Candida and Yeast Infections

Candida Remedies Brooklyn NY - Dr. Donna Sergi Holistic Chiropractor

Candida Remedies Brooklyn NY - Dr. Donna Sergi Holistic Chiropractor
"Candida or Candida albicans are yeast/fungal organisms that live symbiotically in the mouth, intestinal tract, vagina and on the skin of the body. They are beneficial, healthy and harmless to the body. The quantity of these organisms stay in check by the amount of good bacteria we have in our intestines."

-Dr. Donna Sergi
Brooklyn Chiropractor

Natural Remedies for Chronic Candida in Brooklyn NY 11223

Under the right conditions Candida albicans can grow out of control (yeast overgrowth) and cause many symptoms and health problems. When left unchecked, it can be harmful and destructive. The conditions that cause this opportunist fungus to grow are usually due to your body being out of balance, unhealthy or stressed for a long period of time. In other words, you have been unhealthy for a very long time and not even aware of it. These symptoms usually develop slowly, over time, then out of nowhere cause a quick downward spiral in your health.
Finding Your Natural Candida Remedy

Finding Your Natural Candida Remedy

Because signs and symptoms of yeast are difficult to detect you are usually misdiagnosed by your physician. Most medical testing for yeast is inaccurate. If you don’t have obvious signs of yeast infection, athlete’s feet, oral thrush, ring worm, jock itch, nail fungus or vaginal yeast your physician may not even consider yeast as a cause of your symptoms.

You will be given medication to treat your symptoms, but never getting to the cause of your problem. Your symptoms will worsen and when all else fails, antidepressant medications are prescribed.
A body that is unhealthy for a long period of time can be predisposed to yeast overgrowth, and in need of candida remedies.

Causes of Candida - Yeast Overgrowth
  • Diet high in sugars and carbohydrates
  • Diet high in processed food
  • Mineral deficiencies (Zinc, Selenium)
  • Improper and imbalanced gut flora
  • Lack of digestive enzymes
  • Low stomach acid production
  • Frequent use of steroids and antibiotics
  • Heavy Metal toxicity (Mercury, Cooper)
  • Toxic liver
  • Decreased immune system including AIDS, cancer and diabetes
Top Three Reasons of Yeast Overgrowth

Poor dietary choices of consuming too much refined sugar, fruit juices, fruits, grains such as pasta, pizza, bagels, pretzels, crackers, granola, bread, etc. as compared to protein and good fats. These foods break down into sugar which is yeast’s fuel source.

Eating processed foods that have absolutely no nutritional value leads to mineral deficiencies that allow yeast to grow and proliferate. Eating foods with no nutrition also leads to destruction of our digestive enzymes. Without these digestive enzymes we cannot produce stomach acid. This acidic environment of the stomach is normal, healthy and assists in eliminating the possibility for harmful yeast, bacteria, viruses and parasites to grow in our digestive tract. Heart burn is just one symptom of low stomach acid production. See my webpage on GERD.

In a healthy body Candida is well controlled and regulated by the beneficial intestinal flora. Unfortunately, frequent use of antibiotics gives Candida albicans an opportunity to thrive. The antibiotic will destroy not only the bad but also the good bacteria.  It takes about 4-8 weeks for the beneficial flora to recover from just one course of antibiotics. This allows the perfect opportunity for Candida to grow and lays the foundation for unbalancing and upsetting this delicate intestinal flora. Frequent use of steroids and taking birth control pill also affects the balance of intestinal flora.

Long term exposure to mercury found in pesticides, dental amalgams and vaccinations as well as the burning of coal can stimulate the thyroid which can cause adrenal imbalance. Both glands are related to immune response. Thus, over time, mercury might decrease our ability to fight infections, which can lead to yeast overgrowth.

Long Term Exposure to Candida

Obvious signs of Candida are vaginal or bladder yeast infections, nail fungus and jock itch.  In children: thrush, cradle cap, diaper rash and ring worm. Once yeast overgrows for a long period of time the not so obvious symptoms begin to surface.  Long term yeast overgrowth is difficult to detect and causes many symptoms.

Symptoms of Candida - Yeast Overgrowth
  •     Chronic Fatigue or low energy
  •     Unexplained aches and pains
  •     Low libido
  •     Difficulty in concentration, moods of anxiety, irritability and depression
  •     Digestive upset including bloating, gas, cramps, itchy anal area, diarrhea and constipation
  •     Chrohns disease and Ulcerative colitis
  •     Gastric ulcer and indigestion
  •     Urinary and bladder infection
  •     Leaky gut syndrome (increased intestinal permeability)
  •     Environmental and food sensitivities
  •     Menstrual cycle irregularities
  •     Cravings for sweets, alcohol or grain products
  •     Autoimmune diseases
  •     Headaches
How Does This Happen?

Yeast requires glucose or sugar as food. Foods that are carbohydrates break down into sugar. In healthy people sugar then breaks down into harmless lactic acid and water.  In people with yeast overgrowth, sugar breaks down into alcohol and a deadly toxin acetaldehyde.

The alcohol makes a person appear and feel drunk without drinking alcohol. The acetaldehyde has the ability to alter the structure of proteins. For example, it inhibits thyroxin T4 to convert to T3 both necessary for thyroid function. It also depletes estrogen in the body. Both of these actions create hormonal imbalance.
Once the proteins are altered it is thought to be responsible for the body to attack itself as in autoimmune reactions like multiple sclerosis, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, etc.

If these fungi are left unchecked and allowed to grow, they can penetrate the gut, eventually reaching the blood stream which can cause death.

Let’s Determine the Real Cause of Your Health Concern and Find a Natural Remedy for Candida

Yeast overgrowth can cause many symptoms that are seemingly unrelated, making this condition quite difficult to diagnose by your physician. Making it more challenging is the fact that most traditional medical testing for yeast overgrowth is inaccurate. Being misdiagnosed causes your health to further deteriorate. There is hope. I use a very scientific, safe and effective technique, Nutrition Response Testing, which can find the cause to your health problem.
Contact Dr. Donna Sergi, Brooklyn Chiropractor

Contact Brooklyn Chiropractor Dr. Donna Sergi for a Free Consultation for Natural Candida Remedies

As one of the leading Nutrition Response Testing Practitioners in the country, I can help you discover hidden chemical imbalances in your body that are causing pain, discomfort, and organ malfunction. Once identified, these illnesses are treated naturally with diet modification and whole food supplements, if needed.

Once we determine the cause to your health problem I then develop a custom designed nutrition program based on your individual needs. This will include lifestyle dietary changes to starve the yeast from its food source and whole food supplements to increase your immune system and help build healthy balanced flora.

Please contact me for a free consultation!

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