How Do You Know If You Have Candida Overgrowth Infection
Greetings. It's Eric Bakker from New Zealand.I'm a naturopath. I'm an author of a book called Candida Crusher and also the formulatorof the range dietary supplements called Canxida. Thanks for tuning in. I've got a questionhere today from a lady in Colorado, USA. Taylor Humphrey from Colorado, USA. Taylor is wantingto know, â€œHow do I know if I have a Candida overgrowth infection?â€�Taylor, let's explain that in some detail in this tutorial today. I'm going to read a littlebit of information from my book, Candida Crusher, and I'll explain a little bit as I go along.This is a very common question I get and I think I've answered it in other tutorials andarticles that you can find at yeastinfection .
How do I know if I have a Candida yeast infection?Let's have a look at that in some detail now. Chapter 3 in my book is quite an extensivechapter and contains a huge compilation of all the common signs and symptoms of a Candidayeast infection and all the less common signs and symptoms. It's often been stated by manyexperts in medicine that many people exhibit signs and symptoms of Candida yeast infections.But how do you know that you've got one? Would it be through sinusitis? Would it be throughitchy skin? How do you know if you've got a Candida yeast infection?There are many ways you can pick that. Sometimes an inexperienced will overlook thesevague symptoms and treat the patient for something
other than a yeast infection. I know thisall too well after helping many patients with Candida for almost 30 years now that havevisited other practitioners who were diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome, constipation,diarrhea, parasites, food allergies, leaky gut syndrome, gall stones, inflammatory boweldisease, and many other complaints. Some of these patients were desperate to gethelp and had become disillusioned about treatment and wondered if they would ever get well.Some of these cases have proven to be very difficult to deal with and is it any wonder?If you were told that you have no diagnosable health problem, but you knew yourself forcertain that you did. If you had been to several
s with little success and, in addition,tried selfhelp, but improved only little as a result, than you've probably been disillusioned,too. I can still remember how I felt when I hada serious Candida infection in the 1980s. No one to turn to. Not being taken seriouslyby any s, family, or friends, and mainly because there was no clearcut diagnosis.That's why this chapter is particularly important because it really outlines also the testingof Candida, which we'll go into a little bit in a minute.Spot the Candida patient. There is a box here on this page. When a patient comes into mypractice with a very restricted or limited
diet and multiple digestive complaints, complainingof many food allergies and sensitivities, there is a big chance that they will havea major problem with intestinal dysbiosis or SIBO, including various strains of badbacteria, yeast, and possibly parasites. Some of these patients have visited many practitioners.Others will have spent many hours online with Google and can often tell you exactlywhat is wrong with them, but all you need to do is listen to them.Why am I confident in assuming that they have digestive issues and Candida? Because of comprehensivestool testing, which we'll explain a bit in a minute. And if you look in the right places,you can usually find what you're looking for.
These are the patients that may have a bagor two full of dietary supplements, including products like digestive enzymes, parasitecleanse, immune boosters, bowel products, bowel cleansers, detox product, you name it.Products like constipation and diarrhea aids, glutamine, aloe vera, you name it, probiotics,and they've taken everything these people. Is this you looking at this tutorial right now?Or maybe you're a looking at this right now. In today's internet age, the patientwill tell you that he or she has been doing some research online with the help of Google and can relate to having yeast infection issues. Let's go over a few signs and symptomsin a minute.
Is A White Tongue A Sign Of Candida
Thank you for looking at my tutorial today. Isa white tongue a sign of Candida, is a question that was asked of me by a lady in Hungary.Let's have a look at what a white tongue really is. When people talk about a white tongue, generally,what they mean is a coating on the inside of the tongue, a white coating. What you'llfind is it will tend to be a bit thicker and darker at the back of the tongue and a littlebit lighter in the middle of tongue. Having a whitecoated tongue is not necessarilyan indication of Candida. It's an indication of dysbiosis or bad bacteria, so bacteriaare often a really big problem with many people
who eat the wrong kind of foods. You'll typicallysee this with people that eat sugarladen foods, have soda drinks, that smoke cigarettes,that have a high carb rich diet. You'll also see it in people who tend to be very stressedout, have a lot of anxiety. People who take lots of pharmaceutical medications. You'llsee it in shift workers because of their erratic lifestyles. You'll see it in many differentkinds of people. You'll often see it in babies, too, particularly younger children who'vehad a round of antibiotics. You'll see white tongue coating in them. Many people on different medications affectingtheir liver or kidneys can have a yellow coating
on the tongue, so a color on the tongue indicatesa sick digestive system. A digestive system that needs rejuvenation, that needs overhaul.When I see a patient with a white coating on the tongue, it's probably like what a greenkeeper if he or she would got out and look at a lawn that's in serious need of renovation.A lawn that's got weeds on it, dead patches on it, that's been compacted that needs rejuvenation.That lawn keeper would look at that lawn and think, quot;What am I going to do here? I've gotquite a lot of work on my hands.quot; But eventually that lawn will look beautiful with a lot ofcare and attention. Just like a person's tongue can be lovelypink and clean with the right kind of attention
to eating the right kind of foods, chewingfood properly, drinking plenty of clean water, all the basic things that we recommend tobuild good health back up again. A white tongue is often a sign of bad bowelflora. The bad bowel flora may encompass Candida; it may not. I've seen many patients with seriousCandida with a pink tongue, so you can't always say that a white tongue always is a red flagfor Candida. It is not. The quickest way to clean up the tongue is not to focus on thetongue itself, but is to focus on the stomach first, the pancreas or central region of digestion,and then work your way lower down. Many people my age, 50+, have got a low functioningstomach. A low functioning stomach will mean
you're not breaking food down properly. You'renot creating the right pH level up here to activate the proenzymes in the pancreas tothe active form; therefore, you're not giving the small bowel and the large bowel the rightkind of substrate. If the food isn't broken down properly in the other part of the digestivesystem, it's going to cause a lot of problem further downstream because the beneficialbacteria need food sufficiently broken down to thrive on. If the food's broken down properly,you can extract all the goodness out of it and build your health right up again.These are the sort of things that contribute to the white tongue. Eating in front of thetelevision. Eating late at night. Skipping
meals. Not having breakfast. Having a coffeeand a cigarette for breakfast instead of a meal. These are things that contribute towhite tongue. Stay on Facebook at night or using your iPad in bed when you should besleeping. These are things that contribute to white tongue. White tongue is often also associated withgas and bloating, so if you've got bloating and gas or a lot of flatulence or fartingand white tongue, we know you've got serious dysbiosis. Worstcase scenario is people whoactually have wind or gas when they're walking or standing up. These people usually needto seriously work on their gut function. If