I’ve been on the fungus bandwagon for years now and it finally got so the metabolic toxins left so confused I’d show up at doctors offices on the wrong days, completely miss plans with my shrinking group of friends. Systemic fungal infections are not necessarily “on or off” - it’s more a progression. For me, candida in the gut gives rise to inflammation, and that blows up malassezia in the skin. Both are normal flora/fauna yeasts that flip scientific genus, they become fungus and dig roots. This is when they become invasive and cause illness/disease.
I have pictures of little hyphae swimming around my scalp, destroying the follicles. my chin and nose look like orange peel. My nipples have these nodules in them now and the general consensus of dermatologists that I read on the internet say it is just “aging” or hormones, and hyper sebaceous glands. I say it’s fungus, I mean yeast is just NOW realized as the cause of dandruff, roscaea (sp), tinea versacolor, a long list.
I finally realized what the root was for me. Hormones. Cortisol specifically. I have trace amounts, and trace amounts of DHEA. Doctors would never order tests, or would order a blood test which is useless for this pervasive condition. “Adrenal Insufficiency” is a word they won’t shut down to, apparently. Even though I have full insurance, I had to order a Candida IGG (antibodies, meaning your blood is at war with it beyond mucous membranes, which would be an IGA or IGM test. I also ordered a 24-hour saliva test online. The results are legit. Candida test was from a blood draw at LabCorp, spit test was through mail.
The joke - my doctor just “handed me off” to a Naturopathic Doctor, who was like, you need to see an endocrinologist and a hemo…...erm….. blood specialist.
Low cortisol is like running a cruise ship on a triple A battery. It shows up as a slew of other “diseases” and “syndromes” but doctors don’t take a step back and look at the picture as a whole. They treat each and every symptom, rather than asking “what is causing this body to fail?”
I’m currently on h.pylori treatment and miserable. After that, my newest doc is hell-bent on the cause being “leaky gut.”
LOL, what would the medical profession do if the answer to almost all illness was a “species-appropriate diet?”
Go with your gut, Luciana, literally and figuratively. We are all our own doctors even though we’re NOT doctors! This site is a testament to how much we really have to own our own health care now.