Issue 5.24.19 “6th Cause of Inflammation – Candida: The Silent Killer” – Your Health Detective

Fungal Candida overgrowth in the gut can quickly spread throughout the body – causing symptoms i.e. headaches, brain fog, inflammation, depression/mood swings, constipation, and even acne. Strengthening your digestion and intestinal health protects your total wellness by keeping Candida in check!

Candida is an opportunistic, pathogenic microorganism that causes serious health risks. The moment the gut becomes imbalanced Candida quickly takes advantage, spreading to every area of your body – even into your brain! Instant fixes are temporary and won’t provide whole-body healing to keep Candida infection at bay unless you make specific dietary modifications – which is exactly what the recipes that follow will help you achieve.

Even more shocking is that…

  • Candida is the fourth most common source of hospital-acquired infection;
  • It is the number one most common opportunistic infection;
  • Candida yeast is different from bacteria – it’s naturally-found in the digestive tract and vaginal walls. Yet it’s dangerous because it can cause serious digestive and neurological issues since it is both pathogenic and opportunistic. As soon as digestion becomes imbalanced, Candida spreads excessively to all areas of the body.

SO…What EXACTLY Is Candida?

Candida can be, and usually becomes, very serious. Recently, a “superbug” candida species, known as Candida auris, has emerged as a dangerous health threat in several countries and many health care facilities worldwide, including the U.S. This version of candida – which often spreads through candida biofilms on surfaces such as catheters and bedrails – has proven resistant to multiple drugs, resulting in serious illness and even death.

Candida albicans is the most common of yeast infections found in the mouth, intestinal tract and vagina, and usually affects skin and other mucous membranes. If the immune system is functioning optimally, this type of yeast infection is rarely serious. However, when not functioning properly, the candida infection can migrate to other areas of the body, including the blood and membranes around the heart, kidneys or brain, causing serious candida symptoms, some life-threatening.

Candida is a fungus that aids nutrient absorption and digestion when in proper levels in the body – when it overproduces, candida symptoms appear. In the digestive tract, if left unchecked, it breaks down the delicate walls of the intestinal lining and penetrates into the bloodstream – releasing by-product and other toxins, causing serious immune disorders and often leaky gut syndrome.

When your body’s natural pH balance is upset, the candida yeasts grow out-of-control – creating a systemic disorder and candida symptoms. Good healthy bacteria, and a properly functioning immune system, are essential when fighting this stubborn invasive infection.

Candida overgrowth syndrome, (COS) is the term used when candida has grown out of control in your body. Make no mistake – this is a serious chronic health condition. In addition, individuals who have never experienced a serious yeast infection find they develop new sensitivities, allergies or intolerances to a variety of foods and environmental pollutants.

Candida – How to Know if You Have It?

If you experience any of the following health issues, consider overgrowth of Candida, and seek guidance from a nutritionally-aware health professional: exhaustion, cravings for sweets and carbs, bad breath, white coating on tongue, brain fog, un-resolved hormone imbalance, joint & muscle pain, loss of sex drive, chronic sinus and allergies, digestive problems (gas and bloating), weak immune system, urinary tract infection, mood swings/depression, quick temper/short fuse, indecision, environmental and/or food allergies. If you notice any of these signs, you may have a fungal infection known as candida.

While there are numerous effective non-drug remedies, treatments and supplements that can help reduce impact of candida, ALL of them depend on a modified diet that avoids inflammatory foods, sugar and carbohydrates…AND…this is exactly what you’ll find in the “Anti-Inflammation Advantage” cookbook.

Yes, I’m Your Health Detective and Creator/Executive Chef of “Dr. Gloria’s Kitchen” along with my business partner and Sous Chef who patiently and trustingly was propelled into our taste-tester and worked diligently as a master graphic designer/producer to create a book that is easy to understand, easy to cook, and has “flavor” to make it “appetizing” and inspiring.

I created the cookbook and instructional videos because so many of my patients were un-inspired, un-motivated or downright intimidated in their kitchen when it came to finding tasty, easy recipes for their health maladies, particularly the underlying inflammation. More and more each day I was asked how I can travel and eat out, cook and eat gourmet food yet not induce inflammation and all the disorders that ensue as a result like fibromyalgia, arthritis, gout, diabetes, gluten-intolerance, candida, etc.

My motivation was seeing the positive results in myself and my patients when specific dietary modifications are made. I knew it was time to get my Cooking Institute in full gear and we began to work on the project that I’d personally began more than fifteen years ago…putting my well-researched time-tested proven anti-inflammatory recipes in print and video. I live what I teach, and all my cooking has paid off because I’m free of inflammation and happily have a more satisfying and healthy quality of life than I’ve ever had…food IS my medicine, and it CAN be yours as well!

Update on My Global Patient Consulting: Many have asked if I continue to consult with patients worldwide via telephone and email, the answer is definitely, YES. I also continue to write and publish (this is my 29th book) …AND…I’m determined in my 72nd year not to slow down – I figure that way old-age never catches me!

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