Your Questions Answered: Oral Thrush Causing Tooth Infection, Cell Core Cleanse & LOW FODMAP For Lyme Disease

Question: Been eating clean for several months, with an occasional sweet food, but I get back on track. Recently have oral thrush and tooth infection after teeth cleaning at dentist. Corrected the nasty dental issue with oil pulling and other home remedies. I do have several root canals and amalgams. something tells me they may be part of the problem. Oral thrush is clearing up but not gone. Have done the spit test. Saliva strands end up in cloudy sediment at bottom of glass. Past few weeks I’ve encountered itching on arms between elbow and shoulder. Especially on right arm.using home remedies for itching. Usually worst at night when in bed. Could this be my body releasing toxins? I’ve done a pretty good job cleaning up my diet. My stomach has gotten better, but still experience some belching after drinking and eating. Also, I did have blood tests done back in March. Deficient in active form vitb12. Relative deficiency of thyroid hormone. stomach acid is on the low side, somewhat insulin resistance. Things have gotten better, since cleaning up my diet. Hoping this will all clear up soon. I may need to practice a little patience. It took me many years to get this way. Age 63.

Oral thrush can be caused by Candida albicans and it occurs when an overgrowth of Candida develops in the mouth which can cause white patches, discoloration, redness/soreness, and dry and cracked skin in the mouth and lips. In addition to a low-sugar anti-inflammatory diet plan, you can make an antifungal mouthwash from essential oils that will both kill the Candida yeast and freshen your breath. Cutting out sugary foods can help to prevent Candida outbreaks, both in your mouth and elsewhere. However diet alone will not work to fully eradicate candida overgrowth. Taking antimicrobial therapy like CanXida Remove helps destroy yeast cells walls and help to promote the ideal environment for beneficial probiotic bacteria.

Systemic enzymes help disrupt biofilm formation and digestive enzymes help lessen symptoms of die-off from the yeast. These strategies used together are highly effective. The antifungals destroy the cell walls of the Candida, the enzymes break down the biofilms, the probiotics support your immune system and regulate the acidity in your gut; and the low-sugar diet deprives the Candida of the resources that it needs to grow. A long term Candida overgrowth can harm your intestinal lining. To repair your gut you can also take Rebuild which has gut barrier nutrients like slippery elm and L-glutamin. This will also help boost you immune system with key vitmains and minerals like zinc, magnesium and vitamin D. Finally support your immune system with quality sleep, exercise, and stress management.

Question: I’ve been on a cell core cleanse which helps the body naturally detoxify however when I asked if it eradicates parasites they told me it doesn’t. If parasites are the issue then why would they suggest this cleanse? Shouldn’t we be eradicating them?

Functional medicine is grounded on the 3 R’s Protocol which is an evidence-based clinical guideline to treating pathogens and imbalances in the gut. To restore the health of your gut this protocol guide has three main components: Remove, Restore, and Repair. Ideally you want to first test with a comprehensive stool test which can provide clarity to prepare an appropriate protocol. The first step is to Remove the offending pathogens. Here it is advised to use a course of antifungal, antibacterial, or anti-parasitic therapies in cases where organisms are present.

It may also be necessary to remove offending foods, gluten, or medication. A long term dysbiosis can harm your intestinal lining so a multivitamin like Rebuild which has gut barrier nutrients like L-Glutamine, slippery elm and key vitmains and minerals like zinc, magnesium and B vitamins to help boost you immune system. The main component of CellCore products is BioActive Carbon. Although carbon is a powerful ally for detoxification it doesn’t address other key aspects of restoring gut health, like targeting specific pathogens, resoring healthy bacteria in the gut, repairing the intestinal lining and building back the immune system to prevent reinfection.

Question: Hello! I have Lyme disease and it’s created havoc due to not only it being concentrated in my gut but the antibiotics they prescribed created SIBO and fungal overgrowth. I also developed gastritis. It has caused me to become allergic and intolerant to so many foods and herbs including high sulfur foods and especially garlic and allicin, anything with sucrose, I have to eat LOWFODMAP, and to be honest, I am frustrated and down to just a few foods. I’m told that there is nothing more to do for me except to stay on a PPI drug for life. I can not accept that nor will I take one. Can you please provide any suggestions? Thank you

Unfortunately lyme disease must be treated early with antibiotics to prevent progress to symptomatic lyme disease. After antibiotics you can benefit from a gut-healing protocol which will restore balance in your gut flora and support you gut immunity. The first step is to Remove anything that’s irritating the gut, including foods like caffeine, alcohol, sugar, and processed food. It’s possible that you may also have intolerances, sensitivities, and allergies that are affecting your gut’s health. You can benefit from working with a dietitian to navigate your food intolerances and help you introduce foods back. Medications including heartburn PPI should be avoided since they can cause digestive dysfunction. Gastritis indicates you might be lacking certain elements that are crucial to digestion like stomach acid, and digestive enzymes. Your gut-healing plan should include supplements to replace anything that’s missing like bile salts, betaine HCL, and the enzymes that help you digest food. Betaine HCL and bitter herbs will help rebalance your stomach acidity which is the first line of defense against pathogens.

Because digestive issues can affect your absorption of nutrients like iron, B12, magnesium, a mutivitamin high in those nutrients can help replenish your body and heal your gut. The third step is Restoring which means returning the collection of good gut bacteria that helps your immune, metabolic, and digestive health. This can be done with a probiotic supplement like CanXIda Restore with added systemic and digestive enzymes for optimal gut health. Finally you can Repair the intestinal mucosa and cells, reduce inflammation, and encourage our microbiome to live happily in our digestive tract.This step includes incorporating into your diet foods that are high in zinc and amino acids, like bone broth and supplements like L-glutamine, aloe vera, slippery elm found in CanXida Rebuild.

Disclaimer: This article intends to provide general insights and may not apply to individual cases. It is essential to consult with a healthcare professional to ensure that any vitamin supplementation.