Skip Navigation Links
 



                     


 



   
    Learn More     Subscribe    
Join Now!      Login
 
 
 
FREE HEALTH
NEWSLETTER
 
 
Walking Quiz
Which of the following in NOT a direct benefit of a regular walking regimen?
 
 
 
 
W
hat Doctors Don't Tell You
 
NEWS IN BRIEF
NYSTATIN NOT A CURE ALL

© What Doctors Don't Tell You (Volume 2, Issue 1)

Speaking of so called phantom illnesses, a recent randomized double blind trial of women suffering from candidiasis demonstrated that treatment with nystatin did not significantly reduce symptoms any better than a placebo.

"Consequently, the empirical recommendation of long term nystatin therapy for such women appears to be unwarranted," said the New England Journal of Medicine.

However, an editorial in the same issue pointed out that diet, avoidance of mould and other current therapies were not tested and couldn't be in an double blind fashion (ie, a study in which neither subject, control or researcher knows who is getting the real therapy and who, the placebo). Consequently, the study would be rejected as any definitive proof that chronic systemic candida albicans does not exist.

The editorial also pointed out that proponents of the syndrome complain that doctors are not listening to patients, who continue to maintain that they are not feeling well, even if their standard lab tests prove nothing is wrong. The other complaint is that the profession refuses to study the illness.

What the study points to is the need for a new medical test to prove the existence of candida besides the randomized, double blind one so close to every scientist's heart. A new testing procedure may also isolate this syndrome from others like ME or depression, which have similar symptoms, so that not everyone complaining of chronic unwellness gets a restricted diet and long term nystatin treatment. As one clinical ecologist once put it, "When all you've got is a hammer, everything starts looking like a nail."

Add your comment      
About The Author
What Doctors Don’t Tell You is one of the few publications in the world that can justifiably claim to solve people's health problems - and even save lives. Our monthly newsletter gives you the facts you won't read anywhere else about what works, what doesn't work and what may harm you in both orthodox and alternative medicine. We'll also tell you how you can prevent illness.......more
Related Articles
 
Share   Facebook   Buzz   Delicious   Digg   Twitter  
 
 
 
 
 
 
From Our Sponsor
 
 
 
 
 
 
Featured Events
Wellness Inventory Certification Training
     September 16-December 16, 2014
     Teleclass, CA USA
 
Additional Calendar Links
 
Wellness, Transcending, dimension!

Search   
Home       Wellness       Health A-Z       Alternative Therapies       Find a Practitioner       Healthy Products       Bookstore       Wellness Inventory
Healthy Kitchen       Healthy Woman       Healthy Man       Healthy Child       Healthy Aging       Wellness Center       Nutrition Center       Fitness Center
Free Newsletter      What Doctor's Don't Tell You      Stevia.com      Discount Lab Tests      First Aid      Global Health Calendar      Privacy Policy     Contact Us

Disclaimer: The information provided on HealthWorld Online is for educational purposes only and IS NOT intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek professional medical advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.