Case 28 Mary Jane 52yrs Menopause Insomnia and Candida
Thanks for tuning in. We're going to do acase study today, a 52yearold lady called Mary Jane. Not her real name. Mary Jane livesin Australia. She's 52. She has menopause, tired, no energy, restless sleep, feelingunwell, lots of headaches and also a yeast infection. Very nice lady. Caught up withthis patient on Skype not that long ago. She's had her gall bladder removed like a lot ofwomen have at that age. She's on antihistamines. The big thing with this lady is sleeping disturbancesand also lots of immune dysfunction, so hay fever and sinus.A 52yearold woman is usually menopausal. Sometimes they're perimenopausal, but theiroften into menopause at this stage. When I
hear things like headaches, tiredness, restlesssleep, no energy, I start thinking about estrogen deficiency. One of the first things I startdoing is I give the patient a questionnaire. I do a protocol from Joseph Collins fromAmerica, so it's a questionnaire I get the patient to fill out. It's quite a quick questionnairethat can be filled out in 5 or 10 minutes, and it gives me a little bit of an insightif there's any kind of hormonal imbalance, estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, androgenslike DHEA. I check for deficiencies particularly of these hormones or imbalances. And it'samazing what comes back. Sometimes women get estrogen spikes reallybad, which can really precipitate big Candida
vaginal thrush flareups at this time as well.And sometimes women also take hormone replacement therapy or synthetic estrogen and they canreally flare up a yeast infection, so I'm always checking those things out quite carefully.What we found in Mary Jane's case is we found major estrogen deficiency, quite a seriousone, and also a testosterone deficiency. According to Collins, that's Type 5. Collinsis a friend of mine. He's actually coming out to New Zealand and Australia to speakon menopause. He has a very good site called Your Hormones. He's a lovely guy and one ofAmerica's most experienced naturopathic s in terms of women's hormonal imbalances. Aremarkable guy. In fact, one of the first
s, I believe, to test women for testosteronein the US when most practitioners thought testosterone was a male hormone; it had noeffect on women. We know now that testosterone deficiency ismassive with many women, particularly women in their late 40s, 50, and 60s. Testosteronedeficiency you'll start discovering when you get things like lack of motivation, poor libido,sex drive goes south, even bladder weakness. Poor muscle tone, I found, can be improvedsignificantly when testosterone levels go up. And when testosterone and estrogen arebalanced, there's also a much lesser chance of a yeast infection. We've had a really niceoutcome here with Mary Jane by working with
Joseph Collins' protocol. A couple ofproducts I used on her, we've had fantastic outcome on this patient.If we look at the last entry here, where headaches are just about gone now. We had headachesfor 10 years. Sleep now is much, much better. Relationships improved hundredfold. It's reallynice to see these kinds of outcomes occur. We can balance hormones naturally and herbally,very effectively, and I really don't believe that women, in most cases, need synthetichormones. It's a transition they go through. Herbally, we can manage this quite well, particularlyif we start putting some other good lifestyle changes into practice there. And we get fantasticoutcomes with a lot of women at this age.
Have a think about that if you have menopausalor perimenopausal issues, there's a good chance that we can get a good outcome. If you'reinterested, contact me. You can even book a consultation online through EricBakker ,and I'm quite happy to work with you with any kind of menopausal or perimenopausal issues.I hope that gives you a bit of an insight. Thanks for tuning in.
What Are The Signs And Symptoms Of Leaky Gut Syndrome
Greetings. Eric Bakker, naturopath from NewZealand, author Candida Crusher. I've got a question here from a guy in the States.I'm not going to mention his name. He wanted to stay anonymous. He's asking me Eric, whatare the signs and symptoms of leaky gut syndrome? The signs and symptoms, there could be a tonof them. I've done a few tutorials on leaky gut, and I did one just before basically on howdo you know that you've got leaky gut? What are some of the conditions that are obviouswith it? The most common signs and symptoms of leakygut syndrome are gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, IBS, irritable bowel syndrome.These are very common ones. There are tons
of them. You can get digestive discomfortwith leaky gut. And a common place to get it is anywhere around here where the smallintestine is. Anywhere around this region, it's centrally. The large intestine tendsto be more the perimeter and the small intestine tends to be more central. Anywhere central.This is why people with parasites tend to have more of a sensation around the umbilicalcord because that is really a central part of the small intestine. And parasites, inmy opinion, especially acute parasite infections, tend to favor the small intestine, particularlythe center of it, the ileum. But when you've got leaky gut, you could alsofeel sensations a little bit higher up. And
they can be here sometimes. You could almostthink you've got heartburn. Leaky gut doesn't usually radiate any pain toward the back likea gall bladder pain or pancreatic pain will. It tends to be more frontal. And it can besomething like bloating, gas, or having to undo your waistband after a meal. Generally,you're not going to get pains off to the side as I mentioned because that's generally morecolon or large intestine dysfunction. It will be a central kind of disturbance.For the lesser known complaints with leaky gut can be things like brain fog, itchy skin,sore joints, seasonal allergies, immune dysfunction, insomnia, there can be a whole raft of differentthings that signal leaky gut syndrome. Remember,
what we're doing with leaky gut is we're allowingundigested food particles to enter into the bloodstream or potentially Candida or celldebris or all sorts of rubbish that really should be digested properly and filtered throughthe microvilli. But they're bypassing the microvilli, getting in through the intracellularjunctions, and challenging immune system. When we challenge the immune system, therecould be a myriad of complaints that could be possible. Thyroid dysfunction, autoimmunedisease, diabetes, all sort of conditions can occur as a result long term. Leaky gutis something that you really want to fix up in the early stages rather than let it buildup over a 10, 20, or 30 year period when it
gets seriously bad.Imagine you've got a small amount of rot in a roof of a house. In fact, my house thatI'm living in now, this is the rebuilt section, but old house up the front here. I've gota 100year old cottage. We built this extension on. But when we put a whole new roof overthe lot, we found so much rot in the roof of the old house. It cost me a fortune toget all the new beams replaced. Had that been repaired a long, long time ago, maybe 30,40 or 50 years ago, it would have been quite cheap. But now, it was in the tens of thousandsof dollars to repair that damage. Because the damage just continued on and on. And ifthe damage would have continued on for many
more years, the whole roof would have hadto be replaced, all the timber at a huge cost. Now, your digestive system is like that. Ifyou don't fix something up now when you've got a bit of gas or a bit of bloating or afew headaches or aches or pains, you can imagine what will happen if you leave that undisturbedfor 20, 30 or 40 years. Those are the functional complaints that end up becoming autoimmunediseases and even cancer. Lots of people laugh and joke when they pass gas, they fart, butwhat they don't realize is that this condition if it gets serious and long term, it's goingto be a major problem. And then there is no more laughing. Then there is crying. A stitchin time saves nine.