Candida Related Diseases
On this page we hope to create for you a clear picture of how the following diseases have a relationship to an overgrowth of fungus in the body. The solution we offer, because it eliminates the fungal overgrowth associated with these diseases, may greatly improve the following conditions.
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Chronic Sinusitis
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Fibromyalgia
- Eczema, or Atopic Dermatitis
- Leaky Gut Syndrome/Crohn's/Ulcerative Colitis
- Interstitial Cystitis (IC)
- Thoughts on these Candida related Diseases
- Other sites about Candida Yeast Infections
- Links to Related Health Topics
- email us
***Caution: We are not doctors. We are sharing our personal beliefs and experience with candida and various diseases. If you are being treated by a doctor for a serious condition, PLEASE DO NOT STOP ANY MEDICATION without checking with your doctor.***
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
"IBS is a functional bowel disorder of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract characterized by recurrent abdominal pain and discomfort accompanied by alterations in bowel function, diarrhea, constipation or a combination of both, typically over months or years. A diagnosis of IBS has been reported by 10 to 20% of adults in the United States, and symptoms of IBS are responsible for over 3 million yearly visits to physicians. Research suggests that IBS is one of the most common functional GI disorders. IBS exhibits a predominance in women, with females representing over 70% of IBS sufferers." - from http://www.ibsgroup.org
IBS and Candida
As we say above, there are many reasons for IBS. Candida is one condition that can create or worsen this imbalance. Candida takes advantage of weakness or imbalances in the system. For instance, the overuse of antibiotics where the beneficial flora are killed in the gut, allowing fungus to overrun in our digestive tracts. This fungal yeast then ferments (That's what yeast does - give it sugar and it ferments!) and causes gas. It "irritates" the intestinal and stomach linings causing pain. This condition is very hard to control. There is only one product we've found that has the ability to remove bowel irritability and pain without having to stay away from specific foods also. It's called Threelac from Global Health Trax.
How to know if Candida is part or all of your IBS problem?
Look below for more info below regarding Leaky Gut Syndrome and Crohn's disease.
My wife and I had chronic sinusitis. Hers was very bad and got to the point where she would need to take powerful antibiotics which helped only for a short time. We later learned that the antibiotics didn't do the job because her sinus infections were not a bacterial infection but a fungal infection.
Credible recent reports show that most sinus infections are not infected with bacteria as historically thought but with fungal yeast!
This report from the Mayo Clinic concluded that most people with sinus infections are actually dealing with fungal sinusitis! It also shows that the antibiotics given for many sinus infections (to kill bacteria) are not going to work for long (they partially work because part of the sinus infection could also be bacterial). But, by killing off the body's beneficial floral bacteria in the gut the antibiotics contribute to the fungal yeast overgrowth throughout the body -including the sinuses! Antibiotics and the killing of all bacteria in the gut allow the yeast in the gut to grow out of control and create the condition of Candida yeast infection.
We reprint the article here for you.
Fungus causes most chronic sinusitis, researchers say
The Mayo Clinic Breakthrough
(CNN) -- "Fungus may be the cause of almost all cases of the most frequently reported chronic disease in the United States, sinusitis, instead of only a few as previously thought. And that may be the reason millions of sinus sufferers do not find relief from antibiotics and nasal sprays, according to Mayo Clinic researchers.
"We were able to find fungus which was never thought to be there in almost every case of chronic sinusitis," said Mayo Clinic's Dr. Jens Poinkau.
Sinusitis is an inflammation of the membranes of the nose and sinuses. Nearly 37 million Americans suffer from it. Sinusitis commonly causes chronic headaches, runny nose, nasal congestion and a diminished sense of smell and taste.
Fungus and mold spores are present in the air and are breathed in all the time. The Mayo Clinic research team looked at 210 patients with sinusitis and discovered more than 40 different kinds of fungi in their nasal passages.
"The amazing thing is that also the inflammation which leads to chronic sinusitis was there in a reaction to the fungus," said Poinkau. Jordan Josephson, an ear, nose and throat specialist in New York, said he was not surprised by the findings.
It was previously known that fungus caused some cases of sinusitis, he said. "The problem is that until recently, when technology improved in our laboratory, we weren't able to culture out the fungus. So now we get better fungal cultures, and we're now getting fungus on more and more of our patients," Josephson said. Now that the fungus problem has been identified, researchers hope to develop better treatments to fight it and to control the body's sensitivity to it.
