It may surprise you to learn that many common ailments originate in the intestines and not in the place where symptoms appear. Yeast overgrowth, among others, is one of these cases. You may go to your doctor and describe a set of symptoms expecting that s/he will know immediately what to do. More often than not, you’ll walk out of the office with a piece of paper for a medication that you think will cure the problem. More often than not, it won’t.
Your gastrointestinal (GI) system is loaded with bacteria and other microbes. Many of them are not only beneficial but essential for human health. When there is an imbalance between “friendly” bacteria and harmful microbes, however, your body will react.
Physicians often overlook this important fact and don’t consider something as simple as changing your diet to restore balance and fix the problem. Taking a drug can actually make matters worse by killing good bacteria and pushing GI balance even further from normal.
When your gut microbiome is out of whack, you may experience odd symptoms all over your body.
What is Yeast Overgrowth?
Yeast is a type of fungus that is found virtually everywhere. That’s not a problem unto itself, as many forms of yeast are good for you. Certain yeasts are not.
Candida albicans, for instance, can be very troublesome if left unchecked.