Candida albicans is a yeast that is present in most of us–a Rice University study found that 70% of us have Candida in our gut, but the reality is that for most people this is not a problem. When it gets out of control, it is called Candida overgrowth, usually as a result of several triggers that synergistically work to grow the Candida bacteria. Key questions:
Are you in balance?
What changes can you make to create the biggest relief in symptoms and long term balance?
Candida is frequently caused by some kind of disruption to the delicate balance of microorganisms in your intestines or your gut flora (also known as microbiome). A high-sugar diet and antibiotics are the most common causes of Candida, however, they are certainly not the only ones.
Triggers for imbalance (over a period of time):
Candida is not simple because of the range of symptoms that show up and because of the diverse causes of imbalance in your system. Here are the most common symptoms indicating you have some type of Candida imbalance:
Low Mood & Mood swings
Recurring Yeast Infections
Fingernail, Toenail infections, Athletes Foot
Joint Pain & Inflammation
Itching Skin & Rashes
Digestive & Gut Issues
IBS & Leaky Gut
Bloating & Gas
Cramps & Nausea
Take this simple test to determine the degree your symptoms may have on your life. Your rating will also help you to determine the best Candida program to start off with.
Simply answer each question. When you've completed the questionnaire, add up the points for each 'Yes' to calculate your score. Your score will help you determine the possibility (or probability) that your health problems are yeast related.