Researchers at Rice University have concluded that over 70% of Americans are afflicted with Candida, also known as, yeast. This seems like a fairly mild condition; most of us have had a “yeast infection” right? What most Americans don’t realize is that at least 70% of the immune system is located in the gut, and Candida can virtually destroy it. Consequently, the list of side effects of having an overgrowth in Candida are nearly endless. Here’s a shortened version:
- Low sex drive
- Poor memory
- Oral thrush
- Chronic pain
- Allergies & Hay Fever
- Weight gain
- Headaches & Migraines
- Intense Alcohol, Sugar and Soda Cravings
- Rectal Itching
- Sinus Inflammation
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Joint Pain
- Bad Breath
- Mood Swings
- Vaginal Itching
- Muscle Aches & Weakness
- Nail Fungus
- Thyroid and Adrenal Dysfunction
- General Immune System Issues
- Genital and Inner Thigh Rashes
- Crying for No Reason
Yeah, for real. I’m not even making this up. When you have a Candida infection, and given the statistics, it’s safe for me to say that you probably actually do… your body gets weak. It feels like it’s falling apart.
Have you ever felt that way? I have. Before I did a Candida cleansing regimen, I would constantly be saying, “I just feel like I’m falling apart. I must be getting old.”
The main cause of Candida, and the reason I’m bringing this up to pregnant and new moms, is antibiotics. During labor at a hospital, women are routinely given antibiotics. I’m not suggesting (if you’ve chosen to give birth at a hospital) that you stray from your doctor’s advice, if say, you have Group B Strep. Though, perhaps, once you’ve tested positive, you could try a natural remedy like grapefruit seed extract or virgin coconut oil* on your own at home and then insist that you be retested before you are actually given IV antibiotics during birth. You may be able to eradicate it from your system in just a couple of weeks.
If you must take antibiotics during or after the birth of your child, please, please, please make sure you are actively supplementing with a very good pro-biotic. I’m not even exaggerating here. It will make an enormous difference in your health. Take the pro-biotic with you to the hospital and take it as instructed.
Once you’re home, and your breastfeeding, please do everything you can to avoid antibiotics. If you think you’re getting an infection like mastitis, give yourself just ONE day on Oil of Oregano caplets and treat yourself with compresses and massage and see if you can fix yourself before running to the doctor for antibiotics. Chances are really good it will work better anyway with so many infections becoming resistant to antibiotics.
I would like for the readers of this blog to just consider the possibility that you may be colonized with Candida. Then I’d like you to imagine how different your life could be without it. There are so many Candida cleanses out there if you are interested in getting it out of your system. If you go to your health food store, the attendant will certainly be well-versed in how to help you out, they see it all the time because Candida has become a silent epidemic.
* A very efficient way of getting the crucial ingredients in virgin coconut oil, if you don’t want to take three tablespoons of it a day, is with a supplement like The Ultimate Monolaurin.