We do not treat disease. Nor do we offer cures. The book, The Disease Delusion, written by the father of Functional Medicine, Dr. Jeffrey Bland, clearly outlines why this approach does not work for chronic illness.
Instead we offer a complete systematic approach to uncover the causes of your symptoms, which then finds what you need to support healing of the causes of those symptoms.
We are very effective at helping really sick people get well.
So, if you really want to get better, then you are probably in the right place. It’s a lot of hard work to get there. There are no magic bullets, nor is it common that what worked for someone else will work for you. You are unique, and your path to healing is unique – only for you.
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The real question is do you want to get better?
Candida/Leaky Gut One Of The Roots of Almost All Sickness
Candida is a destructive invader of your health. We see it as yeast infections, athlete’s foot, ringworm, and more. It can make you itch, cause mucous, and skin peeling. Candida weakens every organ and makes you toxic. Candida has 4 different forms: yeast; mold; fungus; and fungal parasite.5,12,13,19,20
It is true that candida is a normal part of a bacterial coating of your intestines called the flora. But, when the good bacteria of the flora gets overcome, the candida can rapidly take over in our intestines and other mucous membranes like in the picture on the cover. 5
Too many sweets, breads, and dairy all will feed the yeast and allow it to overwhelm the healthful bacteria in your flora.10 The candida can then change into its other forms of molds, fungus and fungal parasites.
The fungal form has little feeding tubules called mycelia. Mycelia may look soft and cottony, but its outer wall is made of chitin, which is the same material that bugs like crickets use to make their shell. Its like you have thousands of crickets living inside of you. 12 ,19,20
The fungus becomes a parasite when the mycelia penetrates inside of the cells that line your gut. This is much like crickets pushing their legs through the lining of your gut. And the chitin blocks your immune system from attacking this fungal invader! This leaves you helpless in fighting off candida in its worst form. 13,19,20
Research shows us that antibiotics, NSAIDS, steroids, chronic stress, poor diet, and a weak immune system all cause candida infections. 6,7,8,9
Flora is what does the bulk of your digestion. When candida takes over your flora, you quit digesting food, fermenting or rotting it instead. This change in digestion creates toxins that overwhelm your liver and pollute you from the inside. 22, 27
The toxins from the poor digestion start to irritate the lining of your gut. The tight spaces between the cells of your gut lining start to open up, and allow some of the undigested parts of your food into the blood stream. Whole proteins get into your blood along with parts of bacteria and yeast. 22, 27, 28
This can turn into a systemic infection. And when your gut leaks, so does your brain—causing brain fog.
Whole proteins are never supposed to be in your blood, only parts of them called amino acids. When the leaky gut lets whole proteins into your blood, your immune system begins to attack them. This causes food allergies. 28
All autoimmune disorders are caused by the same thing—toxins. Your liver gets overwhelmed by the toxins that come from your leaky gut, air and foods. The liver can’t keep up detoxifying.
The toxins then try to get out of your body through the skin and lungs, causing skin and lung problems. What toxins can’t get out of your body deposit in your fat tissues. When the fat becomes too toxic, your immune system then begins to attack the foreign invader. 28
This may be the primary cause of Celiac Disease!
Studies suggest that 75% of thyroid disease is autoimmune. It starts with the gut flora getting overwhelmed from pathogens like candida. The candida infection leads to a leaky gut. The leaky gut makes you toxic. The toxins that aren’t excreted hide in your fatty tissues. Since the thyroid is about 50% fat, toxins hide in your thyroid. When the thyroid becomes too toxic, your immune system begins to attack it.
Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis may not be a disease, it may be a reaction to the thyroid becoming too toxic.
Your adrenal gland has 5 jobs: 1. stop inflammation; 2. raise your blood pressure when you get up; 3. pull proteins out of your muscles when stressed to be converted into sugar by the liver; 4. help direct your immune system; 5 make the prehormones that become progesterone, testosterone, and estrogen. 35
All of the toxins create inflammation. The adrenal gland makes cortisol to stop the inflammation. The cortisol makes the blood sugar rise, which makes the insulin rise. The sugar adds to the inflammation, causing cortisol to rise even more.36
This cycle of ever increasing inflammation burns itself out as chronic fatigue, and diabetes.42
Studies show that chronic candida plays a part in:
* Toxicity 22, 27
* Food Allergies 22.27
* Autoimmune Disease 31
* Can Become Systemic 22
* Contributes to Autism 48,49
* Kills Cancer Victims 53,54
* Causes Cancer 55
Candida is a household issue, if one person has it, so will others.
Our Unique Individual Care Program
We do not treat diseases, practice medicine, or promise cures. Instead, we combine several approaches to help support your body’s weaknesses. In doing so, the body can then strengthen itself to heal. Each person has a program tailored specific to them alone. Many times people in the same household will need an entirely different approach, even if they have what may seem to be the same issues.
All care needs to address the health of all of your body systems, including flora imbalances, damage to the gut wall, the toxins it creates, liver clearance of toxins, food intolerances, autoimmune responses, with thyroid and adrenal dysfunction included.
We use cost-effective natural ways of testing to find out where your individual weaknesses are. We evaluate every body system that you have, find out how all of your systems interact, and what the root cause of the weaknesses found.
Once we find out what the root cause of your weaknesses are, we then use the same testing procedures to find out how to address them. Since you are unique, your individual care program will probably be different from others that you know.
We Help People Heal Naturally!
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