Candida is on the rampage and Candida Yeast Syndrome can literally affect any and all of the 9 body systems. There are over 20 species of Candida yeasts that can cause infections in humans, the most common of which is Candida albicans. Statistics show that candidiasis is a leading cause of fungal-related death in the United States with more than 50% off all cases caused by the Candida albicans.
Candida is a normal component of the intestinal flora however when Candida gets out of control it is known for its BEASTLY habits. Candida is an oval-shaped microorganism which can reproduce rapidly by budding and then it becomes an opportunistic fungal infectious pathogen organism.
Candida = Sugar = excessively acidic = toxins referred to as xenoestrogens .
Candida thrives on sugar and sugar creates an excessively acidic environment in the body causing the Candida albicans yeast to produce toxins referred to as mycotoxins and xenoestrogens. Use the analogy of making bread; it is the sugar that activates the yeast to proliferate in the warm water. Candida works the same way, it is activated by sugar. This is why such a strict diet is followed when putting Candida yeast into remission. All sugars are cut out of the diet along with foods that turn to sugar in the body such as grains except for Almond Flour, Coconut flour and Flax Flour. It is also suggested to cut out all legumes and milk products except for yogurt.
Flax Hull Lignans Bind Xenoestrogens
Flax Hull Lignans have been scientifically proven to bind bad xenoestrogens. Xenoestrogens are known to feed cancer and are scientifically known to destroy the function of the thyroid and interfere with metabolism. Xenoestrogens scramble the hormones and problems arise.
Candida albicans toxic fecal matter is called Mycotoxins. Just as our body has fecal matter and needs to evacuate from our intestinal system so does the Candida Mycotoxin fecal matter. It all needs to go somewhere. Candida Mycotoxins travel into the cells of the body, the blood and lymph fluids. These toxins weaken the immune system and when the immune system is weakened due to overgrowth of Candida and lack of alkalizing minerals, it malfunctions resulting in excessive growth of bacteria and fungus.
Candida = Fungus and Fungus= Cancer.
It is now believed that 79 to 97 percent of all cancer patients also have Candidiasis. Dr. Simoncini’s research has led him to believe that something as simple as a fungus, Candida albicans, is the leading cause of cancer and that cancer itself is in fact a fungus. Dr. Andrew Dannenberg, director of the Cancer Center at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center says this, “Cancer also involves inflammation, acid pH, low oxygen conditions accompanied by low CO2 levels, lower core body temperatures as well as nutritional deficiencies and high levels of tissue and cellular toxicity with heavy metals, chemicals and radiological exposure.
The major waste product of candida is acetaldehyde, which produces ethanol. Ethanol may be great in cars, but in your body it causes excessive fatigue, and reduces strength and stamina. In addition, it destroys enzymes needed for cell energy, and causes the release of free radicals that can damage DNA. Ethanol also inhibits the absorption of iron. Because iron is one of the most important oxygen supports in the blood, ethanol in your body creates low oxygen levels.
In 1931, Dr Otto Warburg proved that when O2 levels to the cells drop to below 35%, oxidation can no longer take place. If there is enough sugar in the tissues this process flips into fermentation where yeast, mold and fungus become active. In cancer, the fungal DNA integrates into the stem cell line during the process of cell replication for the purpose of healing an injury and mutates the cells to form cancer cells. Dr. William Russell in 1890 found fungal or yeast-like substance in all forms of cancer, even in certain cases of TB, syphilis, skin infection. Dr. James Young 1920 repeatedly grew pleomorphic bacteria from various cancers into yeast-like forms similar to Russell bodies (fungal bodies). And the list goes on and the scientific proof of caner is another whole story in itself which I will go in depth on at another time.
Leaky Gut Syndrome
Candida can change forms and metamorphose from a benign, round yeast form into a filamentous fungal form. Candida mutates into a fungus growing roots and secreting acids. The candida grows hyphae or long root-like filaments that extend and penetrate into cell tissue of the intestinal mucosa that directly ‘eats’ into the intestinal wall. Candida produces carbon dioxide in the intestine. The result is persistent gas and bloating. These tendrils also poke holes in the gut membrane and then candida gets into the blood stream. The blood becomes sticky, heavy and reduces nutrient and oxygen flow. The digestive contents that can leak through the barrier into the bloodstream include: bacteria, yeast, undigested food particles, toxins and fecal material. This condition is referred to as intestinal permeability or Leaky Gut Syndrome. This is one reason Candida can make you feel so sick as specific bacteria and fungi migrate from the large to small intestines to break down undigested complex carbohydrates. The by-products of the pathogens the acids, gases and enzymes will irritate the mucosa and lead to permeability and inflammation. When this happens good tissue can be eaten.
