Candida Overgrowth

Candida overgrowth can often go undiagnosed by doctors in conventional medicine and if you do get a diagnosis then most likely you’ll be given medication to take.

Medication is not the answer! In fact, taking medication will disrupt the natural balance of your gut flora even further. Unfortunately, with this condition, there is no quick fix. Taking a drug from the doctors might help initially with symptoms, but in a few weeks time you’ll be back at the doctors because of a new problem that emerges.

IBS is a symptom of Candida

The way in which these conditions have evolved is down to poor diet and antibiotics. People who have Candida will always have IBS symptoms, so could those with IBS have a yeast problem also? Candida symptoms can often hide within people; the symptoms are usually put down to something else and often dismissed. These conditions could potentially lead to long-term health disease unless they are managed. If you change your diet and your lifestyle early enough, then you can relieve your symptoms and in some cases completely reverse them.

Candida is the most common human opportunistic fungus on the planet!

Did you know that Candida (albicans) are the most common human opportunitistic fungus on the planet? Candida can spread very quickly in the right conditions and can eventually cause long-term health conditions. The topic of the mycobiome (the fungi network that resides with the microbiome) is lacking in serious research, but the natural balance of the biome is where these problems extend from.

Antibiotics are a common treatment for bacterial infections; a truly amazing discovery. There are very few treatments for infection available, so antibiotics have been revolutionary. Unfortunately, antibiotics kill off bacteria and not just the harmful type. Taking a single dose of antibiotics will alter your natural gut flora for up to a year. Repeatedly taking antibiotics will have long-term affects on your microbiome and cause gut inflammation.

IBS and Gut Inflammation

One of the causes of IBS is believed to be inflammation of the digestive tract caused by damage to cells. The body’s natural response is to send inflammatory cells to protect the area from further damage by raising the temperature of the gut and causing swelling. It’s possible that swelling is caused by inflammation and is contributary to bloating, but bloating is also caused by excessive gas when your food cannot digest propely; food intolerances. If you have IBS, then the food you eat cannot digest properly because the enzymes released to help breakdown the food are no longer working efficiently. Enzymes are one of the most critical aspects of digestion.

Digestive Enzymes and IBS

Digestive enzymes are naturally released from organs such as the pancreas which releases, protease, lipase to help breakdown the food chains. Long chains of food in carbohyrates, protein and fats cannot be absorbed by the gut, so they must be broken down into smaller sizes that the gut can easily absorb. Enzymes are heat dependent, meaning they become inefficient in high temperatures, so if you have gut inflammation, then your enzymes are not breaking down your food properly, hence the symptoms of IBS.

The best way to fix Candida and IBS is with diet…

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