"The problem is that patients are sensitive to the fungus. And until we find something to change the DNA of that person, or the genetics of that person, change their sensitivity to the fungus, they are always going to be sensitive to that fungus," said Josephson. While research into chronic sinusitis continues, pharmaceutical companies are setting up clinical trials to test medications to control the fungus. They estimate it will be two years before any treatments are available."
Interesting that the doctors take the tack of expecting to find a way to control the fungus through drugs. They aren't trained to eradicate it at the source, which would be a natural way to go about it. But what is the source of this fungus? Why do you have it in the first place?
For many reasons including the use of antibiotics and our culture's love of sugary foods and soft drinks, yeast has overgrown and gone wild in our bodies. Our home page discusses all this at length. more
Many people live with this Candida yeast overgrowth and don't know it, never heard of it, have no idea what it is.
But if you have chronic sinus blockage, drainage or pain and have taken antibiotics in your lifetime you most likely are dealing with a fungal overgrowth in your digestive tract which easily spreads throughout the body.
What to do about it?
Our first choice when something is wrong with us is to try and find a natural alternative to truly heal the problem rather than just temporarily stopping symptoms with a chemical drug with all its side effects.
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You MUST attack the yeast at it's source in the gut or it will continue to grow and get worse.
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See our home page for more on systemic Candida overgrowth
Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
We often have questions from customers who are experiencing Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or other autoimmune diseases. They ask if our products can help with their symptoms. While none of our products are specifically designed to alleviate any of these conditions, many people who try GHT products for Candida relief report improvements for these FM and CFS symptoms. Why?
We view ill health as an imbalance: the closer we can come to balance, by providing our bodies with what they need, the more “well” we will feel. By killing fungal yeast with Threelac and balancing intestinal flora with Flora Five, we give the body a new beginning and a chance to heal itself. We can also help balance the pH with Coral Complete calcium, and offer the body nourishment in the form of easily absorbed vitamins and minerals. Using Oxygen Elements Plus oxygenates the blood, allowing the body to repair itself on a cellular level and adding increased energy.
Dr. David Katz, MD, a professor at Yale University, reports in the November 2006 issue of “O” Magazine that dietary treatments for fibromyalgia are showing some promise. These are based on increasing blood flow in the body, because impaired blood flow can cause muscle pain.
These treatments include eliminating saturated and trans fats (which tend to impair blood flow) and focusing on fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean protein. Not new news. This is the diet normally recommended for candida management, as well as a prevention for heart disease, diabetes and cancer.
Of course, one of the easiest ways to increase blood flow is regular exercise: walking, running, swimming, bicycling – but it’s kind of hard to do that when you are tired and achy. We offer GHT products to help you get to the point where you feel better enough to do the things that make you feel good!
On the website of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases link they say this about CFS or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome:
"HOW DOES CFS BEGIN?
For many people, CFS can begin after a bout with a minor illness such as a cold, or an intestinal bug. Often, people say that their illnesses started during a period of high stress. In others, CFS develops more gradually, with no clear illness or other event starting it.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?
Unlike influenza symptoms, which usually go away in a few days or weeks, CFS symptoms either hang on or come and go frequently for more than 6 months. Symptoms can include:
* Tender lymph nodes
* Fatigue and weakness
* Muscle and joint aches
* Inability to concentrate
They also say things like: "there is no specific laboratory test or clinical sign for CFS" and...
"When other diseases are ruled out and if your illness meets other criteria as well, your health care provider can diagnose you with CFS."
and on the FIBROMYALGIA NETWORK NEWS homepage link They say: "Below is a description of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), but because of its substantial symptom overlap with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), it can be viewed as applying to chronic fatigue syndrome patients as well." and
"The cause of FMS remains elusive..."
Does any of this sound familiar to you? If you look at our list of Candida symptoms you will see an eerie resemblance to the symptoms of these syndromes. If you read the testimonial letters we have on our website you will see that so often people's Candida troubles started just after a prolonged illness. This is exactly what happened to Jim after suffering diverticulitis for over 6 months. When the immune system is weakened (often with extended antibiotic use) the fungus starts to take over. Once this happens it is extremely hard to get it back into balance.
What is most interesting to us is the fact that the Candida Program from Global Health Trax will eliminate the above symptoms within weeks or a few months. By treating the Candida, these symptoms go away!
