The Fungus Among Us – You May Have It and Not Even Know It!


Our bodies all carry a certain amount of unhealthy bacteria. Our immune system and healthy gut flora keep this bacteria in check, however, certain things we consider harmless can throw this completely out of balance. When this occurs, Candida Albicons, or yeast overgrowth, can take over. Some of the symptoms are readily connected to digestive issues such as: gas, bloating, diarrhea, and constipation.

There are also health problems that stem from Candida that may surprise you such as: fungal nail infections, skin problems such as Eczema, Psoriasis, Rashes or Hives, dandruff, vaginal infections, arthritis, irritability and mood swings, fatigue and low energy.

Candida can become out balance for a number of reasons. One of the most common is from antibiotics. When taking a round of antibiotics, the ‘good’ bacteria in your gut is destroyed right along with the bad. Other factors such as alcohol consumption, and a diet high in carbohydrates and refined sugars can also play a role.

Stress can also be a contributing factor as it wreaks havoc on the immune system. Candida can travel through the blood which allows it to have an impact on your entire body. Since it feeds on carbohydrates and refined sugars, it can actually cause you to crave the types of foods that are made up of those things.

A few ways to keep Candida in it’s place are to limit your intake of high carbohydrate foods and snacks, avoid eating large amounts of foods high in refined sugar and consume alcohol in moderation. Most importantly, if you find it necessary to take antibiotics, always follow-up with a good probiotic when finished with the prescription.

If you find you are experiencing these symptoms, please call Natural Digestive Health Center at: 231-818-3234

Karyn Choate


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