It’s an irritating situation. It can even be unbearable but face it we must. It can actually be most embarrassing as well. That’s the condition called candida.
If you are experiencing vaginal itching, thick white vaginal discharge, unpleasant smell from vaginal discharge, or penile itching for men and a burning sensation after passing urine or rash or redness on the penis or scrotum… that’s the Candida irritating some life out of you.
Other symptoms include a tongue with a white coat, memory loss for short-term, a dizzy feeling, a craving for sweets, digestion problems and irregularity of the heart beat.
Our body has about 12000 bacteria, yeast and other organisms and about a trillion of them inhabit the gastro-intestinal tract. Most of these organisms are not disease-causing. In fact they are downright useful for the body in order to supply human energy, for producing vitamins, for the metabolism of hormones and even for protecting us from infection and enhancing immune function.
Then there are the unfriendly bacteria. They only become unfriendly when they are not kept in control by the good bacteria. In fact, even the bad bacteria when they are in small numbers actually benefit us… but they have to be kept in control by the good bacteria.
But within this intestinal flora, the ecology must be balanced. If like a beautiful wooded forest, they are all cut down, then the enemies can attack and destroy.
And this is what happens when you take antibiotics. Antibiotics are taken when you are ill and have bad bacteria proliferating in the body. You take the antibiotic to kill the bad guys…. unfortunately the antibiotics are not very discerning and they kill indiscriminately… that includes the good bacteria.
So one of the organisms that seem to grow immensely once the good bacteria are out of the way is candida. Candida is also common resident of the mucous membranes in the gut, urinary tract and vagina. Candida can exist as a yeast or as a fungus.
When Candida increases in numbers, it produces alcohol (ethanol) and the chemical responsible for the main symptoms of a hangover. If you are not int he prime of health, this can cause high levels of alcohol to enter the bloodstream.
To make things worse, when the candida populations are very high, it can transform into the fungal form and penetrate the intestinal wall and this can result in the leaky gut syndrome. This is also likely to cause allergies and auto immune diseases.
There is even research to show that Candida may be linked to Celiac disease. (this is an auto immune disease which damages the tissue of the small intestine.)
Candida in serious cases can poison the bodily system.
So if you are experience fatigue, weakness, muscle and joint aches, headaches, feeling of having a hangover, gastrointestinal disturbances and as a result even weight gain, depression, anxiety, irritability, mood swings, poor memory, lack of concentration, recurrent vaginitis, allergies, skin irritation, rashes, infections or hypoglycemia you may be suffering from Candida.
Some treatments that work are the Candida Diet for at least 2 weeks: you literally starve off the Candida by not eating anything the yeast will eat… this is is long list that includes, breads, sugars (includes any kind of sweetening agent including honey), no fruits or crystallized fruits, alcohol, coffee – instead, just be on a huge binge of vegetables for two weeks and you’ll be all right.
The next thing you can do is to apply a homeopathic remedy called yeastrol. It combines 12 ingredients to fight not just the itching “but multiple symptoms of yeast infection” from the inside out.
For external treatment of genital areas in particular, you may apply a paste of turmeric powder. Or you could try an Ayurvedic turmeric cream. Works like magic.
It is easy to treat Candida but you need patience and perseverance and time.