Mysterious Symptoms Could Be Candida
Do you have mysterious symptoms that doctors can't or won't treat? You could have an overgrowth of the Candida yeast in your body and while doctors ignore this, it could end up killing you.
What is Candidiasis or the Overgrowth of the Candida Yeast?
According to Preventive Health Resources, Candidiasis is when the good bacteria in your intestinal tract are destroyed or overcome by yeast organisms. Normally these yeast organisms are kept under control, however, there are foods, chemicals, and medication that can cause them to grow out of control. Most people understand the terms "yeast infection" - however, Canidiasis is much more than that. A yeast infection, a rash (including diaper rash,) athlete's foot, or thrush (yeast rash on the tongue) are your body's way of telling you something is wrong.
How Candidiasis or Overgrowth of Candida Yeast Affects Your Body
If these infections are not prevented form recurring, the yeast can enter the bloodstream and spread through your entire body including the digestive system (from the mouth to the rectum,) nervous system (brain,) circulatory system (blood pressure & heart,) respiratory system (breathing,) immune system, endocrine and reproductive system.
The Purpose of Yeast
Scientists have found that the only reason for yeast in the body is to aid in decomposition after death. Can you imagine? This yeast in your body is rotting you away!
Misdiagnosis of Candidiasis or Overgrowth of Candida Yeast
Systemic Candidiasis can lead to a misdiagnosis including labeling you a hypochondriac or they will give you a false diagnosis of Epstein Barr Virus (EVB,) Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS,) Yuppie Disease, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Chronic Mononucleosis (Mono,) or Neurasthenia among many others. Doctors do not give you the wrong diagnosis intentionally - they just don't know what is wrong with you.
What Destroys the Good Bacteria?
An overgrowth or takeover of your body by yeast may occur due to antibiotics, medications, drugs, hormone pills, steroids, birth control pills and too much of certain foods.
Antibiotics kill both the good and bad bacteria and throw our system completely out of whack. Actually, the word ANTIBIOTIC means "AGAINST LIFE."
Processed food, sugar, too much starch, and high carbohydrate foods feed the yeast and cause it to grow and spread.
Stress can also create a yeast overgrowth because when the body gets anxious or tense, our immune system gets suppressed or can even shut down completely. This is why people who are under too much stress, suffer form depression, or have an anxiety disorder get sick so often. Your moods and body are closely connected.
Symptoms of Candidiasis or Overgrowth of Yeast
Mucous membranes affected including mouth, nose, respiratory system, and vagina. This can include:
- Vaginal Infections
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Kidney Infections
- Body rashes
Allergies to food, mold, dust, fungus, yeast, chemicals, and inhalants as well as environmental allergies:
- Chronic Bronchitis
- Walking Pneumonia
- Mononucleosis (Mono)
- Recurring Tonsillitis
- Recurring Strep Throat
- Staph Infections
Preventive Health Resources also says that recurrent infections prompt doctors to give several courses of antibiotics, which causes even more yeast to take over the body, which causes more of the same symptoms. It is a vicious cycle.
The second stage of Candidiasis or overgrowth of yeast will cause generalized complaints:
- Nail Infections
- Muscle Aches
- Joint Pain
Doctors may treat each of these symptoms individually instead of realizing that more than one of these symptoms points to one cause. They will prescribe medications which can cause the yeast overgrowth to explode throughout your body.
The third stage causes mental and behavioral issues:
- Concentration problems
- Problems focusing
- Memory Loss
- Brain Fog
- Problems verbalizing properly
- Slurring of speech
- Mixing up words when trying to speak them or write them down
- Loss of skills (such as playing the guitar or sewing)
- Excessive crying
- Night Terrors
- Sleep Apnea
- Panic Attacks and Anxiety Attacks
- Muscle Twitching or "Tics"
- Epileptic Seizures
- Suicidal thoughts
- Bipolar Disorder/Manic Depression
The symptoms will be addressed with medication from a psychiatrist, however, in some cases it is not thought of to look for the cause.
Stage Four may include your organs shutting down including:
- Adrenal Gland problems
- Extreme Fatigue
- Extreme Muscle Weakness
- Blocked Capillaries
- High Blood Pressure
- Numbness of Extremities
- Easy Bruising
- Low-Grade Fever with Cold Fingers and Toes
- Heart Palpitations
- Irregular Heartbeat
- Mitral Valve Problems
- Heart Murmur
- Loss of Breath
- Feeling of chocking or suffocation
Also, the immune system may completely shut down leaving you vulnerable to every germ, every bacteria, and every virus. You may get diagnosed with autoimmune diseases or cancer.
If Stage Four wasn't scary enough, Stage Five of Candidiasis or overgrowth of yeast is 100% FATAL.
How to Treat Candidiasis or Overgrowth of Yeast
As you can see, if this is left untreated for any length of time, candidiasis can really become a serious health issue.
You can kill the overgrowth of yeast by eliminating all starches, sugars, yeast, dairy products, and processed food for at least 4 weeks. Eat raw fruits and vegetables. If you do not want to eat just raw fruits and raw vegetables, which is very hard to do, eating a whole foods or strict vegan diet can cure candidiasis. You can find a great deal on the internet about a whole foods diet that eliminates all processed foods, sugar, yeast and diary.
Look at your diet before you got candidiasis. I would guess it was full of sugary products like soda pop, white bread and white flour products like donuts, cakes, junk food and processed food, alcohol, and more unhealthy foods and drinks. Cutting out all of those foods, will help you heal.
As for starches, starches are very important for our good health and brain health. But there are good and bad starches, white bread products are not healthy, whole grain products are healthy. You can limit all starches while you are healing, but when you add starches back into your diet, use only healthy starches like grains and potatoes of all kinds, including white potatoes.
It is very important to rebuild the good bacteria in the gut, and this is critical to restoring good health. This is done by taking a good quality probiotic from Renew Life. Renew Life has products specifically for women and candidiasis like Candi Smart that is specifically for yeast infections. They also have Ultima Flora for women that have 90 billion live cultures.
Although doctors tend to dismiss Candidiasis or overgrowth of yeast, don't you dismiss it yourself. Remember that ten years ago doctors didn't believe in Fibromyalgia and now most doctors understand it is a real medical condition. Millions of people have Candidiasis or overgrowth of yeast and don't even know it. They sum it up to arthritis, stress, age, or a lot of other reasons. Your body tells you if it is healthy or not. Don't let a doctor tell you that there is nothing wrong - LISTEN TO YOUR BODY.
More and more people are discovering how much better they feel once they get rid of all that extra yeast.
***NOTE: DO NOT STOP TAKING MEDICATIONS UNLESS YOU TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR FIRST! THIS IS NOT MEDICAL ADVICE!***
Preventive Health Resources: Chronic Candidiasis, http://www.phr.net/chronic_candidiasis.html
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