Most people have heard of yeast or candida overgrowth, both of which are types of fungal growths. The common types most people know of are fungal infections, including Athlete’s Foot, Jock Itch, Thrush, Ringworm, or Yeast infections. Due to their outward symptoms, they are reasonably easy to detect. But what about systemic fungal overgrowths that destroy the body without necessarily leaving an outward mark? If someone has been in a building with water damage, taken an antibiotic, been in a sexual relationship, or lived in a moist environment, the chances are that they have a fungal overgrowth.
Many people have fungal and or candida overgrowth, which can cause a plethora of symptoms. In my clinical experience, patients present as those who have one or more of the following: brain fog, sleepiness, ADHD, asthma, depression, leaky gut, food sensitivities, thyroid issues, trouble with weight loss, and yeast infections. Most of the time, patients are having these symptoms that are related to having a systemic fungal overgrowth.
TREATING THE FUNGUS
Many doctors give selenium and a molybdenum supplement, which acts as an antioxidant and helps daily functioning but does not get to the root of the problem. The same goes for those who use stimulants for energy and sleep aids for those who can’t sleep, or a topical antifungal remedy for ringworm. These remedies are only masking the symptoms giving temporary relief for a chronic condition. Without getting to the root cause, the fungal overgrowth will continue. Identifying the issue and the source is pertinent to find the correct remedies. Patients following a specific plan tailored to their needs will often clear up all of their symptoms while removing the overgrowth and toxic load on their system.
HOW TO TREAT A FUNGAL OVERGROWTH
When treating a fungal overgrowth, a patient needs to be evaluated for other toxicities, including viral, bacterial, protozoa, etc. Besides, people can be experiencing food sensitivities, heavy metal toxicities, etc. that are harming the body. Also, if your loved ones, including your pets, have a fungal overgrowth, they need to get treated at the same time to get optimal results because many microbes can be passed back and forth even with just one kiss. In my office, I use a form of Applied Kinesiology in addition to a thorough examination and lab work to give each patient an individualized treatment plan. Some doctors can take months to try and treat a fungal overgrowth. In my clinic, using the Lebowitz Protocol and checking for all stressors to the body, we can typically get rid of your fungal growth in 2-3 weeks. Most patients notice a dramatic improvement within the first 5-10 days of treatment. By treating any unwanted microbes, removing specific foods, and removing other stressors, one can get back to being better than ever in no time.