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What is Candida?

Candida can present in many ways. The most common presentations we see are:

  • Recurrent bouts of thrush – and they all present differently!

o   Itchiness and discomfort
o   Discharge (can be thicker and have a smell)
o   Inflamed and tender labia area
o   Itchy anus

  • Bloating and wind
  • Constipation
  • Lethargy and fatigue

How does this happen?

We all have low levels of candida albicans within our body, but this is an opportunistic yeast that can overgrow causing these symptoms.

Certain medications (i.e. antibiotics, oral contraceptive pill), poor diet (high sugar, high carbs, low fibre), alcohol, stress and poor sleep not only can increase candida levels but can also reduce levels of our good bacteria, i.e. lactobacillus spp.

We need high levels of good bacteria within our body to ensure candida is kept at a low level.

Our main focus when treating a candida overgrowth is to reduce the high levels of candida but also increase levels of our good bacteria within the body. Unfortunately antifungal medications (diflucan, canesten etc) only reduce the candida overgrowth and do not support the growth and balance of good bacteria within the body.

We use specific probiotic strains that have been clinically researched for their efficacy on reducing candida and increasing our body’s good bacteria.

Our naturopath, Chantelle Bell, with over 7 years experience,specialises in candida overgrowth and digestive disturbances and is ready to help you feel ‘normal’ again!  With a combination of herbal and nutritional medicine and some dietary changes you can feel a lot better in just a few days. Put a stop to the itch!

Call us now for a chat or send us an email and get your health back on track today!