Candida Concerns by S. L. Hominuk
Candida (yeast) Overgrowth: If you (or even your child) have been treated with antiobiotics or corti-steroids prescribed by your physician, you should be concerned about candida (yeast) overgrowth. This syndrome is a self-perpetuating cycle which the yeast overgrowth starts and inhibits the immune syndrome which allows for another allergy, sinus infection, sore throat, ear infection, rash, which in turn, gets treated by stronger and stronger antibiotics. (If you have children, it would behoove you to look into a dietary supplements such as Threelac and probiotics especially formulated for children).
When yeast is in an overabundance :: see symptoms :: there may be local yeast infections in the mouth (thrush), gastrointestinal tract (gas) vagina (yeast infection), urinary tract (bladder/kidney infection), prostate gland (prostrate troubles), skin (hives, rashes), fingernail, or toenail (fungus of the nail bed). If you have more then one sexual partner and have unprotected sex, you should be concerned about passing candida from one person to the other as well. Candida should be a concern to women, men and children. Too much yeast can cripple the immune system, causing chronic viral and bacterial infection or allergies. Yeast can damage the intestinal wall allowing food particles and toxins to enter the blood stream. The body then produces antibodies to fight these foreign substances and typical “allergic” reactions like eczema and hay fever, along with headache, dizziness, heart palpitations, anxiety, fatigue, and muscle aches. One way of strengthening the immune system so that one does not have to undergo an antibiotic regiment, is to preventatively supplement with :: probiotics ::
Saliva Test: A simple test to determine if candida may be a problem is to do spit your saliva into a glass of water, upon waking in the morning. Do this prior to putting anything into your mouth. You may have to work up some saliva to spit into the glass, and may do so a few times to ensure that you have enough in the glass to cover the surface of the water. Observe the reaction of the saliva in the glass every few minutes for a half hour.
If there are “strings” coming down from your saliva, if the water turned cloudy, or if it sank to the bottom – chances are that you probably have candida! If you do NOT have a candida concern, your saliva should stay at the top of the glass and will eventually dissipate after 30 minutes. Although this simple test is a relatively quick, economical way to determine if you have a yeast problem, sometimes people will test negative so it is best to pay attention to the symptoms presented and see your physician who can then perform further studies.
:: YeastMax by Advanced Naturals :: is recommended to take to support detoxification of candida and yeast and will help speed up the process.
The Candida diet detox is usually recommended for a 4 to 6 week period! Use :: Yeastzymemax :: as candida maintenance.