Gut Health

Do I really have to pick between the two?

The most obvious reason we all should ditch our coffee habit is that most of us tend to drink more sugar and dairy in our morning cups than we do coffee. For men and women alike, that sugar intake first thing in the morning is already setting you up for a dramatic blood sugar spike and a brutal crash in an hour or two. Dairy is also a well-known inflammatory causing food.

A 2014 study by the American Psychological Association and the American Institute of Stress showed that 77% of American’s regularly experience physical symptoms caused by stress. Additionally, 73% of American’s regularly experience psychological symptoms caused by stress.  Chronic stress can lead to chronic insomnia and fatigue, endless headaches, digestive issues, lack of energy, anxiety and loss of libido daily due to stress.

There are a few lifestyle factors that affect the growth of Candida yeast. The first cause is a poor diet; diets that are high in sugar, acid, fermented foods and alcohol encourage yeast growth. Yeast thrives in high-sugar and acidic environments.