SIFO

Small Intestinal Fungal Overgrowth (SIFO)

(AKA Candidiasis, Candida, Yeast Overgrowth)

 

Common Symptoms:

Overgrowth of yeast in the gut causes digestive symptoms in the form of constipation, diarrhea, gas, belching, bloating, heartburn, acid reflux, abdominal pain. Thru gut-brain connection it is the single most important cause of cerebral symptoms like headaches, migraines, depression, anxiety, irritability, mood swings, brain fag, reduced concentration, poor memory, foggy thinking, mental fatigue, ADHD (attention deficit, hyperactivity disorder). If you have digestive and cerebral symptoms, you should be checked for CIFO. In women it causes repeated Vaginal Yeast Infections, vaginal discharge, itching and burning in the vaginal area.

 

Underlying causes:

Antibiotics, birth control pills and steroids alter the balance of natural bacteria in the vagina and gut. Excessive sugar intake, diabetes and pregnancy can also lead to CIFO

 

Traditional Approach:

It depends upon symptoms. Constipation is treated with laxatives, acid reflux with antacids like Pepcid, omeprazole, Nexium etc. diarrhea with antidiarrheal medicine. Cerebral symptoms are treated with antidepressant, antianxiety medicines or Ritalin to increase concentration etc.

 

EHAC Approach:

1.  Identify the cause of yeast overgrowth and treat them like antibiotic use, birth control pills, excessive sugar intake.

2. Skin allergy testing is often needed to confirm the diagnosis and find a treatment dose to build immunity to yeast.

3. Antifungal medicines like nystatin and fluconazole are often needed to control the yeast overgrowth.

4. Minimize sugar intake as yeast thrives on it.

This approach clears up both digestive and neurological symptoms without the use of symptomatic medicines

 

Success Stories

Condition Treated:

Inhalants, Candida, Chemicals, Foods, Thyroid

Initials:

J. R.

Date:

02/07/94

Story:

We came to see Dr. Sultan with our 10 years old son, Justin, who had experienced many different problems since birth. He has had pneumonia four times, being hospitalized each time from one week to ten days. He was very hyperactive and suffered with Candidiasis problems since age 18 months. His growth pattern was slow for his age and he had a very short attention span causing great difficulties in school. Dr. Sultan tested Justin for all sorts of allergies and thyroid problems. He started him on shots and therapy for the areas needed and in 14 months, we have had a dramatic change. Justin eats well, sleeps well, has achieved good grades in school and really feels good about himself and so do we.
Thank you, Dr. Sultan. You answered our every night prayer for Justin.

Dr. Sultan’s Comments:

N/A

 

Condition Treated:

Inhalants, Thyroid, Candida

Initials:

J. H.

Date:

09/18/91

Story:

For approximately 8 months before I came to Dr. Sultan, I was breaking out in hives daily. I was very irritable and had severe headaches. After coming to see the doctor and receiving treatments - CET and mold injections, thyroid medicine and iron and calcium - I have greatly improved. In a little over 4 months, all of these symptoms have disappeared, and I feel wonderful. My family has also noticed that I am much more pleasant to be around. As I look back at how I felt in April, I can hardly believe that I was that miserable.

Dr. Sultan’s Comments:

N/A

 

Condition Treated:

Candida

Initials:

C. Mc.

Date:

06/21/93

Story:

I was having problems with joint pains, gas, depression, loss of memory and other things. After taking Nilstat and CET shots, I feel 100% better. I am thankful to the Lord for sending me to Dr. Sultan. A friend recommended me to him and I have also shared how I felt and what the treatment has done for me.

Dr. Sultan’s Comments:

N/A

 

Condition Treated:

Candida, Thyroid, Magnesium, Inhalants

Initials:

T. B.

Date:

04/29/91

Story:

When I started coming here, I had trouble breathing. It has greatly improved, and shortness of breath is greatly improved to a point of non-existent. My nerves have settled down and my headaches have stopped. I no longer have cold hands and feet, swelling has subsided, my meals are much more enjoyable since the nervousness does not upset my system. My allergy shots take care of the problems I had with molds, hay, and grass. The thyroid problem is greatly improved with the medication I take. The magnesium medication has done wonders. I feel stronger and not tired anymore. My Candida is under control. The picture in my chart needs to be replaced because I look much better now.

Dr. Sultan’s Comments:

N/A

 

Condition Treated:

Candida, Thyroid

Initials:

M. S.

Date:

03/28/91

Story:

When I first came, I was very tired and depressed, had bloating and gas, headaches, all the time. Since then, I feel much better and have a lot more energy.

