sweating, thirst and fatigue in 8 year oldmy 8 year old son eats a lot of carbohydrates, salt and sweets. in the last couple of days i noticed that he is sweating a lot on his head after the slightest exertion, he craves a lot of juices and falls asleep while driving in the car after lunch and dinner.
he also has phimosis (tight foreskin) which developed about 2-3 years ago and seems to become worse right now.
i am afraid his symptoms point to diabetes.
can anybody help with suggestions about what to do?
LUXHILD on 2006-09-03
Sycotic last decade
Tere are some basic symptoms of candida:
- chronic fatigue,
- beeing constantly sleepy, tired especially after meal!!!
- depression, no joy.
- sweating in the night, mainly in the chest area.
- craving for carbohydrates, sugar,alkohol, which feed yeast in your body.
- chronic sikness flulike.
- athlthfoot, yeast infections.
Essentially you need to STARVE the yeast in the body and prevent further OVERGROWTH , which means absolutely no sugars , and that includes ALL FRUIT - DRIED & RAW. Not even 'good' sugars like honey, or lactose in milk products (with exception of live yoghourt) You see, yeast feeds off sugar. No yeasty foods such as bread, mushrooms, canned products, pickles, vinegars, cheese, marmite.. Not at all. This is the FOUNDATION of the anti-candida diet, the exclusion of the above.
Traditional Chinese Medicine sees yeast overgrowth as a DAMP condition and would recommend 'drying' the damp so introduce some warmth in the form of some homemade soups and broth, porridge made from whole oats or millet, some steamed fish/poultry, LOTS of steamed fresh veg, lots more WHOLEGRAIN like brown rice, quinoa, spelt , rye. More pulses/beans - chickpeas, mung beans, aduki beans, lentils. All available in health stores. More herbal teas. NO MORE FRUIT for a while. Easy on COLD SALADS for a while. NO MORE DAIRY (except live yoghourt) Nuts also unless lightly toasted can have a yeasty coating on them. It's best to eat a varied diet. Eat little & often. Increase your PROTEIN intake. Nourish the body so you build up your strength and immunity.
Get fresh air. Go for walks. Find nature. Breathe deeply.
Supplement wise - a MUST to kill the Candida Albicans the best is CAPRYLIC ACID. Biocare do a high strengh caprylic called Mycropryl 680 which is wonderfully effective.
A good ACIDOPHILUS/BIDIFUS supplement to replenish good bacteria and counter yeast growth is A MUST for at least next 6 months. Morning and night. Do not take with hot drink. These are a must as you have had Antibiotics. Antibiotics have made your condition WORSE. They cause a proliferation in yeast overgrowth long term.
Essential Fatty Acids :
Flaxseedoil, Also: soak some linseeds in luke water for 1 hour and take a couple of spoonfuls a day. V. helpful to keep the bowel moving also.
Very important: take every day PSYLLIUM HUSK POWDER (2 tea spoons mixed well with cold water) to cleance your intestine.It will also reduce yeast.
drink every day GSE-Grapefruit seed extract (about 40-60 drops) to decrease the yeast and bad bacteria.
very good and strongly recommended by yeast overgrowth are: oragano oil, herbal tree oli.
B-complex is also very helpful to let grow the good flora.
The herbs GOLDENSEAL, ECHINACEA and GRAPFRUIT SEED EXTRACT are all extremely beneficial anti-candida herbs.
A good quality MULTIVITAMIN & MINERAL SUPPLEMENT is necessary as well as 3-5g or VITAMIN C.
I suggest you run some internet searches on Candida Albicans to really understand how it manifests, as it has effects on ALL levels - physical, emotional, mental - which is why you are experiencing such crisis.
fbeye last decade
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