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Candida 1 and 2

CANDIDA 1 AND 2:

Our battle for health is often a battle against yeast and fungus. Indeed, one of the basic premises I use in my practice is: The sicker you are the more fungal you are. Although we contend with many types of yeast and fungus, Candida albicans does rise to the top of yeast’s bad guy list. It may not be the most deadly, but it certainly violates the health of thousands upon thousands, many of whom do not even suspect that this villain is at the root of their health concerns. Candida albicans is a yeast and a fungus that exists naturally in small amounts in everyone’s intestines.

The problem comes when we fail to keep Candida in check. Because of antibiotic use, high sugar and high wheat diets, toxins, etc. our natural resistance fails to keep Candida in check. The homeostasis of our intestines becomes disbiotic. Yeast overwhelms the intestine’s natural flora which is supported by pro-biotic micro organisms.  When disbiosis occurs we’re headed for trouble. You could say that the battle for your health is a battle against yeast. The sad fact is that we all fight yeast through out our lives. Then we die and yeast wins by consuming our remains. Not a pleasant thought indeed.

William Crook, MD in his 1983 book, The Yeast Connection exposed Candida as the sinister culprit it is. This opportunistic scoundrel hides in the digestive tract waiting to wreck havoc. The Candida infection known as Candida-related complex, polysystemic candidiasis, and chronic candidiasis is at the root of dozens of health difficulties. If you suffer from chronic vaginal yeast infections, with classic symptoms of itchiness, burning, and abnormal discharge; digestive symptoms, such as irritable bowel syndrome, gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, or heartburn; respiratory allergies, such as sneezing, congestion and/or wheezing; food allergies; chronic fatigue; nervous system symptoms, such as anxiety, depression, irritability, poor memory and/or poor concentration; menstrual irregularities, such as severe premenstrual tension and/or irregular menstruation; skin rashes  — Candida may be your problem. Are you bothered by moldy smells, strong perfume, tobacco smoke, car exhaust and other smells? Do you crave sugar or wheat? Do you get “foggy brain” and can’t concentrate? Yeast may be at the root.

Many medications and drugs such as antibiotics, NSAIDs, and others, kill off our pro-biotic micro organism, which have been quietly and thanklessly doing battle against yeast. These Good Guy bacteria keep yeast in check. It is amazing that many powerful drugs are dispensed with out a passing thought of how they will attack our natural flora. A microscopic caution of diarrhea might be printed and hidden on the paper insert, but nothing about how a dose or two of acidophilus might be good to restore the natural flora you just killed.

Some doctors dismiss candidiasis as a “fad” diagnosis, however an increasing number of doctors and naturopaths are recognizing that Candida infection can be a serious health concern. Anti fungal drugs are regularly given to those with compromised immune systems (such as AIDS patients) because as their immune system fails yeast attacks.

Yeast feeds on sugar! All diabetics have to be concerned with yeast complications because all diabetics encounter high blood sugar levels. As Americans, we eat an average of 500 pounds of sugar each year. Most regular soft-drinks contain 9 teaspoons of sugar and most fruit at the bottom yogurts have over seven. (Not the product to fight Candida. The live cultures make little dent to yeast in that high sugar environment.)

As a child you would go to the doctor who gave you an antibiotic shot killing your infection and killing all the good bacteria in your gut. He would then give you a grape sucker encouraging yeast’s take over of your intestines. Once you become disbiotic with yeast, you will remain that way until you become intentional on restoring your system. This is a complicated process and can take several months.

Several things need to happen: You must change your internal environment so it does not support yeast. This is done both nutritionally and energetically. Nutritionally by avoiding foods such as white sugar, brown sugar, honey, maple syrup, corn syrup, maple sugar, molasses, date sugar, turbinado, raw sugar, demerrara, amisake, rice syrup, sorghum. The hidden sugars to watch for include: sucrose, fructose, maltose, lactose, glycogen, glucose, mannitol, sorbitol, galactose, monosaccharides, polysaccharides. Avoid fruit. It contains natural sugars that support the growth of yeast. The following foods should be eliminated: Frozen, canned, and dried fruit, all canned and frozen fruit juice, oranges and orange juice, melons, especially cantaloupe. Foods that contain yeast should be eliminated. These include: Baker’s yeast, Brewer’s yeast, Engevita, Torula, and any other nutritional yeast. Baked goods raised with yeast such as breads, rolls, crackers, bagels, pastries, and muffins should also be eliminated.

All Foods Containing Gluten must be eliminated. These include wheat, barley, and rye and include products made with these ingredients such as wheat bread, rye bread, and pasta. Vinegar is made with a yeast culture and should be avoided. Foods that contain vinegar include: White vinegar, red wine vinegar, apple cider vinegar, balsamic vinegar, mayonnaise, commercial salad dressing, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, steak sauce, BBQ sauce, shrimp sauce, soy sauce, mustard, pickles, pickled vegetables, green olives, relishes, horseradish, mincemeat, chili sauce. Mushrooms are fungi. Eliminate all mushrooms.

