The sad truth is that the yeast infection Candida is often caused because of two main factors that destroy the friendly bacteria (probiotics) in our body that would normally suppress it.
Unfortunately because of the lives we lead today candida yeast infections have become much more prevalent. So much so that doctors believe that 3 out of every 4 women will at some stage in their life be affected by a of yeast infection at least once.
It has been found that there are over 20 different strains of Candida living in the human body and the most common of them all is Candida Albicans.
Generally this form of yeast lives on the surface of our bodies and in the digestive system without problems. However, if at any stage the conditions change then the candida yeast can multiply leading to a yeast infection.
The most common types of yeast infections are vaginal yeast infections, thrush, skin infections as well as nappy rash and infections that can infect the nail beds.
It is often the dietary choices we make, the lifestyle we live and if we have been taking specific medication that can increase our risk of a candida yeast infection.
If our immune response becomes weaker (due to a repressed immune system) it can provide an ideal environment in which the yeast infection Candida can grow. Here are two areas that increase the risk of someone suffering from yeast infections:-
Diets that are very high in cooked and refined processed food can contain additives and preservatives, which place more strain on the digestive system as they struggle to process them.
Most of these products are highly acidic and contain large amounts of sugar which encourages Candida growth.
So, it is important to remove sugar and sugary foods from the diet, as the yeast feeds on the sugar. This means eliminating refined or natural sugars, including fruit, fruit juices, syrups and honey.
It is also essential to reduce the amount of food in the diet that contains yeast, or products made with yeast, including most breads and alcohol.
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2. Environmental toxins and medication
There are many toxins in the environment and in the food we eat. Many of these are unfortunately introduced in process of getting the food and drink to your table.
There are also toxins in the air we breathe and there are certain medications that can effect the environment in gastrointestinal tract, and also impact the immune system.
Toxins can build up in our system over time, which can impact on the immune system. If this occurs, it can lead to an increased chance of the candida yeast overgrowing and infecting the body.
The main source of many of the chemicals that we ingest today can be found in the food that we eat.
You only have to read the labels in order to see just how many chemical additives have been used in many of the processed foods that are available for purchase.
So it is important that if you want to keep the yeast infection Candida at bay you limit the amount of man made chemicals that you ingest by eating a diet full of fresh, natural produce.
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