Along with creating art, I’m wanting to continue to update followers who, like me, are healing Gut Issues. Today’s post is on Candida.
Candida albicans is a naturally occurring, and usually benign yeast, that grows in the gastrointestinal tract. When it over-proliferates in the body, though, the symptoms can be debilitating:
Shortness of breath
Lack of concentration
Recall memory problems
Some acid reflux
Lowered blood pressure
What causes an overgrowth of Candida? A crummy diet, stress, and prolonged exposure to any of these:
Birth control pills
Toxic metals (non-organic foods, mercury dental fillings)
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Here is a list of the regime I used to eradicate an overgrowth of Candida in 60 days. Before I tell you, let me just say that the HARDEST THING IN THE WHOLE DIET IS ELIMINATING SUGAR. Okay, I’ve got that off my chest, and I’ll share with you how I finally gave up the biggest addiction ever.
1. Eliminate all sugars and straches and fruits from your diet (they feed the candida)
2. Herbs for eradicating Candida from your gut:
Oregano — Oil of oregano has many antibacterial and antifungal properties.
Garlic — Fresh, crushed garlic is a potent antimicrobial and immune booster.
Grapefruit seed extract — The phytochemicals in citrus seeds have been found to have potent antimicrobial properties
Berberine — This potent yellow plant extract comes from goldenseal and barberry
Tannins — These are the astringent compounds found in tea and the bark of trees
Isatis tinctoria — This Chinese herb can be a useful adjunct to treating intestinal imbalances
Caprylic acid — This is another useful compound for treating yeast
Monolaurin -Derived from coconut oil, anti fungal, anti viral
3. If you don’t feel changes within 30 days, you may need to consult with a Naturopath and take an anti fungal like Nystatin
I also recommend taking two to three activated charcoal capsules every four to six hours during the day. Taking a soluble fiber supplement that contains guar gum, alginates, psyllium seed, or pectin to bind to yeast toxins before bed can also be helpful in reducing the “die off” reaction. I took Molybdenum for that and it was a major help to keep functioning!
Okay. I’ve been dodging the sugar, honey, sweetener thing for years. I substituted raw honey for the past 2 years and thought I was all saintly. Time to get real and here’s how I did it: Erythritol, Xylitol, and Stevia. You can buy them all affordably here. Grind them in a coffee grinder and use 3 parts Erythritol to 1 part Xylitol for baking or sweetening stuff.
Here is a killer, killer, killer recipe for grain free, sugar free BROWNIES:
3/4 cups Almond Flour
1/4c coconut floUr
1/2 c shredded coconut
3 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup erythritol (powdered)
1/2+ cup cacao powder
1/2 cup salted grass-fed butter
1/2 cup coconut oil–add last
6 large eggs (room temperature)
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp chocolate liquid stevia
1 scoop chocolate or vanilla protein powder
2 tsp instant coffee
3/4 cup Lily’s Chocolate Chips
2 small pans
oven to 350F.
Undercook. Start watching at 18 mins