It's not a lie ~ We Are What We Eat! - Cliffnotes for your HEALTH!
CANDIDIASIS TESTING
 
You may already have an idea whether you have a candida yeast infection, but to be sure you may want to be tested or review a symptom checklist. Candida testing through your doctor is a complicated process, and the results are not conclusive.

Current Medical Tests:
  • Stool Analysis: Even though this test may show large amounts of Candida in the stool the fact that Candida Albicans is a normal inhabitant of the digestive tract means that the test must be interpreted quantitatively. In many instances Candida colonies may adhere to the intestinal wall and result in false negative results. Determining lactobacilli numbers in the stool is necessary for a reliable diagnosis.
  • This test is not extremely accurate and false negatives results are fairly common.
  • Looks at the relation between IgM (short-term) and IgG (long-term) anti-bodies. With a severe case of Candida IgG should be higher than IgM.
  • A good existing test is to look at the level of yeast in the blood and compare it to the antibodies’ response. A weakened antibody response indicates a weakened immune system, a common side effect associated with Candida.
 
There are no unequivocal objective tests to verify the existence of Candida infection. The above tests, plus skin tests, blood tests, muscle testing and radionics are used to detect the presence of Candida, which is normally an inhabitant of the gastrointestinal tract and skin even among healthy people; so these tests have their many false positives and negatives.
 
Candida infection is a complex condition triggered by more than one factor, which is what makes it very difficult to get under control. This is one of the reasons why doctors still find this chronic condition so hard to eliminate using prescription drugs and over-the-counters. Candida infection, especially when it becomes systemic, is not limited to the area where the symptoms occur.
 
The best advice I can give you is the self-diagnosis. Below are two simple and easy (also free) tests you can take at home. Still to date the main source of testing for candida is through a symptoms checklist and response to treatment.
 
Simple Candidiasis Tests
Here are two tests you can do at home yourself and get a pretty accurate idea as to whether you are experiencing a problem with candida overgrowth.

1. Saliva Test
First thing in the morning, before you put ANYTHING in your mouth, get a clear glass and fill with water. Work up a bit of saliva and then spit it into the glass of water. Check the water within 2-3 minutes, then within every 15 minutes.
 
If you have a mild candida yeast infection, you will see strings, like cloudy legs, traveling down into the water from the saliva floating on the top. If you have a systemic advanced case of Candida yeast infection, you will see your "cloudy" saliva sink to the bottom of the glass, or cloudy specks will seem to be suspended in the water.
 
If there are no strings, the water is as clear and the saliva is still floating after at least one hour, you are probably candida yeast infection free. The more strings and cloudiness there is and the faster it develops, the greater the overgrowth.

Why does this test work? Candida overgrowth begins in the colon. Over time, as the fungal yeast multiplies it begins to migrate through the digestive tract, moving up into the small intestine, then the stomach (bloating, indigestion), up the esophagus and into the mouth. If it becomes strongly entrenched there you can see a white film on your tongue and inside your cheeks. Once it has moved up to the mouth and you spit into a glass of water the yeast will sink because it is heavier than water. If there is no yeast it will float on top.


Overcoming Candidiasis 
 
My recommendations come from my personal experience overcoming this very challenging monster! Each program came with its own success and challenges. Please email me for guidance or questions and I can help you through the choices. For me personally it was a combination of supplements and programs that has kept me healthy and so happy.
 
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