I’m going to do another case history, and
this is going to be one on chronic vaginal thrush. A condition I’ve seen for many years
with patients. This is a 43-year-old lady named Sharon.
Sharon contacted me almost two years ago after seeking help with vaginal thrush, which had
been bothering her for over 15 years. She consulted many practitioners over the years
and received all kinds of advice. She’d read one of my online articles and was desperate
for a solution. One of the first things I ask patients like
Sharon is are you willing to do whatever it is or are you going to leave my room with
just the idea of �Oh, I’ll give it a go and see what happens.� And I knew that Sharon
had what it takes to get through and obtain the permanent solution she was looking for.
You can see it in someone’s eyes when they’ve been suffering enough, and they’re sick and
tired of all this crappy advice they get from people. They know there is a solution, but
by the time they come and see me, usually they’re ready to be truly committed.
You need to sort the silver or gold from the coal. Lots of people are coal out there and
occasionally get nuggets of gold. You get something really fine. What I mean is when
people have really and truly had enough, they’re going to do whatever it takes to get well.
And that’s what makes the difference between someone who’s getting an average result and
someone who is going to commit fully and get a fantastic result. And Sharon was one of
these delightful patients. Her thrush was chronic and unremitting. She
was getting it every time she had a period. She had three to five days of severe itch
and discharge, and it was just driving her crazy and I could see it. The problem was
the recommendations given to her by other health care professionals would only work
for a few weeks at most, and then the yeast infection would come back with a vengeance.
Sharon is a coronary care nurse who works at a large hospital. Her husband is an experienced
pilot who is away flying overseas frequently, flying the big jets, long haul between Asia
and New Zealand. Sharon works several different shifts and frequently works long hours at
unusual times leading to sleep and energy issues. This in turn has resulted in her often
skipping at least one meal a day and relying on foods from vending machines at the hospital.
My concern here is the amount of processed food, including sugar, that Sharon was consuming.
By the time she came to my room looking for a permanent solution, she’d been taking fluconazole
or diflucan once per week for several years, which apparently was keeping the condition
under control. My second concern was that her husband, when he could come home, they’d
engage in intimate relations frequently in a short period of time, which is causing major
discomfort and aggravation for her. My third concern was that her diet and lifestyle were
faulted and were in dire need of an overhaul if a permanent change in her yeast infection
was to be expected. What Sharon and her doctor were blissfully
unaware of was that she still had the primary complaint of vaginal thrush, but in addition,
developed side effects from diflucan for a five-year period on a weekly basis. And these
side effects included low-grade nausea, pale colored stools, and annoying red skin rashes
around the tops of her thighs and upper back. She was prescribed hydrocortisone cream for
skin rash and took laxatives for constipation she was getting regularly. Incredibly, she
learned to live with the nausea and accept it as a part of life, and was entirely unaware
that it was a fluconazole side effect. What a miserable life this poor woman had to lead
all those years? This case isn’t unusual when you think about
it. We get people like this quite regularly. The primary complaint has been suppressed
by a drug, but then several secondary side effects are produced, which are given more
drugs. How stupid is that? We see this all the time. That’s like maxing out on a credit
card then taking other damn credit cards to pay off the primary credit card. How stupid
is that? How did Sharon fail? What recommendations
did I recommend? Our first consultation was for one and a half hours, and we got a lot
of things straight. Particularly, the point that something had to change if she wanted
her infection to clear up. In my book, I’ve said time and again, the definition of insanity
is doing the same crap over again and expecting a different result. You can’t do it. This
woman had to make changes. My recommendations for her were to change her shift work into
a day shift to get her lifestyle sorted. Get her immune function right. And to make sure
her husband was aware of the problem that was caused. All those three concerns I had,
had to be addressed if we wanted a permanent result to ensue. This woman was put on Canxida,
my antifungal product. We had a fantastic result with her.
This woman was put on the recommendations in Chapter 5 of Candida Crusher. She used
boric acid for internal treatment, particularly before the period, and we had an incredibly
good result with her. It took several months, but we got increasingly good results. I’ve
recently been in touch with Sharon and guess what? She’s got no more vaginal thrush. Fifteen
years of suffering. Hundreds of doctor’s visits. Thousands of dollars it cost. All gone. Because
she was committed to make the change. Are you committed to make the change?
If you’ve got vaginal thrush and you’re watching this now, you can nail this condition, but
you need to be a person with determination, perseverance and willing to make these changes.
If you can’t make the change, keep visiting the doctor, keep spending your money, keep
getting the crappy results, keep having a poor intimate life, and don’t complain to
me if you aren’t willing to make those changes. If you’re ready to make the change and commit,
it will happen for you, too. I hope this has been an enlightening video
for you, and I haven’t barked at you too much. I don’t mean to be like that, but I love getting
results with patients. And I know that with good patients or patients looking for a good
doctor, the good doctor is looking for the good patient. When the patient complies and
we get an agreement there that we want to get rid of the condition and we’re willing
to do what it takes and we’ve got the right protocol in place, we’re going to nail the
problem. It’s as simple as that. Thanks for tuning into my video.