Useful information: candida and yeast infection

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Candida's symptoms:
Constant fatigue
Brain "fog" -easily overwhelmed by mental tasks.
Oral Thrush (a white film on tongue or in the mouth)
Bad breath, bad taste in mouth
Abdominal pain (intestinal Candida)
Bloating and indigestion
Constant craving for something sweet!
Joint pain with arthritis-like symptoms
Chronic sinus drainage -which antibiotics don't help!
Weight loss OR GAIN and the inability to change it.
Fungus on the finger or toe-nails
Urinary infections (again, not helped by antibiotics)
Itching, red eyes
Candida Skin rashes on the body (eczema, atopic dermatitis)
Candida Rash inside the ears or around the groin area
Hair loss
Vision problems
Depression from feeling so low and bogged down all the time.

DIET: Without strict adherence to the following diet, no anti-candida drug or treatment will succeed:

(1) Avoid added sugars (including fructose, fruit juices, honey, molasses, etc.) and all sugar-sweetened foods and snacks, including cakes, cookies, candies, desserts, sodas, fruit-juice and ice-cream, unless they are made with sugar-substitutes like stevia extract, which is a natural sweetener, available at healthfood stores; or xylitol. If you can cut out sugars for 3 days, their 'spell' will possibly be broken and you may be able to resist them quite easily, esp. once any thyroid, chromium and/ or manganese deficiencies, or a high free-insulin level ('Syndrome X'), which can cause hypoglycemia and sugar cravings, are corrected. 1-2 servings of whole-fruits per day (except the very sweetest kinds, like grapes, watermelon and mango) are OK.
(2) Avoid white-starch foods, like white bread, cakes, cookies, white pasta, white rice, potatoes w/o their skins, and all refined flours, etc.. Whole-grain flour, in moderation, is acceptable; also potatoes with their peels, whole-grain brown or wild rice, whole-grain pasta (usually available in the deli section of supermarkets.
(3) Increase your intake of saturated fats* and essential oils, especially omega-3 oils, which are very lacking in the Western World's diet. These include meat, fish and dairy fat, including: Fish oils, and oily fish, like salmon, mackerel, tuna-in-oil, sardines-in-oil, etc.; Flax-seed and borage oils. One tablespoon of flax seeds or its oil, or one 1000 mg capsule of each of these, twice daily, should fit the bill. Some of these oils can be used as salad-dressing, or on whole-grain breads or baked potato, instead of olive or canola oil. Avocadoes, nuts, olives and olive-oil, canola and other vegetable oils are mostly omega-6 oils, which are also good but not as lacking in our diets. Avoid trans-fats strictly.
(4) Avoid antibiotics and synthetic cortisone-/ steroid-type prescriptions if at all possible.

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