If you are struggling with weight loss despite dietary and lifestyle changes, you might be suffering from a candida yeast overgrowth. Candida is a naturally occurring yeast in the body that aids in digestion and the absorption of nutrients from food. As is with most pathogens in our body, an overabundance of candida can actually break down the gut and leak into the bloodstream – wreaking havoc on other organs and processes. A key symptom to look for is high sugar/grain cravings. Candida, being a yeast, feeds off of these. The more candida yeast you have in you, the higher these cravings will be. Sugar and grains are the two foods people are most likely to be “addicted” to but as soon as the candida yeast gets under control it is easier to kick these habits.
Here’s what is actually happening when candida gets out of control:
First, a diet high in sugar and grains creates an environment that is optimal for growth of yeast, which then increases sugar and grain cravings even more. These two then continue to cycle and increase each other which causes the state of overgrowth. Once this stage has been reached, the candida will actually begin to break down the intestinal walls and enter the bloodstream. It should be noted that the candida yeast, whether in low or high quantities, is constantly dying and reproducing. It is these dead candida cells that cause stress on the body and difficulty losing weight. The liver can only process out so many of these dead cells, so once it has reached a point of overload it stores the excess in fat cells to be processed later, typically around the waist and hips. The candida yeast that gets to other organs in the body can cause numerous other issues as well that are often misdiagnosed. These range from the expected digestion issues (weight gain, oral thrush, IBS, constipation, loose stools, poor digestion, bloating, etc.) to those issues you might not expect such as mental issues (sleep troubles, foggy head, mood swings, etc.) and whole body issues (fatigue, eczema, asthma, sinus congestion, an overall feeling of heaviness in the body, etc.)
If you have tried countless dietary and lifestyle changes, but you just can’t shake off that extra weight, then you might be suffering from a candida yeast overgrowth. At Nutritionally Yours we recommend a comprehensive stool analysis test to look at your candida yeast levels when there is no weight loss for people trying to lose weight. Once we have your results, we will send them to you with a protocol to support better health and wellness.
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Medical disclaimer: Testing cannot be used to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. All test results are to be used as educational materials and a guide to help support your overall health and wellness. Always discuss concerns with your medical doctor. Always review stool test results with your primary care doctor.
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Alane Palmer, Naturopath, CNC