A Simple Yeast Overgrowth Test You Can Do At Home
(A Special Thank you to Creative Health Institute for this information)
Yeast Over Growth Test
“Some health care professionals believe that Up to 89% of Americans May Have Candida” - If you would like to have a good indication if you have an over abundance of yeast...
Try this Fast Candida Saliva Test!
When you awake in the morning, before you brush your teeth, drink anything or eat any food, bring your tongue to the roof of your mouth and make a chewing motion until you have enough saliva in your mouth, then spit the saliva into a clear 8 oz glass of water. Within 5-15 minutes, look in the glass. If there are strings coming down from your saliva, or if the water turned cloudy, or if your saliva sank to the bottom, You May have a Candida concern. Healthy saliva will simply float on the top!
Why does this work?
Candida overgrowth begins in the colon. Overtime, as the fungal yeast multiplies it begins to migrate through the digestive tract, moving up into the small intestine, then the stomach (bloating, indigestion), up into the esophagus and into the mouth. If it becomes strongly entrenched there and many times you can see a white film on your tongue and inside your cheeks. Once it has moved up to the mouth and you spit into a glass of water the yeast will sink because it is heavier than water. If there is no yeast, it will float on top.
Remember this test is not 100% accurate and may miss yeast that has not traveled into the up the digestive track and entrenched itself on the tongue or in the mouth. At Creative Health Institute we use the test as an indicator making sure our students understand that it is both a science and an art, when it comes to reading the results of the saliva test.
Physicians have other testing modalites which help with identifying Candida Overgrowth (CO). One of the most reliable is the Candida Immune Complexes test, followed by a combinatoin of IgA, IgG and IgM test. These tests range from $100 to $250, excluding the cost of your office visit.
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).
Low Blood Sugar,
Food / sugar cravings,
Mouth or stomach ulcers,
Allergies (Air or Food),
Hemorrhoids, rectal itch
Anxiety, high strung,
Skin & Joint Problems ,
Thrush, Diaper Rash,
Acne, Skin Rash or Hives,
Dry Skin & Itching,
Finger, toe or foot Fungus,
Attention Deficit Disorder,
Lack of Impulse Control,
Vaginal Yeast Infection,
No Sex Drive,
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?)
Asthma, Hay Fever,
Colds & Flu,
Epstein Barr Virus,
Chronic sore throat,
Post nasal drip,
Stuffed sinus (sinusitis),
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 term dysbiosis was originally introduced in the early 1900s by Dr Eli Metchnikoff to describe an imbalance of the bacteria in the gut. Literally it means 'dys' incorrect and 'biosis' life. The word comes from 'symbiosis' meaning to reside together harmoniously with the 'dys' meaning the opposite. He coined the expression that "Death begins in the gut!". Metchnikoff was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1908 for his work on friendly bacterial flora . He introduced the idea that fermented milk products could prove beneficial to the gut, inhibiting bacterial infection. He believed that the root of many diseases was via intestinal bacteria decomposing protein in the bowel. Lactic acid producing bacteria were believed to stunt the production of the pathogenic bacteria.
Evidence has suggested that Dysbiosis plays a part in many conditions such as: Over production of yeast, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Anklyosing Spondylitus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic Fatigue, Eczema, food allergies. Many people are unaware that they are even suffering from Dysbiosis.