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Candida and MS

Intestines yeast and bacteria

You may wonder what candida albicans or yeast which is found in everyone's intestinal tract has to do with MS. I wondered that as well when I first heard about it. These types of cells are fine as long as there aren't too many of them. They, along with bacteria – good and bad – live in our intestines.

The problem comes when an overgrowth occurs. How does this happen? If you've ever made bread and worked with yeast, you already know the answer to this question. Yeast needs sugar to grow. The way most people eat, sugar is not on the short list. I know for us, we love sweets – especially baked goods.

So, if your diet is high in sugar, you may have this problem or eventually develop an overgrowth of candida albicans. What's so bad about that, you ask? We all know the saying – too much of a good thing... Well too much can lead to a host of problems. But first of all, what other things besides poor diet can cause this issue?

  • poor diet
  • over use of antibiotics
  • stress
  • poor digestion

Candida MS connection?

Hmmm, interesting.... A few of those sound similar to MS symptoms. Or maybe in the case of antibiotics, as a result of having lots of infections, you've probably taken more than the average person would normally take. As far as stress - we all know this doesn't mix with MS very well. 

One of the biggest causes of an overgrowth of yeast is poor digestion. This goes hand in hand with poor diet and possibly a direct result of bowel problems you may be experiencing. If you aren't “regular”, then this may be part of the cause. MSers are easy prey to yeast infections because you have issues with many of these already as a result of MS.

One doctor even went as far as treating the yeast problem to help heal the multiple sclerosis symptoms of his patients. And many times it worked. Here's a list of the symptoms of candida overgrowth:

Candida symptoms

  • Frequent stomach pains and digestion problems
  • Skin problems (skin infections, eczema, psoriasis, acne)
  • Foggy brain / Trouble concentrating
  • Constant tiredness and exhaustion
  • Anxiety
  • Mood swings
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Anger outbursts
  • Irritability
  • Headaches
  • Intense cravings for sugars, sweets, and breads
  • Itchy skin
Candida and sweets

As you can see, some of these symptoms overlap your MS symptoms. However, if you have several of these symptoms, you could possibly have a yeast overgrowth or some type of food allergy.

So what can you do to get rid of yeast? Probably the biggest and quickest way to at least stop the growth is to stop giving it the things that help it grow. Simple sugars – white bread, cookies, cakes, etc. If you can cut back on things like candy, breads, and sweets like the cookies, cakes, and even fruits, this will help. High-carbohydrate foods, sugary foods – these fuel candida.

If you cut them out completely – go cold turkey, so to speak – this may work for a time, but once you begin eating them again, the problem will come back. It's best to eat in a way that gives your body a proper balance of carbs – not too high, not too low. The more complex the carbs the better.

How to treat a yeast infection

How do you treat this pesky problem? Usually infections are treated with – you guessed it – antibiotics. But how about a natural antibiotic? Would this work? Check out this product and the reviews that go with it. We've tried it and it definitely works when you take it. And for more than just yeast overgrowth. 

Antibiotic/Health Supplement

Fruit/vegetable wash (kills molds and bacteria on contact)

Face wash

Toothpaste (or mixed with toothpaste)

Sinus spray/wash

Douche (helpful for UTI's, candida, bacterial infections)

Sterilizer (for anything from your toothbrush to silverware)

Household Cleanser (mix with water: save money and the environment)

...and a whole lot more. You can do almost anything with it.

A few drops of GSE in your shampoo gets rid of dandruff.

Put GSE in a glass of water and soak your toothbrush, sterilizes it

Put 30-40 drops in your washing machine to kill bacteria on your clothes better than bleach - and it won't fade or stain fabrics!

Got a pimple? Zap it with a drop of GSE.

GSE will cure yeast infections naturally and quickly

GSE will kill any bacteria in 30 seconds - best of all, without the harmful side effects/chemicals in most pharmaceutical antibiotics or cleansers. A lot cheaper, too at $10 bottle...and they last, because you're only using a few drops a time.

Customer review: Liberty Rocks

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