Candida & Weight Loss
There is a strong relationship between weight gain, difficulty in loosing weight and over growth of Candida Albicans, an opportunistic fungus or yeast that that often over whelms the body after antibiotic use, or passage from person to person with the exchange of body fluids, and or direct contact. It may be found in the reproductive tract, the mouth, the GI tract and in the blood. There are several common signs of Candida Albicans including vaginal yeast infections, thrush, jock itch and athlete’s foot. Candida Albicans has been linked to a number of health conditions including; asthma, depression, dizziness, fatigue, headaches, hypoglycemia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), learning disabilities, menstrual problems, Migraines, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Syndrome (MCSS), Prostatitis, sinus problems, and Urinary Tract Infections (UTI).
One of the major secondary problems associated with Candida Albicans is weight gain or inability to lose weight and stay with a diet. A person with systemic Candida Albicans will often crave sugar and simple carbohydrates because this is the main source of nutrients for yeast. Mood swings and depression are often associated with the rapid change in blood sugar levels caused by the yeast. People often complain of gas and bloating caused by the fermentation of foods in their intestines by the yeast which naturally release gas. The fermentation of foods in the intestine may also lead to alcohol production that is absorbed through the gut and may lead to symptoms of confusion, altered behavior, and difficulty concentrating.
Determining whether you have a Candida Albicans can make a big difference on how easy you will be able to lose weight and succeed with weight loss over time.
Questions to determine if you may have Candida Albicans:
1. Have you used antibiotics in the last 2 years?
A yes answers to 6 or more questions above, associated with any of the signs or symptoms listed above, is a good indicator that you may have a Candida Albicans problem.
The Ultra Lite System and the U-Lite program will control Candida Albicans and any symptoms associated with this condition will disappear while people are on the program. Most importantly, people will learn correct food habits and if they are having any food allergies or sensitivities. Not going back to bad eating habits is crucial to prevent Candida Albicans from returning. However, by supporting the body’s ability to fight off this fungus with probiotics, digestive enzymes and herbal anti-fungal supplement will allow people to not have to be very strict with their diet. In fact, regular intake of natural anti fungal supplements gives the body a chance to gently and slowly reduce the amount of Candida Albicans in the body.
There are a number of natural anti fungal herbals and products available on the market, but quality and effectiveness vary greatly. The best product used at The Weight Loss Institute is TRANSFORMATION’S Yeast/Fungal Detox that contains a synergistic formulation of essential nutrients to eliminate the growth of yeast fungi and restore the body back to optimal pH balance. The combination of this anti fungal supplement, good probiotics and a digestive enzyme will keep the Candida Albicans under control even when some bad food habits are resumed after completing the Ultra Lite or the U-Lite Program.
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