What I want to share with you is a simple 5-minute test you can do right at home that will give you some idea if you suffer with a candida yeast overgrowth.
Candida yeast is a natural fungus that grows in all of us. It lives within our digestive system and feeds on the carbohydrates we put into our bodies. For several reasons this fungus can grow out of control and when it does the result is chronic yeast infections or irregular bathroom habits or food sensitivities. There are a dozen physical issues that have been linked to a fungal overgrowth within our bodies.
However before you treat a candida yeast problem, you first need to figure out if you potentially have one, and this simple test can help with that.
The 5 Minute Test:
When you awake in the morning, before you put anything into your mouth, work up some saliva and spit in into a clear glass of water. Within 10-15 minutes, look in the glass. Your saliva should disperse. But, if there are strings coming down from your saliva, or if the water turned cloudy, or if your saliva sank to the bottom, you may have an underlying candida yeast problem.
The spit test is just a simple guideline. But it’s a place to start for many women that struggle with chronic yeast infections or faced with constant irregularity.
If you think you have a persistant issue, please consult with your doctor.
Michelle Winicki has been helping women with their health for over 8 years, with an emphasis on candida yeast problems. Her website http://www.candidafitness.com/ has many articles for those who want more information on this health challenge.