Are you feeling bloated, been diagnosed with (IBS) Irritable Bowel Syndrome , or just have stomach pain? Are you getting rashes, spots on your face or fungus in your nails, or brain fog that just won’t go away? When your gut is not in good health, it often leads to a lot of these symptoms.
Many types of fungi live in and on the human body, including yeasts known as Candida. Candida is found in the mouth, intestines, and on the skin. Under normal healthy circumstances it is not a problem; other healthy bacteria in the body keeps Candida levels under control. However, Candidiasis is an infection caused when too much Candida grows in the body and it is the most common cause of fungal infections. Candidiasis can cause various health problems but thankfully, there are effective natural healing options including supplements and lifestyle changes.
WHAT CAUSES CANDIDIASIS?
There are a variety of factors that can lead to Candida overgrowth. Many of the factors are lifestyle choices: eating a diet high in sugar and refined carbs, consuming high amount of alcohol, and high stress levels. A weakened immune system, especially for people with diabetes, is a big risk factor. Taking oral contraceptives may also be linked to Candida overgrowth, as can taking antibiotics. This last factor, antibiotics, is particularly interesting because allopathic medicine often recommends antibiotics to treat a yeast infection. However, as will be explained in the section on treatment, antibiotics kill both the bad and good bacteria, which can lead to an imbalance in the microbiome, which in turn has a negative impact on our health as well.
Candidiasis can lead to various health problems all over the body including oral thrush, urinary tract infections, sinus infections, skin infections, joint pain, brain fog and fatigue. The digestive system’s health also relies heavily on the balance between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ gut bacteria. Good bacteria helps with digestion, processing starches, fibers, and some sugars. This is why when the balance is off, you may experience digestive issues such as bloating, constipation, cramps, diarrhea, gas, and even nausea.
In a healthy body, the intestinal lining forms a tight barrier that controls what gets absorbed into the bloodstream. When too many yeast spores die off, small pinholes are left in the gut lining. An unhealthy gut lining may have large cracks or holes, allowing partially digested food, toxins, and bugs to penetrate the tissues beneath it. This may trigger inflammation and changes in the gut flora balance that could lead to problems within the digestive tract and beyond, including leaky gut, irritable bowel syndrome, and other auto-immune issues.
Taking a look at what causes Candidiasis is a great way to figure out how to prevent and treat it. The lifestyle changes mentioned above may similarly be used to prevent Candidiasis: reducing stress, eating healthy, reducing alcohol consumption, and minimizing stress. Antibiotics are typically used to treat yeast infections. However, as mentioned, in doing so, the antibiotics also kill the good bacteria in the gut which can take approximately six months to reestablish. During this time there is a lack of healthy stomach digestion, and for this reason, people often get yeast over and over again. Additionally, antibiotics do nothing to treat the holes left by the yeast in the intestines. This is where Dermatrophin PMG® can help.
CoreLife Holistic Wellness provides supplements and health guidance to prevent and heal infections. Dermatrophin PMG® heals the intestines, helping the body heal so that a healthy gut can reestablish. Dermatrophin PMG® is a gluten-free, natural supplement that contains bovine epithelial pmg extract which provides uniquely derived nucleoprotein-mineral extracts that support cellular health and provides important minerals such as sodium, calcium, and magnesium. Our health experts will work with you to supplement and promote a healthy lifestyle to treat and prevent Candidiasis. Book an appointment here for natural solutions for both treatment and prevention.