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Monday, September 1st, 2014

Overabundance of Yeast and Your Health

Do any of the following symptoms sound familiar?

1. Fatigue or lethargy

2. Feeling “drained”

3. Mild depression

4. Muscle aches w/no apparent explanation        

5. Muscle weakness

6. Painful joints

7. Abdominal pain

8. Constipation

9. Diarrhea

10. Mucus in stools

11. Bloating

12. Persistent vaginal itch or burning

13. Craving sweets or breads

14. Bad breath

15. Difficulty losing weight

   You could have TOO Much yeast in your system.  click here for: What to Do About It

What is Yeast Overabundance?

Though there are over 900 species of yeast, candida albicans is a major yeast found in the human body.  When your body has an overgrowth of candida, your health is affected probably in more ways than you can even imagine.  

When yeast is in an overabundance, there may be local yeast infections in the mouth (thrush), gastrointestinal tract (gas) vagina (yeast infection), urinary tract (bladder/kidney infection), prostate gland (prostrate troubles), skin (hives, rashes), fingernail, or toenail (fungus of the nail bed).

Since candida produces two toxic by-products, too much yeast can cripple the immune system, causing chronic viral and bacterial infection or allergies.  The two by-product toxins are:  ethanol and acetaldehyde.  * (see bottom of page). 

Yeast can damage the intestinal wall allowing food particles and toxins to enter the blood stream. The body then produces antibodies to fight these foreign substances and typical "allergic" reactions like eczema and hay fever, along with headache, dizziness, heart palpitations, anxiety, fatigue, and muscle aches.

Other symptoms of yeast overabundance can include:

  • Allergic reaction, congested nose, hives, headaches, dizziness, diarrhea, weakness, cramps, arthritis, irritability or depression.
  • Gastrointestinal problems: gas, bloating, abdominal pain, gastritis, gastric ulcer, heartburn, diarrhea, constipation and spastic colon.
  • Respiratory problems: frequent sore throat, mouth or canker sores, sinus infection, bronchial infections, chronic cough and asthma.
  • Cardiovascular problems: palpitations, rapid pulse rate (Candida does not directly affect the heart but rather the hormones regulating the system).
  • Genitourinary problems: yeast infections, urinary burning, frequent urination, lack of bladder control, bed-wetting, menstrual cramping, PMS infertility.
  • Musculoskeletal problems: muscle weakness, night leg pains, muscle stiffness (especially neck and shoulder), slow reaction time, poor coordination, poor motor skills, falling, tendency to drop things. (Yeast impairs cells from receiving nutrients and eliminating waste and also nerve/muscle sending patterns).
  • Skin infections usually in rash type in nature, typically under the breasts, groin area, diaper rash, hives etc.
  • Central nervous system problems: headache sinus headache, tension headache, migraines, low blood sugar headaches, and rapid blood sugar changes.
  • High levels of stress hormones can cause anxiety, irritability, restlessness, panic attacks, sudden anger, sleep disturbances, poor short term memory, inability to concentrate, fuzzy thinking and confusion.
  • Fatigue may be caused by impaired metabolism and impaired enzyme production.
  • Weight gain may result from an overgrowth of yeast, which may cause cravings for sugar, interference with normal hunger, high insulin levels, low metabolism, low energy levels and fatigue.

How Do We Get an Overabundance of Yeast?

A number of factors can lead to Candidiasis. Steroid drugs (such as cortisone), birth control pills, and the long term use of antibiotics, such as those used to control acne or various bacterial infection, can invite the problem. Such antibiotics can reduce the number of beneficial bacteria that normally help to keep the yeast under control.

Poor nutrition or a sluggish or impaired immune system weakens the body's ability to fight off yeast. Stress and environmental pollutants can also play a role in reducing the body's control over Candida. When this happens, the yeast colonies grow rapidly and Candida may result.

What To Do About It?

First, you might want to consider the above symptoms to determine if any or many of these symptoms apply to you.

Second, you might like to take this simple online test to see if you have too much yeast in your body.      (Click Here)

If you have confirmed for yourself that you do have too much candida, a probiotic and avoidance of certain foods will likely work wonders.

Please remember that you will not be able to properly absorb any of the supplements that you buy, if yeast is interferring with its bioavailability.

Thanks!


* *Toxins from candida by-products have negative impact on our cells in these ways:

  • Red blood cells have difficult passing into small capillaries. This can cause fatigue, dizziness, muscle aches or headaches.
  • White blood cells have trouble enveloping bacteria and foreign material, thus, the body has trouble fighting infection.
  • Sugar has difficulty passing through cells. Insulin cannot do its job properly, causing low blood sugar and often weight gain.
  • Thyroid hormones have trouble passing through cells so metabolism slows down, often causing low body temperature (cold hands and feet), fatigue and intolerance to cold.
  • Minerals have trouble passing through cell walls causing fluid retention, and electrolyte imbalance.
  • Messages passed from one cell to another have difficulty. This can cause muscle and nerve problems.
  • Enzymes are destroyed. Enzymes are the chemical helpers in the body that help build, break down, and produce energy and heat. Yeast toxins can inactivate or destroy some ot the enzymes, and can result in the slow down of all the functions of the body. Example: enzymes help break down sugar stores to help the blood sugar at ideal levels; when yeast overgrowth destroys enzymes abnormally high or low blood sugar levels may develop.


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