If you have Symptoms such as constant fatigue, irritability, digestion problems, strong cravings for certain foods & drinks, Thrush, are to name but a few which are caused by a Candida over growth. Candida is a yeast that lives naturally within your body and the friendly bacteria within your gut keeps the candida under control. However if the Candida grows out of control it can cause many unwanted symptoms as above and can lead to a complaint called Leaky Gut. This symptom is when the Candida overgrowth can cause small holes in the gut and allow minute food particles to escape into the blood stream with devastating effect. The bodies immune system then attacks these foreign particles which creates Flu like symptoms causing fatigue, bloating, irritability, brain fog, nausea and more.In turn this condition can lead too poor absorption of your foods nutrients therefore letting fatigue set in.
The main causes of a Candida over growth are todays processed foods high in sugar content, long term use of antibiotics or steroids, contraceptive pill, drinking too much alcohol or stress which reduces your immune system.
The simple way to treat a Candida overgrowth is to starve the yeast in your gut and kill it off and repopulate your gut with healthy bacteria. This is done by using a diet which contain no sugars or fermented yeasts. For a certain time no drinking alcohol, no processed foods, no sugar drinks, no bread. The diet is a simple one of cooking fresh food from raw ingredients. You also take probiotics and antifungals to repopulate the gut with good bacteria.
Candida die off is when too many Candida cells are killed or die off too quickly which can release up to 79 different toxins and this can cause many unwanted symptoms like
Flu like symptoms
Joint & Muscle Pain
Sweating & Fever
Constipation or Diarrhoea
It is very important you do everything possible to stop this die off reaction as it puts a lot of stress on your immune system and slow down the process of eliminating your Candida overgrowth. Die off can often start when you change your diet or add a new supplement like a Probiotic or Anti fungal. The best way to help stop this die off reaction is to take a good detox supplement like Milk Thistle and introduce the Probiotic and Anti fungal supplements slowly. If a reaction starts when Probiotic or Anti fungals are introduced you should reduce the dosage and continue with your detox supplement and drink lots of water to help flush out the toxins produced by the Candida die off. Saunas can also help to reduce die off symptoms as toxins are released through the skin when sweating, it is important that you wash yourself after the Sauna to wash away any toxins that have been sweated out.