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#1 of 10 Old 12-24-2008, 10:18 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I'd love to get as much feedback as possible. What kind of doc do you use/recommend, and most importantly, why?

The story: DH is battling chronic sinus issues that seem to be related to yeast. They also seem to tie into digestive issues, elimination problems, and itching in the nether-regions! There's also a recurring diagnosed-as-an-adult asthma.

We came across a small windfall and so can afford right now to seek some alternative help. We don't have insurance right now, but will in about another 2 weeks or so.

We're toying with some ideas:
1. MD who specializes in holistic treatment--he's not on our insurance plan, but we'll be able to get some reimbursement for his services
2. ND --this will be all out of pocket since our state doesn't allow NDs to be covered under insurance
3. Classical homeopath --I had never thought of this, but Pat (Wu Wei) mentioned it on another thread

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You should see an doctor who specializes in functional medicine. These are usually MD's who follow a natural protocol of evidence-based medicine. They will use allopathic medicine when necessary.

You might look on Metegenics website to see if they list practitioners and if there is one in your area:

www.metagenics.com

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I would see an ENT and a gastroenterologist affililated with a teaching hospital. It doesn't seem very likely that sinus problems could be related to yeast and to digestive/elimination issues - I've never heard of that. The sinuses should not be getting fungal infections unless your husband is very immune compromised.

It could be that your husband suffers from chronic sinusitis and a mild case of IBS.
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Classical Homeopath. Classical Homeopath. Classical Homeopath. Classical Homeopath.
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I have to say, the new belief now is that fungus can and does cause chronic sinusitus and their are even anti-fungal sprays than can be prescribed for the nose that help. An ENT can diagnose if you have a fungal infection in your sinuses and treat accordingly. I myself have had fungal infections in my sinuses and am extremely allergic to mold. The mold spores can be inhaled and create a bad congestion and infection. I was treated and now can breathe clearly and even smell things again.
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Classical Homeopath. Classical Homeopath. Classical Homeopath. Classical Homeopath.

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I would recommend a chiropractor that does kinesiology (muscle testing). Be sure to get one that has the viles to test with. If it is a good chiropractor, he/she would be able to identify the pathogen(s) that are causing the issues. A chiroparctor with a rife machine (or "zapping" machine) would be even better. You might also want to look at a list of lyme disease symptoms and see if any of them fit. If so, I would (first see if he muscle tests positive for lyme with the chiropractor...) then find a lyme literate medical doctor (or someone with a rife machine.)
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I have to say, the new belief now is that fungus can and does cause chronic sinusitus and their are even anti-fungal sprays than can be prescribed for the nose that help. An ENT can diagnose if you have a fungal infection in your sinuses and treat accordingly. I myself have had fungal infections in my sinuses and am extremely allergic to mold. The mold spores can be inhaled and create a bad congestion and infection. I was treated and now can breathe clearly and even smell things again.
Fungal infections running rampant anywhere within the body are due to a compromised immune system. I've been fascinated to read the studies about fungal sinusitis recently! But, unfettered candida evolves into fungal invasion. The gut healing and homeopathy will address the *causes*, rather than the symptoms.

Creating a healthy microbial balance in the gut, rather than disrupting the microbial balance with anti-therapy in a localized fashion will provide more systemic and longterm benefit. The fungal infection just redistributes to other areas of the body: eczema, asthma, environmental allergies, food allergies, etc. when it isn't addressed at the core.

Conventional medicine addresses symptoms with suppression. One gets temporary "relief". Additionally, "testing" only tells you what to avoid, rather than how to heal. Homeopathy heals.

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It doesn't seem very likely that sinus problems could be related to yeast and to digestive/elimination issues - I've never heard of that. The sinuses should not be getting fungal infections unless your husband is very immune compromised.

It could be that your husband suffers from chronic sinusitis and a mild case of IBS.
These are related to candida overgrowth issues, which are common in the Western culture due to our sterilized soil, pasteurized foods and lack of naturally cultured and fermented sources of probiotics.

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I don't know why I didn't think of this before.... I just got off the phone with the owner of the company. There is a new product that is amazing. It's called Liquid Probiotics. It will address any viral, bacterial, or fungal issue. You could skip all of the doctors, and just take this product!! It's not cheap. About $50-$60/bottle, but well worth it. It will ultimately save you money that you won't be spending on the doctors. They also have a product called "Flora PM" that is great for parasites, but this should be taken after the Liquid Probiotics has been taken for awhile.

Start slow with the liquid probiotics. One drop under toungue 2x/day. Every 3 days add a drop until you are up to 2-3 tsp. Take up to 3 tsp for 3 months, then drop to a maintenance dose of 1/2 tsp 2x/day.

http://flu-defense.com

Immune system issues are caused by things like vaccines and lyme disease. Auto-immune issues are caused by mycoplasmas.

The owner told me of a story of a woman who was born without an immune system. She had a rare form of leukemia, and was barely klinging to life. After 6 months on the liquid probiotics, she was tested, and they could find no trace of the leukemia. I have heard many amazing stories about this stuff.
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