Candida: The Symptoms, The Cause, The Solution
Updated: Dec 6, 2017
What is Candida?
Candida is an intestinal overgrowth of bad parasitic bacteria or yeast. This bacteria thrives and grows on a diet of refined and processed foods like sugar, artificial sweeteners, white breads, pastas, and more. This bacteria can be the underlying cause for not only digestive issues but many other health problems. The Candida produces toxins; these toxins are absorbed into the body and can find itself in areas of your greatest weakness, which is why there are so many different symptoms with Candida overgrowth.
You may have Candida if...
...you can’t seem to lose weight or are gaining weight despite your efforts to be healthful, you may have a Candida problem. Do you find yourself tired most of the time, or feeling bloated or gassy for no reason? Are you often forgetting things or feeling foggy and unfocused? You may be dealing with Candida. Take this quiz to help you identify if you may have an intestinal overgrowth of bacteria and if your symptoms would benefit from a Candida elimination protocol.
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Our Candida Quiz:
Part A: If you answer ‘yes’ to the statement below add up the score next to it.
Have you taken antibiotics in the past 5 years? 5
Have you taken birth control for more than 6 months? 10
Have you ever had ring worm, jock itch, athlete's foot or other chronic fungus? 20
Do you crave sugar or sweets? 10
Do you crave breads? 10
Do you crave alcoholic beverages? 10
Part A Total: _
Part B: Score the following questions with appropriate points: Never = 0, Rare or Mild = 3 points, Frequent or Moderately severe = 6 points, Constantly or Very severe = 9 points
Tired or fatigued
Poor immune system
Difficulty losing weight
Gas or belching
Diarrhea or constipation
Skin problems (rashes, hives, fungus, itchy)
Inability to make decisions
Anxiety or depression
Food or chemical sensitivities
Cold hands and feet
Part B Total: _
Part A total + Part B total = Total score
If your total score is: 150 - 225 points: Highly likely there is a bacterial overgrowth 80 - 150 points: Probability there is a bacterial overgrowth 40 - 80 points: Possibility bacteria overgrowth is an issue or may become one Below 40 points: Probably not connected to bacteria overgrowth
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