Pain can be divided into two categories according to their duration, namely: acute pain and chronic pain. Acute pain lasts for a couple of seconds to less than six months. It may resolve by itself or need medical attention depending on the origin of pain. The pain you feel when you accidentally touch a hot pan is an acute pain and doesn't necessarily need to be rushed to the ER. The pain you feel when your appendix is inflamed, requiring surgery (appendectomy), is also acute pain. Without surgical intervention, this can be fatal to one's health and may even cause death once appendix is ruptured.

Chronic pain, on the other hand, is pain that lasts longer than six months. Others also define it as pain that lasts longer than the expected length of treatment time. Pain that is chronic may be classified as nociceptive or neuropathic (and they can be acute too). Nociceptive pain is further sub-divided into somatic and visceral pain. Nociceptive pain is generally a sensation that originates from the tissues of the body.

It is called somatic when it originates from the skin, muscles, ligaments, bones, tendons, fasciae, and blood vessels. They are easily localized by the brain since this kind of pain occurs more often (as acute pain). Specific examples of chronic somatic pain include chronic back pain syndrome, arthritic pain, and fibromyalgia. Headaches can also become chronic.

Pain originating from the organs such as the liver, heart, kidneys, pancreas, and the like is called visceral pain. Unlike somatic pain, this kind is harder to pinpoint. This is because your brain does not experience having pain in the organs that often, and is not used to it. The pain may sometimes be referred. This means that the pain may be felt elsewhere in the body and not at the specific site of injury or damage. An excellent example is with a liver or gallbladder affectation; the pain may be felt at the right tip of the scapular region. When the lungs are also affected, pain may sometimes present itself at the left shoulder.

Neuropathic pain originates from the nerves. They may be caused by a malfunction, malformation in the structure, or damage and irritation of and to the nerves. Neuropathic pain is divided according to its origin: peripheral and central. The sensation is generally described as having burning, tingling, pins and needles, or electrical.

Pain management in chronic pain is evidently more sophisticated than treatment of acute pain. Management may require coordination with several medical personnel to effectively alleviate the pain and enable the sufferer to function normally or as close to normal as possible. The pain management team may be composed of the pain doctor, physiotherapist, clinical psychologist, nursing practitioners, and occupational therapist.

It requires an interdisciplinary approach since long-term pain can have other effects such as changes in behavior. The patient may become irritable at times, feel anxious and may even advance to depression. Cognitive effects may include forgetfulness, difficulty finishing tasks, lack of concentration, and minor accidents, all of which might result to constraints in cognitive-based treatments.

Often, over-the-counter drugs are not enough to cause comfort in a chronic pain sufferer. Prescription drugs such as tramadol and other narcotics to treat moderate to severe pain are required. Other medications that are not categorized as analgesics are also prescribed by doctors for chronic pain. They may include anticonvulsants, antidepressants, muscle relaxants, and placebos in the treatment. In some cases, surgery may be necessary.

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  1. bcgold

    Does anyone have any personal experience with fatigue caused by yeast-candida?
    I am hoping to learn more about the possibility of fatigue caused by the over growth of yeast or “Candida”. I have been doing a lot of research on the internet, but have found so many different opinions on how to treat it, what the diet should look like and different symptoms that it may cause. A lot of it doesn’t seem to match up. I am looking to find the best sites to look for real information, possible facts, studies and personal success stories. Thank you.

