Candida, a yeast normally present in the human digestive tract.
Wikipedia - "Candida albicans is an opportunistic pathogenic yeast that is a common member of the human gut flora. It does not proliferate outside the human body. It is detected in the gastrointestinal tract and mouth in 40–60% of healthy adults. It is usually a commensal organism, but it can become pathogenic in immunocompromised individuals under a variety of conditions. It is one of the few species of the genus Candida that causes the human infection candidiasis, which results from an overgrowth of the fungus."
Candidiasis, an overgrowth of candida yeast.
Causes: Antibiotic use, Steroids, Poor Diet, Excessive Sugar, Low Immunity
Cure: Diet rich in whole foods, moderate fruit intake (except in extreme cases), lots of fresh veggies (non-starchy) raw or lightly cooked, garlic, coconut oil, pungent herbs such as oregano, rosemary, celery seeds, dill, basil. Moderate intake of clean healthy meats and fish, preferably grass feed, organic meats and wild fish. Elk, bison, venison, goats meats all good choices. Salmon, trout, sardines, mackerel. Moderate whole grains such as rice, quinoa, buckwheat. Avoid gluten. Probiotic rich foods, goats milk kefir 3-4 oz. 2X's daily, fermented vegetables, sauerkraut and kimchi.
If you are currently experiencing symptoms of Candidiasis find a health care practitioner whose experience includes treatment plans and support. Treating this condition requires a commitment to lifestyle and diet changes.
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