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nai16 wrote: Hello everyone,

I would first like to briefly introduce myself. I am a 33 year old girl living in Australia (though I am originally from Argentina & Germany). I have had blocked sinuses since the age of 17 (which affected me strongly since I was going to become a classical singer and this forced me to change my career drastically – I am a geologist now!). Then, at the age of 26, I was diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis. This is an auto-immune disease which is still poorly understood, but there is some evidence that causes could include exposure to prolonged stress (I had that for over 12 months while finishing my thesis at uni) and, as a consequence, poor adrenal functions, and manganese deficits. I had my thymus gland removed in 2005. My symptoms (arm and leg weakness and fatigue, slight sleep disorders) have remained relatively mild and unchanged for the last 8 years or so, and I am on the lightest possible medication (pyridostigmine bromide, no prednisone thankfully!). I had my first case of thrush also about 8 years ago, initially only after antibiotics. Lately I have had thrush recurrences without taking any antibiotics, which is what alarmed me and prompted me to research Candida, and eventually find this site. I am now slightly overweight (156cm tall, 65kg), but only four years ago I weighed up to 79 kg, and have lingered around 70 for many a while. I did the spit test and it looks like I might have quite a bit of Candida, so I decided, together with my partner, to give this diet a shot. Today is day one on stage one!

I was just wondering if there is anyone out there who has any experience with, or knowledge of, the interactions between Candida and auto-immune diseases. Has anyone had their symptoms improve or disappear after successfully combating Candida? I am really hoping that this is going to at least help me restore the autoimmune balance in my body, and clear my sinuses – it would be so great to be able to breath and sing freely again after almost 17 years!!

Thank you very much

There is an strong link between CRC and autoimmune diseases. Candida Albicans can suppress cell-mediated immunity and down regulate the suppressor cells. The suppressor cells are those that regulate an immune response against our own tissues and organs.