Say goodbye to cravings, bloating, and possible thyroid problems.
Yeast is definitely nobody’s BFF. But it can be with us for life—which is why I was so happy to finally read an article about yeast overgrowth on the front page of the Lifestyle section in the Spokesman Review. Yeast is finally getting the respect it deserves. And it’s about time because I believe nearly 50 million of us suffer from that subclinical fungus among us.
Yeast plays a very insidious role in weight gain—and can contribute to nearly 30 pounds of flab in some cases. Why? It’s because yeast is an overlooked factor in low thyroid function. The fungus protein binds to the thyroid hormone, making it unavailable. Not only does it interfere with the thyroid, but when it overgrows, it can create insatiable cravings and bloating—most prevalent among women who have a history of antibiotics use, have been on estrogen therapy (including birth control pills), have had children, and/or have consumed high-sugar/high carb diets. As many as one in three women may have an overgrowth of Candida.
You just can’t escape yeast anymore. The yeast is everywhere, coexisting with all the other microorganisms that fill the microscopic spaces of the world. But when Candia grows out of control you can end up with many seemingly disconnected symptoms, including intense fatigue, sinus pain, migraines, headaches, joint problems, dry, itchy skin, and urinary infections.
While you can’t totally eliminate Candida, your probiotic defenses work with your immune system to keep these potential troublemakers in the minority. As the natural balance of microorganisms in our bodies breaks down, however—under pressure from pollutants, toxins, heavy metals, and the overall stress of everyday life—we can experience the discomforts of candidiasis overgrowth.
The Stealth Invader
Yeast is like a super villain with a secret identity. When yeast cells are under control, these single, mild-mannered elliptical cells reside on the mucous membranes of the gastrointestinal tract and peacefully coexist with the other denizens of intestines.
But give them a chance to multiply and take a majority position, and their mild manners fade and they quickly overwhelm the body’s defensive mechanisms. In this attack mode, single cells of Candida join and work in unison to form long threads called hyphae. These root-like structures drill into the walls of the intestines and also bore into macrophages, the immune cells that normally kill Candida. This process funnels fungus, toxins, and other debris (such as undigested fragments of protein) directly into blood vessels and other organs.
Do you have risk factors for yeast overgrowth?
While the following diagnostic survey doesn’t provide a definitive answer about the presence of Candida overgrowth, I have found it helpful in identifying Candida’s potential role in several health problems in adults. The survey was originally put together by the late William Crook, M.D., a Jackson, Tennessee, allergist, lecturer, and author of several books. He was also a personal friend and associate of mine whose 1980′s blockbuster The Yeast Connection put yeast on the map.
• Have you taken repeated or prolonged courses of antibiotics?
• Have you been bothered by recurrent vaginal, prostate, or urinary infections?
• Do you feel “sick all over,” yet the cause has not been found?
• Are you bothered by hormone disturbances, including PMS, menstrual irregularities, sexual dysfunction, sugar cravings, low body temperature, or fatigue?
• Are you unusually sensitive to tobacco smoke, perfumes and colognes, and chemical odors?
• Are you bothered by memory or concentration problems? Do you sometimes feel spaced out or in a brain fog?
• Have you taken prolonged courses of prednisone or other steroids, or have you taken birth control pills for more than three years?
• Do some foods disagree with you or trigger your symptoms?
• Do you suffer with constipation, diarrhea, bloating, or abdominal pain?
• Does your skin itch, tingle, or burn; or is it unusually dry; or are you bothered by rashes?
• Do you have regular headaches or migraines?
Saying “yes” to even one question on this quick quiz, could make you a Candida candidate. Besides cleaning up your diet with the recommendations in Fat Flush or The Gut Flush Plan, you should also check out Y-C Cleanse. It is a clinically proven homeopathic formula for the safe and effective treatment of Candida and related yeast overgrowth that I recommend to all my friends and clients. It can be used for both acute symptoms and maintenance. It also helps fight sugar cravings—a great addition to any diet.
I use it every day—just in case.
Here’s real life feedback about Y-C Cleanse:
“At age 45 I have suffered with Candida for years. Six weeks ago I tried UNI KEY’s Y-C Cleanse and literally within 3 days I felt the veil of Candida lifting from my body. I have never felt such amazing results with any of the prescribed remedies that I have tried. Each day I feel better. The foggy thinking is gone, my muscle fatigue has improved by 60%, I no longer have headaches or irritability, and my energy level is improving! Life is more joyous again and I have even returned to my ballet classes 3 days a week. I am amazed by the immediate progress that I have made on this product. I honestly feel like a new woman!” – Laura Lee M., Aptos, CA
“Y-C Cleanse really works and works quickly! I periodically have yeast problems because of prescribed medication I take, so I have to try to keep it under control. I have used various supplements over the years, but few have been very effective. Y-C Cleanse has been the best I have come across in a couple decades. I highly recommend it!” – Kimberly E., Paradise Valley, AZ
“Y-C Cleanse is the only product I have found that worked for me to get rid of Candida. I had brain fog and was just plain tired. I tried so many things before—nothing works like Y-C Cleanse!” – Donna W., Whitehall, MT