This white blob may look like spilt milk gone bad.
But it’s actually a yeast.
A yeast called candida.
And as disgusting as it looks, this yeast grows inside our stomach.
Yet at healthy levels, candida helps support a healthy immune and digestive system, and is actually good for us.
But if it starts to grow and spread, it can start to dominate other microorganisms.
Symptoms like brain fog, infections and skin rashes can soon follow.
And these are only the mild symptoms of what a candida overgrowth can cause.
Candida is just one of the thousands of types of yeast, fungi and bacteria living inside our guts.
The gut is like a rainforest teeming with life. There are thousands of yeast, fungi and bacteria living down there, all competing for food, living space and survival.
Like candida, many of them perform vital roles in supporting our gut health.
But like any rainforest, if any of them start to dominate it can upset the healthy balance inside our gut.
How can this happen?
Due to years of eating too much processed carbs, too much processed sugars, too much alcohol and too much stressed – The modern lifestyle, in other words.
A combination of these factors, and others, can cause a candida overgrowth to develop. And when it does, the symptoms can include:
- Skin and nail fungal infections
- Feeling tired and irritable all the time
- Regular bloating, constipation, or diarrhoea after meals
- Skin issues like eczema, psoriasis, hives, and rashes
- Frequent bouts of anxiety or depression
- Vaginal infections, urinary tract infections, rectal itching or vaginal itching
- Cravings for sugar and refined carbs
Candida Overgrowths are On the Rise
You’ve likely heard of candida overgrowth before.
Or maybe you know someone who’s struggled with it?
If so, you’re not alone.
Because over the last few decades candida overgrowth has been steadily on the rise.
As the BBC notes: “Candida auris is responsible for increasing invasive fungal infections in hospitals”.
So candida overgrowth isn’t something to take lightly.
What’s worse, it’s not just rashes, fungal infections and irritability people need to worry about.
Because if left to fester, candida can get into the bloodstream. And if that happens, it can damage the healthy functioning of the kidneys, heart and even the brain.
Is Candida the Same as SIBO?
Candida is often confused with SIBO.
But their causes are very different.
SIBO is short for ‘small intestinal bacterial overgrowth’.
And SIBO occurs when bacteria that normally lives in the small or large intestine starts to spread to other areas of the gut.
This bacteria then starts to ferment bits of undigested food, notably sugars, carbs, starches, and alcohol.
This results in the production of hydrogen and methane gases triggering symptoms like:
- Abdominal pain
How to Test for Candida
If any of the symptoms of candida or SIBO sound familiar, the only way to know for sure what’s causing them is to visit a doctor.
They can test your urine, blood or stool for traces of a candida yeast overgrowth.
If identified as candida, the good news is it can be reversed without dangerous drugs or stepping foot in a doctor’s office.
How Can Candida Overgrowth Be Reversed
Reversing candida overgrowth can be done in 3 steps:
- Reverse the habits that feed candida and cause it to spread:
Reduce intake of the processed sugars and processed grains candida loves to feast on
Reduce intake of fermented foods like Kombucha, sauerkraut, and pickles. Because eating them too much can actually feed candida and cause an overgrowth.
Adopt strategies for reducing stress
2. Eat foods high in gut enriching nutrients that can boost levels of healthy bacteria, yeasts and fungi to push back against candida’s spread and get it under control.
3. Adopt a gut healthy diet and lifestyle so you can sustain a healthy gut balance and keep candida at a healthy level.
Now, following these 3 steps may be easier said than done.
But if you can manage to do it, it can trigger a wealth of health benefits, including a lift in energy, vitality, and mental clarity.
So what I’ve done is create a 30 day program that guides you in exactly what you need to do to eliminate the foods and habits that cause candida to spread…
while revitalising the body with the nutrients and lifestyle activities it needs for more vim and vigor in daily life.
Probiotics have been hailed as the future of health.
Huge breakthroughs in our understanding of how our guts influence health throughout the body, from digestion to our moods and even our defenses against chronic disease.
So there’s a lot of excitement that improving people’s gut health can resolve all manner of health issues that have rocketed in recent decades.
In fact, they may be so effective that they have Big Pharma worried. It’s rumoured they’re trying to get probiotics pulled from shelves and sold as prescription drugs.
Now, I was as excited as anyone when I started reading about the health benefits of probiotics for rebalancing the gut bacteria and triggering a wealth of health benefits.
So you can only imagine my dismay when I dug a little deeper and discovered the current generation of probiotics may not be as effective as claimed.
Many gut health experts have been skeptical that they stay in the gut long enough to release their stored strains. Instead, most of them pass straight through into the toilet bowl.
And, sadly, this was the finding by a team of scientists from Israel.
The good news is you dont have to rely on a cold pressed pill to get a daily dose of probiotics. You can get them from fermented foods instead. Popular probiotics include keffir (a type of yogurt), sauerkrauct (purple colored cabbage), and kimchi (south korean dish).
I’ll admit, fermented foods can be an acquired taste. And they’re not the cheapest. But then neither are highly priced probiotic supplements. And at least with fermented foods, you know they work.
My name’s Gareth Churchill. I launched this website to help more people gain vital information on looking after their health as they get older.
While I may not be a doctor, qualified nutritionist, or medical expert, I do spend a lot of time researching and investigating pressing health issues. As sadly, this information isn’t always easy to get.
As a 63 year old who’s recently retired from my role as a housing officer at the local council, I understand only too well how important it is to look after our health is as we get older. Now both myself and my wife, Helen, are entering our golden years we want to ensure we’re doing all the right things to keep our brains and bodies health so we can enjoy a full, active retirement.
But after reading some troubling books, including Ben Goldacre’s Bad Pharma, I realized that we’re battling against a system that seems too focused on prescriptions and profits rather than feeding the body what it needs to be fit and healthy.
I’ve since set myself the mission of cutting through all the false information, flawed science, and flat out lies to discover the truth on how many health issues can be better resolved the natural way.