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How Candida overgrows

 

 


 

Candida, or yeast and fungal overgrowth can develop in virtually any part of your digestive system.

These little critters are supposed to be in your gut – they are part of the “good” bug population and are kept in check by all the other bugs, such as Lactobacillus and Bifidobacter.

Candida grows out of control when you your vitality levels to fall, or when your gut environment changes:

  • Too much processed carbohydrate, sugar and alcohol in your diet, which feeds the Candida.
  • Stress, which decimates immune function and allows the Candida to spread.
  • Antibiotics, which decimate good bacteria, leaving space for Candida to overgrow.
  • Parasites and nasty bacteria, which often go hand-in-hand with Candida.

If you have a Candida overgrowth, you’ll typically experience some of the following symptoms:

  • Sugar cravings
  • Degenerative changes in skin
  • Pimples that look like pimples, but don’t develop white heads – when squeezed
the pimples from fungal infection don’t typically exude the typical pus-like fluids and get easily irritated. Picking at them usually results in a small skin wound that doesn’t respond to most pimple treatment approaches
  • White coated tongue
  • Heartburn
  • Bloating
  • Loose, foul smelling stools
  • Lots of gas / wind / farting
  • Brittle, crumbly, flaky nails
  • Dandruff
  • Jock itch
  • Athlete’s Foot
  • Prostate hypertrophy
  • Popping joints and joint instability
  • Leaky gut syndrome
  • Increased incidence of common colds, etc.
  • Brain fog
  • Sleep disruption and insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Adrenal exhaustion
  • Mood imbalances
  • Malnutrition
  • Hair loss
  • Vaginal yeast infection

How can you tell what’s causing your symptoms?

As you can see, Candida causes some of the same symptoms as food intolerances, H. pylori, other bad bacteria and parasites.

It can be quite confusing to try and pinpoint the actual symptom cause, and this is one reason why so many people walk round with the above symptoms without knowing what to do to overcome them.

Treating this wide variety of bad bugs requires different treatment methods – you would use completely different herbs or medications for H. pylori compared with Candida and you’d use different methods still to zap certain parasites.

Home Stool Testing

I harp on about stool testing for a reason. It helps you:

  • Find out which bad bugs you have so you can deal with them accordingly
  • Tell whether you have optimal levels of good bugs
  • Determine your immune strength within your gut
  • See whether you’re digesting your food properly
  • Check whether your intestinal lining is being broken down or is damaged

Unfortunately, the medical system is pretty reticent about running appropriate testing unless you’re really ill.

Docs simply don’t have time to do in depth work when you have the symptoms listed above, because they are not deemed serious enough.

But to you, such symptoms might be embarrassing, irritating and even frightening.

Without running a stool test, I would never have figured out that I had H. pylori, Blastocystis hominis and a strong yeast and fungal overgrowth.

Seven years on, I’d probably still be walking around with heartburn, bloating, fatigue, sleep problems, dandruff, and all the other symptoms I experienced between 2004 and 2007.

Getting a stool test

If you’re sick and tired of feeling sick and tired, getting a stool test is easy and convenient.

Order a test kit at the link below. The price includes full interpretation of your results AND a 60min personalized consultation with one of my highly skilled Hompes Method practitioners.

Your test kit will be shipped to you. You simply complete your samples, send them back to the lab and wait on the results.

It’s that simple: no trips to the doctor, no blood testing, nothing invasive.

When your results are returned, we email the PDF documents to you, ask you to complete a health history sheet and food diary, and then we set up your phone or Skype consultation.

Click here to arrange a test, or find out more.