Candidiasis... The Yeast Infection
What is Candidiasis?
When yeasts multiply unchecked, they put out toxins which circulate throughout the body, weakening the immune system. The Candida (yeasts and fungus) become more abundant when your resistance has been lowered due to nutritional deficiencies, allergies, infection, or some other debilitating cause. These fungus toxins usually cause many different forms of illnesses such as depression, fatigue, loss of concentration, and aggravate PMS. In addition, they can also cause severe headaches, increased susceptibility to infection, a weakened immune system, and can aggravate food allergies and chemical sensitivities.
Once infecting the body, Candida albicans (also called "monilia" or "thrush") can cause vaginal itching, swelling, soreness, burning urination and a white, cheesy discharge.
Dr. Martin H. Zwerling, M.D., in an article published in the South Carolina Medical Association Journal told of an "incurable" patient who was being treated by several specialists:
"Her gynecologist is treating for recurrent vaginitis and irregular menstrual periods, while an otolaryngologist is trying to control her external otitis and chronic rhinitis. At the same time, her internist is unsuccessfully attempting to manage symptoms of bloating, indigestion and abdominal pain, and a dermatologist is struggling with bizarre skin rashes, hives and psoriasis. Lastly, her psychiatrist has been unable to convince the patient that her 'nerves' are the cause of her extreme irritability, inability to concentrate and depression. Some doctors would label such a patient as "psychosomatic" and since there is "nothing physically wrong", the doctors might conclude that they cannot cure her."
Incurable? Not if you THINK YEAST!
This patient and thousands like her are suffering from chronic candidiasis. Some of the sickest patients seen in private practice have a problem with Candida albicans and will respond to treatment. 
What can cause a yeast infection?
These dietary patterns provide a good culture medium for the candida to grow and prosper.
Can candidiasis be treated?
Unfortunately, many physicians don't recognize systemic Candida overgrowth as a medical problem unless it is found exclusively in the mouth (as thrush) or vagina (as yeast). That is why many chronic problems caused by Candida are often misdiagnosed and determined to be of mental rather than physical origin.
One must remember that the body functions as a complex, interrelated system. Since hormone imbalances, hypoglycemia, low thyroid function, candidiasis, vitamin and nutritional deficiencies, allergies (of food, chemical or environmental origin), toxin accumulations, negative stresses and other conditions are all interrelated they must all be addressed in order for a person to regain and enjoy good health. This is what naturopathic medicine strives to accomplish.
We know the use of excess natural sugars (including honey) can aggravate and continue the Candida problem. Our clinic uses natural, yeastfree medicines.
TABLE 3 Partial List of Possible Common Yeast- Connected Signs, Symptoms and Conditions. (Only a trained physician should make the determination of diagnosis as these symptoms could be caused by other problems such low thyroid, toxin accumulation, environmental allergies, nutritional deficiencies, etc.) Agitation Earaches Allergies Fatigue Anxiety Gas Arthritis Gastritis Asthma Hayfever Autism Headaches Bloating Hyperactivity Body aches Hypoglycemia Bronchitis Impotence Chemical sensitivities Irritability Chronic heartburn Learning difficulties Chronic infections Memory loss Chronic liver disease Menstrual problems Colitis Multiple sclerosis Constipation Muscle pain Cramping in the belly PMS Depression Psoriasis Diarrhea Respiratory problems Digestive disorders Short attention span Disturbed senses of taste, Skin problems smell, vision or hearing Urinary disorders Dizziness Vaginitis
We recommend that you read "The Yeast Connection " by William Crook, M.D.; and "The Missing Diagnosis" by Orian Truss, M.D. These authors clearly show that unfortunately, yeast infections often escape diagnosis as the cause of many illnesses.