Nutrition Tips For Candida Overgrowth, Yeast Infections – Dr. Corson
What can I do about candida overgrowth or yeast infections?
Dr. Candace Corson answers this question from our Facebook Fan Page http://www.facebook.com/TomCorsonKnowlesFanClub
Dr. Corson shares her knowledge about candida and yeast overgrowth. Our balance of bacteria in our bodies are very out of balance today due to antibiotics. We get exposed to antibiotics not only from taking medications when we get sick, but also from our food supply. Antibiotics are fed to livestock and so if you eat conventionally raised livestock, dairy, or eggs, you’re getting exposed to broad-spectrum antibiotics on a daily basis.
This antibiotic exposure messes up or fragile, intricate gut ecology. Our body actually has 10 times as many bacterial cells as we have human cells! And these bacteria are crucial for good health. In fact, without these bacteria in us we would die very rapidly because we would not be able to even digest our food!
Furthermore, over 70% of our immune system lies in the gut. So what happens to the intestinal immune system governs regulation of the entire immune system. So getting rid of candida overgrowth is really about managing our overall gut health and gut ecology by reducing or eliminating any exposure to antibiotics, and taking good probiotics. Another key which few people talk about is making sure to get enough PREBIOTICS – prebiotics are foods that you eat that help your good germs grow naturally in your gut. Foods like raw spinach, raw greens, and other raw foods are prebiotics.