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Kinesiology and Candida

Kinesiology and Candida

Candida is a fungus which is a normal component of your gut flora. It lives in your large Intestine, mouth and vagina. It helps with digestion and absorption. Healthy gut bacteria will normally keep candida levels under control. When candida has overgrowth, toxins are released. This can cause the breakdown of the wall of the gut and make its way into your bloodstream where you may experience digestive problems through to depression.

An overgrowth of candida can produce large amounts of acetaldeyde (toxin). This can cross the blood-brain barrier and may affect brain functions. It is not fully understood, however it appears that long-term candidiasis has a large impact in the loss of brain integration. Acetaldeyde in the brain disrupts function and seems to make people feel “foggy minded”.

Healthy gut bacteria will normally keep candida levels under control. When candida has an overgrowth in your gut many symptoms can appear.

These include:

*Feeling tired, excessively worn out
*Bloating, constipation, diarrhoea
*Nail and skin fungal infections
*Autoimmune diseases- Hashimotos, psoriasis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and more
*Memory loss, poor concentration, ADHD, ADD
*Anxiety, depression, irrational moods, irritability
*Allergies
*Itching within the vaginal and rectal area
*Urinary tract infections, vaginal infections
*Menstrual problems
*Weight – can’t lose
*Food cravings
*Joint pain

How do you get an overgrowth of candida?

*Poor diet containing high levels of refined carbohydrates and sugars
*Antibiotics
*High stress lifestyle
*Excessive alcohol consumption
*Immune system is low

Kinesiology helps reverse the effects and symptoms of candida. First point is to balance and improve your immune system to make it stronger to fight the candida. As kinesiology is a whole body and mind approach we look at what within your systems maybe compromised by the candida. These include areas of brain physiology, organs, vascular and lymphatic systems, glands and more. Toxicity and allergies are also checked and balanced if necessary.

Diet also has a huge impact on candida symptoms. With this in mind we give clients a food chart that incorporates foods to avoid and foods for consumption that help with the maintenance of the condition.

Kinesiology looks at you as a whole, so not only do we investigate the physical effects of candida on your body. We also take into account your emotional, mental, neurological, hormonal, biochemical and nutritional systems.