Help Fight Yeast Overgrowth
Natural Microbial Defense for Symptoms of Yeast Overgrowth
Experts estimate that 3 of 4 women are afflicted with yeast infections at least once during their lives...half of all women endure them regularly. When we talk about yeast overgrowth, whether it be a systemic yeast issue leading to diaper rash or athlete’s foot, or digestive tract issues causing ailments such as thrush, what we are referring to is an imbalance of our body’s NATURAL healthy flora, or beneficial bacteria. Whether or not we’d like to believe this, our bodies play host to trillions of microscopic bacteria and other microbes. The majority of these microbes live in the digestive tract, but they are found in all body orifices, from the sinus to the belly button.
You May Have Candida Overgrowth & NOT Even Know It
Yeast thrive in the alkaline portions of our digestive system, and they are present in just about everyone.
In a healthy body they live in small numbers, typically in the small intestine, but are also found in our mucous membranes. One of these microscopic yeast organisms is called Candida albicans. Your body’s immune system and the beneficial bacteria that live in your intestinal tract - probiotics, for example - are designed to keep Candida and other pathogens in check.
Yeast can proliferate and cause health issues. Many times the problem can be traced back to what we ingest or expose ourselves to, including stress. Common causes include repeated antibiotic use, birth control pills and cortisone drugs, fluctuations in hormone levels, as well as eating too many refined carbohydrates.
When levels increase, we may experience vaginal yeast overgrowth, itchy skin, gas and bloating, or sugar cravings. Sufferers describe feeling “worn out” or fatigued, a result of yeast consuming the foods we eat for fuel and growth. As Candida overgrows, also it releases toxic substances that make you feel run down and can make your thoughts seem foggy.
The multiplying colonies of yeast release acids that may render your internal environment more acidic. This increase in acidity often allows other harmful microorganisms to survive your intestines, releasing more toxins and further compromising the body’s health.
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