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There is probably more misinformation about candida than almost anything I can think of. I have been researching and working with candida sufferers for over 26 years and in that time I have tried every herb, diet and antifungal available and most often they bring only temporary relief only to have the symptoms return later on, often with a greater intensity.
The reason for this confusion is that there are actually two separate candida issues. The first is what we call localized yeast overgrowth. This occurs in the digestive tract and the genital- urinary region. In these cases herbal combinations, antifungal agents, and so-called yeast free diets may have some effect. The second form of yeast overgrowth is what we call systemic candidiasis. This is where the yeast has migrated out of the digestive tract in into the soft tissues of the body. When this occurs 90 percent of all the dietary and supplement recommendations are ineffective. This is simply because they can no longer reach the sites where the candida is thriving. Oftentimes people will use what they believe is the ultimate diet along with herbal supplements and even antifungal agents and get significant results. These are almost always temporary however because as soon as they stop using the supplements and return to a normal healthy diet, their symptoms return slowly and soon they are as bad or worse off than before. This is because the yeast is migrating back to the intestinal tract from other locations.
You often hear about special foods to avoid and there are many dietary recommendations out there, each claiming to be the ultimate candida diet. Unfortunately there is no dietary solution once the yeast overgrowth has become systemic. Let’s look at this logically; if the standard American diet was the cause of this problem, 90 percent of all Americans would have this problem! They don’t. There are temporary benefits from avoiding certain foods as far as reducing the severity of symptoms of candida while proceeding to eliminate the systemic part of the problem. Changing your diet to greatly reduce sugary foods and white flour products will help with symptoms even though these changes will not ultimately solve the problem. Changing your diet can be of benefit on a temporary basis so understanding the foods to avoid such as concentrated sugars and starches can be of benefit. These changes can be a first step in a total program to beating candida, but if it is systemic it is only a first step.
The program we developed for assisting the body in eliminating excess yeast overgrowth has helped thousands of suffers, but the total program must be completed. Beating candida is not that difficult even if it has become systemic. The real key in solving this problem is the use of liquid oral oxygen supplements!
Let’s take a look at some of the signs that candida has become systemic throughout the body. Increasing fatigue, together with headaches, insomnia and even mood swings are often common. Gastro-intestinal disturbances such as bloating and gas, abdominal pain, and bowel disturbances can be common. Many systemic sufferers also experience dizziness, allergy-like issues such as itching skin, red, itchy eyes and rashes. If the yeast has crossed the blood/brain barrier memory problems, irritability, insomnia, mood swings and even depression can be common. Weight gain is also another factor for many suffering from systemic yeast overgrowth. As it continues to multiply it slows the metabolism often causing weight gain.
Another problem with the recommended diets is they often cause the individual to lose large amounts of weight even to the point where they become malnourished and underweight. Those suffering from candida often have urinary infections. If they are significant, antibiotics are frequently used, which is one of the major reasons for the overgrowth in the first place. Oral thrush is the result of a suppressed immune system, usually from prolonged candida overgrowth or some other immune suppressing disorder. If all other possible causes have been explored and eliminated, and is likely being caused by an internal overgrowth. The sinus region is a common site for yeast excess yeast and can cause sinus congestions & infections and is often one of the more stubborn locations to control. As you can see there are a lot of potential symptoms that can be related to this problem.
The most common causes of systemic yeast overgrowth include the use and abuse of antibiotics for such things as acne, staph infections and other bacterial problems. These conditions often require prolonged antibiotic use and the longer this goes on the more likely they will cause a candida explosion. Steroid drugs are also a major problem as they also suppress healthy bacteria allowing the candida to explosively multiply. Birth control medications, used for long periods are also a common cause of the overgrowth. Localized yeast infections can be transmitted sexually from person to person as well. If left unchecked, these local issues have the ability to become systemic over time.
Immune suppression is another major factor. Chronic illnesses can suppress immune function over time. Long term infections also play a role in depleting immunity. Environmental substances that can be found everywhere can also suppress immune function. Even Chlorine in our water supply can be a negative factor. Our program uses a multi-faceted immune support formula that not only helps strengthen the immune system but also supports immune health.
