30 Nov 19:11
I have a new diagnosis and interesting connection to my psoriasis. Had an upper GI with endoscopy yesterday and it showed a Candida infection in my esophagus and some shallow ulcers in my duodenum. I'll add updates. Time to get rid of extra Candida
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30 Nov 20:41
Sorry to hear that Tim. Now you know why my diet is so rigid. Not really as I can cheat once in a while now. That Candida is a big deal on our planet. Bread is a big culprit and sugar. Keep those being fed into your body and the candida has a hay day!
30 Nov 21:03
If ever altered through allopathic medicine then needs to be helped retained!!
Sadly homeopathy is look down-upon. But why take antibiotics, unless absolutely necessary, then re-supply healthy probiotics than just add healthy probiotics in the first place.
Like vs. like, sounds weird but works and is implied in our lives daily unconsciously :)
30 Nov 21:39
Thanks Susan and Dex. I've been aware for some time that Candida may have been an issue, but "they" don't like to test for such things. I may get an anti-fungal to help, then on with continuing to remove sugar and simple starches. Always a bit plugged up these days and my psoriasis has grown over much more area during the past 10+ years. Glad I had a positive diagnosis, and actual look, at the Candida present. It may be systemic. All in all a good "find."
Ulcers are mild and probably have been contributing to Leaky Gut, as well.
01 Dec 00:45
I take a tAblet for my Candida issues, given by my Rheumy. That dreaded cortisone and anti biotics created a big problem last year for me but the tablets make it much better and of course diet changes.
01 Dec 02:10
Very interesting connection indeed Tim. May this be your path to healing. I wouldn't be surprised if a high percentage of us had Candida. Did you have to ask to be tested for it?
01 Dec 02:18
Michelle I betcha most in our culture of plenty have candida issues. If you eat sugar, bread, grains, milk, cereals... Just assume it's an issue. One of the reasons I fed my kids differently. Although they live on their own and are only going back now to what their momma taught them. LOL Here are some symptoms but they are all over the internet. Simple to find.
Skin and nail fungal infections, such as athlete’s foot or toenail fungus
Feeling tired and worn down, or suffering from chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia
Digestive issues such as bloating, constipation, or diarrhea
Autoimmune diseases such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, lupus, psoriasis, scleroderma, or multiple sclerosis
Difficulty concentrating, poor memory, lack of focus, ADD, ADHD, and brain fog
Skin issues like eczema, psoriasis, hives, and rashes
Irritability, mood swings, anxiety, or depression
Vaginal infections, urinary tract infections, rectal itching, or vaginal itching
I had almost all of these things at one time. Now nothing. Thank God!
01 Dec 03:00
I am so pleased for you Susan! It is so amazing all you have overcome! You are so very inspiring :) I have been doing well with my lifestyle changes. I need to get more creative. I feel like I am eating too much chicken. Lol. I am thinking of taking meat out all together. May be time for another good documentary, lol
01 Dec 03:10
Thanks Michelle. You are inspiring too. I was vegetarian from about 10 till my mid 30's. I always struggled with low iron. I introduced beef long ago and that totally helped with my iron levels. I'm not rigid one way or the other. I like beef and any protein, including eggs. Creativity is made easier by the internet. If you type in whatever you are using as ingredients followed by the word recipes, you will find all kinds of things to make. Chicken can get boring. I tend to slow cook all my meat in the oven most of the day with just my spices and water. I think it always tastes good and I end up with enough to last about 3 days. Happy cooking. :)
01 Dec 16:47
Hi Michelle. I didn't asked to be tested for candida. I was in a upper GI endoscopy for other issues and it was spotted. I can actually see it in the photos they took. Yes, I agree about many having candida. When I search just candida and psoriasis there was a lot of info on the connection, as well as connections to other conditions.
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