Dietary Therapy

Lisa believes strongly in the Chinese theory that "any imbalance in the body can be treated through change of diet".  As a result, Lisa does a lot of work tailoring a patient's diet to help heal their specific condition. This gives the patient a way to take an active part in their healing process, greatly complements the acupuncture, and helps the body heal from the inside out.

Our body has amazing ability to heal itself, and with a little work we can all live an optimal life.

Candida

Lisa is also very skilled at treating people with Candida through acupuncture, diet, and various cleanses.

What is Candidiasis?
Candida Albicans is a type of fungus that grows in the gastrointestinal tract. In healthy individuals they coexist with beneficial microbes and bacteria and cause no problems. Candidiasis is the term applied when these organisms become overgrown, producing mycotoxins (poisons) that are harmful to various organs in the body, When allowed to persist over an extended period of time, they can cause chronic illness or make existing illness worse.

How Do I Know if I Have Candida?

Predisposing factors are:

        • History of recurrent or prolonged use of antibiotics, cortisone drugs, birth control pills, or chemotherapy.
        • Diet high in refined sugar, breads, carbohydrates and or alcohol.
        • Exposure to household mold or toxins such as herbicides, chemicals, mercury, etc.

       

      Some Common Symptoms of Candida are....

      • Crave sweets, bread or alcohol
      • Recurrent illness (colds, allergies, headaches, depression, etc.)
      • Chemical sensitivity
      • Food intolerance, gas, bloating after eating
      • "Brain Fog", poor memory, short attention span
      • Digestive problems, tendency to diarrhea, constipation or both
      • Anxiety, irritability, depression, or panic episodes
      • Headaches, fibromyalgia, muscles and joint pain
      • In women: recurrent yeast infections, PMS, bladder infections
      • Skin problems such as acne, eczema, itching, scaling
      • Fatigue, awaking tired
      • Weight gain, low libido, poor thyroid function

       

      Talk to Lisa to find out more about Candida and how she can help you.

       



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