  2. L.L

    I know what it’s not but what is it?! Dry, red patches all over, pitted fingernails with no cuticles left!?
    I have been to the doctor four times now… They have ruled out eczema, psoriasis, fungus, hand foot and mouth disease, lyme disease, ring worm and vitamin b deficiency (that was my specific worry). I’m concerned its candida really bad. I can’t grab anything because my finger tips are so raw, my finger nails look like crumpled soda cans without cuticles, i have red patches all over my body a little bigger than a quarter. I have about 21 on my back alone. The doctors are baffled and have no idea they keep saying go to this doctor, get referred and go here. I can’t stand it. I can barely sleep because my fingers itch so bad some times and also its itchy down there sometimes too. Its not constant but sometimes i get like an itch attack. What could it be????
    They ruled out eczema because my skin its not an isolated patch or patches it just like dots all over like polka dots and because triamcinolone and this clobet stuff didn’t have any effect and they gave me a shot and it didn’t work. The rash doesn’t itch constantly its not scaly its bascially just like red polka dots all over me. Um… I grew up in the woods and have never gotten poison ivy, i live in a city now and haven’t been exposed to it.
    Also my doctor said candida is just a bunch of symptoms people group together and i totally disagree with him, i tried taking enzymes for my liver, flax oil, snacking on dulce, taking vitamin b12 complex

    1. Minx

      The classic telltale signs of a yeast overgrowth ……. candidiasis …… are those of a white tongue (thrush), toenail or fingernail fungus, jock itch or athlete’s foot, and vaginal yeast infections……….. an overgrowth of yeast can affect virtually every system of the body with the gastrointestinal, genitourinary, endocrine, nervous and immune systems being the most susceptible…. common symptoms of candidiasis include:

      Digestive disorders, including IBS;
      Gastrointestinal symptoms: thrush, bloating gas, rectal itching;
      Vaginal yeast infections;
      Urinary tract infections;
      Athlete’s foot or jock itch;
      Fungal toenails or fingernails;
      Cravings for sugar, bread, or alcohol;
      Diaper rash;
      Fatigue;
      Irritability (especially when hungry);
      Premenstrual syndrome and menstrual problems;
      Fibromyalgia;
      headaches;
      Brain fog;
      Skin problems or itching;
      Numbness or tingling in the extremities;
      Respiratory problems;
      Depression;
      Hypoglycemia;
      Short attention span;
      Loss of libido.

      Candidiasis almost never occurs in people with healthy immune systems who eat a diet low in sugar and yeast….you need to avoid all yeast and sugar products to kill a yeast infection ……… sugar will literally feed the yeast overgrowth allowing it to flourish……… ditch the alcohol and sodas and diet sodas too if you drink any ………. antiobiotics, especially broad – spectrum antiobiotics will also kill the helpful bacteria which you need for a healthy gut …….. supplement with a good quality probiotic to rebalance gut flora ……… this part is absolutely essential for without the good flora your system will remain completely out of whack …… eat more alkaline forming foods such as leafy and green vegies, fishes such as tuna, salmon, sardines and whiting, organic nuts and seeds such as almonds and brazil nuts…….. all these foods are rich in magnesium and will thus encourage the production of hydrochloric acid in your tummy aiding in digestion and effective elimination ……..the leafy greens and fishes are also rich in calcium and protein and the fish are a rich source of vitamin D too ……. eat organic brown rice and quinoa (prounounced keen ~ wah) as they are both a rich source of the B complex of vitamins and will provide you with the carbs you need for sustained energy and the quinoa is also rich in calcium and iron ………. don’t forget about getting enough iron on a daily basis too ie ~ lean red meats ….. Avoid sugars such as honey, molasses, fructose, maltose, lactose (that means all milk and dairy products) and fruit juices …… avoid artificial sweetners and foods containing brewer’s yeast – ie – alcohol such as beer, wine, brandy, whiskey, rum, ciders and root beer…. avoid baker’s yeast ie ~ breads and rolls and pastries …. avoid mushrooms … avoid fruits and vegies with any sign of mold growth on them …. avoid fermented beverages and condiments including mayonnaise, ketchup, pickled vegies and pickles, salad dressings (use lemon and olive oil instead), soy sauce and vinegar …. avoid all types of hard cheeses which are a pretty good source of mold…. avoid processed and smoked meats and fish, including hot dogs, sausages, luncheon meats etc……. these meats are processed with sugar, spices, yeast and other preservatives …. avoid canned bottled or frozen fruit and vegie juices cos they have loads of sugar and are commonly made from overripened or damaged produce; generally the skin of the fruit contains surface mold and rotten spots, which are pulverised into the juice… avoid dried fruits…. avoid coffee & tea as much as you can as caffeine will aggravate yeast overgrowth………………… you don’t need to use medications to kill a yeast overgrowth ….. simply eliminate their food source and they will disappear on their own …… if you normalise the bacterial flora in the gastrointestinal tract you will feel much better and in most cases won’t need drugs ♥

