CANDIDA is a common yeast found in the mouth, intestines and vagina.

Candida overgrowth causes leaky gut where food particles leak into the blood stream and trigger a stress response in your body (inflammation)! As a result we can develop food sensitivities.

Some common causes of candida infections include:

Antibiotics and NSAIDs

Birth control

Sugar intake

Excessive carbs

High stress

Poor gut bacteria and immune system

Iron and zinc deficiencies

Undigested food rotting in the gut

Alcohol

 

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Unusual weight gain and fluctuations

A very common symptom of candida overgrowth is weight gain and fat deposits especially around the waist. This happens regardless of the person’s physical activity level and nutrition. Often men/women will report their weight fluctuates by 3-5 lbs daily.  I have seen clients drop 8-10 lbs in a month after treating candida!

Digestive issues

Common issues such as bloating, irregular bowel movements, constipation or diarrhea may be due to candida overgrowth.

Recurring UTIs, yeast infections and cysts

Vaginal and urinary tract infections are due to candida overgrowth. Most women ‘treat’ them with antibiotics which only temporarily reduce the symptoms. As mentioned earlier, these antibiotics (literally meaning”life-killing”) also kill good bacteria which eventually encourages candida to grow. Infections such as Athlete’s Foot are also caused by candida.

Chronic fatigue

Having a candida overgrowth weakens the immune system and drains the body of energy. Chronic fatigue (fatigue lasting more than 3 months regardless of amount of sleep) includes issues such as headaches, joint pain, frequent cough/colds, etc.

Mood disorders and brain fog

Challenges such as irritability, feeling anxious/depressed, poor memory and focus and brain fog are also linked to candida overgrowth. 

Strong carb/sugar cravings

Given that the person is eating enough proteins, fibers and maintaining adequate intake of magnesium, if he/she is regularly craving carbohydrates and simple sugars, that is a good indicator of a possible candida overgrowth.

Skin issues like eczema, hives, psoriasis

Skin issues are linked to food sensitivities caused by candida overgrowth. 

Random aches and pains

People with candida overgrowth usually complain of headaches, muscle and joint pains.  

 

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