Candida

Many of my clients come to me overwhelmed by health symptoms which are not helped by conventional medicine and are certainly not seen to be be caused by overgrowth of Candida.

Candidiasis has always been of interest to Naturopaths but the science and treatment of candida has changed and become much more effective and manageable over recent years.

Candida is a yeast, present in the gut amongst millions of other micro flora – some of which are beneficial and some not – Candida only becomes a problem when there is overgrowth and penetration of the gut wall into the blood stream causing a whole myriad of systemic symptoms.

Common symptoms include the following:

  • Digestive problems – bloating – irregular bowel movements – gas
  • Fungal skin infections
  • Vaginal thrush
  • Itchy ears/throat
  • Mental fogginess
  • Depression
  • Tiredness
  • Anxiety
  • Low energy
  • Joint pains

A few years ago, we would be recommending starving the yeasts with months of exclusion diet which was often deficient in nutrients and caused worsening of symptoms with ‘die off”.

Treatment now focuses on making the gut more healthy – using nutrients, enzymes, pro biotics as well as natural anti – fungals to repair ‘ leaky gut’, balance gut flora, boost gut immunity, support elimination and liver detoxification.

A healthy less restictive diet ensures optimum nutrition and helps compliance.

Treatment is usually effective after 2 -3 months.

Stress management and maintaining a healthy diet is all essential to long term management.

Stool Test for Candida Diagnosis and individual treatment protocol £61.00

 

I have suffered from bouts of very delibitating Candida for about 7 years. I have spoken to my doctor on many occasions and he hasn’t been able to help me. I have spent a fortune on herbal products which ease the symptoms but they always return. Candida is not widely understood and therefore often goes untreated or misdiagnosed as ME. When I met Glenys I was feeling so ill so frequently that I thought I may have ME. The symptoms include headaches, nausea, swollen glands, a sore mouth, a metal taste and upset stomach combined with extreme tiredness. A candida attack can last anything from 2 days to over a week. Glenys has a wealth of knowledge about Candida and was able to come up with a diagnosis. I immediately stopped feeling like a hypochondriac. Glenys really listened. Her prescription of herbal medication and diet advise has held the Candida at bay for many months now and I can not say how much that has changed my life.

Alyson Price