I know we often think of Candida or thrush as a women’s problem but Candida overgrowth, especially intestinal Candida, can happen to anyone, male and female.
Candida lives normally in the body but with our diets today consisting of so many processed and sugary foods and drinks (soda) it can cause yeast and candida to overgrow causing a threat to the immune system.
We can often be feeding yeast unknowingly which can cause a vicious cycle of cravings for carbs and sugar. Intestinal Candida can cause bloating, gurgling, gas and cramps.
How Candida Can Cause Belly Fat
When yeast overgrows they release toxins which weaken the immune system. When the immune system is weakened it’s difficult to fight against viruses and bacteria which quickly multiply invading tissues and organs.
As the yeast grows stronger you can develop intense cravings for sugar and refined carbs to feed the fungus.
Feeding the yeast can make you bloated and of course cause belly fat and weight gain especially when you need to satisfy the cravings with unhealthy food.
Candida has the ability to burrow into organs, multiply and spread throughout the digestive tract, sinus passages, mouth, tongue and intimate areas.
Candida produces a by-product called acetaldehyde. If this name seems familiar it’s because it’s the same compound that is responsible for the notorious hangover effect. Acetaldehyde is toxic and can invade muscle tissue causing aches and pains. It can also impact the brain hence not being able to think clearly and can settle in the spinal cord also causing pain.
Intestinal Candida can also cause fatigue, depression and headaches and also affect the skin causing rashes or itchiness.
Once your immune system is weak you may develop a whole host of symptoms and be especially prone to develop allergies and become more susceptible to infections.
Common Symptoms for Candida Infections:
• Recurrent thrush and cystitis
• Abdominal bloating, gas, constipation, diarrhea
• Feeling tired, lethargic, drained or depressed
• Food cravings, especially for sugar and bread (carbohydrates).
• Fungal infections of the skin or nails, athletes foot, Psoriasis
• Food and chemical sensitivities
• Rectal itching
• Poor memory, feelings of unreality or irritability
• Abdominal pain
• Numbness, tingling and muscle weakness
• Ear-aches or fluid in ears
• Recurrent sore throats, cough, nasal congestion
• Muscle aches, joint pain
• Blurred vision
• Symptoms worse in damp weather or places, moldy environments
• Alcohol intolerance
• Mood swings, feeling spacey or inability to concentrate
Nutrition and Diet to Beat Candida
To reduce Candida because you cannot get rid of it completely it’s necessary to change diet and nutrition. It’s imperative to stop feeding the Candida so it does not multiply and spread.
Candida can also cause an allergic reaction to yeast that may give you symptoms of bloating and wind. On a Candida free diet avoid all yeast based foods for the first month.
Foods that contain yeast:
Breads, cakes, yeast spreads ( marmite/vegemite for the Aussies and Brits), biscuits, crackers, mushrooms, sugar and sugar containing foods, honey, molasses, maple syrup, packaged and processed foods, all cheeses, alcoholic beverages, condiments, sauces and vinegar containing foods such as: mustard, ketchup, worcestershire, soy and tamari sauces, malt products such as: cereals, malted milk drinks, processed and smoked meats, melons such as: watermelon and honeydew, coffee and tea, fruit juices, dried and candied fruits and leftovers because of mold content.
Avoid Sugar to Fight Candida
Avoid eating fruit to start with as it contains sugar and some fruits contain mold such as the melons. I know if I eat mandarins or bananas my ear canals get itchy. You may be lucky and fruit may not affect you but be aware and watch for any symptoms.
Sometimes its better to avoid fruit altogether as an elimination process and then re-introduce it later after 1 month and see if you have a reaction to it.
Avoid alcohol as this converts into pure sugar. Avoid eating refined carbohydrates that easily convert to sugar, meaning white flour products and anything processed. Try to stay with natural foods as much as possible.
You may suffer die off effects when you withdraw certain foods which have been feeding the yeast. They are crying out for more yeast.
Sometimes side effects can cause headaches, fatigue, dizziness, nausea, achy muscles and joints and excess mucus. Yes, the very thing you’re probably trying to cure but stick with it, just know you’re on the right track.
These side effects will pass; just know these symptoms are your body trying to fight the Candida. Don’t feed the yeast!
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