If you've answered yes to 3 or more of the above symptoms, you may have a Candida overgrowth.
Candida is a fungus that occurs naturally in your body. When kept in check, it does helpful things like aid in the absorption of vitamins and minerals.
Unfortunately, when Candida grows in excessive amounts it can cause all kinds of issues from autoimmune disfunction to thyroid conditions.
What causes a Candida overgrowth?
Lots of things can cause Candida to get out of control, such as:
A diet full of simple carbs and sugar
Medications, i.e., oral contraceptives or corticosteroids
How do you treat a Candida Overgrowth? To get Candida in the right balance in your body you need to eliminate the excess (aka - kill it). How is this done? Starve the Candida by depriving it of its favorite food - sugar.
You can't just take a pill - you HAVE to eliminate all dietary sugar. Not the easiest thing to do, since sugar is in EVERYTHING! But it's truly the best way to get your body back in balance and see your symptoms disappear.
What's the easiest way to treat a Candida Overgrowth?
Eliminating sugar for two weeks can be extremely overwhelming - and easy to accidentally get wrong, since so many things contain added sugar.