These 4 Self-Tests are provided to help you determine if Candida Albicans yeast infection overgrowth is likely. Each one of these tests is just a general indicator. If you test positive or score high on any one of them, it means that you probably have Candida Overgrowth dysbiosis and it would be in your best interest to contact your Doctor, or start to see a Naturopathic Doctor (Dr. Celeste)
With the exception of fruit, most of the items above are not even real foods. They are packaged, processed, refined and lifeless. They are loaded with sugar. If you are craving sugar (and you are if you eat these types of foods) then the chances are high that you are feeding the yeastie beastie.
A “sweet tooth” could indicate a deeper underlying health problem like Candida Albicans yeast infection Overgrowth. In moderation, these foods may not be harmful, but when the majority of your diet are these foods, then you may be feeding the yeast!
2. Spit test
We know this is NOT an accurate scientific test BUT it IS a real INDICATION of the density of your fluids which can harbor micro organisms.
The best time to do this test is the first thing in the morning as soon as you wake up. Before you rinse, spit, or put anything in your mouth, go get a glass of water (in a clear glass). Now build up a bunch of saliva (just mouth saliva, do not cough up anything) and spit it into the glass of water. Observe what happens.
The saliva will float. That is OK and normal. If within 15 minutes you see thin projections extending downward into the water, it is a positive sign for candida. The projections may look like hair, or small strings, like a jelly fish or spider legs, moving down into the water from the saliva floating on the top. Other positive indications might be very “cloudy” saliva that will sink to the bottom of the glass within a few minutes or particles that slowly sink or suspend below the saliva glob. What you are seeing are colonies of yeast which band together to form the strings.
3. Symptom Checklist for Candida Albicans
This test is reviewing the signs and symptoms to determine if you have Candida Albicans yeast infection overgrowth.
Candida Albicans yeast infection overgrowth, Candida Overgrowth (CO) symptoms are so numerous and seemingly unrelated that they can be confusing to both doctor and patient. The majority of people who have CO do not realize they have it until they become seriously ill. Why? Because candida yeast not only steals nutrients from the food that you eat, it then poisons the tissues with waste material containing over 75 known toxins. Candida albicans is linked, directly or indirectly, to the following list of conditions and symptoms. A “symptom” is an outward sign that points to a deeper problem.
Review the 80 likely symptoms listed below to see if any apply to you. Give yourself ONE POINT for each of those which you have had persistently (for a month or longer, either currently or at anytime in the past).
- Bad Breath
- Intestinal Pain
- Low Blood Sugar
- Food / sugar cravings
- Mouth or stomach ulcers
- Allergies (Air or Food)
- Food Sensitivities
- Dry Mouth
- Receding Gums
- Hemorrhoids, rectal itch
- Irritable bowel
- Anti-social Behavior
- Suicidal Tendencies
- Anxiety, high strung
|Skin & Joint Problems
- Thrush, Diaper Rash
- Acne, Skin Rash or Hives
- Dry Skin & Itching
- Finger, toe or foot Fungus
- Athlete’s Foot
- Liver Spots
- Water Retention
- Joint Pain
- Muscle Aches
- Attention Deficit Disorder
- Lack of Impulse Control
- Vaginal Yeast Infection
- Menstrual Problems
- PMS Symptoms
- Bladder Infections
- No Sex Drive
- Hormonal Imbalance
- Iron Deficiency
|Mental & Emotional
- Mental Fogginess, (Confused, spaced-out, blank stares, day dreaming)
- Inability to Concentrate (Having to re-read the same thing twice)
- Poor memory (Where are my car keys? or, Why did I come into this room?)
- Mood Swings,
- Chronic Fatigue
- Asthma, Hay Fever
- Colds & Flu
- Puffy Eyes
- Respiratory Problems
- Chemical Sensitivity
- Epstein Barr Virus
- Adrenal/Thyroid Failure
- Ear Infections
- Chronic sore throat
- Post nasal drip
- Hair Loss
- Stuffed sinus (sinusitis)
- Burning Eyes
- Premature Aging
YOUR ADDED SCORE IS _____ (one point per symptom)
0-4 points – Indicates variations of normal living (unless persistent and severe).
5-9 Points – Indicates a Clear Pattern shows likely development of CO dysbiosis.
10 or more – Indicates Strong Pattern and almost certain CO dysbiosis.
The Grand Total Score will help your Doctor decide if your health problems are yeast connected.
(this one can reveal more than just yeast overgrowth – may indicate nutrient, fiber, fatty acid, enzyme, digestive imbalances as well).
4. Stool Test
CONSTIPATION (tight, stagnant)
- Type 1: Separate hard lumps, like nuts (hard to pass)
- Type 2: Sausage-shaped, but lumpy
- Type 3: Sausage/banana-like but with cracks on its surface
- Type 4: BEST is Sausage/banana/snake-like, smooth and soft
DIARRHEA (trending loose)
- Type 5: Soft blobs with clear cut edges (passed easily)
- Type 6: Fluffy pieces with ragged edges, mushy, pudding-like
- Type 7: Watery, no solid pieces, or entirely liquid.
If there is a yeast/candida/fungal influence on your health, contact Dr. Celeste and we will start a proper diet/treatment plan for you to optimize your health and wellness!!