There are over 900 strains of yeast, and they’re able to grow on the surface of all living things, occurring virtually everywhere. The fact is, we breathe, eat, and drink them daily. Candida Albicans is a major one found in the human body. In some ways, it is very much like the yeast used in bread. Normally, it lives in harmony with other microorganisms and actually performs important functions. A healthy body contains a good balance of yeast and friendly bacteria so it can function properly.
Over-Production of Candida in the Body
Usually, our body’s defense system keeps the total number of yeast cells under control, so Candida colonies in our intestinal tract are nothing to worry about. However, when your immune system is down, Candida starts to multiply and can quickly take over. Toxins are produced and your body’s immune system struggles to cope. This will cause many undesirable symptoms ranging from headaches and fatigue to weight gain or even depression.
When the Candida population grows to an unmanageable size, it weakens the intestinal wall. It moves into the bloodstream and spreads throughout the body, invading every tissue of the body including the brain. Candida grows and lives on what you eat, and makes your body crave what it needs to thrive. For this reason, Candida is difficult to eradicate from the body.
Is It Possible I Have Candida?
In actuality, everyone has Candida to a healthy extent. However, an increasing number of people have a detrimental over-infestation of yeast. This only starts to cause trouble when there is a change in your body that weakens the immune system. A few courses of antibiotics, poor nutrition, or even prolonged stress can cause this change. Once the immune system is weakened, it cannot fight off excess yeast like it normally would so an overgrowth occurs.
The most common symptoms are:
Candida overgrowth is a debilitating condition preventing you from feeling healthy, energetic and enjoying life. Many sufferers of Candida overgrowth remain undiagnosed by their doctors and unaware of their condition. Unfortunately, many doctors don’t recognize the many problems that Candida causes. They only treat the symptoms such as vaginal infection, fatigue, weight gain or skin irritations. Fortunately, Candida overgrowth can be eradicated through a simple, safe, and effective holistic approach.