It’s possible to undertake a very healthy Candida regime and still find yourself with troubling symptoms. One of the possible reasons is the use of pharmaceuticals that negatively impact beneficial gut bacteria. The result can be any number of symptoms, including impaired concentration or “brain fog.”
I’ve noticed a robust association between brain fog and small intestinal dysfunction, particularly lactobacilli. I’ve seen this time and time again. I’ve performed thousands of stool tests, and there has been a consistent pattern of bacterial growth. The problem is not that there are too many harmful bacteria. The problem in brain fog is that there aren’t enough good bacteria in your intestines.
If you’ve taken antibiotics recently, you’ve likely wiped out your good gut bacteria. In the aftermath of antibiotic use, it’s entirely possible to have a nil lactobacillus count on stool analysis. With brain fog, it has been my experience that the problem is not with the bifidobacterial levels but with the amount of healthy lactobacillus in the gut.
The solution to this situation is to take a lactobacillus supplement. You could look at something like CanXida Restore. We’ve got several strains of lactobacilli in there. You could also look at other lactobacillus products. The important thing is that you take something to help repopulate your gut with beneficial bacteria.
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From the research I’ve done, I’ve noted that lactobacilli have a potent effect on receptor sites in the small intestine. Lactobacilli interact with gamma and serotonin receptor sites. This type of bacteria also interacts with other receptors that strongly influence cognitive function. If you want a very sharp mind, you need to have a very healthy small intestine.
In terms of the most appropriate dose, you can experiment. Start with a high dose lactobacillus supplement, and if you find that hard to tolerate, cut back. You could drop down to one capsule per day with a meal and slowly build up until you can take two or three capsules per day. Keep an eye on your bowel movements because the texture should change. The stool should change, as well. If the lactobacilli aren’t there in sufficient numbers, you may notice inconsistent bowel movements – loose or too firm, or a bit of irritable bowel. Continue with the lactobacillus supplements until your bowel movements indicate that your gut health has been optimized.