So I dug out a an old book I had from Erica White. It’s one of the very first books I had about candida and it’s a goodie. The list provided on page 4 of the book is really comprehensive so here it is plus a few more I’ve added to the list:
Conditions of the skin: athlete’s foot, ringworm, psoriasis, eczema, rashes, itching, easy bruising, acne, fungal nail conditions.
Conditions of the digestive tract: abdominal pain, constipation or diarrhoea, irritable bowel syndrome, bloating, belching, intestinal gas, indigestion or heartburn, mucus in stools, rash or blisters in the mouth (oral thrush), painful oesophagus, rectal irritation, food sensitivity or intolerance, dry mouth or throat, bad breath.
Conditions of the reproductive system: vaginal burning, irritation or discharge (thrush), endometriosis, infertility, period pains, menstrual irregularities, premenstrual tension, breast tenderness, loss of sexual feeling.
Condidtions of urinary tract: frequency, burning, urgency, repeated urinary tract infections.
Conditions of eyes, ears, nose, throat, chest: nasal congestion, post-nasal drip (catarrh or mucus running down the throat), itchy nose, sore throat, laryngitis, loss of voice, cough, recurrent bronchitis, pain or tightness in the chest, wheezing, shortness of breath, asthma, spots in front of the eyes, erratic vision, burning or watery eyes, recurrent ear infections, fluid in the ears, ear pain, deafness, sinusitus, dizziness, loss of balance.
Conditions of the joints, muscles and nervous system: muscle aches, muscle weakness, paralysis, painful joints, swollen joints, numbness, burning or tingling.
Conditions affecting the mind as well as the body: fatigue, lethargy, feeling drained, depression, poor memory, feeling ‘spacy’ or ‘unreal’, inability to make decisions, anxiety and panic, drowsiness, irritiability, jitters, lack of coordination, concentration issues, mood swings, headaches or migraines, insomnia, body odour not relieved by washing.
Poor circulation: cold hands and feet, chilliness.
Other: weight gain or inability to lose weight, inflammation, leaky gut, intense sugar cravings, cravings for alcohol, beer or vinegar, weakened immune function, promotes obesity, promotes insulin resistance, promotes diabetes, even autoimmune diseases.
As you can see there are many different symptoms of candida overgrowth. The microbes in our gut control various processes involved with digestion and metabolism that are critical to our overall health.
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White E. Beat Candida Cookbook. Thorsons. 1999. London.