by Miriam Figueroa
Candida is an over-infestation of yeast in your body. It invades every tissue of the body, including the brain. Candida grows and lives on some of the foods you eat. It makes you crave the foods it thrives on, foods like sugars, breads and alcohol. Candida can be responsible for the inability to lose weight and can cause you difficulty if you are trying to get pregnant.
You may not realize that Candida overgrowth is a health-robbing epidemic that affects eight out of 10 people. Are you one of them? It is estimated that 90 percent of the people who suffer from Candida are unaware they even have this condition, yet they deal with these symptoms on a daily basis.
Symptoms of Candida overgrowth can include itchy skin, weight gain, abdominal gas and bloating, persistent cough, poor memory, headaches, excessive fatigue, cravings for breads, sweets and alcohol, anxiety, mood swings, hormonal issues, thrush, chronic yeast and fungal infections. Sound familiar?
Here’s the good news: Candida can be defeated holistically. How? The first step is through a total body cleansing program, which cleans the liver, blood, bowels and kidneys, purifying the body while improving digestion. What is the first thing that goes when we are sick? The answer is our digestion. A healthy digestive tract also helps boost the immune system, which is key when keeping the naturally occurring yeast inside our body in check. Next, we want a yeast-free diet. Since Candida lives on certain foods, we must eliminate those foods in order to starve it out. Finally, we use nutritional supplementation to help rebuild and strengthen the immune system. The supplements use formulations that are specific to promoting friendly bacteria and restricting the growth of yeast, while assisting in important digestive functions.
Winning the Battle
When you eradicate Candida from your body, you will notice that the symptoms you’ve been suffering from will disappear entirely or become greatly reduced. Rapid weight loss is also a common side effect, along with clearer skin, mental clarity and better hormonal function. Many people I work with come to me when they are at the end of their rope and have tried everything. They are sick and tired of being sick and tired.
Many people tend to think that they are somehow defective or that they have inherited a bad genetic lot in life. That’s just not the case. Instead, it’s about choices. It is a lifestyle choice and a diet choice. Our choices have been the problem. We are not broken, and our bodies have the capacity to rejuvenate, given the proper tools. We don’t have to let the symptoms of Candida rob us of our capacity to enjoy life.
Miriam Figueroa, LMT, ET, is a holistic wellness coach and motivational speaker. She has helped thousands of people achieve health and wellness naturally. Figueroa owns Dynamic Detox, which has two San Antonio locations. To connect with Figueroa, visit www.dynamicdetoxqueen.com or call 210-549-4088.