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When you wake up tomorrow morning, take a look in the mirror before you drink water or brush your teeth.

If you have a white or yellow coating on your tongue, it’s a sign that you have a yeast/fungal overgrowth in your mouth, which is often called “oral thrush”.

It happens when yeast and fungal organisms – one of which is Candida albicans – overgrow to the point where they infect the oral cavity.

The images below show a relatively mild overgrowth on the left, and a nasty one on the right and a really serious one on the right.

oral_thrush

The oral cavity is not the only place these yeast and fungal organisms can overgrow.

As you can see in the next images, they can also grow on the tonsils and in the throat, where irritation and soreness can develop.

oral_thrush_throat

If you have oral or throat yeast, gargle sodium bicarbonate in water 5-6 times per day – the sodium bicarb kills the yeast.

Brush your tongue and change your brush each day.

Keep the toothbrush in a glass of water with sodium bicarb in it.


Stomach and intestinal fungal overgrowth

Research showed that yeast and fungal overgrowth increased rapidly when people take antibiotics and proton pump inhibitors to treat H pylori, and even when proton pump inhibitors are used on their own to suppress stomach acid.

This is one reason why folk don’t feel better, and may even feel worse, when H pylori treatments are taken.

Now, imagine for a moment that you have a thick white coating in your stomach and intestine.

Can you see how yeast and fungal overgrowth might irritate your gut, causing:

  • Pain
  • Burning
  • Bloating
  • Wind and gas
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • …etc?

Now, also ask yourself this question:

If I have a thick, white coating on my intestine, how can I possibly digest my food and absorb nutrients properly?

The answer is, “you can’t”.

Thus when these organisms overgrow in your tummy, you can become nutritionally depleted, and develop mood problems, skin problems, low energy, trouble sleeping, and more.

Finally, these little critters produce chemicals that can be very toxic to the body. The greater the toxin levels, the more symptoms there will generally be – fatigue, brain fog, depression, skin problems, etc.

Here is a lab testa showing yeast and fungal overgrowth in clients of ours. It shows a very heavy overgrowth of a fungal organisms called Geotrichum.

oral_thrush_lab_test

Eventually, yeast and fungi can break through the gut wall and into the circulation, where they can begin causing all manner of problems.

I like to help people beat their overgrowth before that happens.

The best way to do this is to run a stool test to determine which particular bad bugs are in the gut (it’s important to note that there’s nearly always another infection alongside fungal overgrowth).

Oh, and incidentally, the lab we use to assess for fungal overgrowth, parasites and bacterial infections also runs something called a “sensitivity profile”, where they see which pharmaceuticals and herbs will actually kill the specific fungal strain – it looks something like this:

gi effects lab test

In this particular case, we’d only want to use the substances with a green “S”. Using the ones marked with a red “R” simply wouldn’t work, and would result in a lot of wasted money and time.

And don’t forget – the tests are done in the privacy of your own home, you just send a sample off in the packaging provided.

Best of all, if it comes back blank, you get a full refund. Of course, I’m biased, but there really is no reason why you shouldn’t take a test if you are genuinely worried about your health.

You can arrange one, or find out more about the tests, here.

If you are tired of feeling tired and depressed with skin problems, I really do urge you to take a test.

Best

Dave