Candida albicans is a common yeast that grows in everyone's digestive system without harm. Sometimes, however, the yeast can overgrow and then create an imbalance in the digestive system, as well as affecting other body organs like the kidney's and bladder.
Symptoms associated with Candida overgrowth include: thrush, bloating, gas, intestinal cramping, rectal itching, altered bowel function, bladder infections, irritability, poor concentration, skin disorders and low energy.
A healthy diet and good digestion is essential for the management of Candida. Candida ferments foods that remain in the digestive system, so consuming highly fermentable foods like simple carbohydrates (i.e. sugary foods, breads, cakes, biscuits, etc.), will encourage its growth.
Your naturopath will have additional dietary suggestions and nutritional supplements to help you as well. If you feel that any of the symptoms described above are similar to how you are feeling, then you should find a naturopath who can identify if Candida is the cause of your symptoms. Together you can work on a strategy to eradicate the Candida, reduce the symptoms and get your health back on track.