Dr. Sultan’s Comments:

N/A

 

Condition Treated:

Candida

Initials:

K. R.

Date:

04/13/96

Story:

I have had a history of anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, social phobia, and panic attacks. The last four years my anxiety has gotten progressively worse to the point where I was experiencing panic attacks throughout the entire day. I also felt like I couldn't think straight and was extremely nervous to enter into social situations. The last couple of weeks while beginning the nystatin, my anxiety has dropped tremendously to a very manageable level. I am able to jog a mile for the first time in a year and a half, and I went to an interview very confident and without experiencing a full blown panic attack. I believe the Candida injections diet and Nystatin powder has helped me achieve these results. I know it is a process and I have a way to go. However, I feel the body needs "natural" things and it will work the way it was designed to.

Dr. Sultan’s Comments:

N/A

 

Condition Treated:

Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Depression, Candida

Initials:

H. M.

Date:

07/15/96

Story:

Since I have been consulting with Dr. Sultan, all the above symptoms have improved dramatically. With the testosterone therapy, I am able to function as a husband. My overall outlook on life has improved 100%.

Dr. Sultan’s Comments:

N/A

 

Condition Treated:

Dust, Mold, Cats, Candida

Initials:

L. M.

Date:

08/05/96

Story:

Just four short years ago, there were days in which I was not sure if I'd live or die.  My body ached, I was always tired and there seemed to be no relief in sight.  I didn't know what was wrong with me and neither did the doctors whose help I sought.  Then I found out about Dr. Sultan and the Allergy Treatment Center. I was concerned at first about seeking help at ATC because I had never heard of the kind of treatment I was being offered and I was afraid of what I'd find out about my health. After the first couple of visits to the Center, I felt like I was on the road to recovery.  It's been a while since I've started treatment and I am glad that I did.  My health is almost 100% better and I am worry-free.  I would recommend the Allergy Treatment Center to everyone.

Dr. Sultan’s Comments:

N/A

 

Condition Treated:

Stomach Cramping and Fatigue

Initials:

C. M.

Date:

03/02/01

Story:

I now have the ability to function somewhat normally as opposed to being confined to home and feeling sick all the time. I now have my Candida under control.

Dr. Sultan’s Comments:

Her main problem was the yeast overgrowth. It was causing her debilitating illness and just taking care of the yeast brought marked improvement. One of the manifestations that you may have yeast problem is digestive complaints such as constipation, diarrhea, gas, belching, bloating, indigestion and abdominal cramping. Mycotoxins absorbed from the gut can cause fatigue and many other symptoms. See how simple the solution was.

 

Condition Treated:

Candida, Thyroid, Magnesium, Inhalants

Initials:

T. B.

Date:

04/29/91

Story:

When I started coming here, I had trouble breathing. It is greatly improved and shortness of breath is greatly improved to a point of non-existence. My nerves have settled down and my headaches have stopped. I no longer have cold hands and feet, swelling has subsided, my bowels have come back to regular stability. My meals are much more enjoyable since the nervousness does not upset my system. My allergy shots take care of the problem I had with molds, hay and grass. The thyroid problem is greatly improved with the medication I take. The magnesium medication has done wonders, I feel stronger and not tired anymore. My Candida is under control. The picture in my chart needs to be replaced because I look much better now.

Dr. Sultan’s Comments:

For her respiratory problems we treated her with inhalant allergies that brought closure to one set of her problems, low thyroid and magnesium are very important causes for chronic fatigue and taking care of these two problems resolved the debilitating symptom of chronic fatigue. Candida is an important cause for neuro symptoms like depression, anxiety, poor memory, poor concentration, mood swings, irritability and mental fatigue etc. As a matter of fact, yeast overgrowth is the single most important cause for neuroimmune disorders. These are typically treated with antidepressants etc. If you treated the cause you can get off nerve medications and get off psychiatrist’s couches.

 

Condition Treated:

Allergic Rhinitis & Frequent Respiratory Infections

Initials:

Candis S by her father

Date:

05/19/92

Story:

When I started coming here, I had trouble breathing. It is greatly improved and shortness of breath is greatly improved to a point of non-existence. My nerves have settled down and my headaches have stopped. I no longer have cold hands and feet, swelling has subsided, my bowels have come back to regular stability. My meals are much more enjoyable since the nervousness does not upset my system. My allergy shots take care of the problem I had with molds, hay and grass. The thyroid problem is greatly improved with the medication I take. The magnesium medication has done wonders, I feel stronger and not tired anymore. My Candida is under control. The picture in my chart needs to be replaced because I look much better now.

Dr. Sultan’s Comments:

This child presented with repeated respiratory and ear infections. Repeated respiratory and ear infections are among the most common presentation of allergies in children. Typically, these are treated with antihistamines, decongestants and antibiotics. Antibiotics cause their own problem by increasing the amount of yeast and then yeast can become an important cause for respiratory symptoms causing inflammation and predisposing the mucous membrane of nose, sinuses and lungs to infections. To break the vicious circle we have to treat inhalant allergies and yeast overgrowth and this is all what it took to turn this child around.

