Candida is a living microorganism that can transform from yeast to a fungus as it seeks the opportunity to propagate. It is commonly found in the digestive system; however, it can also be found in any number of areas throughout the body. Candida can grow to a plant-like form and break through the intestinal walls and help the yeast drive through the bloodstream. It releases toxic by-products which are the root cause of literally hundreds of common conditions in the body. Candida is present in about 90% of the population, however majority of us have no idea.Β 

Candida develops after using antibiotics by killing off the bad bacteria but also the healthy, good bacteria. Once it develops, it thrives in an acidic environment. An acidic environment is formed when you consume more acidic foods compared to alkaline foods. Acidic foods include processed and refined foods such as sugar, carbohydrates (white flour), soft drinks and alcohol. When you consume a large amount of these you are feeding the overgrowth of candida.

When candida starts to flourish it can negatively affect the brain, the immune system, skin (causing acne), the colon, bladder, and the functionality of the liver. There are a wide variety of common symptoms that can vary from person to person.

The symptoms include:

  • Acne!
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle aches and weakness
  • Joint pains
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Recurrent urinary infections
  • Irritable bowel
  • Tightness in the chest
  • Immune problems
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Bloating, belching, gas
  • Prostate problems
  • Indigestion or heartburn
  • Nasal congestion or drip

And many, many, many more!!

These are very common symptoms that can be present for many different reasons other than just candida. One thing I learnt a long time ago was not to self diagnose myself by searching on the internet and comparing the symptoms to my own. This would usually put me in a panic mode and I would literally freak out thinking I had something wrong with me simply because the internet said certain symptoms led to an illness.

Instead, you can try this simple home test to discover the severity of your candida and the best way to get rid of it.