Tests for Candida
If you have been diagnosed with candida or think that you might have this condition, you can have a test for candida, such as a Candida Antigen Blood Test, with the help of your doctor. This will give you an accurate result as to exactly how much candida is in your system. This blood test can be arranged again during your candida treatment and then at the end of your treatment to give you a good overview of your levels.
Additional candida tests are:
- The Indican test which will indicate a correct ratio of good and bad bacteria in the intestine or gut, and whether your gut is absorbing enough protein, carbohydrates and nutrients from your food.
- The Gut Fermentation Test which measures blood alcohol after a glucose load.
There are other candida tests too that you can do at home.
One is to check your diet carefully. How often do you eat or drink foods such as breads, rolls and doughnuts; dairy products; pizza, noodles and pasta; fast food and junk snacks; colas, juices and sodas; desserts, sugar, chocolate and candy; alcohol, coffee or tea; and fruit? These are the kinds of foods that, if eaten too often particularly if every day or worse several times per day, could be feeding a candida problem. A “sweet tooth” can indicate an underlying problem like Candida.
Then there is the Candida Saliva Test. The method is that when you wake up and before you have anything to eat or drink, fill a clear glass with water. Work up some saliva and drop on top of the water. It is important that nothing enters your mouth or touches your lips before you do this. No drinking water, brushing teeth or even kissing your partner. If after 10 to 15 minutes the spit is still sitting on top of the water, it is likely you do not have a candida problem but keep checking again every 10 to 15 minutes for about 3 times.
Healthy saliva will be clear and float on top of the water. It will then begin to slowly dissolve into the water without any cloudiness and without sinking. There would normally be some bubbles or foam present.
The test suggests any candida type of infection if some or all of the following symptoms appear:
- Strings travelling down to the bottom of the glass
- Cloudy saliva that sinks to the bottom of the glass
- Cloudy specks suspended in the water
It is said that the more strings and cloudiness there are, and the faster this develops, the more likely it is that you have a candida imbalance.
A third test is to review a check list of the signs and symptoms that can indicate a candida overgrowth. These are so numerous that they can even confuse a doctor.
Skin & Joint Problems
Mental & Emotional
Candida tests are important because most people with candida do not realize they have it until they become ill. Candida steals nutrients from your food and then poisons your tissue with waste material that can contain up to 75 toxins.