 

Condition Treated:

Headaches, Fatigue, Muscle Pain

Initials:

J. W.

Date:

05/19/92

Story:

"From Death to Life"
When I came to Dr. Sultan in September of 1991, I felt like I wanted die! I suffered from severe headaches which required me to take pain killers (codeine) daily and I could not stay awake. I slept any chance I could get. I had suffered for 14 years and had been to numerous doctors, all of which could not help me. I was diagnosed with Candida and low thyroid. I received treatment for these conditions. J Today, I no longer take naps throughout the day and have energy to be a productive person. My headaches are much better and I do not take pain killers anymore. I feel the best I have in my entire life. Today I no longer survive life, I am thriving in life. Thank you, Dr. Sultan.

Dr. Sultan’s Comments:

What a dramatic statement “From Death to Life”. Allergy and related causes can make you so sick that you wish you rather be dead instead of alive. He suffered for 14 years and not even once he was ever suggested to look for the underlying causes. The only treatment offered was symptomatic treatment. It is crystal clear from cases like this that medicines cannot fix the problem. See how simple the solution was. He needed to be treated for yeast overgrowth and thyroid to bring a full recovery. Recovery is not difficult even if you are deathly ill. That’s why I say that it is 90% inspiration and 10% perspiration to turn your life around. Dr. Sultan’s comments: What a dramatic statement “from death to life”. Allergy and related causes can make you so sick that you wish you rather be dead instead of alive. He suffered for 14 years and not even once he was ever suggested to look for the underlying causes. The only treatment offered was symptomatic treatment. It is crystal clear from cases like this that medicines cannot fix the problem. See how simple the solution was. He needed to be treated for yeast overgrowth and thyroid to bring a full recovery. Recovery is not difficult even if you are deathly ill. That’s why I say that it is 90% inspiration and 10% perspiration to turn your life around.

 

Condition Treated:

Inhalants, Candida, and Pollens

Initials:

Abigail D's mother

Date:

08/17/91

Story:

When we brought Abbey in she was constantly fatigued, irritable and felt poorly. This had been a life-long problem. Her school performance the first quarter was always confrontational. She received poor marks in self-control and getting along with others. After treatment at the Allergy Treatment Center, in less than one month, Abbey is a different child. Her hay fever is under control, she is no longer fatigued or irritable. Her mood swings have stopped. She is a happy child finally. Her school behavior is fabulous for the first time since she began school. If only teachers and school nurses could understand the problems generated by allergies instead of labeling children as school phobia or hyperactive - or manipulative. Now that my daughter is feeling so well, they no longer complain she is any of these things. I would and do recommend Dr. Sultan to anyone who suffers from allergies. They do not need to feel poorly.

Dr. Sultan’s Comments:

Again, this is a case of neuroimmune disorders, and this child was sick from the very beginning. She presented with significant behavioral problems that were affecting her academics. One of her major problems was yeast overgrowth and once that was addressed. Within a month she showed dramatic improvement. I am repeatedly impressed with that by treating the cause how quickly people can improve.

 

Condition Treated:

Underactive Thyroid (hypothyroidism) and Candidiasis

Initials:

C. J.

Date:

07/08/93

Story:

I came to Dr. Sultan after years of checking with other doctors with no success. My symptoms included: severe headaches, extreme fatigue, cold hands and feet, morning fatigue. This went on for about six years. My school attendance was very poor. I would feel good for about a week and then the symptoms would occur. After about a week of headaches and fatigue, I would improve. After seeing Dr. Sultan, he ran tests to see what my problem was. He diagnosed me as having an underactive thyroid and having Candidiasis. After about 2 months on thyroid pills and treatment for Candidiasis my symptoms improved greatly. Now 5 months later my symptoms are gone. I have more energy and very seldom have a headache.

Dr. Sultan’s Comments:

To least recognize causes of chronic illness are hypothyroidism and yeast overgrowth. The reason for missing low thyroid is that physician normally looks at the thyroid levels which can stay within the normal range even if your thyroid level has dropped significantly and you have been suffering. That is why just looking at the thyroid levels since they are normal and you have symptoms like fatigue, morning fatigue, being tired by the end of the day, feeling excessively cold, having cold hands and cold feet, dry skin and facial puffiness in the morning you may be told you look beautiful on paper. What is normal may not be normal for you. That’s why we recommend you to take basal temperatures under the arm for 10 minutes with a glass thermometer. Your normal temperature should be between 97.0 to 98.2. If you consistently have low temperature, it is strongly suggestive of low thyroid along with your symptoms of fatigue and tiredness and others mentioned above.

 

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