Read labels carefully as sugar is a hidden ingredient in most processed foods.
Focus instead on eating good carbohydrates like vegetables and legumes. Also helpful are organic meats and poultry, bone broths, and fermented foods like sauerkraut and kimchi.
In addition, although they are nutritious and a source of fiber, fruits are high in sugar and whole grains can feed Candida too, so they are best avoided until you have Candida under control.
Support a healthy flora balance
A healthy diet low in sugars and refined carbs is vital for achieving and maintaining a strong population of friendly intestinal flora.
But for many people, it’s not enough—especially if you’ve already got the challenges of Candida running rampant in your system.
That’s when a top-notch probiotic supplement like Super Shield multi-strain probiotic formula can be a much-needed boost for your body.
Two of the 13 powerhouse probiotic strains in Super Shield, Lactobacillus rhamnosus and Lactobacillus acidophilus, have been shown to be extremely effective in fighting Candida!
And Super Shield's 11 other potent strains support L. rhamnosus and L. acidophilus in keeping your microbiome in a healthy balance, ready and able to keep Candida in check, fend off harmful bacteria, and protect against leaky gut.
Use coconut oil
Coconut oil can effectively fight Candida due to its antimicrobial properties, plus it’s a good stable fat for cooking.
Pay no attention to the so-called “dietary” advice parroted by certain medical associations (with no knowledge of nutrition) saying coconut oil should be avoided. These organizations are heavily funded by the vegetable oil industry, so their “advice” is appropriately slanted.
Vegetable oils are highly unstable and stir up inflammation in your system, and inflammation is a major contributing factor to heart disease! So the fact that these oils are recommended, while a good stable fat like coconut oil is demonized, is lunacy.
Talk to your doctor
If you are on birth control pills, steroids or antibiotics, talk to your doctor about alternatives.
For example, once you get your gut microbiome in healthier shape with dietary improvements and Super Shield, that will encourage better immune function, so you may not even need antibiotics anymore!
Plus if you get enough anti-inflammatory Omega-3 essential fatty acids by eating oily fish and using a fish oil formula like VitalMega-3, your need for steroids may be lessened or eliminated.
If your doctor is unwilling to discuss your concerns or answer your questions, find one who will. Look for a doctor who practices integrative medicine—combining modern medicine with alternative measures to create the best possible care for you!
If you suspect Candida has been secretly affecting your health, or want to help keep it under control, now is the time to face that fungal monster and minimize its harmful effects on you!
I bet you’ll see a huge difference in how you feel very soon.
To your health,