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Inulin Fiber Candida
Is it safe 2 tk 600mg red yeast rice 2 lower cholostral? I tk fish oil & powder called clean fiber. It lowered it but I heard tht red yeast is better
Fish oil will have some effect on triglycerides and any fiber will block some cholesterol from being absorbed in the gut.
But you should not rely on any of these things to improve your cholesterol in any significant way.
First treatment is decent diet to lower LDL and exercise to increase hdl. Then, depending on other risk factors and levels you may need real meds. There is no proof on red yeast. ...Read more
Why does "inulin" fiber cause so much gas cramping whenever I consume it? Even in a tiny amount it will cause gas cramps.
All fiber causes gas: Try a different kind which you may tolerate better. ...Read more
Is inulin safe during pregnancy? I've been taking it in the form of Metamucil (not the same as psyllium though). I've read that it's a vegetable fiber but just wanted to be sure it's safe. I'm in my 3rd trimester.
AS LONG AS IT IS: A non absorbable compund (which it is) and it is not used in excess, it should be fine. ...Read more
Be discerning: Skin and mucosal candida is easily managed with topical agents. Deep candida infections are seen in very sick people. If you've self-diagnosed "systemic candida", please be careful -- this is a "cult" diagnosis and believers never seem to get cured or feel well again. Talk with an evidence-based holistic practitioner in your community about how to manage this, and what might be going on. ...Read more
It's a scam: Please forgive my frankness. After forty years of talk, the vast majority of people in the scientific community -- the most cutthroat of all truth-seekers -- believe that "systemic candida" is a cruel myth. Once a person thinks they have this, they NEVER feel well again, since no one is ever cured. Please get with a sensible practitioner -- perhaps an evidence-based holist. ...Read more
Learning the truth: Listen, Brad. If you buy into this "candida" cult, you will never, ever feel well again. They'll persuade you that you have an incurable disease that you must manage intensively. They'll encourage you to focus on being a misunderstood victim of an illness that physicians conspire to ignore. It's bunk. Get your health issues managed scientifically and get on with a productive life. ...Read more
Vaginal?: Natural approaches to yeast infections: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. Avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented). 5. Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia very well after soaping up. ...Read more
? candida?: Candida albicans is a common yeast that is everywhere in the natural world. It comprises about 5% of the dry weight of poop & is occasionally responsible for skin irritation/infection. It is a common cause of diaper rashes in babies. Some marginal practitioners push a "Candida Overgrowth" theory that would have you believe a long list of problems is created by this germ in your poop. Junk science! ...Read more
Oral candidiasis: Thrush, an uncommon occurrence in normal adults should warrant testing immune function & HIV. If thrush is caused by something reversible (antibiotics, smoking, ill-fitting dentures, steroids or diabetes), these factors must be corrected as part of the treatment. You might try rinsing with 3% hydrogen peroxide. Don't know what you mean by being sensitive to ketoconazole. Clarify and re-ask. ...Read more
Nope.: The candida spit test is pseudoscience. It is a crude indicator of how thick your spit is, and that's about it. There is no reason to believe that spit thickness correlates in any way with the presence of candida, nor is there any scientific evidence that it does. It yields both false positives and false negatives, and in one study, its accuracy was no better than random guessing. ...Read more