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Signs of Candida Overgrowth

Candida is a fungus, a form of yeast that lives in minute amounts in our intestines and mouth. Its main function is to aid in digestion and absorbing the nutrients from the foods we eat. It’s estimated that about 70% of all people are afflicted with Canadia overgrowth.  Recently, Candida Auris – a candida species superbug, has surfaced as a health threat in several countries, including the US. When candida overproduces, we will start feeling unwell and have a host of negative symptoms. If our pH balance is off and if the candida is not kept in control, it can break through the intestinal wall lining and into the bloodstream. This is not good because it releases byproduct toxins plus other noxious toxins from our bodies which cause leaky gut syndrome.

Candida Overgrowth

What Causes Candida

So, what causes an overgrowth of candida in our body? There are several factors that can contribute to this situation significantly.

  • Diabetes, both Type 1 & 2 have higher sugar levels which feed candida
  • People with a weak immune system or autoimmune disease are at a higher risk of developing a candida problem
  • Overusing anti-biotics
  • Cancer treatments
  • High sugar diet
  • Birth control pills
  • Chronic stress
  • Mercury fillings

Symptoms of Candida 

  • Feeling tired and chronic fatigue
  • Anxiety, depression and low mood
  • Digestive issues like gas, bloating, diarrhea or constipation
  • Vaginal and urinary tract infections – often recurring
  • Rectal and vaginal itching
  • Poor memory, brain fog and lack of focus
  • Nail and skin fungal infections
  • Skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema and rashes
  • Intense sugar cravings
  • Food sensitivities
  • Sinus infections
  • Joint pain
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Oral thrush
  • Acid reflux
  • Bleeding gums
  • Stomach cramps
  • Many more…

Correcting this Condition

Good news is you can fix this problem by getting rid of everything that has contributed to a candida overgrowth and by flushing out your digestive tract. Foods are a big factor, breads, baked goods, milk, high sugar foods and drinks, alcohol, processed foods, glutinous grains, high fructose fruits, moldy nuts and seeds, condiments and many others feed candida.

There are several candida diets and cleanses on the web that you can look over and judge which is best for you. There are also certain foods and supplements you can incorporate into your diet that will speed up the process. Steamed cruciferous veggies, fermented vegetables, coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, garlic, ginger, cloves, cinnamon, wild salmon and lemon juice are good for fighting candida. Taking a high quality probiotic is also important because it reinforces your body’s defense system. Other helpful supplements include milk thistle, vitamin C, clove oil, oregano oil, myrrh oil, lavender oil, chlorella, and olive leaf extract.

Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only. It’s not intended to offer any medical advice whatsoever. If you have any health concerns, see your healthcare provider.

35 Comments

  • This is a great article, as I have never heard of candida and learned a lot. My concern is that it affects 70% of people. My husband is on anti-biotics for an extended period of time, and does have acid reflux. I will look into finding more foods that help prevent this.

  • Oh my gosh. I thought it only caused Yeast infection. This is scary. I have stomach problems for years. My Dr. could not find the problem so he wanted to put me on antidepressants. YA that would help. This is worth looking into . I have many more symptoms. I even had cancer due to hormones also never had to use birth control and only had 3 children in 38yrs of marriage.

  • Great review and it’s always good to know more about the body just in case you find yourself having symptoms

  • At the moment I’ve cut sugar, fats and things like bread, flour, rice and pasta out of my diet, so hopefully I’ll be fine.

  • I never knew about all of this and thankfully have never had it. Never realized it can be caused by so many things.

  • wow I had no idea birth control pills would factor into this. I am pregnant now but was actually thinking of going on birth control sometime after i have baby girl instead of getting my tubes tied…hmmm

  • It really does not surprise me that garlic and ginger are one of the best remedies; there are so many health benefits to those two foods. I keep hearing a lot about them.

  • Candida sucks. I just had an infection in my windpipe that left me in the hospital for an overnight stay. Signs where high BP, heart rate, swelling all over but mostly in my feet and intense pain. I take steroids for Lupus and I got an intense rash so I had to start my meds back up. The course to treat the candida infection was 14days of diflucan. I was scolded by the ER doctor for not knowing what was happening even though I routinely take steroids and will for the rest of my life. I will also now have to watch out for the thrust windpipe infection too, no matter how many cleanses I can do. Just please know the warning signs.

  • OMG! I’ve been to the doctor twice because of being tired all the time and wanting to sleep. I have a lot of these symptoms and am a diabetic. Thanks for this article. I will ask my doctor when I go back next month.

  • This is such a great and informative article. There are so many different types of bacteria out there that people just aren’t aware of, and bringing attention to the ones that are highly infectious, or thrive because of a person’s daily habits, can be so eye-opening. Thank you so much, I look forward to reading more of your articles.

  • Thanks for the info about candida. My Dad had terrible thrush every time he went on antibiotics & was being tube fed … oral care was so difficult & painful.

  • Wow, something to consider.. I bet there are a lot of people given medication for candida symptoms and not actually for candida :/

  • I have never heard of Candida and its effects on the majority of our citizens. Thank you for informing us of the signs and for some effective solutions.

  • Interesting post. Fatigue and depression are symptoms of so many illnesses, it’s very difficult to know what the cause could be.

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