The body’s pH should be at 7.3875.
When your pH drops and becomes acidic Candida flourishes. Most people are too acidic. If your body is over acidic Candida borrows the buffering minerals, calcium, magnesium, sodium, and potassium from wherever it has to (bones, joints, muscles, organs) in order to buffer the blood and maintain the pH of the blood. Because your bones, joints, and organs need those minerals, you get sick if your body is constantly borrowing minerals to balance the blood pH. -Dis-eases as described by the medical system such as arthritis, osteoporosis, cancer, diabetes start to surface. If the pH deviates too far to the acid side or too far to the alkaline side, cells become poisoned by their own toxic waste and die. Just as acid rain can destroy a forest and alkaline wastes can pollute a lake, an imbalanced pH continuously corrodes all body tissue, slowly eating into the 60,000 miles of our veins and arteries like corrosives eating into marble. If left unchecked, an imbalanced pH will interrupt all cellular activities and functions, from the beating of your heart to the neural firing of your brain. Once the acids from the cells and tissues move out, then there is room for the potassium in the blood to return back to the cells where it belongs. At this point, the potassium levels in the blood decrease, the oxygen from the blood are released back to the cells and tissues, the energy levels of the cells increase and the spark of life returns.
Water is essential for balancing pH
Water is essential for the body in balancing the pH and bringing Candida into remission. One should drink at least 8 glasses of water a day with 1/8 to ¼ tsp. of Celtic or Himalayan sea salt added to the total water. DR. Mercola states that our drinking water should be a pH of 6.5 to 8.0 and over alkalizing water can be harmful in that it has been known to destroy the friendly bacteria in the intestinal tract. He goes on to say that high alkaline products have been known to cause blocked kidney functions and congestive heart failure.
Candida over growth can damage the digestive tract and cause auto-intoxication, the process where the body pollutes itself. The entire digestive tract is lined with a mucus membrane that serves as a protective barrier. The mucus barrier keeps partially digested food and harmful microorganisms in the intestines for proper removal and breakdown.
Causes of Candida Include:
Mold and Fungus Overgrowth including recurring vaginal yeast infections, thrush, athlete’s foot, nail fungus, and jock itch are all related to the Yeasty Beast. Yeast overgrowth can also be an underlying factor in chronic indigestion, asthma, allergies, chronic sinus congestion, skin problems like acne and general immune weakness.
Parasites and Digestive Yeasts
Digestive yeasts are considered to be parasites. Parasites are organisms that live by feeding upon another organism (the host) while producing harmful effects for that host. Candida is a parasite in the human body that eats nutrients found in the digestive tract and it produces over 70 known toxins as a by-product of their digestive process. The Candida Albicans Beast is known for a variety of diseases and attacks the weak particularly among individuals with weakened immune systems.
Cancer is Candida
Dr. Simoncini, an oncologist from Italy believes that Cancer is Candida. He states he is curing Cancer by washing the tumors and surrounding blood vessels with Sodium Bicarbonate, baking soda water. The premise for this treatment is that Candida and other fungus cannot survive in an alkaline environment. However as one becomes too alkaline this can also produce health problems.
Probiotics and Candida
In healthy people the immune system and the probiotics in the intestinal tract prevent candida from overgrowing. In a healthy digestive system, there is approximately 1 yeast cell for every 1 million probiotic cells. In this small ratio, yeast is constantly fighting to survive. The pH of a healthy gut is not optimal for candida to thrive as they must compete for nutrients with good bacteria that far outnumber them. Unfortunately this ratio can become unbalanced, and candida can grow quickly and significantly in number. When this balance is upset, many negative health effects take hold.
Health is something we do ourselves.
Dr Elliott Dacher tells us that, "Health is something we do for ourselves, not something that is done to us; a journey rather than a destination; a dynamic, holistic, and purposeful way of living." I personally agree with Dr Dacher and often check my body doing a simple home test to see if my body indicates candida and then if it does I take action.
First I do the Candida Home Test and here is how the Candida home test is done. This test is sometimes referred to as the Candida Spit Test. The best time to do this test is the first thing in the morning as soon as you wake up. Before going to bed get a glass of water and set it on the bedside table by your bed and leave it there overnight. By morning it is now room temperature. Before you rinse your mouth, spit, or put anything in your mouth, build up a bunch of saliva (just mouth saliva, do not cough up anything) and spit it into the glass of water. Observe what happens. The saliva will float. That is OK and normal. If within 15 minutes you see thin projections extending downward into the water, it is a positive sign for candida. The projections may look like hair, or small strings, like a jelly fish or spider legs, moving down into the water from the saliva floating on the top. Other positive indications might be very "cloudy" saliva that will sink to the bottom of the glass within a few minutes or particles that slowly sink or suspend below the saliva glob. What you are seeing are colonies of yeast which band together to form the strings. If your body Saliva test indicates your have Candida, if you eat a poor diet high in sugar and grains or if you have a number of Candida Symptoms then here are the steps to Candida wellness.
