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H.Y. and those more knowledgeable than myself,article. Is Candida an Endocrine Disorder?

Posted by CJ on September 02, 2002 at 19:09:27:

Hi All,

I'm just trying to understand what to do for candida and current hormone problems.
I found this article while looking for some answers. I feel it rings pretty close to what is happing. What do you all think?
Any thoughts or suggestions on how best to proceed would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks, CJ



Re: H.Y. and those more knowledgeable than myself,article. Is Candida an Endocrine Disorder?

Posted by Helping You on September 02, 2002 at 23:31:39:

In Reply to: H.Y. and those more knowledgeable than myself,article. Is Candida an Endocrine Disorder? posted by CJ on September 02, 2002 at 19:09:27:

I read the article and although I agree with the view, one must consider how the endocrine system gets disrupted in the first place. I would point to chronic bracing and other stresses in our lives and dietary problems

I find that the best overall way to treat candida is to do the following:

1. Immediately start practicing SR to reduce or eliminate the chronic bracing which sets up the stage for candida to thrive
2. Antifungals? Yes, these work but I find that the Primal Defense protocol works better and sort of kills 2 birds with one stone. It kills the bugs and it helps the intestinal enviornment to support healthy bacteria
3. Change the diet to a predominately whole foods diet void of refined foods and lower in carbohydrates in general. Eating a high carb diet disrupts insulin levels which contributes to a host of imbalances in the endocrine system
4. Have your hormones tested and supplemented with natural hormones or hormone precursers in order to maintain balance.

Really, It's difficult to say weather endocrine problems lead to candida or candida leads to endocrine problems. I believe it happens either way, depending on the situation. Nevertheless, this program works for most people. I believe the people that do not get well either have hidden deficiencies, imbalances, or toxicities or they do not follow the wellness plan properly. I hope that helps

-HY

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Re: H.Y. and those more knowledgeable than myself,article. Is Candida an Endocrine Disorder?

Posted by Yeasty no more on September 03, 2002 at 00:58:17:

In Reply to: H.Y. and those more knowledgeable than myself,article. Is Candida an Endocrine Disorder? posted by CJ on September 02, 2002 at 19:09:27:

Hi,
Thanks for posting that interesting article. Having suffered with this for *years* and read everything and anything about it that I could get my hands on, (and working in the medical field), I know that *human female anatomy* is the reason that women are more susceptible than men, not only to candidiasis but many STDs as well. The moist environment of the vagina is a haven for microorganisms like candida, especially if the pH is off. There are many STDs which affect women much more severely than men just because of the way that we are built. Plus, our hormones play a huge role as well. (This is why women on birth control pills are predisposed to candidiasis.) When I had candidiasis things were much worse right before my period. The candida, in turn, made my PMS worse. . . it was a horrible cycle.

As to the question of whether or not this is an endocrine problem, I think that is a chicken-or-egg question. Certainly the two (candidiasis and endocrine dysfunction) go hand in hand, but since Candida produce toxins which disrupt endocrine function I don't think anyone has definitively stated which one precipitates the other. This article stated that thyroid function is usually normal but that body temp is low. The articles and books that I've read stated that hypothyroidism usually accompanies candidiasis. The low body temp (a symptom of hypothyroidism) in turn makes the candida grow. My candida cleared up *very quickly* once I resumed thyroid hormone replacement therapy and my TSH was within normal range (and body temp was, of course, back to normal). Results were much faster than I had achieved with all of the other things (supplements, etc.) that I had been doing.

So, that;s my take on it. Thanks again for posting. Don't give up; you can win this war if you keep fighting.

Yeasty no more



Re: H.Y. and those more knowledgeable than myself,article. Is Candida an Endocrine Disorder?

Posted by Dee on September 03, 2002 at 10:22:20:

In Reply to: Re: H.Y. and those more knowledgeable than myself,article. Is Candida an Endocrine Disorder? posted by Yeasty no more on September 03, 2002 at 00:58:17:

Yeasty-what supplements did you use.



Is Candida an Endocrine Disorder? (Archive in candida.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on September 03, 2002 at 10:56:55:

In Reply to: H.Y. and those more knowledgeable than myself,article. Is Candida an Endocrine Disorder? posted by CJ on September 02, 2002 at 19:09:27:

NMI

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Re: H.Y. and those more knowledgeable than myself,article. Is Candida an Endocrine Disorder?

Posted by Yeasty no more on September 03, 2002 at 11:08:34:

In Reply to: Re: H.Y. and those more knowledgeable than myself,article. Is Candida an Endocrine Disorder? posted by Dee on September 03, 2002 at 10:22:20:

Oh Lord, there isn't enough space in this box to list them all! LOL. I spent a small fortune on: oregano, caprylic acid, pau d' arco, garlic, etc. etc. etc. Of everything I took I got the best results from caprylic acid and SF 722. As you probably know, there are different strains of the fungus and they respond to different things. Also, if you take the same thing for consecutive days you can develop allergy to the substance and the "bugs" will become immune to it, so it is best to have several different things to rotate.
I hope this answers your question adequately . . .
Yeasty no more

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THANKS TO ALL WHO REPLYED

Posted by CJ on October 15, 2002 at 14:10:38:

In Reply to: H.Y. and those more knowledgeable than myself,article. Is Candida an Endocrine Disorder? posted by CJ on September 02, 2002 at 19:09:27:

Sorry I just got back here today.
I have been gone for about 2 mo. Just right after having posted this message. There were 2 deaths in the family within a few wk's of each other. One of them was a new born. Then after that it seemed like we had one crisis after another. I'm very suprised that my posts are up on the board after all this time.
Needless to say after all that has happened I have fallen off the health wagon and must now start over.
Thanks CJ

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