I’m shocked that the medical system doesn’t really consider Candida overgrowth when people have irritable bowels and other ongoing symptoms.
Apart from H pylori infection, Candida overgrowth is probably the number one challenge I’ve helped people deal with over the years.
It’s really common and causes a whole host of digestive symptoms – oral thrush, white coated tongue, bad breath, heartburn, bloating, constipation, IBS and diarrhoea.
Candida can also cause fatigue, mood and memory problems, skin problems, athletes foot, jock itch and dandruff.
Here’s a short video explaining Candida in a wee bit more detail:
Candida tends to cause problems when you get run down.
Stress, poor diet and alcohol consumption increase your risk of developing a Candida overgrowth.
It can also overgrow after you’ve taken antibiotics or other medical drugs.
Low stomach acid due to aging and H pylori can also encourage Candida to proliferate and overgrow.
We also know that Candida overgrowth is associated with mercury toxicity from dental amalgam fillings.
A simple way to look for Candida is to check the back of your tongue.
If it’s white or yellow, that’s Candida and if it’s in your mouth, it’s likely to be in other parts of your digestive system (especially if you have digestive symptoms).
In women, Candida can cause vaginal thrush which is characterised by itching and a white discharge.
Dandruff, jock itch and athlete’s foot are also sure signs of fungal overgrowth, which may be on the inside as well as on your skin.
Candida causes similar symptoms to parasites, H pylori, SIBO and other bad bugs.
It can also cause the same symptoms as food intolerances.
It’s not easy to tell whether you have Candida.
Unfortunately, unless you have a serious disease like AIDS, the medical system doesn’t really recognise Candida (unless there’s an obvious case of vaginal or oral thrush).
It’s sometimes hard to get a good Candida test as a result.
But Candida isn’t that hard to find – you just need to know how to get the right test.
And once you have the right test, you can get the right treatment to feel better, quicker.
Get a test that looks not only for Candida, but lots of other possible reasons for your symptoms, too.
Check for parasites, H pylori, bacterial overgrowth, poor digestive function, gluten intolerance and the like.
Get a feel for the kinds of test that are out there, and don’t put up with your symptoms just because someone’s told you nothing can be done.
I’m biased because I’ve seen 2,500 stool test results over the years, and I know you don’t have to suffer if you don’t want to.
Have a look at the test I use with my clients here
You do it at home, and it’s a really simple process – no embarrassment and no doctor’s visit.
The test that good that it’s FDA-approved and even the U.K. NHS is trialing the technology.
Getting one of these tests is risk free – if we don’t find anything, you get your money back.
But we will what’s causing your symptoms, especially if you’ve felt unwell for a while.