A Functional Medicine
Approach to Candida​

Functional medicine offers effective treatment for Candida albicans overgrowth, also known as chronic Candidiasis.

Candida albicans overgrowth refers to the excessive reproduction of Candida albicans, a normally benign yeast, in the body. This condition arises when the delicate balance between “good” and “bad” microorganisms, particularly Candida albicans, is disrupted. Common causes include the use of antibiotics, excessive consumption of refined foods, excess alcohol, steroid medications and a weakened immune system function unable to control the yeast  or a diet that promotes yeast growth. The Edinburgh Centre for Functional Medicine provides comprehensive solutions for addressing this condition.

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Causes

Candida infections can present itself in so many ways and has often overlapping symptoms with other digestive issues which makes it important to do comprehensive testing. Often it’s not just one predisposing factor but a number of different stressors that contribute to a Candida infection. 

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Common Symptoms.

Our objective is to aid you in achieving optimal health and wellbeing.

TREATMENT APPROACH

 

At the Edinburgh Centre for Functional Medicine, our treatment objectives revolve around identifying and remedying the triggers and root causes of Candida. Our therapeutic strategy encompasses:

  • Conducting a comprehensive consultation with your Functional Medicine practitioner to gain insight into all factors that impact your health, such as physical, genetic, psychological, dietary, and lifestyle factors.
  • Identifying specific treatment goals which will involve nutrition, lifestyle, and nutraceuticals.
  • Creating a comprehensive treatment plan and implementing it, with periodic reviews and updates.
  • Carrying out testing 
 

The Edinburgh Centre for Functional Medicine aims to achieve specific goals in Candida albicans overgrowth treatment. These objectives include eliminating dietary components that promote the growth of Candida, diminishing the Candida albicans population in the body, boosting populations of beneficial microorganisms in the body, and stopping the occurrence of symptoms caused by Candida albicans

Our approach at the Edinburgh Centre for Functional Medicine aims to provide you with all the necessary support, including recipes and meal plans, ongoing consultations, and support.

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Why Choose the Edinburgh Centre for Functional Medicine?

Approach

Each individual is distinct and has a unique set of circumstances. Your symptoms, lifestyle, diet, genetics, and ability to heal are all different and therefore require a personalized approach that is tailored specifically to you

Support

Once you begin the process with us, our collaborative approach with a practitioner will guide you through every step. We will collect the necessary information through detailed intake forms tailor our support to motivate and assist you throughout the process.

Experience

Our functional medicine practitioners have years of experience focusing on the route cause of disease that address any imbalances rather than just treating symptonms.