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About Gut Function and Leaky Gut and Yeast in Lyme disease by Marty Ross MD image.

Too many yeast in the intestines (yeast overgrowth) is a common problem that occurs in those with chronic Lyme disease either during treatment or prior to beginning treatment. Yeast overgrowth can result in an ongoing systemic allergic reaction to the yeast that can suppress the immune system. It may also lead to inflammatory cytokine and oxidizing agent excess that lead to many of the Lyme disease symptoms and pain. Food allergies and sensitivities can be the result of yeast overgrowth too.

Healthy functioning intestines are populated with a balance of good bacteria and yeast. The yeast and bacteria compete with each other for intestinal territory. Good bacteria decline due to the use of antibiotics, environmental stresses, immune suppression from chronic illness, the use of steroids, and/or other factors. When this happens,

This is a Lyme Byte from Conversations with Marty Ross MD on 5/14/2013.

Preventing Yeast Overgrowth

While on bacterial anti-microbials during treatment it is essential to replace healthy bacteria with a soil based probiotic. For this I use Prescript-Assist Pro by Researched Nutritionals. Read more about this superior probiotic in Superior Probiotic for Immune Function & Intestine Health. At times herbal anti-yeast treatments are needed too and include herbal anti-yeast combination products with volatile oils like rosemary and thyme, peau d'arco, caprylic acid, and grapefruit seed extract. If herbal options do not work, then prevention or even full treatment with prescriptive medications is necessary. A prevention prescription medication is nystatin.

  • Probiotic. Prescript-Assist Pro by Researched Nutritionals 2 pills 1 time a day at least 2 hours away from herbal or prescription antibiotics.
  • Herbal Anti-Yeast Combination.Take 2 capsules 2 times a day.
  • Prescription Medication. Nystatin 500,000IU 2 pills 2 times a day.

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