Despite all our medical advances, many people are plagued by chronic illness. Doctors prescribe all kinds of medicine to make people feel better, but they rarely cure disease.
There is a growing amount of evidence that too much Candida yeast is the underlying cause of many of the illnesses affecting millions of people.
Why is Candida Overgrown?
We really have to look no further than our poor, sugary diets and the overuse of antibiotics to identify the cause of Candida overgrowth. Yeast cells thrive in sugary environments and with the average westerner consuming over 100 pounds of sugar a year, our bodies have become yeast breeding grounds.
Probiotic bacteria are one of our natural defenses against Candida but they are often wiped out because doctors readily prescribe antibiotics for the slightest sore throat or sniffle. It’s no wonder people are so sick because our bodies have become living fermentation machines for the yeast.
Diseases Associated With too Much Yeast
People that suffer from the following conditions could have Candida overgrowth.
- Chronic Yeast infections (vaginal, penile, or oral)
- Chronic Fatigue
- Brain fog
- Leaky Gut
Besides those most common conditions, there are many more that people have reported clearing up once the yeast overgrowth had been eliminated.
Doctor’s Reluctance to Diagnose
What makes matters worse is the fact that many doctors are reluctant to accept Candida overgrowth as a diagnosis. Despite the 1000’s of testimonies showing anecdotal evidence of people becoming well after eliminating the yeast, the medical community would rather prescribe pills than believe in a more natural method of treatment.
The Candida Diet
People who suspect that they might have too much yeast in their systems can begin to take steps to eliminate it by following a Candida diet plan. The basic objective of the diet is to starve the yeast, strengthen the immune system, and restore the proper microbial balance to the body.
There are many foods that people must give up if they wish to become yeast free. Any foods that are rich in sugar, refined carbs, and processed ingredients should be avoided. Instead people should eat lean meat, vegetables, non-glutinous whole grains, low-sugar fruit, and legumes.
The food lists can be quite extensive in some plans , but be sure to find a plan that gives you many choices of things to eat and not just a list of what you can’t eat.
People also have to restore their good bacteria by eating probiotic rich foods or by taking probiotic supplements. Some foods high in good bacteria are kefir, natural yogurt, and sauerkraut. If choosing a probiotic supplement, find one that contains naturally occurring bacteria evolved to live in the human gut.
If you have been plagued by chronic health conditions and haven’t been able to find relief, perhaps you should consider Candida overgrowth as the cause. Many have finally found the solution after they took the necessary steps to eliminate the yeast from the body.
This article was written by Ted Kallmyer the author of the popular site, Candidafood.com, which is huge resource regarding the Candida diet.