More Information on Candida

Estimates now suggest that up to 25% of the population may suffer from yeast related problems - both men and women. From speaking to family and friends it certainly appears to affect a great number of people.

Candida overgrowth - also known as yeast infection or simply 'Candida' - is a condition that affects millions of people worldwide and causes symptoms such as chronic fatigue, skin rashes, recurring vaginal yeast infections, or digestive problems. From my own personal experience the reason I knew I had a problem was that the skin between my toes on my right foot would peel, and between my little toe it would become quite thick. The nail on my big toe also showed signs of the problem. Despite the fact that many conventional doctors still deny its existence, public awareness of Candida overgrowth has continued to grow.

Candida yeast infection usually occurs in individuals with an overgrowth of an intestinal organism called Candida albicans due to an unhealthy diet high in sugar, prolonged stress, or overuse of broad-spectrum antibiotics. Over the years I would occasionally visit the doctor and he would prescribe various lotions and potions and in 2009 he finally prescribed antibiotics. Nothing would have any effect on the problem and after a while it would clear up naturally, only to re-appear a little while later. Once the Candida albicans overwhelms the healthy bacteria in your gut, it can negatively affect your health in numerous ways. From the research I have done I am convinced that there is a strong link between Candida and cancer. If you are at all worried about cancer and you suspect you have a problem with Candida then you really should try to address it.

Treatment of Candida Overgrowth

There are two different approaches for dealing with Candida overgrowth:

Conventional medicine focuses on reducing the symptoms, and drugs are usually prescribed. They can help in the short term but the problem usually returns.

The Holistic approach is usually the only long-tem solution for the problem. The root cause of the problem is addressed to permanently prevent it from recurring and to improve your overall health. This is something that conventional medicine with synthetic drugs misses completely.

Chronic yeast infection is a modern day disease that has reached epidemic proportions. However, thousands of patients with Candida overgrowth have already been helped or cured with antifungal, probiotic and diet therapy. Educating yourself thoroughly about the symptoms and causes of this condition is your first step to better health.