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Treatment for Candida Yeast Infections:
Desensitization
to Candida - (EPD)

Immunotherapy has been used to treat Candida yeast infections for years. Many people have found it effective, but many more haven't. The treatment requires the patient to eliminate all yeast and sugar from their diet and they are given a supplement of an allergenic medication to boost their immune system. In theory, this reduces the patient's allergic response to what their immune system sees as toxins.

This is also known as 'Enzyme Potentiated Desensitization' or EPD. It was developed by Len McEwen, who was a Doctor in London during the mid sixties. Its modern day counterpart treatment is called 'Low Dose Allergens' (LDA).

This treatment requires the patient to have up to three injections at two-monthly intervals for up to two years with a view to sufficiently desensitizing the immune system to the presence of Candida bacteria. It has also been known to affect positive results with a number of other, similar bacterial allergens.

EPD works as follows:

In the ten days before a patient receives their first injection, they take 'Sporanox' which is an anti-fungal treatment for Candida albicans. In addition, they take 'De-Nol,' which is medication primarily designed to prevent gastric ulcers. This makes it more difficult for Candida bacteria to thrive in the intestines.

For three days pre-injection, the patient has to 'semi-fast' which is designed to rid their system of newly introduced food allergens. They will also take vitamin supplements that have been proven to make EPD more effective. These include Folic acid, Zinc and Vitamin D3.

The effectiveness of EPD as a cure for Candida infections is subjective; some experience a big improvement in a relatively short time but others find that initially good symptom control becomes less effective over time. Others find that to maintain a symptom free status they require bigger doses of EPD at shorter intervals.

Regardless of an individual’s outcome, EPD is not a cure for Candida yeast infections and only facilitates greater symptom control by moderating the immune system’s reaction to the allergen. Even with a good response, the long-term use of EPD most often leads to each treatment being less effective. For those who have systemic Candida infection or parasitic infestation, EPD is unlikely to be effective.

Candida yeast infection can ultimately only be overcome by taking a holistic approach to curing the sufferer; that is, dealing with each and every causal factor as well as the symptoms, all at once. By curing the sufferer of their Candida infection at its source, the secondary symptoms go by default leaving the individual free from symptoms as well as experiencing more energy and an overall improvement in their physical well-being.

The above article is based on Linda Allen's book, Yeast Infection No More. Linda is - in addition to being an author - a researcher, a nutritionist and a health expert who has dedicated her life to the creation of the 'ultimate holistic solution to yeast infection' which is guaranteed to cure the cause of yeast infections - Candida - in addition to dramatically improving the overall quality of life for yeast infection sufferers. Her cure is by natural means, without the need for prescription medications and without any health side-effects.