Jessica Bippen, MS, RD, discusses candida overgrowth, its status according to different MD’s, and anti-candida diet foods that can help alleviate your symptoms.
You’ve been diagnosed with candida overgrowth… but now what? You’re sick and tired of feeling sick and tired. You want to kick candida overgrowth symptoms like extreme fatigue, brain fog, constant bloating, digestion issues, and vaginal discomfort to the curb—but don’t know where to start. Enter: the anti-candida diet.
While this diet lacks sufficient scientific evidence proving it works, there are plenty of functional medicine doctors who believe that it can help eliminate this condition. Keep reading to learn what to eat and what to avoid to abate your candida overgrowth symptoms through nutrition.
First, Is Candida Overgrowth Real?
Candida overgrowth occurs when naturally occurring Candida albicans, a type of yeast found in our microbiome, grows in excess. This excess can result in an array of unpleasant symptoms pertaining to cognition, energy, digestion, skin health, and more.
It’s important to note that traditional Western medicine doesn’t recognize candida overgrowth as a true health condition. Thus, it can be difficult to diagnose and treat it with standardized protocol. With that said, many functional medicine doctors do recognize the veracity of candida overgrowth. Once diagnosed, they help treat it with an anti-candida diet food plan, plus a combination of probiotics and…