yes I have been researching this for months and months now..yeast and bad bacteria can be the cause of gerd, functional dyspepsia and ibs. I have bought many books on this to try and read up as much as I can as well as researching it tons to try and figure out what is up with my stomach after all my tests were negative.
There are tests to prove you have an overgrowth of yeast and bacteria, but hardly any doctors will do them because they are taught in medical school otherwise. A good test is the "spit test". I'm pretty sure we arent allowed to post links after I tried earlier but all you have to do is search for it in google and you will find a ton on Candida.
The Candida diet, along with taking supplements and antimacrobials will help greatly. Stay away from sugar and alot of carbs..this is a given for most diets but its crucial if you have an outbreak of candida.
natural antimicrobials are garlic, oil of oregano, grapefruit seed, olive leaf extract. Aloe vera also helps heal if you have leaky gut, which is very common among people with gerd and most stomach issues.
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