What Is Candida Gut? When you have an overgrowth of yeast in the intestinal tract, it’s a sign that you have fungi living in the moist environment of the gut.
When we are healthy, this fungi is typically found in the mouth, intestines, and on the skin. There is a perfect healthy balance of these fungi.
However, when we have a lot of sugar, wheat and dairy, an overgrowth can begin. When this overgrowth becomes pretty bad, an infection known as candidiasis may be the diagnosis.
Have you ever gone through a fungus infection? Most likely it is a Candida infection.
Candida Gut Symptoms
The symptoms for this kind of gut cover a wide range. It would be easy to isolate the symptoms, and fail to recognize the cause:
- Oral Thrush – redness, pain, cracking, white lesions in the mouth and tongue, difficulty with eating or swallowing
- Tiredness and Fatigue – headaches, tiredness and memory problems
- Frequent Genital or Urinary Tract Infections – burning pain while peeing and an increased urge to urinate
- Digestive Issues diarrhea, weight loss, cramps, pain, blood in stool
- Sinus Infections – unny nose, nasal congestion, loss of smell, and headaches
- Skin Infections – an itchy red rash, which often occurs in skin folds, armpits, the groin, and between digits
- Nail Infections – red itchy spots, discoloration and splitting of the nails
- Joint Pain – Candida arthritis affects large joints such as the knees
Food And Habits That Cause Candida
Lifestyle patterns, physical conditions, and emotions can affect fungal overgrowth:
- Eating foods high in sugar, yeast, wheat, and dairy
- Using birth control pills
- Constant emotions of worry, anxiety, obsession
- Antibiotic use
- Uncontrolled diabetes
Lifestyle Changes Can Turn This Around
The good news IS THIS – there are ways to improve your gut with lifestyle pattern changes, physical conditions, and emotions:
- Limit foods that are highly processed and have sugar, wheat, yeast, and dairy
- Use mindfulness to turn around emotional patterns to calmness, assuredness, and balance
- Limit usage of antibiotics, use natural remedies instead, take probiotics when antibiotics are necessary
- Make sure diabetes and high blood sugar is in control
Healing Foods Can Help Too
The great news is that there are foods which specifically fight off Candida and Candida Gut:
- Garlic – containing allicin, an anti fungal property
- Coconut Oil – high in lauric acid, which beats fungus
- Curcumin – reduces or kills Candida yeast growth
- Xylitol – decreases Candida and the ability of it to stick to a surface & cause infection
- Aloe Vera – helps prevent Candida in the mouth, prevents infections
- Pomegranate – having compounds that are beneficial against fungus
- Kombucha – this tea is rich in polyphenols & acetic acid, both beat Candida
- Probiotics – use Lactobacillus to reduce fungus growth & protect against infections.
Many of these items can also be found as supplements that can be taken in capsule form.
Last Thoughts About Candida Gut
THEN make lifestyle changes to prevent Candida Gut from returning.
Look at all the symptoms for this Gut Problem, consider your situation. Perhaps you will connect the dots to see the full picture which points to something you need to improve.
If you want to find out about Immune Gut, read my previous article.
Taking the lifestyle changes can help as a preventative measure, or alongside medication, they could make a difference for your Happy Healthy Life!
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