Exhausted? Bloated? Gassy? Can’t Lose Weight? Then you may have candida overgrowth…
How do you get candida overgrowth?
*Antibiotics (esp. without replenishing with probiotics when finished)
*Standard American Diet (SAD) of sugar, carbohydrates, refined grains, caffeine, alcohol, processed food
What are the symptoms of candida?
A white coating on the tongue is typical. However, other symptoms include:
•intestinal distress like constipation, bloating, or gas.
•mental/emotional aspects like depression and anxiety
•intense sugar cravings (anyone running out at 10pm in their pajamas to snag some sweets?)
•chronic sinus infections
*Skin disorders: acne, eczema
•persistent food or environmental allergies.
How do I know if I have it?
Blood, stool, or saliva lab tests can tell if you have candida. But we have found a free, easy, at-home spit test to be quite accurate.
It’s as simple as this. For six days in a row, when you wake up in the morning, fill a glass halfway with room temperature water (before you brush your teeth or eat or drink anything). Next work up a dime-sized amount of saliva and spit it into the glass. Check it 3 times over the course of 45 minutes to see if your saliva sinks to the bottom, stays floating on top, or if it grows “legs.” If it sinks or grows legs, then you can suspect that yeast is overgrowing in your system. Don’t be freaked out, it happens to so many of us these days and there is a way to cleanse from it permanently.
Does the spit test sound crazy to you? It does to most! Here’s a visual of it so you can see what it is you may be looking for.
How do I prevent candida overgrowth?
To keep candida at bay, keep refined sugar and alcohol to a minimum and always supplement with a good multi-strain probiotic or cultured foods (organic whole milk yogurt, kefir, apple cider vinegar, kimchi, sauerkraut) when you do consume these foods. Eating fresh garlic, oregano, or drinking Pau D’arco tea (purchase here: http://astore.amazon.com/thenourinutri-20/detail/B00016XJSI) can do wonders for the immune system and reduce risk of candida. Regularly drinking bone broth or adding a high quality gelatin powder (I recommend Great Lakes Collagen: http://astore.amazon.com/thenourinutri-20/detail/B00ES3V810) to your smoothie or water can help to strengthen the lining of the intestinal tract.
How Do I Cleanse From It?
To eliminate candida overgrowth, you must “starve” it with a special diet, and then “kill” it with a careful concoction of supplements.
Eliminate all yeast, gluten, sugar, white flour, fermented foods and drinks, and most fruit. Complex carbohydrates like gluten-free grains, legumes, and root vegetables are allowed, but should be limited. However, many folks with candida overgrowth cannot tolerate fructose or starchy foods, such as sweet potatoes, apples & grains (cause gas and bloating).
Focus on non-starchy vegetables (leafy greens, crunchy veggies), clean animal protein, and healthy fats like avocado, butter, and coconut oil. Eat this diet for a minimum of 6 weeks, preferably 8 weeks. Re-test spit after 6 weeks and see if it floats!
•Food grade diatomaceous earth, these old tiny fossils don’t harm the human body, but act like razor blades to the exoskeleton of the candida (http://astore.amazon.com/thenourinutri-20/detail/B003QJ8CSE)
•Bentonite clay (in lots of water), carries the “shell” out of the body (http://astore.amazon.com/thenourinutri-20/detail/B001EECRLQ)
•Antifungals such as grapefruit seed extract, Pau D’arco, oregano oil, and olive leaf extract kill the candida – just make sure to rotate them EVERY FOUR days to keep the yeast guessing! Do a minimum of 3 rotations and a max of 5 rotations. Herbs should be discontinued after 6-8 weeks.
But there’s more to the story.
Because candida can only overgrow in a host with limited resistance, we must figure out which other system in the body has been compromised, be it the immune system (with underlying viruses or heavy metals), an organ or a gland (usually the liver, adrenals, or thyroid) or a combination thereof. Those other systems that are out of balance must also be cleansed and strengthened at the same time, in order for the candidiasis to be completely eliminated.
The program can be much more detailed, personalized and intensive. Please contact me for more information or to get a FREE consultation with Muah!
In Good Health,