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Disclaimer: These are my personal experiences that should be used for educational purposes only. I am not a doctor. I have not provided my email as all medical questions should be directed to a physician. With that said, I hope my story helps you in some way!

My experiences with celiac disease, mineral imbalances and Epstein-Barr virus and how I overcame candida

Last Update: May 18, 2005

Hi and welcome to my web page. I have created this site to share my personal experiences and acquired information concerning various health problems. I made a promise to myself a while ago that if I ever made significant progress with these strange conditions, I would create a web page to help others who may be experiencing the same thing. My hope is that this information will be a useful resource to others, perhaps those who are currently suffering some of the same conditions that I did.

This site touches upon the following ailments, all of which I have experienced first hand:

Dysbiosis (Candida) – yeast overgrowth in the intestinal tract, extreme brain fogginess and confusion, white patches in mouth, gas/bloating, changes in body odour

Mineral Imbalances

Celiac Disease (Gluten Intolerance)

Epstein-Barr Virus (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – can lead to mono)

I truly believe that all of these problems are related to one thing. In my reading, I have come to understand that people who are of blood type O are more likely to develop gluten intolerance (ultimately Celiac disease). I am of blood type O and found that gluten causes my skin to break out in rashes. Following a blood test, I also found that my body produces antibodies to gluten (please see my blood test results page).

There is something curious about people who suffer from candida, though. Often, these same people also claim to have some sort of gluten intolerance. Through my readings, I have also found out that gluten intolerance and Celiac disease can diminish the body’s ability to absorb certain vitamins and minerals. One of these is copper. Although all minerals are necessary for a fully functioning body, I think that copper has been especially undervalued. Copper is just as necessary to produce red blood cells as iron is (in fact, a deficiency of copper leads to anemia – I have experienced this personally). As well, copper plays a major role in producing white blood cells. As my earlier blood tests indicated, my WBCs were well below normal ranges. I think that this scenario is probably very common for people who suffer from candida. As we all know, fewer white blood cells diminish the body’s ability to stave infection, making us susceptible to illness. Before I realized how low my copper actually was, I would wake up in the morning with clumps of sticky white matter in around my gums (yes, I know, very disgusting). However, this has changed completely since my addition of a copper supplement to my diet.

Symptoms of copper deficiency:

-yeast overgrowth

-low white blood cell counts


-low HDL cholesterol, elevated LDL cholesterol

-abnormal neurological conditions