I got Candida back in the ’80s. There wasn’t a lot of help around at that time. Doctors were hostile to the whole idea of a male having Candida, and many of them still are today.
When I had Candida, I had jock itch and Candida on my skin. I also had poor immune function and a bad chest infection. When I think back, it was probably Aspergillus.
I was working at a flour mill at the time and had been very sick and depressed. I lived in a crappy little home that was prone to flooding. There was black mold growing on the walls. Back in the 80’s, nobody paid any attention to black mold. I was sick continually, probably for about a good six months, until I started to seek help.
There was nobody that could help me apart from the odd naturopath, that had read some articles on Candida. It’s something I had to work through myself. It took about a year to recover.
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When I was sick with Candida, I certainly didn’t get any encouragement or hope from any healthcare professionals. I had to do all the research myself to find out how to get better. I began to ask myself, “How can I help other people?” I became a naturopath, and the rest is history. I wrote the book Candida Crusher in 2013, and I continue to work in the field to this day.
If you need a diagnosis and treatment plan, seek professional help from someone experienced in treating digestive disorders such as Candida, parasite, and irritable bowel syndrome. Going to a medical doctor isn’t going to give you any answers for most functional gut disorders. In many cases, you’ll get a prescription for an antibiotic, which will create more problems. Don’t go down that path. Look for a functional medicine doctor or a naturopathic doctor.
For diagnosis, I recommend getting a comprehensive stool analysis that includes parasitology and yeast culture. Get a professional to help you interpret the stool test results.
The treatment plan depends on the practitioner. If you follow the Candida Crusher treatment plan, you’re going to be using a method that tens of thousands of people have found helpful.
Check out the information on yeastinfection.org, including the quiz. Please have a look at the over thousand videos on my YouTube channel. I’ve created lots of information to educate people about gut health. The Candida Crusher book is also full of valuable information.