Posted by: Take Flight | February 11, 2017

Healing Overgrowth of Candida, Part 1

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Approximately six years ago I began to experience bloating on a daily basis. Attributing it to hormonal changes, I ignored it. Then the bloat turned into my stomach looking several months pregnant each night I went to bed. When I’d wake up I’d feel dizzy, sometimes with headaches, often with stomach aches, and could barely drag myself through the day.

This began a lengthy health search, several doctors both western and holistic and many tests, to discover I had an overgrowth of Candida. Because it is widely misunderstood, I’d like to share my experiences to help any of you out there who may be suffering from this malady.

For the next several weeks I will write about it weekly to provide you with many resources on how to treat Candida overgrowth. I now have mine under control and have my body and mind back. The good news of going through this challenging journey has been how it positively transformed me. It became a gift to take my health and well-being to the next level. Whether or not you have this condition, I hope this information will be the catalyst for you to improve your health so you can either overcome this or avoid it altogether.

What is the overgrowth of Candida? Candida is part of the normal bacteria we all have in our intestines. Yet when it grows out of control it can become a fungus which can cause havoc by forcing its way into our bloodstreams and emitting toxins like ethanol throughout our bodies. This can weaken our immune system and cause damage over time to tissues and organs.

What are the symptoms of Candidiasis (overgrowth)?

The frustrating, and sometimes even debilitating, symptoms can include excessive gas, stomach bloating/distension, fatigue, headaches, mood swings, constipation, depression, anxiety, and poor memory. http://www.candidamd.com/candida/symptoms.html

How does Candidiasis occur?

Antibiotics are a primary culprit, though swimming in a chlorinated pool for extended periods of time can also because chlorine has the same effect on the body as antibiotics over time according to Dr. Humiston, The Candida M.D. Other factors such as eating a lot of sugar and carbohydrates and/or drinking excessive alcohol, along with unattended stress levels and/or a diet high in processed foods can all come into play. Here are some powerful nutrition recommendations from Dr. Axe, a notable expert on this condition: https://draxe.com/candida-diet/. Candida overgrowth has been increasing rapidly over the last few decades largely due to the processed diets many people consume in our society along with the faster pace of life that we all try to keep up with. This situation goes undiagnosed often because many doctors are unaware of this condition.

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