Candida is a term used for many species of fungal organisms. Candida, Candida yeast and Candida Albicans all refer to the same organism. Many Candida species live on or in the human body, primarily the skin and all mucosal membranes including the gastrointestinal system, genitourinary tract and specifically the vagina and respiratory tract.
A candida diet coupled with prescription or natural anti-fungals is essential for recovery from your symptoms. A proper candida diet will prevent the organisms from feeding and accelerate their death. Candida diet recipes can be designed once you learn what you should and should not eat.
In addition to using all-natural supplements to kill yeast organisms, you also need to starve the little critters of their favorite foods with a candida diet. Yeast organisms seem to thrive on certain foods. During the time you use all-natural supplements to eliminate their overgrowth, you also need to follow a specific candida diet. You will fail to eliminate the yeast organisms from your gut if you don't first eliminate from your diet the foods that nourish them.
The foods you must stay away from on a candida diet are all fruits, anything sweetened with added sugar (you must lose your sweet tooth), all gluten-containing foods (wheat, oats, barley and rye), all fermented foods, and all foods made with or containing yeast.
Use a natural or prescription anti-fungal regimen for one month while you follow the candida diet. You can determine if you are successful by the level of symptoms you are experiencing or by a repeat of whatever test revealed the yest problem in the first place. Repeat for another month if you feel the need.
Candida is a puzzling organism. Candida Albicans is a necessary part of the human body, but at times, it grows out of bounds and causes health problems ranging from the annoying to potentially life threatening.
Most common is the female "yeast infection", usually, but not always, after the taking of a course of antibiotics for an infection. What do antibiotics do? They kill the bacteria that's causing the infection, and since Candida is not a bacteria, it is a yeast, aka fungus, it overgrows vaginally. This then requires an additional treatment to kill the excess yeast.
In some people, both male and female, after many courses of antibiotics or for other reasons, a systemic yeast problem may occur. This may lead to many unusual health problems. There are some cautions to be noted.
If you have found a "Yeast Test" that you have taken and scored very high leading you to believe you have a systemic yeast condition, beware. You might, but consider that if you take an honest look at all the symptoms that the test includes...some of them you say you have...can you name many more symptoms that were not listed in this test?
That means the author of the test believes almost all human symptoms are yeast related. They are not. You still might have a systemic yeast infection, but it is a much better analysis if you get objective lab work to confirm its presence which can be done through blood work or stool culture.
The symptoms associated with an overgrowth of yeast can be part of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and can be ANY uncomfortable symptoms associated with your gastrointestinal system.