Causes of Candida Overgrowth
Sugars - all types of sugars including honey, lactose in dairy, syrups, and fruit sugars
Simple and too much complex carbohydrates - grains and starchy vegetables, fruit.
Medications: Antibiotics, Steroids, The Pill, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Antacids, Anti Depressants, Anti-inflammatory Drugs
High Stress Life
Water Kefir and Kombucha are yeast based drinks and may still contain sugar.
Candida has many toxic by products one of them is acetaldehyde which is a well known carcinogen that can cause nausea, headache, fatigue, and liver damage. Drinking alcohol and smoking can upregulate the mutagenic amounts of acetaldehyde made by candida.
What are common candida symptoms?
Skin and nail fungal infections, such as athlete’s foot or toenail fungus
Feeling tired and worn down, or suffering from chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia
Digestive issues such as bloating, constipation, or diarrhea
Autoimmune diseases such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, lupus, psoriasis, scleroderma, or multiple sclerosis
Difficulty concentrating, poor memory, lack of focus, ADD, ADHD, and brain fog
Skin issues like eczema, psoriasis, hives, and rashes
Irritability, mood swings, anxiety, or depression
Vaginal infections, urinary tract infections, rectal itching, or vaginal itching
Severe seasonal allergies or itchy ears
Strong sugar and refined carbohydrate cravings
Leaky gut, inflammation, and candida overgrowth can lead to auto immune disease.
Signs of Candida
Constantly craving sugar or carbs
Recurring vaginal discharge, itching, stinging or thrush infections
Recurring cystitis or urinary infections
Indigestion and burping after meals
Fungal nail infections
White coating on the tongue
Cracks at the corners of the mouth
Chronic sinusitis or nasal congestion
Irritability or mood swings
Anxiety and panic attacks
Inability to lose weight
Itchy ears, eyes or anus
Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
Sensitivity to smells such as chemicals and perfumes
Feeling tired, slightly drunk or bloated after drinking kombucha
Stuffy nose or itchy ears after a glass of wine
Dinner does not feel complete without “something sweet”