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Candidiasis / Thrush


Candida albicans—a type of yeast that lives in and on the body—is basically an opportunist. When the pH of the body is disturbed (due to taking antibiotics or steroids or having diabetes or a sluggish immune system), candida can move in and overgrow. That leads to candidiasis, or, as it’s more often called, a yeast infection. When it occurs in the mouth it’s usually referred to as thrush. Depending on the location of the infection (mouth or vagina), it can cause raised white patches, pain, bad breath, or discharge—super sexy, right? In severe cases, oral thrush can also spread to the back of the throat and down to your stomach, which is why you want to stop it in its tracks asap. Google “candidiasis” and you’ll come up with plenty of prescription medications as well as home remedies, but only a few of those have the research to back them up. For oral thrush, try tea tree oil, garlic paste, and probiotics containing lactobacillus (look for Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1, and Lactobacillus fermentum RC-14). For vaginal candidiasis, you can try topical tea tree oil, coconut oil, and those same lactobacillus-rich probiotics. Apple cider vinegar is often touted for its anti-fungal qualities, and you’ll likely encounter people relying on it for yeast infection woes (among other things!), but more studies are needed to determine the specifics of its effectiveness. Fortunately, there are remedies for this pesky ailment that are proven to work!

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The Candida Cure: Yeast, Fungus & Your Health - The 90-Day Program to Beat Candida & Restore Vibrant Health

Many of the most common symptoms and illnesses that plague us today--anything from fatigue, bloating, and weight gain to arthritis, allergies, depression, prostate problems and multiple sclerosis--can be traced back to a surprising source: Yeast. Yeast and fungal overgrowth--called candida--affects millions and is a hidden cause of many health conditions. One out of three people suffer from candida overgrowth, which is also associated with asthma, hypoglycemia/diabetes, hypothyroid, brain fog and anxiety/depression. In a chronic state, yeast overgrowth can also lead to conditions such as lupus, MS, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, autism, and even cancer. The Candida Cure, newly revised, is the most current and concise book on this subject. Ann Boroch, certified nutritional consultant, naturopath, and author of Healing Multiple Sclerosis, shares her proven 90-day program to beat candida and restore your health and energy. She reveals how the body can quickly get out of balance as a result of high stress levels, poor diet, antibiotic and steroid use, hormone replacement therapy, and chemotherapy. This simple and effective guide provides user-friendly information and practical tools to bring your body back into balance: A candida questionnaire Common yeast-related health conditions Candida symptoms as they specifically pertain to men, women, and children Step-by-step 90-day program to beat candida Delicious recipes and recommended foods Two weeks of sample menus Recommended supplement schedules.

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Learn True Health: Natural Medicine Cures, Chronic Disease, Magnesium Miracle, Mineral Depletion, Yeast Overgrowth, Candida, Ketogenic Diet, Homeopathy, with Naturopath and Medical Doctor Carolyn Dean

