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 proliferation of Candida albicans, a normally benign yeast, within the body. This condition arises when the delicate balance between beneficial and potentially harmful microorganisms, particularly Candida albicans, is disrupted. Common contributing factors include the use of antibiotics, excessive consumption of refined foods, excessive alcohol intake, steroid medications, and a weakened immune system function that is unable to control the yeast overgrowth or a diet that promotes yeast growth. The Edinburgh Centre for Functional Medicine provides comprehensive solutions to address this condition holistically.

Through a personalized approach, our functional medicine practitioners identify and address the underlying causes of Candida overgrowth, rather than merely suppressing symptoms. By employing a combination of dietary modifications, targeted supplementation, and lifestyle interventions, we aim to restore the optimal balance of the microbiome, strengthen the immune system, and create an inhospitable environment for Candida albicans to thrive. Our comprehensive treatment plans are tailored to each individual’s unique circumstances, empowering them to regain control over their health and well-being.



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



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?


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


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.


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