I once had candida overgrowth of the intestines and elevated cortisol (enough to get tested for cushings syndrome, but the docs decided it wasn't elevated enough for that). I never made the connection between the two at the time, but maybe there was - anyway thats back to normal now.
ok ill have to check out that thread...did you cut sugar out of your diet for the candida?
candida was self diagnosed, docs don't recognise it and I couldn't be bothered to pay for outside lab tests and because my symptoms went when I treated it, i'm fairly sure thats what it was.
initially I took a very poweful herb mixture containing amongst other things wormwood, this made my alternating constipation and D go away, but shortly after stopping the one month course it all came back again. This happened twice, so for me a one off cure treatment is no good instead I need daily maintenance. what keeps me happy is a daily intake of the following 3 things:
1. a gentler herb mixture called "intestinal cleanse #1", i've been taking just one capsule of this for years with no dependency (ie no need for increasing amounts)
2. strong pro-biotics
3. A fibre digesting enzyme called "no phenol", apparently this can eat the yeast plant http://houstonzymes....tegory_Code=nof
I eat lots of carbs everyday - rice, sometimes gatorade if I'm active, some chocolate.
Products 1. and 2. above seemed to get my colon motility under control. When I introduced 3. (i sprinkle the powdered form on food) I finally got rid of the white coating on my tongue. This works for me, the drawback is that I can't stop this daily intake, but I don't mind, taking these 3 things is not so bad.