7 Signs You Have Fungal Overgrowth


7 Signs You Have Fungal Overgrowth

Fungus and yeast infections are often not implicated by doctors as causing anything more than superficial problems except for in the most immunocompromised patients. Yet, there is much evidence that fungal infections are more common and can cause far more (sometimes serious) symptoms than many medical professionals assume.Part of the problem lies in the fact that fungal infections can be difficult to diagnose. Fortunately, there are some clues that fungus or yeast might be at the root of many of your health problems. The 7 signs are: 1) Do you crave sugar and carbohydrates? It’s their food and they will make you crave carbs to eat. 2) Do you have digestive problem? Often, people with a fungal issue have chronic digestive problems, like gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, GERD or any other number of digestive symptoms. 3) Do you suffer from skin and nail problems like rashes, eczema or nail fungus? Repeated skin fungal infections or nail fungal infections might particularly be a sign that you have an internal yeast problem. 4) Do you suffer from chronic malaise or feel worn out all the time? This is a common complaint for people who go on to discover that yeast was causing their symptoms. Chronic fatigue, lack of energy or generally feeling crummy can often be a sign that something deeper is at work. 5) Do you have brain fog, difficulty concentrating or feel “spaced” out?  Many describe the feeling of “brain fog” or an inability to concentrate. This lack of mental clarity often accompanies a feeling of malaise or lack of energy and motivation. 6) Have you repeatedly tried to lose weight and failed? Once the yeast issue gets addressed, many people seem to have an easier time losing weight. 7) Do you suffer from allergies or other sensitivities? If you are a chronic sufferer or suffer from other sensitivities (i.e., sensitivity to fragrances or chemical smells), this may be a sign that you are suffering from an underlying fungal infection. If this is YOU, call for an appointment!


Vitamin B-6 Supports Colon Health

Vitamin B-6 decreases the risk of development of growths in the colon, in a new study. Vitamin B-6 is a water-soluble vitamin important for numerous processes in the body, including protein digestion, neurotransmitter synthesis and immune function. It is said if your 2nd toe is longer than your big toe you DO NOT change B-6 to the form your body needs to protect the colon and run the many processes in the body. Do you have that problem...we have the active form of B-6 that can be of big help to support your body and make it perform better!


Lose Weight with Vitamin C!

Initially, this idea may seem a bit far-fetched. However, along with being one of the most powerful antioxidants, vitamin C plays a vital role in weight loss. The role of vitamin C in weight loss is attributed to its involvement in the manufacture of carnitine in the body. Carnitine is an amino acid that aids in fat transportation and metabolism producing energy ultimately achievingweight loss. Individuals with adequate vitamin C status oxidize 30% more fat during a boutof moderate exercise than individuals with low vitamin C status; thus, vitamin C depletedindividuals may be more resistant to fat mass loss. Diet is undoubtedly an essential factor inachieving desired weight reduction. Supplementing with vitamin C, may be what somepeople need to go beyond their weight loss plateau and attain their weight goal. You can also take Carnitine directly for weight loss.

Probiotic Reduces Cholesterol and Inflammation

A study e-published in October 2014 reports that probiotics plus prebiotic fructooligosaccharides (FOS) supplementation improves cholesterol levels, inflammation, and gut bacteria. Approximately 71 million American adults (over 33%) have elevated low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, putting them at increased risk of heart disease.Total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides decreased and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol increased in both the probiotic groups after six weeks of supplementation compared to the placebo group. However, the decrease in total cholesterol and LDL-cholesterol was greater in the group with FOS and the probiotic. Another good reason to take probiotics for your health!

Probiotic Reduces Incidence of Influenza

In December 2014, a study reported that probiotic supplementation decreased the incidence of influenza. The investigators divided the children into groups A and B. No flu was reported the first eight weeks of the study. In the second 8 weeks, Group A was the control group and took a placebo and Group B received supplementation of a probiotic drink containing approximately 6 billion colony-forming units of Lactobacillus brevis. Researchers found that 23.9% of the children in the control group developed influenza compared to 15.7% in the treatment group. Furthermore, the investigators found that the reduction in influenza incidence with probiotic supplementation was more pronounced among unvaccinated subjects. Stop in and see what other health benefits probiotics can do for you!

DHA, what is it and why do we need it?

DHA what is it and why do we need it DHA is a structural molecule in all cell membranes studies show that it offers its own unique benefits, such as promoting optimal brain formation (your brains contain about 60% DHA) and function, making it beneficial for people all ages, including pregnant and breast-feeding moms.  DHA is also essential for maintaining eye health,  as it is a vital component of the macula and retinal epithelium.  Along with its partner EPA, many good things happen...like improving immune function, diabetes, heart disease, controlling pain, allergies, weight loss and much more!  These compounds are almost impossible to get in adequate amounts from our food...NOT all fish oils are created equal...so stop in and let us introduce you to a great fish oil!

Can’t Kick the Smoking Habit?

It's New Years Resolution time...again...boy those years go fast! Let us help you kick the habit...but if you have gave up trying...nutrients may be why some smokers avoid cancer. Maybe you should try increase the nutrients that help smokers prevent cancer. Smokers who have higher levels of vitamin B6 and certain essential proteins in their blood have a lower risk of getting lung cancer than those deficient in these nutrients, according to study by cancer specialists. Also, higher levels of Vitamin C and bioflavanoids are also helpful. If you take one our high quality vitamin supplements...they have extra B-6 in them. Stop by after the new year and hopefully kick the habit...or at least...protect yourself!

Stomach Acid Drugs Come with Dangers!

The widely used family of acid-reducing drugs that includes Prilosec, Nexium and Protonix increases the risk of bone fractures by about 25% and can more than double the risk of contracting the troublesome bacterium Clostridium difficile (C. Diff). Its also been proven to increase your risk of hospitalizations due to pneumonia by about 40%. Why? Because stomach acid kills “BAD” germs and these drugs reduce stomach acid. God gave us stomach acid for good reason...this is just one of the reasons. Let us work naturally with you to wake up your stomach to restore the proper function God intended!

Remember Magnesium If You Want to Remember!

Those who live in industrialized countries like the US have easy access to healthy food and nutritional supplements, but magnesium deficiencies are still common. That's a problem because new research suggests that magnesium, a key nutrient for the functioning of memory, may be even more critical than previously thought for the neurons of children and healthy brain cells in adults. According to Russell Blaylock, MD, magnesium protects the brain from calcium...which actually can kill brain cells! Let me explain, magnesium balances against calcium keeping it in the right place in the body. Other problems caused by low magnesium...hypertension, fluid retention, headaches and leg cramps...to name a few!

Probiotics may Help Women Regain Figures after Birth!

Probiotic supplements during the first trimester of pregnancy may help women lose weight after the infant's birth, say new findings. Supplements containing Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium were associated with less central obesity (belly fat). The women who got the probiotics fared best. One year after childbirth, they had the lowest levels of central obesity as well as the lowest body fat percentage. At the end of the study, 18% fewer women taking probiotics had central obesity. Probiotics are for everyone...our food, water and antibiotic use attack our good bacteria on a daily basis!