According to your score, it looks like you’re not suffering from Candida overgrowth. Great news!

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Here are some tips for keeping Candida at bay, making healthy lifestyle choices that put your gut health first, and our advice on keeping stressors in your life at a minimum.

Eat with your gut in mind

Most people who suffer from Candida overgrowth maintain a diet low in fibre and lacking the nutrients needed for proper bowel function, and high in processed, sugar-laden foods. Here’s the thing – Candida loves sugar. This particular yeast thrives on glucose, a simple sugar molecule that’s readily available in sugary foods and refined carbohydrates. The best way to nourish your body is with whole foods, plenty of fibre, essential fatty acids, fresh non-starchy vegetables, organic animal protein, legumes, and plenty of water.

Keep stressors at a minimum

Chronic stress is known to be a large contributor to heart disease, obesity, diabetes, depression and many more harmful conditions. But did you know it also encourages Candida overgrowth? Stress has a profound impact on the gut microbiome by unnecessarily elevating cortisol levels, weakening the immune system and leading to inflammation over time. This can lead to increased gut permeability, which allows Candida to plant roots and stick around in your intestines. Practicing embodied, movement, mindfulness, and stress relieving activities like forest bathing and singing can help decrease stress levels, and help keep your gut healthy.

Exercise regularly

Exercise is great for the body and mind, but it’s important to achieve a healthy balance in the ways you exercise. Over-exercising can lead to gastrointestinal issues and a disrupted gut microbiome. Aim for a combination of exercises, such as strength training, pilates, cardio, and functional movement, and ensure that you’re recovering between workouts by stretching, taking Epsom salt baths, and getting enough sleep.

Adding friendly bacteria to your regular routine can help keep Candida at bay.

Probiotics are live strains of friendly bacteria meant to be consumed. You can find them in certain foods and also in supplements, which are concentrated and will have a more therapeutic effect. Most probiotic supplements have a variety of lactobacillus strains and some have added bifidobacterium strains. Each strain of a probiotic family uniquely affects Candida’s ability to grow, colonize and cause damage.

Plenty of Psyllium Fibre

Consuming adequate amounts is important in the management of bowel health. And, bowel health is key to overall well-being. A good, clean fibre source helps ensure blood sugar balance, healthy cholesterol, and effective detoxification. Combine soluble and insoluble fibre into a glass of water each morning for effective elimination of toxins.

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