Yeast, also known as Candida Albicans, is a type of fungus that is present in all human bodies. The fungus is found on both the skin and mucus membranes, and in small amounts it is harmless to the body. However, when the growth of yeast increases dramatically, the results can be absolutely devastating. Did you know that yeast overgrowth is considered to be one of the most prevalent, yet unrecognized conditions to man?
When you have a healthy body, the yeast is kept until control by the healthy bacteria within your body. However, medical antibiotics and those we find in many of the meats we eat will upset the balance of your friendly bacteria. As the antibiotics work to weaken the good bacterium which keeps the yeast in check, the yeast begins to flourish, and before you know it, it’s completely out of control. Antibiotics are not the only contributor to the upset of your healthy bacteria; cortisone, some birth control pills and certain drugs have an effect on it, as well.
Once the yeast has overgrown in your body, it thrives on sugar, carbohydrates, moldy foods, fermented foods and vinegar. If you’ve ever noticed that your cravings for any of these are very strong, chances are, you have excessive yeast overgrowth in your body. While these foods are fine in a healthy body, with small amounts of yeast, they will make the situation much worse for those who already have too much yeast growing.
The yeast releases toxins into your bloodstream at high amounts when the level of yeast is elevated in your body. These wastes have a profound effect of your well-being and are linked to many health problems. The symptoms of yeast overgrowth include: excessive allergies, diaper rash, vaginal infections, depression, sensitivity to food, fatigue, headaches, irritability, weight loss, obesity, memory loss, bloating, ear aches and many other issues. The effects of the yeast overgrowth will worsen overtime and the physical, mental and emotional well-being of the victim is seriously compromised. When in its worst state, thinking becomes unclear and irrational, often with little acknowledgement from the victim.
Candida may be linked to serious health problems, which no other cause can be found. Once it begins to thrive, your health will go on a downward spiral with no end in sight. The cravings for sugar and other foods that nourish the yeast will get stronger, and on and on it will go. Eventually your immune system is so weak that the symptoms are no longer tolerable, so you seek out treatment from your physician who prescribes you antibiotics, killing off the last of your friendly bacteria. When yeast is in this advanced state, depression and suicidal thoughts are very common.
Yeast overgrowth is one of the most difficult health issues to detect because of the small amount that are present in everyone. The best way to determine if you have yeast overgrowth is by taking a look at your lifestyle and diet. Are you craving sweets, carbohydrates, experiencing constant illness, have a mental illness that doesn’t respond to medication or simply experiencing a general feeling of being “un-well”? Chances are your experiencing yeast overgrowth and need to make some changes to your diet.
Eliminating all carbs and sugars and adding fresh vegetables, nuts, seeds and other whole foods will get rid of the excessive yeast in your body. You’ll notice during the first two weeks that your cravings for sugar are higher than they have ever been. Just give this diet change some time, and as the yeast leaves you will notice that you no longer crave these foods.
Once you get your body back on track, the benefits are tremendous. Your cloudy thoughts will become clear again, your mood will go back to its old state, fatigue will lift and you’ll feel healthier overall. Once you feel that the yeast has left your body, you will want to maintain a healthy lifestyle so that the overgrowth doesn’t occur again and sacrifice your health.
-The Alternative Daily