Digestive Health and Candida

Candida overgrowth is a common cause of digestive disturbance. Candida is a type of yeast, which is naturally and normally occurring in the intestinal tract. Healthy candida levels are vital for proper nutrient absorption and to protect the intestinal tract from other infections. Since the gut has its own immune and neurological systems, keeping the natural ecology in balance is key. One of the easiest ways to avoid yeast overgrowth is to limit dietary intake of sugars, carbs and alcohol. […]
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Candida and Weight Loss

Candida overgrowth can be a significant barrier to weight loss. Candida is a naturally occurring yeast in the intestinal tract, and is vital for healthy digestion. However, when Candida overgrowth occurs, it can create problems, both with digestive function (gas, bloating etc) and more systemically with fatigue, headaches, brain fog and so on. In looking at the association between Candida and weight gain, the first thing we need to examine is the fuel source for yeast (and subsequently Candida). Yeast […]
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Lyme Disease Coinfection Symptoms

Co-Infections and Lyme Disease While Borrelia might be the underlying infectious agent in Lyme disease, there are other co-infections that may co-exist with Borrelia.

Lyme Diet Book by Dr. Nicola

Now available is the first-ever publication dedicated exclusively to nutritional strategies geared towards the unique needs of Lyme disease patients. The Lyme Diet: Nutritional Strategies for Healing from Lyme Disease is a must-have manual for anyone suffering from such Lyme disease symptoms as fatigue, chronic pain, cognitive deficits, and candidiasis. The Lyme Diet contains a wealth of information about why dietary choices are critical for: minimizing inflammation optimizing immune function promoting healthy digestion and gut flora balancing hormones detoxifying the […]
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Eating Disorder Testing

The following lab tests are examples of those used by Dr. Nicola to ascertain the underlying stressors that may be contributing to an eating disorder or that may be the result of an eating disorder. The amount of testing required will depend on the individual. At times, Dr. Nicola may only need to do one or two tests; at other times a more comprehensive work-up may be indicated. Foundational Health Program (BioHealth Diagnostics) – markers for protein digestion, liver detoxification […]
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Dr. Nicola’s Approach to Weight Loss

There are many factors that go into the regulation of weight and body composition. Dr. Nicola works to find the underlying causes of weight gain, and rebalances the body so that it regulates its own healthy weight. Examples of underlying causes of weight gain include: Low thyroid function Imbalances in adrenal hormones (cortisol) Cellular toxicity and sluggish liver function Stress (through its impact on hormones and neurological circuitry) Imbalances in brain chemicals Candida/ yeast overgrowth Food sensitivities and gluten intolerance […]
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Lyme Disease Protocols

This protocol was put together by Dr. Nicola drawing on a number of information sources as well as her own clinical experience. The actual remedies selected, as well as testing done to assess underlying stressors on the body, will vary according to the individual.  Please do not take this as medical advice. This protocol is for educational purposes only. Work with your own doctor, or make an appointment with Dr. Nicola, to have a full evaluation and an individually tailored […]
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