I recently found out that candida should be a concern to diabetics I wanted to spread the word as well as some ideas to effectively control this problem.
As diabetics, chances are good you will also have problems with a bacteria known as candida. I have just started following the Candida Diet and to be honest I am beginning to see a difference. That and my use of virgin coconut oil has made all the difference in the world. I found a wonderful website that deals with the foods you should eat along with foods you should avoid. It also has directions for simple home tests you can do to see if your candida is a problem. http://www.thecandidadiet.com/foodstoeat.htm
(Taken from About.com) Every living human has candida in his or her system. Usually the "friendly bacteria" keep the non-friendly candida at bay, but certain factors can allow the candida to flourish — factors that are often brought on by diabetes. Candida Albicans is described as an opportunistic fungus (or form of yeast) that is the cause of many undesirable symptoms ranging from fatigue and weight gain, to joint pain and gas.
So why is Candida a bad thing? Ordinarily it isn't - the Candida population is kept under control by the friendly bacteria in our gut. However, when your immune system is down, Candida starts to multiply and can quickly take over.
The overgrowth of Candida produces toxins that your body's immune system can struggle to cope with. The wide-ranging side effects of this battle range from headaches and fatigue to abdominal pain and depression.
The occurrence of Candidiasis has actually been increasing rapidly over the last few decades. Our modern diet of processed food and sweets is partly to blame, but so are the increased prevalence of obesity and diabetes, plus the much more frequent use of antibiotics.
Candidiasis is a debilitating condition that prevents you from waking up strong, healthy and bursting with energy. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to fight it.
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