The symptoms of yeast/fungal overgrowth can be far-ranging, and are the result of a compromised biological terrain.

Immediately below you will find an easy self test, along with a list of symptoms associated with yeast/fungal or candida overgrowth. You might notice that the list of symptoms associated with this situation overlap the symptoms associated with insulin-blood sugar imbalance, acid-alkaline imbalance, inflammatory response and mycotoxins. Notice also the manner in which the last symptom in the list connects to Bechamp's "fermentation" i.e.: the feeling of being "intoxicated" which leads to a "hangover" feeling (or high/low mood or energy swings) - due to fermentation and alcohol production by yeast .

The following SELF TEST for Candida (yeast/fungal) is a reasonable starting point in determining whether you may have a problem with overgrowth, and therefore whether you may want to take remidation steps:

The self test is best done first thing in the morning, before cleaning your mouth or brushing teeth: Spit into a glass of water. If your saliva remains floating in a nice cohesive blob you're probably pretty much Candida-free. However, if after a moment your saliva begins to develop long strand-like tendrils that dissolve into the water - or if your saliva spreads out over the surface of the water, you probably have a Candida condition.


  • Fatigue or lethargy, Feeling of being drained
  • Depression or manic depression, obsessive/compulsive disorder
  • Unprovoked or unusual bouts of anxiety, crying, irritability, drowsiness, frequent mood swings, obsessive/compulsive disorder, panic attacks, inability to concentrate, "foggy brain"
  • shaking or irritability when hungry
  • cold hands, cold feet, low body temp
  • hypothyroidism
  • insomnia
  • poor coordination, dizziness, loss of balance (vertigo)
  • sinus problems, and/or tenderness of cheekbones or forehead
  • nasal congestion or post nasal drip or nasal itching
  • sore throat, laryngitis, loss of voice
  • cough or recurrent bronchitis
  • allergies or allergy symptoms
  • dry mouth or throat
  • mouth rashes including white tongue coating
  • swollen lips/face
  • lactose intolerance
  • bad breath
  • foot, hair or body odor not relieved by washing
  • spots in front of eyes or erratic vision or burning or tearing eyes or itching eyes, chronic inflammation and irritation of the eye, conjunctiva
  • recurrent ear infections or fluid in ears, or ear pain or deafness
  • pain or tightness in chest
  • wheezing or shortness of breath or other respiratory problems
  • mucous in stools
  • tendency to bruise easily
  • skin/scalp problems such as psoriasis, eczema, hives, athlete's foot, jock itch, fungus infection of the nails, rashes, inflammation of the hair follicles (candidias folliculitis) of various parts of the body (feet, legs, arms)
  • muscular and nervous system symptoms including aching or swelling in your muscles or joints, bone pain, numbness, burning or tingling, muscle weakness or paralysis (arthritis or other bone/muscle/joint diseases)
  • Headaches
  • abdominal pain - especially that which is relieved by bowel movement. Also indigestion or heartburn, constipation and/or diarrhea (irritable bowel), bloating, belching, intestinal gas and other gastrointestinal symptoms
  • troublesome vaginal infections, vaginal burning, itching or discharge in women
  • prostatitis in men
  • impotence, loss of sexual desire or feeling
  • endometriosis or infertility, or other reproductive symptoms
  • cramps or other menstrual irregularities, including PMS
  • cystitis or interstitial cystitis
  • urinary frequency or urgency or burning on urination
  • rectal itching
  • lupus
  • hyperactivity/attention deficit disorder
  • feeling of being "intoxicated" which leads to a "hangover" feeling (due to fermentation and alcohol production by yeast)