Your Questions Answered: Eating Corn Chips, Ankylosing Spondylitis Related To Candida & Cortisol’s Link With Candida

Question: Can I Eat Corn Chips On A Candida Diet?

The answer is yes, you can, but we recommend opting for the blue variety of corn chips. These are generally higher in protein and contain double the calcium, iron, niacin, and other B vitamins. Avoid the low-quality, high-fat content chips; it’s worth investing a bit more for better quality. Limit your snack’s calorie intake to avoid gaining weight. When consuming corn chips, consider pairing them with a healthy guacamole made from avocado and tomato. This not only enhances the snack but also ensures you eat fewer chips, making it a more balanced treat. It’s essential to be cautious of the sugar content and avoid brands with added chemicals or artificial flavors and colors. There are high-quality brands available that use good fats, like organic sunflower oil, making them a great snack option.

Question: Can Ankylosing Spondylitis Be Related To Candida?

Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) predominantly affects males aged between 10 to 30 years. Interestingly, around 90% of those with AS are male. There’s a significant association with the HLA-B27 gene. Research shows that Klebsiella, a bacteria, is prevalent in 70 to 80 percent of individuals with AS. Moreover, this bacteria, when combined with the HLA-B27 gene, can trigger immune responses that lead to inflammation and pain, especially in the lower back. Over time, this condition may result in the fusion of the sacroiliac joint, causing immense pain. Hip joints, feet, and knees can also be affected.

Diagnosis for individuals with AS often reveals the presence of not just Klebsiella, but Candida and other dysbiotic flora. At CanXida, we emphasize the importance of a comprehensive stool analysis to identify such pathogens. Our dietary approach involves the MEVY diet (Meat, Eggs, Vegetables, and Yogurt), reducing allergens and focusing on repairing the leaky gut that many with AS have. Many patients with AS might be on pain relief and other medications like TNF (Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha) blockers. While these provide short-term relief, they might have long-term side effects.

At our company, we recommend the use of CanXida Remove, which has been formulated with components like grapefruit seed extract, oregano, caprylic acid, and others to cleanse the gut. A holistic approach combining diet, gut health, and a low-stress lifestyle can significantly benefit those with AS. If detected early, there’s a great potential for alleviating inflammation without long-term pharmaceutical intervention. For those suffering from AS, repeated stool tests every 6 to 12 months can provide insightful data on treatment efficacy.

For more details, you can explore our CanXida products, which have been beneficial for many with conditions like AS.

Question: Why Is Cortisol Essential In Relation To Candida?

Cortisol is a crucial hormone that the adrenal glands produce. This hormone plays an essential role in managing stress. Initially, our bodies elevate adrenaline during the early stages of stress. The surge in adrenaline can be influenced by our modern-day consumption of caffeine. Conversely, cortisol tends to manage stress during the adaptation and exhaustion phases more than adrenaline.

Historically, humans faced stressors like famines and wars. Today, although the nature of our stressors has evolved, the impact of cortisol remains significant. Chronic stressors, like financial burdens or relationship issues, often lead to elevated cortisol levels. Prolonged high cortisol levels aim to slow down our metabolism, conserving the body’s energy. This conservation can lead to weight gain, particularly around the waist.

As stress persists, cortisol levels gradually decrease, weakening the immune system. This weakening can sustain or even trigger yeast infections like vaginal issues, jock itch, skin problems, or gut dysfunctions. The relationship between long-term, low-grade stress, decreased cortisol, and weakened immune function is undeniable. In the early stages of high stress, the immune system is suppressed, which can increase vulnerability to acute infections.

Our book, Candida Crusher, delves deeper into the correlation between adrenal fatigue, cortisol, and yeast infections.

Disclaimer: This information is intended for educational purposes only. Always consult with your healthcare professional before making any dietary changes or starting any nutrition, health control, or exercise program.