God made the human gastrointestinal (GI) system with the perfect balance of microorganisms. However, antibiotics disrupt the equilibrium. They kill the beneficial microorganisms and thereby, cause a yeast—Candida—to overgrow. Candida makes a person crave sugar, alcohol, wheat and processed foods because that is what it eats. In this article, we will explore how you:
- get a candida infection of the gut
- to determine if you have one
- cure it.
Candida and a food addiction can cause a person to overeat refined carbohydrates. Therefore, if you crave sugar, alcohol and processed foods, you might have an imbalance in the flora of your GI tract.
According to the National Candida Center, the harmful microbe Candida Albicans, a type of yeast common in the gut, multiplies quickly when antibiotics have killed off the probiotics in your digestive tract. It can grow roots into the lining of your GI system. The fungal overgrowth can create openings in the bowel walls, which is known as a leaky gut. These holes allow harmful microorganisms to enter the bloodstream. Our bodies don’t recognize these particles, so our immune system creates antibodies which cause food allergies and autoimmune diseases to develop.
When Candida spreads out of control, it acts like a parasite, sucking the life and energy out of you. The villain growing inside of you craves sugar, and it is hard to fight its ever-increasing appetite. I had an overgrowth of Candida, so I know how hard it is to fight this culprit.