Candida often starts when people take antibiotics because they destroy not only the bad bacteria, but also the good bacteria located in the bowel. These good bacteria are called flora and they are responsible for strengthening the immune system and keeping the normal, small amount of yeast in the bowel under control. Without the adequate the good bacteria, the yeast can flourish in the bowel and then spread to the rest of the body.
Many symptoms can develop, such as gas, bloating, indigestion, heartburn, nausea, constipation and/or diarrhea, and major cravings for sugar, starches and alcohol, which are the foods the candida increasingly demands. The more of these candida foods that are consumed, the worse you begin to feel as candida proliferates, releasing toxins and interfering with digestion. Eventually, the yeast can enter the blood stream and spread through the body. At this point, the immune system begins to be overwhelmed and to falter. As the candida spreads, symptoms grow more diffuse and convoluted: Depression, lethargy, mental confusion/fog, mood swings, PMS, confused thyroid function, susceptibility to infections (sinus, respiratory, bladder, gums, etc.), sensitivity to pollutants, fumes (which can become full-blown “environmental illness”), achy muscles and/or joints, skin fungus, etc.
Candida is one of the most common microorganisms that we treat. The key is to eliminate sugar from the diet, restore the integrity of the bowel, and to destroy the yeast with our powerful nutritional supplements. Once this condition is cleared up, overall health and brain function is improved dramatically.