Yeast Overgrowth (Candida) and Gastrointestinal Disorders
Symptoms such as diarrhea/constipation, gas and bloating, gastric reflux, post-nasal drip, “brain fog”,fatigue, headaches, rashes and multiple food allergies can all be caused by an overgrowth of yeast (Candida). Yeast, a normal inhabitant of our digestive system, tends to overgrow when the immune system is compromised and it thrives in a “high sugar” environment. Chronic illness, decreased immune system, stress, the use of medications such as antibiotics, oral contraceptives and steroids, high blood sugar, and excessive alcohol intake can all cause yeast to flourish. The treatment for yeast includes avoiding foods that contain sugar or are fermented. Supplements are used to boost the immune system and restore healthy digestive flora.
If you answer “yes” to any of the questions below, you will benefit from making an appointment with us.
1. Do you experience constipation and/or diarrhea?
2. Are you prone to heartburn?
3. Do you experience abdominal pains or gas?
4. Do you get frequent yeast infections?
5. Do you have multiple food allergies?