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How to Eliminate Candida

Gut health, do you have candida symptoms?

Candida Albicans is naturally found in our body. It is a part of our intestinal health, along with the other bacteria that assist us in the process of digestion. It is present in our mouth and in our intestines. It is a yeast-like fungus that likes to feast on sugar, which can result in an overgrowth called candidiasis. The fungi then start producing a toxic by-product called Acetaldehyde, which can affect the immune system and provoke symptoms like headaches, brain fog, fatigue, weight gain, vaginal infections and digestive problems. Pastries, white flours, alcohol, refined grains and other sugars can feed the Candida but, be aware, this problem does not only occur because of a sugar-rich diet. The overgrowth can also be the consequence of using antibiotics, birth control pills, or after a prolonged period of stress. There are many candida symptoms that can be felt. Here they are:


Candida Symptoms

  • Inflammation, pain after eating
  • Bloating
  • Intestinal gas
  • Constipation
  • Food intolerance
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Low libido
  • Dizziness
  • Psoriasis
  • Strong body odour
  • Fungal infections
  • Dermatitis
  • Ear infections
  • Persistent cough
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Insomnia
  • Brain fog
  • Acne
  • Migraines
  • Recurring vaginal infections
  • Recurring UTI
  • Acid reflux
  • Mucus in stools
  • Sugar cravings
  • Joint pain
  • Poor memory
  • Inability to focus
  • Coating on the tongue
  • Bad breath
  • Cracked tongue
  • Mucus in throat
  • Bags under the eyes
  • Skin rash
  • Eczema
  • Depression
  • Nausea
  • Leaky gut syndrome
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Itchy eyes


What Causes Candida Overgrowth?

Antibiotics can cause Candida. They are prescribed to destroy harmful bacteria that are causing an illness. In the process, antibiotics also kill good bacteria. Our intestinal health can be greatly affected by the use of antibiotics, resulting in serious health problems. When beneficial bacteria are eliminated from our guts, it makes it easy for candida to multiply and dominate the small intestine. When it populates the guts, it can mutate into a fungus. This is when everything gets out of control, creating a condition called “leaky gut”. The waste produced by Candida gets absorbed through the intestinal wall into the bloodstream, damaging organs and causing symptoms like inflammation, bloating, gas, constipation, food allergies, IBS(irritatable bowel syndrome), fatigue, migraines and recurring vaginal yeast infections.

Even if the use of antibiotics is useful for certain conditions, probiotic supplements should be taken during and after the treatment, to replace the flora that has been eliminated.  If you do not use antibiotics, you are still at risk. Never forget that the animal agriculture industry feeds antibiotics to the livestock to avoid diseases and premature death. Choosing an organic plant-based diet is the best way to avoid exposure to those chemicals. Consult our pre-cleanse menu to see how delicious the food looks and try the recipes at home

Stress can also be responsible for an candida overgrowth. Stressful situations make you produce a hormone called Cortisol, which raises you blood sugar level. This gives extra food for the harmful yeast to eat. Your adrenal glands can also be affected by stress, lowering your immune system and leaving you tired, unable to fight back. When the immune system is weak, it lets the candida multiply in our gut. Learning how to deal with stress is an important part of the healing process.

How to Get Rid of Candida

Getting rid of Candida Albicans can be a nightmare. People make many mistakes when trying to eliminate Candida. Following a strict candida diet with absolutely no sugar is not easy for everyone. The list of foods to avoid is very long! The candida diet demands that you avoid not only industrial sugars, but also all fruits, caffeine, alcohol, refined and processed food.

The 7 Day Detox & Colon Cleanse program is the best remedy to get rid of an overgrowth of fungus like Candida Albicans. OmDetox supplements contain powerful anti-fungal herbs that are effective at destroying candida. Our detox drinks contain bentonite clay and psyllium fiber that have the power to suck out the toxins and waste products left behind by the Candida. Our 7 strain Probiotic formula will accelerate the healing process by repopulating the gut with new healthy bacteria. When Candida is too abundant in the digestive system, your microbial ecosystem is out of balance. This can affect your mood, your stress levels and your emotions. This is a vicious circle. Stress affects your microbiota, and your microbiota affects you. Taking probiotic supplements is the best treatment for gut imbalances.

Coffee beans have been found to often contain a type of mold called trichoderma, which can create allergic reactions. The contact with mold should be avoided completely if you suffer from a candida overgrowth. Drink water of herbal tea instead. Caffeine also destroys vitamins and minerals like Vitamin B1 & B8, biotin, zinc and potassium, and it can inhibit the assimilation of iron and calcium. Coffee may also be responsible for the destruction of some of the gut flora. Probiotics should be taken daily to restore the microbiome. Home remedies to kill candida should include a nutrient rich diet and a natural multi vitamin supplement to ensure that there is no deficiency.

