My thanks to Lucy who has been in touch to discuss her candida recovery.   With her permission I wanted to mention something which we discussed that I think can help others.   Basically we discussing how important it is to make sure that you go to the toilet regularly when you are trying to get rid of candida or stop it returning.  Constipation can cause all sorts of minor health issues such as bad skin, stomach ache and it appears to cause candida to thrive.    I make sure I eat fruit every day to keep myself regular.  When I was on the anti-candida diet I ate the minimum amount of fruit to keep my system moving.  It was trial and error but I quickly learnt that it equated to about 1 apple per day.   Some people prefer to add fibre to their diet in other ways and that’s fine.  But it is something that you cannot overlook.   Some people say drinking more water helps to keep your bowels regular so that is worth trying on the anti-candida diet.

Anyway Lucy and I were talking about this issue and I suddenly remembered that when my candida was at its worst I worked in an office where the toilets were near the boss’s office.   He would watch you go in and go out.  So you always felt like you had to be quick!  This was terrible for anyone with any sort of digestive problem and it often meant that I would be in too much of a rush to go to the toilet when my body needed to.   I’m sure this ridiculous situation contributed to my candida problem.  Lucy was in a similar situation and always felt like she needed to ‘wait until I get home’ and of course that it is really bad for your digestive system if it happens all the time.   I’ve no idea what the solution is but we’d be pleased to hear any ideas or suggestions.

take care
Katie x
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Benefits of keeping regular!

3 thoughts on “Benefits of keeping regular!

  • August 9, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    You are right Katie,
    I got constipated so bad that it took awhile for me to heal the hemorrhiods that constipation caused.

    • October 29, 2012 at 6:25 am

      Well the tampon itlsef cannot CAUSE a yeast infection, but if you are sensitive/allergic to them, they could cause some irritation/inflamation which could make you more likely to get a yeast infection. So if you have that kind of sensitivity, using them once could be enough to give you trouble. But if you’re not sensitive to them, use them all you like. I would just say if you have a history of being sensitive to chemicals, soaps, scents, etc, stay away from them. But if not, give them a try, that’s all you can do.

  • September 19, 2012 at 6:37 am

    Hi Katie,
    Yes, I do feel that a toxic colon or backed up colon is a breeding ground for candida and other bacteria to grow.
    I always tell my kids, its better to let it come out than leave it in. If you have to go, no matter where you are, just go.
    I had my first yeast infection when I was 10 years old and I am pretty sure constipation was part of my problem, along with a bad diet and emotional stress.
    It took me 13 years to finally get rid of chronic yeast infections and another few more years to keep systemic candida under control. It came with a complete mind, body and spirit transformation, kind of how your share in your blog.
    Your new website is full of wonderful information.
    Many blessings to you,
    Ester Perez
    Health Coach


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