Candida Albicans: What Is It? How Can You Treat It?
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Candida Albicans: What Is It? How Can You Treat It?

Candida Albicans is something we all have inside of our bodies in small quantities, but if it gets out of control that is when we start to have problems. Candita Albicans is a yeast like parasitic organism. It can be found i many areas of the body including our intestistines, genital tract, mouth, and throat.

Candida Albicans is something we all have inside of our bodies in small quantities, but if it gets out of control that is when we start to have problems.  Candida Albicans is a yeast like parasitic organism.  It can be found i many areas of the body including our intestistines, genital tract, mouth, and throat.  In normal situations the Candida Albicans sit in our body un-noticed living in harmony with our healthy bacteria but when conditions change and our body gets stressed, or when when take certain medications or if we have been eating a little too many bad things that bad bacteria in our body including Candida Albicans will start to battle with the good bacteria and when the bad bacteria wins that is when Candida yeast can begin to multiply and start to wreak havoc on yur body. 

When Candida yeast starts to get into the stomach area it can irritate our digestive system. If it is left there too long it will turn in to a fungus.  This fungus can form roots and can become implanted on our intestinal walls which can cause small tears that will create leaks.  When this fungus starts to leak through it starts to affect different areas of our body.  It can cause you to have allergies to certain foods, it can cause vaginal infections, bladder infections, sinus infections, and ear infections, along with frequent occurrences of cold and flu. Women with high levels of Candida will experience more symptoms of PMS. It can cause jock itch for men, as well as hair, nail, and foot fungus.  It can also cause problems with the skin such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis. A high level of Candida Albicans in the body can affect someone's mood by contributing to depression, mental confusion and memory loss. It can even cause someone to have high cravings for for things like sugar, carbs, and alcohol. It can even lead to a low libido, and mold sensitivity.  Eventually if it does not get under control it can lead to irritable bowel syndrome.

How To Avoid An Over Abundance of Candida Albicans

Now that you have learned just how harmful to much Candida Albicans can be I will tell you how to avoid letting it take over. 

Eat Lean Meats, Fish, and Poultry - Eating meats that are high in fat can help create a breeding ground for Candida.  Stick to lean cuts of beef, fish, poultry, and pork. 

Drink Plenty of Water - It is best to drink purified water.  Drink the recommended 8 glasses of water per day to help flush out your system and keep things moving. 

Eat Lots of Green Foods - Eating things that are green such as green leafy vegetables, such as kale, spinach, collard greens, and other green veggies sch as spirulina, alfalfa sprouts and wheat grass.  If you can't stomach these types of foods take a supplement. 

Eat Lots of Fiber - Fiber helps things keep moving in the body.  When buying cereal and bread looks for ones with the highest fiber content.  Also try eating barley, barley is tasty, high in fiber, and generally great for the body.  Oatmeal is also an excellent thing for anyone to eat because of its ability to take the bad out with it when it exits the body. If you don't or can't get enough fiber in your diet try a fiber supplement or add psyllium husks, or flax seed to some of your foods. 

Eat Fruits High in Antixodiants - When you eat antioxidants you help your body feed the good bacteria and that will help to fight off the bad bacteria.  Apples really do keep the doctor away and grapefruits can actually inhibit the growth and kill candida.

Keep Stress to a Minimum - Make sure to get plenty of sleep, and learn to deal with your stress.  If you find you are under stress take some time to do some deep breathing, go to a quiet place and meditate, do yoga, work out, pet your dog or cat more, or look at photos that make you happy, go outside and breath in fresh air, take a walk around the block, have sex.  What ever it is that gives you moments of comfort and helps you to relieve stress do more of it.

Take a Vitamin Supplement - Assuring that you are getting all the right nutrients will help your body fight the good fight.  Take one that does not contain yeast.

What To Do If Candida Albicans Wn the Fight

So things have gotten hectic and you haven't been taking as good a care of yourself as you should and it seems that nasty Candida Albicans has started to wreak havoc on your body what do you do now?

First off do all the things above. 

Here are some other things you can try;

Pau d'Arco tea - You can find this in health food stores, it is an anti fungal.

Cleanse - There are several different cleansing products out there, for me this is a last ditch option but a ot of people swear by cleanses.

Digestive Enzymes - These are also available in health food stores, this will help your over all digestive system helping to insure the foods are thoroughly digested.  This will keep bad bacterias from festering inside of your body.

Sweat it Out - Sweating it out of your system is a good way to get rid of it.  Do a good workout and remember to drink plenty of water while doing it and then shower immediately after.  If you can get a steam bath or sit in a sauna, then remember to shower right away when you are finished.  If don't have access to a steam bath or shower stand in your shower and run nice hot water.  Don't stand under it or you will burn yourself just let the shower get nice and steamy and stand in there for a while, then raise the water temperature and wash off.

Dry Brush - Stimulate your body's circulation by dry brushing, this will open up pores and allow toxins to be released.

Take a Natural Herbal Laxative - Help your body stay regular.

How Water Bottle - Place a hot water bottle on your belly for about 15 minutes.   This will help bring blood and nutrients to your belly that will help it to do what it needs to do. 

Deep Breathing - Weather for stress relief or just general health deep breathing is something I believe in a great deal.  Deep breathing occurs when you allow your stomach to expand as you inhale through your nose, after your stomach is filled with air try to then fill your chest, then slowly release the air through your mouth blowing out with your mouth in an O position. 

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Comments (2)

Its absolute hell on a stick, that's what it is, lol!

Thanks for all the great information definitely food for thought.