The Goldilocks Effect: More is not Better.
Sometimes LESS is more. What is the optimal amount to create a positive response in the body?
Let’s talk about yeast. we all have some yeast in our body but if we get too much, as with anything, it can lead to imbalances and dysfunction.
What is Candida?
Do you have candida yeast overgrowth?
Candidiasis 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 the skin and inside the body, in places such as the mouth, throat,
gut, and vagina, without causing any problems.-
Candidiasis | Types of Diseases | Fungal Diseases | CDC
As we say as FDP Practitioners, TEST and not guess if you have HIDDEN sources of chronic stress as Candida, mold toxicity and other stressors contributing to your METABOLIC CHAOS!
Are you living life as a race a day and living in a state of CHRONIC Stress?
Chronic stress impacts the WHOLE you from the inside out- including contributing to hidden imbalances that are going to impact how you feel, look and perform each day.
Signs your issue is Candida overgrowth is if any of these are part of your story:
Chronic stress: Cortisol which leads to higher glucose levels, feeding Candida, disrupts microbiome and suppresses immune system.
Learn more on https://www.amymyersmd.com/article/how-know-candida/
“Too much of anything can be harmful, and that includes exercise. It can cause elevations in stress hormones, like cortisol and adrenaline, which when chronically elevated do have negative repercussions such as insomnia, gastrointestinal distress, elevated blood pressure, emotional disturbances, and muscle fatigue and break down.” https://www.parsleyhealth.com/blog/exercise-bad-gut-health/
For years, I have been on a mission to figure out what happened to my body and WHY did I lose my vibrant self!?! WHY me?
I was struggling alone for years on my health journey as I reached out to many doctors, practitioners, chiropractors and naturopaths on a mission to get answers and RESULTS! I wanted my fit, lean, strong athletic body back as well as my vibrant, energetic happy self-back again. I was struggling with unexplained weight gain- even though I was eating real, nutrient dense, whole foods plus intermittent fasting (before it was a thing) and fasted morning workouts. Perhaps I was eating too little and exercising too much – on top off living life as a race as a small business owner who was constantly multi-tasking and “busy” from the time I woke up (too early!) until I hit the pillow (too late).
Do you relate to any of this story?
I was addicted to being busy!
As an ambitious, high performing individual, I was constantly doing something – and if I was not busy or occupied with a job, workout or task, then I would feel lazy, unproductive or a failure.
Since our world-wide pandemic in 2020, I didn’t realize how little I changed my busy lifestyle! This past year, as with everyone else, my daily life schedule changed as my work schedule training and coaching clients stopped in the middle of March 2020. My work switched to coaching clients on ZOOM conference calls from my home office!
Yes, we all probably discovered some positive benefits from the past year, including not sitting in traffic each day and decreasing (dramatically) our commute time. Perhaps we realized how important taking responsibility for our own health is an essential part of the solution to restore our worldwide health, happiness and vitality! Staying home alone, social distancing and hiding behind face masks to stay safe- doesn’t help us GET HEALTHY and teach us how to improve our immune system to fight the viruses off naturally.
I took time last March 2020, to run new functional lab tests to find out how strong my immune system was, so I could improve my resiliency with a specific individualized health building protocol.
From my Vibrant Wellness Food Zoomers, GI Map, DUTCH test and OATS test, I was able to collect clues to my imbalances, areas of opportunity, and to create an individualized protocol to restore my health to optimal levels.
In my years on my quest to get answers to my own health crisis, no one ran an Organic Acids test on me nor a DUTCH hormone test. Most the tests were just hormone test with saliva, a simple stool test, and blood tests.
The OATS test revealed clues to my “METABOLIC CHAOS®” that helped understand and correlate with the other lab test results plus my own health concerns and symptoms.
Mold toxicity and Candida overgrowth – along with dysbiosis and parasite. No wonder why my mitochondria were struggling, and my liver was overwhelmed with excess work to detox these bad guys – or HIDDEN internal sources of stress.
