You Can Overcome Systemic Candida

What is systemic candida? How do you get it? How do you know if you’ve got it? Most importantly, how do you get rid of it?

Systemic candida - yeast is a type of mould.

We think of yeast as helpful stuff, useful for baking bread or for brewing beer – but too much in the wrong place can cause you a lot of problems.

Yeast is a type of one-celled fungus. It's normal to have small amounts of yeast in your body, in your gut and other mucous membranes. (Mucous membranes means basically the lining of your insides – gut, nose and mouth, vagina.) Usually it's kept under control by your immune system and by friendly bacteria. If anything upsets the normal balance, the yeast will grow out of control. Then it can really interfere with normal health.

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Candida is the type of yeast that causes thrush. When it gets out of control it can spread throughout your system – hence it’s called systemic candida. Candidiasis is another name for the condition where you have candida overgrowth causing health problems.

It's rather like a garden with weeds and flowers – think of the yeast as the weeds in a garden – if the flowers are strong and healthy, there won’t be room for many weeds. But the weeds are more vigorous than the flowers and will take over given half a chance. Similarly, candida is very vigorous and can quickly multiply and spread.

One of the commonest yeast infection causes is antibiotic treatment. Antibiotics kill off all the bacteria in your body, including the good, ‘friendly’ ones. After the course of antibiotics, everything starts to grow back, but the yeast organisms, like the weeds in a garden, grow fastest.

Anything that upsets the normal function of your immune system can lead to yeast overgrowth. Various medicines can lead to an overgrowth of intestinal candida, including the birth control pill and steroids. Sometimes yeast can grow out of control without any obvious cause. This will usually be down to a diet that encourages yeast too much - particularly where your diet is too acidifying (yeast thrives in an acidic environment), or if you eat a lot of sugar, which feeds the yeast.

There are no reliable laboratory candida tests, as candida occurs naturally in the body in small amounts. Muscle testing (kinesiology) or dowsing might help to identify a yeast problem. It’s actually very common - perhaps 70% of people have more yeast than is good for them, maybe many more.

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The surest test for systemic candida is to follow the anti-candida diet for 3 or 4 weeks and see if your symptoms get better. If they do, you've not only diagnosed the cause of your problem, but also cured it at the same time! Follow the diet for a little longer, and gradually reintroduce the foods you’ve been avoiding.

Yeast overgrowth causes all sorts of symptoms . You might be pleasantly surprised at how many health problems clear up just by following the anti-candida diet.

Treating the individual symptoms will not make the real problem go away – an anti-candida diet is the only way to really restore the right balance in your body. Most of these symptoms will clear up very quickly on an anti-candida diet. Of course if you’ve developed allergies because of systemic candida, these will take longer to cure. You’ll need to avoid foods you’ve become sensitive to. With a careful diet and proper nourishment, you should return to normal full health.

Yoghurt can help to avoid systemic candida infections

To avoid candida problems in future, follow the rules of a healthy balanced diet – lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, keep sugar and refined carbohydrates to an absolute minimum. If you do ever need to have antibiotics, stay off all yeasty foods till at least a week after the course of antibiotics is over, and eat a small amount of live yoghurt every day. (If you have a milk allergy you can buy dairy-free probiotics in tablets or capsules – lactobacillus and acidophilus, etc).

Organic coconut oil is a natural anti-fungal which can help in candida treatment.

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