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Are You Suffering from a Candida Overgrowth? Signs, Prevention Tips, and Solutions

Christina Sarich
May 21st, 2013
Updated 05/08/2014 at 10:39 am
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eating bowl veggies 263x164 Are You Suffering from a Candida Overgrowth? Signs, Prevention Tips, and SolutionsCandida Albicans is a fungal yeast present, to some degree, in the entire population. Also living in our intestines and stomachs are natural bacteria that feed on Candida Albicans to maintain safe levels for the body. As long as the number of Candida yeast is low, there is no need to worry. However, the problem is that a large portion of the world population, especially Americans, have an overgrowth of Candida Albicans living in their systems. Once it starts to take over the body, it goes from a yeast to a fungus, and can eventually turn into a cancer when it passes the blood brain barrier. So what do you do?

When Candida Albicans moves from the gastrointestinal tract to the bloodstream, you may start noticing symptoms like a white coating on the back of your throat, more frequent yeast infections, fatigue, irritability, weight gain, and eventually more serious diseases. To bypass all of these issues, it’s important to know what can causes candida, and how to prevent it.

Foods That Cause Candida Overgrowth

There are numerous foods that can exacerbate the Candida Albicans overgrowth problem. Namely, exposure to excessive pesticides and herbicides (as in GMO foods produced by Monsanto, Bayer and other corporations), refined sugar, antibiotics (because they disrupt balanced gut flora), fast foods, and many ‘convenience foods’ stocked at your grocery store. Processed carbohydrates or refined carbs also turn into sugar quickly in the body, so they can cause Candida overgrowth as well.

A quick, simplified overall of foods that can cause a candida overgrowth:

  • Foods riddled with pesticides
  • GMO foods (largely due to increased pesticide exposure)
  • Refined sugar and processed carbohydrates
  • Antibiotics
  • Fast food
  • Convencience foods containing ingredients like high fructse-corn syrup and other health-hazards

The Candida to Cancer Route

Once the Candida yeast is growing strong, it begins to create mycotoxins within the body – essentially the body gets moldy! The mycotoxins permeate the blood, and the lymph system, especially the white blood cells and killer cells which are responsible for finding foreign viruses and bacteria and eradicating them. At this point, the immune system becomes depleted and eventually cannot fight the overgrowth of Candida. The kidneys, liver and other organs of detoxification start to run poorly, and you have a perfect environment for cancerous cells to grow.

How to Rid the Body of Candida Albicans Overgrowth

In order to prevent health inconveniences like colds, flu, and rashes, and later, larger problems like cancer, you can eat the following foods which alkalize the body and reduce the overgrowth of Candida:

  • Leafy greens
  • Eat less refined sugar.
  • Replace simple carbs with complex carbs like brown rice, whole grains, and beans.
  • Pure water
  • Garlic and lemon
  • Unsweetened yogurt with active cultures to add good bacteria to the gastrointestinal tract

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  • CandidaRecovered

    i just wrote a nice reply, took care and recommended erica whites beat candida book, it's excellent and cured us.
    sadly cause i put a link in to it (or at least I assume that's why) it was IMMEDIATELY deleted by the admins so I can't repost it. Iv'e already wasted 10 minutes on it so all I can say is
    get the book from the library. it's a great help. and I went from hospital to healthy thanks to it.

  • Gertrude van Voorden

    I recently learned, that diets etc. have no effect, once myceliumthreads are formed and that you need a product, a chemical to break the chitinelayer that the mycelium has to protect it. Right now i am trying it for the first time, as for decades my candida problem has never been totally resolved and always flares up. My daughter also suffers from it and possibly my children were infected at birth. Google the internet but do not go for ridiculously expensive products as a scam is currently going on. Trying to sell you something for over 100 dollars without even telling you the ingredients. In GMO BT can be present and that possibly continues to be effective in the gut, killing healthy gutbacteria. Also in regular milk and meat there is a lot of antibiotics. In the movie Borgen 3 or 4. someone gets violently ill after eating pork, because of an allergy for a certain antibiotic. It makes a person think.

  • Gertrude van Voorden

    When writing an article please get it right.Candida Albicans is a gutbacteria present in everyone. When other gutbacteria are being destroyed, through f.i. antibiotics use, candida albicans grows out of bounds. In time that can cause leaky gut, when it starts to become fungal and form myceliumthreads throughout your body and sometimes targeting one organ specially. At its severest it can cause death.

  • Judy

    Yes, GMOs do contribute to Candida! GMOs kill the good flora in your gut because they contain herbicides, pesticides, insecticides and antibiotics. Then after they do a job on you the candida is still there taking over and turning fungal. Therefore, GMOs lead to cancer. Studies show that GMO corn with its built-in insecticide may continue to produce the same genetically altered insecticide inside of you long after you have quit eating it! No wonder the biotechs like Monsanto spend millions to keep us from getting these dirty poisons labeled! THEY are the real terrorists!

  • Margit..Australia

    About 25 years ago i read books titled the Missing Diagnosis and Candida Albicans by dr crooke, i gave copies to all the doctors who misdiagnosed symptoms…..avoid all food that goes mouldy quickly, i.e. Strawberries, tomatoes, rockmelon. All yeast products such as bread etc, muhroons, vinegar or food tht has vinegar,sugar in it. Etc etc etc. The book is still avilable nd is a real eyeopener. It ll starts with over prescribing of antibiotics, pregnacy, thrush, even some toothpastes, wine and beer have been fermented ome way or another,gmo food doesnt contibute to candida unless it is one of the foods that are specific, gmo food is just bad bad news for humanity without a doubt and good news for certain business sectors and those with different agendas. People, do your research over and above even this forum, take control back of your lives. Also be aware that certain medication such as (used to br thisvparticular one ) Nizoral can cause serious liver damage which may not be recognised until it is too late. Check this out, if prescribed, again o your research.

  • eric

    I got rid of Candida Esophagitis with Extra Virgin Organic Coconut oil via oil pulling. Thought I was dying. Didn't eat for 12 days. I think I contracted it from black mold whilst residing in a basement apartment. Got rid of ALL my symptoms in 22 hours. miracle.really. I am vegan so it wasn't what I was eating. On an empty stomach, take 1 to 2 teaspoons of EVOC oil and swish around your mouth SLOWLY for 15 to 20 minutes. If you spit out the oil and it is yellow then you didn't do it long enough. must be white . rinse your mouth out and then drink a full glass of water afterward. spit into toilet not sink. This is an ancient Ayuvedic technique. Belief that the health of your mouth reflects the health of the whole body. Pulls toxins out via the bloodstream through your tongue. IT WORKS!

  • Marina

    Thanx so much for this article, I've had a lifelong battle with Candida Albicans overgrowth, depression, foggy headedness, lethargy and very low immune system because I also suffer from Leucopenia Anemia. And now that I haven't had my gullbladder since 1996, I have a real hard time with inflammation, bloating and edema; so, I need to eat just the right balance of Organic Raw/Vegan meals.
    Please don't forget to mention, the 'Vicious Cycle' of high sugar cravings that happen after years of suffering from this yeast overgrowth condition.

    • Renata

      Every morning dring 2 glasses of ginger tea. To prepare it take 1 to 2 inch ginger root and grate it put it in tea kettle or glass jar . Pour boiling water. Let it cool to rooom temperature, add raw organic honey and squeeze lemon.
      Taking cinnamon every day helps too.