A Holistic Approach to Candida
Candida is the most common type of fungal infection in humans. It can pose numerous stresses to your health and overall well-being. At Hoyt Integrative Health in Murrieta, we have an integrative approach that provides relief to those suffering from Candida infections.
Candida strains such as Candida albicans normally live in small amounts on the skin, in the intestines, and the mouth. Sometimes, however, it can grow uncontrollably and produce an infection known as candidiasis. Typically, overproduction can affect the throat, causing what is known as “thrush”, or in the vaginal area, where it is known as a yeast infection.
The symptoms of a Candida include exhaustion, fatigue, brain fog, loss of concentration, memory loss, recurring urinary tract infections, digestion problems, sinus infections, skin rashes and breakouts, as well as nail fungus. In some cases, extreme joint pain can occur. It is typically not life-threatening, but it can spread and get into the bloodstream, where it can cause a severe systemic illness and autoimmunity,
contributing to chronic disease.
Candida‘s spread can perpetuate underlying nutritional deficiencies and food allergies. Simple techniques such as careful handwashing can prevent its spread. Lately, an emerging resistant strain is presenting a particularly serious risk. This type is Candida Auris, which is drug-resistant and spreads easily in hospital settings.
Candida can be difficult to eliminate. The best way to alleviate it is to address the underlying causes of the infection. Maintaining a healthy, low-carb, and low-sugar diet can be particularly helpful. Approaches that include functional medicine and integrative therapies are often the most successful but require a multifaceted recurrent approach.
How We Approach Candida
All of our approaches, including the one for Candida, are handled using the holistic principles of functional medicine and integrative care. This focus begins with blood testing for Candida antibodies and DNA testing of the gastrointestinal tract but can include small intestine bacterial overgrowth or SIBO breath testing, because SIBO often accompanies small intestine fungal overgrowth or SIFO . A comprehensive approach can be particularly effective with systemic yeast infections because so many parts of the body and mind are interrelated and involved.
Meet Our Doctor
Hoyt Integrative Health is headed by Tracy Hoyt, DC. He has served the community as a health care provider for over two decades. His integrative health style includes a holistic combination of lab testing, diagnostic imaging as needed, customized nutritional strategies and supplementation.
Contact Us Today
If you are looking for Candida relief, your search is over. If you are looking for outstanding holistic health and wellness services in Temecula or Murrieta, contact Hoyt Integrative Center. We also offer telemedicine consultations! Call us today at (951) 973-0773, or request an appointment online.