Here's a home test for candida that you can do in the morning. The origin of this test to detect candida is not known exactly, but it has been around for a long time and is believed to be very reliable in evaluating symptoms of it:
Test for candida
To detect candida in the body you must perform the following test. When you wake up in the morning, before putting anything in your mouth, generate some saliva and spit it out into a clear glass of water. Within 1-30 minutes, look inside the glass. If there are chains of saliva going down, or if the water has turned cloudy, or if your saliva has sunk to the bottom, you may have a candida problem.
Healthy saliva just floats to the top.
(You may want to put a glass of water in the bathroom or on the nightstand the night before you want to do this test, just to remind yourself not to brush your teeth before spitting into the glass.)
How does this test for candida work?
Candida begins in the colon. Over time, as the yeast from this fungus multiplies, it begins to migrate through the digestive tract, moving into the small intestine, then the stomach (bloating, indigestion), down the esophagus, and into the mouth.
If it becomes strongly entrenched there, a white film can be seen on the tongue and the inside of the cheeks. Once it has moved into your mouth and you spit into a glass of water, the yeast will sink because it is heavier than water. If there is no yeast, the saliva will float to the top of the glass of water and the candida test will serve you whenever you need it, without further requirements.
How to naturally cure candida overgrowth
Candida is a type of fungus or yeast, which exists in balanced amounts in every healthy body. In fact, it serves an important function to aid in digestion and absorption of nutrients.
However, if candida is not kept under control, it can release toxins into the bloodstream and cause a wide range of unpleasant health symptoms, such as:
· food allergies
· yeast infections
· sugar cravings
· inability to concentrate
· bloating or constipation
· bad body odor
· thick white coating on the tongue
· skin rashes such as eczema, acne, and immune disorders. *
Causes of candida overgrowth
Candida causes include a diet rich in sugar, antibiotics, chronic stress, birth control pills, exposure to chemicals, and diabetes. Usually, two or more of these triggers are to blame. For example, a diet full of inflammatory foods and sugars is more likely to cause Candida overgrowth when combined with antibiotic treatment and if you are undergoing a lot of stress it is very likely to develop.
It is important to realize that most people already have Candida albicans in their digestive tract. It is a microorganism that is naturally present in your intestine, it is part of the balanced system that helps you digest food and stay fit and well.
When people talk about Candida, they are really talking about Candida overgrowth. So, if it's not something you “catch” like a virus, what causes it?
Candida is still in the early stages of being recognized by the medical community, but there has been a surprising amount of research done on this disease. The consensus leans toward a handful of medical and lifestyle factors that appear to be triggers for a Candida overgrowth.
These are the most common causes of Candida:
· A high sugar diets
· Chronic stress
· The contraceptive pill
· Mercury in fillings
· Exposure to chemicals
The good news is that you can eliminate symptoms by using diet and nutrition to help your body regain the optimal balance of bacteria. Be patient because it can take months before you are completely symptom free. Get help making these dietary changes if you need help.
Here are 5 ways to eliminate candida naturally:
1. Significantly reduce the consumption of sugar and refined carbohydrates
These foods feed candida and perpetuate its growth, so it is best to avoid them until symptoms improve. Eat small amounts of low-glycemic fruits to satisfy your sweet tooth in the meantime.
2. Increase naturally anti-fungal foods
Foods like garlic, onion, coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, chamomile, lavender, ginger, lemon, and cayenne pepper will help your body get rid of excess candida.
3. Take supplements with probiotics
Probiotics can be very effective in restoring good bacteria that has been lost due to candida overgrowth.
4. Reduce stress
Since elevated levels of stress cause a spike in blood sugar, which can contribute to the growth of candida, it is important to treat yourself with love and get plenty of rest.
5. Support your natural detoxification systems
Accelerate the elimination of yeast that has died by consuming many raw foods that help cleanse as well as foods that naturally detoxify such as coriander, parsley, green leafy vegetables, beets, dandelions, sea vegetables, artichokes, turmeric and the apples.
* If you have 3 or more of the above symptoms, you may have an overgrowth of this internal yeast and you can do a simple home test to confirm this.
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