Wondering If You Could Have An Overgrowth Of Candida?

Candida 

What is it?

The presence of Candida albicans, a benign sugar-fermenting yeast, in various parts of the body - skin, genitals and especially the intestinal tract - is entirely normal.  In small amounts this yeast is an integral part of the intestinal ecology and, when kept in balance with other microorganisms, does no harm.  Candidiasis, however, is a complex medical syndrome resulting from an overgrowth of Candida albicans.  This yeast (or single-celled fungus) is one of 600 strains of Candida, and is among the minority that can become pathogenic (disease-causing). For further info please read my blog from last month ------  http://cincinnatifitbodybootcamp.com/blog/trisha/archive/201401/candida-albicans

If you would like to know if you could possibly have an overgrowth of Candida Albicans try this simple test.

Before bed at night, place a clear glass of water at your bedside. First thing in the morning, before you put ANYTHING in your mouth, work up a bit of saliva, then spit it into the glass of water.

Check the water after a moment or within 2-3 minutes.

 

candida spit test

If you have a candida yeast overgrowth, you will see strings (like cloudy legs) traveling down into the water from the saliva floating on the top , or “cloudy” saliva will sink to the bottom of the glass, or cloudy specks will seem to be suspended in the water.

If there are no stings and the saliva is still floating after at least one hour, you are probably in balance with your intestinal flora.

The more strings and cloudiness there is and the faster in develops, the greater the overgrowth.