Candida is a yeast like fungus that is in human bodies. An overgrowth of candida can cause all sorts of problems, such as eczema,thrush,headaches, even respiratory problems. Everyone has Candida but an overgrowth, can wreak havoc to the body. Not many conventional doctors, recognize candida overgrowth as a legitimate medical ailment. Many homeopath naturopath doctors, believe it is an issue. When the candida yeast in your body becomes overgrown, it weakens your intestinal wall and goes into your bloodstream, where it then weakens your immune system.
What Causes Candida Overgrowth
There are many factors that can cause and overgrowth, sometimes the use of antibiotics can cause it,stress. The most common cause for a candida overgrowth is food. A diet high in sugar and carbohydrates can cause a buildup of candida since sugar feeds yeast. Sometimes a combination of these things cause a buildup. If candida builds up for a long time in your body, it may take a while to get rid of it.
Testing For Candida
It is kind of hard to test for candida. You can take a spit test to check, but that generally is inconclusive. The best way to check to see if you have candida is to take a blood test. High levels of certain antibodies, shows a candida overgrowth. The antibodies gG, IgA, and IgM are the three antibodies to look for. When someone has high amounts of these antibodies, it can generally be inferred that they have a candida buildup.
How To Get Rid Of Candida
In order to get rid of candida, you have to destroy the yeast buildup in your body. To do that, you have to do a number of things, go on a special diet, lower stress, and change something in your lifestyle that caused the buildup.
One effective way to kill your candida buildup is to starve the candida. You can do this by going on a strict diet. Avoid Sugar completely. The less sugar you have the better. Also avoid carbohydrates like bread and pasta. These are the two main things you have to avoid, sugar and carbohydrates. Try to eat non starchy vegetables. If you go on this strict diet, you should destroy most of the Candida in your body.
The concept behind it, is to starve the candida and it will wither and die, if you don't feed it, it can't live. If you are really serious about getting rid of your candida, then there are very strict diets you can take, doctors recommend you take these diets for at least 2 weeks. Most people see improvements in there health, after about 2 weeks of treatment.
Another thing to avoid is stress. If you feel that stress is a factor in causing a overgrowth of candida, then cut it down. Lower your stress significantly by taking yoga and using breathing techniques. It is important to not compromise your immune system. It is very fragile and by not taking antibiotics and taking vitamin C you can strengthen it.
probiotic are very good for the immune system. They boost the acids in your stomach and can actually crowd out candida.
By taking the steps I have outlined in this article, you can cure your candida overgrowth and feel really good. Studys have shown that by lowering the amount of sugar in your diet can improve your health greatly and can make you feel better as well as lower candida.