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Background on Candida

A Yeast Infection Can Be Caused By

  • A weakened immune system from prolonged illness or high stress
  • Sexual Transmission from a woman with a vaginal yeast infection
  • Antibiotics that kill the beneficial bacteria in the gut. (This beneficial bacteria is what keeps the natural yeast in our bodies from growing wild!)
  • Lifestyle: eating — or drinking — lots of sugars and carbs.
  • Men with diabetes can easily develop yeast infections because high levels of sugar in the urine create an environment beneficial for yeast to overgrow

The Symptoms of Candida

Women may associate the term “Candida” with vaginal yeast infections (also called vaginal Thrush) complete with vaginal itching, odor and sometimes discharge. But males have their own candida symptoms.

Men’s or Women’s Candida symptoms may include:

  • Vaginal Yeast Infection
  • Constant fatigue
  • Brain “fog” -hard to focus or even think straight.
  • Oral Thrush (a white film on tongue or in the mouth)
  • Bad breath, foul taste in mouth
  • Abdominal pain (intestinal Candida)
  • Bloating and indigestion
  • Increasing allergies to foods (gluten or celiac problems can be a direct result of Candida overgrowth) more
  • Constant craving for something sweet!
  • Joint pain with arthritis-like symptoms
  • Chronic sinus drainage -which antibiotics don’t help!
  • Weight gain (or loss) and the inability to change it. (“It used to be that I couldn’t eat without feeling bloated and miserable. Now I eat and eat to satisfy. I have lost 30lbs since beginning Fivelac.” -Donna S)
  • Fungus on the finger or toe-nails
  • Urinary infections (again, not helped by antibiotics)
  • Itching, red eyes
  • Candida Skin rashes on the body (eczema, atopic dermatitis)
  • Candida Rash inside the ears or around the groin area
  • Anal, penile or vaginal itching
  • Hair loss
  • Vision problems
  • Depression from feeling so low and bogged down all the time.

Candida presents itself differently in every body. You may have just one, two or any assortment of the above symptoms and have this fungal overgrowth condition. It’s confusing too, as these can be symptoms of other illnesses as well. Welcome to the world of Candida, where patients have to diagnose themselves unless they are lucky enough to find a medical doctor or alternative health practitioner who has the knowledge to diagnose and guide them through a major Candida Cleanse! The old way to treat this was to go on the very restrictive Candida diet for at least 6 months.

But, there is now a more simple solution for any and all of the above Candida symptoms!

First off begin with DIET.