Amber Approved Magazine Summer 2018

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Fungi are naturally present in the body; it is a normal part of a healthy microbiome in the digestive tract. The fungi naturally occur in low levels, which helps with proper digestion and supports the function of the immune system. These fungal spores require a specific internal environment, if that internal environment is “off” then this enables them to reproduce quickly and leads to their overgrowth. Here are SIX factors can affect the conditions of the internal environment and contribute to a fungal infection:

CONSUMING CERTAIN FOODS Sugar and starchy carbohydrate foods can feed the unhealthy fungi and lead to fungal overgrowths. Acidic foods, such as wheat and cow’s dairy, creates a more acidic environment that allows fungi to grow.