Kaye, age 39, is a single mother with three children. She came to see me a few years ago with chronic recurrent vaginal thrush. She had been having problems for several years, since her late twenties, and had been to her doctor seeking help a number of times. Her doctor had at first prescribed her a product that was applied locally with an applicator, but this gave only occasional and temporary relief. Kaye was then prescribed a powerful antibiotic and had been taking this on/off for two years. The vaginal thrush would disappear at times, only to re-appear at other times.
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Her bowel had become problematic and her main presenting complaint was actually occasional “bowel leakage” which made it difficult for her to operate as a telesales marketing person. Kaye’s problem was that she was so busy trying to earn a living and support her family that she had become totally burned out emotionally, mentally and physically. When she complained of fatigue to her doctor, the reply was, naturally: “I think you have depression,” and recommended a prescription for the anti-depressant Prozac, which Kaye refused. At this point Kaye came to see me.
Kaye was drinking red wine most nights and having several cups of coffee throughout the day. She would often skip breakfast because she was busy getting the kids off to school. Kaye’s addictions were to alcohol, caffeine and chocolate. Her sleep was erratic and she was very unhappy with her life. I found out that she was great with computers and encouraged her to start her own online business. I also treated Kaye with the Candida Crusher Program over a six-month period.
The results have been fantastic, we have not only cleared up the thrush, but the brain fog is gone and Kaye now has a successful online business that is starting to earn her good money. Kaye has stopped all caffeine and alcohol and her “depression” and fatigue are all a thing of the past. This is a typical case I tend to see, a pattern of overwork, fatigue and a spiral down the slope of chronic health problems. Is this you, do you have a stressful lifestyle underpinning bad dietary habits? Maybe it is time you made some BIG changes in that case.