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Hi, I'm clearday

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Dear All,

We face severe problems and incredible challenges. Maff and I exchanged several emails and he encouraged me to journal mine. I think I can help myself and others by doing so, as everyday I seek a way to heal. 

Firstly, many congratulations to matt for bringing us all  together in this much needed forum. Matt, I hope your work here helps you heal.

This is my first journal entry - please comment as you'd like. Or, just read. i hope it will be worthwhile for you.

I have had intestinal candida overgrowth all of my life. When I was 12, i remember my mother surveying my out- of - control acne and saying, 'What's different about you?". We had no way of knowing.

By the time it was important to look good in a bathing suit, I couldn't wear one for all the acne and ugly fungy toenails that I did everything to hide.

Fact: Yeast overgrowth starts in the womb - the fetus shares intestinal flora with the mother. 

All of my family has it. My mother and the entire family self-medicate the candida by-product acetaldehyde toxicity with alcohol. Mom committed suicide at age 33. I fell into chemical sensitivity at age 50. My brother and sister are alcoholics and long ago abandoned me. 

I'm 55 now, and I'm figuring it out. I have help - after frustrating or being frustrated by many doctors, including some fairly famous ones, I now have an excellent team. They are accepting Medicare payments, so, other than the incredible dentistry, all that I will describe to you is covered by Medicare and supplemental assistance to pay deductibles and copays. 

I will talk about candida overgrowth and how it has affected my life. Mostly, though, I want to tell you how I'm solving it - maybe it will help you.

best to all,


Hi, I'm cleardayDynamic Neural Retraining Program (DNRS)


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  • Many thanks for starting your blog ClearDay, I have no doubt whatsoever that your posts will bring comfort and encouragement to others visiting the site who are battling with Candida overgrowth.

    You make an excellent point about problems with Candida starting in the womb. My mother had suffered gut symptoms all her life. For the past 15 years+ my mum, my younger sister, and myself have all been battling with severe Candida overgrowth. In my case I also developed multiple chemical sensitivity. ClearDay, my heart goes out to you. I thought my family had been affected badly by this but despite everything we are still all together.

    Since you and I both have Candida AND MCS I'd like to put forward my theory on the connection between the two. Research (in animals at least) has shown that the limbic region of the brain (emotional centre) can become sensitized to certain chemicals so that even minute amounts cause it to activate strongly. This could certainly account for the common MCS symptoms of dizziness, confusion, fatigue, headaches, flu-like feelings, pounding heart (these are all neurological...MCS is not an allergy). Where does Candida come in? The main toxin produced by Candida, acetaldehyde, is one such chemical which could trigger the hypersensitivity of the limbic system. If you have Candida overgrowth chronically poisoning your brain with acetaldehyde, chemical sensitivities are therefore likely to develop.

    I will stop stealing your space now and look forward to your future posts :)

    Comment last edited on about 8 years ago by Maff

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