      truly, eat loads and loads of green and leafy vegies, squeeze lemon juice over it to spice it up and help torch bacteria and bolster both your immunity and digestive process ……..eat some low sugar fruits each day too such as strawberries, pears and watermelon and cold water fresh fishes and brown rice / quinoa and watch it clear up…….. oh, drink loads and loads of fresh filtered water to … to ensure you are properly hydrated as the healthiest and happiest body will always be the most hydrated one .

      make sure that you only eat organic nuts and seeds like almonds, brazil nuts and sunflower seeds too as they “preserve” the commercial varieties with sulfites and other nasty chemicals that will upset sensitive digestive systems.

      Your crumpled fingernails are displaying calcium deficiency caused by the yeast infection…… i know without a shadow of a doubt because i dealt with the same issues on my fingernails until i dealt with the candidasis ……… mine looked like corrugated iron.. really nasty… but very cureable mate.

      Supplement with pharmaceutical grade fish oil tablets to heal your raw and painfull fingertips ……. in the meantime soothe them with some calendula cream from your local health food store.

      Simply follow the instructions on the bottle for the fish oil tablets.

      Hope you feel better soon.

      peace baby

  3. Sam

    Do you think this is fibromyalgia and peripheral neuropathy combined?
    Do you think this is fibromyalgia and peripheral neuropathy combined?
    im a 19 year old female and i have been experenceing these symptoms: all this has been going on for several months now im going on 7 months of dealing with all of this

    – headache/ migraine (s)
    – blurred vision
    – numbness/tingling in arms and legs
    – chills
    – fever (not all the time)
    – abdominal pain
    o upper Left
    o lower Left and Right
    – dizzy spells
    – weak
    – chest pain (at times)
    – trouble walking (at times)
    – diarrhea
    – change in bowel habits
    o color change…. Yellow, orange
    – dark urine
    – loss of appetite
    – back pain
    o upper and lower back
    – nights sweats
    – weight loss ( unintentional )
    – hair loss
    – shaky
    – tires quickly
    – feeling faint when standing up
    – general muscle pains
    – constipation ( at times)
    – nausea
    – vomiting (usually 30 mins to an hour after a meal )
    – muscle spasms
    o both legs
    o left side of neck
    – increased urination/ at times I have lost control of my bladder

    PLEASE ANY HELP WOULD BE GREATFUL… i have been going from doctor to doctor i have had to go to the ER several times due to the pain. and every time i go to the ER they do blood work and always several of my levels are elevated if that means anything… i have had CT’s, and ultrasounds done nothing major has come back

  4. Rhonda W

    hard to remove athletes foot? ?
    theres like a circular rubbery feeling thing on the bottom of my foot right under my last 2 toes. i know its athletes foot cause its there between my 4th an 5th toe and i believe i scratched an made It spread. any tips on killing it? ive tried bedadyne and bleach

    1. Minx

      The classic telltale signs of a yeast overgrowth ……. candidiasis …… are those of jock itch or athlete’s foot, a white tongue (thrush), toenail or fingernail fungus and vaginal yeast infections……….. an overgrowth of yeast can affect virtually every system of the body with the gastrointestinal, genitourinary, endocrine, nervous and immune systems being the most susceptible…. common symptoms of candidiasis include:

      Digestive disorders, including IBS;
      Gastrointestinal symptoms: thrush, bloating gas, rectal itching;
      Vaginal yeast infections;
      Urinary tract infections;
      Athlete’s foot or jock itch;
      Fungal toenails or fingernails;
      Cravings for sugar, bread, or alcohol;
      Diaper rash;
      Fatigue;
      Irritability (especially when hungry);
      Premenstrual syndrome and menstrual problems;
      Fibromyalgia;
      headaches;
      Brain fog;
      Skin problems or itching;
      Numbness or tingling in the extremities;
      Respiratory problems;
      Depression;
      Hypoglycemia;
      Short attention span;
      Loss of libido.

