WANT TO KNOW IF YOU HAVE A YEAST PROBLEM? You can test for Candida!
* If you are like me you’ve probably been to your doctor (or several doctors) and they have no idea what the heck your problem is. They haven’t been able to figure out the underlying cause of your symptoms and either dismiss you as a hypochondriac or put you on prescription medications that make your situation worse.
* You may have done some research on your own and discovered from a book, a friend, a health food store owner, a naturopathic doctor, etc. about the ‘missing diagnosis’ called Candida.
* Again, you try talking to your doctor about the possibility of you having a yeast/fungal infection which is wreaking havoc on your body and immune system. They look at you with either a smirk because you’re not a medical doctor and obviously don’t know what you’re talking about, or a glazed look because they haven’t a clue about what you’re talking about!
* You conclude that you must have a Candida infection. You’ve self diagnosed through looking at the symptoms in books, websites, or a brochure at your health food store and you do a test for Candida. You start to research possible ways to heal this infection.
There is also a simple test that you can do at home to double check whether your symptoms are indicative of a Candida overgrowth in your body:
Because Candida is such a serious health concern which can wreak havoc on your immune system and cause further health issues such as
Leaky Gut Syndrome
if not properly treated, it's best to adhere to a strict anti- Candida diet and to do a full Candida Cleanse. Get rid of all sugar products and starchy carbohydrates in your house. You'll also need to eliminate all fruit, juices, fermented foods (i.e. pickles, vinegar), mayo, salad dressings, and anything made with yeast during this time. This diet should be followed for at least one month.
Include lots of fresh organic veggies in your diet. Organic meat is preferable too. You can eat grains like rice, spelt, quinoa and oats during this time. There are many examples of the 'anti-Candida' diet on the net, just do some surfing and find some new foods that you would like to eat for the next month.
Doing a natural anti-fungal based Candida Cleanse is also important in order to kill the parasites and to sweep the dead parasitic toxins out of your system. There are many to choose from, just ask at your local health food store.
While you're cleansing it's also essential that you get enough fiber in your diet to absorb the toxins and to sweep them out of your system. We love AIM Herbal Fiberblend which has anti-parasitic properties, perfect for people with Candida or parasites. We also highly recommend taking AIM Barley Life which will help to alkalinize your body and rebuild your immune system. This is critical after suffering through a Candida or parasitic infection. Check out the following video for more information: