(Health Secrets) Understanding Candida is essential if you want to feel better. In the natural healing community, Candida has become a catch-all “diagnosis”. There has been a failure in understanding Candida that has led to needless frustration and to diets and programs that are as wrong as the so-called “diagnosis.” In this article, we will dispel the common myths and highlight the means for rapid correction for Candida when it is real.
In live practice, I have found almost no one without some Candida in their blood from time to time. Most of these people are not significantly affected by it. I also have found literally dozens of clients who have been told they have Candida, but who have nothing of the sort. When they are put on an appropriate corrective program, they get promptly better and get to throw their “how to beat Candida” literature in the garbage and rejoice in the truth of understanding Candida.
Here is what must be known about Candida: the human body is better suited to fight molds and fungi (Candida is a yeast, which is a type of fungi) than any other microorganism on the planet.
For the overgrowth of Candida to be a CAUSE, there have to be very extenuating circumstances. However, Candida also functions in the body, along with a colony of a variety of bacteria and possibly protozoa, as a clean-up crew. Generally, Candida is there because there is an infection creating a by-product that Candida helps clean up, or because something else is wrong (like major digestive troubles, high stress, toxicity or heavy metal poisoning) that is creating loads of wastes that are food for Candida. It does no good to attack Candida when Candida shows up to help another problem. Under normal circumstances, candida is only there to help the body clean up a mess!
Typically, a few days on the late Dr. Christopher’s Yellow Dock Combination (no longer available, but the recipe is found in the Reference Docs download page of StarValleyHerbalCollege.com) completely clears candida when that is the problem. There is also a protocol on that site for topical yeast infections, such as vaginal yeast, thrush and skin yeast infections.
This formula, unlike most yeast programs, actually helps strengthen the infected tissue and detoxify it while improving overall body balance and killing yeast quickly. The idea that some have about yeast infections causing horrible problems that are very stubborn and that are the cause of chronic disease is simply not true. The body is just not that incompetent when it comes to yeast.
More often, allergies, liver and stomach toxicity or weakness are involved with mysterious long-term illness. Occasionally infections are the cause, but research is beginning to suggest that these long-term infections that are not readily diagnosed are bacterial in origin. This is more likely as there are bacteria that are tolerated by the body but, when given the right circumstances, are able to cause some ongoing problems and inflammation. As stated above, Candida will most certainly show up here to do clean-up work, but is by no means the cause.
Of late, these mysterious problems have been labeled just about anything that will sell, but real practitioners who have been searching for real causes are looking more closely at underlying causes.
Underlying causes of chronic illness, including all those that would lead to Candida’s presence, can be traced to just a few systems. Of course, some toxins (such as heavy metals and some airborne toxins) can be a cause all by themselves. More often, though, the causes are: digestive problems (especially in the stomach), adrenal fatigue (leading to decreased health resistance to stress), liver and gall bladder toxicity (mostly from unnatural fats and plastic residues), elimination problems (constipation) and a general state of JBD (just bad diet).
In actual practice, the first step we use is to put these people on fresh ripe organic fruit, eaten always on an empty stomach. I also encourage them to chew more. This alone often reduces symptoms almost immediately. I also do this with cases I feel are “real” candida cases. Fruit needs to be eaten – it is the most natural food for humans – but it needs to be eaten wisely.
The second step is to take away most starches, processed sweeteners of all types and all items made with flour. This is the bulk of the processed and dead food that people eat. It is also a good step to remove all processed meats and heavy meals so that the body has a chance to remove wastes and fight infection. Heavy meals take all the energy away from healing and cause it to be used for digestion instead. Most people do best on a diet of just fruits and vegetables, mostly raw, for a short while.
The third step is to improve elimination, work on the adrenal health (using herbs that rebuild the adrenal glands) and heal the stomach. In my practice, my clients all get comfrey leaf, peppermint and fennel tea for the stomach. I have them mix it in equal parts and drink 2-4 cups daily on an empty stomach. l find and correct hiatal hernia.
Finally, when these steps are being followed, specific formulas, probiotics and vitamin and mineral deficiencies are tested for and given. Most of the time, if the person follows the intent of the program faithfully, we never have to worry about this final step.
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