I would like to share with you my personal journey (or nightmare) of the past year. Many of you know and were concerned about my health, many of you may have noticed my absence as I was unable to work for several months, and my trusty staff took over for me. I am eternally grateful for all the kind thoughts, prayers and support I received and am now back to work full time. Oh, and I created this beautiful new website. Hope you like it!
I was diagnosed with a severe case of candida albacan (intestinal yeast infection) which presented itself as a nasty skin rash and inflammation. It caused leaky gut syndrome, which caused sudden inexplicable severe food allergies, medication reactions, swelling or edema, and more which landed me in the hospital.
While being off work I was able to research how common this is and how it affects many people unknowingly (estimated to be about 75 to 90% of the US population). The symptoms vary and there can be up to 300 different symptoms. Yikes!
Candida is necessary yeast in our intestinal system which can become imbalanced and create an overgrowth situation which then turns fungal and nasty. It feeds off sugar, simple sugars, complex sugars, artificial sugars, and natural sugars. You name it and if it is sugar related it will run wild. Thus a diet of no sugar or carbs and only meats and vegetables was necessary.
Unable to take medications; each one made it worse, herbal remedies were my only choice, but a gentle choice I felt most comfortable with.
Fortunately, many of our vendors are talented herbalists who at one time or another in their lives also battled this condition and offered me invaluable support and recommendations.
As a result of learning which remedies and diet were best for my body, I started to respond and the symptoms have finally subsided.
We now carry in the store many of the products that have helped me get through this that I would like you to share with you.
Skin rash for topical application:
Essential Oils – Lavender, Rosemary, Lemongrass, Clove
Dune Dew – an aloe vera based topical spray
Sunshine or Lavender Lotion
Coconut oil Salve
Kidney & Bladder Tea
Organic Grapefruit Seed Extract
Organic Olive Leaf Plus Extract
If I can assist or answer any questions if you think you may have a Candida issue, please contact me.