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Fungus… no good for digestion!

Fungus… no good for digestion!

If you’re struggling with digestive issues, there may be a hidden culprit you haven’t considered: Candida albicans.

Functional and integrative medicine clinicians have known about Candida for decades. Yet, in the conventional medical field, it was often considered a “quack diagnosis.”

Not anymore.

suggests that overgrowth of this common yeast in the gut can contribute to a wide range of gastrointestinal problems, including bloating, gas, cramps, and altered bowel movements. Candida has also been linked to everything from skin issues to brain fog to hormonal imbalances way nastier than a white coated tongue ( which by the way is very common)

Here’s the good news: we have new tools in the fight against Candida overgrowth. One of the most promising is a protein called lactoferrin.


examined the antifungal effects of bovine lactoferrin against Candida. The researchers found that lactoferrin suppressed drug-resistant Candida strains— the most difficult to treat!

The gut and immune health benefits of lactoferrin don’t stop there. This multitasking nutrient also:
👉 Encourages the growth of beneficial probiotic bacteria
👉 Strengthens the gut barrier and reduces intestinal permeability
👉 Helps regulate iron levels and prevent deficiency
👉 Balances the immune response

While lactoferrin is found naturally in colostrum, the “first milk” mammals produce after giving birth, the amount is quite small. You’d have to consume enormous amounts of colostrum to get enough lactoferrin to make a real difference. So a supplement with

, one twice a day is great start.

One issue I see all too often is the chronic Candida infections that deplete our Glutathione. This is such an important intracellular antioxidant … Vital for life.

Here is a list of the best foods for increasing glutathione levels;

  • Glutathione- rich foods include; spinach, avocados and asparagus.
  • Sulphur rich foods like garlic and onions.
  • Vitamins C rich foods – go for the low sugar ones such as papaya, bell peppers, and broccoli.
  • Ensure you have plenty of selenium-rich foods which not only is an antioxidant mineral in its own right but has been shown to help increase glutathione levels. Good sources are meat, chicken, fish, Brazil nuts, organ meats, and brown rice.

Or you may choose to go on a

gel to give your brain a boost.

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