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Old 06-29-2008, 12:10 AM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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Um, no sugar craving is not a sign of candidiasis....it is an unproven fringe theory with no basis in science. There is no such condition as "yeast overgrowth"


Dubious "Yeast Allergies"
There are a lot of people who would disagree with you on this point. EVERY scientifically proven theory was once an "unproven fringe theory". To discount the connection between yeast and a myriad of diseases and disorders is irrational in the face of endless accounts of anecdotal evidence - which is the FIRST STEP to proving a theory scientifically. Until it is proven, considering the possiblity would have merit for any rational mind.

Google "Doug Kaufmann" for informaiton about the possible connection between candida albicans and many medical disorders/diseases.

20yrsinBranson

Last edited by 20yrsinBranson; 06-29-2008 at 12:14 AM.. Reason: correct typo
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Old 06-29-2008, 08:34 AM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Bubalu,
Have you been screened for Diabetes? If not, I think you should look into it. Eating that much sugar, can't be good, considering a lot of processed food has sugar already added.
I think this is the best advice. It just takes a fingerstick or a blood draw. Some docs have the fingerstick equipment in their offices.

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Doogie Howser--
Symptoms are subjective--the person experiences it. How could "eating too much" be considered objective? Is there an objective view, by a physician, about what "too much is." The person determines it, according to their experience ie)subjective. Same with drinking too much. For one person, it might be 6 glasses a day, for another that would be too much compared to their "normal". A physician can't objectify or measure how much you're drinking--you would determine that as your experience.
Objective or signs might be: Blood glucose fasting is 295, dry redenned skin, walks unsteady into exam room.
Insulin sensitivity is not wholly determined by diet alone, but it is influenced by what you eat. The way your cells take in insulin and how carbs/proteins/fats are absorbed into that cell (metabolism) is influenced by the types of food eaten or diet. If you eat honey on white bread versus a yam, your insulin response is going to be different. Most diabetes organizations have alot of info on their sites about the glycemic index of foods because they know it's a strong factor (what you eat) in controlling diabetes and/or preventing it. There are other factors in insulin sensitivity, too, as you alluded to.
Signs/symptoms, whatever you want to call them of Type I diabetes include: excessive thirst, excessive hunger, excessive urination and weight loss. No, you can't objectively measure the first three, but you can certainly observe them. Excessive thirst in the sense of not being able to get enough to drink, and huge increas in thirst for no apparent reason; ditto excessive hunger. Urination way in excess of usual. Weight loss can be measured.

Diabetics with sugar in their urine are prone to yeast infections.

Wanting to eat a lot of sugar is a learned eating habit.
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Old 10-08-2008, 11:08 PM
 
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Craving sugar doesn't mean you have diabetes any more than craving a beer means you have liver disease. You have a sugar addiction like millions of other people. Sugar is as addictive as alchohol and is,in fact, only one molecule away from being alchohol. Unfortunately if you don't break your addiction it could very well lead to diabetes in the future. Sadly, sugar is as hard to quit as cigarettes or alchohol so it won't be easy by a long shot. But do it now. The longer you stay addicted, the harder it is to quit.
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Old 10-09-2008, 08:04 AM
 
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Craving sugar doesn't mean you have diabetes any more than craving a beer means you have liver disease. You have a sugar addiction like millions of other people. Sugar is as addictive as alchohol and is,in fact, only one molecule away from being alchohol. Unfortunately if you don't break your addiction it could very well lead to diabetes in the future. Sadly, sugar is as hard to quit as cigarettes or alchohol so it won't be easy by a long shot. But do it now. The longer you stay addicted, the harder it is to quit.
Yeap i agree with the above poster's statement and would probably add that eating Sugar or High Carbs can induce Serotonin levels which is the feel good Neural Transmitter in the brain.

Probably where the so called Sugar High comes from.
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Old 10-09-2008, 09:22 AM
 
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There are a lot of people who would disagree with you on this point. EVERY scientifically proven theory was once an "unproven fringe theory". To discount the connection between yeast and a myriad of diseases and disorders is irrational in the face of endless accounts of anecdotal evidence - which is the FIRST STEP to proving a theory scientifically. Until it is proven, considering the possiblity would have merit for any rational mind.

Google "Doug Kaufmann" for informaiton about the possible connection between candida albicans and many medical disorders/diseases.

20yrsinBranson
It would be irrational to consider there is such a condition as "yeast overgrowth" in the absence of any evidence, anecdotal or otherwise to the contrary.

Yeast overgrowth does not exist as an entity and there are NOT endless accounts to the contrary.....
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Old 10-09-2008, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Planet earth
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I was interested by your article... there is another thread right now about drug marketing and people being hooked on prescription drugs as a "cure all"... I can see why the FDA would vehemently deny that natural remedies such as acidophilus and grapefruit seed extract could help people, because then they would not be hooked on prescription drugs!

I will take word-of-mouth testimonies from people I know who have been helped by treating for yeast overgrowth over the FDA's gospel anytime.
I agree with you!

I felt it is possible that I am suffering from yeast overgrowth internally.

How can it be diagnosed? Any natural supplement help the condition?

Thanks a lot!

Jinglebell
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Old 10-09-2008, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Planet earth
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You need to take Chromium Picolinate 500 mg.
It's a mineral your body is lacking and that's why you crave sweets.
You can find this at the health food stores. After a couple of weeks of taking this, your desire for sweets will lessen. You'll still want them (if there around) but the cravings will be gone.

I will definitely try and thanks a lot!

jinglebell
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Old 10-09-2008, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Planet earth
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Actually I agree with this statement. Interesting thing is when I was younger, before even married, I had an yeast infection. I was using birth control pills as well as eating crappy (college) diet and I had a strong course of antibiotics against a tooth infection.
My gyno prescribed dyflucan (man I don't think I spelled this one right at all) and I remember distinctly as part of the instruction it said that it fights against "candida". Quite honestly even the third try of this drug didn't help me. Additionally I had intense carb/sugar cravings. Perhaps medical community will call it an "anecdote", but my observation shows that this theory is correct.
The only thing that helped me is cutting out sugar and starch completely as well as taking probiotics and digestive enzymes.

So, perhaps medical community doesn't accept yeast overgrowth as a disease, THAT'S WHY THEY HAVE SUCH HARD TIME TREATING AND CURING PERSISTANT YEAST INFECTIONS IN WOMEN!!!!
And really natural approach like changing the diet works best.
How hard to live a 'sweetless" life!

Just kidding

I will not jump into this type of approach though

Glad you can make it and it helps you
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Old 10-09-2008, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Planet earth
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This is strictly my opinion of course, but eating a lot of sugar doesn't seem to me to be a sign of diabetes as much as it is a sign of vitamin & mineral deficiencies, as well as poor diet choices in other areas that end up giving you sugar cravings. Excessive sugar intake certainly isn't a way to avoid diabetes though.

Sugar can be very addicting, just like drugs or alcohol. And when you eat it a lot every day it's very tough to pull away from it, but it can be done.
Can you be more specific about what type of vitamin or mineral?

Thanks a lot1

Jinglebell
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Old 10-10-2008, 01:47 AM
 
Location: USA
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A sign of Diabetes is thirst and the need to pass water frequently. Eating sugar isn't a sign of diabetes -
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Agree with Jennaflorrie about drinking lots and lots of water and yet never quenching your thirst and also waking up to urinate alot at Night.
great..... I drink a cup of water 3 hours before bed and have to wake up twice to go wee. I think that has to do with more of water going through my system.
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