Candida the systemic yeast related condition

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?
                                      Yes     No

2.  Do you have disturbing irritable bowel symptoms of gas, bloating,
      and burping?
                                      Yes     No

3.  Do you have acne, skin rashes or psoriasis that does not clear up?
                                      Yes     No

4.  Do you feel poorly, are overweight, crave carbs & have brain fog?
                                      Yes     No

5.  Are you depressed, tired, or have a hard time getting up?
                                      Yes     No

6.  Are you having a hard time conceiving, with no apparent reason?
                                      Yes     No

7.  Do you have menstrual disorder and/or lack of libido?
                                      Yes     No

8.  Do you have a vaginal or anal itch?
                                      Yes     No

9.  Do you have uncontrollable spurts of anger for no apparent reason?
                                      Yes     No

10. Are you hyperactive, did you have cradle cap, eczema, or thrush
      as a child?
                                      Yes     No

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.

Autoimmune diseases
       Ankylosing Spondylitis                                        Sjorgen’s syndrome
       Rheumatoid Arthritis                                           Systemic Lupus
       Scleroderma                                                       Thyroiditis (Hashimoto’s disease)
       Cancer                                                                Diabetes

Circulatory system
       Chronic tension headaches and migraines           Cold hands and feet
       High or low blood pressure                                 Postural hypotension
       Rapid or slow heart rates                                    Heart disease
Gastrointestinal system
       Bloating after meals                                        Cholecystits (inflammation of the
       Constant hunger                                                   gallbladder, with or without stones)
       Diarrhea                                                          Constipation
       Intestinal spasm                                              Flatulence
       Itching anus                                                    Irritable bowel syndrome

Musculoskeletal system
       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
Nervous system
       Anger and irritability                                     ADD or ADHD
       Autism                                                        Brain Fog
       Depression                                                 Forgetfulness
       Hyperactivity                                               Neurosis
       Paranoia (delusions of persecution              Schizophrenia

           or Psychosis grandeur)
Reproductive system
       Abnormal bleeding                                      Cervicitis (inflamed cervix)
       Endometriosis                                            Extreme discomfort w/genital
       Infertility                                                         & anal itching
       PMS                                                          Polycystic ovaries

Respiratory system
       Asthma                                                       Bronchitis
       Allergies                                                     Laryngitis
       Otitis (ear inflammation)                             Pharyngitis
       Pleurisy                                                      Pneumonia

Skin Problems
       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

Urinary system
       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.

An example of how it gets out of control is: Pretend you have a fabulous, perfect lawn. You have watered it, kept it cut, fertilized it and taken extremely good care of it. Then you go on vacation for a month, no water, no fertilizer, and no care. During this time a wind brings you a dandelion seed and drops it on your lawn, because of the poor condition of the once perfect lawn the seed sprouts. The dandelion seeds, then they sprout and sprout until you have a dandelion lawn.

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 or email me at or call me:
Michelle Smith CBS714-724-5975