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March 2016 Issue

Treating Candida Infections with Diet

The Internet is filled with diet tips for dealing with Candida overgrowth. EN sorts the facts from fiction.

Websites blame the yeast Candida albicans for everything from fatigue to brain fog, suggesting that a special diet can “eliminate” this condition. EN researches the truth to these claims. Candida yeasts normally live on the mucous membranes and skin without causing problems, but sometimes overgrowth can cause a fungal infection (candidiasis) in the body, such as in the gastrointestinal tract, throat, and vagina. If it enters the blood stream sepsis can occur, which is very serious. Candidiasis also may play a role in inflammation, Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis.

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