The Candida Weight Loss Programs are for people who want to reduce weight in varying amounts. The approach to these programs is to reduce and eliminate the toxins in your body that can lean to Candida as described here. The 5-Week Candida Program is targeted towards patients who are overweight.
As an over-infestation of yeast in the body, Candida grows and lives on what you eat and makes your body crave what it needs. It invades the brain and every tissue of the body. For this reason, Candida is difficult to get rid of, but it can be eradicated of proper steps are taken.
Candida (albicans) is one of many different types of yeast. Yeast cells are able to grow on the surface of all living things and occur virtually everywhere. The fact is, we breathe, eat, and drink them daily. Because they are part of our daily lives, we all have yeast growing in our skin, on other body surfaces, and mainly in our intestines. Normally our bodies’ defense systems keep the total number of yeast cells under control, so Candida colonies in our intestinal tract are nothing to worry about. However, poor nutrition or a sluggish or impaired immune system weakens the body’s ability to fight off yeast. Stress and environmental pollutants can also play a role in reducing the body’s control over Candida. When this happens, yeast colonies grow rapidly and Candida may result.
One of the symptoms of systemic Candida is weight gain, or difficulty losing weight. It can cause the kind of stubborn fat deposits that are hard to shake off, no matter how little you eat or how much exercise you do. There are a few reasons for this, but first it’s important to understand that no diet is going to help. Treating the underlying cause of the problem “Candida Overgrowth” is the way to get back in shape. Candida can lead to excess fat deposits in a few different ways:
Candida creates leaky gut that allows toxins to penetrate:
Why does this matter? Your liver has to process these toxins and expel them from your body somehow. If your liver becomes overloaded with toxins, then it has to store these nasty chemicals somewhere else for processing later. Your liver does this by storing them in fat cells, primarily around the hips, belly and thighs.
Candida creates sugar cravings:
Candida needs sugar to grow and reproduce. A typical symptom of a Candida infestation is that the patient is eating lots of sugar and carbs but still craving more. In Candida sufferers, this is far more than just a psychological addiction to sugar. The Candida yeast is processing large amounts of sugar and sending your blood sugar levels lower, triggering signals from your brain that you need to eat more. This is one way that Candida can cause overeating.
Candida creates stress on your immune system:
Toxicity can trigger a response from your immune system. Stress on the adrenals glands raises cortisol levels, an emergency response which prompts your body to hold on to every last piece of fat that it can.