Symptoms of Candida are fatigue, muddle-headedness, confusion, inability to find the right word, no co-ordination, poor memory, pre-menstrual tension, bloating, irritability, depression, anxiety, headaches, muscle and joint pain, bloating, wind, itching or burning in anus, Hiatus hernias, indigestion, spastic colon, constipation, diarrhoea, irritable bowel syndrome, movement in the intestines, sexual difficulties, lack of libido, Vaginitis, cystitis, fungal infection of nails, Athletes foot, Prostatitis, frequent and chronic thrush, skin rashes, itchy skin, skin blisters, Psoriasis, Uticaria, Eczema, acne, lethargy, Infertility, low sperm count, bad breath, red crusty eye lids, Ringworm, mood swings, chemical sensitivity, Allergies, Asthma, Insomnia, smelly feet, water blisters on hands or feet that itch, pop and peel.
Cravings for – sugar, pickles, alcohol, sweet foods, bread.
Reactions to – chemicals, fumes, perfumes, insecticides.
You may find quite a few of the symptoms apply to you, other factors which may contribute to a Candida problem are an excess use of anti-biotics over your lifetime, consuming excessive red meat, altered hormone levels due to the pill, pregnancy or steroid drugs, a history of taking cortisone, a diet high in sugar, a weakened immune system, Hyperglycaemia, Chemotherapy, Irradiation or prolonged illness.
The ways to fight the Candida are to change your diet and starve it, repopulate the bowel with the good bacteria (Lactobacillus Acidophilus), build up the immune system, minimize or eliminate immune suppressive drugs, antibiotics, cortisone and oral contraceptives.
Take supplements to strengthen the body and a natural anti-fungal agent, ie. Caprylic Acid, to kill the fungus which will help speed up the process but will only work if done in conjunction with the diet. It may take up to 2 weeks before you start to feel the difference, be patient and you will feel your energy levels improve, your mind will be clearer, you will feel more emotionally stable and you will have a general revitalization and a feeling of wellbeing.
What is important to remember is the more you put in the more you will get out.