Odds are PRETTY HIGH that you're familiar with the medical condition known as a yeast infection, as statistics suggest that up to 75 percent of women contract a vaginal yeast infection at least once in their lives.
Common Candida Overgrowth Causes
Refined sugars and carbs
Yeast, a fungus, relies on sugar – a form of energy – for its vitality. Therefore, the more sugar there is in your body, the more the yeast will thrive, potentially leading to an overgrowth.
When consumed at rates higher than what's recommended or deemed acceptable, alcohol, which contains sugar, nurtures Candida growth.
When you're prescribed antibiotics, it's to fight some sort of bacterial infection. And as these prescriptions are designed to do, they kill off the bacteria – both bad and good. That puts your body in jeopardy of antibiotic resistance.
What you can do about it?
1. Cut the sugar
Processed and refined foods, as well as those high in gluten and sugar (including natural sugars), create an ideal home for Candida. Restrict (or, better, eliminate completely) your intake of alcohol, sweets, bread, vinegar and foods containing vinegar, peanuts and foods high in sugar – including sweet fruits such as bananas and dates.
2. Add Candida fighters to your food consumption
By not allowing Candida to survive, avocados, chia seeds, wild-caught fish, garlic and other healthy food that contains caprylic acid, which has anti-microbial properties that are proven to kill yeasts and Candida.
3. Load up on probiotics
I recommend forgoing antibiotics whenever possible. Taking supplement with a high-quality probiotic, as probiotics help support the immune system, regulate digestion and restore a healthy balance of gut bacteria by crowding out Candida.
It is very simple to feel better cut down on alcohol, refines sugar and carbs, take supplements and do digestive yoga poses on a daily basis.
For more wellness advise and yoga practice please contact Brigitta on 0450 282 452.
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