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Candida & Gut Dysbiosis
Irritable Bowel Syndrome 
Mental & Emotional Problems
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 
Gulf War Syndrome 
Leaky Gut Syndrome 
 Multiple Chemical Sensitivity 


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My Candida Hell: Chronic Ethanol and Acetaldehyde Poisoning
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A fermenting gut rules out eating any sugary and starchy foodsThe following article is an account of my journey through Hell as a result of intestinal Candida/yeast overgrowth, often referred to as fungal-type dysbiosis or 'Auto-Brewery Syndrome'. It is meant as an educational piece as well as a warning of how bad things can get for those already suffering some degree of yeast-related illness or those at risk (immunocompromised individuals, chronic antibiotic of conctraceptive pill use etc) if action is not taken as early as possible to tackle the problem. I also hope doctors and researchers reading this will take note and aside from the enlightened few, stop burying their heads in the sand.


Candida and other opportunistic yeast are often the cause of death in the severely immunocompromised such as AIDS patients. As is often the case with the medical profession however they work in extremes. Either you have AIDS and Candida can kill you or you don't and it can't cause any health problems for you at all (other than mild irritating skin infections or thrush).


As someone who was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome/M.E. aged 12, I can assure you that the immune dysfunction associated with this illness including low natural killer (NK) cell activity, TH1/Th2 imbalance, and RNase L abnormalities, are enough to allow Candida and other yeast to thrive (at least in the gut) given the right environmental factors such as antibiotic use and a high carbohydrate diet. I suspect these factors alone or combined with genetic susceptibility and/or unhealthy gut flora (due to caeserean section birth, formula-feeding etc) may be enough to allow for the proliferation of intestinal Candida and the problems I will describe, even in the absence of ME/CFS or otherwise compromised immunity; meaning people considered healthy may also become ill due to fungal-type dysbiosis.


The following is my story:


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  • I have some of the issues that you describe and I would suggest taking Pantethine, Niacin, Molybdenum, Garlic and Magnesium Chloride. Pantethine, Moly, and Niacin will help break down the acetaldehyde and you won't have so much anxiety. Take Magnesium Chloride for the anxiety. It helps and I have...
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    I was diagnosed with this as a teenager in the 90's, it came up as part of "allergies" to wheat, corn and sugar. I would get so giddy and unable to focus mid-day, after lunch, at school. I was getting sick a lot and also in trouble for my behavior. My nutritionist told my mom that I was technically ...
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  • Guest - Javier

    Hi. Your diagnosis is superb!! The symptoms you describe (and especially while trying various candida control protocols) sounds like me! And, You won't get better if you: a) don't have enough iodine b) don't have enough fats I've been MCS, CFS, Fibro, Toxic Encephalopathy, Mycotoxic...
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Brain Retraining: Amygdala and Limbic System Desensitization
Treatment Options - Treatment Information


Brain Scan

Introduction to Brain Retraining Programs


In recent years a number of programs or systems referred to variously as brain retraining, amygdala retraining, or limbic system retraining, have been developed to help people recover from a wide range of chronic multi-system illnesses including multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), fibromyalgia, and electrical hypersensitivity (EHS).

The most well-known (and arguably successful) of these are Annie Hopper's Dynamic Neural Retraining SystemTM (DNRSTM) and Ashok Gupta's Amygdala RetrainingTM Program. Although there is currently a lack of substantial formal data from controlled clinical studies with which to assess these approaches (excepting a postive 2012 Mayo Clinic Study of Gupta's Program), there have been large numbers of patient reports posted in various online support groups suggesting many people experience significant relief and even complete cure through use of these brain retraining programs.


So what is the scientific and medical basis for these programs and how is it proposed they work?


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