Magnesium http://learntruehealth.com/magnesium/ Magnesium is an essential mineral that can cure various health conditions. However, most people take magnesium for granted when along with other minerals, so many illnesses can be reversed. So, we’re fortunate to have Dr. Carolyn Dean elaborate on why magnesium is vital to our health. Early Challenges Dr. Carolyn Dean went into practice in 1979. Before that, she went through quite a challenge since around that time; women weren’t given high ranks in the workforce even if they were bright. Getting her medical degree first, Dr. Carolyn Dean recalls that back then, there were no Naturopathic schools in Canada. But she already thought back then that thirty to forty years down the road, becoming a Naturopath would be popular, and everyone would get on board taking care of health. Dr. Carolyn Dean even thought a three-day work week was possible. “But we know what happened. The commercialization of medicine and disease happened, and medicine just turned into the dark side,” said Dr. Carolyn Dean. Roadblocks Dr. Carolyn Dean also remembers the obstacles she went through especially for doctors like her who were promoting their dietary supplements. Their voices were suppressed if it was about supporting natural products. “Medical authorities won’t allow us to say something like magnesium might be a health cure. They won’t let you see that because it will mean that you’ll stop taking drugs,” reveals Dr. Carolyn Dean. Legal Challenges Dr. Carolyn Dean was practicing as a Naturopath and was into natural treatments like Acupuncture and Homeopathy. She also did occasional medical surgeries to help save organs. Things started to get out of hand when Dr. Carolyn Dean said some bad things about sugar on a Canadian national TV show in 1991 or 1992. After the episode aired, Dr. Carolyn Dean found herself attacked by the Sugar Institute of Canada. They went to Dr. Carolyn Dean’s licensing board which resulted in the board admonishing her. They even sent spies into her practice. “They got this young man to complain to my licensing board that I refused to give him a homeopathic remedy for his allergies on his first appointment. If I gave it to him, he still would have complained. It was a planned thing,” said Dr. Carolyn Dean. Years later, Dr. Carolyn Dean had no more license to practice in Canada, since she already acquired her California license. The medical board took the opportunity to hold a mock court in Toronto. They took away Dr. Carolyn Dean’s non-existent license to send a message to medical practitioners that they couldn’t do alternatives. “So if people wonder why doctors don’t get involved with nutrition, alternatives, and dietary supplements, it is because they are likely to be attacked,” said Dr. Carolyn Dean. I understand Dr. Carolyn Dean’s ordeal. My hero, Dr. Joe Wallach has been attacked eleven or twelve times by the FDA. He’s very outspoken and has always stood his ground on his research and findings. The Magnesium Miracle Book There are 65 health conditions that Dr. Carolyn Dean has listed in her Magnesium Miracle book. According to her, those conditions can be triggered or caused by a magnesium deficiency and misdiagnosed as diseases. I suggest everyone get a copy of the book as well as Dr. Carolyn Dean’s other published works. It is a wonderful resource to educate you on why minerals are so essential. Magnesium And Sugar Dr. Carolyn Dean says there is apparently a vindication about magnesium and sugar.


Learn True Health: Using Diet To Heal Disease, IBS, GERD, Gallbladder, Cancer, Candida, Diabetes, Insulin, Gluten, Keto, Kidneys, Certified Health Coach, Sarah Kostusiak

Genetics plays a significant role in determining if we’re healthy or not. We commonly think that diet and lifestyle are the answers to good health, but these are only two components of true health. Sarah Kostusiak, my guest today, has survived through a lot of health issues. So, we’re going to dive in today on how genetics is linked to our health. Early Years Sarah Kostusiak started to deal with blood sugar issues as early as five years old. Coping with it throughout her childhood, her health went from bad to worse when she got so sick in college. No doctor could pinpoint what was wrong with her. So, at 19 years old, Sarah Kostusiak started a food journal. She initially thought the red meat was the culprit. In an attempt to improve her health, Sarah Kostusiak went vegetarian for ten years. However, being a vegetarian increased her blood sugar issues. Looking back, Sarah Kostusiak felt that it was probably to gluten sensitivity. Fast forward years later, Sarah Kostusiak was also diagnosed with active reflux, GERD, and even had secondary infertility in 2010. After two kids, she ended up losing a pregnancy at 16 weeks. Finding A Cure Sarah Kostusiak realized that her body was tired, making it hard to heal. In an attempt to find a cure, she even went to a nutritionist who advised her to kick out gluten. Aside from that, Sarah Kostusiak also tried to eat fermented foods and adopted a paleo diet. But things weren’t improving. She got sick to the point that she couldn’t sit up. It was disempowering. That’s why Sarah Kostusiak remained determined to keep looking for a cure and vowed to use her knowledge to help others eventually. Discovering Genetics Sarah Kostusiak researched genetics and controlling blood sugar levels. This was during the time that she also dealt with a new health situation wherein she ended up having surgery to have her gallbladder taken out. “That was causing a level of inflammation in my body. I couldn’t control through food anymore because of gluten other factors. Top it off; I also had gallstones,” shares Sarah Kostusiak. Ongoing Health Issues Sixteen years before her surgery, Sarah Kostusiak says she was told that she had too much acid. So, she was also on acid blockers for a few years. “But I think food sensitivity, a lot of good biomes and digestive enzymes probably caused the inflammation in the gallbladder. Plus, I also had Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) issues,” said Sarah Kostusiak. That’s not all. Sarah Kostusiak also revealed that during this time, she started to have massive breakouts of acne on her face. Doctors then decided to put her on antibiotics for six months. “Looking back, when I eat gluten, my body gets a rash or zits. I increased my wheat consumption because I was avoiding meat. But I ended up with candida issues from the antibiotics. Then I had to deal with acid reflux,” said Sarah Kostusiak. Taking Out Gluten Sarah Kostusiak looked at her health history and worked backward. She said taking out gluten made a difference. “Candida is also caused when you eat yeast. Many gluten-free products aren’t healthy,” Sarah Kostusiak said. “I would still get health issues, but once I dug into my genetics and looked at my history, I even had to lay off fermented foods.” Genetic Testing For determining genetics, Sarah Kostusiak uses Ancestry DNA or 23andMe. But she prefers Ancestry DNA nowadays. Because apart from being able to download the data, Ancestry DNA can show you the which genes have a nutritional impact. “If they test my blood, it’s usually very high because I’m not processing it out. So I take methylated vitamins to support my body that way.


