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Why ever?: Candida albicans is a normal component of the gut background flora.It can occupy up to 5% of the dry weight of your stool at any one time. Many alternative health providers try to sell the idea that this is the cause of many vague health problems and often have a list of dozens. I would not waste my time with this. ...Read more
Hi am green juicing 3 times a day.only have fish meals 3 times a day as I have candida leaky gut .while I been juicing my ph urine is 8.4 is this safe?
Need second opinion: Your diet is unusual and leaky gut is a very rare condition . The diagnosis of candidiasis has had no scientific support and can be given to someone who has been treated with any type of antibiotic even years ago. Your urine is too alkaline and will likely lead to infection if not kidney stones. I urge you to see a traditional doctor ASAP before any further damages to health and wallet. ...Read more
What are the treatments if one has candida in gut, are there any herbal remedies u can suggest too?
Doesn't exist: Contrary to what you might read on the web, people do not get candida in the gut. The only exception is in severely immunocompromised people, such as those with advanced aids, who may develop candidiasis involving the esophagus. The condition you are describing does not exist, and therefore does not need treatment. ...Read more
Of course: Please be careful. Most of what you read about "gut flora" and especially "candida" online is fake -- even if looks like real science. If you let someone persuade you that you have a subtle "systemic candida" infection, or that you need to be carefully balancing your intestinal microbes, you'll believe you need all kinds of things you don't, and will never feel well again. Be discerning. ...Read more
Do you believe in candida and leaky gut? I was told by a natropath doctor I do have this with all my symptoms. My doctor said he doesn't believe in it
No: Lactobacillus species are in cultured unpasteurized yogurt. In your gut you have hundreds or thousands of different organisms all in competition with each other, including candida. When the relative numbers of these are disturbed the candida can be there in greater number & more likely to produce infection elsewhere. The lactobacilli may, by competition, decrease the number of candida. ...Read more