All humans have this microorganism living inside of them and when the body is in a healthy state of balance this presents no health problems.
However, when this organism grows out of control it uses your body as a host, depriving you of nutrients and weakening your immune system leaving you more likely to acquire secondary infections and diseases.
It’s almost always present in people who have diabetes; autoimmune conditions; depression; bowel or digestion problems. Emerging research shows this organism may even lead to serious diseases such as cancer and HIV….
The name of this mystery illness is Candida or yeast overgrowth.
Even the NIH is concerned about the rise of fungal infections and estimates that as many of 70% of us are infected with it….
Here are some of the common, chronic symptoms people with yeast overgrowth experience:
- Rash; skin break outs (acne & rosacea & psoriasis) or itchy skin
- Weeping, crusty or itchy eyes
- Post nasal drip in your throat or need to clear your throat frequently
- Itchy ears
- Brittle, yellow toenails
- A white coating on your tongue
- Anal itching
- Frequently sick with a cold or the flu
- Finding your seasonal allergies just seem to linger
- Bloated feeling; constipation
- Experiencing more headaches or joint/muscle pain
- Notice a heightened sensitivity to perfumes, mold, dust or other chemicals
- Trouble making decisions or concentrating
- Feel depressed most of the time
- Cravings for sweets; bread, pasta, crackers or junk food
What most doctors don’t know about Candida
Chances are that if you have been struggling with your health despite seeking help from your physician you may have this malady. As you can see from the list of symptoms, they may appear on the surface to be related, however they are connected to a GUT that is out of balance and in real trouble. I know because I struggled with Candida for quite some time and suffered with several of the telltale signs.
For many years doctors felt that Candida was not a “real” condition. Most were taught about how to treat about vaginal yeast infections but that’s it.
Today we know that yeast overgrowth (Candida) can be systemic and take hold anywhere in the body – including vital organs in extreme cases. Thanks to the pioneering work of Dr. William G. Crook, MD there is now broader acceptance among MD’s that Candida is real.
Unfortunately there are still many conventionally trained MD’s who still insist these types of symptoms are simply stress related or a part of “normal aging”. Many doctors do not acknowledge systemic yeast as the serious health condition it truly is. Even fewer understand how to effectively help their patients with yeast overgrowth/Candida.
A physician who does accurately detect yeast typically prescribes anti-fungal medications for a few days but completely miss the other essential steps required to get yeast under control long term. As a result many people continue to be plagued by chronic health problems that are actually due to undetected Candida for years.
And, even if you have sought the help of a holistic or alternative health practitioner you can still end up with systemic yeast hanging on and making you feel sick all over. Yeast is one of the oldest surviving microorganisms on the planet.
Getting Candida under control can be tricky since this is a micro-organism that adapts rather quickly to a number of commonly used treatments. To attack and successfully get yeast overgrowth under control long term requires a multi-pronged approach.
What leads to yeast overgrowth?
- A diet high in sugar, processed foods, carbohydrates, high glycemic foods, starchy vegetables, gluten, bad fats; canned foods; over cooked foods and low in fresh vegetables, healthy fats; live and enzyme rich foods.
- Over use of anti-biotics. Steroids and other medications used to suppress the immune system. Birth control pills.
- Compromised immune system from chronic diseases like HIV/Aids; Cancer and autoimmune diseases.
The problem with OTC products
Buyer beware! If you search the internet for Candida remedies you’ll find no shortage of “solution in a box” products. Anyone I have ever worked with who has come to me for help with their yeast overgrowth problems has inevitably tried these products.
One reason these types of products don’t do the job is that they have very little active ingredients in them and are made up of mostly “filler”; inert or dead materials. Another reason is that the combination of herbs and other ingredients are not the correct ones to do the job. Mass produced OTC products are usually not the highest quality (living) or in combined in the proper amounts to be effective.
Remember you cannot get systemic yeast under control unless you change your diet and lifestyle habits to stop feeding the yeast; kill the overgrowth, re-balance micro flora and heal leaky gut. If all of these steps are not followed candida will just return.
My Yeast Clearing Program has a proven track record and you can read about many of those I have helped here: Success Stories
Think you might be afflicted by this “mystery illness”?
It’s very important to uncover Candida as soon as possible and begin eradicating it’s overgrowth because if left unchecked it can lead to more serious health issues such as compromised immunity, leaky gut, inflammation issues, pain, fatigue, neurological and emotional imbalances, digestive problems, nutrient deficiencies and more. Remember most doctors don’t check for candida and very often it goes undetected for years.
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References & further reading
The Yeast Connection Handbook by William G. Crook, MD