14 min

Candida - Barriers to Healing Holistic Psychiatry Podcast

    • Mental Health

Candida is the most common fungi in the microbiome. Several factors, including antibiotic exposure, can lead to its overgrowth and colonization in the gastrointestinal tract. Brain fog, fatigue, anxiety, depression, mood swings, insomnia, carbohydrate cravings, and gastrointestinal symptoms (especially constipation) are common symptoms. Children with candida overgrowth are often diagnosed with ADD.
In this episode, I will discuss 10 factors that can make it difficult to move beyond candida overgrowth, including:
* Low zinc
* Mold toxicity and metal toxicity
* High blood sugar
* Lack of movement and exercise
* High stress & catecholamines
* High cortisol
* High estrogen
* Poor gut motility
* Low digestive enzymes, stomach acid and bile acids
* Low beneficial bacteria

For the referenced previous podcast episode on candida:
Candida, Carb Craving & Brain Symptoms
https://courtneysnydermd.substack.com/p/candida-carb-craving-and-brain-related-fde
To receive the weekly Holistic Psychiatry Newsletter (text and audio) in your mailbox each week, visit:
https://www.courtneysnydermd.com
or on Substack at:
https://www.courtneysnydermd.substack.com
Medical Disclaimer:
This newsletter is for educational purposes and not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment for either yourself or others, including but not limited to patients that you are treating (if you are a practitioner). Consult your own physician for any medical issues that you may be having.



This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit courtneysnydermd.substack.com/subscribe

Candida is the most common fungi in the microbiome. Several factors, including antibiotic exposure, can lead to its overgrowth and colonization in the gastrointestinal tract. Brain fog, fatigue, anxiety, depression, mood swings, insomnia, carbohydrate cravings, and gastrointestinal symptoms (especially constipation) are common symptoms. Children with candida overgrowth are often diagnosed with ADD.
In this episode, I will discuss 10 factors that can make it difficult to move beyond candida overgrowth, including:
* Low zinc
* Mold toxicity and metal toxicity
* High blood sugar
* Lack of movement and exercise
* High stress & catecholamines
* High cortisol
* High estrogen
* Poor gut motility
* Low digestive enzymes, stomach acid and bile acids
* Low beneficial bacteria

For the referenced previous podcast episode on candida:
Candida, Carb Craving & Brain Symptoms
https://courtneysnydermd.substack.com/p/candida-carb-craving-and-brain-related-fde
To receive the weekly Holistic Psychiatry Newsletter (text and audio) in your mailbox each week, visit:
https://www.courtneysnydermd.com
or on Substack at:
https://www.courtneysnydermd.substack.com
Medical Disclaimer:
This newsletter is for educational purposes and not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment for either yourself or others, including but not limited to patients that you are treating (if you are a practitioner). Consult your own physician for any medical issues that you may be having.



This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit courtneysnydermd.substack.com/subscribe

14 min