Finding the Best Treatment for Symptoms of Candida


By Bruce Semon, M.D., Ph.D.

You have read the books and the internet and found that you may be suffering from Candida overgrowth. Now you are looking for a reasonable and effective Candida overgrowth treatment. You may go to your primary care doctor, who may not recognize that he or she can treat yeast overgrowth. What do you do now?

The first thing you do is to find the best yeast free diet. I explain elsewhere that the best yeast free diet is my Feast Without Yeast diet, outlined in the book of the same name, which can be found here. You can start on that diet even while looking for a medical professional to help you. But you do need help, because diet alone is often not sufficient.

You need someone who can help you assess the different treatments that are unique to your situation. For some people, this may involve taking the anti-yeast medication Nystatin. For others, this may involve eliminating other foods or supplements from their diet. For others, a combination of approaches will be helpful, including homeopathy.

I am a board certified psychiatrist and I have a Ph.D. in nutrition. I also am a homeopathic physician. Not many people have these credentials. I have more than 20 years of experience effectively doing Candida overgrowth treatment.

I answer every call personally. I am sympathetic to the people who call me asking for advice, but do not wish to make the trip to Wisconsin. However, unfortunately, I can’t treat people over the phone. They often end up going to other practitioners who charge them for thousands of dollars’ worth of allergy testing and sell them supplements, not curing the yeast overgrowth, when much of that is unnecessary. Unfortunately, there is no list of doctors who do what I do.

Here is what I don’t do:

  1. I don’t do allergy testing. Why? Allergy testing is unnecessary. Yeast overgrowth predisposes people to allergies, so the allergies show up as whatever you eat. A Candida diet plan will also treat the allergies. This alone saves the patient hundreds of dollars.
  2. I don’t prescribe supplements. That means I make no money off of supplements and nutraceuticals. These only feed the yeast and make things worse. This also saves the patient hundreds of dollars.
  3. I don’t prescribe testing for heavy metal toxicity or parasites unless the patient has specific symptoms of either of these. Studies have shown that treatment for heavy metal toxicity (chelation) can cause yeast overgrowth. These treatments are extraordinarily expensive.

So what do I do? I examine people’s symptoms and I take a very careful history, which is the major part of any medical examination. If a lab test absolutely is indicated, I order the organic acid test from the Great Plains Laboratory. I then treat every patient as an individual. Seeing a patient in person gives me the depth of understanding of the patient’s problems. After the patient stabilizes, they often can come back only once a year or so.

Please call me to make an appointment. I try to get serious cases in as soon as possible, and I do not  create an artificial waiting list. Call me at 1-877-332-7899 for an appointment.