5 and 12 Week Candia
What is Candia?
Candia is an over-infestation of yeast in your body. You’re probably familiar with yeast as an ingredient in bread, beer, and other fermented foods. Yeasts are what make champagne fizzy and bread rise. We’re used to using certain yeasts in our food, but many of us don’t realize that yeasts are actually everywhere! They’re in the air, in the water, and on the surface of just about every living thing. We breathe, eat, and drink them on a daily basis. Because they are part of our daily lives, we all have yeast growing in our skin, in our mouths, on other body surfaces, and in our gut. Though yeasts normally reside in your body in small quantities, they can become dangerous if they become too numerous.
Normally, yeasts are small, round cells that don’t cause much damage. Unlike these harmless yeasts, Candia albicans can grow long, mold-like tendrils that penetrate tissues in your body, causing inflammation and cell damage. If you’ve ever had a local yeast infection – in your mouth, on your hands or feet, or in your urogenital tract – you know that this doesn’t feel good!
When these same yeasts invade the gut, they cause structural damage and widespread inflammation. Your body’s natural defense systems are designed to keep Candia under control. When you are healthy, your body does this on its own, and small Candia colonies in your gut are nothing to worry about. However, yeasts are creatures that thrive on sugary, starchy foods. Your sugary breakfast cereal is exactly what the Candia needs – and exactly what you don’t! When there is plenty of food available, yeast cells reproduce and multiply, wreaking havoc as they go. Poor nutrition, stress, antibiotics, alcohol, and caffeine can also play a role in reducing your body’s control over Candia. When you eat too many starches and sugars – especially in combination with these other factors – yeast colonies grow rapidly and Candida overgrowth is often the result.
How to get rid of Candia?
Candia lives on what you eat and makes your body crave what the Candia needs to survive. For this reason, Candia is difficult to get rid of, but can be eradicated if proper steps are taken. To do so, you’ll need to meet with Dr. Duncan to discuss a plan of action through, cut back on the foods that feed Candia and exacerbate your symptoms. You can schedule your consultation with Dr. Duncan today!