Doctor, why can’t I lose weight, and why do I feel sick, by the way?
This is the number one question heard in my office and in physician offices across the United States. There is a strong relationship between weight gain, difficulty losing weight, and feelings of discomfort. Candida Albicans, an opportunistic fungus, is often the link between weight gain, feeling ill, and the difficulties people have losing weight. Focusing on removing Candida Albicans from the body rewards the dieter with a sense of well-being and consistent, sustainable and healthy weight loss.
Americans are adopting the low-carb diet for its ability to reduce the size and weight of their waists, even when other diets have failed. The most important benefits of a low-carb diet are often lost in our obsession with weight. Holistic nutritionists and practitioners have used low-carb diets for decades to control Candida Albicans. The weight loss and sense of well-being that accompany a low-carb diet is primarily associated with managing this serious but often overlooked health condition.
I often see patients in my office who want to lose weight and have tried every diet and pill on the market with little success. During their history, they often reveal a list of symptoms and complaints that they feel are unrelated to their weight problem. These patients do not realize that their weight problem and other complaints are symptomatic of a more serious health condition known as systemic Candida Albicans. By focusing on treating the underlying Candida Albicans, my patients are able to lose weight and improve their overall health.
Betty F.. he was consulting with me for continued weight gain. He found it difficult to diet and exercise, in part because he saw such limited results. During his consultation he admitted to having gas, indigestion and fatigue. Her history included birth control pills, antibiotic use, and various yeast infections. Her treatment plan included a low-carbohydrate diet, nutritional supplements, and antifungal herbs. He returned at 4 weeks, he had been able to follow the diet much more easily, he felt more energetic and had no more gas. I was even happier that I was able to lose 9 pounds. She reached her goal of a total weight loss of 22 pounds over the course of 3 months and has been able to maintain it. Now eat a healthy diet and only take a multi-nutrient with herbs.
Candida Albicans is an opportunistic yeast that often overwhelms the body after antibiotics, it can be transmitted from person to person with the exchange of bodily fluids and by direct contact. It can be found in the reproductive tract, the mouth, the gastrointestinal tract, and in the blood. There are several common signs of Candida Albicans including vaginal yeast infections, thrush, jock itch, and athlete’s foot. Candida Albicans has been linked to a number of health conditions including; asthma, depression, dizziness, fatigue, headaches, hypoglycemia, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), learning disabilities, menstrual problems, migraines, multiple chemical sensitivity syndrome (MCSS), prostatitis, sinus problems, and urinary tract infections (AND YOU).
One of the main secondary problems associated with Candida Albicans is weight gain. Several of the problems associated with losing weight and maintaining a diet are affecting Candida Albicans. A person with systemic Candida Albicans will often crave sugar and simple carbohydrates because this is the main source of nutrients for yeast. Mood swings and depression are often associated with the rapid change in blood sugar levels caused by yeast. Patients often complain of gas and bloating caused by fermentation of food in their intestines by yeast that naturally releases gas, just like in Champaign and beer. Fermentation of food in the intestine can also lead to the production of alcohol that is absorbed through the intestine and can lead to symptoms of confusion, disturbed behavior, and difficulty concentrating. Determining if you have Candida Albicans can make a big difference in how easily you can lose weight and maintain your weight loss.
Questions to determine if you may have Candida Albicans:
1. Have you used antibiotics in the last 2 years?
2. Do you have gas or bloating?
3. Do you have sugar cravings?
4. Do you have low blood sugar levels?
5. Do you have a history of vaginal or oral yeast infection, athlete’s foot, or jock itch?
6. Does your partner have a history of vaginal or oral yeast infection, athlete’s foot, or jock itch?
7. Are you sensitive to odors?
8. Are you sensitive to alcohol?
9. Do you suffer from symptoms that your doctor cannot explain? headaches, migraines, depression, diarrhea, dizziness, irritable bowel syndrome, menstrual or sinus problems?
10. Do you feel fatigued all the time?
11. Do you have difficulty concentrating?
12. Are you not feeling well?
Your doctor can diagnose Candia Albicans through a blood test, although many traditional practitioners do not order this test regularly. A major problem with treating Candida Albicans is the little consideration that most doctors give to controlling its spread. A recent study showed that 27% of nurses and 33% of doctors have Candida Albicans on their hands in a hospital. You can get a reasonable idea if you have problems with Candida Albicans by answering the questions in the box above. An affirmative answer to 6 or more questions above, associated with any of the signs or symptoms listed above, is a good indicator that you may have a Candida Albicans problem. Dr. Mark Leder, a chiropractor and nutritionist in New York City, states: “I have treated thousands of women to lose weight and find that more than 75% of them suffer from Candida Albicans. I tell them, do you want to lose weight? “Do you want to be healthy? Take on the Candida problem and everything else will follow.” A low carb diet is the first step in dealing with Candida Albicans, but an anti-fungal herbal is just as important.
When Candida Albicans presents as vaginal yeast infection or athlete’s foot it is often treated with medication. Medications can be oral or topical and can be prescription or over-the-counter. The problem with medications is that they are often short-lived or don’t get to the root of the problem. To properly reduce the amount of Candida Albicans in the body, the first step is a low carbohydrate diet. Nutritional and herbal supplements are also key components. Regular intake of natural antifungal supplements gives the body the opportunity to gently and slowly reduce the amount of Candida Albicans in the body. There are a number of natural antifungal herbal products and products available on the market, but the quality and effectiveness vary widely. One of the best products available, only through doctor’s offices, is called RxBotanicals Diet Enhancer, which contains powerful natural herbal relaxants and antifungal agents. The combination of natural herbal relaxants and antifungals found in the mild RxBotanicals Diet Enhancer reduces the amount of Candida Albicans in the body while making the dieting experience easier and more successful.
The United States will continue to focus on the weight loss associated with low-carb diets. Nutritionists and physicians will continue to embrace the multitude of health benefits associated with low carb diets with herbal remedies and their relationship to reducing Candida Albicans in the body.
Questions or comments can be directed to Dr. Steven Zodkoy at 732-308-0099 or [email protected]