I Did for Systemic Candida
This article is by a woman who is successfully treating her candida.
Ms. Feldman and I share her narrative for educational purposes. Her
article is not offered as diagnosing or prescribing. -- Chet Day]
If you've gotten this far, it's likely because you have either been
shunned or ignored by the traditional medical community and have thoughtfully
decided that if you don't take your health into your own hands, no
one will. Consider this a re-evaluation of your entire being and
the first giant step you'll take onto the road that leads directly
to optimal health.
thing to realize is that no matter what you do, your health will not
improve unless you start eating well. You can pop as many Diflucan
or squirt as much yeast infection cream as you want, but the fungus
will reappear if you do not eliminate certain foods from your diet
and add others that are missing.
this in mind, it is also necessary to remember that each and every
person is different, just as many of the symptoms vary to a certain
degree among people with candida overgrowth. You can (and definitely
should) go out and buy as many books written about yeast/candida as
you can, but understand that the diets touted as anti-candida may
not work for you. You may or not be able to handle fruit (I have had
no problem with low sugar fruits) and you may or may not be able to
handle dairy. If you have had significant dairy allergies in the
past, I would immediately cut out all dairy products. There is no
reason to eat dairy products, since you can receive ample amounts
of calcium from dark, leafy greens. Remember that we are the ONLY
mammal on earth that ingests the milk of other creatures.
most important thing to cut out is sugar. This includes all cookies,
candies and anything else of that nature. Yeast feeds off sugar and
the only way to keep it at bay is to starve it. This might be hard,
considering that your body has been feeding off of it for so long,
but it's the only way. If you cheat and have a candy bar, don't expect
to feel alright ten minutes later.
note that a shot of your average alcoholic beverage contains about
8 teaspoons of sugar, so stop drinking the booze....no more!
items are also very strenuous on the bladder, the stomach and the
prostate. This not only goes for coffee, but black teas, sodas (regular
and diet) and chocolate as well.
refined white flours and grains should be removed from the diet,
too. You may have whole grains (brown rice, millet, quinoa, teff
and amaranth are all good choices) every day if your body can handle
way to tell is to do a taste test. By eating one thing at a time,
you'll have a much easier time figuring out what negatively effects
you and what is ok.
must also be avoided as it is depletes the stomach of acids and can
cause inflammation. The only vinegar that has been known to successfully
combat yeast is apple cider vinegar and it can be used as a food or
as a wash. It's a little odd, but it appears to have an alkalining
effect inside the body and out.
must also be avoided for obvious reasons. They are the most common
fungus among us!
group of items is a little tricky. Some say no way and some say eat
up. As I earlier stated, many foods that books and alternative doctors
recommend to eliminate may not cause you any problems. This is especially
true of yeast products, wheat products and soy. Each of these items
should be considered on an individual basis. If they upset you before,
they are probably aren't a good choice to continue with. Do some
testing and evaluating and see how you feel. Start keeping a journal
to note what foods effect you and which ones don't. This way, you'll
have a clear understanding of what's best for you.
probably thinking, "Great! What the hell can I eat, then?"
I admit that it's going to be tough at first, to say the least. You
must be strong and you must resist temptation, or you'll pay the consequence.
plenty of vegetables (raw or lightly steamed) and invest in a
juicer if you can. Juicing
your veggies is a delicious way to get tons of nutrients in one sitting.
eat meat, try avoiding it for a little while. The same goes for those
who are vegetarians. It has been said that strict diets lasting for
more than two years are not healthy for anyone. Every vegetarian diet
is included in that group.
haven't eaten certain things for a long time, your body might have
created an intolerance. Your best bet it to eat a wide variety of
foods that DON'T feed the yeast or hurt your stomach, since you are
so limited already.
kinds of fish should also be included for their essential fats
and remember, only choose organic products when possible! It makes
all the difference in the world.
herbal supplements, there are many choices and some you'll find to
be worthless and some superior. Many have to be taken for an extended
period of time before benefits are recognizable. Here are some suggestions:
good acidophilus/bifidus probiotic combination
(I recommend the antioxidant formula by Rainbow Light because it
contains whole foods)
good anti-fungal (choose between caprylic acid, cinnamon, oil of
oregano but remember to rotate your anti-fungals every so often)
seed extract (I recommend NutriBiotic's organic liquid concentrate)
vitamin c in large doses
herbal colon cleanser
you'll have what is known as the die-off period when you first start
your treatment. Also known as the Herxheimer Effect, die-off
can be uneventful or it can make you feel as though you have a mild
case of the flu. Be happy with the knowledge that this is a sure
sign that you are starting to kill copious amounts of yeast from within
and it's being expelled at a fast speed. If it makes you feel really
terrible and you can't bear it, you can cut back on the anti-fungal
supplements for a week. It has been said that using one anti-fungal
for an extended period of time can cause the yeast to become resistant.
For this reason, try and rotate them.
grapefruit seed extract for one week and the oil of oregano the next.
I truly believe that each anti-fungal works differently for every
candida sufferer, so realize that it might take some time before you
can create a successful schedule for yourself. If you are not a
patient person by nature, become one now, or the candida will surely
get the best of you.
your life you have been led to believe that every illness can be blasted
with a quick remedy. There is nothing further from the truth. If
you take the time to work on your body from the inside to heal the
entire being rather than mask symptoms, you'll be healthier than you
could ever imagine.
though it might not be much comfort to you now, having this yeast
overgrowth and successfully combating it will give you a new lease
you all the luck in the world.
have any questions or need some guidance, you can reach me at Efeldman@4anything.com
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