Steps to Candida Wellness
1. Clear out the yeast as it dies off with the Candida Clear Cleanse. Minimum Candida Program = 3 Boxes of Candida Clear Cleanse. This is a convenient way to reduce yeast overgrowth. This pack contains three anti-fungal agents that reduce yeast overgrowth as well as enzymes that help biodegrade dead yeast. In concert with small dietary changes.
The Candida Clear Cleanse are Super Food supplementation that is utilized in battling the Yeasty BEAST. It is a 14-day cleansing program, which consists of two packs: 1. the Candida Clear Combo pack and 2. the Candida Clear Enzyme pack. The Candida Clear Combo pack is formulated with natural ingredients such as pau darco, caprylic acid and oregano that have been shown to help balance the colonization of Candida. Other ingredients including garlic, selenium and zinc, are used to support the body’s immune function.
The Candida Clear Enzyme pack contains a proprietary blend of enzymes specially blended to provide support to the intestinal tract. The candida’s cell wall is composed of a variety of components, including carbohydrates and proteins. It is theorized that the cell wall may be vulnerable to the digestive action of the carbohydrolytic and proteolytic enzymes found in this formula.
2. Probiotic Eleven is something that can be used to assist the body when Candida albicans infestation takes place. Probiotic Eleven is a nutritional supplement that provides 11 different strains of healthy intestinal flora. These important and beneficial bacteria are “friendly” microorganisms that naturally inhabit the intestinal tract, aiding digestion, improving the absorption of nutrients, enhancing immune function and protecting against harmful bacteria, viruses and fungi. Probiotic Eleven is designed to help re-establish a healthy balance of beneficial bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract and can be used for both therapeutic purposes and preventative maintenance. This specially formulated blend contains strains of important gut-beneficial organisms and prebiotics (non-digestible foodstuffs, including fiber) that serve as food for the probiotics in the colon. Ingredients include; Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Bifidobacterium bifidum, L. acidophilus, L. brevis, L. bulgaricus, L. plantarum, Streptococcus thermophilus, B. infantis, B. longum, L. casei, L. salivarius and FOS (short- and long-chain).
3. Eat a diet that starves down the yeast.
Foods to avoid: sugary foods, foods high in simple carbohydrates, alcohol, starchy foods, fresh fruits that have high sugar content. Fermented foods, mushrooms, vinegar, foods high in gluten, foods that contain yeast and mold, cheese, and most other dairy products.
Foods to eat would include vegetables low in starches and sugar, foods high in protein, meats, chicken, fish, plain yogurt, nuts (almonds), berries (strawberries, blueberries, huckleberries, raspberries), grains chia and flax. Also include Almond flour and cocoanut flour.
4. Green foods including the Ultimate Green Zone is an important whole food supplement that complements this diet. GREEN ZONE is a drink mix providing green foods, a balance of carbohydrates, protein and healthy fats. Green Zone follows the 40, 30, 30 principle where 40% of the calories come from fiber, 30 % from proteins and 30% from fat. All blood types should take the Green Zone supplement regularly.
5. Balance the Body’s pH. Calcium Magnesium Liquid is a very alkalizing form of calcium and Liquid Chlorophyll is also incorporated in one’s diet regime when one needs to balance the body’s pH along with chlorophyll is detoxifying and adds 02 into the cells.
6. Support the immune system. Cats Claw Combination Cats Claw Combo contains astragalus and supports stem cells.In May of 1994, the Townsend Letter For Doctors published an article noting cat's claw's effectiveness in treating numerous gastrointestinal disorders, including candidiasis, colitis, Crohn's, diverticulitis, fistulas, gastritis, hemorrhoids, intestinal flora imbalances, leaky bowel syndrome, parasites, and ulcers, as well as allergies, arthritis, bursitis, cancer, environmental poisoning, HIV, menstrual problems, PMS syndrome, and rheumatism. According to cancer researchers, cat's claw helps to counteract the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation, and may play a role in cancer treatment. South American medical information clearly documents the incredible cancer-fighting effects of cat's claw, even in advanced stages of cancer with as much as 10% of body cells metastasized. Additionally, the presence of quinovic acid glycosides in cat's claw have been found to assist the immune system by providing protection against numerous viruses and virus-caused cancers. Cat's claw may even help fight viral infections such as herpes simplex and herpes zoster (shingles). Furthermore, researchers at the University of Innsbruck, Austria have found that several oxindole alkaloids in cat's claw exhibit anti-leukemic activity which may prove beneficial in the treatment of acute leukemia.