      Candidiasis almost never occurs in people with healthy immune systems who eat a diet low in sugar and yeast….you need to avoid all yeast and sugar products to kill a yeast infection ……… sugar will literally feed the yeast overgrowth allowing it to flourish……… ditch the alcohol and sodas and diet sodas too if you drink any ………. antiobiotics, especially broad – spectrum antiobiotics will also kill the helpful bacteria which you need for a healthy gut …….. supplement with a good quality probiotic to rebalance gut flora ……… this part is absolutely essential for without the good flora your system will remain completely out of whack …… eat more alkaline forming foods such as leafy and green vegies, fishes such as tuna, salmon, sardines and whiting, organic nuts and seeds such as almonds and brazil nuts…….. all these foods are rich in magnesium and will thus encourage the production of hydrochloric acid in your tummy aiding in digestion and effective elimination ……..the leafy greens and fishes are also rich in calcium and protein and the fish are a rich source of vitamin D too ……. eat organic brown rice and quinoa (prounounced keen ~ wah) as they are both a rich source of the B complex of vitamins and will provide you with the carbs you need for sustained energy and the quinoa is also rich in calcium and iron ………. don’t forget about getting enough iron on a daily basis too ie ~ lean red meats ….. Avoid sugars such as honey, molasses, fructose, maltose, lactose (that means all milk and dairy products) and fruit juices …… avoid artificial sweetners and foods containing brewer’s yeast – ie – alcohol such as beer, wine, brandy, whiskey, rum, ciders and root beer…. avoid baker’s yeast ie ~ breads and rolls and pastries …. avoid mushrooms … avoid fruits and vegies with any sign of mold growth on them …. avoid fermented beverages and condiments including mayonnaise, ketchup, pickled vegies and pickles, salad dressings (use lemon and olive oil instead), soy sauce and vinegar …. avoid all types of hard cheeses which are a pretty good source of mold…. avoid processed and smoked meats and fish, including hot dogs, sausages, luncheon meats etc……. these meats are processed with sugar, spices, yeast and other preservatives …. avoid canned bottled or frozen fruit and vegie juices cos they have loads of sugar and are commonly made from overripened or damaged produce; generally the skin of the fruit contains surface mold and rotten spots, which are pulverised into the juice… avoid dried fruits…. avoid coffee & tea as much as you can as caffeine will aggravate yeast overgrowth………………… you don’t need to use medications to kill a yeast overgrowth ….. simply eliminate their food source and they will disappear on their own …… if you normalise the bacterial flora in the gastrointestinal tract you will feel much better and in most cases won’t need drugs ♥

      truly, eat loads and loads of green and leafy vegies, squeeze lemon juice over it to spice it up and help torch bacteria and bolster both your immunity and digestive process …….. and cold water fresh fishes and brown rice / quinoa and watch it clear up…….. oh, drink loads and loads of fresh filtered water to … to ensure you are properly hydrated as the healthiest and happiest body will always be the most hydrated one .

      make sure that you only eat organic nuts and seeds like almonds, brazil nuts and sunflower seeds too as they “preserve” the commercial varieties with sulfites and other nasty chemicals that will upset sensitive digestive systems.

      hope you feel better soon

      peace 2 you

  5. LS

    Need dietician or doctors help please! IBS and PCOS diet…?
    I have both IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). I am currently taking Metformin and Spironolactone for PCOS. I understand diet and exercise are key components to combat PCOS and that diet will help calm the IBS.

