Candida is a negative yeast infection affecting both men and women and can appear in any part of the body such as the underarms, the nails, the mouth, the genitals (including the vagina and the penis) and between the toes. Mouth thrush is where small lesions appear inside the mouth and on the tongue. White patches or cottage-cheese-like lumps appear on the tongue. Mouth thrush is often caused by a weakened immune system so the young and the elderly are at risk. Other variations include nail fungus, penile and the most common vaginal yeast infections. 50 to 75% of all women will have a vaginal yeast infection (often called thrush) during their lifetime. If the level of acidity in the vagina decreases, then too much yeast growth can be the cause.
Are you feeling heavy, sluggish, have mental dullness, fluid retention or excess mucous? You may well have an overgrowth of candida, a yeast-like fungi in the body.
A healthy digestive system has ample 'Lactobacillus acidophilus', as well as other intestinal micro-organisms which are indispensible to proper nutrient absorption.
It is normal to have some candida present in the digestive tract. High levels of candida exist in individuals with weak immune systems.
Candida may also appear on any part of the body ie under arms, the nails, the mouth, genitals (vagina and penis) and between the toes.
Did you know that one of the main factors contributing to most candida proliferation and degeneration of digestive strength is the use of massive and/or repeated doses of broad spectrum antibiotics. These drugs kill off all micro-organisims in the digestive tract - including the favourable ones - and prepares a fertile environment for the growth of yeasts and fungi.
So if you have chronic tiredness and other symptoms, see below, perhaps you can source your troubles back to the use of antibiotics.
There are other ways to add to the load:
Those little creatures that live within us all... eeewwwhhh yuuuccckkk you say...
What is a parasite?
An organism (animal or plant) which lives in or on another organism (its host) and benefits by deriving nutrients at the other's expense, ie gets food or protection from it.
Did you know that various parasites infect a major percentage of our population?
And, that the most common types of parasites include pinworms, roundworms and tapeworms, which proliferate in a mucous laden digestive tract.
In my April Monthly Newsletter we were talking about the flow within. Another fluid that flows from our body is tears.
So what compound is found in onions that brings tears to the eyes?