Wednesday, October 19, 2016

What is Candida?

My own case of Candida started with a round of antibiotics and grew in my body over the next 20 years. It became so rooted that I had a difficult time functioning. As the doctors confirmed their suspicions...there was nothing wrong with me, it was obvious to my family, friends, community that I was very ill.  

So what is Candida anyway? Candida is a parasitic fungus that is yeast-like and can cause thrush, vaginitis, athlete’s foot and other infections. It is the most common cause of fungal infections in humans worldwide. (As quoted from

I researched for years, searching for a way to end my long-term unhealthy state: 

  • Fatigue
  • Muscle pain
  • Chronic constipation
  • Recurring vaginal yeast infections
  • Joint pain
  • Brain fog
  • Memory issues 
  • Insomnia
  • Depleting physical appearance
  • Hair loss 
One day when I was riding a quad runner I rolled it over on myself. Trauma, stress, injury or illness often times accelerate Candida.  My life went from bad to worse. My walking became labored, my feet felt so heavy, I could not lift them. It was more painful than anyone could imagine. The one time that I did take prescription pain medicine, I found that it did not decrease my pain one bit. 

My husband had to do everything and tried to live a normal life for our children. My children wanted me to be an active part of their life, yet I was sleeping through those precious years. It tore my heart out, I wanted to be a good wife and mother, but I couldn't help it no matter how determined I became.      

Probiotic for Candida
Since medical doctors had given up on me, I visited an iridologist, an herbalist, chiropractors and other non-traditional health providers.  All diagnosed me with Candida.   Was this a death sentence? I used herbs, did juice fasts, ate whole foods, restricted my diet, tried essential oils, Reiki, massage, detox treatments, colon cleaners, enemas, and on and on. Some things helped, but never enough.  My pain decreased but never disappeared.  My memory improved some, but I was still very confused.  My sleep did not normalize.

Then, one fateful day, I heard about a probiotic that lowered the Candida population in the body. The mere idea that maybe I could be healthy again restored my hope. I ordered the product, and anxiously waiting for it to arrive. 

My life changed the day I took the first packet of this specific strain of probiotic. I felt an improvement with my brain fog, and this made me excited.  I was thrilled to have even a little energy to enjoy my family again. My thinking was clearing and slowly I became my husband's companion again.  My children gathered around me. We were becoming a close family again. In the first week, the improvement was so dramatic that I thought I was almost completely well. Looking back, now I realize that I was so sick that I had forgotten what it felt like to be well. It took a few months to really recover.

It had been so long that I was sick.  I was overwhelmed to see people using cell phones everywhere.  Everything seemed new and different to me, I felt like I had been dropped into a century into the future. 

Finding an effective treatment for Candida was what I spent literally thousands of dollars and six years searching for, thankfully I learned how to remove from the body what does not belong there and re-nourish the weakened organs before I had completely given up.  I almost did give up, and I am still very thankful to be alive and well.

Victoria Smith, BS, HT
Now others tell me that I glow, commenting on my thick shiny brown hair, sparkly eyes, healthy nails and creamy skin.  People can't believe that I have children in college and getting married.  It makes me smile when others tell me I look so young for having children in college.  I am so grateful to be healthy again, involved in my children's lives and in a loving relationship with my husband.

Just about the time that I thought I was completely well, I stopped taking this specific strain of probiotic. In a period of 4-8 weeks, I began to slow down again. This began my next phase of learning, of the importance of the microflora replenishment. I had read it, understood it, but living it helped me to wrap my mind around it completely. I began taking the probiotic again, and my energy began to increase again.   It was the addition of the broad spectrum probiotic, that GROWS in the gut, to re-nourish the microflora, that I was missing (along with a few other things).  

Much has dramatically changed my life over the past several years, and I want others to know that a specific probiotic and some other easy life changes may bring them relief and a return to vibrant health. 

Along the way, I discovered many valuable, little-known (easy) lifestyle changes and facts that can have a tremendous impact on one's health and quality of life.  Some products and treatments available are money well spent, while others are not. 

Like many health care professionals, when I became ill, I found that the very treatment I recommended was ineffective, but now my clients tell me that I am a unique healthcare professional .... because I walked in their shoes and share with them safe and natural effective ways to normalize their body. 

If you would like to learn what I did, what worked, what did not work for me, and what my education taught me, you are invited to become my client.  I will provide you with information that you need  to take educated steps towards wellness. I will provide you with personalized support and share my expertise. Join others throughout the world, who have restored their lives, recovered from Candida.

"I am up to 3 tsp of Fermplus and wow this stuff works...this stuff takes no prisoners in killing off the candida."
-Elizabeth, Age 45 

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