In his book, "Complete Candida Yeast Guidebook (revised second edition)," Zoltan P. Rona, M.D. writes:
"Autoimmune diseases [including conditions like Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia] often respond to antifungal treatments. Evidence exists that fungi, through their production of mycotoxins, initiate many autoimmune diseases by triggering inflammation in the intestinal tract, which in turn leads to the development of the 'leaky gut syndrome'. Diseases of 'unknown etiology' often have a fungal connection, with treatment of the fungal infection bringing about an improvement or elimination of that disease."
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"There is a fungal connection to CFS and fibromyalgia. While it cannot be said that fungi cause these diseases, numerous reports state that the use of antifungal remedies clears or improves many cases."
The doctors have, for the most part, chosen to ignore the presence of systemic Candida. They seem to want to call your symptoms anything but Candida. Yet they will diagnose "diseases" like CFS and Fibromyalgia, though they have no test or specific sign.
What's important to us as people and to all the natural healers is to balance the body and heal the cause(s) so the symptoms go away for good.
"Oral thrush is a condition in which the fungus Candida albicans grows out of control. Like most healthy people, you probably have small amounts of the fungus in your mouth and digestive tract and on your skin. You can't see the fungus and normally won't know it's there — it usually doesn't cause problems because normal bacteria (flora) in your body keep its growth in check. But when this balance is disturbed — by medications or illness — Candida can grow out of control, leading to problems such as diaper rash and vaginal yeast infections as well as oral thrush.
Oral thrush causes creamy white lesions, usually on your tongue or inner cheeks. The lesions can be painful and may bleed slightly when you scrape them or brush your teeth. Sometimes oral thrush may spread to the roof of your mouth, your gums, tonsils or the back of your throat.
Although oral thrush can affect anyone, it occurs most often in babies and toddlers, older adults, and people whose immune systems have been compromised by illness or medications. Oral thrush is a minor problem for healthy children and adults, but for those with weakened immune systems, symptoms of oral thrush may be more severe, widespread and difficult to control."
"Hello, I just wanted to tell you how encouraged I am! I have been taking the products for three weeks, and have seen some significant changes---. I surprised myself this morning while brushing my teeth--my tongue is all pink and healthy looking again, instead of white and patchy."
When the defense mechanisms are down from either physical or mental exhaustion the overgrowth of Candida yeast is more likely. It is common in women either pregnant or on oral contraceptives. Antibiotics will deplete the naturally occurring bacteria in the gut and disturb the natural balance of the body. This will cause the overgrowth of fungal yeast which leads to thrush. Thrush is otherwise known as Candidiasis, Moniliasis, or yeast infection."
"Oral thrush is characterized by ulcers or lesions in the mouth caused by the yeast fungus Candida albicans. The lesions are painful, slightly raised, whitish in appearance, and cause a dry mouth."
Treatment for Oral Thrush
The best treatment we've found for oral thrush is not a topical treatment but a systemic one. We've always believed in going after the root cause.
There is no better way to treat Thrush than with the Candida treatment programs from Global Health Trax (GHT) with their world renowned product Threelac. You will be happy to learn that GHT's program seems to work more quickly on oral Thrush than on some of the other forms of Candida. Children and infants heal most quickly! See our main page for the larger question about systemic Candida overgrowth or Candidiasis.
A vaginal yeast outbreak causes itching and sometimes odor and a cheesy discharge. The area is often redder than usual. It is often painful too, especially on intercourse, and may be associated with frequency of passing water and burning or pain on passing water. It may therefore be confused with bladder infections (cystitis). Vaginal thrush, however is usually associated with itching, which cystitis is not.
Eczema, or Atopic Dermatitis
One of the many symptoms always listed for Candida overgrowth is "itchy rash". Walk into a doctor’s office with an itchy rash and it’s most likely to be labeled "eczema", "atopic dermatitis" or "atopic eczema". But these rashes are often caused by yeast overgrowth.
I remember showing my own dermatologist the Candida rash on my forearms and telling him I thought it was a yeast rash -his eyes glazed over and then he mumbled something I couldn’t hear. This rash, which I suffered with for 2 years while trying every natural remedy under the sun -went away in just 3 weeks once I started taking Threelac (see the story on our home page). Over 4 years later I still take one Threelac a day. The rash has never returned.
Skin rash is not the only symptom that eczema sufferers have in common with Candida sufferers. A craving for sweets, a worsening of skin rash under damp conditions and food allergies are some others.
One of the treatments for eczema has been an "alkaline diet". This diet is similar to the classic Candida diet. People who could follow this diet perfectly would often find that their eczema went away. This diet works the same way for Candida sufferers.
