Alzheimer’s and Candida

Q: Is there any relationship between Alzheimer’s Disease and Candida?
A. Yes, recent findings show that the same plaque found in the brain of Alzheimer’s Disease Patients, is identical to the plaque found in Candida – amyloid beta is the name of the plaque.

Q. How can I tell if I have Candida?
A. It’s easy. First thing in the morning, spit into a glass of room-temperature water. You must do this before you drink anything, and before you brush your teeth. If the spit grows legs or sinks, you have candida. If it floats on top, you don’t. Give it about 15 minutes total.

Q. What if I have Candida?
A. Most people in the United States do! It’s best to to try to get rid of it. The best way to get rid of Candida is to eat Fresh fish, organic meat, and vegetables, and alleviate gluten, sugar, dairy, and alcohol for at least 6 months. Then test again.

Q. If I do have Candida does that mean I am prone to Alzheimer’s Disease?
A. The dominant theory among researchers is that the plaque is the fundamental cause of Alzheimer’s disease. However, findings, as of yet, can not be proved.

Q. Thanks Liz, What else can I do to find out if I am prone to Alzheimer’s Disease?
A. Sure. You can order a DNA test by going to They will send you a packet in the mail.

Q. What must I do once I receive this kit?
You must spit into the capsule and mail it back to the self addressed location. Within 30 days, they email you your personalized DNA strand, along with all kinds of information about your heritage, lineage and global family members, which is fascinating.

Q. What do I do once I have this data?
Once you have this data, for $5 you can email it to Here you will find out your disease vulnerabilities. Some people are predisposed to AD and others are not.

Q. Fascinating, is it accurate?
A. Yes! is the largest lab in the world providing this service. I highly recommend it. If you don’t understand the information, you can hire an herbologist to interpret the data for you.

Q. Can I speak to my doctor about this?
A. Yes, of course. most western practitioners are not trained in this part of healthcare, and disease prevention. It is best to seek support with an Acupuncture physician or an herbologist that has expertise in leaky gut syndrome. Your first goal should be to get rid of candida.

Q. Thanks Dr. Liz. I really appreciate you sharing this information!

About Dr. Liz Perry
Dr. Liz is a primary care provider with a Doctor of Oriental Medicine and a Master’s degree in Business Management from Harvard University. For over 22 years, Dr. Liz has worked as an international healthcare consultant, has traveled the world, and has written hundreds of published articles as a health journalist.

Liz Perry