Although it has been nice not getting my period, after 5 months it becomes a worry. Your period is way for your body to detox and without it those toxins that normally release once a month are backed up. Low estrogen has also been linked with low serotonin levels which is a neurotransmitter that regulate mood and appetite and helps regulate sleep cycles

No shame sharing about Candida.

I recently have been going through health issues. I getting stabbing pains when I eat and terrible migraines pretty much every day. I have gone several days without pooping and I am constantly bloated- go figure. My energy levels have been shot, I get dizzy often, and I haven’t had a period in over 5 months. 

After going through rounds of blood work, a colonoscopy and endoscopy 

the only thing truly significant she has found is that my body has an incredible over growth of candida yeast.

Candida is a naturally occurring yeast and a normal range in the body is measured from 0- 1.9…. my level is at 34.6. 

I am 21 and I have developed hypothyroid, anemia, and have the estrogen levels of a woman going through menopause.

and all of these things… (although not fully supported by modern western medicine)… can be influenced by candida overgrowth.

As a way to move forward, heal myself, and connect with others who may be experiencing similar autoimmune struggles, I am going to share about my efforts in treating my symptoms 

BE free

BE free

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