Also known as a yeast infection, candida is a fungus that naturally lives on skin and inside the body, such as the mouth, throat, gut, and vagina, without causing problems.
However, hormonal fluctuations from contraceptives, pregnancy and weak immune systems trigger infections by promoting an increase in population. This means “candida infection can migrate to other areas of the body, including the blood and membranes around the heart or brain, causing serious candida symptoms”, according to Dr. Axe.
Symptoms include fatigue, mood swings, anxiety, urinary tract, oral and sinus infections, and GI-related issues; if candida lingers for too long, it can trigger long-term health implications that compromise the immune system.
Because candida can grow resistance to antibiotics and chemical disinfectants, it’s recommended to equip your body with the right tools to rebalance itself and restore candida to a healthy population!
One of the best ways minimize the presence of candida is to try a cleanse.
Liquids, especially warm broths, help the body flush out excess candida. Try a one-to-two day liquids only diet with lots of water to reduce candida populations quickly and effectively.
Additionally, replacing sugars and simple carbs like those found in breads, pastas, juices, sodas and other snacks with colorful vegetables starves candida and assists in immune activity, gradually eliminating the overgrowth.
Supplement with essential oils like oregano, thyme, cinnamon, clove and tea tree which help defend the body’s immune system from overburden and eliminate candida. Take eight drops of a single or a blend of these oils in a capsule every four hours until symptoms subside!
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Stay healthy and happy, from Liat and the LaCura Team