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Do you experience gas and bloating, brain fog, muscle aches and pains, and fatigue? Did you know these symptoms might be caused by a very common yeast organism found in the human body called Candida albicans? Candida overgrowth is a condition that can lead to any number of symptoms and ailments. Although many Americans suffer from this widespread condition, it is often overlooked due to the refusal of mainstream medicine to fully acknowledge candida overgrowth as a cause of more serious health issues.

The Candida Self-Test

Print this page to answer each question below. If you score 3 or higher, there is a chance that you are suffering from candida overgrowth, or Candidiasis.

1. Do you experience regular fatigue and/or muscle aches and pains?

YES (   )  NO (   )  (YES = 1 NO = 0)  _____

2. Do you have food sensitivities or food allergies?

YES (   )  NO (   )  (YES = 1 NO = 0)  _____

3. Have you experienced nail fungus, athlete’s foot or jock itch?

YES (   )  NO (   )  (YES = 1 NO = 0)  _____

4. Do you have recurrent vaginal yeast overgrowth?

YES (   )  NO (   )  (YES = 1 NO = 0)  _____

5. Have you taken broad-spectrum antibiotics, even once in your life?

YES (   )  NO (   )  (YES = 1 NO = 0)  _____

6. Do you crave sugar?

YES (   )  NO (   )  (YES = 1 NO = 0)  _____

7. Do you commonly have gas and bloating?

YES (   )  NO (   )  (YES = 1 NO = 0)  _____

8. Do you crave bread, pasta, etc. (and similar foods made with refined white flour)?

YES (   )  NO (   )  (YES = 1 NO = 0)  _____

9. Have you taken birth control pills for 6 months or longer?
     
YES (   )  NO (   )  (YES = 1 NO = 0)  _____

10. Do you experience brain fog?

YES (   )  NO (   )  (YES = 1 NO = 0)  _____

Total Score  ____

STEPS TO ADDRESS CANDIDIASIS

1. IDENTIFY AND TREAT.
Use an effective, natural herbal cleansing formula to treat Candida and parasites.

2. CHANGE YOUR DIET.
Avoid alcohol, caffeine, chocolate, dairy products, sugar, and foods that are high in carbohydrates.

3. INCREASE FIBER INTAKE.
When adding more fiber to your diet, be sure to consume a healthy balance of approximately 75% insoluble fiber to 25% soluble (water-soluble) fiber.

4. REPLACE INTESTINAL FLORA.
Maintain a healthy bacteria balance in the digestive tract with a daily probiotic supplement that includes Acidophilus and Bifidobacteria.

5. AVOID RAW VEGETABLES.
Eat lightly steamed vegetables, fish, and lean protein.

6. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER.
Drink at least half your body weight in ounces of purified water each day (For example, a 120-pound person would require 60 ounces of water daily).

7. TRY COLON HYDROTHERAPY.
In contrast to a traditional enema, colon hydrotherapy involves repeated infusions of filtered, warm water into the colon to help tone the bowel and promote healthy elimination.

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6 Comments for Are You Suffering from Candida?

Shalonda | September 25, 2010 at 9:54 pm

I am in the process of purchasing both Candigone and Paragone. Can Renew or someone tell me which one to use first? (My guess is Paragone.) I plan to use the zyme caps also.

I have suffered from constipation half my life and I am doing Cleanse Smart now. I also have chronic fatigue with a white tongue.

Amanda | March 21, 2011 at 10:57 pm

hi,

I am doing the candi gone candida cleanse. i am going to do it for 3 months and change my diet. I have a serve case of candida. I have had problems since birth. how do I know when and if the candida is gone

Please help

Author comment by tfritz | March 22, 2011 at 9:59 am

Hi Amanda,

First of all, if you suffer from symptoms of Candida, which can be many, if the Candida is under control, those symptoms will subside. You will simply begin to feel better. There are tests you can do to detect Candida overgrowth, too. A Comprehensive Stool Analysis (CSA) can help detect dysbiosis, as well as Candida overgrowth. This stool test can be ordered from http://www.labtestingdirect.com, and done in the comfort of your home. You then send the sample to the lab, and receive the results in a few weeks.

Brandon | April 3, 2011 at 9:46 pm

Thanks for sharing your insight. Quick question: How can I increase my fiber intake while avoiding foods that are high in carbohydrates? For example, I recently added old-fashioned oatmeal to my breakfast, in order to get more fiber. But oatmeal is also fairly high in carbs. Is it the simple carbohydrates I should mostly avoid, like bread and pasta? Thanks for your help.

kari | April 22, 2011 at 2:39 am

@ Amanda, I used Genova labs via my acupuncturist, did the fungal, bacterial and parasite panel which is very comprehensive. I had always thought I had candida as I respond really well to a strict candida diet and have had endless candida symptoms most of my life. If I did the ‘do you have candida’ test, 9 out of 10 answers would be a yes. Well, we were surprised by my test results 0 yeast, 0 parasites, but that I had SYSTEMIC klebsiella pneumoniae (HIGH levels), which is an antibiotic resistant bacteria (MRSA). Then we did the hair test for heavy metals which came back HIGH levels of antimony and cadmium. Never would have guessed, but thankfully after over 20 years of being SICK, I FINALLY found the root of my chronic immune system disfunction; heavy metals poisoning. I just began the heavy metals detox and within 2 hours of the night time formula and feeling it at work. Looking forward to a healthy future! I will have to retest to really know if it’s all gone after months of very focused, intentional cleansing.

Amanda | May 23, 2011 at 6:50 pm

Hi,

I have been detoxing for 2 full months strict candida diet. I finished the detox because I didn’t have any symptoms of yeast coming out of my body and started yeast management pill and a pro biotic and then it seem to come back full force again. I thought the yeast management and pro biotic were suppose to keep it from coming back. I didn’t eat anything I wasn’t suppose too. I have been eating lots of veg’s and meat. I am constantly hungry all the time. I never feel full. Does this mean the detox didn’t work? what do I do now? I have struggled with this since I was on birth control as a teenager (15). Do I have to wait a month and redo it over?

Please help I don’t understand what I did wrong?

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