Candida is often misdiagnosed by medical professionals simply because the symptoms of Candida overgrowth are quite general and can be attributed to other illnesses. Thus here are some simple tests you can easily do for free at home and other paid options.
Comprises of a series of questions and depending on how many symptoms you have, you should go on the Candida diet.
Candida Spit Test
A bit disgusting, but oh so simple. First thing in the morning before brushing your teeth, eating or drinking, you need to spit into a glass with still mineral water. If the stuff that swims on the top shows long root like strands you not only have ruined your breakfast but you definitely have an oral yeast infection of sorts.
Chemical, Smoke & Perfume Sensitivity
This is not an official test but it is ever so revealing. I have yet to come across a “non Candida sufferer” who shows signs of a chemical, smoke & perfume sensitivity.
Basically if you have Candida you’re very much intolerant to any assault to your sense of smell. But you’ll be particularly sensitive to smoke and anything that smells like industrial cleaning, strong eau de toilette, synthetic carpets, glue, etc. You virtually won’t be able or willing to enter a room with a smell like that. Anyone around you won’t in most cases even be able to detect the smell or not be bothered by it.
Insane Cravings for Sweet Foods
Again, this is not what you’d class a scientific Candida test – Yet it is a dead give away.
But there is still a distinct difference between a healthy person’s cravings and those from a Candida sufferer. The Candida sufferer gets absolutely frantic when he or she doesn’t get their sugar hit. Their mood drops within seconds and they get highly emotional, extremely crotchety and on edge. They can’t focus or think clearly. In severe cases they even get panic attacks and their hands start trembling.
Without knowing what’s causing your condition you might start taking medication that does not attack the exact organism that caused your problem. This can mean being ill for longer and unnecessary costs for you.
But before you start worrying about expensive lab work, why not first take a glance at the Candida self-diagnosis checklist. It’s FREE and most likely the only Candida test you’ll need. Sign up to the newsletter and you’ll receive an email with the self-diagnosis checklist sent straight to your inbox.