Could Candida be Causing Your Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia includes widespread pain throughout the body. It turns out that most holistic doctors and practitioners like myself, believe that there is a nutritional component to causes of fibromyalgia. So, what exactly does that have to do with candida? What’s the link here? How does candida relate to fibromyalgia? Also, why you need to get rid of it in your body, and how?
Well for starters, many fibromyalgia patients have an overproduction of candida, which is a type of yeast that lives in the intestines. If too much candida is produced it can lead to symptoms such as digestive problems, fatigue, pain and cognitive issues. How this relates to fibromyalgia, is that many of the symptoms such as fatigue and cognitive issues, overlap Candida overgrowth. Some of the mood changes with fibromyalgia are exactly a replica of the brain fog and mood changes that happen when your body has an overgrowth of Candida in the body.
What Is Candida?
Candida is a fungal infection that can be associated with various chronic illnesses. Some include brain fog, joint pain, digestive problems and yeast infections. If both candida and fibromyalgia are present, it can make the situation even worse and aggravate symptoms even more.
Candidiasis , which is the proper name, is a fungal infection caused by a yeast (a type of fungus) called Candida. Some species of Candida can cause infection in people; the most common is Candida albicans. Candida normally lives on skin and inside the body, such as the mouth, throat, gut, and vagina, without causing problems. An overgrowth of Candida can cause thrush on the tongue, digestive issues, memory problems and much more. See the connection here? It is very important to eliminate Candida as much as possible and prevent overgrowth.
Here’s How To Do A Candida Cleanse :
Start taking probiotics to increase healthy gut bacteria.
Start taking oil of oregano to kill off Candida. It is an anti fungal treatment as well as coconut oil. You can eat coconut raw on it’s own or use it in cooking.
Eat lots of fermented food such as kefir, yogurt, kimchi etc.
Try a three month elimination diet and cut out all gluten products.
Avoid soda, sugar, processed foods, white flour.
Up your intake of Omega 3s to ward off any inflammation.
There you go. It’s important to keep processed food out of your system, especially now until everything clears up.