A recent patient walked into my office suffering from a whole list of symptoms that every other Doctor has been attempting to treat by organ dysfunction alone. Separating the body into pieces like this is why patients only get slightly better with any conventional care, its why I refer to myself as a “Wholistic Doctor” and why our Tampa Bay Holistic practice is called Wholistic Medical Group.
This patient had chronic fatigue, gastric distress, diarrhea/constipation, skin issues, hair loss, recurring yeast infections, chronic headaches, and more!
These symptoms can be from a whole list of medical conditions but in her case, and many of my patient’s cases these days, it was yeast related. This fungal condition was so out of control she was practically a walking mushroom!
How could this be? She had tightened her diet, read multiple health books, tried many folk remedies from apple cider vinegar to baking soda, sugar-free diets and a hefty garlic diet. None of these treatments resolved her condition. The culprit was clear. A simple yeast infection years ago had led her down the conventional medical route consisting of multiple rounds of Diflucan (an antifungal medication) and antibiotics.
These conventional treatments disrupt the bodies natural flora and lead to the “bad” microbes flourishing if the issue is not corrected. By correcting I mean providing the body with good bacteria (pre and probiotics) in order to make sure the slash and burn technique of antibiotics doesn’t allow for the “bad” bacteria to take over the roost, while simultaneously eradicating the remaining offender, YEAST!
Yeast Infections; a Common Problem
Yeast infections, such as Candida, are actually quite common. However, diagnosis is tricky. This is why our unique testing technique allows us to resolve these problems quickly. Many patients never even realize that yeast is their problem. GMO foods, high carb/sugar diets, drinking alcohol, all increase the potential for a yeast infection. Most medical practitioners are not trained to recognize yeast conditions without external physical symptoms. Yeast/fungus/mold present differently in every patient, and the solutions vary from patient to patient as well. Unfortunately, even the current testing methods are inadequate to even diagnose, let alone treat these common yeast-related health issues. This is why Wholistic Medical Group is proud of our 95% success rate in treating yeast/mold/fungus-related conditions.
What Are The Symptoms
Basic yeast symptoms can present as the following:
- Chronic fatigue
- Loss of energy
- General malaise
- Decreased libido
- Bloating and gas
- Intestinal cramps
- Rectal itching
- Altered bowel function such as diarrhea (iv) or constipation
- Yeast infections
- Frequent bladder infections
- Interstitial cystitis (irritable bladder)
- Menstrual irregularities like pain, bleeding, etc.
- Premenstrual syndrome
- Thyroid dysfunction
Nervous System Complaints
- Inability to concentrate
Immune System Complaints
- Chemical sensitivities
- Low immune function
- Chronic yeast infections
- Chronic antibiotic use for infections or acne
- Oral birth control pill usage
- Oral steroid hormone usage
- Sensitivity to foods, chemicals, or other allergens
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Craving for foods rich in carbohydrates or yeast
- Toenail fungus
How To Resolve Candida And Other Yeast Conditions
There are many ways to resolve yeast conditions. Yeast is opportunistic and can affect any organ system. Treating yeast is a multi-pronged approach because its never just in one spot. Think of where yeast/mold/fungus grow; warm, dark, moist environments. WE HAVE JUST DESCRIBED THE ENTIRE GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT! Additionally, the mouth is the only open sore on the body that we shove rotting food into on a daily basis. Therefore, we have to constantly work to maintain our GI tract, especially with today’s sub-quality food.
Low sugar diets are a start. Diets like paleo with good fats, good starches, and moderate amounts of protein are a start. However, once someone has a yeast infection simply changing lifestyle is not enough. Therapeutic dosages of supplements particular to individual patients are required to get patients over the “hump”. That’s why Wholistic Medical Group is creating Dr Dukes Formulas to create protocols to finally resolve these common health issues.
Contact us for more information on how we can address and resolve acute and chronic yeast infections.