Stress can be a major factor when it comes to the central nervous system and yeast issues. Likewise excess stress in life can suppress immune function and make it more difficult for the body to control yeast overgrowth. Nutrients that support the stress response cycle such as herbal extracts and the B-complex vitamins can be helpful in supporting the adrenal glands.
The program we have developed addresses both local and systemic yeast issues and does not require the strict unhealthy diets to be successful. By oxygenating the tissues of the body the candida can be safely and effectively eliminated by the body itself. Oxygenation of the soft tissues has been the “missing link” in successfully eliminating yeast overgrowth – until now. Our program combines dietary restrictions where necessary, nutritional support for the immune system and the adrenal system as well as the re-implantation of healthy bacterial with specialized probiotics. The major difference is the use of natural oxygenation supplements and that makes the difference between actually eliminating the problem as opposed to just covering symptoms.
Recently Dr Oz aired a program on yeast overgrowth in the body. This is amazing since the mainstream medical profession has all but ignored this problem. He brought out how this yeast overgrowth is a major problem and can affect perhaps hundreds of thousands of people. The Dr. Oz show has reached millions and should raise the awareness of this near epidemic problem. The program pointed out how anti-biotic abuse destroys the beneficial bacteria in the body, which in turn allows the yeast to explosively multiply. The spit test for yeast as outlined on the show can be effective but is often a false positive.
Dr. Elizabeth Boham, is pioneering medical acknowledgement in the yeast awareness. Dr. Boham uses the spit test exclusively, which can produce false positive results. Testing for overgrowth should be conducted by the use of systemic yeast symptoms.
Understanding Candida Symptoms
The interesting thing about yeast overgrowth is that it can cause a multitude of symptoms, which can vary, depending on the individual. Genetic weaknesses, heredity, other health issues, age, sex and length of time with candida overgrowth can all be contributing factors. We have been gathering data for over 26 years from many thousands of sufferers and while no specific pattern has been established, we do know many of the symptoms that repeat themselves from person to person. We have grouped them by common denominator so that you may better understand the far reaching potential that systemic candida can produce.
Gastro-Intestinal symptoms can include craving for sugary foods and alcohol, white coating on the tongue, often called yeasty tongue, bleeding gums, mucus in the throat, acid-like reflux, indigestion, gas, bloating, cramping and either constipation or diarrhea. These symptoms can be signs of either a localized overgrowth in the digestive tract or part of a larger problem that has taken over the soft tissues.
Systemic symptoms often include hyperactivity, drowsiness, weight gain or weight loss, low libido, acne, cysts, hives and other allergic reactions, fungus of the nails and skin, athlete’s foot, metallic taste in the mouth, bad breath, sinus congestion, post-nasal drip, sinusitis, asthma, itchy eyes, blurred vision, bags under the eyes, ringing in the ears, and localized vaginal or penile yeast infections. These symptoms can vary from person to person. You may not necessarily have all of these symptoms at the same time. Some may come and go, only to be replaced by others. In general, the longer a person has had symptoms the more severe they can become.
Symptoms of candida overgrowth that has crossed the blood/brain barrier include energy levels depleted, brain fog, irritability, anger, dizziness, depression, crying spells, panic attacks, poor coordination, and sensitivity to light. Many people have described the feeling like “having a helmet over their head” or “feeling separated from the outside world”. Others describe the sensations of slowing of time or poor short term memory. As the organism proliferates into the soft tissues of the body, it then migrates back to the digestive tract so even if you were successful in killing it off initially.
The metabolism of the organism is such that it can affect virtually every system within the body. In addition, by-products of its metabolism can produce a variety of chemicals that in turn affect the internal chemistry of the body. The digestive system, the immune system, and even the endocrine system with its vast array of hormones, can all be adversely affected by significant overgrowth.
