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TheChosenOne;52690 wrote: There are a lot of reasons why a candid a overgrowth can occur.
The most mentioned causes are:
- mercury poisoning
- problems with the methylation cycle (mostly genetics)
- antibiotics use
- ph imbalance
It is probably a combination of these causes and a (genetically?) weak immune system which makes this occur.
The overly use of sugar doesn’t lead to candida, but it does stress certain organs. The reason to go for a low carb diet is to elevate the symptoms and give your body the ability to cure itself. As long as the real cause of the candida overgrowth is not found, the candida will probably return once you go back on your previous diet.
I’m still working on why I got candida. So far, I haven’t found anything.
I hope to do a mercury/methylation test soon.
What I wanted to add to these comments is there is likely even further causes than what he mentioned here. I would look at some of the following:
-Fluoride and chemicals
Combined with what he mentioned and constipation. When you are constipated these toxins and food you eat ferment in the gut. When this occurs over and over for years or longer, this slowly benefits the bag bugs in the body and contributes to overall toxicity.
You are at a critical point catlady and basically your “swimming pool” is full of toxins. When you throw crap into the swimming pool, it overflows causing your symptoms.
I don’t know what you are planning as far as diagnosis/testing, but most western doctors won’t be able to treat this. They don’t know much about digestive disorders, yeast overgrowth, etc. and cannot treat it because there isn’t a single drug you can take that will cure you. Western doctors prescribe drugs and do testing, and that’s about it. The are some Rx antifungals out there that can bring relief but you have to basically give your doctor studies to read about candida in order to convince them to prescribe these drugs (for most doctors and not all).
Things I would consider testing include histamine levels and allergens. You could have high histamine levels and this would indicate a need to address this via diet. If you have allergies, you could take allergy shots to get over the allergies. A naturopath could reverse them too. Then I would look at liver enzyme levels to see if this is elevated. This could explain a lot of your anxiety problems, etc. All of these tests start to add up in $$$ and don’t typically give you a full diagnosis of yeast overgrowth. For a positive diagnosis for yeast overgrowth, you would need to do some of the metametrix or genova diagnostics tests and these could look at potentially other things like parasites, sibo, h.pylori, etc.
There are a lot of things that are similar to yeast overgrowth in symptoms and I would not rule them out. I already mentioned parasites, sibo, h.pylori, etc. but it could also be a little bit of your liver, thyroid, adrenals, slightly damaged…or elevated histamine levels.
Eastern holistic doctors are completely different and good ones don’t need to do testing typically. They’ll focus on healing your liver and various organs all together at the same time. They’ll make a detox plan and tell you what foods are best etc. But it costs way more…
Dvjorge has a good post about a study/article you should share to your doctor about yeast but I don’t know the link to the post.