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Candida and Fungus

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.

Toxic chemicals from fungal overgrowths cause benzene and acetaldehyde, which are very harmful in the wrong amounts in the human body. These highly poisonous chemicals struggle to get broken down by your liver, overloading the liver. The purpose of the liver is the breakdown and metabolize compounds, and once it is overloaded, the toxicity prevents the body from breaking down the normal toxic load one is exposed to daily. Benzenes that are harmful to humans can collect in the blood, and we need selenium by your body to produce antioxidant enzymes. Once your body is overloaded and used its storage of antioxidants, then benzene toxicity can wreak havoc on their body. This toxicity can cause all kinds of symptoms ranging from anxiety, depression, brain fog, chronic fatigue, migraines, etc.


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.


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.


If you are concerned with having a fungal growth, or you have had an issue in the past, there are multiple steps you can take to minimize your chances. When traveling to moist climates or those with high humidity, I usually recommend patients to make a small preventative dose of Morinda Supreme daily. Also, ensure your house is free of mold, minimize refined sweets, and take an herbal antifungal at the same time you take a prescription antibiotic. Be sure that your spouse/partner is also taking the same steps that you are, as previously mentioned.
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Dr. Bland
Dr. Ryan Bland is a second-generation Chiropractor and Applied Kinesiologist practicing in Tacoma / Seattle WA. Dr. Bland treats chronically ill patients with fatigue, intestinal issues, depression, autoimmune conditions, etc. The patients he has seen most often seen many other doctors beforehand and can be helped using a unique protocol developed by Michael Lebowitz DC. He also works with professional athletes, actors, dancers, and people from all over the world, working to optimize overall health.
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