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How do I treat Candida Albicans?

Candida Albicans is a normal yeast species that live in the gut biome and other areas of the body, including the mouth, the rectum, the genitals, and parts of the skin. An overgrowth of this yeast species can start to cause some noticeable symptoms in those areas. 

The way candida can be treated is to cut off its food supply initially. Candida Albicans is known to overgrow when a diet is rich in sugars and refined carbohydrates. If the immune system has been compromised recently from either a bacterial or viral infection, then this can also allow for candida to proliferate. Certain medications, such as antibiotics, can cause candida overgrowth. Antibiotics cannot discriminate between healthy and unhealthy bacteria. As such, they can wipe out most strains of healthy bacteria we need in the system, which can allow candida to overgrow. 

Incorporating healthy bacteria from fermented foods, such as kimchi, sauerkraut, kombucha, and kefir, or probiotics can help replenish lost healthy bacteria. This allows the beneficial bacteria to keep candida in check and lessen the overgrowth.