The Cabral Concept: Altitude Sickness, Candida Glabrata, Male Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Thinning Hair, Cancer & Thyroid, Higher Education, Thinning Skin (HouseCall)

Thank you for joining us for our 2nd Cabral HouseCall of the weekend! I’m looking forward to sharing with you some of our community’s questions that have come in over the past few weeks… Let’s get started! Ashley: First off thanks for all of the amazing podcasts, I’m fairly new to them but you’re the only podcast I listen to on a regular basis because the information is so applicable to not only my life but the lives of people around me! Quick question, I’m from Indiana and recently went on a snowboarding trip to Keystone, CO. The second day I noticed a headache that Dr. Google led me to believe was a tension headache and my resting heart rate was in the hundreds, I believe I was experiencing issues with the altitude and it seemed to get worse until we boarded the plane to head home. I believe my Indiana lungs / heart couldn’t handle the elevation. I don’t plan on giving up traveling to these high elevations, is there any way to prepare my body for another high altitude trip? Normal resting HR in the 60’s, drink recommend fl. oz. of water per day if not more, hot yoga recently started, lift 3x a week, no caffeine drinks ever...much room for improvement though! Thanks for everything! :) Merrin: Hi, I have been battling a mild candida glabrata vaginal infection for 12 months. I've tried the candida diet and boric acid but nothing has worked. I'm about to start a 5 week course of amphotericin cream and am wondering if you have experience in helping women specifically with candida glabrata (non-albicans)? I'm in Australia, so do you do skype consults and how do I access any necessary supplements? BTW - I love your podcasts! Don: DR. Cabral, For the last 7 to 8 years I’ve been dealing with what my Urologists calls pelvic floor dysfunction. Meaning when I eat certain foods it causes my bladder to spasm which pushes on my pelvic floor tightening the muscles, making me feel like I need to use the bathroom more often. The worst time for this is of course at night. Often this can be severe enough to cause some burning or stinging at the end of my penis. I first noticed this after eating sweet fruits like pineapple, mangos, spotted bananas, and citrus fruits especially lemons. But the past couple years it has progressed to foods like sweet potatoes, cooked carrots and occasionally squash. My urologist said the only thing that I can do is eliminate the trigger foods, but the list keeps getting longer. Also I’ve noticed stress and any type of single leg exercises (like lunges) can aggravate this issue as well. Things I’ve have tried; deep breathing, meditation, kegels, an anti-anxiety medication, and yoga, none of which seemed to help. Is this a pelvic floor issue; meaning my pelvic floor needs to be stretched or strengthened? Or do you think it is something internal going on that I need to get taken care of? I want to make sure I am making good choices financially to get this handled, but I’m not sure if I should run one of your lab tests first or just go straight to the Urinary Protocol, or maybe it is something else like Candida Overgrowth. P.S. Love the show, I originally heard you on Renegade radio with Jason Ferruggia. I’m so glad I found you. Thanks, Don Emily: Hi Dr. Cabral, I'm a 26 years old female experiencing thinning of hair and hair loss. I have a section that is becoming bald. I have been on birth control pills for 10 years. No family history of hair loss. Relatively healthy. Not stressed out. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance for your help Gail: Hi Dr Cabral, Love your podcasts, they have given me so much inspiration to get well.Ten years ago I had breast cancer.Lumpectomy,6months of chemotherapy,12 weeks radiation,steroids etc followed by 5 years of follow up meds,etc.


