1. I have really bad rectal itching. What is the reason?
Itching in the rectum area can be quite uncomfortable and irritating. Symptoms can include and are not restricted to burning, soreness, pain, dryness, itching, etc. Anal itching can be a symptom of yeast infection, but it can also be related to pinworm and other parasites. Often times, itching around and in the anus can be from the irritation caused by diarrhea or constipation as well. So it is important to find out what the cause of your anal itching is in order to treat it appropriately.
If you have symptoms of bloating, gas, sugar cravings, brain fog, lethargy, which are all symptoms to a yeast infection, you may also be looking at yeast infection as the cause of your anal itching. A candida overgrowth can cause chronic anal itching, which is a persistent itch in the rectum. Candida love dark, warm and moist places of the body, just like the anus. Scratching the area where there is a candida overgrowth can make it worst.
To help with the itch, try keeping the area as dry as possible. Wear dry cotton underwear to allow breathing. Furthermore, you can avoid eating certain foods which can further irritate the itch during a bowel movement. Certain foods (spicy foods, peppers, chilly, etc) can cause irritation during a bowel movement. Try a diet which is more fibre friendly. If the itch does not get better or worsens, contact your physician so they can confirm candida overgrowth as the cause. They may prescribe you with an anti-fungal cream to help rid of the itchiness.
2. Why do I get random bouts of nausea after eating?
Nausea can be a symptom of almost any disease or malaise. For example, many pregnant women have nausea in their first trimester. Some feel nausea during their menstrual period. Going through chemotherapy can cause nausea too. If you have exhausted all venues to find out why you have random bouts of nausea, you may be interested in investigating to see if the nausea is caused by a candida overgrowth.
Nausea, when felt along with other digestive problems, can definitely indicate a candida overgrowth. Bloating, which is another symptom of candida, can cause nausea as it creates a lot of gas. During the die off period, yeast can produce a lot of toxins. Cell walls fragment can overwhelm parts of the gut and the immune system and the liver can even become involved. When the liver becomes involved, the person can feel nauseated and sick as a result. In this video, Eric Bakker discusses the causes of nausea if you have yeast infection.
If you are uncertain about having candida, you can also take this comprehensive test to find out what the levels, if any, of candida you may be dealing with are. Taking appropriate action for your situation can help with the not only with the nausea, but also a plethora of other digestives issues such as bloating, constipation, heartburn, gas.
3. I have been suffering from chronic headaches for a few years now. Nothing helps me. What should I do?
Are you dealing with chronic headaches? Have you been to many doctors as well as neurologists to determine what is going on, but nobody seems to have the answer? Most people have had dealt with a headache or two at some point in their lives. There are some that deal with it more often than others. And then there is a small number of people who deal with chronic headache. They can be caused due to stress in daily life, tension. Have you considered yeast infection as the culprit to your headaches?
Candida can produce Gliotoxin, which can be a very dangerous toxin effecting the immune system. It can out regulate pathways as well. Candida also produces another chemical called Interleukin, in the presence of Gliotoxin. The presence of the two can create pain and inflammation. Gliotoxin can also affect the circulation and clot the blood, predisposing those who have it to strokes. They can infiltrate the brain, creating the pain, pressure and inflammation. This causes severe headaches in the person dealing with it. They also feel stoned, brain fog and drunk. Eric Bakker explains the process in his video here.
If candida is the cause of your chronic headache, you will want to clean up the infection to possibly rid of the headaches. Consider taking Canxida Remove and Restore products to help heal your candida infection. If you are unsure about having candida, discuss with your healthcare provider to test your stool for it. Try avoiding fermented food to help in decreasing headache. Watch this video to find out more about this.
4. My sleeping habits are really bad. Can it affect my gut health?
It does not matter how little gluten you eat, or how perfect your diet is, if you are not getting enough sleep, your body will take forever to heal from any disease or infection. There’s certainly a link between insomnia and GI functional gastrointestine disorders, including candida. If you have sleeping problems, your body is weak and your immune system not at its best. A compromised immune system is an open invitation for an overgrowth of candida.
Poor sleep can have many different causes. Often, it can be a result of stress of some sort which leads people to eating too late, going to bed too late, getting little to no exercise, increasing alcohol consumption (wine is notorious for causing sleep problems), poor diets, emotional stress, etc. Indirectly, poor sleeping habits can definitely be the cause of your candida.
We recommend taking a stool test to determine the levels of candida in your system. There are natural ways to help with your insomnia: try yoga and meditation when you can, eat clean, exercise regularly, learn effect stress management. Not getting your regular sleep can, however, leave you body vulnerable and more prone to infections and other diseases. During your sleep is when your body is recharging and fighting off infections to restore back to its healthy place.
5. How to treat extreme stomach acid?
Having stomach acid can be very uncomfortable. For those who deal with it on a regular basis, enjoying your food can become burdensome as you do not want to deal with the acid that is sure to follow. To reduce stomach acid and to get your stomach to work better, chewing is very important. Chewing ensures that food is digested properly and excreted as it should after a meal. Not chewing your food properly can also lead to dental issues, gum disease, or lack of teeth, or other mouth problems. Chewing your food properly and breaking it to small sizes will improve digestion and absorption.
Acidity can also occur when you are taking bigger portions and eating too much and too fast. Bigger portions put a toll on the stomach to work hard. Chewing food properly, smaller portion sizes, is the way to go. Stress accounts for so much inactive stomach function. With people who are under stress, even long-term mild low-grade stress, put their body in a constant fight or flight situation. This cuts a lot of the blood supply to the digestive organs.
If the stomach acid is weak or too alkaline, the body can develop candida overgrowth as well. Candida can cause many digestive problems when large in numbers. You will want to ensure that you treat the overgrowth of candida, if that is what you are dealing with.