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  1. SWAlexander

    It’s all in your head: antifungal immunity in the brain

    Abstract As the incidence rate of invasive fungal infections has increased with the use of modern medical interventions, so too has the occurrence of fungi invading the brain. Fungi such as Candida albicans, Cryptococcus neoformans, and Aspergillus fumigatus often infect immunocompromised...
  2. W

    Which one first?

    Which one to address first? Bacteria or fungi? I have got or actually I suspect from chlamydia pnemonia and yeasts together. ( candida and malassezia furfur) These are the possible cause of cfn and small fiber neuropathy to me. I do not have long term abx in hand only for 6 weeks. I got the...
  3. Z

    Candida vaccine

    I accidentally stumbled on this product which claims to be Candida vaccine (it's probably not my health-issue though, but i thought it might be interesting for someone here) I did not find any info about it on the forum except one entry here...
  4. T

    Thymus extract- Warmer body temp

    Has anyone tried Thymus extract with success. I am in very ill health. I catch everything around me. Cold as ice sometimes and then extremely hot flashy. Cold extremities and can't regulate body temps well. I took 200mg of bovine thymus extract and woke up in my sleep very warm..too warm...
  5. M

    Where to start on Candida/Yeast Overgrowth treatment?

    I suspect I've got some type of yeast overgrowth but I've been putting off dealing with it as every time I start researching it I just hit brick walls of contradictory information. One article claims this is the way to go, then i'll find another saying it's not etc. You all know the score. It's...
  6. M

    Candida/Yeast causing eczema around eyes and in ears?

    Hi, I would appreciate some advice on whether this might be yeast/candida related. For the last couple of years I've been getting a flare up of what seems to be an eczema type of rash around my eyes. The outer corners of my eyes get it the worst, it frequently gets little cuts/breaks in the...
  7. BeADocToGoTo1

    Pancreas Damage, Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

    Since there are just a few very old posts linking pancreas issues with chronic fatigue syndrome, I write this in the hope that what I have learnt over the last 4 years might help others with similar life changing issues. It is an avenue worth looking into in your quest to feel better. It helped...