    First please note that I do not have Celiac Disease. It is IBS, I have done my research. Secondly, I have tried a low GI diet of whole grains and it tears my stomach up. My main problem is that on PCOS I am supposed to eat whole grains and lots of insoluble fiber, but with IBS I am supposed to eat white breads and soluble fiber.

    I need a happy medium here, but am not sure where to start. I am in the beginning stages of a workout program and plan to continue that and slowly build up. My problem now is diet. Either way I know lean protein and fruits and vegetables (staying away from the particular gas-causing vegetables) and to limit my dairy because of the IBS. I have no idea about the carbohydrates though because I can’t eat the whole carbs and must have the refined, but am not sure how much or what is best to have. Also, I am really not sure how many servings of protein, fruits, vegetables, dairy, and grains to eat per day considering I am trying to lose weight and people with PCOS are supposed to eat less calories on a diet than a normal person just trying to lose weight (this is what my research says anyway). So can anyone give me some guidelines on what to do? I have been trying for sometime to find this out on my own, but quite honestly I am really tired of going in circles. Thanks everyone!

    1. Hannibal the Cannibal

      I’m not a doc, but am in a similar situation as you. I don’t have PCOS and IBS specifically, but do have Meddleschmertz (a condition where I have extremely painful periods due to large cysts made on my ovaries during PMS), and I have fibromyalgia, a condition I developed in the service which is in the same family as IBS and often comes with IBS as a secondary condition.

      For the former, I am on birth control to help manage my ovulation and consequently the cysts on my ovaries. For the latter? Believe it or not, veganism and exercise. The reason I’m telling you is that part of your IBS may be helped with natural enzymes that are found in raw fruits/veggies will aid in digestion, as well as reduce any inflammation that could irritate it. The veganism part comes from the fact that animal proteins cause the body’s pH to be more acidic when it likes to be alkaline (plants make it alkaline), which causes bad things like inflammation, diabetes, and even cancer to flourish. Having an alkaline pH doesn’t prevent it, but helps…sort of like how you can still get lung cancer, but it helps if you aren’t a smoker 🙂

      This info comes from a book called Foods That Help Win The Battle Against Fibromyalgia. It’s not a vegan or vegetarian book at all, but does mention in many places that research has shown how helpful it is. I was big into raw and rare meat, and even drank raw eggs in my protein shake, ate fish for breakfast, that kind of thing…I gave it a try. I recommend that you do the same, just to see. After all, if something as simple as giving up meat, dairy, and eggs can do the trick, then meat, dairy, and eggs just aren’t worth it, you know?

      Exercise is going to be your big helper as well. I can help you put a plan together, but I’ll need to know your goals. Just shoot me an email and I’ll help you out!

  6. madsyx_x

    Another weight problem.?
    I am 5’4 13, weigh 102 pounds – i run 3 miles, everyday. burning around 300 calories. i snack alot- but small snaks – dont really have MEALS. i need to lose 5 pounds in 1 week or a little more then 1 week. this is a MUST. anyone know how i can do that without dieting – i watch what i eat – im a diabetic and celiac disease… so i need to know if this excersice is goodenough ( about 30 min. – 40 ) and what can i do to speed up the weight loss- not showing ANY resuslts – im a sz. 1 – need to be a small 1 or a 0, so please please help!

    * also please no DONT LOSE WEIGHT or anything like t hat – i know what i have to do; again thanks so much – sorry for the looong description ♥

  7. VIOLETTE

    How do I get out of my funk?
    I have fibromyalgia with depression and a lot of days it kicks my ass. I have two young kids who need me. I have lost two jobs because I can’t get a better hold over my health problems. I’m divorced because my ex didn’t want to be married to me since I wasn’t the same health as when we were first married. Lots of days I find myself just in bed in pain, both mentally and physically. Anyone having ideas to help me deal with these down times would be appreciated.

