The Candida Protocol    

If you have gut issues, all other attempts to heal are off.  As you would have seen in recent years, science has pointed to the fact that the gut plays a key role in the responsibility for the brain, mental, and emotional health and the function of the immune system.  The world’s leading experts on causes of auto-immune illness, DNA function, inflammation, mental health, and virtually all common problems people face today will tell you to check the gut first.
    I would say that after subluxation, gut health is next as a foundational cause of illness and to check for helping people get well from the widest range of current or potential conditions.  Thankfully, Well Aligned now has a gut protocol were between the Candida test and the Food Sensitivities, you have the “X-ray” you need to detect and correct the gut along with the follow-up recommendations.
   Candida albicans is a fungus that normally grows in small amounts in the intestines, mouth, and skin. It can grow as either an oval-shaped budding yeast (blastospore) or as pseudohyphae or true fungal hyphae.1 Both yeast and fungal forms are usually found in infected tissues.  Under certain conditions, a Candida overgrowth can occur whereby it proliferates in excessive amounts. This is known as candidiasis and can lead to many health problems including diarrhea, constipation, and other digestive issues, itchy skin and anal itching, fatigue, and recurrent vaginal yeast infections and nail fungus infections. Even a minor alteration of an individual’s immune defense system or gut microbiota environment can lead to the transformation of C. Albicans into a pathogen responsible for infections. The following factors can lead to candida overgrowth:1,2-5 

– Antibiotics as medication or in the food supply
– An impaired immune system
– Diets high in sugar or refined carbohydrates
– Excessive stress
– Surgery
– Oral contraceptives
– Diabetes
– High intake of alcohol    

The key is to create a healthy gut ecology that is not conducive to yeast growth and that eliminates the presence of existing fungal overgrowth. Patience and perseverance will be required as the yeast overgrowth developed over time and has proliferated.
    With the above causes being so incredibly common if not practically an absolute, Candidiasis is a key component and cause of leaky gut.  Leaky Gut is impaired intestinal permeability which takes time and specific protocols to heal.

Below you will find the updated resources we have created in regards to heart & gut health.

Heart Health Resources:
Cardiac Supplement Protocols 
Heart Health Presentation
Cardiometabolic Dietary Protocols
Gut Health Resources:
Supplement Protocols
Candida Lecture
Dietary Protocols
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