Reduce Candida overgrowth and balance your mycobiome!
Join microbiome scientist, Dr. Mahmoud Ghannoum, as he unravels the profound connection between gut health, sugar cravings, fungal imbalances, and the Gut-Brain Axis. Using his years of experience, Dr. Ghannoum sheds light on the important role of Candida Tropicalis and the profound influence of our microbiome on our holistic well-being.
Listen now to start feeling better by balancing both your micro- and mycobiome!
Microorganisms, including Candida Tropicalis, are crucial for our overall health and well-being. However, Candida overgrowth and other imbalances in the microbiome can lead to various health issues including the formation of antibiotic resistance, gastrointestinal symptoms, inflammation, sugar cravings, and more.
The microbiome is the collective term for the various microorganisms that inhabit the human body. This community includes not only bacteria but also other microorganisms such as fungi, viruses, archaea, and parasites. When in balance, this community helps our well-being. One such resident is Candida Tropicalis.
While Candida can be a normal resident of the gut, it becomes problematic when its population increases. When this happens, like with too much antibiotic use, our bodies start to crave sugar, which serves as its primary source of sustenance.
If you find yourself craving too much sugar, addressing Candida overgrowth and maintaining a balanced gut microbiome can be a great strategy to help you make better dietary choices.
The overgrowth of microorganisms such as Candida Tropicalis, E. Coli, and Sia Mar can create a symbiotic relationship that results in a biofilm that can make them resistant to antibiotics and our body’s immune responses. This can turn into gastrointestinal symptoms such as bloating, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.
Strategies to address these imbalances include using probiotic strains and enzymes to break down this biofilm, making dietary adjustments to support gut health, and encouraging the growth of beneficial microorganisms like lactobacillus. The short-chain fatty acids produced by these beneficial microbes help heal the gut lining and boost the immune system, contributing to overall gut health.
Adopting a holistic approach that includes exercise and stress reduction will also aid your gut microbiome and overall health.
The gut-brain connection is the communication network between our gastrointestinal system and our central nervous system. While it’s widely acknowledged that the brain can influence the gut—for example, stress can lead to digestive issues—, it’s equally important to recognize that the gut exerts a substantial influence on the brain.
An essential player in this dynamic is the gut microbiome. When it is balanced, it contributes to overall health, including mental well-being.
As we strive for better health, it’s essential to adopt a holistic approach that encompasses all areas of life. Diet, exercise, stress management, and mindful choices all promote a thriving gut and overall vitality.
Listen now and start feeling better by balancing your mycobiome!
Dr. Mahmoud Ghannoum is a microbiome scientist (known for naming the mycobiome) and is Co-Founder of BIOHM. Dr. Ghannoum has dedicated the last 40 years to microbiome research, publishing 500+ peer-reviewed papers. His work has been cited in over 29,000 scientific papers, and he discovered more than 100 native species of fungi in the oral cavity.
Dr. Ghannoum received his PhD from the University of Technology in Loughborough, England, and an MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH. He is currently the Director of the Center for Medical Mycology at Case Western Reserve University.
Book: Total Gut Balance: Fix Your Mycobiome Fast for Complete Digestive Wellness