Is yeast the culprit for chronic pain?

Could A Yeast Overgrowth Be The Cause For Chronic Pain?

I’ve learned that I have an overgrowth of candida yeast, intestinal candidiasis or yeast syndrome, which could be in part why I have been experiencing chronic pain.  So, I have been recommended to go on a candida diet.  I wanted to share what I have been given with my followers.  I hope to start on this diet sometime this week.  Two to four weeks is what is suggested for how long to stay on this diet.  I’m looking at doing this for two weeks.  I will update on the results!

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There are literally trillions of bacteria living in our digestive tract, making up the normal “micro flora.”  These bacteria generally play a supportive role in the health of the colon by helping to synthesize vitamins, degrade toxins, and produce natural antibiotics. Candida, a yeast-like fungus, also normally inhabits the gut in small amounts. However, if these yeast organisms are allowed to grow unchecked, the harmonious balance between yeast and bacteria is upset, resulting in intestinal candidiasis or what has been called the yeast syndrome. Not only can this overgrowth cause problems such as vaginal infections and oral thrush, but also candida can release byproducts, which are then absorbed into the bloodstream and may travel to many areas of the body. A variety of symptoms may then occur as the immune system attempts to deal with these foreign molecules. As a result, intestinal candidiasis can be an underlying cause of chronic, difficult to diagnose health problems. Below is a list of symptoms that may be associated with yeast overgrowth.

 

 

Common Symptoms of the Yeast Syndrome

  • General: chronic fatigue or malaise, sweet cravings
  • Gastrointestinal system: thrush, bloating, gas, intestinal cramps, rectal itching, alternating diarrhea and constipation
  • Genitourinary system: vaginal yeast infections frequent bladder infections
  • Hormonal system: menstrual irregularities, decreased libido
  • Nervous system: depression, irritability, trouble concentrating
  • Immune system: allergies, chemical sensitivities, lowered resistance to infections

 

Click here for the Candida Control Diet

 

For more detailed information about the connection between chronic illnesses and yeast overgrowth, read The Yeast Connection and The Yeast Connection Handbook by Dr. William Crook.  For helpful resources, including access to charts and forms, please visit www.yeastconnection.com.

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