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Did you know that you don’t have to have the symptoms of thrush to be suffering from a Candida infection? Maybe you just feel fatigued, hassled by allergies and infections, or perhaps brain fog or depression is getting you down.
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Many people suffer from Candida infections, but its wide ranging symptoms mean it’s often not diagnosed for some time. This page tells you what Candida is, its common symptoms, and how we can help you overcome the condition with a simple and natural solution.

What is Candida?


Candida is the yeast (or fungus) responsible for a thrush infection. There are several species of Candida. The most common type, Candida Albicans, lives in all the body’s mucus membranes.
If your Candida levels become too high it can cause an infection, known as Candidiasis, which can lead to health problems anywhere in the body.

Do I have a Candida Infection?

How can I tell if I have a Candida infection? Did you know that you don’t have to have the symptoms of thrush to be suffering from a Candida infection? Maybe you just feel fatigued, hassled by allergies and infections, or perhaps brain fog or depression is getting you down. Candida infections can have all sorts of symptoms including:
  • bloating, gas
  • brain fog
  • depression
  • ear infections
  • eczema
  • fatigue
  • food allergies
  • digestive disorders
  • headaches
  • joint pain
  • muscle weakness
  • nail infections
  • sinusitis
  • vaginitis

How would I get a Candida infection?


Generally, a healthy immune system keeps Candida levels under control. But modern lifestyles and diets can give anyone’s immune system a bit of a hammering. When the delicate balance of bowel flora is disturbed, it can create an environment where Candida thrives. Factors that can weaken the immune system and encourage a Candida infection include:
  • alcohol abuse
  • antibiotics and drugs
  • illness
  • oral contraceptive pill
  • poor diet
  • stress
  • smoking
When a Candida overgrowth takes hold, it excretes harmful toxins that circulate throughout the body, further weakening the immune system and creating havoc. It can also lead to a condition called ‘Leaky Gut Syndrome’, which causes food allergies and many health problems.
A Candida infection can become persistent, and is certainly something you’d hope to avoid. If you have an infection it’s important to get effective treatment so you can return to feeling healthy once more.
Good news! There is an easy solution to Candida infections
You really shouldn’t let Candida hamper your lifestyle. If you have nagging symptoms, and aren’t feeling 100 percent and living life how you’d like to be, it can be worth finding out if a Candida infection is responsible. The good news is there is a very simple test, and a simple treatment, to eliminate the infection once and for all. So make an appointment and get rid of the problem.

What is the Candida test?


The inexpensive test provides laboratory analysis and accurate results for detecting Vulvovaginal Candidiasis and other Candida infections.

What is the treatment for Candida?


Fortunately, a lot of the treatment is very natural. Once we have confirmed a Candida infection is present, treatment generally follows these steps:

1. An anti-Candida diet - with herbs and nutrition to boost your immune system and kill the Candida infection. The diet is personalised for you by a naturopath/nutritionist.


2. Another test - to ensure that the Candida is no longer present.


3. Continue with the program - to boost your normal healthy bowel flora levels and your immune system, and address any other symptoms that may be contributing to poor health and vitality.


Candida Treatment time varies depending on the severity of the Candida infection. Some people recover in four weeks, while others take a little longer.

You can be Candida free


Don’t delay improving your health and vitality – let us help you become Candida free for life. Our clinic in Blackburn, Melbourne, has practitioners available six days a week. Make an appointment. Or phone us on (03) 9894-0014 today.