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Candida + Hashimoto’s
Candida is common in people with Hashimoto’s and is not only a symptom but could even be a trigger for the auto-immune disease in some people.
We all have Candida. It’s a sneaky yeast that loves sugar, moist and warm environments! It’s a part of the natural microflora in our mouth, urethra, vagina & gastrointestinal tract.
Candida can be a cause of leaky gut and many other the uncomfortable digestive issues (bloating, gas etc). It’s also connected to other things like fatigue, brain fog, pain, mood changes which are also Hashimoto’s symptoms.
I hope you’re starting to see how interconnected and complex thyroid issues really are! It takes time to unravel the web – work out what’s causing which symptom. That’s why it really is important to have a good integrative medical practitioner and other health professionals like a naturopath to work with to help to investigate and unravel.
I haven’t (as far as I can remember) been clinically tested for candida, however when I’ve noticed a thrush reaction or what I think is a candida skin reaction I look to cut out sugar, starches and explore essential oils with anti-fungal properties.
Let’s get practical:
💦 Essential oils such as thyme, oregano, pink pepper, tea tree, cinnamon & clove are worth exploring in the context of Candida.
🍭 Eliminate sugar & starches.
🧐 Research anti-candida diets – there are plenty of them.
💊 Avoid antibiotics if at all possible.
⭐️ Take a probiotic.
🍍 Reduce fruit – particularly higher-sugar fruits.
🦠 Eat a wide range of vegetables to help create a healthy & diverge gut microbiome.
🙏 Be patient – but persistent, it can take a while to deal with Candida and restore the gut.
💩 There are different kinds of tests you can get to test for Candida – depending on where in your body it is – a stool test is used to test for candida overgrowth in the gastrointestinal tract.
Article for further reading.
Here is a great summary image from Dr Izabella Wentz, The Thyroid Pharmacist.
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Disclaimer: This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Suspect you have a thyroid issue? PLEASE trust your instincts and get it thoroughly checked out with your health practitioner. This thyroid basics page has an overview of what tests to ask for and a link to use a private lab if you’re doctor won’t order them.
You might also like to listen to my interview with my doctor here.
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