Candida Question #18 Can Lack Of Sleep Cause A Yeast Infection?

Well not really. A yeast infection is not caused by a lack of sleep or insomnia. However, a lack of sleep can be a reason why a person has developed adrenal fatigue. Adrenal fatigue can create insomnia, and insomnia can create adrenal fatigue. Insomnia can lead to reduced immune function, and a reduced immune function can certainly increase your susceptibility towards a yeast infection by reducing your immune resistance.

So, good sleep is a very important part of strong adrenal and hormonal health. When this becomes compromised, you can leave yourself wide open to all sorts of infections: bacterial, viral, and also pathogens like yeast. So it’s important for you to get good sleep.

In other videos, I’ll be speaking more about adrenal fatigue. I’d like you to pay attention particularly to adrenal fatigue and insomnia. There’s quite a big link there.

So, to answer that question, does a lack of sleep cause a yeast infection? Indirectly, there is a link, but it’s not directly caused by insomnia.

Thank you.

Candida Question #11 Can Bladder Infection Cause Yeast Infection or Not?

Well, it’s not really likely that a bladder infection, which is generally bacterial, will cause a yeast infection, which is usually fungal. They can occur simultaneously, though. And a bladder infection may predispose you towards an immune weakness, which would increase your susceptibility to a vaginal yeast infection. So it could be indirectly linked to it. It certainly could, and I certainly have seen females with a bladder infection and a vaginal yeast infection occurring at the same time. Quite painful and uncomfortable and I’ve certainly seen it.

Having a bladder infection may make you take an antibiotic like Trimethoprim for example or another antibiotic for several days, which can increase your susceptibility to getting a vaginal yeast infection, so that’s how it can be linked up.

I’m going to do other videos on bladder infections, so when you have a bladder infection drink plenty of water and look at my other information you’ll find in my book, Candida Crusher regarding bladder infections. There are some good hints and tips in the book, and you’ll find some more videos on what to do for bacterial infections involving the bladder in particular.

So, I hope that answers your question. Thanks for your question.

Candida Question #7 Do Heavy Metals Such As Mercury Cause Yeast Infection?

Well, not directly, but like many other toxins, heavy metals such as arsenic, cadmium, mercury, lead, tin, aluminum will certainly cause problems with your immune system. They can suppress the immune system and create problems on many different levels inside your body.

When this occurs, it can often lead to opportunistic infectious disease, including a yeast infection. There is certainly evidence which makes us believe that mercury, particularly methyl mercury which is secreted by your mercury amalgam fillings, has an effect on yeast in the digestive system, particularly in the bowel.

So we have seen a connection with people with mercury fillings and yeast infections, particularly people that don’t recover well, and I was one of those people back in the mid-80s. After having 30 amalgam fillings removed and replaced with new fillings, my health took a turn for the worse and I’ve certainly seen this with many patients who’ve had dental restoration; they’ve had a major aggravation of a gut problem or a yeast infection. So there is a connection between mercury and Candida.

So, do heavy metals cause Candida? Not directly, but indirectly they do. And if you’re concerned, do see your health care professional for some heavy metal testing.

Thank you.