Learn True Health: Resolving Gut Issues, Depression, Fatigue, Anxiety with Functional Medicine, IBS, Obesity, Chronic Fatigue, Parasites, Candida, SIBO

A lot of people suffer from gut issues. But most of them mistake the symptoms of gut issues for some other disease, so they end up not addressing the cause. Evan Brand is a fellow podcaster who has gone down that road, so I’m excited that he’s sharing his insights on how to solve gut issues. Growing Up Years Evan Brand is a survivor of several health conditions. Growing up, he had to deal with things like parasite infections, SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), H pylori, candida overgrowth, adrenal fatigue and many other health conditions. He also battled with depression, anxiety, fatigue and IBS for so many years. Initially, he consulted with conventional doctors, but nobody gave him a long-term solution. This led him to research and go the alternative medicine route. Dangers of EMF During Evan Brand’s research, he found that electromagnetic fields or EMF are a factor in causing leaky gut. He believes that if EMF can affect hormones, it can also affect the gut area. Evan Brand shares that in one of his past episodes, he had GE’s former senior scientist Dr. Richard Hansler on the show. Dr. Richard Hansler thoroughly explained that the modern light bulb is harmful because it negatively affects our melatonin production. Hence, we end up having a hard time to sleep. Because of that, Dr. Richard Hansler founded Lighting Lighting Innovations Institute. He also co-founded Low Blue Lights, which sells advanced lighting products. Dangers Of 5G Evan Brand also shares that another past guest, Dr. Jack Kruse was instrumental in influencing him to move out of the city to try to get away from cellphone towers. Dr. Jack Kruse is a known neurosurgeon in the industry. “They say 5G is a nightmare. Just because of the small cells. The 5G is the new generation of cell phone technology so that we can transmit and have a million people download YouTube videos all in a second from their smartphones,” Evan Brand explains. He adds, “There’s going to be these small cells the size of a watermelon. A giant router that transmits cellular data but they’re going to be on every three to four houses. So your risk of wireless pollution is going to go up so much.” Optimized Life Dr. Jack Kruse is also the CEO of Optimized Life. Optimized Life is a health and wellness company aiming to help people avoid the healthcare burdens we usually encounter as we grow older. Dr. Jack Kruse currently in practices in the Gulf South. “We just saw the first study tested on rats last March 22, that proved cellphone tower radiation can cause cancer,” said Evan Brand. “The Ramazzini Institute Study: Animal Study On Base Station/Cell Tower Radiofrequency Radiation. Dr. Kruse told me this six years ago, and now it is finally coming out that it is true.” I also heard of so many studies coming out detailing the dangers of 5G. The findings state that 5G causes dangerous health conditions like migraines and brain tumors. “The rollout of these technologies is going to happen at a much slower rate if you are in a rural area. Because the population is low and there is less need for a million 5G towers out here,” Evan Brand explained. “EMF is the new smoking. You can’t see it or smoke it, but it’s there.” Evan Brand says plans are already in place to erect those towers in Austin, Texas, Seattle, Washington, Miami, Florida, Atlanta, Georgia, New York, Washington D.C. and Los Angeles either this year or next year. Unfortunately, we can’t stop those plans so Evan Brand advises the need to be aware of protecting our health in the best way we can. Dealing With Candida Candida is a pathogenic yeast that can cause gut issues and symptoms like joint pains, fatigue, and gas. Evan Brand was able to talk with Nutritionist Ann Louise Gittleman, whose


Learn True Health: Lyme Survivor Cures His Disease Then Helps Others Do The Same, Scott Forsgren, Mold, Histamine, Allergies, SIBO, SIFO, Candida, Parasites, EMF, Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt's Kryptopyrroluria , Lyme Induced Autism, Heavy Metal Toxicity and Detoxification

