From eNewsletter 2/27/2020
DID YOU KNOW that the FDA is alerting the public that results from a clinical trial assessing safety show a possible increased risk of cancer with the popular weight management medicine Belviq, Belviq XR (lorcaserin)?
The cause of the cancer is uncertain, but they wanted to make the public aware of the potential risk.
YEAST SUFFERERS ARE VINDICATED
Bonnie and Steve: According to a study in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics from April 2019, researchers acknowledge that in healthy individuals, the fungus better known as yeast acts harmoniously with the other billions of microbiota to maintain homeostasis.
However, the authors emphasize there is an increased yeast load from diets high in carbohydrates and sugar/yeast foods, whereas protein- and fiber-rich diets had the opposite effect. Yeast feasts on sugary and starchy carbs, which ferments in our gut and wreaks havoc.
The findings confirm what we have said for years, but it has fallen on deaf ears in the allopathic medical community.
We have bad news for the proponents of the plant-based only eating style. It led to a significant increase in Candida (yeast) gut species in the study subjects. While the researchers focused on how yeast overgrowth greatly increases the risk of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), we know that it can lead to much more. Aside from a yeast-free diet, which must be followed religiously to eradicate yeast overgrowth, the authors refer to the efficacy of using a Lactobacillus acidophilus probiotic or Saccharomyces boulardii supplement. We have used these for years. Anti-fungal medication is also mentioned by doctor's prescription, but can be hard on the liver and should only be used for tougher cases. The sad thing is that even though we have been putting clients on yeast-free diets for over 30 years, most health professionals still discount the issue. Maybe this study can change their minds. For those of you that have gotten well by addressing your yeast issues, you can now tell your friends, family, coworkers, and health professionals that a major study exists that backs you up! While we would never advocate going yeast-free without the assistance of a health professional, we do have a Candida Action Plan for more information.