Adult-onset allergies are often a result of an over-active immune system, which has been continually stimulated by the yeast organism. As the immune system becomes more hyper-sensitive, it starts to respond to otherwise normal substances in the environment. This produces sensitivities to such things as perfumes, tobacco smoke, household cleaners and other common substances.
If you have been noticing a cluster of these symptoms and have been told by your doctor that your tests are normal and they can’t find anything to cause them, it is very likely that a systemic yeast issues may be to blame. Keep in mind that there is no definitive test for systemic candida. Antibody tests are always positive since we all have the candida albicans organism in our digestive system. The “spit test” can be either accurate or in many cases, very inaccurate, giving false positive or worse yet false negative readings. We know that excess sugar and sugar forming foods place physical stress upon the body. Keep in mind that excess insulin production as a result of constant glucose or sugar ingestion is the single greatest contributor to premature aging.
Genital-urinary issues are common in both men and women with localized or systemic candida. In addition to the obvious vaginal yeast infection or jock itch, it can cause recurring UTI’s Cystitis, menstrual irregularities and inflammations of the bladder. Hormone disturbances can also cause sexual dysfunction in both men and women. Repeated urinary issues often result in multiple rounds of antibiotics, furthering the problem.
Other situations that can either suppress or over-stimulate the immune system would include excess copper in the diet, especially from heavy metal sources, mercury fillings, excess chlorine from water supply and repeated antibiotic use. These factors, while not actually causing the problem can weaken immune response, making it more difficult for your body to defend itself from the yeast overgrowth and prevent it from getting and keeping it under control on its own.
Once the yeast is under control, we then use immune support formulas and Full Spectrum supplements to keep the body well. Treating symptoms is like using aspirin for a headache. If the cause is not addressed the headache only returns. Our program is cause driven and is designed to help support the body in the elimination of this problem and not simply attempt to control the symptoms over and over again.
The Candida Symptoms Can Worsen
The longer the candida organism lives systemically in the body, the greater number of symptoms can develop. The Classic symptoms that can often worsen over time include digestive disturbances, diarrhea and/or constipation or altering between the two, tingling of the hands and feet, vaginal discharge, repeated vaginal yeast infections, headaches, a feeling of being disconnected with the environment, a spacey out of touch feeling, fatigue, excessive sleeping or insomnia alternating, adult onset allergies, sensitivity to smells all of which seem to worsen the longer the problem persists. Since the symptoms can vary from person to person, it is important to understand that there can be potentially hundreds of symptoms linked to yeast overgrowth.
The Natural Candida Program That Works!
If all these common methods are ineffective in eliminating systemic candida, what can be done? After over 26 years of working with candida sufferers, we have found a program that actually destroys and eliminates it wherever it is within the body. Our program is safe, effective and very easy to do. Unlike other home treatments our natural program is not invasive and is very pleasant to take. The all-natural Oxy Flush takes between 6 and 7 weeks to complete and supports the body in the elimination of the problem.
What About Die Off?
Many people are concerned about what is called die off. This occurs when you kill off the candida faster than your body can effectively eliminate it. This is not in any way dangerous, but it can, in some people, produce unpleasant side effects including headache, nausea, diarrhea, and fatigue. Since our Oxy supplement is buffered it is very gentle and easy on the system. If the die off become severe however, which is rare, we can simply slow down the program from the normal 6 weeks and extend it to 8 or even 10 weeks. This will eliminate any uncomfortable issues.
The Answer to Systemic Candida
Understand that you probably didn’t develop a systemic yeast problem overnight and if it has become systemic, common drugs like Diflucan, Nystatin and even the probiotic Threelac with have little or no effect on the systemic portion of your condition. Diflucan and Nystatin work on yeast overgrowth in the intestinal area and to a lesser extent, on localized vaginal problems, but when the yeast becomes systemic the drugs, herbs, diet changes and even probiotics are relatively worthless. After 26 years helping those suffering I can assure you that with time, even the most stubborn cases can be eliminated through the use of our natural oxygenated aloe Vera Flush Program. Let us help you today!
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