The phrase “too much of a good thing” warns that an excess of anything can be bad or a downright disaster.
Nowhere is this truer than with yeast (Candida) in your body!
When they are present in the right amounts in your intestinal tract, yeasts can be good guys!
They help kill harmful bacteria that you may take with food or from the environment, they assist with digestion and even help you absorb essential nutrients.
So far so good, right?
Well, hang on to your hat if instead yeasts are allowed to multiply like rabbits and grow out of control!
Because that’s when they become a fungal MONSTER that can get into your bloodstream and wreak havoc with you from head to toe!
Here’s what I mean:
A fungus among us
When Candida proliferates and transforms from yeast to fungus, it eats away at your intestinal walls and makes them too porous (leaky). 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, fungal skin and nail infections and vaginal yeast infections in women, among other things.
In addition, two very toxic substances - ethanol and acetaldehyde - are released, 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.
How will I know?
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—do you have any of these symptoms?
- Chronic fatigue
- Loss of energy
- Decreased libido
- Bloating, gas, intestinal cramping
- Rectal itching
- Vaginal yeast infections
- Frequent bladder infections
- Inability to concentrate
- Chemical sensitivities
- Low immune function
- Food sensitivities
- Hormonal imbalances
- Sugar, carb or yeast cravings
As you would expect, the more “yes” answers you have the more likely it is that Candida is affecting you!
How to stop Candida overgrowth syndrome
If you suspect Candida is wreaking havoc in your body, here are some very effective ways to help:
Attack that yeast overgrowth head-on
If you suspect you have a yeast problem, you’ll want to attack it head-on and curb that overgrowth, and Optimal Yeast Support Blend is your ticket!
Optimal Yeast Support Blend contains a well-researched blend of the best, most effective natural herbal antifungals and antimicrobials plus biotin, that work together to fight back at yeast overgrowth and encourage a healthier (more helpful—not harmful!) intestinal yeast population.
These awesome natural antifungals include:
- Sodium caprylate
- Pau D’ Arco
- Berberine sulfate
Watch your diet too
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 fresh vegetables. 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.
Help repopulate your beneficial gut bacteria
A full-spectrum probiotic supplement like Super Shield multi-strain probiotic formula can be a much-needed flora boost for your body, and help in attaining a more healthy balance of good vs. harmful microbes in your intestinal tract.
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!
Try coconut oil
Coconut oil can fight Candida due to its antimicrobial properties, plus it’s a good stable fat for cooking.
Discuss medication alternatives with your doctor
If you are on birth control pills, steroids or antibiotics (all of which can upset your gut microbiome and encourage Candida overgrowth), talk to your doctor about alternatives.
See how much better you can feel when you finally get Candida under control!
To your health,