Candida and all its problems are well known, however its actually worse than you think. Sure you know it can cause thrush and digestive problems but that is only the start.
Before I go into all the ailments Candida can cause you fist need to know a few facts about this yeast.
The Helpful Yeast in Your Body
Yes Candida is a yeast that lives normally in your bowel. It is vital for your digestion and health, its function is to remove water from your bowel material and return it to your system. Without it you will not function well and your health will suffer.
It lives in your large intestine and if in balance – there is a rough 1:1 ratio of bacteria to candida for balance. This is why if you take anti-biotics you can get thrush and other candida-related issues.
There is also a small valve the opens and closes that links your small and large intestine. Called the Ileo-Caecal Valve, it makes sure undigested food stays inside your small intestine until it is fully broken down, sugars removed along with most of the needed vitamins and minerals. The valve opens to allow waste to go into the large intestine where then the water is removed and the last of your waste expelled.
If this valve remains open for too long the undigested food enters the large bowel and feeds the candida (being a living organism that loves sugars). Once the yeast grows it changes into an invasive fungi that can enter the blood stream and then populate throughout your body and creates the yeast infections.
Most treatment towards Candida is aimed at the yeast itself. You avoid sugars, alcohol, yeast and various other foods. Medicines or herbs are used to try to kill the yeast. Or you take products to try to increase the bacteria count.
This type of approach is usually unsuccessful for a few reasons. Candida is a normal organism in your bowel, trying to remove it totally will cause more problems. Adding more bacteria to your bowel may bring the balance back, but will therefore create an over population effect. Avoiding certain foods will also create minimal change at best.
The best approach is to correct the valve so that the Candida loses its food supply. It will then naturally return to its normal levels. Add in homeopathy and acupressure to rebalance the digestive system and the Candida itself and you have the most effective way at combating the yeast.
The reason why Homeopathics are more successful is that they aim to use your body’s own healing ability to return the balance. Using mechanical means such as herbs, medicine, colonic and others, will strip the bowel and can remove too much of the yeast along with affecting the bacteria:candida balance.
But as I said above, Candida can cause more issue than you realize…
Candida – the full story
The symptoms related to Candida are more than you think. Most people know you can get thrush and that digestion can be unsettled. But here is the list of symptoms it can cause:
- Abdominal Distention and Discomfort
- Swelling in Legs
- Extreme Tiredness
- Mental Exhaustion
- Rheumatics and Aches & Pains
- Running/Congested Nose
- Joint Inflammation
So as you can see this yeast causes a wide variety of symptoms, many people are unaware are related to it.
As I said, it remains an easy condition to treat and to return to balance. Diet, avoiding foods, medicines or even herbs will create little long term change. You must address the underlying cause of why this develops.
This is why we test and treat all areas of your health, to make sure you entire body returns to balance, including Candida levels. So if you have any of the ailments above, feel free to give the clinic a call on 384-0160 to arrange a time to see how we can help you get your Candida levels back into balance.