We believe these diagnoses of "eczema", ''atopic dermatitis" or "atopic eczema" are often none other than a yeast rash from the systemic overgrowth of Candida, also known as Candidiasis.
Good News! Treatment for eczema
There is a program for this that treats the whole problem of systemic candidiasis from the inside out!
Threelac and it’s companion formulas from Global Health Trax successfully treat Candida overgrowth and it’s resulting skin conditions!
If you would like to read further about the larger picture of Candidiasis you might take a look at our home page. You may see other familiar symptoms that you never connected together as being from the same condition. This may help you start to see a larger picture. You will se that once you beat back the "yeast beast" -many other "nagging" things begin to improve, too!
Autism and Candida overgrowth
from The Candida Yeast-Autism Connection
Written by Stephen M. Edelson, Ph.D.
Center for the Study of Autism, Salem, Oregon link
"There is a great deal of evidence that a form of yeast, candida albicans, may cause autism and may exacerbate many behavior and health problems in autistic individuals, especially those with late-onset autism.
Scenario. Candida albicans belongs to the yeast family and is a single-cell fungus. This form of yeast is located in various parts of the body including the digestive tract. Generally speaking, benign microbes limit the amount of yeast in the intestinal tract, and thus, keep the yeast under control. However, exposure to antibiotics, especially repeated exposure, can destroy these microbes. This can result in an overgrowth of candida albicans. When the yeast multiplies, it releases toxins in the body; and these toxins are known to impair the central nervous system and the immune system.
Some of the behavior problems which have been linked to an overgrowth of candida albicans include: confusion, hyperactivity, short attention span, lethargy, irritability, and aggression. Health problems can include: headaches, stomachaches, constipation, gas pains, fatigue, and depression.
There are many safe methods to treat yeast overgrowth, such as taking nutritional supplements which replenish the intestinal tract with 'good' microbes (e.g., acidophilus) and/or taking anti-fungal medications (e.g., Nystatin, Ketoconosal, Diflucan). It is also recommended that the person be placed on a special diet, low in sugar and other foods on which yeasts thrive. Interestingly, if the candida albicans is causing health and behavior problems, a person will often become quite ill for a few days after receiving a treatment to kill the excess yeast. The yeast is destroyed and the debris is circulated through the body until it is excreted. Thus, a person who displays negative behaviors soon after receiving treatment for candida albicans (the Herxheimer reaction) is likely to have a good prognosis."
Short video from Dr. Mercola's site
Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, PhD, is known for his successful treatment of neurological illness and chronic pain with Integrative Medicine. Here he talks about some of the toxic causes that can lead to autism. In addition children with Autism may have a constant and preventable production of toxic substances within their own bodies. view
Recently, celebrity Jenny McCarthy wrote a book called "Louder than Words" in which she credits Threelac with playing an important role in helping her son's Autistic condition.
ThreeLac is a good natural alternative to the antifungal medications such as Diflucan, and to the natural antifungals such as oil of oregano, garlic extract and grapefruit seed extract. Threelac is more effective than any of them and is 100% safe! ThreeLac is presently being studied by two well-known DAN doctors, Dr. Miriam Jang and Dr. John Green.
Here is an excellent study from 2005 in which Threelac was given to autistic children. 92% of the children recieved over 40% improvement, some as much as 90%.
If you would like to read further about the larger picture of Candida please see our home page. You may find other familiar symptoms that you never connected together as being from the same condition. This may help you start to see a larger picture. You will see that once you beat back the "yeast beast" -many other problems begin to improve, too!
Other Autism/Fungi connection links:
Leaky Gut Syndrome
"The lining of the intestines is a barrier that normally only allows properly digested fats, proteins, and starches pass through and enter the bloodstream. It allows substances to pass in several ways.
The spaces in between the cells that line the intestines are normally sealed. These tight junctions are called desmosomes. When the intestinal lining becomes irritated, the junctions loosen and allow unwanted larger molecules in the intestines to pass through into the blood. These unwanted substances are seen by the immune system as foreign (because they aren't normally present in blood).
This triggers an antibody reaction.
When the intestinal lining becomes further damaged, even larger substances, such as disease-causing bacteria, undigested food particles, and toxins, pass directly through the damaged cells. Again, the immune system is alarmed and antibodies and substances called cytokines are released. Cytokines alert white blood cells to fight the particles. This fight produces oxidants, which cause irritation and inflammation throughout the body."
