Way back when in a life not too long ago, I learned there was a thing called Candida.
Remember the song? Candida? “We can make it together” sung by Dawn and Tony? I liked that song. But then I read about this other thing called Candida. Not so much a song but a scary monster. She and I did make it together for a long time but it sucked. I’m getting to the point here….Candida (Candida albicans) is a fungus or a yeast overgrowth that attacks different parts of our body and makes us feel really lousy. We all have yeast in our bodies and it should not cause problems UNLESS it gets out of hand. The out of hand part is fed by sugar. Yep. Yeast feeds on sugar. Thus sugar cravings. The more yeast we have growing in our bodies the more we will crave sugar.
The symptoms of this unfortunate event can be literally devastating, affecting :
THE WAY YOU FEEL
Inability to focus, Poor memory, Brain fog, Irritability, Anger, Dizziness, Depression, Crying spells, Panic attacks, Low libido, Persistent extreme fatigue, Hyperactivity, Cravings for sweets and alcohol, Insomnia, Poor coordination.
YOUR DIGESTIVE SYSTEM
Acid reflux, Bloating, Flatulence, Nausea, Diarrhea, Constipation, Stomach cramps, Indigestion, Burping after meals, Mucus in stool, Hemorrhoids, Itching anus.
Acne, Cysts, Hives, Night sweats, Psoriasis, Eczema, Dermatitis, Fungal infections of the nails & skin, Athlete’s foot, Body odor.
Thrush (white coating on tongue), Swollen lower lip, Halitosis, Metallic taste in mouth, Bad breath, Canker sores, Bleeding gums, Cracked tongue.
YOUR RESPIRATORY SYSTEM
Persistent cough, Mucus in throat, Sore throat, Sinus congestion, Chronic post-nasal drip, Flu-like symptoms, Hay fever symptoms, Sinusitis, Asthma.
YOUR EYES AND EARS
Eye pain, Itchy eyes, Sensitivity to light, Blurred vision, Bags under eyes, Ringing in the ears, Ear infections.
YOUR GENITO-URINARY SYSTEM
Recurring yeast infections, Recurring UTI’s (urinary tract infections), Cystitis (inflammation of the bladder), PMS & menstrual irregularities, Fungal rash.
YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM
Frequent colds and flu, Allergies, Sensitivities to food, fragrances and chemicals.
Inability to lose weight, Water retention, Weight loss.
Headaches, Heart palpitations, Chronic body pain and/or joint pains, Muscle aches and stiffness.
How many of the above symptoms are a part of your everyday life? If you were able to say yes to over 5 then you may want to explore this further. If you have over 10,then it definitely is an issue. I had darn near every symptom. The sad fact here is that many of these symptoms have become normal and expected aches and pains in our daily routine. Doesn’t have to be! And shouldn’t be. Remember, God made us to thrive and be balanced.
So there is this really cool thing you can do to test to see if you have Candida. It really worked for me. But then again, I was basically a yeast ball.
When you get up in the morning, before brushing your teeth, drinking or eating, fill a clear glass with water and spit in the water. Let it sit for a few minutes. Notice what your saliva does. Does it sink? Sit on top? If your spit forms legs and the legs slink down into the water or get cloudy that would indicate that there is a yeast overgrowth in your body. If it sits on top, that would indicate a normal saliva sample.
What now, brown cow.? …..Yeast is alive. It feeds on sugar. So to get rid of it, we must starve the little darlings. All those above symptoms if ignored can fester, get worse and possibly lead to REALLY bad stuff. 79-97 percent of cancer patients are found to have Candida. It just is not good to have too much of the stuff living in your body. It is a living fungus.
In coming posts, I will go into detail about how to go about ridding our bodies of those highly destructive toxins.