The following is meant as a guideline as to what natural foods and remedies a person can use for certain ailing problems. These protocols are meant as a helpful guide and are not meant to diagnose or treat. In office recommendations are not included.
Candida is basically a fungal overgrowth in the intestines. Candida is shaped like a thin whitish wormlike string with a long tail. All humans have some candida, the problem happens when there is an overgrowth of this fungus. This usually happens for a few reasons, but mainly due to an excess of heavy metals in the body. The candida, basically trap the heavy metal molecules in their tails in order to prevent the heavy metals from going straight to the tissues and organs, causing illness. If one simply kills off the candida, well guess where those heavy metals end up? The solution is to get to the cause for the heavy metals infestation in the first place, making the need for the protective candida unnecessary.
Indications – acne, allergies, rashes, fatigue, joint pains/stiffness, weight gain, bloating, gastrointestinal problems, yeast infections, depression, white coating on tongue, thrush, frequent headaches, memory loss, numbness in face or extremities, impotence, bad breath congestion, hyperactivity, bruise easily, hives, blurred vision, jock itch, fungus growth on nails, rectal itch, sensitivity to mold, craving for carbohydrates and/or sugar and sweets, itchy ears, itchy nose, obsessive/compulsive tendencies
Causes – antibiotic use, corticosteroid use, birth control pills, compromised immune system, food allergies, mold and other environmental sensitivities, sugar, alcohol, dairy, estrogen replacement therapy, chemotherapy, radiation, stress, candida is commonly found with heavy metals such as lead and mercury
Good foods – seafood (mercury free), vegetables (preferably raw/lightly steamed), salads, chlorella, cilantro, garlic, whole grains (nothing refined), olive oil, small portions of lean organic beef, beans, apples, plain yogurt with live cultures, plain kefir, oat bran, ground flax seeds, rosemary…. Note – this is a highly restrictive diet for the most severe cases of candida and should be followed for at least 1-2 months during an acute outbreak or the beginning of an elimination program. Stubborn candida may take months or up to a year to eliminate
Harmful foods – sugar in all forms including most fruits and carrots, also citrus, alcohol, refined carbohydrates, pasta, breads, fermented foods, dried fruits, potatoes, vinegar (apple cider vinegar is fine), mushrooms, pickled foods, soft drinks, honey, maple syrup, chocolate, milk and dairy products, black tea, coffee, foods with artificial sweeteners, coloring, preservatives and additives, soy sauce, rice, baked goods. These foods should be eliminated during and after a candida cleanse to help prevent a re-occurance
Alternative Treatment for Candida – take good probiotics like acidophilus and bifidus, heavy metal cleanse, grapefruit seed extract 10-15 drops 3 times/day, caprylic acid 2500-3500 mg daily for 2 weeks, eat or take garlic pills, do a candida cleanse, goldenseal 1000mg 3 times/day not to exceed 2 weeks at a time, Pau D’arco herb and/or tea, oregano tincture, 1 oz daily of colloidal silver, cloves, zinc 50 mg/day, quaw bark tincture, Vitamin C. It is very important to stay on a yeast free diet and take probiotics daily to prevent candida overgrowth and maintain healthy bowel flora balance