  8. lucille b

    Can you help diagnose this problem?
    My 20 Yr.old daughter who is 10 yrs.in remisson from cancer began losing weight around Nov./Dec.She is having vomiting and diarrhea, alot of nausea without the vomiting. She has had EGD/Colonoscopy/Gallbladder Ultrasound/HidaScan/Blood work/abdominal ultrasound. NOTHING shows up. She says her stomach feels jittery and she feels nervous, even upon waking up. She is on Prozac, bentyl and nothing seems to be working. What next? We are desperate to find out the cause and do what needs to be done to get her better. It has affected her personal life greatly: socially, working, etc. She has been trying to get a job, but because she has to run to the bathroom constantly, her efforts for finding a job are on hold. Who will keep her on a job if she has to keep going to the bathroom? Her regular doctor suggest IBS, but that is basically a “I really don’t know”, but we’ll reduce it to IBS because it sounds like it. This is like the same with Fibromyalgia, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Help!
    My daughter has lost 40 lbs.

  9. Nemo

    Please tell me a “candida diet” daily eating plan please.?
    Breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner.
    I have a blender, how do I make nut butter?
    I’m a vegetarian.

    1. Minx

      The classic telltale signs of a yeast overgrowth ……. candidiasis …… are those of a white tongue (thrush), toenail or fingernail fungus, jock itch or athlete’s foot, and vaginal yeast infections……….. an overgrowth of yeast can affect virtually every system of the body with the gastrointestinal, genitourinary, endocrine, nervous and immune systems being the most susceptible…. common symptoms of candidiasis include:

      Digestive disorders, including IBS;
      Gastrointestinal symptoms: thrush, bloating gas, rectal itching;
      Vaginal yeast infections;
      Urinary tract infections;
      Athlete’s foot or jock itch;
      Fungal toenails or fingernails;
      Cravings for sugar, bread, or alcohol;
      Diaper rash;
      Fatigue;
      Irritability (especially when hungry);
      Premenstrual syndrome and menstrual problems;
      Fibromyalgia;
      headaches;
      Brain fog;
      Skin problems or itching;
      Numbness or tingling in the extremities;
      Respiratory problems;
      Depression;
      Hypoglycemia;
      Short attention span;
      Loss of libido.

      What a scary list hey.

      Bad digestion is indicated by a deep crack down the middle of your tongue.

      Candidiasis almost never occurs in people with healthy immune systems who eat a diet low in sugar and yeast….you need to avoid all yeast and sugar products to kill a yeast infection ……… sugar will literally feed the yeast overgrowth allowing it to flourish……… ditch the alcohol and sodas and diet sodas too if you drink any ………. antiobiotics, especially broad – spectrum antiobiotics will also kill the helpful bacteria which you need for a healthy gut …….. supplement with a good quality probiotic to rebalance gut flora ……… this part is absolutely essential for without the good flora your system will remain completely out of whack …… get a powdered one that is dairy free … easier to assimilate …… eat more alkaline forming foods such as leafy and green vegies, organic nuts and seeds such as almonds and brazil nuts…….. all these foods are rich in magnesium and will thus encourage the production of hydrochloric acid in your tummy aiding in digestion and effective elimination ……..the leafy greens ,,are also rich in calcium and protein ……….. eat organic brown rice and quinoa (prounounced keen ~ wah) as they are both a rich source of the B complex of vitamins and will provide you with the carbs you need for sustained energy and the quinoa is also rich in calcium and iron ………. ….. Avoid sugars such as honey, molasses, fructose, maltose, lactose (that means all milk and dairy products) and fruit juices …… avoid artificial sweetners and foods containing brewer’s yeast – ie – alcohol such as beer, wine, brandy, whiskey, rum, ciders and root beer…. avoid baker’s yeast ie ~ breads and rolls and pastries …. avoid mushrooms … avoid fruits and vegies with any sign of mold growth on them …. avoid fermented beverages and condiments including mayonnaise, ketchup, pickled vegies and pickles, salad dressings (use freshly squeezed lemon and olive oil instead), soy sauce and vinegar …. avoid all types of hard cheeses which are a pretty good source of mold…. avoid processed and smoked meats and fish, including hot dogs, sausages, luncheon meats etc……. these meats are processed with sugar, spices, yeast and other preservatives …. even the packaged vegetarian faux meats are also loaded with sugar, yeast etc… avoid canned bottled or frozen fruit and vegie juices cos they have loads of sugar and are commonly made from overripened or damaged produce; generally the skin of the fruit contains surface mold and rotten spots, which are pulverised into the juice… avoid dried fruits…. avoid coffee & tea as much as you can as caffeine will aggravate yeast overgrowth………………… you don’t need to use medications to kill a yeast overgrowth ….. simply eliminate their food source and they will disappear on their own …… if you normalise the bacterial flora in the gastrointestinal tract you will feel much better and in most cases won’t need drugs ♥

