Susan, age 39, is an Australian lady who visited my practice several years ago complaining of a number of chronic health problems that had plagued her for over twenty years. Can you imagine suffering for two decades without relief? Many of Susan’s health issues are typical of some of the clinical complaints people have when they endure a chronic generalized yeast infection.
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Susan suffered from sinus and hay fever all her life and had taken many different drugs for her allergies. She had to keep changing them because they were only offering temporary relief. She had learned to live with a stuffy or perpetually blocked nostril, post nasal drip, sneezing, itchy upper palate, sore throats, and even dark circles under her eyes. She also suffered from the worst headaches imaginable since she was sixteen, at times like a nail piercing her skull, as she described them. These headaches were typically much worse about four days before her menstrual cycle.
Susan went to her doctor about five years ago, complaining of the headache. He referred her to a neurologist who concluded after an ECG (brain wave scan) that all was well and that the headaches were caused by stress and tension. They told her to take analgesics as required. Several hundred dollars later, and none the wiser, Susan started to take paracetamol (acetaminophen) several times a day with only a temporary relief.
When Susan was in her late twenties she started to become more aware of the fluid retention she was suffering from, including a huge weight gain since her teens (over 150 pounds). After she ate a carbohydrate rich meal she would bloat considerably and retain as much as eight pounds of fluid or more at times (four kilograms). Her doctor told her it was because of salt, so Susan excluded all salt from her diet as much as possible, only to find out that salt reduction made absolutely no difference to her fluid retention.
What she did notice was how much worse her fluid retention was before her period, and it coincided with feeling very emotional and depressed. Maybe there was a link, Susan thought?
Thankfully, Susan found her way into my office. After listening to her story and completing a full case history, Susan was placed on the Candida Crusher Program. She, like many others, took it slowly at first, but after five months the results were staggering. According to Susan, she felt “normal” for the first time in her life.