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With host Dr Nirala Jacobi BHSc ND, Chief Medical Officer,

Feb 16, 2017

Dr Margaret Beeson

In this episode, we delve into the relationship between Candida Albicans and SIBO.  Our host, Dr Nirala Jacobi, is in conversation with Dr Margaret Beeson. 

Dr Beeson has over 40 years in medical practice, having started as a nurse in the US Navy and then moving to become a Naturopathic physician. She founded the Yellowstone Naturopathic Clinic in Billings, Montana, and is the President and Co-founder of the Naturopathic Education and Research Consortium to increase post graduate training in the USA. 

Dr Beeson is also the president of the Paul Gardener Veterans Pain Relief Foundation, and is the recipient of 2016 Physician of the Year award from American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.  She is a national leader in efforts to advance the quality of naturopathic care. 

Topics discussed in this episode include:

- Small intestinal fungal overgrowth (SIFO) and large intestinal fungal overgrowth in relation to candidiasis.

- The comorbidity relationship of SIFO to SIBO.

- Endotoxin association with SIFO.

- The metamorphic abilities of candida and its ability to hide in the body, including candida antibodies versus counter antibodies.

- Candida as a symptom of dysbiosis.

- Biofilm and candida living as a part of diverse bacterial colonies rather than solitary candida colonies.

- Yeasts and their pathogenic potential.

- Microbiome terrain disturbance as a key player in candida infection progression.

- Die off as stronger with fungus than with bacteria.

- Candidal hyphae, the mucosal wall, and the potential for leaky gut.

- Hallmark symptoms of candida.

- The 4 forms of candida, and which is the most invasive and detrimental.

- Testing and symptomatic identification of candidiasis.

- Organic acid testing and candidiasis diagnosis.

- Fibromyalgia, tartaric acid, and the candidiasis connection.

Saccharomyces boulardii tolerance and/or use during yeast infection.

- Reactions to kombucha and why they might occur.

- Folliculitis as a symptom of yeast and staph cohabitation infection.

- Nystatin (nilstat), how it works, safety profile, affordability, treatment options, length of treatment, and recommended daily unit intake.

- The role of biofilm disruptors in treatment.

- Candida as a contributor to salicylate sensitivity.

- Dr Jacobi’s SIBO specific treatment herbs and how they can also address candida.

- Saccharomyces boulardii and its adherence action to encourage friendly flora.

- Specific prebiotics, whole food diets, and their role in repopulating microflora diversity in the gut.

- Dr Beeson’s complementary protocols and therapies to consider during candida treatment.

- Is candida albicans a trigger in the onset of coeliac disease?



  • Dr Margaret Beeson

○       Yellowstone Naturopathic Clinic, Billings, Montana

  • Probiotics Dr Beeson uses

○       Human Lactic Commensals from Farmax.