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Candida? EEKS! Do you have it?
No need to be alarmed! But reason to be concerned! About 100 million Americans suffer with Candida overgrowth.
Symptoms like fatigue, depression, weight gain, difficulty focusing, irritability, constipation, bloating, and many others can be caused by an overgrowth of Candida.
Candida albicans is a yeast found in our bodies.
Normally it doesn't hurt us because it is kept in check by friendly bacteria like acidophilus.
But these good-guy bacteria can be killed by birth control pills, antibiotics, steroids or cortisone drugs, extreme stress, poor diet, and chlorinated water.
If this happens, Candida grows out of control. The excess Candida releases toxins in your blood which make you sick. This is the reason for concern!
How do you know if this is happening in your body?
Take the Candida survey and learn what to do about it!
Answer yes or no to the following questions.
Taken antibiotics for over one month?
Have you had:
Whitish vaginal discharge or irritation?
Have you had any of these other symptoms including:
Abdominal distention or bloating?
If you answered yes to 3 or more of these questions, you may have a health challenge that involves fungal yeast overgrowth or Candida albicans. What do you do now?
A simple blood test can be done to see if you have Candida albicans. Also, Candida is treated with a combination of probiotics (the good-guy bacteria), diet, enzymes, and a few other things.
Call my office today at 480-993-8249 or your own local naturopathic doctor if you suspect Candida may be hurting your health!
To Your Optimal Health,
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