Yeast and fungal infections are no fun, but if you have an overgrowth of the fungus Candida in your body, a condition known as candidiasis, you may experience these and other symptoms more often than you’d like.
While a small amount of Candida in the body assists with digestion and the absorption of nutrients, some factors can cause Candida to grow out of control, including:
• A diet high in refined carbs and sugar
• Heavy alcohol use
• Chronic stress
• Weakened immunity
Getting Candida under control is essential for good health. In addition to causing yeast and fungal infections, an overgrowth of this fungus can cause health issues like urinary tract and sinus infections, digestive woes, skin problems, and joint pain.
Triggering a Candida Die-Off
One natural and effective way to treat candidiasis is through your diet. By cutting out refined sugars and carbs and eating foods like garlic, coconut oil, and kombucha, you can starve the Candida while promoting the growth of healthy bacteria in the body.
However, rapidly killing off the Candida in your body can cause a number of side effects. When Candida dies en masse, the resulting metabolic reactions produce over 70 different toxins that are released into the body. These toxins can cause a range of symptoms, including:
• Brain fog
• Digestive problems like constipation or bloating
• Dizziness or fatigue
• Mood changes
• Skin breakouts
• Fever and chills
• Aches and pains
• Swollen glands
• Cold or flu-like symptoms
It can take anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks for these toxins to clear the body and the symptoms to disappear.
Managing Candida Die-Off Symptoms
While Candida die-off can make you feel even worse than the Candida overgrowth made you feel, keep in mind that once your body is free of Candida and its related die-off toxins, you’ll regain your energy, vitality, and good health. In the meantime, here are some things you can do to speed up the die-off and reduce discomfort during the process.
Reduce your stress.
Stress can slow the die-off of Candida, and it can make symptoms feel worse. Reduce daily stressors as much as possible, and use deep-breathing meditation exercises to reduce stress on the spot.
Consider a daily meditation practice, which not only reduces stress but also improves the way your body responds to stress in the future.
Engage in self-care.
A few essential self-care practices can improve the way you feel during a Candida die-off. First, get plenty of sleep. During sleep, your body repairs itself, and sleep is crucial for optimal immunity.
Secondly, drink lots of water to help flush out toxins and reduce the risk of UTI and other infections.
Finally, engage in a half-hour of exercise each day to promote relaxation, circulation, and optimal lymphatic function.
Boost your nutrition.
An extra nutritional boost during the Candida die-off can speed things up as well as improve how you feel.
Some of the best foods to add to your diet during this time include apple cider vinegar, fermented foods, unsweetened cranberry juice, cultured dairy products, green vegetables, and spices like cinnamon and turmeric.
Take a supplement.
Specially formulated supplements can help speed up the Candida die-off and reduce adverse side effects. Stonehenge Health’s Natural Candida Formula combines digestive enzymes, probiotics, immune support, and herbal cleanse support to help destroy Candida and improve your body’s function.
If, after taking Natural Candida Formula, your symptoms linger, see your doctor. Candida can be stubborn, and in severe cases, antifungal medications may be needed to restore normal Candida levels and end the symptoms of overgrowth.