The US Library of Medicine/National Institute of health advises: "In some cases, probiotics will be the difference between a good quality of life and a bad one, or perhaps even life over death."
Candida Albicans, a beneficial element to our system, provides some B vitamins to our systems. However, if it is overgrown, it is a detriment to our health. How to tell if you have a Candida issue? If you have been on any antibiotic therapies, or steroid therapy (for pain, allergies, dental work, etc.), or eaten high carbohydrate foods or sugars, then you may have a Candida overgrowth problem.
If you have regularly and consistently taken probiotics, AND have taken HIGH dosages of pro-biotics, such as 5 Billion or more daily for at least a month after antibiotics or steroids, (some researchers say at least 2 months), then you should be in balance with your intestinal flora.
Check out this partial list of symptoms, if you have one or more of these you may well have Candida overgrowth:
Candida forms roots that invade the body tissue and becomes a fungus. When it gets to this stage, leaky gut syndrome and other health maladies can manifest. This type of overgrowth requires many months of treatments.
After her 7 month Vegan diet, without losing any weight, Diane went on a very low carb eating plan, and she did not lose any weight after 6 months - (of starvation... she says!) She knew there was something preventing weight loss. She researched and found natural ways to bring down her candida overgrowth (without the use of drugs, such as Diflucan). She lost 20 pounds in 8 weeks time, most of which came off during the last 3 weeks of her Candida cleanse.
No matter what Candida cleanse you may decide on, keep in mind that you should take relatively high doses of enzymes several times throughout the day, or the cleanse may not be effective. You need to take enzymes to break down a protective agent the candida uses to stay attached to your digestive tracks. Candida is tenacious.
We encourage you to do some research on your own. Many, such as Dr. Axe, recommend switching up your cleanse routine every month. We also recommend Mycozil from Global Healing Center, a powerful Candida and Fungus cleanse. You can click on the button below to find out more, it's under supplements.
Natural remedies include:
Caprylic Acid (naturally found in coconut oil)
Grapefruit seed extract
Oil of Cloves
Apple cider vinegar
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