Candida is a yeast infection which in some people grows out of control. It is believed to be a contributing factor to chronic fatigue syndrome, immune weakness, allergies, general systemic degeneration and many other problems. The usual approach to this problem is a combination of using anti-yeast agents and an extremely strict diet. People who follow this approach usually experience partial but not total improvement. This improvement is often temporary and most people are not able to follow such a strict diet for long. Is this your story? If so, there is another way.
Let us explain in more detail:
Candida is a yeast infection which begins in the digestive system and little by little spreads to other parts of the body. It produces a large number of different toxins which weaken the immune system, glands, kidneys, bladder, lungs, liver, brain and nervous system. It is believed to be a contributing factor to chronic fatigue, immune weakness, allergies and general systemic degeneration. But a much larger group of diseases are connected.
The usual approach to this problem is a combination of using anti-yeast agents such as nyastatin or other more natural ones plus a diet which avoids all foods which contribute to yeast overgrowth.
People who do these programs usually experience a partial but not total improvement, which is often temporary. It almost never complete resolves the problem and most people can’t maintain the strict diet in the long run. It is just too limiting and it is almost impossible to eat in restaurants or at friends houses while following the diet. Many people desperately looking for an answer to their problems, thought this approach would solve them all, but it hasn’t. This approach is partially useful but is not the answer to this problem.
The limitation is that the yeast is not the total problem. The yeast overgrowth is just a symptom of a much deeper underlying problem. Candida is a normal part of our body. The problem is that the immune system, which is supposed to keep the candida under control is not functioning properly. You don’t need to kill the yeast- you need to get your immune system working well. This homeopathy can do. Homeopaths choose which one homeopathic remedy matches your precise problem. Here is an example.
Laura was a 42 year old woman who had been diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome and the presence of candida overgrowth and Epstein-Barr virus. This is a very common diagnosis in recent years. She had gone for treatment for the candida but the nyastatin and caprillic acid made her feel sick and she couldn’t stick to the candida diet for long.
She told me that she had very low energy. She said that she had periods of feeling very heavy, as if too weak to stand. These were accompanied by her mind fogging — she couldn’t complete sentences and forgot what she was talking about. She couldn’t read at these times because by the time she reached the end of a sentence she would have forgotten the beginning. Depression accompanied these symptoms.
She also had fear of heights and cancer. I asked her whether she was excessively messy or excessively clean. She said she was extremely fastidious. Her friends hated her to visit because she noticed every speck of dirt or dust.
On the basis of these and other symptoms I prescribed one dose of Agnus Castus. (note this was the right remedy for her but the possibility of it being the right remedy for another person suffering from Candida is very low).
For the first two days she was totally exhausted with restless sleep and headaches. By one month she was much better. Despite a stressful month her energy level was really good. She had no periods of exhaustion or mind-fog. She felt for the first time that she could lead an ordinary life.
Now after 6 months, her energy level is higher than it has ever been in her life. The whole pattern of exhaustion and all the symptoms that went with it are totally gone.
Laura was not an exception, we have been able to help many people with similar problems.
In these examples you see the difference between homeopathy and other approaches for treatment of candida. After the right remedy we expect to see everything getting better in the person’s life.
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