The Vegan Candida Diet: What is Candida and Why You Have It
What is Candida?
Candida: A naturally occurring substance in the human body and in the gut microbiome. (Candida is also yeast).
Candida Overgrowth: An imbalance of IG strains in the human gut biome or elsewhere(skin, Vaginal, Blood.). Can lead to Systematic Candidas.
So Why Candida and why do a “ Cleanse?” For starters, Everyone can benefit from a cleanse. With Candida cleanse, there are specifications and strict guidelines. Yeast is parasitic and calls for strict and even extreme measures in some cases. However, the length of the cleanse can vary from person to person. There are contributions to the need for a cleanse such as antibiotic use, SAD (standard American Diet), Acne, Hormones, brain fog, and overall Gut Health. The idea is each is based on the individual. What I like to call Bio Diversity.
Although there are mainstream and reoccurring causes for candida overgrowth.
Potential Causes for Imbalances Are
Taking Antibiotics • Eating a Diet high in Sugar and Refined Carbs • High Alcohol Intake • A Weakened Immune System • Taking Oral Contraceptives
There are also many signs of overgrowth. The common ones are
1. Fatigue and Tiredness
2. Urinary Tract/Genital Infections
3. Oral thrush
4. Brain Fog
5. Digestive Discomfort
6. Sinus Infections
7. Nail/Fungal Infections
8. Joint Pain
10. Weight loss /Weight gain ( and inability to lose weight and gain weight)
Does any of this sound familiar? Even in the slightest? You may have anywhere from a slight imbalance to severe overgrowth fo candida. In fact, Candida is the most common case of fungal infections in humans. Although is not commonly treated.
The gut is a sensitive place and science is learning and leaning into the discovery of The Gut to Brain Connection. If you are not taking care of your gut with direct intent and you have or do fall under any of the potential causes listed above you most likely would benefit directly from a gut cleanse and even one as specific as a plant based Candida Diet.
1. Diet Changes
2. Anti-fungal remedies
If you are interested in a Candida cleanse I offer a variety of resources/recipes on my page as well as Plant-based and Vegan versions of the Traditional “ Candida Diet”.
If you are suffering from long term imbalance or think these symptoms apply to you and would like to apply for private coaching please pop on over to the application page.