Candida and Yeast

Candida is an often misunderstood condition in medicine.  It refers to an overgrowth of yeast or harmful bacteria in your body.  Candida albicans is a microorganism in the same category as yeast, fungi, or mold.  Here is a simple test to see if you may have candida.  

Symptoms of candida vary but can include:

  • Headaches
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Brain fog or poor memory
  • Problems sleeping
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Heart palpitations
  • Dizziness
  • Bloating or abdominal pain
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Fungal infections
  • Skin rashes
  • Acne
  • Fatigue
  • Achy muscles or fibromyalgia
  • Infertility
  • Endometriosis
  • Colic or thrush (in babies)
  • Autism

How does candida begin?  There are several contributing factors including:

  • medication use — in particular, hormonal birth control, corticosteroids, and antibiotics
  • frequent infections or illnesses 
  • improper diet — too much sugar or  simple carbohydrates
  • undiagnosed allergies (food, environmental, or chemical)

When your body’s regular elimination and detoxification channels are not functioning properly, toxins multiply and create a breeding ground for pathogens — fungi, yeast, bacteria, and viruses.  Our usual method for handling the outbreak is to seek medical attention.  An MD will typically prescribe an antibiotic, antifungal, or antiviral medication.  This medicine takes care of the primary infestation, but has several side-effects:

  1. the beneficial bacteria of your colon is also cleared out 
  2. without the protection of beneficial bacteria, your immune system is compromised
  3. a compromised immune system is — once again — a ripe breeding ground for another infestation!

 Natural treatment for candida includes:

  • Following a candida-appropriate diet
  • Herbal remedies for cleansing the pathogens out of your body and supporting your immune system
  • Probiotics to reintroduce and repopulate healthy bacteria into your gut
  • NAET treatment to address undiagnosed food, environmental, or chemical allergies

Most people feel some positive changes within a month of following our protocol.  In severe cases, it can take up to a year for the body to fully return to normal.