I am male, 55. Overweight, but starting to see results from a low carb diet and exercise.
Except for my big hard beer belly.
My wife thinks I am allergic to it, maybe the yeast or hops? It gives me a runny nose, itching, etc.
Havent had one for two months, but just before I gave it up, I had way too many one day, and my belly blew up like a balloon, and has barely gone down.
With the other symptoms I have, I think it might be candida, or a male intestinal yeast infection?
What do you think? Thanks!


Thank you for question. I cannot diagnose you because you are not my patient.
However, you described the clinical picture of the Metabolic Syndrome with insulin resistance. Most persons with the Metabolic Syndrome have Candida-yeast overgrowth. Furthermore, the Candida-yeast overgrowth leads to many problems including chemical and food sensitivity, low pancreatic function, whole body acidity. You are not alone. Millions suffer from that. Their lab tests can be OK because this is a precondition.

In 8-10 years, people will have high blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol and overweight issue, fatty liver and pancreas, heart diseases, gallbladder and kidney stones, stroke, cancers, etc. This is bad. The good thing is that this condition is reversible. I see it every day with my patients.

I am glad that you start to focus on your health and attempt to change your life-style. Educate yourself. My EBook “Healthy Pancreas, Healthy You” is about the Metabolic Syndrome, Candida-yeast overgrowth, and alcohol.
You will realize how your condition developed, what you have to eat, and how to reverse the Candida-yeast overgrowth.

I wish your wife and you good health.

Peter Melamed, Ph.D.
Biotherapy Clinic of San Francisco  


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I can answer all questions about digestive health, especially in focus on the non-drug, non-surgery treatment. It includes healing diet, acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutritional supplementation, healing mineral water, abdominal massage, and cleansing techniques. All these practices are widely used by gastroenterologists all over the world.


This is my everyday job at Biotherapy Alternative Medicine Clinic in San Francisco. I have decades of the experience of working as an MD in ICU, outpatient department and privet practice. I have helped many of my patients with the chronic digestive disorders by using the non-drug, non-knife approach for the 20 years.

I published many articles on internet about gastrointestinal disorders. 1. Peter Melamed, Ph.D., Felix Melamed, LAc, MSTCM. EBook Healthy Pancreas, Healthy You. Publisher Biotherapy, Inc, September 2014 2. Peter Melamed, Felix Melamed. Chronic Metabolic Acidosis Destroys Pancreas. JOP. J Pancreas (Online) 2014 Nov 28; 15(6): 552-560 3. Peter Melamed, Felix Melamed. Short Review of Our Work - "Chronic Metabolic Acidosis Destroys Pancreas" with Focus on the Functional Exocrine Pancreatic Disorders JOP. J Pancreas (Online) 2015 Jul 08; 16(4):365-368 4. Peter Melamed, PhD, and Felix Melamed, MS. Acidity Kills the Pancreas. Townsend Letter, the Examiner of Alternative Medicine. August/September 2015, p. 74-80 5. Peter Melamed, Felix Melamed. The Role of the Metabolic Acidosis in the Development of Chronic Pancreatitis. SM Group (USA) Chronic Pancreatitis: Recent Advances. 2015, Aug 10

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