I was personally diagnosed with Candida in 1996. Yeast infections, reduced immune function and a very hyper sensitivity to fragrances had me feeling ill all the time.
I was first introduced to the concept of Candida, it’s pervasiveness and how most medical professionals do not address this health concern at a local lecture given by pediatrician Linda P. Rodriguez, M.D. The symptoms and personal health history she described had me fit the profile of someone who had Candida. My recovery took 4 months. I made changes, I stuck with the rigor of the diet restrictions and I used my supplements as was suggested. I got well.
In those days high quality probiotics (acidopholus/bifidus aka friendly bacteria ) was unheard of. Products were expensive, required refrigeration, were often outdated and mishandled. No one could guarantee live beneficial bacteria past manufacturing, as a matter fact only one company today can make that claim. Many confused supplemental probiotics with the benefical enzymes found in yogurt. Yogurt companies forgot to tell you that these friendly bacteria were destroyed by the acids of the stomach. Not much good if your restorative friendly bacteria source was from eating yogurt. The goal once a high quality probiotic is encapsulated is that the beneficial enzymes have to withstand any heat, light, air and the acid of the stomach. Additionally it also has to go to the right place in the colon. Once there it has to deliver the good stuff – the good guys. The much needed friendly bacteria can then multiply and conquer the bad guys.
Not only does Candida benefit from this product/pearl so do many digestive health disorders. I believe all health starts with the colon, if it’s toxic, congested or loaded with Candida – this effects the rest of our health.
*If you have a history of:
Antibiotic usage , especially broad spectrum drugs
Birth control pills or steroids
Mood swings or irritability
Cravings for sweets, breads and alchohol
Problems in moldy areas or on muggy days
Sensitivity to perfumes, chemical odors, etc.
Being really bothered by tobacco smoke
Athletes foot, fungus infections of nails and skin
Are an infant with:
Diaper rash that is worse in the skin folds
Thrush or white patches on the inner cheeks of the mouth
A white coated tongue
Excessive genital touching
Frequent ear infections
Have children with:
Thickly – coated or patchy, white tongue
Red ring around anus or rectal area
Itchy genital area leading to frequent touching
A chronic hair or foot odor
Bloated abdomen and bowel complaints
Frequent infections particularly of the ears and tonsils
Muscle aches and weaknesses
Or are an adolescents or an adult with:
Frequent fatigue, lethargy and drowsiness
Frequent feelings of “spaciness”
Inability to make decisions
Bloating, belching, or intestinal gas
Muscle aches and weakness
Recurrent skin problems
Pain and or swelling in joints
Loss of interest in sex
Endometriosis or infertility
Prostatis or impotance
Anxiety attacks or frequent crying
Mucus in stools
Constipation and /or diarrhea
Excessive vaginal discharge or itching
Burning or white coated tongue
Rash or blisters in mouth
Dizziness/loss of balance /incoordination
Pain or tightness in your chest
Spots in front of your eyes
You may have Candida.
Specific yeast reduction preparations, diet restrictions, supplement recommendations and tips on creating a non – toxic environment are available by appointment.
Please call 708.482.0678 to schedule a nutrition consultation.