Sunday, December 27, 2009
Candida roots. Ewwww!
Thoughts: Do you have candida overgrowth in your body? I've had candida for years and didn't know about it! Since I have started this Earth Diet the candida in my body has reduced huge, I am not as bloated, my face is less puffy, I feel alive inside. I did some more research on it tonight and here's what I got....If you have more than one of the symptoms here you may have an overgrowth of Candida Albicans. This condition (called Candidiasis) can give you a wide variety of symptoms which we may be able to help you with. The symptoms of Candida can vary greatly and you could experience any (or many) of them such as:
-Allergies to foods and/or airborne substances: The number of things that you react to keeps increasing until you may become ‘universal reactors’ meaning your react to everything! And what’s more you can’t tell what is the trigger any more.
-Fatigue: If you feel very tired continually, and often feel worse after eating. Candida can cause this.
-Gastrointestinal: This means you have poor digestion, constipation, diarrhoea, gas, bloating, cramps, heartburn. Think Candida.
-Neurological: (how your brain works!) Sugar cravings, irritability, mood swings, headaches, migraine, ‘fogged in’ feeling, poor concentration, dizziness, depression, anxiety. If this sounds like you, look for Candida or yeast infection.
Genito-urinary: Vaginal infections, menstrual problems, impotence, infertility, prostatitis, rectal itch, urinary infections. Depression.
All those problems we don’t like to talk about!
-Respiratory: If you catch colds and flu easily, have congestion, post nasal drip, sinusitis, blocked nose, asthma, bronchitis, earaches, sore throats.
-Skin: anything that itches, Athlete’s foot, hives, psoriasis, eczema, skin rashes – these are very common with candida.
-As a child were you or your own children: Hyperactive, had cradle cap, nappy rash, thrush, chronic ear infections, tonsillitis, or colic.
-Miscellaneous: do you feel bad all over, have cold hands and feet, your body aches, and your tongue has a white coating on it especially when you get up in the morning.
-All of these symptoms may have their origins in an overgrowth of the fungus candida albicans.
-Important: Just because you have some or many of the above symptoms doesn’t mean you must have a Candida problem, but the likelihood is great.
If you go on like this – life is not much fun.. so…
Alter what you gotta do so you get rid of your candida! Tomorrow I will write about how to get rid of it :)
check out http://www.besthealth.com.au/Candidaarticle.html for more information.
Challenges: Being with candida in my body.
Triumphs: Having less candida in my body!!!
What I Ate Today:
Breakfast: Oats and green tea leaves.
Lunch: 3 nectarines and brazil nuts, macadmia, walnuts and goji berries.
Dinner: Apple, garlic, chilli, onion, coriander and olive oil sauce/dip/mixture with eggs fried in olive oil with kidney beans advocado and salad or lettuce, spinach and advocado what a feast!!!
Dessert: No dessert.
Dessert: Chocolate balls.
Snacks: Cherries and chocolate balls. MMMM festive season.
Exercise: 18km bike ride in the morning! a snorkel in the afternoon in the most beautiful, clear water at Busselton. I was pretending I was a fish while I was swimming over the schools of fish :)
Where we went snorkelling!
309 Days To Go!!!