30 Jul What Is Candida And Are Anti-candida Diets Going To Work For Me?
Candida is an incredibly common problem and what is thought as some other symptom is actually more often than not linked to candida. I have found that more often than not clients have got a fungal infection. Often it is the fungal infection that is driving them mad and has made them listen up to what is going on in the body. They may of tried a few things in the past to deal with the symptom but more often than not they come to me now ready to sort it out once and for all.
There are so many symptoms that candida can present with and being a functional diagnostic nutrition practitioner I tend to not look at symptoms and instead head to the root cause. You see we are a population of people taking pills, supplements and potions for symptoms, we spend a fortune on it and never really fix the actual under lying issue. Instead we need to address the underlying problem, that way you are then able to find healing opportunities for your body and bring it back into balance.
When you understand exactly what is going on in your body you can make clear decisions as to the path you need to take moving forward.
Here are some common candida related symptoms
- Athletes foot.
- Babies – colic, diaper rash and cradle cap
- Cold hands or feet, low body temperature and cold like symptoms
- Flu symptoms – mucus, sinus, sore nose and throat
- Cravings and binge eating, plus addictions for sugar, bread or alcohol
- Digestive issues – diarrhea, constipation, abdominal distention, bloating or pain, gas, mucus in the stools
- Ears – itchiness, ringing in the ears, ear infections, dryness, pain, ear aches, discharges, abnormal wax build-up
- Eyes – redness, dryness, itching, excessive tearing, inability to tear, watery eyes
- Fatigue (chronic fatigue syndrome, adrenal fatigue) or a feeling of being drained of energy, lethargy, drowsiness.
- Glands – swollen, sore, dryness in the mouth
- Hair loss -dandruff, itchy scalp, scalp sores and dryness.
- Headaches, migraines, brain fog, dizziness, etc.
- Rashes, irritations or redness on skin
- Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
- Hypothyroidism, hyperthyrodism
- Irritability, nervousness, jitteriness and anxiousness
- Male – Jock itch, loss of sex drive
- Female – infertility, unusual odors, endometriosis (irregular or painful menstruation), cramps, menstrual irregularities, pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS), loss of sexual drive, persistent infections.
- Fungal infections on the skin or nails.
- Joint pain, stiffness or swelling (arthritis).
- Kidney & bladder – urinary frequency or urgency, smelly urine, difficulty urinating, burning pain when urinating.
- Lack of appetite or excessive appetite
- Mind & Mood – anxiety attacks, crying spells, memory loss, feeling spaced out, depression, inability to concentrate, mood swings, irritability, etc.
- Mouth sores or blisters, dryness, bad breath, and a white coating on the tongue (thrush).
- Muscle aches and pain, numbness, burning or tingling, and lack of strength and coordination.
- Nasal congestion, postnasal drip, itching, dryness.
- Odour of the feet, hair or body not relieved by washing.
- Respiratory – cough, recurrent bronchitis or pneumonia, pain or tightness in the chest, wheezing, shortness of breath, asthma.
- Sick all over feeling.
- Sinus inflammation, swelling and infections.
- Skin – dryness, dry red patches, acne, pimples, hives, rashes, itching skin, eczema, psoriasis, seborrhoea, ringworm, contact dermatitis.
- Stomach – heartburn, indigestion, belching, vomiting, burning, pains, needle-like pains
- Sleep – insomnia, waking up frequently, nightmares, restless sleep, etc.
As you can see candida is linked to many things, the key is to find out why candida is thriving and bring it all back into balance. Inside the online gym I go into more detail about the types of foods you should be eating, and how you can relieve symptoms of candida through getting your food right and address the root cause. Often what is thought of as the right foods to heal candida may not actually be right for you.
In fact one of the main foods that every one gets told to avoid when it comes to candida could actually help. It could also help lower cortisol, support adrenals, keep the white cells working, help to increase thyroid function, and keeps the yeast from becoming invasive. An anti-candida diet may temporarily help the symptom of candida, but our body is a system of systems and unless you address the underlying cause and treat the body as a whole and as an individual you will never deal with the issue and continue to put up with it.
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