Your Sugar Cravings Are Real!!
One of the most common harmful bacteria over growths with numerous emerging studies is Candida Albicans or just candida for short.
This bacteria is often at the root of those overwhelming sugar cravings
What is Candida?
Candida is a fungus, which is a form of yeast, and a very small amount of it lives in your mouth and intestines. Its primary job is helping out with digestion and nutrient absorption.
But when overproduced, candida can influence digestion, contribute to that gassy bloating feeling, and break down the wall of the intestines, penetrating the bloodstream, releasing toxic by-products into your body, causing leaky gut.
Common symptoms of candida
- Skin and nail fungal infections, such as athlete’s foot or toenail fungus
- Feeling tired and worn down, or suffering from chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia
- Digestive issues such as bloating, constipation, or diarrhea
- Autoimmune diseases such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, lupus, psoriasis, scleroderma, or multiple sclerosis
- Difficulty concentrating, poor memory, lack of focus, ADD, ADHD, and brain fog
- Skin issues like eczema, psoriasis, hives, and rashes
- Irritability, mood swings, anxiety, or depression
- Vaginal infections, urinary tract infections, rectal itching, or vaginal itching
- Severe seasonal allergies or itchy ears
- Strong sugar and refined carbohydrate cravings
How do you get candida overgrowth?
The good news is that the healthy bacteria in your gut typically keep your candida levels in check. However, a few factors can cause the candida population to grow out of control:
- Eating a diet high in refined carbohydrates and sugar
- Taking a round of antibiotics that killed too many of those friendly bacteria. It should also be noted that some herbal remedies like oregano kill both bad and good bacteria.
- Consuming a lot of alcohol
- Taking oral contraceptives
- Living a high-stress lifestyle
How do you test for candida overgrowth?
You’ll want to start by checking your levels for candida antibodies called IgG, IgA, and IgM. This can easily be done through most medical labs, and high levels can clue you into an overgrowth of candida.
Sometimes these tests can often be negative even when a stool or urine test is positive. Which brings us to the next two tests:
Research finds this to be the most accurate test out there. The lab will check for candida in your colon or lower intestines, and can usually determine the species of yeast — as well as which treatment will be most effective.
Just make sure that your doctor orders a comprehensive stool test, rather than the standard Urine Organix Dysbiosis Test. This urine test looks for a waste product of Candida yeast overgrowth that’s called D-arabinitol. In simple words, it measures the waste of the harmful bacteria to determine if there is an overgrowth. Elevated results indicate an overgrowth of candida, and the test can help you determine if there is candida in your upper gut or small intestines.
You can save yourself the money on a test, and I believe it is safe to assume that you need to do a candida cleanse if:
- You have not been eating a clean diet or eating a diet consisting of refined, processed foods and sugars
- Have not ever addressed you gut health and are not taking probiotics
- Feel sluggish or suffer from brain fog
- Do not sleep well or battle with sleep apnea
- Struggle with depression, anxiety or other mood disorders
- Are not at you healthiest weight or have difficulty gaining or losing weight
The first step in fighting candida (the bad bacteria in your gut), is to introduce good or “healthy bacteria” your gut foot soldiers into your body. You can do that by taking a probiotic supplement.
We have developed a probiotic specifically for fighting the bad bacteria like candida and with a specific blend of “healthy” bacteria for balanced gut health.
You can read more about the Keys2Eating Gut-Brain Axis Probiotics
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