While this strict diet is going on, you also should take natural supplements that kill Candida. Grapefruit Extract, Olive Leaf extract, Caprylic Acid, wormwood, etc. Homeopathic remedies and Infoceuticals have proven themselves to be of great benefit supporting your supplementation energetically. In addition to all this, you can not over look your systems pH balance.

To make this process even more difficult, as Candida dies it gives off toxins which stress the liver so a good liver support is also required. By taking personal responsibility with the aid of your Naturopath you will restore balance and regain optimal health.

 

CANDIDA 2:

No you are not crazy! It’s not all in your head! Though everyone around you is telling you that nothing is wrong, you know that things are not right. You know that life is not supposed to feel this way. The loss of energy, the hypersensitivity to smells and persistent confusion could have its root in a nasty bug called Candida albicans.

Our battle for health is often a battle against yeast and fungus. Indeed, one of the basic premises I use in my practice is: The sicker you are the more fungal you are. Although we contend with many types of yeast and fungus, Candida albicans does rise to the top of yeast’s bad guy list. It may not be the most deadly, but it certainly violates the health of thousands upon thousands, many of whom do not even suspect that this villain is at the root of their health concerns. Candida albicans is a yeast and a fungus that exists naturally in small amounts in everyone’s intestines.

The problem arises when our intestinal tract loses its healthy balance. Because of antibiotic use, high sugar and wheat diets, toxins, etc. our natural resistance fails to keep Candida in check. The homeostasis of our intestines becomesdisbiotic. Yeast overwhelms the intestine’s natural flora which is supported by pro-biotic micro organisms.  You could say that the battle for your health is a battle against yeast. The sad fact is that we fight yeast throughout our lives, then we die; yeast wins by consuming our remains. Not a pleasant thought indeed.

William Crook, MD in his 1983 book, The Yeast Connection exposed Candida as the sinister culprit it is. This opportunistic scoundrel hides in the digestive tract waiting to wreck havoc. The Candida infection is the root of dozens of health difficulties. If you suffer from chronic vaginal yeast infections, IBS, gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, heartburn, respiratory or food allergies, chronic fatigue; anxiety, depression, irritability, poor memory and/or poor concentration, menstrual irregularities, skin rashes  — Candida may be your problem. Are you bothered by moldy smells, strong perfume, tobacco smoke, car exhaust and other smells? Do you crave sugar or wheat? Yeast may be the root.

Many medications and drugs such as antibiotics, NSAIDs, and others, kill off our pro-biotic micro organisms, which have been quietly and thanklessly doing battle against yeast. These Good Guy bacteria keep yeast in check. Many teenagers took tetracycline for extended periods of time to fight acne greatly promoting yeast’s takeover. It is amazing that many powerful drugs are prescribed and dispensed with out considering how significantly these drugs altar the normal bacteria (natural flora) of the digestive tract. Once you becomedisbiotic with yeast, you will remain that way until you become intentional on restoring your system. This is a complicated process and can take several months. A simple recommendation to restore the normal flora with multi-strain acidophilus can make a world of difference in fighting the battle against yeast.

Some doctors dismiss Candidiasis as a “fad” diagnosis, however an increasing number of doctors and naturopaths are recognizing that Candida infection can be a serious health concern. Anti fungal drugs are regularly given to those with compromised immune systems (such as AIDS patients). As their immune system fails yeast attacks.

Yeast feeds on sugar! All diabetics have to be concerned with yeast complications because all diabetics encounter high blood sugar levels. As Americans, we eat an average of 500 pounds of sugar each year. Most regular soft-drinks contain 9 teaspoons of sugar. Most fruit-at-the-bottom yogurt has over seven teaspoons of sugar. This sugar negates any positive impact produced by the live cultures in the yogurt.

Several things need to happen: You must change your internal environment so it does not support yeast. This is done both nutritionally and energetically. Nutritionally by avoiding yeast promoting foods and balancing your systems pH – energetically by homeopathic and Infoceutical use the internal communication and energy flow can be restored. Your system can not fight yeast unless it recognizes it energetically. In addition, it is necessary to use powerful herbs and supplements to destroy Candida. As Candida dies it gives off toxins which stress the liver. Supplementation is also required to cleanup the toxic backlash and to support the liver.

There are seven steps to rebalancing health. These are: Rebalance immune function, Re-Establish microflora, Regulate iInternal ecology (pH), Repair organ function, Replace deficient nutrients, Remove or detoxify environmental and lifestyle blockages, and Reduce stress levels. All seven steps are required in the battle against Candida.

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