The secret solution to candida yeast problems – probiotics like Threelac
Threelac contains 3 unique strains of good bacteria that you will not find in other probiotics
It is a fact of life that we do not often like to consider â€“ we share our bodies with billions of micro-organisms. In fact, we could not live without them â€“ something like 500 to 1000 different species of bacteria and other organisms, (including yeasts or fungi) live in our gut – they provide a vital service, helping us to digest food and playing a vital role in immunity, but sometimes our guts fall out of balance and we need additional help like what
Our bodies are like a microhabitat for hundreds of different species.Â If we are healthy and our ecosystem is in balance, then all is well and all the species can live in harmony. It is when one species is allowed to dominate, however, that things can start to go wrong.
For many people, this is caused by the use of antibiotics. Antibiotics are very useful drugs â€“ there is no doubt that they have saved millions of lives since they were discovered around the time of the 2nd world war. The problem is though, antibiotics have become widely overprescribed. Often we are given antibiotics to combat a problem that could be better served by treating in a different way. Or, even if we do require the antibiotic, very real side-effects throughout our bodies can occur.
As well as (hopefully) killing the bacteria it was prescribed for, antibiotics can also kill off many of the beneficial bacteria in our gut. When this happens, other species have the opportunity to flourish. Antibiotics do not affect yeasts or fungi, so one of the species that begins to flourish is a type of yeast called candida albicans.
This is where widespread problems can occur. When given free rein of our guts, candida can quickly multiply at an astonishing rate, and also now has the chance to morph into a more sinister form â€“ the hyphal form. In this form, candida can put out long tendril-like filaments that can penetrate the lining of the gut, causing tissue damage and rapidly worsening digestive problems. Candida overgrowth can also cause a jaw-dropping variety of symptoms throughout our bodies which can include:
â€¢Â itchy, scaly skin
â€¢Â poor concentration and focus
â€¢Â bloating and excess wind
â€¢Â alternating constipation and diarrhoea
â€¢Â vaginal or male genital yeast infection
â€¢Â mouth sores, white coated tongue.
â€¢Â Chronic fatigue
What can you do?
Combating candida, once it has been allowed to get out of control, can be a challenge. One of the most important things to try to achieve, however is regaining a good balance of bacteria in your gut. This healthy gut flora can help act as a natural balance to the yeast. It is not as easy as just eating a bowl of yogurt a day, though â€“ a much more considered approach is needed… A probiotic like Threelac is highly recommended.
Diet is very important â€“ if you are eating high amounts of refined sugars and other highly processed foods then you will be feeding candida itâ€™s favourite food and it will continue to thrive. There are certain foods, known as prebiotics which will increase the chance of your body being able to make good use of the good bacteria you are taking (probiotics). These foods include soybeans, Jerusalem artichoke, chicory root, barley and oats. Limiting alcohol is also very important as alcohol is a strong irritant to the gut and can rapidly destroy the good work you are doing to improve your internal ecosystem.
It is important that you purchase high potency probiotics, and it is vital to ensure that the form that you buy is actually live. Some forms require refrigeration,Â the Threelac probiotic does not,Â and should be refrigerated in the shop as well. Make sure you check when you purchase. The potency of probiotics in tablet or capsule form is usually far greater than what you could achieve by eating natural yogurt, for example. The probiotic should also be continued for some time after you think your symptoms have eased, to ensure that the problems do not reoccur.
Candida can be a disabling condition that is often difficult to diagnose and combat. With a systemic approach and using probiotics, you will soon be on your way to good health again.
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