A Deeper Dive

Here you’ll find a growing body of knowledge researched and written by our clinical staff and by key educational partners.

PRO Candidiasis Part I: Pathogenicity Mechanisms

Candidiasis Part I: Pathogenicity Mechanisms

Gastrointestinal candidiasis (GC) is well-known to functional and integrative medicine providers. In this article, Kurt Woeller, DO, discusses various aspects of chronic candidiasis as it relates to different health conditions and explores different mechanisms of pathogenicity including arabinose toxicity, leaky gut (intestinal permeability), invasive protein, and immune deficiency.

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PRO Candidiasis Part 2: Laboratory Testing Options

Candidiasis Part 2: Laboratory Testing Options

Blood cultures for Candida, unfortunately, are often unreliable. Based on years of clinical experience, Kurt Woeller, DO, outlines laboratory test options for the detection of intestinal candida, as well as effective methods for analyzing the invasive nature of these fungal organisms.

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PRO Candidiasis Part 3: Treatment Options

Candidiasis Part 3: Treatment Options

Invasive Candida. What can be done about it? Kurt Woeller, DO, discusses three distinct categories of intervention: systemic, non-systemic, and botanical. He specifically explores two antifungal medications and five botanicals known to be helpful in addressing chronic candidiasis.

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PRO Clinical Considerations of Chronic Lyme Part I: Pathophysiology

Clinical Considerations of Chronic Lyme Part I: Pathophysiology

Lyme and tick-borne illnesses are complex and challenging. To assist in patient evaluation, Emily Hernandez, ND, a Lyme-literate doctor and Biocidin® Clinical Consultant, provides a thorough overview of current thinking in the field, as well as symptom pictures, acute vs. chronic conditions, and common co-infections.

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PRO Chronic Lyme Part 2: Testing and Diagnosis

Chronic Lyme Part 2: Testing and Diagnosis

Lyme is known as “The Great Imitator” because of its variety and complexity. Emily Hernandez, ND, a Lyme specialist, brings clarity to testing options to help practitioners identify when Lyme and its coinfections are the root cause of illness.

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PRO Clostridia Bacterial Concerns Part 1: Pathogenicity Mechanisms

Clostridia Bacterial Concerns Part 1: Pathogenicity Mechanisms

Clostridium difficile is labeled as one of the organisms of greatest concern for antibiotic resistance by the National Institutes of Health. It can also colonize the gastrointestinal tract, creating chronic symptoms that are harder to recognize. In this first installment of a three-part series, Kurt Woeller, DO discusses the breadth of symptoms that can manifest with Clostridium difficile and other pathogenic species.

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PRO The Gut-Lung Axis: Microbial Niches and Their Impact on Pulmonary Health

The Gut-Lung Axis: Microbial Niches and Their Impact on Pulmonary Health

A growing body of evidence highlights the influence of the gut microbiota on lung immunity—the Gut-Lung Axis. In this article, Dr. Jocelyn Strand, Biocidin's Director of Clinical Research, summarizes current research focusing on the microbiome, the Gut-Lung Axis, and their roles in pulmonary health. She also discusses the role of botanicals in maintaining a oral and gut microbiome health.

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