INTESTINAL MICROBIAL OVERGROWTH: Test and not guess on your Candida
|Yeast and Fungal Markers on the OATS||INTESTINAL MICROBIAL OVERGROWTH CORRELATIONS|
|Citramalic Acid||Elevated citramalic acid is produced mainly by Saccharomyces species or Propionibacteria overgrowth. High-potency, multi-strain probiotics may help rebalance GI flora.|
|5-Hydroxy-methyl-furoic Acid|| A metabolite produced by Aspergillus and possibly other fungal species in the GI tract.|
Prescription or natural antifungals, along with high-potency, multi-strain probiotics, may reduce overgrowth levels.
|3-Oxoglutaric Acid||Indicates a possible yeast overgrowth in the GI tract. High-potency, multi-strain probiotics may help rebalance GI flora.|
|Furan-2,5-dicarboxylic Acid||A metabolite produced by Aspergillus and possibly other fungal species in the GI tract. Prescription or natural antifungals, along with high-potency, multi-strain probiotics, may reduce overgrowth levels.|
|Furancarbonylglycine||A metabolite produced by Aspergillus and possibly other fungal species in the GI tract. Prescription or natural antifungals, along with high-potency, multi-strain probiotics, may reduce overgrowth.|
|Tartaric Acid||Produced by action of Candida hyaluronidase on the intercellular cement, hyaluronic acid. Oxidation of the hyaluronic acid breakdown by white blood cell hypochlorite produces tartaric acid and arabinose. Antifungal treatment and high-potency, multi-strain probiotics may help rebalance GI flora.|
|Arabinose||Produced by action of Candida hyaluronidase on the intercellular cement, hyaluronic acid. Oxidation of the hyaluronic acid breakdown by white blood cell hypochlorite produces tartaric acid and arabinose. Antifungal treatment and high-potency, multi-strain probiotics may help rebalance GI flora.|
|Carboxycitric Acid||Elevated yeast/fungal metabolites indicate overgrowth in the GI tract. Prescription or natural antifungals, along with high-potency, multi-strain probiotics, may reduce overgrowth.|
|Tricarballylic Acid||A chemical byproduct released from fumonisins during passage through the gastrointestinal tract. Fumonisins are fungal toxins produced primarily by F. verticillioides. Elevated levels can be caused by the intake of corn or corn-based food contaminated with fumonisins|
Contact me if you would like to discover how you can feel, look and live your best life!
Here are some resources I found on my Signs and Symptoms of Candida via Google Search:
Signs your issue is Candida overgrowth is if any of these are part of your story:
- Birth and Childhood
- You were delivered by C-section and missed out on the good bacteria from the birth canal.
- You were bottle-fed instead of breast-fed, so you did not get antibodies from your mother.
- You had frequent ear infections during childhood.
- You grew up on the Standard American Diet of added sugars, dairy products, and processed foods.
- You eat and/or crave carbs such as bread, pasta or starchy vegetables; sugar; and/or alcohol.
- You eat fermented foods which can feed Candida.
- Antibiotics can kill off good bacteria in your gut.
- NSAIDS disrupt your microbiome.
- Steroids weaken the immune system.
- High estrogen levels resulting from
- Birth control pills
- Hormone replacement therapy
- Estrogen dominance
- Chronic stress
- Cortisol which leads to higher glucose levels, feeding Candida
- Disrupts microbiome.
- Suppresses immune system.
Following a low carb diet– even Carnivore, may help your candida overgrowth as well as supplementing with anti-fungals such as oregano oil, olive leaf extract, golden seal or caprilyic acid.
Don’t get stuck in the cycle of “Trial and Error”– instead work with a health practitioner that can help you put all the missing pieces of your health puzzle together by investigating what is actually going on than looking at the big picture. Too many practitioners and doctors treat the symptoms, and the lab test results – rather than treating the WHOLE person!
As an FDN Practitioners, we create an individualized “D.R.E.S.S. for Health Success®” Protocol for the individual clients based on our full investigation.
Let me know if you have any questions and if you would like to learn how you can feel your best, look your best and live your best life now!
Resources to learn more on Candida:
How are your Mighty Energy Powerhouses doing? Your Mitochondria!
The mitochondria are depending on nutrients! Eat a whole food, nutrient dense diet, supplement as needed for missing nutrients plus reduce sources of chronic stress as Candida.
Mitochondria support cofactors: B2, B3 vitamins, Magnesium, Carnitine, CoQ10- plus address candida and clostridium overgrowth.
TEST and not GUESS other triggers or contributors to mitochondria damage as environmental toxins, heavy metals and other stressors that are damaging the mitochondria.
Until next time… go outside, move, lift something heavy, sprint 20-seconds, smile and laugh!
Let’s dive into MOLD toxicity next time and your mitochondria.
The WHOLESTIC Method Coach,