We specialize in helping patients with symptoms that are caused either by Candida and other yeast infections and food intolerances.
If you believe you are suffering from Candida, our clinic is able to offer expertise and information to patients who suspect their symptoms are caused by Candida, yeast infections and food intolerances.
We specialise in providing advice as well as the most innovative Candida tests and nutritional advice to help clients who have been dealing with symptoms that are very hard to explain and that have been neglected by the NHS.
What is Candida?
Candida is a type of yeast, a fungus and is the most common cause of fungal infections worldwide.
You may have Candida if:
You have taken antibiotics or steroids
Feel tired or experience ‘brain fog’
Have a variety of digestive problems including bloating
Have loose bowels or constipation
Crave sugar and or bread
Have a white coating on your tongue
Unusual Aches and Pains
Feel bloated and have sugar cravings or cravings for bread
Have Fungal toe nail infections
If you are Female you may also have:
Urinary tract infections
How do I know if I have Candida?
There are several tests available including a comprehensive stool test that will measure Candida in the gut and identify the exact strain and supplements needed to eradicate it.
Our clinic also offers a urine test and a blood test that is highly sensitive and able to identify candida.
What causes Candida and Yeast infections?
One of the key culprits are antibiotics – the latter promote yeast infections, including gastrointestinal Candida overgrowth, and can penetrate the GI mucosa. Women are often susceptible to thrush, and genital yeast infections.
Prolonged antibiotic use, increase the risk of a fungal overgrowth for both men and women.
What are the most common types of Candida infection?
Oral candidiasis (Candida in the mouth)
Vaginal candidiasis (thrush)
Candida vulvovaginitis (vaginal yeast infection)
Oesophageal candidiasis (Candida in the oesophagus)
Onychomycosis (Fungal Nail infections)
Gut yeast infections (Candida in the gut)
The truth about Antibiotics
If you have taken repeated courses of antibiotics as a child or as an adult you are likely to have developed some yeast – related problems. The reason for this is that repetitive use of antibiotics can eradicate all of your healthy gut bacteria. Low levels of healthy gut bacteria in turn may result in high levels of yeast as the latter has a chance to grow. The yeast becomes opportunistic and will be able to grow and in large quantities can be quite toxic.
Does Diet affect Candida?
If you consume a diet rich in sugar, bread, cakes, biscuits or alcohol this will also cause yeast to grow. You may have consumed a high sugar diet as a child and continued to do so as an adult and this will cause the proliferation of Candida and other species of yeast.
Allergies and Intolerances- Is there a link with Candida?
There may also certainly be a link between Candida and allergies and intolerances. According to Dr. William Crook, Candida can cause a leaky gut leading to food intolerances. Food intolerances are often seen in patients who have candida. Please book a consultation with us if you need help in this area.
How can I treat Candida?
You will need to talk to a skilled professional who can best advise you on anti-fungal supplements and diet. We offer consultations at our clinic.
You may be advised to follow a strict diet and eliminate all sugar and yeast. You will also need to take some anti-fungal such as Caprylic acid, Grapefruit seed extract and Oregano oil and some Probiotics. The timing and dosage of the anti-fungal is key as if you do not take the correct amount you could make yourself feel very poorly. As the yeast dies off there may be a die-off reaction that can lead to headaches, fatigue and depression. It is recommended that you see a good nutritionist to help you. For more information on tests to eradicate candida please read our test page.
If you would like to make an appointment, contact us via e-mail at email@example.com, or call our clinic at 0345 129 7996.
Victoria Tyler has been working with Candida patients since 2004 and initially worked with Michael Franklin over 10 years ago who established the IBS and gut Disorder Clinic. Victoria continues to work with all patients who are suffering with Candida and yeast related conditions and this is one of her areas of key expertise.
Our sister practice, IBS and gut disorder Centre was runner-up in the 2009 CAM Awards for Outstanding Practice.
Victoria Tyler sees patients in the UK in our clinic in central London, 5 minutes from Harley Street. However, we can also help patients who live out of London via skype or telephone consultations.