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Since 1982, the role of an overgrowth of yeast/fungi or other bacterial species within the human gut as a cause of many illnesses has been recognised by an increasing number of medical practitioners. Part of patients symptoms are a direct result of the loss of balance in the gut micro flora but there is increasing evidence for a hypersensitivity reaction to yeast like organisms such as candida, trichophyton or epidermophyton.

What is certain is that a vast number of patients have benefited enormously from treatment with a diet low in refined carbohydrates (a nutrient dense diet) combined with anti-fungal medications, such as Nystatin, used in large doses over a period of 1-3 months. The improvement, however, in quite a lot of patients can be obvious within a few weeks. Nystatin remains in the gut and is not absorbed into the bloodstream. Other systemic anti-fungal medications such as Diflucan, Sporanox and Lamisil in conjunction with Nystatin may be required. Occasionally patients will improve with much milder natural products such as Caprylic Acid (Mycopryl).

Clinical trials have shown that candida albicans can be a cause of conditions such as urticaria, eczema and asthma. Clinical experience has also shown it to be a major factor of irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s Disease, ulcerative colitis, headaches, migraines, fatigue, psoriasis, etc.


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