Is Candida Making You Sick?
Do you have chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, sinusitis or spastic colon? Could it be that you have overgrowth of yeast or Candida Albicans? Though poorly understood by most physicians, treating this underlying issue can have profound health benefits!
There are no definitive tests for yeast overgrowth that will distinguish excessive yeast overgrowth from normal yeast growth in the body. However, if you have ANY of the following conditions you could be thinking Candida Albicans:
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or fibromyalgia
- Chronic nasal congestion or sinusitis
- Leaky Gut Syndrome, IBS, Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis
- Eczema or Atopic Dermatitis
- Interstitial Cystitis
- Been on recurrent or long term antibiotics
- Intermittent painful sores in the mouth (not cold sores on the outer lips)
- Mercury amalgam fillings in your teeth
- Have received vaccinations
Candida is a fungus, a form of a yeast, and we normally live with small amounts of it in our mouth and intestines to aid in digestion and absorption of nutrients. But when this fungus is overproduced, it can cause toxicity and many health problems, including skin rashes, mood swings, allergies, and even difficulty concentrating. It has also been linked to more severe diseases like cancer.
Candida is associated with craving simple carbs (white foods–pasta, bread, potatoes, rice, and all sugars), which feed the yeast. Candida develops for many reasons – generally due to exposure of antibiotics, food preservatives, heavy metal toxins, and sterile foods.
Our gut, which is 80-85% of our immune system, has 500-1000 different types of microbials. Preservatives and sterile “pasteurized” foods act as anti-microbials and offer no microbials to recolonize the gut’s friendly bacteria supply. Without balanced gut microbials, the immune system is impaired.
While no real formal candida treatment plan exists through conventional therapies many have found success by using an approach of starving the Candida Albican to slop the growth while using supplementation that specifically targets and kills the fungus.
Since we know that Candida Albican feeds on sugar the first things we want to do is stop consuming all sugary foods. This includes even fresh fruits and vegetables with high sugar content like carrot juice and even peas. The less sugar consumed the better in this situation. Cravings for sugary foods may actually increase as the candida begins to starve and die. Stay strong through this process as much as possible.
Remember, the body responds to starchy vegetables in a similar way that it does to sugars so pastas and even baked potatoes should be avoided until the candida is eliminated. This could take 3 months or so.
After a few months you might try eating something with sugar to see if any discomfort develops. If discomfort is noted, then it would be best to continue the candida diet for a while longer. Candida can be resistant and take some time and effort to get under control especially if it has been unchallenged for a long period of time.
Supplements that help the body eliminate Candida Albicans include Intestinal Balance (attacks candida albicans specifically), Silver Biotics (great anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-virus properties) and probiotics (helps to rebuild and recolonize healthy, friendly bacteria in the gut). Together with the candida diet, these supplements will help to bring balance back to the gut ultimately strengthening the immune system.
As the Candida Albicans begin to die, you might notice some discomfort. This is part of the normal detoxification process as the body tries to rid itself of the dead bacteria. Drink plenty of water and ensure the bowels are moving – 2 to 3 bowel movements each day is ideal. FiberCleanse will assist in keeping the colon clean and help the body detoxify from the die-off.
Candida Albicans aren’t something that should be ignored as they can have long-term health complications if not addressed. You may want to begin the candida diet today.
FAQ's About COLON HYDROTHERAPY (aka Colonics)
What exactly is a Colonic? A colonic is a safe, effective method of removing waste from the large intestine, without the use of drugs. Colonics are designed to cleanse, hydrate, and exercise the entire length of the large intestine. By introducing filtered and temperature regulated water into the colon, the waste is is softened and loosened in evacuation through natural peristalsis. This process is repeated a few times during a session.
Indications for using a Colonic: Constipation, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Acute Fecal Impaction, Colitis, Diverticulitis, Chrones Disease, as well as preparation for Colonoscopy and Sigmoidoscopy.
Contraindications for Colonics: Uncontrolled hypertension, Congestive heart failure, Aneurysm, Severe Anemia, GI Hemorrhage/perforation, Diverticulitis, Severe Hemorrhoids, Cirrhosis, Colon Cancer, Fissures or Fistulas, Advanced Pregnancy, Abdominal Hernia, Recent Colon Surgery, Kidney Failure.
How many colonic sessions will I need? Each client is different and has different cleansing needs, your situation will be evaluated during your initial visit.
Can you get a colonic while on your menstrual cycle? Yes. In fact getting a colonic during your menstrual cycle is usually a good time to receive a treatment since your body is already cleansing and it may also help with pressure and bloating. Your cycle will not interfere with the colonic.
Can I go to work about my colonic? Yes. You can resume your normal daily activities after a colonic.
Will I experience any intestinal discomfort or fatigue after my treatment? Usually not, but since the cleansing will stir up a lot of old debris and toxins, depending on what you have in there, you might experience some minor symptoms of residual cleansing such as fatigue, nausea, headache, cramps, bloating, etc. Until you know how your body will react to treatments, if you can rest for a short while after a colonic that is recommended but most people feel fine and continue on with their day.
Two Hours Prior To Your Colonic: It is best not to eat anything and to drink lightly two hours before your colonic session. Having a bowel movement prior to your session is certainly not essential but if you do feel the need to do so, emptying the rectum with a bowel movement just prior to the colonic saves time and permits more to be accomplished.