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How To Control Candida And Improve Your Health

Oct 26, 2007
The incidence of Candida has really surfaced in recent years and with many people reporting symptoms which may be associated with other ailments, the truth is, it's more than likely as a result of yeast overgrowth.

What Is Candida?

Candida albicans is a microscopic yeast organism and flourishes when there is an imbalance of beneficial bacteria in our bodies. In fact, did you know that we play host to billions of microscopic bacteria within our bodies and apart from being present in a person's digestive tract, they are also present in areas such as the mouth, nose, ears, and other body orifices.

Over use of antibiotics can trigger an increase in Candida. Antibiotics are used to kill harmful bacteria but during the process, they don't discriminate and can be harmful to beneficial bacteria as well. When this occurs, it will usually thrive.

Symptoms Of Candida

The symptoms associated with Candida are numerous. Here's a shortlist of symptoms which could be cause for alarm:

- Do you experience fatigue, muscle aches and pains on a very regular basis?
- Vaginal yeast overgrowth which occurs regularly.
- Fungus such as nail fungus
- Food allergies. This is a big sign especially when you become sensitive to foods which have given you no problems.
- A liking for sugar, not in a moderate sense but a craving for sugar.

What Can You Do?

Rather than diagnose yourself you should make a trip to your doctor. The problem with the symptoms associated with Candida is many people will accept them as normal. For example, some people will just assume they are sensitive to particular foods and not do anything about it.

Your doctor will firstly diagnose your condition and then help you came up with a plan to combat it. Here are some popular ways to combat and control Candida through healthy eating:

- eliminate sugar from your diet and replace it with natural substances such as Stevia

- stick to a strict liquid intake of water and herbal-based teas

- eliminate artificially flavored drinks from your diet such as soda

- avoid consuming white flour based products along with dairy products

- make organic vegetables a staple part of your diet

These are just some simple suggestions in improving your diet. For more severe cases then speak to your doctor. You'll need to ascertain whether making some of the above dietary changes to your life will be safe and beneficial in your case.

Candida can fly under a person's radar and many of the symptoms are also associated with some other conditions. The reason why it has only started to receive strong publicity is because it has often been mistaken as being something else.
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