We all know that the last thing anyone ever wants to talk about with their friends or family is the presence of a yeast infection, particularly if the yeast infection is affecting one of the more sensitive body parts. However, since you are suffering with the effects of Candida overgrowth, there is an excellent possibility that many of the people you know suffer as well, particularly the members of your family with whom you have a biological connection. Just as you might pass along the name of a great doctor or a fun event that you attended, it’s a good idea to make sure that people who may also be suffering in silence or in ignorance have the opportunity to eliminate their own excess yeast.
Bringing up the Discussion
You need to be able to discuss the problems that you have had with Candida overgrowth in a way that doesn’t seem like you are complaining or that you are giving medical advice. It is important for everyone reading these pages to know that all of the information being shared is a matter of record, but we are certainly not wanting to make a diagnosis or to discourage medical treatment for anyone at anytime. It is easy to disregard someone who is going on and on about their health and the miracle cure they have recently started using, but providing the people that you know with actual documentation of Candida overgrowth and the diet plan that has helped you is often the most convincing evidence.
It’s easy to want to get away from or ignore the person at a family reunion who is droning on and on about some incredibly personal health problems, but when someone you know is feeling and looking better, it’s harder to forget about. When that person tells you that their new energy and vibrancy is being of some dietary changes, that’s usually enough to make you stand up and take notice. Effective communication, in this instance, is more about living the life that you want to and allowing others to notice how much better you feel.
Candida Treatments and What to Share
You will be the best judge of how much and when to tell your family and friends about your treatment plan, but remember to plan appropriate meals or let someone who is cooking know before a family meal. The last thing that you want is to sit at a table with all sorts of foods you cannot have, while you enjoy a piece of sugarless gum and a glass of water.
It’s also necessary to remember that if you do not want to share any information, you don’t have to and it is only appropriate to share the intimate details with the people who would not be embarrassed to hear them. You can always limit the information that is shared and discuss more details of the diet, including the information about tea tree oil, probiotics and supplements.
At the end of the day, it could almost be said that you have a responsibility to encourage the people that you care about to do what they can, as soon as they can, to improve their health. All the pain and discomfort that you have experienced up to this point can have a positive effect for the people that you know. You could have a very positive impact on their health and well-being, while being a source of inspiration that proves there is a light at the end of the tunnel that is Candida overgrowth.