Sunday, October 6, 2013

The Candida Cleanse


Are you tired all the time, with frequent headaches, foggy thinking and craving sugar? Do you suffer from bloating, food allergies or feelings of depression? Have you had an almost constant runny nose, cough or watery eyes? Are you hyper-sensitive to chemical smells, fumes or perfumes? If so, then you might have Candida, an overgrowth of yeast, naturally occurring in the body, that spiral out of control due to an unhealthy diet and stressful lifestyle. I talk about this in detail in the following video, Anti-Candida Arsenal Part 1:


When the good bacteria in your body get compromised due to the onslaught of toxins produced by fried foods, processed sugars, white flour products, coffee and alcohol, the bad bacteria, read: yeasts, then multiply and over-run your digestive system. If left unchecked or after a dose of antibiotics, these parasitic yeasts can take over your whole body. And once they are entrenched in colonies within you no amount of supplementation will suffice until they are starved of the food they feed off of.


So what does it feel like to be ruled by Candida? Well, it doesn't feel good. That is, unless you're overdosing on sugar, bread, alcohol or loads of sweetened, milk-laden lattes. The parasitic yeasts love these things and will feast happily on them, giving you a short break from the draining effects of the die-off toxins they emit.

And not only are these unfriendly bacteria thriving off of your bad food choices, they are literally causing you to crave these unhealthy fake eats. After they really begin to multiply, even healthy food becomes a problem, because the yeasts can feed on sugar of all kinds, simple and complex. That means fruit will incite them, as will beans, whole wheat bread, sweet vegetables and the list goes on!


When these unwanted guests proliferate and wreak havoc on your body they compromise your immune system to the nth degree and shake the very foundations of your physical and mental health. A lot of the mental illness popping up these days like ADD, OCD and Bi-polar disorders are being shown to have correlates with a candida infested body. MCS, environmental illness and gluten intolerance can also be traced to the overgrowth of parasitic organisms.

There is a simple experiment to find out where you stand with candida in relation to the good and friendly bacteria that should predominate in your system. Fill a glass with water and spit in it first thing in the morning before ingesting anything. Watch the glass for a half hour or so; and if you notice tendrils or 'legs' stretching down from the floating saliva and these tendrils remain for a time, then finally settle in a cloudy mass at the bottom of the glass, then you know Candida is out of control in your body and you need to take action.


Who wants to live with these critters inside, eating up all the food you ingest and causing all sorts of ailments as they flourish. No one!

So, here's what you do. Get lots of sun, do yoga, swim in the ocean...

And begin an anti-candida diet that starves the yeasts so that your healthy intestinal flora can thrive.  Here is the most simple, clear plan for doing so~


Step 1

Eliminate all sugars, dairy and carbohydrates from your diet until your symptoms minimize. This means no cheese, bread, sweets, or fruit. Also, stay away from legumes, nuts, most grains, and all processed meats/pork.

Step 2

Flood your body with probiotics to repopulate it with good bacteria. Examples are organic plain, cultured goat milk yogurt, raw kombucha, organic kim chi or sauerkraut and high quality supplements like Flora Smart.





Step 3

Infuse your system with anti-fungal herbs like ginger, garlic, echinacea, black walnut, pau d'arco, cinnamon, cloves, cayenne, oregano oil and turmeric, so that the yeasts have nowhere to run and nowhere to hide.




Once you start feeling rejuvenated and you will; i.e, lots of energy, a clear mind, a peaceful spirit and little or no cravings for sugar or carbs, you can rest assured that your body is back in balance. To maintain this balance, omit processed sugary foods and drinks, fried foods, GMO foods and stay with a whole food, nutrient dense, immune-enhancing eating style for all the healthy, happy days to come. Check out my Heal Love Now Store for the full anti-candida arsenal.

A sample daily anti-candida diet may look like this initially, as you will want to maintain your strength as the Candida begin to die-off.:


Breakfast

Avocado Salad w/ Arugula

Chopped Avocado
Chopped Heirloom Tomatoes
Spritz of fresh organic Lemon
Sprinkle of Himalayan Sea Salt
Dash of dried Organic Oregano
Chopped clove of Garlic
Mix and place on a bed of Arugula
Enjoy!


Lunch

Angeled Eggs w/ Celery

2 Boiled organic free-range Eggs, chopped (Use 1/2 cup pre-cooked lentils instead, as Veg option)
1 Tbls of organic cold pressed Sesame Oil
Sprinkle of Himalayan Sea Salt
Sprinkle of Cayenne Pepper
2 Ribs of organic Celery, cut in quarters
Mix first 4 ingredients and use Celery to dip.
Enjoy!

 
Dinner

Grilled Wild Salmon w/ Quinoa

1 Wild Salmon Fillet (Use 1 cup Shiitake Mushrooms instead, as Vegetarian option)
1 Tbls Organic Lemon Juice
1 clove of chopped Garlic
1 Tsp Ground Ginger
1/2 Tbls Organic cold pressed Coconut Oil
Sprinkle of Himalayan Sea Salt
I cup cooked Quinoa
1 Tsp Turmeric

Marinate Salmon in next 5 ingredients for 20 minutes, then broil at 475 degrees for 12 minutes or until cooked through. Cook Quinoa with turmeric and a bit of sea salt and serve. Enjoy!

After your initial detox where you starve the candida yeasts of sugar and your system comes into more balance, try a 7 day water fast, which I chronicle here. Upon completing the fast, you can then switch things up, so the fungal form of candida doesn't rear its ugly head and is fully uprooted and cleansed from your body. A low fat regimen is the perfect way to mix it up, as candida can also feed on the sugar resulting from excess fat in the body. In this next phase you  would focus on eating vegetables, low-glycemic fruits and little to no fat.

For more detailed information and guidelines, see my Candida Secrets article here and here. And Part 2 of my Anti-Candida Arsenal video goes into healing aids, in addition to diet, which rid the body of candida overgrowth.


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