Overgrowth of Candida is one of the many common side-effects of antibiotics. Antibiotics exposure can be from direct use or indirect exposure through foods containing antibiotics. When the body is exposed to antibiotics, the normal yeast form of Candida albicans converts to its problematic fungal form. Once that happens, certain foods and lifestyles can promote continued growth of fungal Candida. Chemotherapy, hormones, chemicals and steroids can also create an environment for Candida growth.