Do you, or anyone you know suffer from occasional, or frequent tiredness or fatigue, recurring yeast or urinary tract infections, digestive issues, sinus infections, skin or nail fungus, or joint pain?
It seems like almost everyone who walks into my office experiences one or many of these symptoms as incidentals – meaning, not what they actually came in to discuss, rather just part of the overall symptom picture.
Typically, part of the problem that people are suffering with is an overgrowth of Candida Albicans, a fungus that is found in small amounts in the mouth, intestines and on the skin. At normal levels, these fungi are not a threat to the body. However, when the Candida begins to grow uncontrollably, it can cause problems further compromising the immune system.
Fungus, like virus’s are opportunistic in the body, and will tend to invade a system that is already somewhat compromised in it’s natural immune capabilities.
Some things that can lower the body’s resistance and increase the overgrowth of Candida in the body are:
- Antibiotic use
- Oral Contraceptives
- A high sugar, refined carbohydrate diet
- A weakened immune system from stress or lack of sleep
- Diabetes or blood sugar imbalances
Candida comes in different forms. Some strains travel through the bloodstream, some strains invade the tissues, and some strains live on the skin or in the mucus membranes of the body – areas where there is natural moisture and secluded away from fresh air such as armpits, vaginas and baby’s butt’s.
We can do testing for Candida and we can most certainly treat the annoying symptoms with appropriate herbs, lactobacillus, and bifida bacteria strains to compete with the bad bacteria; anti-microbial agents to destroy the bio-films or residual mucoid plaques that are formed as waste products from the fungi and other microbes that have taken up space in your body.
Give us a call today and let’s get some resolution going for this pesty situation!
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