An Introduction to Candida Treatment

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Candida (or candida albicans) is a yeast-like fungus that lives in the body, mainly in the intestine, mouth, throat and genital area. It's quite normal, and doesn't cause any problems unless it becomes out of balance, where it can affect the immune system. When the candida does get out of balance it travels through the bloodstream to other parts of the body, resulting in symptoms that are many and varied.

There are several things that can cause candida albicans to spread in this way, including stress, poor diet, medications (particularly antibiotics and oral contraceptives).

The most effective candida treatment includes several things:

  • Changes in diet Avoiding foods that encourage the growth of yeast, such as sugar, yeast products and processed foods  
  • Cleansing/removal of the candida This can be done using herbs, but it is important that it is done in a way that supports the organs of elimination as they remove the dead cells from the body  
  • Avoidance of drugs and other factors that promote candida growth Drugs such as anti-biotics and oral contraceptives contribute to the spread of Candida  
  • Correction of nutritional deficiencies Strengthening the body's immune system, which will have become weakened as the Candida yeast takes over

Candida overgrowth is also known as candidiasis. It can be quite difficult to detect because it can infect various parts of the body, resulting in many different symptoms, including things like constipation, diarrhea, colitis, muscle and joint pain, sore throat, depression, arthritis, to name just a few. Once identified, however, if all of the above areas are included in the candida treatment, it is possible to restore a healthy balance and eliminate the symptoms.

Many people suffer from candida overgrowth and yet are not aware that this is the cause of the symptoms they are experiencing. Candida treatment is not something that is often recognized by many medical doctors, and yet once the candida is addressed, symptoms often disappear.

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Linda Binns is a Personal Growth coach and consultant, specializing in Holistic Nutrition and 'Conscious' Feng Shui, which means working with the environment (both internal and external) to help people live more peaceful, productive and satisfying lives. She provides information, tools, guidance and community to those looking for ways to be more productive and successful.

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This article was published on 2010/03/29