What Are Childrens Yeast Infections
Hi there, Eric Bakker, naturopath, authorof Candida Crusher back to you again with another tutorial. This time I'm going to talk to you about children'syeast infections. I'm talking mainly, not so much babies or toddler or infants, I'mtalking about a little bit older. Probably say four or five up to about 1314 years ofage is an age I commonly see with yeast infections. How do you know a child that age has got ayeast infection? How can you diagnose a yeast infection with a younger person? There are different ways we can do that. Wecan do stool testing. We've got different
tests. You can read about those in my book,Candida Crusher. But I don't generally have to do that with a child. I can usually seethat by the behavior and by the cravings and the presentations. The signs and symptomswill usually dictate what's going on there. You may find that a bit presumptuous or say,Eric, how can you do that? You're not medically qualified. You're not diagnosing. How theheck can you say it's a yeast infection based on what you're seeing and treating it. I can tell you now al observation isthe gold standard according to a professor of medicine a few years ago in America. Whenyou get quite experienced in the , you
start realizing that you don't need to haveparalysis from analysis all the time. You don't need to damn well test every singlething that comes through the door. It's expensive and sometimes a test can even be wrong andput you on the wrong track. What won't deceive you is your own eyes and your own experience.And, generally, you'll find that by working on that sixth sense or that hunch that youget and treating and then seeing the al result, you're going to get a lot of positivefeedback or negative feedback. You're going to know if you're on the right track or not. Now you may think that's placebo effect. Idon't really care what you think. All I care
about is the agreement I have with my patient.A patient comes in, pays me a fee, is looking for results, I'm going to try and work togive that patient that result. End off. Let's move on. We've got that out of the way. With the children, I tend to look very carefullyat the desire for sugar. Now you may, if you're an older person, know a bit about BenFeingold's work back in the 70s on identifying calories and flavorings with children andworking out that certain food colors, some preservatives, created behavioral disturbancesin children. This is quite important, groundbreaking, early work by a physician who identified somecore chemicals in foods that could actually
affect the behavior of a person. Feingoldwent on to do a lot of work, I believe, in the prison system. It was quite useful inhelping institutions out on correcting and modifying behavior based on his observationswith food. What alarms me today with young people isthe amazing amount of soda drinks and energy drinks that young people have in their diets.Liters and liters of this stuff a week laced with caffeine, laced with Taurine, laced withsugars, laced with all these colors and sodium benzoate and caramel and all this crap inthese drinks the kids are drinking affecting their mood, their behavior, and their gutfunctions. All these phosphates they're taking
in to ruin their stomach and pancreatic function.We're seeing alarming incidents increase in pancreatic cancers. We're seeing a big increasein autism. We're seeing a big increase in a whole raft of problems. One of the first things I look at is the consumptionof soda drinks. It's a key thing. I look at also the consumption of specific foods. Wehad a patient only about four or five days ago now. A lady brought me this boy abouteight years old with major behavioral problems, incredible behavioral problems. I had himin my room here. He was pulling all the books off the shelves. He was banging my guitarand he was grabbing some plants I've got and
My Nipples Hurt Is That a Sign of Pregnancy
My nipples hurt is that a sign of pregnancy? It could be, especially if you haven't gottennipple rings recently. Why else might they hurt? Your bra might be too small for your breasts,rubbing against them. The underwire might be abrading against them. This isn't due to a problem with my bra. If you were pregnant, you're more likely tohave whole breast pain or twinges throughout the breasts.
My nipples are on my breasts. They are literally the standout there. Anyway,the breast pain is due to the breasts growing and developing during the pregnancy. The nipples then would be getting larger. There are other causes. Your breasts couldbe reacting to the detergent or starch used in your laundry. Surprisingly, I've never heard of that typeof irritation, though I can imagine thousands of guys now thinking they can tell a girlto take off her top because of the damage
it causes her skin. Some women have nipple soreness as their periodapproaches, due to the hormonal changes. That makes this hormonal, just not whateverelse the body makes during pregnancy. Now if you were pregnant, the breast growthwould cause the nipples to press against the bra. That would hurt them. What else could it be? Your breasts could be chapped by cold weatheror dried out by long hot showers. I hate the irritation.
You might have an infection in the breasts,though that's far more common if a woman is breastfeeding instead of a sign of pregnancy.Yeast infections and other infections spread by the baby's mouth often cause nipple andbreast pain. Someone told me it could be breast cancer. Nipple pain can be a sign of breast cancerin the duct. That's a scary thought. You can be more certain that it's cancer ifthe pain is only in one breast and it doesn't go away after using antiitch creams or antibiotics.
This makes me wish it was just an upper bodysymptom of PMS.