Caffeine is stressful to the adrenal glands, because it makes them produce adrenaline. When drained, the adrenals don’t properly regulate the hormone levels of the body. this affects the immune system and can cause weight gain, mood and sleeping disorders. When the immune system is weak, the body is not able to fight candida, letting the fungi overpopulate the gut. Caffeine also increases blood sugar levels, which feeds Candida Albicans.

The Candida Diet

Before the cleanse, you should follow a strict whole food diet, with no processed junk and artificial sugar. Reducing your intake of fruit can also benefit you during your detox diet. Eat fresh and organic plant foods, and plan your meals without counting calories. This will allow you to start the process of detoxification and encourage weight loss. A vegan diet will prepare your body for the fasting program and it will strengthen your immune system, helping you fight the fungi infection. A whole food plant based diet is rich in vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, protein, fibre, healthy unsaturated fats and good carbs, the natural fuel of the body. Being fully nourished is important so that you can combat the infection and stay strong during the cleansing process. Certain “die-off” symptoms can be felt when the candida cells are dying rapidly, such as headaches, swollen glands, skin breakouts, aches and fever. This is due to the by-products produced by Candida that is released into the bloodstream, like acetaldehyde, uric acid and ethanol. eliminating candida from your system is great, but your experience might be difficult at some point. Die-off symptoms can vary to a person to another, depending on the type of infection. To help yourself, drink a lot of water, rest, eat the right diet and take supplements of Vitamin C, molybdenum and milk thistle.

There are several antifungal treatments available, such as Diflucan, Nystatin and Exaxis. However, you can choose a natural approach with herbs, foods and remedies that can be added to your detox diet, for their antifungal properties.

Natural Antifungals

  • Pau D’Arco
  • Oregano oil
  • Garlic
  • Turmeric
  • Aloe vera
  • Black walnut
  • Cinnamon
  • Cloves
  • Coconut oil
  • Grapefruit seed
  • Olive leaf extract

What is Leaky Gut Syndrome?

The leaky gut syndrome is a disorder in which people’s intestinal wall cells have become leaky, because of inflammation. The cells of the gut present abnormal spaces between each other, allowing toxic material to enter the bloodstream and make you sick. Usually, toxins are eliminated in the gut, but not with a leaky gut. Undigested protein and fat, bacteria, parasites and other toxins can now get through the leaky membrane of the gut and infiltrate the bloodstream. The immune system does not recognize these substances so they are treated as invaders; the immune system produces antibodies to protect itself from elements that might not have been dangerous in the first place. This causes the inflammation and the pain. Leaky gut can lead to chronic inflammation of the bowels, in the joints and even in the brain. People with a history of parasitic infections or candida overgrowth seem to have high risks of having to deal with a leaky gut. Drug abuse and alcoholism, Ulcerative Colitis, Celiac and Crohn’s disease are other common causes of leaky gut. It is the inflammation that triggers it and makes the spaces between the cells larger than they should be. Avoiding food that triggers the inflammation might be the key.

What Are the Symptoms of a Leaky Gut?

Leaky Gut Syndrome

  • Gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea and abdominal pain
  • Food intolerance
  • Sensitivity to cigarette smoke, perfume and other chemicals
  • Asthma and allergies
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Mood disorders
  • Skin problems


How Can you Heal Leaky Gut?

10 signs you have leaky gut syndrome

Watching what you eat is the first step towards healing. Avoiding all the food that triggers the inflammation is important if you want to treat the cause of your problem, rather than just your symptoms. Try an elimination diet; Eat simple meals and note your reactions. You will be able to avoid the ingredients that are causing your symptoms. Common foods that create inflammation in people are dairy products, gluten, industrial sugars, meats and processed products. A good detox program will also help get rid of unwanted guests like parasites and worms. Bentonite clay is a powerful absorbent that can transport the toxins produced by bacteria out of the digestive track. Once the bowels are clean, you can support the healing process with wheatgrass and organic vegetable juices along with a whole food plant-based diet. Probiotics must be taken in order to restore your microbiota. Different strains of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium are recommended. The amino-acid Glutamine is also known to be effective at reversing the damage caused by leaky gut. It is used by the body for repair and healing. OmDetox takes care of your gut and offers the 7 Day Detox & Colon Cleanse, your first step towards complete healing.*



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