      truly, eat loads and loads of green and leafy vegies, squeeze lemon juice over it to spice it up and help torch bacteria and bolster both your immunity and digestive process ……..eat some low sugar fruits each day too such as strawberries, pears and watermelon and cold water fresh fishes ……. do you eat fish?? and brown rice / quinoa and watch it clear up…….. oh, drink loads and loads of fresh filtered water to … to ensure you are properly hydrated as the healthiest and happiest body will always be the most hydrated one .

      make sure that you only eat organic nuts and seeds like almonds, brazil nuts and sunflower seeds too as they “preserve” the commercial varieties with sulfites and other nasty chemicals that will upset sensitive digestive systems.

      Sheesh mate, sorry it’s so long …… i did this and it cleared up within 6 weeks ….. but i ditched the yeast and processed sugar forever … that was 18 months ago ……. i had a candida overgrowth so bad that 3 of the nails on my right hand looked like corrigated iron …. nail fungus ……. they’re perfect now …… basically ditch eating out of a packet and eat plenty of leafy and green vegies, organic brown rice, low sugar fruits, peas beans and lentils and what other vegies you choose……..good luck.

      Take a B complex supplement including all the B’s as well ie ~ B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, folic acid etc….. to support healthy neural, immune and digestive functioning …… especially since you are vegetarian and B12 is hard to come by unless you eat milk and dairy and lean meats ……….. the B complex will help you to better deal with the everyday stress of just life that we are all exposed to at some level or another.

      oh, sorry, can’t help with the nut butter.

      hope you feel better soon

      peace 2 you

  10. betty

    Candida overgrowth cause for over weight? Do you have experience?
    Hi guys,
    and thank for taking the time to read this.
    have you been treated or used candida tablets to get rid of candida and lost weight bc of it? What about other problems like dandruff etc??
    Thanks for your help.

    1. Minx

      Once i dealt with my sugar and wheat addiction i lost 12 kilos in as many weeks…….. it made me a bit ratty for the first few weeks until i got used to not eating processed sugar and wheat but i now have energy to spare and certainly don’t have anymore weight to spare.

      The classic telltale signs of a yeast overgrowth ……. candidiasis …… are those of a white tongue (thrush), toenail or fingernail fungus, jock itch or athlete’s foot, and vaginal yeast infections……….. an overgrowth of yeast can affect virtually every system of the body with the gastrointestinal, genitourinary, endocrine, nervous and immune systems being the most susceptible…. common symptoms of candidiasis include:

      Inability to lose weight,
      Digestive disorders, including IBS;
      Gastrointestinal symptoms: thrush, bloating gas, rectal itching;
      Vaginal yeast infections;
      Urinary tract infections;
      Athlete’s foot or jock itch;
      Fungal toenails or fingernails;
      Cravings for sugar, bread, or alcohol;
      Diaper rash;
      Fatigue;
      Irritability (especially when hungry);
      Premenstrual syndrome and menstrual problems;
      Fibromyalgia;
      headaches;
      Brain fog;
      Skin problems or itching;
      Numbness or tingling in the extremities;
      Respiratory problems;
      Depression;
      Hypoglycemia;
      Short attention span;
      Loss of libido.

