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Hi,

I know that several members have candida here. You can test yourself easily. Candida is caused by immune system imbalance. Candida is caused also by dysbiosis. What causes dysbiosis that I dont know. Maybe anxiety.

Anyway you can test yourself easily. and if you follow the diet you dont probably overcome all the anxiety but you can improve your condition.

Here is the test and link with a drawing which illustrates the test result.

http://www.adhdrelief.com/CandidaTest.html

First thing in the morning, before you put ANYTHING in your mouth, fill a clear glass with room temperature Bottled Water.

Work up a bit of saliva, then spit it into the glass of water. Check the water every 15 minutes or so for up to one hour.

If you have a potential problem, you will see strings (like legs) traveling down into the water from the saliva floating on the top, or "cloudy" saliva will sink to the bottom of the glass, or cloudy specks will seem to be suspended in the water
 

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For a moment there I thought you were talking about female yeast infection...lol, sorry
 

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I tried that and did not like what I saw. In a way I don't really believe it. What can a doctor do for candida?
 

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capryllic acid tablets help, also changing your diet to a less acidic and more alkaline one will promote balanced levels of yeast. message me if you want to know more
 

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I tried that and did not like what I saw. In a way I don't really believe it. What can a doctor do for candida?
It is pretty common here. I also dont know if it is more common than general population but it seems so. There are many supplements and stuff that are suggested against candida.

There is also this candida diet, which prohibits almost everything.

The poster Striker knows much about this stuff, maybe he posts.

Anxiety is definitely related to immune system imbalance or problems. Lots of articles have been posted in the nutrition section and candida is one of the links in the chain.
 

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Always be skeptical of anything that comes from "alternative medicine"

http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/candida.html
Anxiety Accelerates Th2-shifted Immune Responses

Author;HASHIZUME HIDEO(Fac. Medicine, Hamamatsu Univ. School of Medicine, JPN)

http://sciencelinks.jp/j-east/article/200524/000020052405A0990682.php

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A TH1-TH2-like switch in candidiasis: new perspectives for therapy

Trends Microbiol. 1995 Jun;3(6):237-40. Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE MED/95376056
Puccetti P; Romani L; Bistoni F; Dept of Experimental Medicine, University of Rome Tor Vergata,; Italy.

Abstract: An imbalance in TH1-type and TH2-type responses may allow Candida albicans to modify the host response to favor its own persistence. This hypothesis has important consequences for allergy, autoimmunity and co-infection, and also highlights a potential role for cytokine and anti-cytokine therapy in Candida-related pathology.

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Anxiety Accelerates Th2-shifted Immune Responses

Author;HASHIZUME HIDEO(Fac. Medicine, Hamamatsu Univ. School of Medicine, JPN)

http://sciencelinks.jp/j-east/article/200524/000020052405A0990682.php

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A TH1-TH2-like switch in candidiasis: new perspectives for therapy

Trends Microbiol. 1995 Jun;3(6):237-40. Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE MED/95376056
Puccetti P; Romani L; Bistoni F; Dept of Experimental Medicine, University of Rome Tor Vergata,; Italy.

Abstract: An imbalance in TH1-type and TH2-type responses may allow Candida albicans to modify the host response to favor its own persistence. This hypothesis has important consequences for allergy, autoimmunity and co-infection, and also highlights a potential role for cytokine and anti-cytokine therapy in Candida-related pathology.

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All I get from that article is that stress increases candida. Alternative medicines claims that candida is the cause of a lot of health problems is still dubious and untrue. I'll stick to being a skeptic and beliveing that things like homeopathy, cleansing fasts, ear candling etc are all garbage.
 

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WELL this is just dandy.

I went to the doctors today and found out that I have candida and the reason my toes always looked so weird was due to a fungus caused by candida. -.- I always thought it was just my toes. i never thought anything more of it.. but now I know. I decided to do more research into it and to help resolve it before i took anything he prescribed me.. and so I shall. :afr I think my body is just going to give out on me one day
 

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All I get from that article is that stress increases candida. Alternative medicines claims that candida is the cause of a lot of health problems is still dubious and untrue. I'll stick to being a skeptic and beliveing that things like homeopathy, cleansing fasts, ear candling etc are all garbage.
Maybe this is why I opened this thread in here on seconadary disorders. If people with anxiety problems are more likely to have heart problems I would watch my diet and choleterol. It is the same for candida. If anxiety causes candida in the stomach I would be careful about it.
 

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Is this whole candida thing for real? I took the water-spit test just for the hell of it and saw those stringy things. I'm just wondering if this has anything to do with having a yeast infection or is it just what saliva does? I mean if candida does what is claimed by some of the sites I've seen (anxiety, add, depression etc.) then I think I've FINALLY found what's wrong with me. Somehow I have my doubts that one thing can be the cause to all of life's problems.
 

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Is this whole candida thing for real? I took the water-spit test just for the hell of it and saw those stringy things. I'm just wondering if this has anything to do with having a yeast infection or is it just what saliva does? I mean if candida does what is claimed by some of the sites I've seen (anxiety, add, depression etc.) then I think I've FINALLY found what's wrong with me. Somehow I have my doubts that one thing can be the cause to all of life's problems.
What I could find is that anxiety might cause candida, but I don't think having candida helps us either. Basically you should avoid to eat stuff that causes indigestion. I know many people tried the supplements that are promoted against candida. I think they do little help. The important thing to get rid of candida is a diet.
 
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