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Intestinal Candida

Candida is a naturally occurring yeast that can be found on our skin, mucous membranes, intestinal tract and other organs. It can be harmless in our gut microbiome when our immune system is balanced, but if our immune system is weakened, that balance can shift from good to bad. As it begins to overgrow, it creates a vicious cycle.

Inflammation promotes candida's ability to colonize. This delays any healing of the gut lining from the initial toxin/pathogen that caused initially caused the inflammation. The increased colonization causes more inflammation, which triggers more damage as the cycle repeats.

Candida infection in the gut can result in cramps, bloating, with alternating constipation and diarrhea. Candida overgrowth is associated with Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and ulcers. Candida stools can often contain an abundance of mucus, white stringy material or white tissue-like substances.

If you think you might be struggling from candida overgrowth, let's chat to see what detox and diet changes might help!


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