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Candida yeast in the intestines


Many people have started realizing in recent years, that a wide variety of chronic health related problems are often caused or made worse by excessive candida yeast in the body's intestinal tract. Some people's bodies are actually 

more prone to candida yeast overgrowth when they eat certain types of foods too, and this can lead to health problems such as irritable bowel syndrome, hormonal fluctuations, severe menstrual symptoms such as pain and bloating, flatulence, and even the inability to lose excess body weight too.

Hundreds... possibly thousands of people have documented their personal success in overcoming various illnesses, or at the very least drastically reducing symptoms, when they change their diet to one which is not as beneficial to candida yeast overgrowth.

Candida yeast bacteria thrive in warm, moist, dark places in our bodies. This is why we develop yeast infections in specific areas more often than not. One of the primary places in the body yeast bacteria live and grow however, is the intestinal tract.

The primary food source for candida yeast is sugar. Anything with excess sugar, starch, or simple carbohydrates will help feed the candida yeast and allow them to grow and multiple within your body faster. This problem is compounded by poor nutritional habits in general. If your body is not getting the proper vitamins, minerals and essential nutrients it needs to keep the immune system strong, it can become susceptible to excessive candida yeast growth.

And it's these two problems that are primary keys to many of the health problems people experience today. The modern American diet of today is not overly nutritious at all. In fact, many people are actually malnourished despite the fact that so many are grossly overweight and obese. This malnourishment is actually caused by the same thing that's causing the candida yeast overgrowth as well though. Simple, sugary, starchy foods.

People eat a lot of junk food these days. Potatoe chips, cookies, candy, soda and more. But that's not the only problem. Many foods that appear to be healthy for us are actually almost as bad as eating candy and doughnuts. "Breakfast" bars for instance, are loaded with extra sugar. So are the most common breakfast cereals. Almost everything we buy in a grocery store today has sugar added to it. And this extra sugar is what causes the obesity, malnutrition, and candida yeast overgrowth.

Sugar is not the only culprit however. In the human body, starchy foods are converted to sugar almost immediately upon entering our mouths. And the more simple those starch heavy foods are, the faster they'll convert to sugar. So the combination of sugar laden foods, and heavy starch content are what contributes to the health problems noted above.

The easiest way to help control candida growth in the human body, and help keep ourselves healthier as a nice side effect, is to start limiting the amount of simple sugars and starches we eat in our foods. Switch to artificial or natural sweeteners for instance, add healthy proteins and fats, and add whole grain complex starches in place of the simple ones.

Note: Some statements in this article may not be approved by the FDA. This article is for informational purposes only and should not be taken as professional medical advice.

Essentially, the combination of our lifestyle choices, and medical treatments we use for various illnesses and conditions are all serving to create a melting pot of additional problems and health conditions - many of which can be directly traced to an overgrowth of candida yeast in our bodies.


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