      Bad digestion would be indicated by a deep crack down the middle of your tongue.

      Candidiasis almost never occurs in people with healthy immune systems who eat a diet low in sugar and yeast….you need to avoid all yeast and sugar products to kill a yeast infection ……… sugar will literally feed the yeast overgrowth allowing it to flourish……… ditch the alcohol and sodas and diet sodas too if you drink any ………. antiobiotics, especially broad – spectrum antiobiotics will also kill the helpful bacteria which you need for a healthy gut …….. supplement with a good quality probiotic to rebalance gut flora ……… this part is absolutely essential for without the good flora your system will remain completely out of whack …… eat more alkaline forming foods such as leafy and green vegies, fishes such as tuna, salmon, sardines and whiting, organic nuts and seeds such as almonds and brazil nuts…….. all these foods are rich in magnesium and will thus encourage the production of hydrochloric acid in your tummy aiding in digestion and effective elimination ……..the leafy greens and fishes are also rich in calcium and protein and the fish are a rich source of vitamin D too ……. eat quinoa (prounounced keen ~ wah) as it is a rich source of the B complex of vitamins and will provide you with the carbs you need for sustained energy and the quinoa is also rich in calcium and iron ………. don’t forget about getting enough iron on a daily basis too ie ~ lean red meats ….. Avoid sugars such as honey, molasses, fructose, maltose, lactose (that means all milk and dairy products) and fruit juices …… avoid artificial sweetners and foods containing brewer’s yeast – ie – alcohol such as beer, wine, brandy, whiskey, rum, ciders and root beer…. avoid baker’s yeast ie ~ breads and rolls and pastries …. avoid mushrooms … avoid fruits and vegies with any sign of mold growth on them …. avoid fermented beverages and condiments including mayonnaise, ketchup, pickled vegies and pickles, salad dressings (use lemon and olive oil instead), soy sauce and vinegar …. avoid all types of hard cheeses which are a pretty good source of mold…. avoid processed and smoked meats and fish, including hot dogs, sausages, luncheon meats etc……. these meats are processed with sugar, spices, yeast and other preservatives …. avoid canned bottled or frozen fruit and vegie juices cos they have loads of sugar and are commonly made from overripened or damaged produce; generally the skin of the fruit contains surface mold and rotten spots, which are pulverised into the juice… avoid dried fruits…. avoid coffee & tea as much as you can as caffeine will aggravate yeast overgrowth………………… you don’t need to use medications to kill a yeast overgrowth ….. simply eliminate their food source and they will disappear on their own …… if you normalise the bacterial flora in the gastrointestinal tract you will feel much better and in most cases won’t need drugs ♥

      truly, eat loads and loads of green and leafy vegies, squeeze lemon juice over it to spice it up and help torch bacteria and bolster both your immunity and digestive process ……..eat some low sugar fruits each day too such as strawberries, blueberries, cantalope, pears and watermelon and cold water fresh fishes and quinoa and watch it clear up…….. oh, drink loads and loads of fresh filtered water to … to ensure you are properly hydrated as the healthiest and happiest body will always be the most hydrated one .

      make sure that you only eat organic nuts and seeds like almonds, brazil nuts and sunflower seeds too as they “preserve” the commercial varieties with sulfites and other nasty chemicals that will upset sensitive digestive systems.

      hope you feel better soon

      peace 2 you

  11. D-Styl

    Where can I find information on vegetarianism?
    I need to find UN-BIASED information on not eating meat. My wife wants our family to stop eating meat because of all the “hormones and stuff” they put in animals. I need to find a website or something that will give me just the facts, not opinions.
    I am not looking for information on how animals are treated or affected by the hormones. I am looking for information on how the growth hormones or supplements would affect my family. Like if the hormones have been linked to health problems in PEOPLE.

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