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Could it be Candida?

Updated: Jun 29, 2023

Candida, also known as candida albicans, naturally lives on and in your body, in such areas as the mouth, throat, gut, and vagina, without causing any trouble. It's no different than viruses and bacteria.


And because I enjoy fun facts ... check this out. There are approximately 37 trillion bacterial cells in the human body and 10 times as many virus particles.

The significance to making these points is because your body is a host to these microbes, and they only become hostile tenants when there is an overgrowth which happens when your system is distressed.


What activates the stress response in your body?

  • medications ... not just antibiotics ... all medications because they interact with the gut microbiome as well as influence various neurotransmitters and hormones

  • eating fermented foods

  • environmental chemicals, also known as endocrine disruptors (see image) which includes heavy metals

  • ongoing emotional distress ~ worry, doubt, negative thinking, nervous tension, interpretations / assumptions / beliefs

  • processed, refined, packaged foods

  • being human

The last example of a stressor being human has everything to do with epigenetic memory which is frequently referred to as generational trauma.


For centuries your family line has persevered through many trials and tribulations all of which were genetically imprinted. This runs deep and is compounded by your current life experiences. However, the point of this post is to help you identify whether or not it could be candida.


As for hearing more about the generational trauma influencing the way your epigenome is processing information internally as well as externally, contact me to request the replay of a recent workshop on how to ‘Clear up candida for good’


However, before you click that link, please understand that this workshop is not a rundown on recommended essential oils or diet. We're digging into both the reason systemic candida, also known as candida overgrowth, is a bigger problem than discussed and how to reverse as well as prevent these systemic infections from running your life.



endocrine disruptors are a cause of candida
confirmed endocrine disrupters



Before jumping into the symptoms of candida overgrowth, it's important to note that everything in nature has a purpose. This includes candida. In a nutshell, candida is a scavenger, feeding on excess sugars not being used by the body.


As you know, consistent feasting leads to weight gain. Well, consider that's what's happening with the candida. The tricky part is it's getting the sugars, not your body which depletes your energy and cognitive ability, triggering cravings and so on.


An additional fact is your body is absolutely equipped with the systems and processes that prevent candida overgrowth. The secret lies in your brain’s ability to regulate the rest and digest state.

Again, these points are discussed in the workshop Simply email me a request for the link to watch the replay.


Now onto the symptoms:


Not all listed symptoms occur in everyone. It's not uncommon to experience more than one.


Dysfunctioning Glandular and Organ Symptoms: adrenal and thyroid gland malfunction, cold hands or feet, diabetes mellitus, hypoglycemia, hypothyroidism, impotence and low body temperature.


Gastrointestinal: bad breath (halitosis), bloating, coating on tongue (oral thrush), constipation, diarrhea, dry mouth, gas, heartburn, indigestion, inflammation, irritable bowel syndrome, obesity or/and excessive weight loss.


Psychological and Allergic: acne, blurred vision, bronchitis (recurrent), burning or tingling, chemical sensitivity, chest pain, coughing, earaches, hay fever, headaches, hives, muscle aches and tension, nasal congestion, nasal congestion, head tension, numbness, painful, swollen, stiff joints, shortness of breath, sinusitis and sore throats.


Emotional and Mental: ADD, ADHD, anxiety, depression, disorientation, drowsiness, fatigue, feelings of unreality, frequent mood swings hyperactivity, inability to concentrate, insomnia, irritability, joint pain, low energy, mental confusion, MS, muscle pain, muscle weakness, nervousness, poor memory and tingling and numbness.


Skin: Acne, anal itch, athlete's foot, dandruff, dermatitis, dermatitis, diaper rash, dry skin, eczema, excessive perspiration, facial rash, fungous infection of the nails, hives, impetigo, jock itch, lupus and psoriasis.


Genitourinary: 5 Bladder infection (recurrent), burning on urination, cramps, cystitis (inflammation of the bladder), endometriosis (irregular or painful menstruation), fluid retention (edema), frequent urination, impotency, infertility, loss of sexual feelings, menstrual irregularities, painful intercourse, PMS, prostitis, recurrent yeast vaginitis, vaginal burning, itching or discharge.


And finally, candida overgrowth is commonly linked to:

  • ADD/ADHD

  • AIDS

  • Anemia

  • Arthritis

  • Autism

  • Cancer

  • Celiac disease

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

  • Dysbiosis

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Hyperglycemia

  • Hypoglycemia

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

  • Leaky Gut Syndrome Lichen Sclerosis (LS)

  • MS

  • Prostatitis

  • Psoriasis

  • Sinusitis

  • Wilson Syndrome


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