I was at a work conference yesterday and was reading the eBook ‘Acne Free in 3 Days’ while I was hiding in the audience. While I was reading through the book, I had one of those ‘ah-ha!’ moments that makes you want to slap yourself and wonder why you didn’t think of it before.
You see, I’ve read so much in forums and even received emails from readers about the relationship between candida and acne, but I’ve never considered just how strong the relationship between the two actually is. In fact, your acne may be caused by candida alone. Which means, if you clear up your candida you clear up your acne.
What is Candida and why does it cause acne?
Candida albicans is a fungus that is normally found on the skin and mucous membranes in the mouth, rectum, or vagina. It may also travel through the blood stream and affect various parts of the body. If the fungus is not controlled, problems may occur. Basically, the Candida Albicans is a negative yeast infection that begins in the digestive system and as time goes by it spreads to the other parts of the body. It acts as an invading parasite that attaches to the intestinal wall and makes home of your internal organs, which makes the body react and create the many symptoms.
Source: The Candida Blog
Not everyone who has a Candida problem will suffer from acne, acne is just one of many possible side effects. I had a problem with Candida once in my lifetime which was caused by a reaction to the contraceptive pill. My main symptom was chronic thrush which lasted for about a year, I had a couple of spots but generally my skin was fine.
There are cases however where acne has become severe from the Candida Albicans alone.
The symptoms associated with Candida are quite broad so instead of self diagnosing, you’re better of visiting a medical professional like a doctor or natural therapist to get properly diagnosed.
How do you get Candida?
How do you get Candida Albicans is kind of like asking how do you get acne. Just like acne, you can get Candida Albicans from the food you eat, medications you take, stress, lifestyle, allergies etc. There is no one root cause.
The reason why I had such an ‘Ah-ha!’ moment when I read the Acne Free in 3 Days eBook, was because I’d always thought the book was a load of bollocks, I mean c’mon – acne free in only 3 days? You’ve got to be kidding me. But then everything just clicked into place and it made perfect sense to me. The author of the book suffered from severe acne when he was a teenager (I’m guessing from hormones). He then treated his severe acne through a lot of antibiotics and a course of accutane. One of the possible side effects of antibiotics is Candida Albicans. So when the author had grown out of his hormonal acne, he then got chronic acne again from the Candida. Once he cured his Candida through mainly a heavy detox and diet (all in his book), his acne so quickly and easily just went away.
The more I read the more I’ve come to have the opinion that acne from Candida Albicans is perhaps not the easiest to get rid of, but certainly the fastest. As soon as you kill the excess fungus in your system, the acne simply just goes away, fast.
If you do have Candida Albicans, the condition can be controlled by diet, probiotic supplements and if you’re game like the author of acne free in 3 days – a detox.
To fix my Candida problem I visited a doctor (who was also a natural therapist). They told me to stop taking the pill, recommended supplements, wrote a prescription and put me on a strict no sugar, yeast and alcohol diet for one month. This cleared up my condition, and to my surprise gave me flawless skin. I was very disciplined with my sugar intake though. I didn’t even eat sugar substitutes and I wasn’t a big fruit eater then so I pretty much stayed away from the ‘sweet’ flavors for that month.
If you think you have candida, please visit your doctor or natural therapist to discuss your treatment options.
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