The Dreaded Yeast Infection

Just ask any woman about yeast and yes, they will call it “dreaded”. However it is not an ailment that affects women only, it affects men as well. Babies get it too, usually in the form of “thrush” in the mouth.

So what is yeast and where does it come from?

“Yeast” is an organism called Candida Albicans and it lives in all of us to some degree. It is when it becomes overgrown that it becomes a problem. Symptoms of yeast overgrowth would include fatigue, lethargy, allergy-type symptoms, brain fog, digestive issues, sinus infections, food sensitivities, fungal infections on skin and nails, weak immune system, joint pain, and mood issues. Many misdiagnosed conditions are really just missed yeast infections.

Candida yeast overgrowth is typically caused by a high-sugar diet or the use of antibiotics. That’s because both of these substances compromise your immune system. A compromised immune system then allows the growth of not only yeast but other pathogenic organisms as well. Not a good picture. Yeast, all by itself, can cause a weak immune system as well. This sets us up for even more illnesses to occur. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had patients come in with chronic issues that were not improving only to find out that they had a weak immune system caused by a candida yeast infestation. Once we corrected the yeast problem they were then able to improve. So stay off the sugar and antibiotics the best you can if you want to avoid yeast.

So how is yeast treated?

There are primarily two ways that yeast infections can be treated. The first one is where it is treated with various medications that, in a simple sense, poison the yeast. The problem is that these medications can cause some serious side effects which then poisons us. I don’t like this which leads to choice number two. In my office, we use a special type of enzyme that digests the outer protein coating of the yeast organism which then allows the organism to rupture and die. Think of the old Pacman game. We then use the trace mineral molybdenum that comes in and cleans up the debris that is left over.

In my opinion, I think this is a better form of treatment due to the fact that it is safer as well as more effective. I base this on my clinical experience of pitting one form of treatment against the other. And, of course, there are various topical treatments that can be utilized however, they do not address the interior systemic part of the infection but do afford some quick temporary relief. 

So if you or anyone you know suffers from yeast have them contact our office for a visit or consultation.

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