Do you suffer from BLOATING, SUGAR CRAVINGS, ALLERGIES, FATIGUE, IBS? If the answer
is yes you may be one of the thousands of people suffering from an overgrowth of
Candida. Candida Albicans, to give it its full name is an unfriendly bacteria found
in everyone's gut. It appears to do us no harm as long as it is kept under control.
Unfortunately, several things are happening in this day and age which encourages
it to grow stronger, usually when the friendly bacteria is depleted, causing the
candida to grow unchecked and change its form into a mycelia fungus which puts down
roots and spreads rapidly. These roots are able to penetrate the intestinal wall
allowing partially digested food, toxic waste etc, to enter the blood stream resulting
in allergy sensitivities and continual drain on the immune system. That's when the
I have found that over 85% of people with candida or ME are Geopathically Stressed,
please visit my GS Page to see if this might affect you.
The following are some of the many problems that can he associated with an overgrowth
of candida albicans:
Conditions of the skin: Athlete's foot, ringworm, psoriasis, eczema, rashes, itching,
easy bruising, acne, fungal nail conditions, warts.
Conditions of the digestive tract: Abdominal pain, constipation or diarrhoea, irritable
bowel syndrome, bloating, belching, intestinal gas, indigestion or heartburn, mucous
in stools, rash or blisters in the mouth, painful oesophagus, rectal itching, food
sensitivity or intolerance, dry mouth or throat, bad breath.
Conditions of the reproductive system: Vaginal burning or irritation, discharge,
endometriosis, infertility, period pains, menstrual irregularities, premenstrual
tension, breast tenderness, persistent thrush, loss of sexual feeling. In men: impotence,
Conditions of the urinary tract: Frequency, burning, urgency, and persistent cystitis.
Conditions of eyes, ears, nose, throat and chest: Nasal congestion, post-nasal drip,
itching nose, sore throat, laryngitis, loss of voice, cough, recurrent bronchitis,
pain or tightness in the chest, wheezing, shortness of breath, spots in front of
eyes, erratic vision, burning or watering eyes, recurrent infections in ears, fluid
in ears, ear pain, deafness, sinusitis, dizziness, loss of balance.
Conditions of joints, muscles and nervous system: Muscle aches, muscle weakness,
paralysis, painful joints, swollen joints, numbness, burning or tingling.
Conditions affecting the mind, as well as the body: Fatigue, lethargy, feeling 'drained',
depression, poor memory, feeling 'spacey' or 'unreal', inability to make decisions,
attacks of anxiety or crying, drowsiness, irritability, jitteriness, incoordination,
inability to concentrate, mood swings, pressure above the ears, a feeling of the
head swelling, insomnia.
Poor circulation; cold hands and feet, chilliness. Shakiness or irritability when
hungry. Body odour, which is not relieved by washing.
If you think Candida may be the cause of your health problems then try completing
the Candida questionnaire and find out. I was a sufferer myself for over 14 months
but within 4 weeks of starting on my herbal programme my symptoms had all disappeared.
Help yourself to good health. It feels wonderful to be healthy again.
Every single M.E. sufferer I have come across is riddled with symptoms which can
be related to candida.
I believe that candida causes a complete breakdown of the immune system, so that
it is unable to fight off an attacking virus. In fact, when a virus has not been
found, I sometimes wonder if the medical diagnosis of M.E. is correct, because M.E.
is virtually indistinguishable from severe candidiasis and, in my experience, the
answer to them both is the same.
If you think you are infected with candida, don't despair.
The GOOD NEWS is that candida CAN be beaten. It IS possible to be healthy again.
It IS possible to bring the overgrowth of candida under control and rid the body
of its effects.
It isn't easy though! It takes commitment to the strict diet and programme of supplements,
but it can be done and it is worthwhile. I speak from experience in my own life and
from seeing it happen in others since.