Causes of Candida

How to Fight Candida & Win!

The major causes of candida are diet and anti-biotics. Emotional stress and a weakened immune system also play a part.

Unfortunately, when we take anti-biotics we are killing off the good bacteria along with the bad bacteria. This gives candida the opportunity to flourish.

Another cause of candida is a diet comprised of lots of refined sugars and simple carbohydrates can also cause candida to start taking over the internal flora of our digestive system.

Women are more likely to get candida than men. Three out of four women will have a yeast infection at least once during their lifetime. Women who are diabetic are more likely to contact candida than those who have normal blood sugar levels. Candida loves a high blood sugar environment to grow in.

What is Candida?

Candidiasis is a fungus that is normally found in the IG (intestinal) tract, mouth, throat and the genital areas. Its purpose is to keep unwanted bacteria under control.

However, if the body is out of balance candida can begin to get out of hand. Unchecked, it can burrow into the lining of the intestines and enter the blood stream. It can then find it's way to any organ of the body. If candida is not brought back into balance it can create over 70 different harmful toxins to the body.

Symptoms of Candida Overgrowth

Here is a list of the major symptoms of candidiasis:

  • abdominal gas
  • migraines
  • excessive fatigue
  • cravings for alcohol
  • anxiety
  • vaginitis
  • rectal itching
  • cravings for sweets
  • inability to think clearly or concentrate
  • hyperactivity
  • mood swings
  • diarrhea
  • constipation
  • hyperactivity
  • itching
  • acne
  • eczema
  • sinus inflammation

More Symptoms of Candida Overgrowth

  • pre-menstrual syndrome
  • dizziness
  • persistent cough
  • earaches
  • muscle weakness
  • irritability
  • sensitivity to fragrances and/or other chemicals
  • thrush
  • athlete's foot
  • chronic pain

Candidiasis Treatment

Candida can be treated with anti-fungal medications recommended by your doctor (See "Candida Research" below). Some people prefer a more natural approach to treating candida. Some natural antifungals are garlic, oregano oil and colloidal silver.

In addition, to anti-fungals you must change your diet in order to prevent candidiasis from coming back. A good candida diet is low in refined sugars, fruits, and foods containing simple carbohydrates like rice and breads.

In order to successfully fight candida you must attack the causes of candida in your body. It is also suggested that you take a quality probiotic to repopulate your intestinal tract with friendly bacteria.

A yeast infection is not easy to get rid of. It may require several months and using more than one treatment modality.

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