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Candida or Thrush?

Candida or Thrush

This is a very common condition but by using essential oils for women it can be controlled.  Candida naturally occurs in the body as an aid to digestion but when there is an overgrowth of the microorganism it causes the symptoms of itch, discharge and smell.

It is very annoying, inconvenient and, worse, it can lead to more serious infections of the bladder and the cervix.  It can also take its toll on your emotions and lead to depression.  It needs to be treated.

Candida can last in the body for many years, undetected.  It can affect many bodily systems if left untreated and can be very difficult to eradicate.  If you have candida it’s best to do something about it sooner rather than later.

How do you know if your body has Candida?

# 1

This simple, at home, test can indicate if you have Candida.

My Body Fluids – The Spit Test! – Looking for yeast infection.

We know this is NOT an accurate scientific test BUT it IS a real INDICATION of the density of your fluids which can harbor micro organisms and could  possibly be a symptom of irritable bowel syndrome.

You heard it right – – this is a spit test.
The best time to do this test is the first thing in the morning as soon as you wake up. Before you rinse, spit, or put anything in your mouth, go get a glass of water (in a clear glass). Now build up a bunch of saliva (just mouth saliva, do not cough up anything) and spit it into the glass of water. Observe what happens.
The saliva will float. That is OK and normal. If within 15 minutes you see thin projections extending downward into the water, it is a positive sign for candida. The projections may look like hair, or small strings, like a jelly fish or spider legs, moving down into the water from the saliva floating on the top. Other positive indications might be very “cloudy” saliva that will sink to the bottom of the glass within a few minutes or particles that slowly sink or suspend below the saliva glob. What you are seeing are colonies of yeast which band together to form the strings.

All sugars and foods containing sugar need to be eliminated from your diet as the Candida yeast feeds on sugar.  Any foods which convert to sugar also have to be removed from your diet.  So caffeine, alcohol, white flour, sugar, condiments, sauces, processed foods all need to go.  At least until the infection is cleared up.

Essential Oils Recipe for Candida

The best thing to relieve the symptoms of Candida is yogurt and essential oils inserted into the vagina.
Only use pure, unpasteurised, whole milk yogurt with acidophilus culture and no preservatives or additives.

Add 5 drops each of Chamomile German, Lavender and Tea Tree to 100 g yogurt and stir well.
Keep in the fridge until needed.
Now you need to insert some of this mixture every day.
The further in the better.  Keep doing this until the symptoms are gone.

# 2

Checklist for Candida Albicans

This test is reviewing the signs and symptoms to determine if you have Candida Albicans yeast infection Overgrowth.

Candida Albicans yeast infection Overgrowth, Candida Overgrowth (CO) symptoms are so numerous and seemingly unrelated that they can be confusing to both doctor and patient. The majority of people who have CO do not realise they have it until they become seriously ill. Why? Because candida yeast not only steals nutrients from the food that you eat, it then poisons the tissues with waste material containing over 75 known toxins. Candida albicans is linked, directly or indirectly, to the following list of conditions and symptoms. A “symptom” is an outward sign that points to a deeper problem.

Review the 80 likely symptoms listed below to see if any apply to you.
Give yourself ONE POINT for each of those which you have had persistently (for a month or longer, either currently or at anytime in the past).

Digestive Troubles

  • Bad Breath
  • Gas/Bloating
  • Indigestion
  • Diarrohea
  • Constipation
  • Intestinal Pain
  • Low Blood Sugar
  • Food / sugar cravings
  • Mouth or stomach ulcers
  • Allergies (Air or Food)
  • Food Sensitivities
  • Heartburn
  • Dry Mouth
  • Receding Gums
  • Haemorrhoids, rectal itch
  • Irritable bowel
Behavioural

  • Anti-social Behaviour
  • Suicidal Tendencies
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety, high strung
Skin & Joint Problems

  • Thrush, Diaper Rash
  • Acne, Skin Rash or Hives
  • Dry Skin & Itching
  • Finger, toe or foot Fungus
  • Athlete’s Foot
  • Liver Spots
  • Water Retention
  • Joint Pain
  • Muscle Aches
  • Numbness
Troubles

  • Hyperactivity
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Lack of Impulse Control
Female Problems

  • Infertility
  • Vaginal Yeast Infection
  • Menstrual Problems
  • PMS Symptoms
  • Bladder Infections
  • Endometriosis
  • No Sex Drive
  • Hormonal Imbalance
  • Iron Deficiency
Mental & Emotional

  • Dizziness,
  • Mental Fogginess, (Confused, spaced-out, blank stares, day dreaming)
  • Inability to Concentrate (Having to re-read the same thing twice)
  • Poor memory (Where are my car keys? or, Why did I come into this room?)
  • Mood Swings,
  • Headaches
Immune Problems

  • Lethargic/Laziness
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Asthma, Hay Fever
  • Colds & Flu
  • Puffy Eyes
  • Respiratory Problems
  • Chemical Sensitivity
  • Epstein Barr Virus
  • Adrenal/Thyroid Failure
  • Cold/Shaky
  • Ear Infections
  • Chronic sore throat
  • Post nasal drip
  • Hair Loss
  • Stuffed sinus (sinusitis)
  • Overweight
  • Underweight
  • Diabetes
  • Burning Eyes
  • Premature Ageing
  • Autism

YOUR ADDED SCORE IS _____ (one point per symptom)

0-4 points – Indicates variations of normal living (unless persistent and severe).
5-9 Points – Indicates a Clear Pattern shows likely development of CO dysbiosis.
10 or more – Indicates Strong Pattern and almost certain CO dysbiosis.


 # 3 – your stool

This test allows you to understand what causes loose or hard stools as well as the differences.image


CONSTIPATION (tight, stagnant)

  • Type 1: Separate hard lumps, like nuts (hard to pass)
  • Type 2: Sausage-shaped, but lumpy

NORMAL HEALTHY

  • Type 3: Sausage/banana-like but with cracks on its surface
  • Type 4: BEST is Sausage/banana/snake-like, smooth and soft

DIARRHEA (trending loose)

  • Type 5: Soft blobs with clear cut edges (passed easily)
  • Type 6: Fluffy pieces with ragged edges, mushy, pudding-like
  • Type 7: Watery, no solid pieces, or entirely liquid.

The Bristol Stool Form Scale or Bristol Stool Chart is a seven group classification of the form that appears upon defecation of human feces. It was developed by Dr. K. Hering at the University of Bristol and was first published in the Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology in 1997.1. The form of the stool depends on the time it spends in the colon. Although not an exact science, the scale is used to help a physician recognize stool patterns for the purpose of diagnosing digestive conditions and as a research tool to evaluate the effectiveness of treatments for various diseases of the bowel, as well as a clinical communication aid.[2]

    References:

  • 1. Lewis SJ, Heaton KW (1997). “Stool form scale as a useful guide to intestinal transit time”. Scand. J. Gastroenterol. 32 (9): 920–4. doi:10.3109/00365529709011203.PMID 9299672.
  • 2 Ackley, Betty J.; Ladwig, Gail B. (2013). Nursing Diagnosis Handbook, An Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care,10: Nursing Diagnosis Handbook. Elsevier Health Sciences. p. 240. ISBN 9780323085496.