Are you experiencing digestive problems such as gas and bloating, joint pain, hormone imbalance, cravings for sweets, chronic bad breath, a weak immune system and overall exhaustion? If you answered yes, it is possible that you may have candida as these are some of its most prevalent symptoms. What is candida? Candida is the overgrowth of yeast and bad bacteria in the body.
Candida is the most common type of yeast infection worldwide and it can be found in the mouth and intestinal tract. It can also affect skin and other mucous membranes. If the immune system is not functioning at 100%, it is quite easy for candida to spread to other areas of the body. When in proper levels in the body, candida aids in nutrient absorption and digestion. However, when candida becomes imbalanced, it can wreak havoc on the body. Candida is also known for keeping the metabolism sluggish, preventing you to lose weight or burn fat as you know you are capable of.
If you are having problems with candida, it is possible to cure the candida through a cleanse or detox program. Here, we will list some simple steps for you to follow to help you combat candida. Firstly, one of the biggest ways to combat candida is to stop eating so much sugar. Sugar feeds yeast in your body, so getting rid of processed sugar is a great step towards keeping candida balanced.
Eliminate grains from your diet, as they also turn into sugar. Replace wheat and gluten grains with more fresh vegetables and starchy carbs. Another way to combat candida is by keeping your spleen healthy as it is responsible for some many of the body’s functions. In order to better support the spleen, eat starchy foods such as squash, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, lentils and mung beans. Consuming good, starchy carbs provides mild sweetness to your diet without the processed sugar. Another way to support the spleen is to drink barley tea.
When attempting to get candida under control it is crucial to support the liver. The liver is the biggest detoxification organ in our body, so eating a lot of probiotic-rich and sour foods such as kimchi, sauerkraut as well as apple cider vinegar. Bitter foods such as kale and turmeric will help support intestinal functions.
Lastly, in the battle to overcome candida it is important to take probiotic supplements. These supplements will help to starve the bad bacteria and yeast and help the body to load up on good bacteria. Probiotics are essential and imperative to any cleanse or detox program.
Does all of this good information sound a bit overwhelming to you? Do you have the symptoms of candida, but feel scared to tackle them on your own? If you are looking to rid yourself of ailments such as candida, get in touch with us. We can help.
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