How Stress Can Affect Yeast Overgrowth

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You can eat the cleanest diet ever and still get gut infections, inflammation, and yeast overgrowth. How? Elevated stress levels can cause yeast overgrowth.

When you’re stressed, your body releases more of a hormone called Cortisol. This hormone can weaken the immune system, and at the same time, cause elevated levels of blood sugar. Since yeast feeds off of sugar, it is able to grow much quicker than normal.

Our brains are connected to our gut, where everything lies. So regardless of our diet, it does no good if we’re stressed. I personally believe that we can eliminate yeast overgrowth just by de-stressing…why? Because my diet pretty much stays the same if I’m on a “yeast cleanse” or not.

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