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.

Alcohol

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.

Mushrooms

Chlorine

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.

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Signs of Candida

General Health

  • Constantly craving sugar or carbs

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Brain Fogginess

  • Exhaustion

  • Insomnia

  • Dizziness

  • Aches

  • Constant colds

Women’s Symptoms

  • Recurring vaginal discharge, itching, stinging or thrush infections

  • Recurring cystitis or urinary infections

Digestion

  • Bloating

  • Flatulance

  • Stomach cramps

  • Acid reflux

  • Indigestion and burping after meals

Skin

  • Hives

  • Acne

  • Fungal nail infections

  • Athlete’s foot

  • Tinea

  • Psoriasis

Mouth

  • Bad breath

  • Cracked tongue

  • White coating on the tongue

  • Cracks at the corners of the mouth

Respiratory

  • Chronic sinusitis or nasal congestion

  • Post-nasal drip

  • Hayfever

  • Asthma

Hormones

  • PMS

  • Erratic periods

Emotions

  • Irritability or mood swings

  • Anxiety and panic attacks

  • Depression

Weight

  • Fluid retention

  • Weight gain

  • Inability to lose weight

Other Symptoms

  • Itchy ears, eyes or anus

  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)

  • Body odor

  • 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”

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