Candida is a yeast that can cause fungal infections. Typically, a healthy immune system keeps candida in check. However, a diet high in breads, pastas, sugars, etc. such as the SAD (Standard American Diet) can allow yeast to run amok causing Candida.

Candida overgrowth can lead to many problems, such as skin infections, esophagus/throat problems, gut issues (such as leaky gut), and blood issues, just to name a few.

Antibiotics kill good and bad bacteria, whereas probiotics eliminate just the bad bacteria. There are certainly times when antibiotics are called for, however if you have taken a course of antibiotics two times or more in a one-year period, you may want to consider replenishing your good bacteria with probiotics. You will also want to avoid sugar and alcohol.

Pau d’arco is an herb that originates from South America and is used to combat yeast overgrowth, liver and allergy issues. Studies have shown Pau d’arco fights against serious health ailments and is useful for immunity, prostate, blood purifier, and anti-tumor.

WARNING: You will want to take as directed on the bottle. An overdose can cause stomach bleeding.

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