Repetitive antibiotic and oral contraceptive usage , the over consumption of sugar and refined carbohydrates, stress, and numerous drugs and toxic metals contribute to Candida overgrowth.
Difficult to Diagnosis: Due to the numerous symptoms associated with Candida overgrowth, diagnosing the condition is often difficult. Such symptoms include:
- Bad breath
- Blurred vision
- Brain fog
- Chemical sensitivities
- Food sensitivities or allergies
- Joint and muscle pain
- Persistent gas and bloating
- Recurrent bladder infections
- Recurrent vaginal yeast infection
- Sinus problems
- Sugar cravings
The Solution: Minimize the use of antibiotics, steroids, immunosuppressant drugs, and oral contraceptives. Remember to consult your physician before making any medication changes.
Water: Drink plenty of purified water at least half your body weight in ounces each day.,( for example, a 120 pound person would require 60 ounces of water, or 7 tall glasses a day).
Diet: Adopt a daily diet that does not encourage Candida overgrowth. Eliminate sugar and sweeteners, as well as fruit and fruit juices, with the exception of granny smith apples. If a sweetener is desired, use one made from the Chinese Lo Han fruit. Avoid cheese and commercial dairy products, soy sauce, mushrooms, breads with yeast, baked goods, peanuts, refined foods, and any foods causing sensitivity or an allergic reaction: also avoid coffee, soda, alcoholic beverages. Finally, eat plenty of vegetables and lean protein. Soups and stews are excellent. substitute yeast free millet bread and gluten free grains such as millet , and quinoa, Snacks may include raw almonds and seeds. Use raw almond and cashew butters.
Exercise: Improve immune function by stimulating lymp flow through exercise and deep breathing.
The above information provided by Advanced Naturals Digestive Care