Candida is an opportunistic yeast that can grow out of control in your gut – and then wreak total havoc on the rest of your body. 😱😭
Candida lives in small amounts in your mouth, belly, and skin – and is typically not a “troublemaker”.
But think of candida as your teen-aged son or daughter, who is ready to party the moment they get the chance (but well-behaved when mom and dad are at home).
You create a “party environment” for candida when you dose your body with high levels of sugar 🍬🍦🍩 because that’s Candida’s preferred food!
You can also create a fertile environment for candida if you have taken lots of antibiotics, have too much alcohol, have diabetes, are taking oral contraceptives, or have regular sleep deprivation. Candida loves it all, it means PARTY time and a chance to grow like wildfire. 🧨🔥
When candida is out of control, it can disrupt a lot of normal body functions and you may thus have MAD cravings for sugar and alcohol.
Think your brain fog is from being overworked? While that may be part of it, it could also be candida overgrowth! Some of the other super annoying 😡 symptoms include vaginal yeast infection, cramps, bloating, diarrhea, sinus infections, constipation, joint pain, and even urinary tract infections.
To your health,
Dr. Wanda Bedinghaus, MD, IFMCP