Candida: The root cause of many health problems.

 

CANDIDA EVALUATION

1.        ANTIBIOTIC USE

2.       MUSCULAR, JOINT PAIN, STIFFNESS, WEAKNESS

3.       HEADACHE

4.       DEPRESSION

5.       INABILITY TO CONCENTRATE

6.       FATIGUE

7.       INTESTINAL UPSETS

8.       ACNE

9.       CRAVINGS FOR SWEET FOODS, SUGAR, ALCOHOL

10.    CRAVINGS FOR BREADS, PASTRIES

11.      ANXIETY

12.     SENSITIVITY TO PERFUMES, TOBACCO, CLEANING AISLE AT THE GROCERY STORE

13.     FUNGAL INFECTIONS

14.    SKIN PROBLEMS: ECZEMA, HIVES, ITCHING

15.     CONSIPATION &/OR DIARRHEA

16.     GAS, BLOATING

17.     FORGETFULNESS

18.     RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS

19.    ITCHING IN EARS OR NOSE



Most people could benefit from doing a candida cleanse once or twice a year. Imagine how nice it would be to no longer crave sugars or breads, have clear thoughts, more energy and no more skin problems, bowels problems or joint pain.


A good candida cleanse requires an overall approach, using supplements that are anti-fungal, building up your body’s digestive system, cleansing the bowel and lymphatic system, toning the liver and not eating foods which feed the candida.

Antifungals should be used for a few weeks, then switch to probiotics for a few weeks, repeat this over a period of 3 months. A good antifungal tincture includes olive leaf, black walnut, and pau d’arco. Oil of Oregano can be used separately. Probiotics can be used as a supplement, get the refrigerated kind at your health food store, and follow the directions on the label.
The best probiotic supplement I have found is BioK. It usually comes in a box of 6 more in the refrigerated section of a health food store. It costs a lot more than bottles of capsules and works waaaaaaaaaaaay better. And no, eating yogurt won’t work.
During my distance learning herbalist course, we make formulas for lowering candida in the body. When candida levels are lower you can have:

  • Clearer thinking & better memory
  • You can begin to eliminate:
    • Fungal skin problems
    • Vaginal yeast infections
    • Digestive problems: bloating, gas, diarrhea, constipation
    • Emotional problems: anxiety, irritability
    • Problems related to allergies: wheezing, sneezing, sinus problems

I have seen candida cleanses work with many people, although I think it is necessary to have the herbs & probiotics on hand & take them several times a year.


Watching what you eat is the key. Sugar feeds candida, and often as you begin to cut out sugars & the candida starts to die, you get cravings for sugar! As we’ll discuss in the herbalist course bitter herbs can help with this for many reasons.


Depending on how bad your candida levels are, and how quickly you want to clear it up, you can get on a candida diet, which basically involves eating foods that do not feed candida. You can still have some success by just taking the herbs & probiotics.
During the herbalist course we discuss how to discover which herbs are best for your body energy, so in this way you will be using the right herbs for your body.

Any information presented here is for informational purposes only and not intended to take the place of diagnosis and treatment by a medical practitioner.

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