Candida albicans is part of your microbiome, and found in many areas of the body like the mouth, throat, genitalia, urinary areas, and intestines. Some individuals create an environment that is a breeding ground for overgrowth. The most common causes are compromised immune system, using certain detergents, chronic antibiotic use, oral birth control, excessive sugar intake, or diabetes.
You have probably heard about the gut microbiome, but did you know it is what we feel is the key to total health. Gut health is the balance of microorganisms that live in the digestive tract which play a role in your physican and mental health, immune system, and so many other things that emerge daily with the latest scientific research.
GERD stands for gastrointestinal/esophageal reflux disease. It is when the muscle at the top of the stomach weakens and stomach acid and contents can leak into the esophagus. It is very common in people who are overweight or pregnant.