For the sake of everyone reading this, I'm going to point out right now that this is a post about a sensitive issue for me. It involves talking about my gut health and candida (a fungus or bacteria we all have in our mouths and intestines which can present itself in yeast overgrowth and a myriad of symptoms). Feel free to click away if that just doesn't interest you.
I asked my doctor about rashes I would get under my breasts and where my leg met my torso. I am fat. I am fat 365 days a year. What I was experiencing was cyclically occurring once every month, every other month- and so I ruled out my obesity as the cause. Beyond the rashes popping up cyclically, I had a bunch of other things I didn't even know were symptoms of an overgrowth until I started researching and saw them all placed together:
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That paragraph seems really long, but the truth is: I could go on with all of the things that were draining me without any kind of cause! There were several times I felt like I needed to be hospitalized... in a psych ward. I was scared of who I had become and I needed to do SOMETHING.
I AM NOT A DOCTOR OR MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL. Information in this post and on this blog is not meant to serve as medical advice. Please research your medical concerns and health issues through a qualified resource or consult a medical professional.
I started looking into essential oils and the ways I could use them. While looking for help with my PCOS I discovered doTerra's GX Assist and PB Assist+. Believe what you want about essential oils, but I thought "what can it hurt to try and figure this out!?" I started the GX assist- a GI cleanse used by several for a candida cleanse in conjuncture with a heavily restricted diet, on Monday morning. I woke up this morning, on the third day of this cleanse, and I didn't recognize myself... in the best possible way!
I had energy for the first time in I couldn't tell you how long! My face had thinned out from the bloat going away. I was much more mild tempered, jolly and cheerful even. My headaches are still there, but not nearly as bad as they had been. I'm sleeping sounder and falling asleep easier. My skin is clearer. I feel bright-eyed and bushy tailed!
I know I never want to eat another grain as long as I live and I am going to plead my case to my doctor next week and try to get tested for a yeast allergy. I feel like I finally hit the "I want to get better" jackpot with this, and am so excited that something more serious isn't wrong with me! If you are suffering from the above symptoms, push your doctor for tests- sometimes you really have to be your number one advocate!