Do you have the guts to be healthy? I am not talking about bravery here. What is happening inside your gut can determine your overall health. 80% of your immune system is in your colon, your “gut”. Candida spread like wild fire and took up camp in my body making me so sick I could barley walk to my mailbox without getting winded. You can read more about my story and what I did to lose weight and regain my health HERE.
“Yeast-Fungi contributes to more pain, disease and disability than any other health condition. The general public unwittingly digests foods and prescription medication without realizing the harmful effects to their bodies.” ……Douglas M. Cox, D.C. D.A.B.C.O
This is what it looks like in your colon.
What is the so-called “yeast”? It is called Candida Albicans. Candida Albicans is a fungus that is normally present in the colon. The fungus also can travel through the blood stream and affect any part of your body. Symptoms of brain fog and fatigue are typical symptoms of overgrowth but there are several more I will list below. Most people have it and don’t even know it. Feeling tired is NOT NORMAL! For some reason the people that feel great and have tons of energy seem to be “not normal” when in fact that is how we are supposed to feel.
Here are some typical symptoms of an overgrowth:
- Brain fog and poor memory
- Food and chemical sensitivities
- Feelings of anxiety, panic attacks, feeling “blue”
- A.D.D & A.D.H.D
- Irregular bowels
- Chronic flatulence
- Eye fatigue, spots in front of eyes, burning or tearing eyes
- Ringing in the ears or ears that constantly itch
- Irritability, mood swings
- Frequent urination
- Frequent vaginal yeast infections, persistent vaginal itching
- Irregular menstruation, PMS
I am sure you are wondering why this is all the sudden an epidemic and how can ALL these issues be linked to it. Stick with me here. I have learned so much over my last 6 years of research, trial and error along with what my doctor taught me, and I will share it all with you. Just can’t cram it all into one post or you would be here for weeks reading. To sum it up, Candida confuses your immune system causing it to go auto-immune. Check out this article to learn more.
Stay tuned for my next post: How does this happen? Where did it come from?
Wellness Tip #1 CUT SUGAR!! You must cut sugar. Sugar is food for Candida and Cancer. I did it cold turkey but my husband needed help so he used Plexus Slim to help cut his cravings. The man can eat 3 pieces of pie at lunch! He is lean and fit but can put away a cake in a day. Candida loves sugar. Cut it from your diet unless you want to feed the beast!