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What is Candida? How to Cleanse It From the Body

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What is Candida?
Candida is a yeast that naturally occurs in the body. It helps in the digestive process and in the absorption of nutrients. However, if and when candida is overproduced in the body, it can have a negative impact. The main areas of the body affected by candida are the mouth, intestines, and vagina. If not addressed, candida can begin to wreak havoc on other areas of the body as well.

Signs of Candida
– exhaustion
– mood swings
– anxiety
– irritability
– depression
– gas
– bloating
– sweet cravings
– bad breath
– white-coated tongue
– brain fog
– hormonal imbalances
– joint pain
– low libido
– weakened immune system
– sinus issues
– allergies
– UTIs

Causes of Candida
1. High-Sugar Levels – over consumption of sugar
2. Prescribed Drugs:
– Antibiotics – kills off the good bacteria in the body, allowing the yeast to overgrow
– Birth Control – can cause repetitive candida flare ups, especially in combination with high sugar intake & antibiotics
– Corticosteroids – used in inhalers for asthma, can lead to oral candida, should rinse mouth out with water after using
3. Weakened Immune System

How to Address & Cleanse Candida from the Body
Method 1: Broth & Veggie
– Drink vegetable broth made from water, sea salt, onion, garlic, celery & kale
– Drink lots of water!
* Do this for 1-2 days, followed by…
– Non-starchy steamed vegetables
* Do this for 3-5 days
Method 2: Dietary
– Eat vegetables and legumes
– Consume probiotic-rich foods such as goat’s kefir & fermented vegetables
– Drink unsweetened cranberry juice
– Eliminate sugar (including natural sugars), alcohol, carbohydrates, & fruit
Method 3: Supplements & Remedies
– Coconut Oil – consume & apply topically
– Vitamin C – helps boost the adrenal glands & the immune system
– Milk Thistle Herb – cleanses the liver from prescription drugs
– Essential Oils – clove, oregano, or myrrh

If you are suspicious of candida overgrow, call Balanced Health at 612-812-9121 or email us at