Doctors have to agree to follow the Hippocratic Oath before they become licensed. That oath was named after Hippocrates, a Greek physician and philosopher that lived in Greece in the 5th century BC. If he were alive today, he would tell you exactly what to do to keep candida and other harmful microorganisms from causing problems in your life.
More than two thousand years ago Hippocrates stated that, “All disease begins in the gut.” Many doctors and health experts today call your gut your “second brain” because of its important responsibility to direct so many crucial processes and systems that keep you healthy. Basically, if you keep your gut healthy, you can ward off the majority of human infection and disease.
It is estimated that as much as 60% to 75% of all human illness is related to some kind of problem in your gut. Guess where the candida albicans fungus naturally lives? That’s right, in your gastrointestinal tract. It is also present in your throat and in your genital glands to some extent.
As far as your digestive process goes, candida is usually not a problem. If everything is working properly, the naturally occurring candida fungus in your body is kept at a healthy level. Create some problem with your digestive system however, and candida overgrowth can occur. This leads to yeast infections which present themselves in your mouth and throat, genitals, or as a skin condition.
If candida overgrowth is not stopped, further, more serious health conditions may develop.
Most of the candida presence in your body is located in your digestive system. If this is the case, how can this fungus move throughout your body when it is not kept in check by your immune system? What happens is that the candida overgrowth can permeate your intestinal walls and move into your bloodstream. Once it does that, it has free reign to travel wherever it desires.
Since most candida problems center around your gut, keeping your digestive system healthy is the preventive answer, as well as an excellent treatment protocol. The 100 trillion bacteria in your body, more than 10 times your total cell count, work together for optimal health and well-being in the best case scenario.
The best case scenario is not always enjoyed, and when your gut health is compromised, the typical ratio of 85% good bacteria and 15% bad bacteria is thrown out of whack. Your healthy bacteria can no longer stop candida from an overgrowth scenario, and yeast infections develop.
The key to proper gut health is cutting back on refined grains and processed foods. Drastically reduce the amount of sugar in fruit that you consume. Steer clear from pollution and other environmental stressors, as well as mental and emotional stress and anxiety.
Eat foods free of agricultural chemicals and pesticides. Make sure you’re getting plenty of probiotics into your body, from fermented foods or supplements. Eat fewer processed and fast foods, and only consume organic, grass-fed chicken, beef and wild-caught fish. Follow these steps and you can return your gut to proper health, keeping candida and other harmful microorganisms at bay.