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Diva1

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I've been reading up on candida and related symptoms that can look like gluten intolerence...i'm very confused can someone explain to me what it is and how you can be tested and treated.

It made me anxious reading about it ....maybe that's my problem and if so can i get rid of it

need help on this issue please

Diva


Gluten free since Oct 1 2009

Lactose free also

Negative celiac although some in my family

Soy intolerant

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I'm not an expert on the subject and it is a contoversial topic in medicine. Some drs don't believe that the condition truly exists, and some strongly believe so. From what I understand, the belief is that the healthy "yeast" bacteria that lives in your gut starts to flourish in your intestines, from the result of a high sugar diet. They burrow into the intestines and start to take over. Treatment usually includes a strict "yeast free" diet and probiotics to replace good bacteria. As far as testing, I think there are stool and urine tests, but I'm not sure. If you google "candida diet" you'll likely find more info. I hope I'm at least somewhat accurate in the info I provided, hopefully someone more knowledgable on the topic can pipe up.I think some drs believe this to be a symptom associated with consuming gluten when intolerant to it. Good luck...

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I'm not an expert on the subject and it is a contoversial topic in medicine. Some drs don't believe that the condition truly exists, and some strongly believe so. From what I understand, the belief is that the healthy "yeast" bacteria that lives in your gut starts to flourish in your intestines, from the result of a high sugar diet. They burrow into the intestines and start to take over. Treatment usually includes a strict "yeast free" diet and probiotics to replace good bacteria. As far as testing, I think there are stool and urine tests, but I'm not sure. If you google "candida diet" you'll likely find more info. I hope I'm at least somewhat accurate in the info I provided, hopefully someone more knowledgable on the topic can pipe up.I think some drs believe this to be a symptom associated with consuming gluten when intolerant to it. Good luck...

Thank you so much for the info...appreciate muchly Diva


Gluten free since Oct 1 2009

Lactose free also

Negative celiac although some in my family

Soy intolerant

A prudent question is one-half of wisdom

Stressed spelled backwards is Desserts

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Hi

I've been reading up on candida and related symptoms that can look like gluten intolerence...i'm very confused can someone explain to me what it is and how you can be tested and treated.

It made me anxious reading about it ....maybe that's my problem and if so can i get rid of it

need help on this issue please

Diva

One thing for sure, if you get off all yeast producing food items, it will help. You probably need to be on a good probiotic regimen. Start off at one pill a day, and up it to 3 pills a day. Eat plain multi-strain yogurt, (organic if you can). Eliminate wine, grapes and all yeast containing foods. I can tell you as a nurse, all OBs would recommend this regimen for yeast-overgrowth for female and certainly pregnant women. If your problem is yeast over-growth, you will get a "yeast die-off" after a few days. You may feel sick and flu-like, but it will pass. If you do this for a few weeks and are STILL not better, then take out all gluten laden foods. That might give you an answer.

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