Do I have Candida?
(Northampton, MA USA)
What do you think? Do I have Candida?
I have had what I believe to be Candida for about 3 months now. They did a stool test and a mouth swab test and both came back "negative" for yeast.
However, I have had a white tongue and digestive, gas, intestine issues that have cleared up with the Candida diet (about 2 months).
In the back of my throat it gets very dry when I eat the wrong thing and my tongue turns a bit white.
Is this a Candida problem?
It certainly sounds like Candida, doesn't it? Unfortunately, yeast infections are often not diagnosed accurately unless the symptoms of vaginal itching, etc. are present.
A white tongue is, of course, usually a sign of thrush, which is form of yeast overgrowth (Candida).
The only other alternative I can think of off the top of my head to suggest is that you mentioned your mouth gets dry and your tongue white when you eat the "wrong" thing. There's the possibility that you have particular food allergies that are giving you these symptoms.
The fact that your symptoms seemed to clear up when you followed an anti candida diet is a good sign.
Are you taking any probiotics to help improve your gut flora (build up
the good bacteria in your intestinal tract)?
If not, this is something you should most definitely add as a supplement. I recommend Florafood
as a high quality choice. You might start out with 1 capsule morning and evening and eventually just take 1 per day to maintain healthy levels.
Ultimately, what I have found to be the most successful in cases such as yours (regardless of whether your symptoms are from Candida or some other digestive disorder) is for you to treat yourself to a proper intestinal cleanse.
A good herb and fiber combination like Herbal Fiberblend
will go a long way to getting your digestive tract in tip-top shape again.
The all natural herbs are anti-fungal and anti-parasitic and the fiber helps to gently scrape the walls of your intestines and colon to remove old fecal matter, parasites, candida, etc., that are causing toxins to build up in your system and make you unwell.
If you give yourself a three month cleanse (3 pots of HFB), and take the Florafood to build up your good bacteria, you have a very strong chance of getting your digestive system back in optimum working order.
I hope that helps. If you have further questions, please feel free to ask.To your good health!