A Candida cleanse can cause joint pain, but it’s much more likely the joint pain is coming from inflammation gone wrong somewhere in your body.
Inflammation is a bit like fire. Make a little fire, it’s easy to put out. Make a big fire, it’s hard to put out. The point I’m making here is inflammation is like heat. It’s like a flame. A small amount of inflammation is much easier to extinguish and put out than a large “forest fire” of inflammation.
Inflammation in the body can show up in different ways, including aches, pain (e.g., joint pain), and fatigue. Other hints that inflammation may be a problem include a family history of inflammatory disorders, and long-term use of pharmaceutical medications, particularly antibiotics.
If I think a client has a problem with inflammation, I’m very interested in checking out small bowel function. The small bowel is where a lot of immune dysfunction first starts. Now you can understand why I regularly recommend stool testing.
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Stool testing will give me a great understanding of the severity of the inflammation. By doing a comprehensive stool analysis, you can find out whether the problem is parasites, yeast, lack of beneficial bacteria, or high levels of harmful bacteria. Once you know the extent of your gut problem, you can begin the most effective treatment. An interesting pattern I’ve observed is that when the gut gets cleaned up, joint pain often goes away. That’s why I recommend getting your GI tract sorted out first if you have joint pain.
If you’re prepared to try and dig a bit deep and work out where the joint pain is coming from, you will likely find it will be a Candida. It could also be related to a different type of yeast or bacteria, such as Citrobacter and Klebsiella. When the levels of these microorganisms get too high, particularly if there is also a low level of beneficial bacteria, immune imbalance results. The immune imbalance makes it easy for inflammation to pop up throughout the body.
I did a video several years ago in which I held up a 1932 medical textbook made up of articles from the British Medical Journal. In one of the articles, it talked about the need to look for the “hidden infection” in cases of autoimmune conditions like rheumatoid arthritis. Today, no one’s interested in looking at anything anymore. It’s a real shame. Everything’s quick. Everything’s medications. Nobody takes the time to fix the underlying cause of the disease.