Dealing With Lyme Disease Naturally http://learntruehealth.com/dealing-lyme-disease-naturally Dealing with Lyme disease naturally seems impossible, but it’s not. My returning guest Scott Forsgren had ample experience dealing with Lyme disease naturally and is now helping others do the same. And he’ll teach us how he did all that in this episode. First and foremost, Scott Forsgren says his whole journey in dealing with Lyme disease naturally was influenced by Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt’s energetic testing. Scott Forsgren worked with practitioners for years that use his autonomic response testing and eventually got certified to administer the testing, too. Improving Gut Health Majority of the immune system and neurotransmitters originate in the gut. So, Scott Forsgren says the more we can optimize our G.I. health, the more we can improve our overall health. He advises to first look at diet. He believes it needs to be individualized but at the same time, remove the foods that are known to be more common stressors like gluten, cow dairy, and sugar. Scott Forsgren also recommends working with a nutritionist to find out which diet might make the most sense for someone to explore. “One that I observed helps most people dealing with Lyme disease is the low-histamine diet. It is not an easy diet to do. And it’s easier if people generally prepare their food at home rather than eat out,” said Scott Forsgren. “I see it helps reduce inflammation in people and to help with a lot of their symptoms just by changing the diet.” He adds, “The more we can focus on reducing inflammation in general, while we are treating the underlying causes, or triggers of our health condition, the easier it is to get through that process. The less inflamed people are and the better they feel while they are being treated.” Realities of Lyme Disease In dealing with Lyme disease naturally, you have first to understand the components of the disease. Scott Forsgren says if someone is dealing with Lyme, they probably have Bartonella and or babesia. Some other common co-infections or opportunistic infections that need to be explored as well. Again, he advises people to work with a practitioner who can start treating them with antibiotics, herbs, homeopathy or other tools. Food Sensitivity Testing Food sensitivity testing is worth exploring when you are dealing with Lyme disease naturally. This is also needed if people have very specific and unique foods that might be an issue for them. Scott Forsgren says avoiding those foods can be significant. He also says that gluten is non-negotiable on people with Lyme and mold-related issues. Furthermore, Scott Forsgren believes probably at least half, or more people would do better by eliminating cow dairy. “Avoid those things stressful to the system, which creates more inflammation and instead, incorporate foods that are as nutritionally dense as possible,” Scott Forsgren advises. “Not the prepared, processed food but getting real food into the diet. As much organic food as possible, eliminating the GMO foods and restricting the processed foods is important.” He adds, “And then depending on whether or not people consume meat, organic grass-fed meat, pasture-raised poultry, and wild-caught seafood can be very helpful as well.” Healthy Fats Scott Forsgren also says consuming healthy fats can help in dealing with Lyme disease naturally. Healthy fats include butter or ghee, chia seeds, coconut oil, and olive oil. He also likes a lot of the plants and seed-based oil


The SIBO Doctor Podcast: Candida, SIFO and SIBO

In this episode, we delve into the relationship between Candida Albicans and SIBO. Our host, Dr Nirala Jacobi, is in conversation with Dr Margaret Beeson. Dr Beeson has over 40 years in medical practice, having started as a nurse in the US Navy and then moving to become a Naturopathic physician. She founded the Yellowstone Naturopathic Clinic in Billings, Montana, and is the President and Co-founder of the Naturopathic Education and Research Consortium to increase post graduate training in the USA. Dr Beeson is also the president of the Paul Gardener Veterans Pain Relief Foundation, and is the recipient of 2016 Physician of the Year award from American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She is a national leader in efforts to advance the quality of naturopathic care. Topics discussed in this episode include: - Small intestinal fungal overgrowth (SIFO) and large intestinal fungal overgrowth in relation to candidiasis. - The comorbidity relationship of SIFO to SIBO. - Endotoxin association with SIFO. - The metamorphic abilities of candida and its ability to hide in the body, including candida antibodies versus counter antibodies. - Candida as a symptom of dysbiosis. - Biofilm and candida living as a part of diverse bacterial colonies rather than solitary candida colonies. - Yeasts and their pathogenic potential. - Microbiome terrain disturbance as a key player in candida infection progression. - Die off as stronger with fungus than with bacteria. - Candidal hyphae, the mucosal wall, and the potential for leaky gut. - Hallmark symptoms of candida. - The 4 forms of candida, and which is the most invasive and detrimental. - Testing and symptomatic identification of candidiasis. - Organic acid testing and candidiasis diagnosis. - Fibromyalgia, tartaric acid, and the candidiasis connection. - Saccharomyces boulardii tolerance and/or use during yeast infection. - Reactions to kombucha and why they might occur. - Folliculitis as a symptom of yeast and staph cohabitation infection. - Nystatin (nilstat), how it works, safety profile, affordability, treatment options, length of treatment, and recommended daily unit intake. - The role of biofilm disruptors in treatment. - Candida as a contributor to salicylate sensitivity. - Dr Jacobi’s SIBO specific treatment herbs and how they can also address candida. - Saccharomyces boulardii and its adherence action to encourage friendly flora. - Specific prebiotics, whole food diets, and their role in repopulating microflora diversity in the gut. - Dr Beeson’s complementary protocols and therapies to consider during candida treatment. - Is candida albicans a trigger in the onset of coeliac disease?


