Candida - Is it dangerous?
Candida – what is it and why is this important to be aware of it?
Read on, this may just surprise you! Do you struggle with any or a combination of some of the following and you have just not been able to quite nail what is causing it? Check out this list, if you can say yes to one or more of these, chances are that you are having a wrestle with candida.
1. Feeling tired or suffering from chronic fatigue
2. Digestive issues such as bloating, constipation, or
3. Skin issues such as eczema, psoriasis, hives, and rashes
4. Irritability, mood swings, anxiety, or depression
5. Vaginal infections, urinary tract infections, rectal itching
or vaginal itching
6. Strong sugar and refined carbohydrate cravings
7. Skin and nail fungal infections
8. Continues sinus and sinus infections
9. Joint pain
These are just some of the issues that are caused by Candidiasis and by no means all of them. It can interfere with weight loss and lead to leaky gut which will compromise your general health and wellness. About 70% - giver or take – of your immune system is in your gut. Furthermore, Candida overgrowth can also kill off good bacteria in your gut that are essential to nutrient absorption. There are many different kinds of candida, but Candida albicans is the culprit in most cases.
You may ask what causes this. Here are some of the things that lead to candida overgrowth:
Excessive alcohol intake
A diet high in sugar and refined carbohydrates
Birth control pills
A weak immune system
Uncontrolled diabetes or blood sugar
Before I go any further though, let me just emphasize that I am not a physician and this article is in no way intended to be a tool for diagnosis or prescribing any cure. I strongly recommend that you consult your natural health care practitioner if you have any of the symptoms described above and ask to be tested for candidiasis so that you can receive the correct treatment. This condition is completely curable in most cases and with the correct lifestyle adjustments and treatment candida can be brought back to normal levels. There are a growing number of medical professionals who are of the opinion that candida overgrowth puts the patient at risk for and sets the stage for a number of cancers. So it is indeed a matter not to be taken lightly. In the past it was thought that cancer caused the overgrowth of candida, but it now seems that it is in fact the other way raround.
LCHF (Banting / Keto) and Candida:
Now if you are fairly new to the LCHF lifestyle (such as Banting and the Ketogenic Diet), you may very well be suffering from this and not even know it. Especially if you have come from the classic high carb and refined sugar / low fat eating way of life. The traditional diet is a smorgasbord for candida and promotes overgrowth. Statistics estimate that between 75 – 90% of the population have candida overgrowth. So if you are doing Banting or Keto and you are doing everything right and you are struggling to lose weight plus you battle on and off with bloating and gas, it may be worthwhile considering the possibility that candida may just be the hidden stumbling block. The LCHF diet will however contribute to not only weight loss, health and longevity, but also recovery and prevention of re-occurrence… providing you stick to it!
What can I do about it?
Okay, so I would be doing you a gross disservice if I don’t caution you first of all to not trust ”Dr Google”! Depending on what you discover and decide to go with you could wind up in more trouble than what you started with. Don’t step in that trap! You will find that a good, qualified and ethical natural healthcare practitioner is worth the time and money to get proper treatment, I assure you. Now I keep discovering amazing things about our products and here is something from our stable that could definitively help you along your way. Martinnaise Raw Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar can help with bringing yeast infections under control and can assist in the prevention of it occurring. How you may ask? Here is an interesting fact for you - Apple cider vinegar is a scientifically proven anti-fungal and research has shown that it can inhibit the growth of candida. Depending on where the infection is, you can take it orally or topically.
Candida overgrowth can occur so easily and if left unchecked can lead to serious long term health issues. Cutting out refined sugars and excessive alcohol consumption, regularly using a good quality probiotic and following an eating lifestyle that promotes good gut health and overall wellbeing such as Banting and Keto and also the right and well-researched vegan and vegetarian life-styles, will contribute to a healthier more vibrant state of health and better quality of life. The old adage that the consistently having the right food (diet if you will) is medicine to your body is still the best advice anyone can give. Check out the recipe for a healthy daily drink you can make with your premium quality Martinnaise Raw Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar on the label. Whether Banting/ Keto / Vegan or what ever other healthy life style you choose for yourself and your family, this product will form an important part of your health care.
If you are not doing Keto or Banting, you should still cut out refined sugars, soya, gluten and pprocessed foods from your diet. This will go a long way to prevent and even help you recover from candida overgrowth.
Your health is important, don’t wait until things go wrong before you start taking good care of it. I wish you health, strength and safety!
Warm regards, Martin