Read Dr. Crook's book, if you have taken repeated doses of antibiotics, suffer from chronic yeast infections, or have any of the new modern diseases, CFS, FMS, even ADD. Candida effects both men and women. You can give Dr. Crook's book to your physician. Tell your physician that you want to get tested for yeast imbalance, and then hand him or her the "The Yeast Connection Handbook". Appendix A, "A Special Message To The Physician", has information directed toward skeptical doctors.
My physician knew about candida problems and treatment. She prescribed a yeast-sensitivity panel for me (available from Great Smokies Diagnostic Laboratory - see pages 200-205, Lab #10 on page 205), so my gut candida could be killed with the right medications. Retake a yeast-sensitivity panel every so often. You may have several strains of yeast that develop in your gut, those that grow will be ones that have a pre-existing or newly-developed immunity to your anti-candida medication. If you eat sugar while you take your anti-candida medication, immune candida may thrive in your gut. If that happens, you will need to test again and cycle through another round of anti-candida treatment.
In Chapter 9 of "The Yeast Connection Handbook", Dr. Crook offers his recommendations for dietary and lifestyle changes to include along with your anti-candida medical treatment. Follow his recommendations. You may also read the book "Yeast Connection Success Stories", to grasp what people have done to keep their candida under control after their medical treatment was over. You will understand how important lifestyle changes are to staying symptom-free.
"The Yeast Connection Handbook" contains so much information: instructions to follow, doctor's statements, case studies, lab names, medication names, and extended references. Reading a few paragraphs in the right chapter could change your life. Browse the table of contents and index. Take careful notes. This book has valuable information on every page.
Knowledge of yeast-related diseases truly is new information for the twenty-first century. Dr. Crook shines the light of his knowledge on the subject. His book "The Yeast Connection Handbook" brings valuable information to you and to the mainstream medical community.