All of these conditions could be candida albicans symptoms:
- Chronic fatigue and a “foggy feeling”
- Recurring yeast infections
- Recurring sinus infections
- Recurring urinary tract infections
- Painful and bloated stomac, gas
- Heart burn and acid reflux
- Stinging eyes
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Arthritis-like joint pain
- ”Leaky gut” syndrome
- Food allergies
- Lactose intolerance
- Alcohol intolerance
you could be suffering from Candida albicans (the list could be several pages long, but these are the most common symptoms).
Candida Albicans is a harmless yeast fungus which normally exists in and on our bodies. However, hormone changes and a compromised immune system can cause it to grow out of control and cause an endless list of diseases.
It’s a sneaky little fungus too, it can remain “hidden” in the body for many years before you start feeling ill, and once you do, it’s often not bad enough that you seek help. Who doesn’t feel tired and down every now and then?
It is estimated that around 70% of the US population are suffering from Candida Albicans to some degree, but it is not something that is diagnosed and treated in western medicine. Usually, the only give you something for the symptom you seek help for (sinus infection, UTI, etc.) instead of curing the underlying problem. And antibiotics only make things worse, they cure the infection but they also kill the good bacteria in the gut, making it easier for the Candida to grow
How Do You Get Candida?
Why do you get Candida Albicans? Well, if you have ever:
- Taken antibiotics for an extended period (for acne for example)
- Taken broad-spectrum antibiotics (which kills even more types of bacteria) for more than a month
- Taken steroids
- Had your immune system compromised (from illness or chemotherapy for example)
- Been pregnant
- Taken birth control pills for a long time
you could have Candida Albicans to some degree.
How Do I Know If I Have It?
1. First thing in the morning, put some bottled water (Poland Spring for example) in a glass.
2. Spit in the glass and let it sit for 15-20 minutes.
3. Then look through the glass from the side. If strings of saliva are hanging down in the water, or cloudy specks of saliva floating in the water, or there is a layer of cloudy saliva on the bottom of the glass, you may have a Candida problem.
There is no known Candida cure, but you can get it under control enough that a lot of the symptoms disappear. Candida lives on sugar, carbohydrates and yeast, so the first step is to change your diet a little bit. Ideally, you need to avoid all sugar including honey, fructose and maple syrup. I have a friend whose sister has such a bad case of Candida that she can’t even eat carrots because of their high sugar content!
If you follow a strict Candida albicans diet you can’t eat a whole lot except raw vegetables and brown rice, which gets boring really fast.
When I discovered I had Candida, I cut way back on sugar, carbohydrates and baked goods at the same time as I started taking Threelac (more on that further down). It made a big difference, and as a bonus, I lost quite a bit of weight, which I wasn’t even trying to do!
Another thing that has helped me enormously is ThreeLac, a powder with a blend of three probiotics. It tastes vaguely of lemon and you mix it with a little bit of water and drink it before eating. After I had been taking it for about a month, I started feeling amazing. Full of energy, the brain fog and acid reflux was gone, and I felt lighter and more alive than I had in years.
You start by taking 1 package/day for about a month, then take 2/day for a while and slowly work your way up to 4-5/day. You need to stay on the high dose for a few months to get the Candida under control, but after that, you can slowly go back down to 1/day and keep taking that as a maintenance dose.
In the beginning, increase the dosage carefully. I went up to 2/day too fast and felt horrible for a few days (nauseous and like I was coming down with the flu) before I realized it was the too rapid detox that was causing it. When the Candida yeasts die, they produce toxins and if you kill too many of them at the same time, it’s more than your body can handle and you end up feeling ill. It’s not dangerous, but you feel terrible. So go slowly and pay attention to what your body is telling you.
It has been a few years since I discovered Threelac and did the whole cure, and still take it once a day. It makes a world of difference for me, and whenever I skip a few days for some reason, I notice it in my body.
If you think you have Candida Albicans, give Threelac a shot. It’s completely natural, also helps with your digestion, and is easy to take. I highly recommend it and you really have nothing to lose.