Opportunistic yeast and fungal overgrowth, if left unchecked, can lead to unwanted inflammatory symptoms such as digestive and skin issues, fatigue, joint pain, and recurring infections.
Joint pain & inflammation
Fatigue & sluggish bowels
Digestive & skin issues
There are a number of factors that can encourage Candida overgrowth. Things like overexposure to antibiotics, excessive alcohol intake, long term oral contraceptive use, nutritional deficiencies, or overexposure to chlorinated water.
But above all else, yeast thrives on a diet high in sugar, carbs, and processed food. This is literally superfood for Candida.
Candida thrives on a diet high in sugar
Research suggests that microorganisms in our gut such as yeast, control inflammation – and can contribute to factors that affect our brain health.
Carbs are essentially sugar molecules. They play an important role in Candida overgrowth, because your body breaks them down into glucose, which fuels not only your brain and muscles but also Candida. We classify carbs as either simple or complex, based on their molecular structure and how easily you digest them.
Most foods containing high amounts of protein are safe for you to eat when you’re trying to get rid of Candida, but we recommend leaving out grains and dairy foods which could cause issues even though they have a protein component. The gluten in grains could irritate your intestinal lining and potentially trigger Leaky Gut Syndrome (food particles slipping into the bloodstream), which can cause an immune system reaction and even food intolerances.
Dietary fats are classified as either saturated or unsaturated. Certain fats, both unsaturated and saturated, can cause inflammation, which can then trigger Candida overgrowth. Don’t worry—the Quick Start Guide will tell you exactly which ones to avoid.
While eliminating sugar can be difficult, understanding and having wonderful whole food choices to pick from makes your journey to Candida free living a more scrumptious one! Sign up for our Quick Start Guide today to kick Candida to the curb. You’ll receive our 30-day Candida Solution diet to help you get your macronutrient intake on track and most importantly kick sugar to the curb.