6. Repair the “leaky gut” incorporate- Collatrim and Colostrum into your Super Foods Therapeutic Program.
Collostrum taken on an empty stomach binds toxic lectins and aids in alkalizing the body. Lectins are carbohydrate binding protein. It is now well established that many lectins are toxic, inflammatory, resistant to cooking and digestive enzymes and present in much of our food. Colostrum is used for Leaky Gut, it increases bone and lean muscle mass, cartilage, skin collagen and nervous tissue. In its natural state it retains the warmth of body temperature, accelerates healing, balances blood sugars, reduces insulin, increases metabolism of fat, regenerates and accelerates skin collagen. Colostrum provides alertness and better concentration. Colostrum regenerates and regulates neurotransmitters of the brain, providing alertness and better concentration. In addition it is known as an anti-aging food.
Collatrim – contains bio available amino acids; assists healing leaky gut. It also assists in the maintaining of the joints. Our bodies need collagen, the protein-rich building block of cartilage. Collatrim provides the important collagen support our bodies need to remain healthy and strong.
Other Important product Information:
Artemisia Combo –inflammation, yeast, parasitic, nervine.
Arginine Plus- required to convert ammonia to urea for elimination. Caprylic Acid Combo –used for yeast and parasitic
Chinese Mineral Chi Tonic - alkaline liquid trace minerals, builds adrenals.
Cure-Q- Min - anti-inflammatory, shown to induce apoptosis in cancer cell destruction and inhibits destructive enzymes.
Paw Paw - specifically targets specific cells
Pau D Darco - yeast, anticancer, antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, & eczema. Protease Plus – on an empty stomach it alkalizes and cleanses the blood.
Psyllium Hulls Combination – absorbs toxins and gives bulk to stool.
Silver Shield Gel - burns, skin irritations, stem cell proliferator, nontoxic, scientific studies show it destroys over 650 disease -causing organisms.
Super Omega 3 - keeps cells pliable and decreases inflammation. Tiao He Pak - Antiparasitic, blood purifier, eliminates toxins and acids.
Vitamin D3- holds alkaline calcium in the body, helps buffer acid.
Yeast and Fungal Detox – speaks for itself
Additional Information: Signs and Symptoms of Candida Yeast Infestation Include
Allergies of any type
Brain Fog—poor memory Gas and Bloating
Diarrhea &/or constipation
Dry, scaly skin
Frequency of urination/UTI’s
Intolerances to many chemicals
inability to lose weight
Vaginal Yeast infection/Vaginitis
The following diseases have a relationship to an overgrowth of fungus in the body. The Candida Clear Cleanse is used to assist in the elimination of the fungal overgrowth associated with these diseases, along with changing the diet.. For further information visit www.kathydeane.mynsp.com
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Chronic Fatigue syndrome / Fibromyalgia
Eczema or atopic Dermatitis
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Cabbage – all types
Lettuce – all types of greens
Peppers – all kinds
Peas – all types
Coconut oil (contains Caprylic Acid that
Berries: blackberry, blueberry, boysenberry, cranberry, dewberry, elderberry, raspberry, strawberry
Citrus: grapefruit, lemons/juice, limes/juice
Meats – not processed – organic is best
Chicken, Cornish game hens, turkey, duck
Fresh water and ocean fish: bass, pacific salmon, halibut, haddock, cod, sole, Pollack, trout, tuna, mahi mahi, etc.
Shellfish Water-packed canned tuna, turkey, chicken, salmon,
Other lamb, wild game, lean beef or pork, eggs, protein powder, tofu – regular and silken, tempeh, textured vegetable protein (TVP).
Almonds – whole, almond oil
Pumpkin seeds / oil
Sesame seeds / oil
Sunflower seeds / oil
Walnuts / oil
Plain yogurt with live cultures – no sugar
Plain soy milk – no sugar
Filtered or RO water
Green tea – decaf
Herbal teas – decaffeinated is best
Coffee or tea organic– decaffeinated is best
Sea salt only
FOODS TO AVOID
Mushrooms – fungal plants/foods
All dried fruit
Fruit unless listed as allowed
Almond milk with sugar
Any sweetened soy milk
All grain products
All processed foods
All whole grain foods
(Black eyed peas are somewhat higher in starch)
All fermented foods
All sugars- white or brown
High fructose corn syrup
Brown rice syrup
Sodas of all kinds – diet or regular
Alcohol of all kinds
Coffee or tea unless made with high alkaline water
PS Incorporate Xylitol or Stevia for your sweetener.
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