Nowadays, one of the more common problems that people face is food intolerance. Certain people are intolerant to certain foods. That, on the other hand causes discomfort to these people. Most people are lactose intolerant and if they are not, they at least know one person who is. People who are lactose intolerant suffer from such problems like diarrhea and excessive gas after consuming a certain dairy product. However, people need to know that there are a lot more substances that cause problems to the digestive system apart from lactose. Recently, more and more people are experiencing digestive problems because of yeast sensitivity and intolerance. The number of people with this particular problem is growing every day. Experts and doctors are claiming that the main reason why that is so is because of stress. They say that stress is the most common cause of yeast sensitivity and intolerance.
What are the symptoms of yeast intolerance?
People sensitive to certain foods will experience the effects around meal times and that is natural. The problem with yeast is that a huge number of products contain it. For instance, bread, pasta, cheese and even nuts have yeast in them. That is one of the main reasons why people do not realize that they are yeast intolerant. However, if the gases and bloating and diarrhea occur quite often a person may assume that he or she is intolerant to yeast.
The Cortisol-Yeast connection
A lot of people refer to cortisol as the stress hormone. The reason for that is because high levels of it are released by the adrenal glands when the body activates a well known response called “fight or flight”. A modern lifestyle makes it difficult for people to control cortisol. When released, cortisol increases the blood sugar levels. When that happens the hormone starts working on draining the immune system. When the immune system is weakened a person cannot keep the Candida in check. That is when Candida disrupts the balance of the body.
The fungus among us
A lot of people are not aware that Candida lives in the body. Candida is a beneficial fungus that aids the digestive system. However, people intolerant to yeast will show unpleasant symptoms when they consume too much yeast and their system is overwhelmed by it.
Stress affects the immune system and people have more trouble fighting off infections when they are stressed. People usually treat infections with antibiotics but the problem may occur because antibiotics are known to cause yeast problems as well. That is why people have problems when they are yeast intolerant.