Quantcast

Author Topic: Candida, Cortisol and Testosterone  (Read 4427 times)

dfs

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 38
    • View Profile
Candida, Cortisol and Testosterone
« on: February 05, 2016, 02:06:30 pm »
I have had low testosterone for almost ten years. Also, I have had bad digestion (bad gas, loose stool). I always thought I had a “nervous stomach” . Two years ago I self-diagnosed that I had candida and started taking supplements. My digestion is now somewhat under control. After reading this article, candida could be disrupting other hormones including testosterone.

For the low cortisol guys, the article says candida can bind to cortisol.

http://synergyhw.blogspot.com/2014/10/candida-albicans-and-its-effect-on.html



Kierkegaard

  • Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3623
  • Hormone Shrink
    • View Profile
Re: Candida, Cortisol and Testosterone
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2016, 06:45:57 pm »
Thank you for sharing this valuable link.  I was just wondering about my gut/low stomach acid issues as to whether they're real and have something to do with low cortisol and fungal or other infections.
"The same thing that makes you live can kill you in the end." -- Neil Young

March 2014: Dx low T (158ng/dl)
September 2015: Dx hypothyroidism, other adrenal hypofunction
2016: chronic fatigue, unspecified

Depression and anxiety guide: http://www.peaktestosterone.com/Help_Anxiety_Depression

Peak Testosterone Forum

Re: Candida, Cortisol and Testosterone
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2016, 06:45:57 pm »


PeakT

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 38446
    • View Profile
    • Peak Testosterone
Re: Candida, Cortisol and Testosterone
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2016, 07:01:00 pm »
I have had low testosterone for almost ten years. Also, I have had bad digestion (bad gas, loose stool). I always thought I had a “nervous stomach” . Two years ago I self-diagnosed that I had candida and started taking supplements. My digestion is now somewhat under control. After reading this article, candida could be disrupting other hormones including testosterone.

For the low cortisol guys, the article says candida can bind to cortisol.

http://synergyhw.blogspot.com/2014/10/candida-albicans-and-its-effect-on.html

Glad you're feeling better.  So how did you diagose and then treat it?
THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE BOOK ON TRT/TESTOSTERONE:
https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Versus-Testosterone-Therapy-Myer/dp/1523210532/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1499116128&sr=8-1&keywords=natural+versus+testosterone+therapy
And check out my New Peak Testosterone Program: http://www.peaktestosterone.com/peak_testosterone_program
If you are on medications or have a medical condition, always check with your doctor first before making any lifestyle changes or taking new supplements.  And low testosterone is a medical condition.

dfs

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 38
    • View Profile
Re: Candida, Cortisol and Testosterone
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2016, 07:59:15 pm »
It was my own fault, bad diet, loads of sugar and dairy. Digestion slowly got worse, bas smelly gas. I would eat a banana in the morning then have loose stool five minutes later.
Relief was trial and error. Thought it was low stomach acid, tried HCL capsules with no improvement. Thought it was SIBO, tried peppermint oil, probiotics with no improvement.
Started reading about candida (always thought it was a female thing). Started following remedy procedures from Earth Clinic.
Small amounts of food grade hydrogen peroxide in water really killed it off. My maintenance routine is undecylenic acid capsules, berberine and kefir.
I really cleaned up my diet, cut out lots of sugar. I don’t take these supplements every day, just when there is a flare-up, like after ice cream and cake.
I don’t think you can completely wipe it out.


Peak Testosterone Forum

Re: Candida, Cortisol and Testosterone
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2016, 07:59:15 pm »


PeakT

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 38446
    • View Profile
    • Peak Testosterone
Re: Candida, Cortisol and Testosterone
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2016, 12:22:33 am »
It was my own fault, bad diet, loads of sugar and dairy. Digestion slowly got worse, bas smelly gas. I would eat a banana in the morning then have loose stool five minutes later.
Relief was trial and error. Thought it was low stomach acid, tried HCL capsules with no improvement. Thought it was SIBO, tried peppermint oil, probiotics with no improvement.
Started reading about candida (always thought it was a female thing). Started following remedy procedures from Earth Clinic.
Small amounts of food grade hydrogen peroxide in water really killed it off. My maintenance routine is undecylenic acid capsules, berberine and kefir.
I really cleaned up my diet, cut out lots of sugar. I don’t take these supplements every day, just when there is a flare-up, like after ice cream and cake.
I don’t think you can completely wipe it out.

Where did you hear about the H2O2 idea?  From Earth Clinic I guess? Can it really make it into the gut?  How does that work?

Hey I like berberine, but they told me take it for two months and no more.  Have you read those arguments?
THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE BOOK ON TRT/TESTOSTERONE:
https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Versus-Testosterone-Therapy-Myer/dp/1523210532/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1499116128&sr=8-1&keywords=natural+versus+testosterone+therapy
And check out my New Peak Testosterone Program: http://www.peaktestosterone.com/peak_testosterone_program
If you are on medications or have a medical condition, always check with your doctor first before making any lifestyle changes or taking new supplements.  And low testosterone is a medical condition.

Peak Testosterone Forum

Re: Candida, Cortisol and Testosterone
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2016, 12:22:33 am »