Your Questions Answered: Candida Causing Brain Fog, Metal Implants Link To Candida & MEVY Diet For Children

Question: My husband had a systemic candid infection for at least 5 years before being diagnosed Jan 2019. Then it took 2 years to clear him of it. He now has serious short-term memory problems. At first we thought maybe he was developong Alzheimer’s. He lost 3 brothers to that. But I now believe it is the candida which has affected his brain. Could this be? And if so, any suggestions?

Our brain and gut are closely connected by what is known as the gut-brain axis. The gut is also referred to as the second brain since it has neurons lining the intestines that produce important neurotransmitters that regulate mood. Many people with problems in memory or mood can correlate them with the onset of gastrointestinal problems. Gut dysbiosis and yeast overgrowth/Candida can present with symptoms of irritability, anxiety, depression, brain fog, poor memory, alongisde digesive issues. Candida produces harmful toxins like acetaldehyde that interferes with neurotransmitters like dopamine and can reach the brain via the blood-brain barrier. These toxins can start a chronic inflammatory process in the brain that leads to memory problems. Other toxins like canditoxin and alcohol deplete essential nutrients including B vitamins and magnesium which are needed for synthesizing neruotransmitters. These can develop into nutritional deficiencies which cause strong cravings and alter brain pathways, triggering mood imbalances like anxiety and depression. Fortunately working on restoring gut balance will naturally heal the intestinal barrier bringing back adequate levels of neurotransmitters and lowering gut inflammation. This can be done by following a candida cleanse protocol focused on killing the yeast. This is done by eliminating the sugars that feed yeast, taking targeted yeast-killing supplements like CanXida Remove, and restoring the good bacteria that keep the yeast in check with probiotics like CanXida Restore. Additionally you can replenish nutrient deficiencies and help health the gut barrier to resotre the gut-brain axis with CanXida Rebuild.

Question: I have metal implants in my body after a bonefracture, will the candida be able to survive well enough on the metal that this will stop my recovery? (Other bacterial infections have shown to survive on these metal implants in such a way that even antibiotics cant reach them)

Candida can adhere to a biomaterial surface such as a medicla impant by producing extracellular polymers, leading to the formation of a microbial biofilm. C. albicans can develop biofilms on the surface of many materials used in implants. Cobalt-chromium alloy is superior to prevent Candida adhesion, followed by zirconia and titanium (PMID: 31880295). Silicone and resin can have up to 20 times higher density of Candida biofilm. Due to factors such as the long duration of operations, there is a higher risk for Candida infection of knee and hip prostheses than other joint prostheses. Early signs and symptoms of a Candida infection in the impant area include pain and sweeling in the surgical area, late wound healing, erythema and fever. A strong immune system is your first line of defense against a Candida overgrowth. In addition to your probiotics and antifungals, there are a number of ways to help your body cope with these illnesses and rebuild your immune system. SInce 70% of the immune system is found in the gut a healthy balance of bacteria in your gut can help boost immunity. Lactobacilli and Bifidobacterium bacteria increase the effectiveness of the immune system and help your body to fight off pathogens. A multivitmin that contains immune-boosting nutrients like Vitamin C, D, zinc and magnesium like CanXida Rebuild can also give you better chance at fighting infections. You can try some herbal remedies to reduce stress on your immune system like ashwagandha and licorice root. Reishi and echinacea are also good to stimulate production of white blood cells. Make sure to impleemt lifestyle changes as well to support your immune system such as lowering stress and caffeine intake and icnreasing gentle excercise.

Question: I have had gut issues from when I was 19, where i took a trip to Mexico and got a parasite. The doctor there said I needed ‘irrigation’ which freaked me out! I opted for the antibiotics and went to town on them as I really didn’t want the bowel cleanse. Now 16 years later I finally have an answer to all my food sensitivities and skin issues. I am now 35 with two kids. I just started MEVY last week and have been taking remove restore and rebuild, and doing more reading about candida. My kids both have tongue ties, I’ve read that this is related to candida. Do you have any research to prove that. My son, 5, has had an itchy bum on and off and grinds his teeth at night. My daughter, 2, gets a skin rash when she eats strawberries and has a huge appetite even tho she is tiny. I am wondering if I passed on candida to them during pregnancy? Also should I start them on the MEVY? Can I do the candida cleanse with them without the supplements?

Unfortunately, yeast infection occurs frequently in people who have history of antibiotic use. After an intense course, antibiotics can make the body more propense for a yeast infection. Natural antifungal supplements like CanXida Remove are tolerated differently by everyone. In the case of children, I recommend working with your child’s pediatrician or other healthcare provider before deciding to supplement as it can cause a fair amount of ‘die-off’ of yeast. Natural anitfungals are able to destroy yeast cells walls and help to promote the ideal environment for beneficial probiotic bacteria. Which is why combining it with a high quality probiotic provides the most effective treatment option. Probiotics like CanXida Restore help repopulate the gut with beneficial bacteria and optimize the gut environment, which helps balance yeast in the digestive tract. Probiotics also support a healthy gut barrier. When your gut barrier is can allow toxins, and food particles to enter the bloodstream where they create systemic inflammation. This infllamation can manifest in several ways such as allergies and food sensitivities, and skin itches and rashes. Probiotics are a much safer treatment for children so I recommend working with your doctor for proper dosage. Probiotics will be especially beneficial if you have taken antibiotics to recolonize your gut with good bacteria and promote a healthy gut environment. An anti-candida diet can also be a safe and useful strategy for you and your children. It involves reducing or avoiding added sugars, highly-refined carbohydrates (especially any products made with wheat flour and gluten), processed meats, and dairy products. These diets have suggested beneficial effect in children with cognitive and behavioral issues and there is more evidence of their effect on Candida growth and gut health.

Disclaimer: It’s crucial to consult with your healthcare professional before making any changes to your health regimen or when experiencing symptoms.