Sick and tired of feeling sick and tired? Wondering why you have sinus congestion, bloating and/or brain fog every day? I know this may sound like one of those annoying pharmaceutical ads on TV, but this issue is real and there is no quick-fix, cure-all pill. As many as 70% of all Americans are believed to have Candida overgrowth, yet most of them don’t even know it. A part of the problem is that it is not a recognized disease by many doctors and there is no miracle pill for them to prescribe! In addition, the symptoms range from bloating to depression and so, many cases go undiagnosed.
First, let’s just clarify that we all HAVE candida. Candida Albicans is actually helpful yeast that lives in our gut and its job is to assist with digestion and nutrient absorption. But, when most of us think of Candida, we think of systematic candidiasis, which, quite contrary, can be a real troublemaker. This is candida gone out of control, leaving it’s home in the gut and settling down in other parts of our body, causing a range of unpleasant symptoms.
Typical symptoms of Candida include (but is not limited to):
Chronic fatigue syndrome, yeast infections, brain fog, headaches, anxiety and depression, digestive problems and bloating, acne, skin rashes and sinus infections. To find out if you might be suffering from this, try taking a spit test, go see a holistic doctor or naturopath or try an online test where they sum up your symptoms and determine the likelihood of you being effected.
What causes this imbalance and over-growth of Candida?
There are many causes and often there are several lifestyle-based environmental conditions involved in upsetting the balance of the micro flora in the body. This can be;