Candida and Gut Health
It all starts in your gut.
Candida albicans is a naturally-occurring yeast that is present in everyone’s gut. In healthy people, Candida is kept under control by a balanced whole foods diet and lifestyle, healthy immune system and a sufficient amount of healthy intestinal flora. When the population of “good” bacteria that resides throughout the digestive tract is disrupted by repeated doses of antibiotics, prescription drugs, too much alcohol, birth control pills, among other things, imbalance is created and Candida can proliferate, spreading to various areas of the body. When this happens, Candida mutates into an unhealthy fungus, infecting and colonizing in the body’s tissues and organs.
Vicious circle. An unbalanced intestinal tract provides the environment for Candida to grow, and an overgrowth of Candida causes an unhealthy intestinal tract. What can one do? The Natural Cures
Candida Cleanse. The cleansing diet eliminates foods that feed Candida, including sugars, carbohydrates except for specific whole grains, and dairy products except for fermented, raw, organic milk products. Fermented foods, including yogurt and kefir, help re-establish the proper bacteria in the gut. Because Candida thrives in an acidic environment, acid-producing foods are avoided, and alkaline foods are recommended. Maintaining health by eating only organic foods and incorporating some special foods such as fresh juices, sea vegetables, and fermented foods, is imperative. Stabilizing the gut through healthy diet, supplements, flushing the system with water, and increasing bowel health using colonics and other techniques, are all critical.
Other factors. Exercise, rest, stress reduction, and avoidance of antibiotics and prescription drugs will help your body re-balance so that the Candida overgrowth can retreat and allow the body to regain health.
It all ends in your gut.