What Is Candida and How To Treat It
Candida is a type of fungi that naturally occurs in our body. It's commonly referred to as yeast and can be found in your mouth, gut, and vagina. Generally, it stays at a level that causes no issues, but sometimes overgrowth occurs which can cause health issues.
Read on to learn how to identify if you have overgrowth and how you can treat it.
What Causes Overgrowth
Since candida is naturally occurring, you might be wondering what can cause it to get out of control. Overgrowth occurs when bacteria levels are disrupted. This can occur due to lifestyle choices and changes:
- Taking antibiotics
- Eating a diet high in sugar and refined carbs
- High alcohol intake
- A weakened immune system
- Taking oral contraceptives
- High-stress levels
Symptoms of Candida Overgrowth
Once overgrowth occurs you might notice changes in your body. Commons signs of candida include:
- Disrupted bowel movements
- Skin flare-ups
- Fungal infections
- Mood changes
- Sinus infections
Lifestyle changes are usually the reason for overgrowth. To treat candida, it's important to identify the root cause of the issue. After you've done that, a clean diet can help improve gut health and restore balance in the gut. Some foods to consider adding to your diet are garlic, kombucha, and pomegranate.
Experts also recommend taking a daily probiotic to feed the good bacteria in the gut and restrict the growth of candida.
Our GoodGut Program has also been used to help to stop candida overgrowth. Our 30-day program is a roadmap to relieving digestive symptoms and strengthening the gut against future invaders.
As always, talk to your doctor to find what treatment works best for you!