Candida is a yeast microorganism that commonly lives in our intestinal tract. It shares space with a variety of other microorganisms, mostly helpful bacteria such as those found in probiotics, and is usually harmless. An overgrowth of Candida however, is a common problem and can cause several unpleasant symptoms. Gas, bloating, fatigue, joint pain and stiffness can make many day-to-day situations stressful and a cause for anxiety.
As Candida is the result of lifestyle choices that create a systemic imbalance, the solution is to stop feeding the yeast and restore equilibrium. If the natural pH of the body is corrected, disease is less likely to develop. If the presence of Candida is confirmed, a treatment protocol of probiotics and herbal remedies that are toxic to Candida are highly recommended. This self-test can help determine if you have Candida, but only as a general guide. Before relying on the results, more accurate medical testing is advisable to eliminate the possibility of other serious conditions such as bacteria or parasites, so it is important to consult your medical practitioner.
For Candida: (When questionnaire score is 9 or above)
- Multigenics – 3 tablets daily
- Ultra Flora Acute Care – 1 capsule twice a day
- Glutagenics powder – 1 teaspoonful twice a day
- Silymarin 80 – 1 capsule twice a day
- Candibactin-BR – 2 tablets in the morning and one in the evening, with food
Maintenance: reduce Ultra Flora Acute Care to 1 capsule daily and continue the other supplements at the original dosages.
Description of the above supplements
Multigenics – provides a therapeutic level of broad-spectrum micronutrients, forming a good foundation in the treatment of many complex health problems.
Ultra Flora Acute Care – this is a probiotic, using friendly yeast organisms. It is useful in conditions where there is an overgrowth of candida or otherUltra Flora Immune Health – a probiotic and a key part of the immune system. A secretory IgA (sIgA) antibody that lines the gut, it is often deficient in chronic illnesses, especially allergic disorders. Probiotics stimulate the production of sIgA by balancing the normal gut flora.
Glutagenics Powder – contains glutamine, licorice and Silymarin – the key ingredient of Milk Thistle. IBS and food allergies are associated with the leaky gut syndrome which allows increased levels of gut toxins to reach the bloodstream, thereby increasing demand on the liver. Milk Thistle has been clinically proven to support detoxification processes.
Candibactin-BR – this contains extracts of herbs that are beneficial in balancing the intestinal environment and helps the body remove unwanted toxins.
Silymarin – this is the key ingredient of milk thistle. IBS and food allergies are associated with the leaky gut syndrome which allows increased levels of gut toxins to reach the bloodstream, thereby increasing the demand on liver detoxification systems. Milk Thistle has been clinically proven to support detoxification processes.
Note: These are high potency, therapeutic grade supplements available only through a licensed practitioner. Learn more.
To your health,
Dr. Chris Dawkins, BM, MRCGP, LMCC
Chief Nutrition Optimizer at Natural Health Publishing