Candida is a genus of yeast that lives in the gut. If an overgrowth occurs, it can lead to a serious condition called candidiasis.
Candidiasis symptoms can include chronic fatigue, thrush, abdominal bloating, depression and, at worst irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
It affects both men and women and can be easily cured by following a low-carbohydrate diet and taking nutritional supplements which stem the overgrowth of yeast.
Candida albicans is a kind of fungus which normally lives harmlessly in your gut, being kept in check by gut bacteria like Acidophilus.
Sugar entering the gut is fermented by Candida, which produces carbon dioxide and alcohol. Carbon Dioxide will lead to bloating and flatulence, whereas the alcohol can irritate the lining of your stomach, leading to spasms and poor digestion, constipation or diarrhoea.
Candida will also spead through the body, releasing more toxins.