"Candida, also known as yeast, is an otherwise harmless microorganism that aids the body in digestion. However, given the right imbalance, these typically harmless fungi can take over your system, which can lead to a candida infection. I can help treat your candida overgrowth, the natural way, with Candida Natural Remedies, which include Nutrition Response Testing, gradual diet planning, and whole food supplements designed to restore balance to your body and alleviate bothersome symptoms."*
-Juliana Mazzeo, MS, CDN, Director
Nutrition Wellness Center of Nassau County
What is Candida?
Candida is a yeast fungus that is found in your intestines, mouth, and other parts of your body, which aids in digestion and nutrient absorption. When overproduced, candida can break down the intestine wall and enter the bloodstream, where it can cause various health problems including vaginal infections, jock itch, oral thrush, athletes' foot, and more. A customized Candida Diet Plan can help keep Candida growth under control.
Common Symptoms of Candida
Candida overgrowth affects each person differently as well as different parts of the body. However, some of the most common symptoms of Candida overgrowth include:
Common Causes of Candida
A candida overgrowth is often caused by consuming a diet high in sugar and carbohydrates. Candida needs sugar to multiply. Sugar and foods that convert into sugar, such as processed foods, refined grains and white flour feed Candida, which allows it to grow out of control. Foods that contain yeast and mold, excessive alcohol, and fermented foods, such as sauerkraut and pickles also permit Candida overgrowth.
Another common cause of Candida overgrowth is an unhealthy immune system. A healthy immune system effectively keeps Candida at healthy levels; however, certain medications can suppress your immune system and make it vulnerable to Candida overproduction. For example, antibiotics destroy harmful bacteria, but they also kill beneficial bacteria in the process, which leaves your body defenseless against Candida overgrowth and other harmful bacteria.
Steroid medications, such as Cortisone, have also been known to cause Candida overgrowth. Consuming foods treated with antibiotics, such as beef and milk as well as chlorine and fluoride-treated drinking water, also increase your risk of developing Candida overgrowth because it weakens the immune system. Diabetes can also increase Candida production. Elevated blood sugar feeds Candida, which allows it to multiply and dominate the gut. Oral contraceptives and hormonal imbalances can also leave you prone to Candida overgrowth.
Stress has also been known to increase Candida production in some individuals. When your body becomes stressed it releases the hormone Cortisol, which elevates blood sugar levels and weakens your immune system. Candida feeds off the elevated blood sugar, while your suppressed immune system is too weak to combat it.
Candida is actually good for your body because it helps break down food and keeps your digestive system healthy. It is when these microorganisms become imbalanced that there is a problem. A Candida overgrowth can disguise itself as many other conditions, which often causes it to be misdiagnosed. In the meantime, you may continue to suffer annoying symptoms or risk the chance of your Candida infection developing into a more serious health condition until the exact underlying cause of your symptoms are properly discovered and treated.
Once the exact cause of your Candida imbalance is identified, Candida natural remedies can eliminate the substances that are contributing to your fungi overgrowth, while incorporating nutritional foods that promote a healthy gut, to bring about healing.
Nutrition Response Testing (NRT) is a precise, natural science that has been used for decades to pinpoint the exact cause of a number of conditions, including Candida overgrowth. Using the precise science of NRT, I can determine the base cause of your imbalance, then develop Candida Treatments, which include gradual diet planning and potentially whole food supplements, to help restore your Candida production back to a healthy level.
Left untreated, Candida overgrowth can spread into the bloodstream and affect other tissue and organs, such as the kidneys, heart, lungs and liver, also known as a systematic yeast infection or Candidemia. Symptoms vary depending on the organs and tissues affected and may lead to more serious, and sometimes fatal, health conditions, such as pneumonia, meningitis, adrenaline insufficiency, enlargement of the spleen, heart murmur, and pericarditis, a condition that causes inflammation of the lining around the heart, which helps hold it in place and helps it work.
To properly treat your Candida infection, we need to stop the overgrowth. Our personalized Candida diet plan is designed to build up healthy bacteria, stop the Candida overgrowth, and restore balance so that
Candida is kept under control and your gut is healthy. Foods and medications affect people differently; therefore, it is important to incorporate a customized nutritional plan to help eliminate your particular cause of overgrowth. For years, I have been building individualized dietary plans and have witnessed the effectiveness of these plans, when followed exactly, on numerous occasions. I would like to do the same for you. If you think that you may have Candida overgrowth, please contact us for a free consultation for proper identification and customized Candida Treatments that work.
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