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The Candida Fungus Problem

Causes of Candida Growth
1. Extended use of antibiotics: Antibiotics kill not only bad germs, but also the good, "innocent" germs.  It therefore affects the intestinal flora.

After extended use of antibiotics, some people suffer from digestive problems, as well as warts and vaginal fungus. This is why it is so important, when taking antibiotics, to compensate the natural flora of the intestines with a natural additive of probiotic bacteria such as acidophilus and bifidobacteria.
2. Contraceptive Pills, which increase the chances of Candida
3. Cortico-steroid medicines
4. Large consumption of distilled sugars and yeast. These foods provide a platform for growth and nourishment for the Candida fungus. This is why people with this problem sometimes feel an inexplicable craving for sweets and baked foods.
5. Stress. This weakens the body's auto-immune and defense systems, and also causes the excretion of hormones that affect the body's sugar levels and consequently the growth of the fungus.

Common Symptoms

Candida originates in the digestive system or the intestines, and from there it can infiltrate and infect other areas of the body and affect almost every bodily system.

Candida disrupts the absorption of compounds that are vital for the body, such as amino acids, vitamins, and others.  It also weakens the immune system, and is thus liable to weaken the entire body.

It can penetrate, via the intestine walls or the anus, the reproductive and urinary systems (particularly in women), migrating from these areas to the blood and the rest of the body.

Candida affects every person slightly differently, sometimes affecting only some of the bodily systems.  Even if you sense only some of the symptoms, this is enough to raise the suspicion that you might be suffering from Candida.

Digestion Related Symptoms – Swelling in the stomach, gas, intestinal contractions, anal irritation, change in bowel functioning, stomach pains, diarrhea, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, mucus in stools.
Urinary System and Sexual Organ Symptoms
– Recurrent infections in the bladder, vaginal fungus, vaginal discharge, itching, impotence, decrease in sexual drive, frequent urination.
Hormonal System Symptoms
– Menstrual cycle effects such as pains, swelling, PMS symptoms (such as tension, craving for sweets before menstruation, pain),  irregularities in cycle.
Nervous System
– Mood swings, depression, nervousness, lack of concentration, memory loss.
Immune System – General weakness, allergies, sensitivity to chemicals (tobacco, spices, etc.), nasal stuffiness or secretions, dry mouth, bad breath, muscle pains, joint pains, frequent colds.
In addition: Exaggerated desire for carbohydrates, sugars, and baked foods, tiredness, heaviness, fuzziness and haziness. 

The Candida problem almost always causes allergic reactions to toxins in the environment and in food.  The subject is liable to become allergic to many foods.

In severe cases, if the problem is left untreated for long, it is liable to cause severe diseases in the immune system, as well as auto-immunity diseases in which the body attacks itself as if it were a foreign element.

It is also known with certainty that Candida is linked to hyperactivity and lack of concentration.

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