This Month: Q & A with Carolyn Dean
Dean, M.D., N.D., responds this month to more of your questions
about yeast overgrowth and reclaiming your health.
Keep your questions coming. Write to email@example.com
and we’ll answer as many as possible each month through
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Q: Can yeast overgrowth be transmitted from person to person
by using the same drinking glass as someone who has it?
A: No. If you have a strong immune system and a normal,
healthy balance of organisms in your body, exposure to another’s
imbalanced system rarely causes problems. The exception
to this is with vaginal yeast infections and sexual contact.
We all have some yeast in our body but yeast can overpopulate
your skin, tongue, vagina, and intestines as a result of
using antibiotics, medications containing cortisone, and/or
birth control pills. A diet high in sugar and refined foods
is a major contributor to yeast overgrowth. If your body
has been exposed to these sorts of conditions, then exposure
to another person’s vaginal yeast infection could
worsen your body’s already imbalanced system. To regain
control over your yeast and rebalance and maintain a healthy,
natural flora in your body, try our Anti-candida
Q: My gums burn and feel ‘crawly’ one week before
my period. And, since I stopped taking birth control pills
I often experience these symptoms throughout the month.
Could this be linked to a yeast problem?
A: Yeast is definitely impacted by hormone shifts in the
body. Try using our flow
chart of estrogen and progesterone levels throughout
the month. Both estrogen and progesterone influence the
growth of yeast. Estrogen stimulates yeast growth. High
progesterone levels change the form of some types of yeast,
often fooling the body into thinking of them as foreign
substances and setting up allergic reactions in response.
Yeast in the mouth and especially a white coating on the
tongue is called thrush and could be causing some burning
symptoms. The presence of mercury amalgam dental fillings
in your mouth may also be playing a role in your gum symptoms
although research on the link between mercury and yeast
is only anecdotal and not widely available at this time.
Go to the 5-step
anti-candida program and read about healing
options. Do all you can to make sure your body has a
strong immune system and a healthy, balance of natural flora
in your intestinal tract to help relieve symptoms such as
these which may be linked to yeast overgrowth.
Carolyn Dean, M.D., N.D. is a medical doctor,
naturopathic doctor, homeopath, herbalist, and media personality
appearing regularly on Barbara Walter’s The View on
ABC. Dr. Dean is the author of Natural Prescriptions
for Common Ailments and The Miracle
of Magnesium, 2003. She was one of the first
doctors to recognize Dr. Crook’s work and has treated
people for Candida overgrowth for over twenty years.
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