Fungal and Candida overgrowth
Most people have often heard of a yeast or candida overgrowth, which are both types of fungal overgrowths. Most people know of the common types of fungal infections including Jock Itch, Athlete’s Foot, Ringworm, Thrush, skin or vaginal infections. These are all fairly easy to detect because of their outward symptoms. However, what about systemic fungal overgrowths that don’t necessarily cause an outward mark, but wreak havoc in your body?
People who have ever lived in a moist environment, been in a building which has had water damage, taken an antibiotic/certain vaccines or been in a sexual relationship with anyone that has, there is a good chance you have a fungal overgrowth.
Many people have fungal and candida overgrowth, which can cause a plethora of symptoms. In clinical experience people who have brain fog, fatigue, ADHD, asthma, depression, leaky gut, food sensitivities, thyroid issues, trouble with weight loss, or yeast infections often have a systemic fungal overgrowth.
Fungal overgrowth in the body can produce toxic chemicals such as benzene and acetaldehyde. These toxic chemicals have to get broken down by your liver, which can overload the liver, preventing it from breaking down the normal load of toxic chemicals we are exposed to every single day.
How to Treat a Fungal overgrowth?
When treating a fungal overgrowth it can’t be taken out of context. A patient needs to be evaluated for other co-infections including viral, bacterial, protozoa, etc. in addition to food sensitivities, heavy metals, etc. Also if your spouse/partner has a fungal overgrowth they need to get treated simultaneously to get optimal resolution since many microbes can be passed back and forth with even just minimal contact.
At Healing by Design we use a form of Applied Kinesiology in addition to a thorough examination and potential lab work to find out an individualized treatment plan. For many doctors it can take them months and months to try and treat a fungal overgrowth but in my clinical experience using our protocol and checking for all stressors to the body we can typically rid you of your fungal overgrowth fairly quickly. Most patients notice a dramatic difference within the first couple weeks of treatment. By treating any unwanted microbes, removing foods one is sensitive to, and removing other stressors to the body you can be back on the path to a healthy state in no time at all.
How to minimize your chances of getting a fungal overgrowth:
If you are worried about getting a fungal overgrowth (or recently just got over one) there are multiple steps you can take to minimize your chances. When traveling to a potentially moldy environment I usually take a small preventative dose of an antimicrobial daily. Dr. Anderson can help you decide which one is best. Also ensure your house is mold free, minimize your consumption of refined sweets, and take an herbal antifungal at the same time you take a prescription antibiotic. Be sure that your spouse/partner is also taking the same steps that you are, as previously mentioned. Taking a quality probiotic post treatment can also be very beneficial.