Gastroenterology/after antibiotics


Hi Dr. Melamed,

I recently completed a 10 day course of antibiotics for an intestinal infection.  Towards the end of the treatment I developed oral thrush with a thick, white coating on my tongue.  It has been a little over a week since completing the medicine and the thrush has diminished a little but has not gone away.  Is this a big health concern?  Can I do or take something that can help me?  But most importantly, what is the best way to restore my internal gut balance?  Is yogurt enough or is there something additional I could take that you would recommend?

Thank you,

Hi Sanjay Candida
You have typical symptoms of dysbiosis, when your beneficial, friendly intestinal bacteria are eradicated by broad-spectrum antibiotics. These bacteria are vital organ in the human body that responsible for digestion, immunity, health of GI tract, mood, metabolism. What is important, these microorganisms control the growth of the opportunistic infection such as parasites, Candida-yeast, C. diff, etc. Without beneficial bacteria, yeast takes over GI tract, throat, mouth, vagina, sinuses causing severe toxicity, low immunity, digestive problems, and metabolic acidosis-whole body acidity. Oral thrush is only one symptom of the Candida-yeast overgrowth. You can get more information in the Part 1 of my EBook “Healthy Pancreas, Healthy You."
Contrary common believe, yogurt is not a remedy for dysbiosis after antibiotics. First, bacteria in the yogurt are not the part of human flora. Second, amount of bacteria is too low in the yogurt to do the job. Third, most of the yogurts are pasteurized, so it is “dead” food without healing actions.
My advice, you have to be serious about your dysbiosis. Otherwise, you will have various symptoms far from GI tract. Sorry to say, but I do not know and I do not believe we have a magic bullet for Candida-yeast overgrowth. Restoration of the friendly intestinal flora is a process; it needs the time, good quality nutritional supplementation, changes of diet, colon hydrotherapy, etc. I help many my patients with dysbiosis. Information you can get in the
Biotherapy program includes a few parts, which need to perform at once.
Part One – starve and kill the Candida
Part Two – restore friendly bacteria
Part Three – evacuate the dead Candida and toxins from the body
Part Four – restore good digestion, replace missing nutrients
Part Five – enhance the immune system, relieve stress.
Part One – Starve and kill  Candida
My answer is to educate you.
I wish 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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