Are you feeling tired, suffering from fatigue, needing to nap even after sleeping 8-10 hours each night?
Do you have problems with your digestion causing constipation, bloating or diarrhea?
Do you suffer from fungal infections affecting your nails and skin such as athlete's foot and toenail fungus/discolouration?
Do you have poor cognitive behaviour, mood swings, memory loss and/or a lack of focus and concentration?
Do you have strong and persistent sugar and carb cravings?
Do you suffer from oral or vaginal infections such as thrush?
If you answered YES to any of these questions, you could be suffering from Candida overgrowth.
- Consuming too much alcohol.
- Eating high carbohydrate or sugary diets.
- Eating a high flamented food diet.
- Taking contraceptives.
- Living a high-stress lifestyle.
- Taking antibiotics that kill all your ‘friendly’ bacteria.
The good news is that the ‘friendly’ bacteria in your gut usually keeps your levels in check. However, these levels can easily and uncontrollably spiral out of control.
To be sure you have Candida Overgrowth, you need to check your antibodies also known as IgG, IgA and IgM. You can easily check your levels by having a quick blood test, stool testing or an urine organix dysbiosis test.
The good news is that Candidiasis is treatable! What we need to do is stop the overgrowth, build up your ‘friendly bacteria’ levels and heal your gut! This will help rebalance your body so that candida can no longer enter the bloodstream and here’s how:
Step 1: Firstly, you need to make some immediate changes to your diet - It’s time to go low carb and cut out sugar! Sugar and Carbs feed yeast. By eliminating these foods and controlling your diet, you’ll stop feeding the yeast, which in turn prevents growth and will eventually starve the infection to death.
Step 2: Once you starve out the Candida overgrowth, it’s time to start building up your ‘friendly bacteria’. We do this by taking 25 to 100 billion units of prebiotics on a regular basis to help reduce the levels and boost your friendly bacteria!
Step 3: Finally, it’s time to heal and show your gut some serious loving; you can do this by eliminating inflammatory foods that harm your GI tract and introduce the following 8 foods to prevent the yeast from working its way through your body boosting your overall health and wellness.
Avoid the following: Candy, Alcohol, Desserts, Flours, Grains, Beans, Pasta, Fermented Foods and Spuds.
1. Coconut and Olive Oil
3. Apple Cider Vinegar
6. Cloves and Cinnamon
8. Cruciferous vegetables
Making the decision to rid your body of candida overgrowth will change your life! We understand that fighting candida sounds like a long journey, but don’t worry! Here at Nosh, we’re here to support you every step of the way.