Auckland Naturopath treatment Candida, Candidiasis (yeast overgrowth)
Updated: Mar 3
Candida or fungal over-growth (yeast overgrowth, candidiasis) frequently occurs following antibiotics. When the good bugs are killed off, candida or yeast can overgrow causing a vast array of symptoms that go unrecognized by patients and their doctors. Candida affects all ages from babies, children to adults and treatment will vary depending on age. If you are feeling tired, moody, foggy headed, with poor concentration, with sore muscles, diarrhoea, nausea, bloating, PMT, sinus congestion and more, this may be caused by candida. Most cases of eczema I have seen have candida and/or bacterial overgrowth, along with food allergy.
I diagnose candida (yeast overgrowth) on the basis of your symptoms. Diagnostic tests are not necessary, although candida does show up in the allergy testing I do, and this can be useful. Candida is not usually diagnosed by doctors and it can be the missing diagnosis you need.
This is what one of my clients said:
“After having tests for stomach cancer, colon cancer, thyroid and everything else and still the doctors could not tell me what was wrong. Then they put me on depression tablets and I was just not any better…..”
The diagnosis I gave her was “candida” following several lots of antibiotics for a chest infection. This is a classic example of candida being overlooked by the medical profession and is one of many, many examples I could give you.
My naturopathic treatment of candida will involve a herbal formula or herbal tablets and probiotics which I will muscle test on you. You may need minerals and herbs to boost immunity and improve energy in the short term. I recommend an anti-candida diet while you take your herbal medicine.
Lynne Flood Naturopath, South Auckland