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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
I am suffering from candida overgrowth, this has caused gluten and dairy intolerance. Will having healthy gut flora fix my intolerances?
Is the white layer on the tongue a indication of how much candida you got?I mean, the overgrowth could it be in larger amounts in the gut ?
If you have reoccurring yeast infections, does this likely mean you have excess candida inside the rest of your body (ex gut)?
Is Candida over growth in the gut real? Can it cause, joint pains, digestive issues, allergies etc?
35 year-old woman with abdominal discomfort, bloating, nausea and gas associated with starchy foods.....?
Can you have severe panic atacks from gastrointestinal problems like candida since the most of serotonin is produced in the guts, or its just a myth?
Are there any natural remedies which can be used for fungal infection of lung and guts if one suspects candida and or fungal infection of lungs?Thanks
Unlikely Dx: That would be a very unusual diagnosis unless you were highly immunosuppressed. ...Read more
What to know about yeast? I'm confident there is a problem with my gut con. yeast. I think if I can control it my health would improve significantly.
Probably not. Sorry.: Sorry to maybe disappoint you, but "systemic" yeast infection, or yeast overgrowth in the intestine, is an urban medical myth. There is no such thing (not counting life-threatening fungal infections in people with cancer or immune deficient because of chemotherapy, etc). See a physician about your symptom and take it from there, but don't expect miracles or any yeast-related treatment. ...Read more
Intestinal yeast: Typically a result of antibacterial agents, immune disorders, or dietary issues, the cure often depends in part on cause. If you are not on antibiotics and do not have an immune system problem, the best cure is to add good bacteria back by eating yogurt or taking probiotics available at your grocery or health food store. Sometimes we will use prescriptions like Nystatin or other agents. ...Read more
I have been told i'm intolerant to yeast & that its 'eating away' at my gut and that I should have a strong pre/pro biotic to help it?
Theory: The concept of yeast intolerance is one which has had adherents for years, often without any factual evidence to support the theory. Probiotics are not harmful in any way, but you can achieve the same results from eating non-pasteurized yogurt, which is much tastier. My philosophy is that if it will not harm anything but your wallet and you are willing to do this, please go ahead. ...Read more
What are some foods/herbs I can add to diet to detox my gut. How long? Too much yeast for apprx 2 years. Trying to eliminate it. Please help Dr!
Yeast reduction: Taking probiotics daily and increasing raw garlic in the diet can help reduce yeast. Pau D'Arco, grapefruit seed extract, and caprylic acid supplements may also help. Avoid excess sugar and simple carbohydrates in the diet as well. As always, consult with your healthcare practitioner before using any supplement, as some can interact with medications. Good luck! ...Read more