Growth of Candida in the digestive tract has a number of unpleasant effects, and it may even be what causes obesity in many people! There is a strong association between obesity and a number of skin problems, including Candidiasis ¹.
This isn't a coincidence!
Most people think that you gain weight simply by overeating, but
this isn't always true. Some people can't seem to lose weight no matter
how well they eat, and are plagued by food cravings and digestive
I recently learned that their weight problems may well be caused by an infection of Candida albicans in the digestive tract.
Researchers have found that problems with Candida albicans in the stomach probably are part of the cause of several serious gastrointestinal diseases, including Crohn's disease and other inflammatory bowel syndromes ². It may even be what causes obesity.
Candida also appears to make intestinal ulcers worse in rats and keep the ulcers from healing ³. Rats aren't very different from humans when it comes down to digestion.
So what does this all have to do with what causes obesity? We tend to think of intestinal problems as keeping people from eating, which doesn't sound like it would cause obesity.
Leaky gut syndrome has been linked to skin problems ⁴ (no surprise, since Candida albicans also causes skin problems), food allergies ⁴, depression ⁵, autism ⁶, and heart disease ⁷.
All of this can potentially be caused by Candida albicans in the digestive tract! Leaky gut may also be what causes obesity in many people—no wonder, given the long list of other problems it can cause.
The way leaky gut syndrome causes obesity is that it creates food allergies or sensitivities. Injecting Candida albicans into mice can cause changes in the lining of the digestive tract to cause food sensitivities ⁸.
Food allergies and sensitivities can cause unpleasant stomach problems, like cravings and indigestion, and more systematic problems like skin troubles or inflammation.
More to the point, if your digestive system is leaking, you won't feel full after a meal, and with food sensitivities you may have trouble eating a regular, healthy diet.
And to think that what causes obesity may just be Candida albicans, treatable with a simple, natural treatment. If you've been struggling with obesity and don't know what to try next, do yourself a favor and try an inexpensive, natural option.
Candida albicans can cause a variety of serious medical problems: leaky gut syndrome, ulcers, and other inflammatory bowel disorders. You'd think that you would have heard of this possible cause of all those diseases. However most doctors don't believe that Candida can be what causes obesity.
The problem is that doctors often treat symptoms rather than searching for the underlying cause of an illness. We've heard of Crohn's disease or food allergies or obesity, so we tend to assume they're illnesses that exist alone, without any other cause. Doctors have the same problem.
Do yourself a favor and do your own research. There are suggested books at the end of this page, full of information about leaky gut syndrome, Candida albicans, and obesity.
Once you've done your research you will want to try this natural treatment for Candidiasis since it may be what causes obesity for you. It may be all that's standing in your way for a healthy weight.
These books go into more depth on what causes obesity. If you or a loved one is afflicted, educate yourself as much as you can.
It is up to you to take control of your health. The medical establishment is more concerned with making money than any one patients outcome. It's sad but true.
Dr. Mercola's book is not just about what causes obesity, it is about Taking Control of Your Health. His program does help you shed excess pounds - it also shows you how to prevent disease, increase your energy, manage your stress and emotions as well as experiencing optimal health. I have been a follower of Dr. Mercola for years and recommend his programs to all of my friends.
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