"Does Candida eat intestinal tissue?
~specific bacteria and fungi migrate from the large to small intestines to break down undigested complex carbohydrates. The by-products of the pathogens - the acids, gases and enzymes - will irritate the mucosa and lead to permeability and inflammation. That (situation) can eat tissue. Candida can also change forms and metamorphose from a benign, round yeast form into a filamentous fungal form. The candida grows hyphae or long root-like filaments that extend and penetrate into cell tissue of the intestinal mucosa. That directly 'eats' into the intestinal wall."
- Sheila Shea - link.
You can imagine what might happen inside your body once the walls of your colon become permiable in this way. It results in pain and perhaps even spastic colon reactions.
Crohn's disease/Ulcerative colitis
"Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), the general name for diseases that cause inflammation in the intestines. Crohn's disease can be difficult to diagnose because its symptoms are similar to other intestinal disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome and to another type of IBD called ulcerative colitis. Ulcerative colitis causes inflammation and ulcers in the top layer of the lining of the large intestine. Theories about what causes Crohn's disease abound, but none has been proven. The most popular theory is that the body's immune system reacts to a virus or a bacterium by causing ongoing inflammation in the intestine."
-from the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse
Interstitial Cystitis (IC)
Interstitial cystitis may be a side effect of candida. The medical community only has theories about what causes it. They do know that antibiotics do not help. That rules out bacterial infection.
The BBC's website on Health in the UK says this,
Non-bacterial cystitis (interstitial cystitis) may be due to a spread of candida (a fungal organism) triggered by antibiotics, oral contraceptives, food intolerances, stress and poor diet. Dehydration and exposure to cold or chemical irritants are also factors."
The "Even Better Now" website of Alternative Health Solutions for Chronic Health Conditions links both IC and Candida to heavy metals.
The medical community doesn't know much about candida and hasn't found a solution. Western medicine may be missing the important fungal connection.
We at Candida Support know that people with IC often are intolerant to citrus. Our product Threelac has lemon powder in it. As a result, we have not had the opportunity to test Threelac against IC. If you have IC and can tolerate very small amounts of citrus you should not have any trouble with Threelac!
"Our understanding of celiac disease has come a long way in the last few years. Several recent studies have linked celiac disease to central nervous system damage which may cause sporadic ataxia. Other studies have identified the particular protein sequence in gluten which causes celiac disease. Other researchers have identified a similar protein in candida yeast and suggest that it may also trigger the same disease. These studies suggest that the typical digestive symptoms we associate with celiac disease are present less than 20% of the time. Having "normal" digestion no longer rules out the disease." ~from Denver Naturopathic Clinic -more
For more information on how eliminating the systemic Candida can help you now -click here for the Candida home page
Thoughts on IBS, Leaky Gut, Crohn's, CFS and Fibromyalgia
Although we are not physicians, it seems logical to us that these gut "syndromes" and "diseases" could well be simply various stages and permutations of the more general problem of chronic indigestion and subsequent inflammation of the digestive tract. If IBS is allowed to progress with no healthy changes to eating or lifestyle does it progress to Leaky Gut Syndrome? If Leaky Gut continues on its track does it turn into Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's? Does this condition in which the absorption of nutrients is so chronically compromised affect muscle tissue and nerves throughout the body (FMS or CFS)?
Inflammation can have any number of causes. Oriental medicine traditions believe that an over-acidic pH level in the body leads to inflammation. Interestingly, an acidic state is also very hospitable to candida yeast overgrowth. What foods create an acidic condition? Sugars, refined flours and grains, meat . . . hmmnnn - anyone spotting a trend?
We believe that the foods we eat today are probably the main cause of our digestive problems. Through our food we take in pesticides, herbicides, hormones, antibiotics and various other poisons, as well as large amounts of rancid grease, sugar and preservatives.
All in How You See It
Stomach and digestive disorders have been with humankind since the beginning. The G.I. tract is quick to show any imbalance in life whether it's from poor food consumption or from today's normal stress. In your grandparents' time, a visit to the family doctor with "stomach troubles" would elicit a host of questions about eating and drinking habits and "worries". Then the doctor might prescribe an herbal tonic or tea, tell your gramps to go a little easy on the brandy and spicy foods and maybe to take a day off and take his family on a picnic. In other words, if he brings his life back into balance, his digestion will follow.
