Want to know the causes of Candida overgrowth, the reason you might be unable to lose weight, feeling run down and miserable? And how to eliminate these debilitating Candida causes to get your life back and the pounds off? You’ll discover all this here, plus a natural remedy to fight the main Candida Albicans cause and solve your systemic Candida infection – and with it, your weight loss resistance.
You can jump directly to the specific causes of Candida overgrowth, or find out first the answer to one of the most frequent questions we get: “What’s the connection between my Candida yeast infection and weight loss?”
Well, you should know that some of the most frequent symptoms of Candida Albicans (the continual weight gain, unstoppable cravings for sweets, irritability, complete brain fog without a constant supply of refined carbs and many more), are the main cause of your inability to lose weight – regardless of how little you eat and how much you’re exercising.
If you’re one of the estimated 80% of people (mostly women) affected by Candida overgrowth you may think that the Candida causes are some kind of infestations from your external environment.
But that’s rarely the case.
As shocking as it may seem, a small amount of Candida Albicans is normally found in our gut – a fungus-like type of yeast used as food by our “friendly bacteria” like Lactobacillus, Acidophillus and Bifidus.
And while this beneficial micro-flora usually keeps in check Candida yeast (along with the immune system), under
certain conditions typical to the modern world, the gut’s ecosystem is damaged and immunity is lowered.
As a result, Candida cells grow into an uncontrollable infestation. They penetrate the intestinal wall entering the bloodstream and populating other parts of the body, spreading into a “systemic infection”.
Such a systemic Candida infection causes a lot of debilitating health problems: weight gain, eating disorders, metabolic syndrome, fatigue, headaches, sleep problems, high anxiety, rashes, recurrent infections – to mention only a few symptoms of Candida overgrowth.
Is this YOUR case too?
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Candidate gets to work immediately to eliminate Candida overgrowth from your intestinal tract while eliminating toxins from the body.
This natural Candida remedy contains a selection of herbs known to keep Candida in check: Pau d’Arco, Marigold and Lemon Grass. Together, these antifungal and anti-inflammatory herbs build a healthy flora in your gut and repair your intestinal walls, soothing the infection caused by Candida overgrowth. Give Candidate a try and see for yourself.
But let’s get back to…
The Most Frequent Causes of Candida
As you can imagine, there are many Candida overgrowth causes, including an immune deficiency, hormonal imbalance, diabetes, mercury dental fillings, the chlorine and fluoride in the drinking water (which kill the beneficial gut bacteria allowing the yeast to grow into an uncontrollable infestation). But – by far – the 3 most common ones are:
- a diet too rich in sugar and wheat (refined carbs)
- chronic stress: physical, psychological, environmental
- the overuse of antibiotics or long-term use of certain drugs
Getting rid of a Candida infection is not easy… But recognizing the specific Candida causes impacting you personally allows you to reduce (or even eliminate) these factors. When you do, you will be able to stop the frustrating weight loss resistance you may experience as a consequence of Candida overgrowth.
Let’s take a look at each and give you some tips to help you deal with the most common Candida causes:
Causes of Candida: 1. A Diet Too Rich in Sugar and Refined Carbs
Impossible to ignore, the major Candida Albicans cause is a diet rich in foods with a lot of sugar and/or refined carbs (honey, maple syrup, dried fruits, soft drinks, cakes, muffins, candies, ice cream, white breads, bagels, pastries, pasta, pizza, crackers, tortillas and all processed foods).
Why? Because Candida thrives on these sugars and refined carbs.
Unfortunately, other stuff that’s often tasty is on the list of foods that cause Candida… Just look at the foods that cause Candida overgrowth.
Avoiding these foods is your best Candida defense – you’ll be able to stop the Candida overgrowth in your body, increase your energy levels and the rate at which you lose weight beyond what you’ve ever believed
Want a simple roadmap to follow and keep under control most Candida causes? Just follow these basic Candida diet guidelines.
Causes of Candida: 2. Chronic Stress
You must understand that the effects of stress on health and the consequent high cortisol levels contribute to Candida overgrowth in two ways at the same time.
First, chronic high stress over day-to-day problems (e.g. work, relationships, money, etc.), lack of sleep, anxiety, lack of quality time – all these cause high cortisol levels in your body. This in turn, lowers your immune system function – and with it, your protection against Candida overgrowth.
Second, high cortisol causes increased sugar levels in the bloodstream, which gives the yeast cells a huge supply to feed on – so they multiply rapidly.
And there’s more.
Stress in not only internal; environmental stress like fumes, toxic metals, smoke, pollution, chlorinated water, or acidic body pH levels are also common Candida causes. Why? Because they destroy friendly intestinal flora that keeps Candida in check. Additionally, hot and humid weather help Candida grow and spread even more.
Causes of Candida: 3. Medication
Basically, anything that upsets the natural balance of your body causes Candida to spread through your system, wreaking havoc. For example, the abuse of antibiotics nowadays – especially the broad spectrum ones – for more than one course (about 5-7 days) can kill ALL bacteria in your system, including the friendly one, throwing off the natural balance of micro-organisms in your gut.
As a consequence, Candida Albicans grows rampant.
Other medication-related causes of Candida overgrowth? The long-term use of birth control pills, sleeping pills, tranquillizers, steroid-based drugs, immuno-suppressants, synthetic estrogen or any other drugs that create a hormonal imbalance.
Want a complete, step-by-step guide on how to permanently eliminate the causes of Candida, including a complete list of foods to avoid? Then take a look at Linda Allen’s step-by-step Candida Cleanse – Yeast Infection No More program:
You’ll find here an extensive list of stress factors (both internal and external) causing Candida overgrowth and practical solutions to deal with each and every one of them so you can stop your yeast infection symptoms immediately.
Linda is not only an experienced nutritionist whom I recommend to many of my clients…
…but a former yeast infection sufferer, so she is able to answer all your questions and hold your hand guiding you every step of the way.
She gives you the instructions you’ll need plus many helpful tips to cure your Candida overgrowth for good.
Check out Yeast Infection No More program now – it may be just what you need to eliminate the causes of Candida and your inability of getting the pounds off 🙂