Candida Causes and Cures

So what is the root cause of candida, anyway? Well, that’s a trick question because there is no one root cause. Candida is a very complicated disease (that isn’t recognized by many doctors), and it is caused by many factors, conditions, and our lifestyle. These factors, when combined causes us to have candida.

Many of us seem to blame genetics for our diseases, and ailments. It’s human nature, and it’s easy to do. It takes an unique courage to take responsibility for our actions and our choices. The truth is, that genes do play a role in our health, but it definitely not the lone factor. Genetics determine what diseases we have a higher probability of getting, but ultimately is our lifestyle that decides whether we are going to be healthy, or get that certain disease. So, leave genetics alone.. I feel sorry for the little dude, always getting bullied =)

So, what are the many factors that can cause candidiasis? Here are the main ones:

1. Pregnancy

Most of you don’t know it, but our predisposition to diseases is determined vastly during pregnancy. If your mother faced enormous stress during pregnancy, and consumed harmful drugs/substances, or didn’t consumed the right nutrients, you definitely will be affected negatively. And if labor is traumatic for the mother, this can affect the baby as well. Studies have shown that if labor lasts more than 12 hours, the child does suffer as well as the mother, in the long-term. Toxins, antibiotics, and other harmful substances are transport themselves to the infant. So, pregnancy/labor is not really a specific cause of candida, but something that can cause any disease.

2. Antibiotics

Most people who have candida have it because they took too many antibiotics as a child, or young adult. This was the case for me. I suffered from chronic acne when I was a teenager, which disappeared when I was in college. During this time, I was constantly prescribed antibiotic after antibiotic. Some of it definitely worked in killing my cysts, but it definitely was not worth it. All of these antibiotics were just killing off my beneficial bacteria, enabling candida albicans to multiple in my intestines. And it never cured it at all. My acne reappeared when I was 22, and only went away when I decided to attack the root cause by cleansing.

If you are taking antibiotics for acne, by all means STOP. Antibiotics, creams, and lotions do not attack the true cause of your ailment. Learn about cleansing - I would start with bowel cleansing.

3. Birth Control Pills

This goes hand in hand with antibiotics. Many women with candida also end up having it because they took too many birth control pills when they were younger. It has been shown that supplementing with estrogen can kill off good bacteria, and promote the growth of yeast. If you’re a woman, you probably already know that a common complaint/side effect of taking birth controll pills too often are yeast infections.

4. Stress

You may wonder.. how does stress cause candida? Well, you probably have heard of cortisol, a substance released when you feel too much stress. Cortisol can increase your sugar levels in the bloodstream. This essentially feeds the yeast, promoting their growth. In addition, too much cortisol will depress your immune system, which means it can’t defend against this overgrowth. These two reactions reinforce each other, which leads to candida overgrowth.

5. Unhealthy Bowel Movements

Constipation is a very common ailment among many, and needs to be taken seriously. Constipation, or any sort of straining when taking a bowel movement leads to a sluggish, slow digestive system. As a result, your intestines becomes more alkaline, and candida thrives in alkaline environments. Constipation is caused by simply eating the wrong foods. We humans were not meant to digest things such as sweet strawberry cake, beer, and candy. Consume more natural, wholesome foods and it won’t be a problem for you.

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