The Myers Way Episode 4: A Functional Medicine Approach To Candida

May 13th, 2013

The Myers Way Podcast

The Myers Way Episode 4: A Functional Medicine Approach To Candida

In this podcast, Dr. Myers discusses the causes, symptoms, and treatments of candida overgrowth.

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Intro

  • What on earth is Candida?
  • Candida is a fungus, which is a form of yeast, a very small amount of which lives in your mouth and intestines.
  • Its job is to aid with digestion and nutrient absorption, but when it is overproduced it breaks down the wall of the intestine and penetrates the bloodstream, releasing toxic byproducts into your body and causing leaky gut.
  • This can lead to many different health problems ranging from digestive issues to depression.

Symptoms

  • What are some of the most common symptoms?
  • How can there be so many symptoms for candida?

 

Food and candida

  • Do certain foods cause candida to bloom? Why?
  • What is the relationship between carbohydrates and candida?

Testing

  • What are the tests for candida?

  • How quickly can candida come back? Is it necessary to retest often?

Treating candida

  • Dr. Myers’ three means to deal with candida: Diet, herbal remedies, and medication.

Supplements

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