- July 19, 2013 at 11:31 pm #107940
jnealeighMemberTopics: 8Replies: 10
I saw my doctor about three weeks ago to discuss my potential yeast overgrowth. (She is actually a PA; http://www.holisticnebraska.com/)
She recommended getting a stool profile called “GIfx” through Genova Diagnostics. The test is hugely expensive (like, $1,200), but with insurance I paid $150. I just got the results today. (I’ve been treating prophylacticly since my first visit with her)
They gave me the numbers of 8 strains of good bacteria in my gut, so I know what strains are low. They tested for pathogenic bacteria (negative, thankfully). My Yeast/Fungi profile is a 3 on a 4 point scale. They also found two parasites! Yuck!
The test included loads more info (fat digestion, levels of inflammation, etc.), but the cool one is that they tested the yeast/fungi in my gut with different pharmaceutical and natural anti-fungals. Apparently, some strains of yeast are becoming resistant to certain anti-fungals because there is such an epidemic of yeast problems.
So anyways, I don’t think this test in totally necessary. You can definitely treat candida and parasites with the diet and protocol. I am very thankful for the results, and the knowledge. My doc has recommended a month’s round of Nystatin (don’t remember the dose). I know I’ll continue with the diet and include other natural anti-fungals to really kick this thing in the ass.
JJuly 20, 2013 at 6:54 am #107950
moochpbMemberTopics: 112Replies: 689
Unfortunately those stool tests are just the colon so it won’t show small intestine bacteria overgrowth. You need the metometrix deficiency test that shows if you have yeast in your blood and bacteria overgrowth. Nystatin should be a minimum of 3 months. It worked great for my yeast. Now I’m battling bacteria and some mild yeast but I’m eating a lot more than I have. Good luck
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