Thank you for tuning in. Can you have Candida with no symptoms? That’s an interesting question.
Well, if you’ve got no symptoms and you’re concerned that you have Candida, you probably have got Candida because Candida is a naturally occurring organism. It’s a yeast that lives in a lot of people. Not everybody will have Candida albicans in their digestive tract, but a lot of people do have this, but it’s kept in a harmonious balance. There are estimated between anywhere from four to five or even several hundred more species of bacteria that live in your digestive tract, and no doubt there will be many different kinds of fungi that will live in there as well.
All sorts of organisms live in our bodies and on our bodies, but everything is kept in balance. It’s just like how the world is. The world is a big ecosystem where things are kept in balance, and our body really is a mini-ecosystem where things are kept in balance. But when things get out of kilter, out of balance, that’s when we start looking at yeast infections.
Symptoms are something that you feel; you experience. These are subjective. Signs are something we can measure or see or quantify through testing or analysis. Symptoms, you may, for example, have a lot of bloating or burping or gas and think that you’ve got Candida, but it may not be Candida at all. It could just be a case of having low stomach acidity, which is very common, and this often comes about from stress or improper diet.
Go and get checked out by a health care professional. Speaking to somebody if you’ve got concerns, if you’re not sure if you’ve got Candida or not is a very smart move on your part. So before you jump in with self-treatment, before you go to Doctor Google and start looking for answers, it might pay to go and see your naturopathic doctor, for example, get some expert advice, or a nutritional, friendly doctor. Go and see someone with a bit of knowledge and skill set and talk with him or her about your concerns, about your symptoms, to see whether they are Candida or not.
Also do my yeast infection quiz. That’s quite a good one to do. Go to CandidaCrusher.com and do my yeast infection quiz. That will give you an idea if you’re mild, moderate or severe. So that’s a good start for you. I hope that answers your question.