Today, a person walks into a doctors office, tells the doctor that he or she has discomfort or pain in their stomach area all the time. Doctors then repeat the same thing back to them in doctor terms and say, "Yes, that's Irritable (pain or discomfort) Bowel (in your stomach area) Syndrome (all the time). Once someone starts using some fancy words we kind of surrender to them. They know more than we do! Now instead of trying to find out what is causing the pain in your stomach they look for something to give you to make it go away. And, coincidentally, there is a pharmaceutical drug that will take care of it (no lifestyle changes needed)!
Many holistic healthcare practitioners do not see IBS and other inflammatory bowel conditions as diseases but as chronic conditions that come from chronic imbalance. Once we re-create that natural balance we find relief!
The worst thing with the narrow-sightedness of modern medicine is the reliance on risky synthetic chemical drugs to temporarily alleviate the pain and discomfort of this area.
Humankind has had natural ways to treat this type of dis-order or dis-ease for eons. From changes in diet to hot herbal preparations to essential plant oils, human beings have long used natural remedies to rid ourselves of "gut" pain. More than ever, the knowledge of these natural ways is available to us. Books, magazines, the Internet and alternative health professionals are all good resources for natural remedies. Trouble is, most doctors just don't go there. We must seek this help if we want it!
Let's go deeper
Whole, natural, fresh food is filled with prana or chi (the life force). It feeds our "spirit" as well as our body. But today we process the "life" out of it (click here, then scroll to and click on "The Flow of Prana"), we separate the wholeness of natural food and take the "sweet" remnants. We overcook it, we eat it too quickly (losing much of the enjoyment of life) and we unwisely combine foods that don't belong together. By manipulating cows from their very conception to their full lives as milk machines we've bludgeoned our dairy products until they cause health problems instead of giving us their healthful blessings.
We willingly place synthetic, chemical formulations into our mouths when we take pharmaceutical or even over-the-counter drugs. (We know that sometimes taking pharmaceutical drugs is a must, but we are speaking in general here. Perhaps by living in natural balance we wouldn't have to come to be living pharmaceutical lifestyles).
When stated plainly like that, it sounds pretty bad, and we have to ask ourselves, "How did we come to this"? There are many answers. One answer is, "little by little, step by step".
Another answer is that we have been "sold" this way of eating through modern advertising. We were sold things that were "convenient" to manufacture and store for long periods (canned, processed). We were sold things that tasted good to us like white bread and other de-natured grains. We were sold "large and pretty" fruits and vegetables that were forced to super-size by over-fertilization using synthetic-based minerals. We were sold fast foods that, again, tasted good, but contain overloads of unhealthy sugars, fats and synthetic ingredients. Little by little, step by step.
This kind of thing is going to take its toll on us. We didn't see it coming because over decades we've "eased" into this unhealthy way of living and eating. Is it really any wonder why our digestive tracts are having problems? Is it a surprise that brand new "diseases" keep popping up? How big a part does the stress of a fast paced life play?
We don't pretend to have the final answer, but we believe there is a healthy way to live in balance with nature. There is a way to live in harmony with it. Food is a great part of that. We truly are what we eat. We suggest a paced and constant study of this whole matter if you don't do it already. It's actually quite fun!
It all reminds me of a Guindon cartoon my wife pasted on our refrigerator. An elderly couple are standing in an aisle in a grocery store. The wife is holding a package and reading the label to her husband who stands passively with his hands on the shopping cart. She says to him, "I don't trust natural. People die all the time from natural causes." Good example of the wrong understanding!
Our Western society has lost our healthy balance gradually and we can regain it in the same way! Take your own steps now to move back toward the intended balance that nature offers. We can get ourselves healthy again in the same way we became unhealthy, little by little, step by step!
If you are afflicted with any of the above diseases we do believe we can help.
We know all this information may be a bit much to take in if you're hearing it for the first time. For more information on how eliminating the systemic Candida can help you now -click here for the Candida home page
Other sites about Candida Yeast Infections:
For the science hungry! Learn more and develop a better understanding of the science. Click here for the Sequencing of Candida Albicans at the Stanford Genome Technology Center.
Candida albicans is one of the most commonly encountered human pathogens, causing a wide variety of infections... read the full study here
Male Yeast Infection
Female Yeast Infection
or, just go to Google and type in any words you're interested in: whole foods, organic eating, healthy eating, vegetarian eating, etc.!
************** Please be aware that we are not licensed doctors, nurses, nutritional consultants or health care professionals. We are simply individuals who care about health and wellness and we are sharing our own experiences and thoughts with you! These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. ****************