Do you feel bad all over? Do you suffer from allergies, headaches, depression, fatigue, constipation and/or diarrhea, food cravings, chronic heartburn or bloating? Do you have muscle or joint pain, memory loss or "brain fog", odor or chemical sensitivity, irritability, cold hands/feet, vaginitis, bladder infections, cystitis or psoriasis? Or perhaps your problem is loss of sexual interest and/or impotence, PMS, menstrual irregularities, endometriosis, infertility, skin problems, burning or tingling, hives, or mitral valve prolapse, or a child with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. If you've answered "yes" to any of these symptoms and you eat a diet high in sweets, fruits, juices or breads, or have taken lots of antibiotics, been on birth control pills or cortisone, have diabetes mellitus or prolonged illness or debilitation, chances are that your health problems are related to an insidious yeast infection know as Candida Albicans. Candida affects women, men and even infants and can cause untold distress. Candida albicans is usually a harmless single-cell fungus that is naturally present in the body and on the skin. But, this usually benign organism can run rampant if the natural balance of the body is disturbed. Our bodies are kept very busy defending us against stress, chemicals in the food chain, contaminated water, environmental pollutants, poor nutrition, and prescription medications. When we ingest meat and poultry raised commercially, we often are ingesting antibiotics and steroidal growth hormones. When our exhausted defenses are forced to ignore Candida in favor of cleansing our internal systems of contaminated, this allows Candida to be able to seize the advantage, attack our bodies and multiply at a phenomenal rate. As the Candida colony builds, it releases strong toxins that can mimic 140 different disorders, some of which are listed above. Current research indicates that a full 90% of the population now suffers from Candida overgrowth! If you suspect you might suffer from Candida, you can fight back by learning to upgrade your nutritional intake and fight the disease using herbs which are known to rid the body of Candida such as Pau D'Arco, garlic, black walnut, caprylic acid and acidophilus supplements. In most cases, you'll want the help, support and encouragement of an experienced health professional to supervise your overall treatment program, which includes a carefully controlled diet designed specifically to starve the Candida which thrives on carbohydrates and yeast-containing foods. A simple questionnaire and score sheet are available to anyone who wishes it, which should help you evaluate the possible role Candida may have in contributing to your health problem. To receive a copy please send a business-size self-addressed, stamped envelope to Dr. Laurie Frew, Rt. 2, Box 2469, Pineville, MO 64856