It is estimated that 80% of all Americans suffer with chronic Candida. So what is Candida?
- Candida Albicans (Candida) is a benign, sugar-fermenting yeast that largely resides in the digestive tract and is an important part of our intestinal ecology when it is present in small amounts.
- Candida is normally harmless as a single-celled fungus and can be helpful in digestion and synthesis of vitamins and enzymes. However, when Candida becomes overgrown, it becomes parasitic.
- When it becomes parasitic and begins to colonize in your digestive tissues, the result is chronic inflammation which contributes to multiple health problems.
What causes Candida overgrowth?
- Exposure to toxic metals.
- Internal toxins from poor digestion.
- Candida may be consuming your nutrients, oxidizing the essential fatty acids and leaving toxins in their place.
Reduction of good bacteria in the digestive tract:
- Consumption of refined carbohydrates, alcohol and caffeine.
- Large amounts of sugar in health foods.
- Mushrooms are a fungi species and can increase the fungal population in the digestive tract.
- Sushi introduces infection of other parasitic organisms.
- Antibiotics kill all the good bacteria along with the bad bacteria that reside in your digestive tract.
- Immunosuppressive drugs such as chemotherapy, steroids, synthetic estrogens and progesterone, birth control pills and xeno estrogens.
- Mercury fillings, which produce an antibiotic effect.
Upset in intestinal pH:
- Acid blocking medications – blocks absorption of iron, B6, folate and zinc.
- Decreasing digestive enzymes.
- Decreasing hydrochloric (HCL) acid as we age.
What are the symptoms of Candida?
The symptoms of Candida are many. Anxiety, depression, irritability, sleep issues, hyperactivity, asthma, coughs, sinus issues, bad breath, constipation, diarrhea, bloating, heartburn, indigestion, intestinal pain, nausea, food cravings (especially sugar), hypoglycemia, acne, eczema, psoriasis, skin infections, hives, rashes, fingernail and toenail fungus, confusion, brain fog, memory loss, headaches, migraines, cramps, sexual problems, vaginal yeast infections, urinary tract infections, infertility, allergies, chemical sensitivities, chronic fatigue, swollen joins, gout and weight gain…these are some of the symptoms. It’s just INSANE!
How can you control Candida?
- Eat a healthy diet and avoid sugars, grains, potatoes and processed foods.
- Exercise on a regular basis to reduce stress and increase oxygen levels.
- Get plenty of rest and manage stress. Use doTERRA oils such as Serenity, Balance, Roman Chamomile and Lavender.
- Regularly take the doTERRA Lifelong Vitality Supplements (LLV) to help provide proper nutrition.
- Regularly cleanse and restore your digestive tract using doTERRA GX Assist to clear out the yeast and bad bacteria, followed by PB Assist to restore the good bacteria that has been overtaken by the Candida.
- Take doTERRA Terrazyme with meals as well as one in the morning and one before bed on an empty stomach. This will help “eat up” the Candida yeast as it dies off.
- Take doTERRA Zendocrine complex daily. This will help clean the toxins from your liver and kidneys.
- Take doTERRA DDR Prime supplement daily.
- Drink a drop of lemon or other citrus oil in your water multiple times per day. This also aids in cleansing the toxins from your body.
- Be proactive and use doTERRA On Guard products in every way. doTERRA On Guard essential oil blend can be diffused aromatically, applied topically to the reflex points and spine or taken internally to help boost the immunity.
- Throw those hand sanitizers and anti-bacterial soaps & lotions out! They are toxic!!! Did you know that antibacterial soaps cannot be used in homes with septic systems. Why? Because they kill the cannot decipher between good and bad. They kill the good bacteria that septic systems need to maintain a proper balance. Just imagine what it is doing to your body! Use doTERRA handsoap instead. Essential oils are adaptogenic, they can tell the difference between good and bad.
These are just a few of the suggestions to help control Candida in your digestive tract. There are many more things you can do. Everyone’s needs are different. Be consistent and don’t give up, find what works best for you. Your health is worth it!
Disclaimer: This information is intended for educational purposes only and is not meant to substitute for medical care or prescribed treatment for any specific health condition. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.