candex…

candex

 

I want to open each post about my daily supplements saying “This is my favorite”, but they are all my favorites otherwise I wouldn’t be talking about them, right?! Anyway, the second supplement I wanted to talk to you about in this little mini series is Candex.

Candex was introduced to me by my boyfriend’s sister, Kara. For the past few years, she has been a raw vegan, nutritionist and my personal health guru (I even interviewed her here). A few years ago, I went to her because I was getting migraines all the time. If I had one glass of wine, migraine. Cried, migraine. Didn’t drink enough water, migraine. You get it. Also, I developed a weird rash patch on my skin and had absolutely no idea what was causing it. Basically, I was falling apart. Recently, I developed another random rash on my arms and decided to get back on the Candex regime. 

Kara let me know that my symptoms may be caused by a yeast overgrowth. Sounds super gross, but the “yeast monster” is everywhere! We have antibodies to help control the yeast, but sometimes when our immune systems get weakened, overgrowth can happen. Yeast overgrowth can cause many problems from depression and allergies to migraines and UTI’s. Even mystery rashes, apparently! Now, I don’t claim to be a doctor (talk to yours if you have questions), but I swear taking Candex and watching my diet have helped tremendously. Yeast survive off of sugar and simple carbs (anything white). I simply stay away from foods that are going to feed the yeast monster and supplement with Candex twice a day (two pills when I wake up, two before bed). This is a supplement you don’t have to take everyday for the rest of your life. I use it to control my symptoms whenever I feel they are flaring up (i.e. when I notice I’m getting migraines more frequently or I get mystery rashes). Make sure to read the instructions before diving in. You are supposed to build up your dosage – do not jump into taking four pills a day. You have no idea how you are going to react, so be smart and start slow!

After starting this supplement routine (I like this brand) again recently, I can drink wine without my head exploding and my mystery arm rash is starting to fade away. I will continue to take Candex until my symptoms go away completely, then I will stop the supplements and simply maintain a healthy diet by limiting my sugar/simple carb intake. If you want Kara’s advice (she is super helpful and happy to answer any questions you may have) just follow her on Instagram, Snapchat (@poporganic) or email her your questions populationorganic@gmail.com. She is super new to the social media game and in the process of creating a dope all natural company, so keep an eye out!

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  • natalieoffduty

    sUPER CHIC. LOVE

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    Natalie Off Duty

    • Thanks, Natalie! xo

  • Kathy

    I never heard of this supplement before. Thanks for sharing it with us. I’m glad it gets rid of your migraines. I got migraines for years but have not had them in the past 7 to 8 years. I eliminated caffeine as well as artificial sweeteners. Knock on wood that I have been migraine free ever since. I used to have to take migraine medicine so that is how bad it was. I used to get migraines from wine as well and I no longer do. I’m not 100% sure that this is what cured it, but it does seem to be linked to this somehow. Hope you stay migraine free!

    Kathy
    http://www.glamsimplified.com

    • Thanks, Kathy! Yes, I have migraine medicine in case I get one, but I prefer to try more natural remedies like candex. It does sound like you were unknowingly also control the yeast overgrowth by eliminating sugars which is so interesting to me. I’m so happy to hear you have been migraine free for so long, they really are the pits! xo

  • This supplement does sound great since it really help with your symptoms of migraine and rash! Thanks for sharing!

    Prudence
    http://www.prudencepetitestyle.com

    • Thanks, Prudence. It has worked for me and I just wanted to share in case it helps somebody else πŸ™‚ xo