You may think that yeast is only a problem “down there.” But it can affect the intestines as well. Candida can be hard to diagnose, because it shares symptoms with other health issues, such as irritable bowel syndrome and gluten intolerance. You might find yourself bouncing between doctors in an effort to find the true culprit of symptoms such as bloating, diarrhea, constipation, sinusitis, or headaches.
If you answer ‘yes’ to a many of the below questions, you probably have Candida.
*Have you ever taken repeated or prolonged courses of antibiotics?
*Do you eat non-organic animal products, which contain antibiotics and steroids?
*Have you taken a prolonged course of steroids or birth control pills?
*Have you been bothered by recurrent vaginal, prostate, or urinary-tract infections?
*Are you bothered by hormone-related issues, including: PMS, infertility, menstrual
irregularities, or sexual dysfunction?
*Are you overly sensitive to certain odors?
*Do you have memory or concentration problems?
*Do you suffer from digestive issues?
*Does your skin itch, burn, or rash easily?
*Do some foods disagree worsen your symptoms?
Eliminate yeast-promoting foods
For a minimum of 6 weeks, eliminate foods that feed yeast and encourage its growth:
Sugar, dairy, yeast, fruit, grains, and fermented foods. Eat no more than 40-60 grams of carbohydrates a day. Focus on eating vegetables, nuts, seeds, unprocessed oils, and drink plenty of water.
The good news is that Candida is treatable with simple dietary changes and the right supplements. It can take a few months to really eliminate the yeast. So don’t give up, if your symptoms don’t away immediately.
Live natural. Live well.