I have taken excerpts from the book “Beyond the Yeast Connection” by Dr. Warren M. Levin, M.D. and Fran Gare, N.D., to make it easier for you to identify if you have Candida and how it is affecting you.
The first step is to identify if you have Candida, how severe it is, then what you can do about it. The ten questions Dr. Levin has in the book is the first place to go. (I simplified them below)
1. Do you have recurring urinary tract and vaginal yeast infection?
2. Do you have disturbing irritable bowel symptoms of gas, bloating,
3. Do you have acne, skin rashes or psoriasis that does not clear up?
4. Do you feel poorly, are overweight, crave carbs & have brain fog?
5. Are you depressed, tired, or have a hard time getting up?
6. Are you having a hard time conceiving, with no apparent reason?
7. Do you have menstrual disorder and/or lack of libido?
8. Do you have a vaginal or anal itch?
9. Do you have uncontrollable spurts of anger for no apparent reason?
10. Are you hyperactive, did you have cradle cap, eczema, or thrush
as a child?
If you answered yes to two or more parts of these questions you need to look further.
The possibilities that you have Candida is enormous, statistically. It has been reported that 87% of the population of the United States have it.
To what degree is the problem in testing traditionally for it?
Since most of the public has systemic yeast (Candida), there is no clear traditional test that shows the amount you have, and how it is affecting you. Is it the primary cause, or is it just adding to the problem? There are no tests that can conclusively tell you this.
Since CRC (Candida) compromises the immune system, it can be the underlying cause of many disorders. The following are the most common chronic conditions associated with CRC.Other conditions are affected by CRC these are just the most common.
Ankylosing Spondylitis Sjorgen’s syndrome
Rheumatoid Arthritis Systemic Lupus
Scleroderma Thyroiditis (Hashimoto’s disease)
Chronic tension headaches and migraines Cold hands and feet
High or low blood pressure Postural hypotension
Rapid or slow heart rates Heart disease
Bloating after meals Cholecystits (inflammation of the
Constant hunger gallbladder, with or without stones)
Intestinal spasm Flatulence
Itching anus Irritable bowel syndrome
Hand and feet pain Joint, muscle, ligament, tendon pain
Spine, neck and back pain any other pain, limitation of motion, stiffness, affecting bones, joints,
muscles, fascia, tendons and sinews
Anger and irritability ADD or ADHD
Autism Brain Fog
Paranoia (delusions of persecution Schizophrenia
or Psychosis grandeur)
Abnormal bleeding Cervicitis (inflamed cervix)
Endometriosis Extreme discomfort w/genital
Infertility & anal itching
PMS Polycystic ovaries
Otitis (ear inflammation) Pharyngitis
Acne Alopecia (total or patchy hair loss)
Cradle cap Fungal infections, hair, nails & skin
Red or inflamed cuticles, cracked Severe dandruff, eczema
Infantile eczema PsoriasisSeborrheic dermatitis
Severe diaper rash
Interstitial cystitis (inflammation of the bladder)
Kidney stones Recurring urinary tract infections
Other symptoms and Conditions
Chronic fatigue syndrome Excessive fatigue
Fibromyalgia Low libido
This concludes Dr. Levin’s list of conditions that Candida can contribute to.
I have two more:
Addictions of any kind Bi-polar disorder
How do you get CRC? According the “Beyond the Yeast Connection” you can get Candida many ways: antibiotic drug use (without taking probiotics at the same time), through the birth canal from your mother, orally from another person (kissing, sharing eating and drinking utensils) and sex.
How does it grow? By feeding it yeast, sugar and anything that turns into sugar, i.e. white flour, fruit, processed foods, medications, birth control, etc.
This is how Candida grows in your body until it takes off into your blood stream and causes havoc.
How do you get rid of it? Traditionally, doctors would give you different medications that poison the yeast — of course, that also poisons you.
The most effective way that I have seen is to go on the Candida diet, detox (fiber, water, foot detox baths), supplementation, and balance your bacteria on the Quantum Biofeedback. I have done this successfully before and had all kinds of conditions clear up. But, of course, I am not perfect so, I have some symptoms that have recurred and some new one’s that I am attributing to the Candida. I am currently doing the whole protocol again. Guess what it’s working again.
If you wish more information on the diet or any other part of getting Candida free, my web site is www.quoce.net or email me at email@example.com or call me:
Michelle Smith CBS714-724-5975