Symptoms of Candida Yeast Overgrowth

Many people suffer from a wide variety of symptoms as a result of Candida yeast overgrowth.  Some of the more common symptoms include recurring yeast infections, gas and bloating or other digestive issues, and brain fog.  Yeast is found naturally in the body but certain triggers can cause it to grow out of control (overpopulate) and cause many physical and mental symptoms if left unchecked.

Many issues with yeast overgrowth stem from an imbalance in the body between the existing yeast and the good bacteria that the body uses to keep the yeast in check.  This constant balance between the good bacteria that aids in digestion and the yeast that feeds on sugar and carbs can be easily thrown out of balance.

Items that can cause or contribute to a yeast overgrowth include:

  • Use of antibiotics
  • Birth control pills
  • Chemotherapy
  • A compromised immune system
  • An unhealthy diet of processed foods and high in sugars
  • and many others


Women are especially prone to yeast infections that can be triggered by douching or synthetic underwear. Menopausal women who are taking hormone replacement therapy may suffer a hormone imbalance that contributes to a yeast infection.

Physical Symptoms that may be Caused by Candida Yeast Overgrowth:

  • Belly aches
  • Bloating
  • Body aches
  • Brain fog
  • Chemical sensitivities
  • Chronic heartburn
  • Colitis
  • Constipation
  • Cramps
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Excessive gas
  • Fatigue
  • Rectal itching
  • Recurring illness or infection
  • Headaches
  • Joint pain
  • Loss of sex drive
  • Loss of energy
  • Unexplained illness
  • Vaginal yeast infection
  • Various skin rashes


Mental Symptoms that may be Caused by Candida Yeast Overgrowth:

  • Agitation
  • Anxiety
  • Decreased concentration
  • Emotional problems
  • Irritability
  • Mood swings


If you feel like yeast may be an issue for you, take the free online Candida Test to see if your symptoms match those commonly associated with yeast overgrowth.  You can find it here:

Eliminate Yeast Overgrowth with a Candida Cleanse

An effective Candida cleanse diet should be rich in vegetables and unprocessed foods. If you’re on a yeast free diet, you should also avoid alcoholic beverages as well as any fruit juice or soft drinks that contain sugar or caffeine. In general, a successful Candida cleanse diet will require avoidance of canned foods and pre-made foods, sugar in any form (Including fruit) and dairy.  Click the Candida Food List for more detail on what to eat and what to avoid on a Candida cleanse.

The benefits of a Candida cleanse detox diet include improved general health and energy levels, heightened resistance to disease and enhanced mental state and brain function. But the primary benefit of a Candida cleanse yeast diet is the purification and cleansing of toxins like excess yeast from the body.

Starting a Candida Cleanse

You’ve already taken the first step by visiting this web site. If you’re looking for a solution to a stubborn yeast symptoms that have resisted other treatments, you may benefit from The Candida Diet Cookbook. My personal recipes that I use whenever I need to go on the Candida cleanse.  It’s balanced, easy to follow and full of nutritious, easy-to-prepare foods you are sure to love. If you’re ready to commit to enhanced health and well-being, the Candida Diet can be a powerful ally in your pursuit of a positive and wholesome way of life.

Please note that you should always consult a medical practitioner before embarking on any new diet. The symptoms listed here are in no way intended to be all inclusive or to be used to diagnose any sickness or corresponding course of treatment.