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Navigating Candida with Autoimmune

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It’s so great to see you here my divine friend! Thank you for downloading my free guide. And congratulations on taking a HUGE step towards taking back your body and restoring your wellbeing. Life is too short to be in the dark about your health.


You have one body, and you deserve to be empowered and equipped with the knowledge to take care of it! That’s why I’m here today; to help you get rid of the belly bloat, fight off those chronic yeast infections, and finally feel confident in your womanhood.


Tell me if this sounds familiar; you wake up, drag yourself out of bed, and cling to your coffee to get through the day. No matter what diet changes you make, the pain and bloating don’t ease up. And the most frustrating part? Every period triggers a yeast infection! You feel like you can’t enjoy life, and you’re tired of draining your bank account on douches and yeast creams. Well girlfriend, the frustration stops today. It’s time to shed some light on why you can’t find relief!


Today, I’m going to let you in on secrets your doctor isn’t telling you. Secrets that can change your life and reveal the root cause of your suffering. Keep reading to discover the root-cause of your symptoms.


WHAT IS CANDIDA?

Candida is a type of single celled fungus which resides in your gut and other warm, moist areas throughout the body, including the mouth, rectum, vagina, and skin. In a healthy body, Candida is a normal member of your ‘microbiome tribe’ that live in your gut. But in certain circumstances – like when your diet is high in processed grains, alcohol or sugar or you are taking antibiotics –Candida can grow out of control and invade areas it doesn’t belong.


SYMPTOMS OF CANDIDA OVERGROWTH

The following side effects or unpleasant symptoms prevail when Candida outbreaks happen:

  • Fungal infection at delicate portions of the skin, such as foot, nails, or in the form of athlete’s foot and ringworm

  • Vaginal yeast infections

  • Various skin conditions, such as eczema, rashes, and hives

  • Digestive issues, such as constipation or diarrhea

  • Excessive craving for sweets and foods rich in carbohydrates

  • Nutrient deficiency due to affected autoimmune functions


WHY ARE WOMEN PRONE TO CANDIDA OVERGROWTH?

Well, it’s all about hormones! I bet your doctor never told you that! Here’s the thing girlfriend, most of us already have Candida in our bodies. The problem is when there are hormonal shifts that change the way Candida grows. And we girls have a lot of hormonal shifts!


Therefore, Candida is Common During:

  • After sex

  • Pregnancy, post-partum, perimenopause and menopause

  • Times of stress

  • Times of blood sugar imbalance

  • Use of hormonal birth control or HRT

  • Use of some medications

  • Your period

Both shifts in estrogen, and progesterone, can increase Candida. However, in the presence of high-estrogen, Candida rapidly multiplies due to the increase in glycogen production. Glycogen is a form of sugar…Candida loves sugar! Balancing hormones is the number one most important strategy in keeping Candida in check.



THE CANDIDA AND AUTOIMMUNE CONNECTION

The correlation between Candida and autoimmune disease has been rather mysterious in years past but with continued research, we now understand the connection a bit better. The most basic relationship we can find between the two is the overgrowth of Candida causes the internal lining of the gut to break down, leading to permeable gut (aka leaky gut). When the intestinal barrier of your gut becomes permeable, proteins, bacteria and infections have the chance to escape from your gut, into your bloodstream.


When all these unwanted particles invade the bloodstream – an inflammatory response is initiated. The gut becomes inflamed and goes into rescue mode to save you from the invaders.


If left untreated, a leaky gut will continue to leak particles into the blood. In turn, the body starts to treat the invaders and normal body tissues as the same entities and starts to attack both. This leads to more and more severe tissue damage and the development of serious diseases. Whichever tissue is under attack determines the type of autoimmune disease you are likely to develop as a result.


NAVIGATING YOUR WAY TO RECOVERY

Now that you know the basic connection behind hormones, the immune system and the role in which Candida plays in a woman’s journey, you should move forward with treating your Candida overgrowth. If left untreated, Candida overgrowth will continue to damage your health.


When you have developed an autoimmune disease, you are more likely to develop another and fall prey to this whole vicious cycle once again. The best way to correct this condition is to treat the condition at its root.


Here is how you can control Candida and fix your leaky gut:


Follow a Candida Diet

  • Eliminate Candida Trigger Foods: dairy, sugar, grains (except pseudo grains), nuts, vinegar (except apple cider vinegar), starchy vegetables, most fruit, industrialized cooking oils and coffee.

  • Incorporate Candida-Friendly Foods: grass-fed beef, wild-caught seafoods, organic chicken, ocean vegetables (nori and kelp.), high-quality sea salt, fresh vegetables (especially kale and other green veggies), lemons, cultured vegetables, and organic cold-pressed cooking oils.

  • Learn How to Eat: A good Candida diet will favor high alkaline foods and include food combining. It is also essential to practice mindful eating and moderation too!

Use Supplements


The next defense mechanism against Candida overgrowth is the use of supplements. Here are my favorites:

  • Chlorella: Vital for rebuilding the immune system as it eradicates toxic heavy metals, maintains blood-sugar levels, and refines energy levels. Aim for taking this twice a day.

  • Pau d ’Arco: Pau d ‘Arco is the bark of a rainforest tree. It is anti-fungal and may be taken in a capsule or a tea. Take capsules as directed on the product label or drink 3 cups of tea per day

  • Reishi extract: Supports immune system and helps prevent infection

  • Oregano oil: Encapsulated soft gels of this essential oil have proven anti-microbial power that both kill and inhibit future growth of Candida albicans. Do not overuse this supplement. Follow directions on the package and/or consult your medical team for guidance.

  • Olive leaf extract: Stimulates phagocytosis of pathogenic fungi and bacteria, not just Candida. This can help restore balance in the GI tract.

  • Grapefruit seed extract: Add to vaginal douche or enema

Probiotics


When you develop a leaky gut, it diminishes your microbiome, so your body essentially is out of the probiotics necessary to properly digest your food and produce hormones. That is why you need to reflood your gut with the beneficial bacteria called probiotics along with choosing prebiotics, which are essential for the growth of the probiotics. This will help your gut to heal and overcome Candida growth. Many find that soil-based probiotics are ideal for Candida.


Remember… hormone balance, supporting your immune system and self-care are key to winning the battle over Candida and reclaiming your life.


Candida Program available from Health Yourself with full guidance.


Here’s to Your Health!



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