Straight Up Paleo: Vegetables and Candida

Topics: 2:50 - Go follow our new instagram @StraightUpPaleo 8:00 - Check out Kara's FREE Belief Buster Cheat Sheet! A guide to addressing your mindset! Kara is also taking clients for mindset and mentality, email her at Kara.Halderman@gmail.com. 11:00 - Sign up for Christina’s Paleo Women Lifestyle program on April 9th through the 13th! Interested in grouping coaching with Christina to reach your health goals and learn everything you need to know about living a healthy lifestyle? Sign ups for Christina’s Paleo Women Lifestyle Program will be opening up again on April 9th, 2018, and the program will begin on April 16th! There are limited spots available! In this program, you’ll receive weekly video lectures, audio lectures, and PDFs that cover everything you need to know about health and wellness – nutrition, macronutrients, exercise, stress management, optimizing sleep, body image, balancing hormones, staying healthy in social situations, the top health mistakes women make, and more. The program can be done entirely at your own pace or you can move along with the group. Once enrolled, you’ll have lifetime access to the materials, the private Facebook group, and the live video coaching calls! Through the FB group and live video calls, you can ask anything you want at any time and interact with me and the other women in the program. You’ll definitely make some lifelong friends along the way! To learn more information, head to bit.ly/paleowomenlifestyle. 16:40 - Talking about our love of Somnifix! Check out our sponsor Somnifix! An amazing mouth tape to help your sleep and solve many problems that may occur because of mouth breathing! Use coupon code “SUPSLEEP” for 10% off! Reasons you should check out Somnifix: Mouth breathing is highly inefficient. Besides leading to dry mouth, sore throat, and nasal congestion, it can cause snores, lowered blood oxygen saturation, and worsened immunity. These have serious consequences for health, fitness, and sleep. The simple solution to all of these issues is breathing through the nose. It’s easy to be cognizant of breathing during the day, but mouth breathing during sleep is widespread because we are paralyzed for certain parts of our sleep. This paralysis, called atonia, particularly affects the muscles around the mouth and neck. A great way to ensure proper breathing is by using SomniFix Mouth Strips. They are fully hypoallergenic–we’ve done extensive biocompatibility testing to ensure that users won’t experience allergic reactions or irritated skin. Our adhesive was specially-engineered for the lips. That means no pain or difficulty removing it, and no sticky residue left behind. It also releases just with the force of opening the mouth (another safety feature). We included the mesh-covered breathing vent to ensure limited mouth breathing is possible if necessary. We conducted clinical trials with our device in partnership with researchers from Harvard Medical School, and we saw that our strips are effective in reducing ‘mouth’ snores and in improving breathing efficiency. All contents of our box (box, pouches, strips, branded liner) are recyclable. Remember, the nose is for breathing and the mouth is for eating Use “SUPSLEEP” for 10% off and tag us with your mouth tape on Instagram! 22:00 - EMF and EMF Blockers 24:00 - Kara's Instagram break 32:00 - Balancing estrogen and lowering cortisol while having high insulin resistance. 51:40 - Does vegetable portions and fat portions matter when fighting Candida overgrowth? What are good supplements for fighting Candida?

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