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by Ellen Landauer
Candida yeast cure: separating fact from fiction.
If you are looking for a candida yeast cure, you will be beseiged by propaganda promising a quick fix. There is none.
Because fungal infections are maddeningly teacious, lifestyle changes MUST be implemented to overcome them.
Below, I provide the lifestyle changes that will help your body to fight back. These suggestions are for the strong-of-heart. They are not for people who think there is some product out there that will solve the problem with little to no effort.
On various websites, I see comments like this: 'People say they have spent thousands of dollars on supplements, anti-fungal medications and made the effort to go on a low-carb diet.
However, the symptoms returned with a vengeance once they stopped the treatment and/or diet.'
Why would you stop a diet and supplements that were powerful enough to effect a candida yeast cure??_____________________________
Dr. Frank Shallenberger, holistic MD puts it this way:
"Patients ask me all the time - 'Do I have to stay on this low-carb diet and keep taking all these supplements?'
"My answer is - NO! - if you want to be sick again, just go back to doing what made you sick in the first place!"
First, my comments on the diet and supplements. Too many carbs - of ANY kind - interfere with a candida yeast cure. If you resume them after starving out the fungus on a low carb diet, guess what..? The fungal infection will come back - I can almost guarantee that from personal experience.
Why would you stop doing something that made you feel so much healthier?
Too many carbs ALSO make it MUCH more likely for us to end up with a chronic disease. This is because ALL carbs trigger INFLAMMATION! Inflammation damages body tissues, making them more susceptible to invasion of pathogens and parasites.
Anti-fungal drugs are a different matter; no one is suffering from a Nyastatin deficiency! Stopping anti-fungal medications commonly results in a backlash - worse overgrowth than you originally had. I had a direct experience of this taking Nyastatin and DiFlucan recommended by my ??holistic?? MD.
While on the meds, I felt better. Within days of going off them - worse than before I took them. These are medications that should ONLY be taken short term, if at all, yet I've heard of people being prescribed them for months/years!
There are health-building candida yeast cures that DON'T result in a bigger problem than you started with. Not only that, but these things you can do for yourself will improve overall health in the long-term.
Briefly: Learn to love the rich flavors and appetite-satisfying character of a high-fat, moderate protein, close to no-carb diet.
Candida yeast cure involves taking away the carbs on which they thrive. The bonus is, as you persist, inflammation and infections will go down; craving for sweets will diminish; energy will go up.
NO: sweets, alcohol, soft drinks, bread, pasta, grains, nuts (except very fresh macadamias), processed foods, fruit, high-carb vegetables such as peas, beans, potatoes, yams, etc.
YES: Grass-fed high fat dairy (cream, butter, cheese), poultry, eggs, lamb, beef and fish. Low-carb vegetables: lettuce, string beans, garlic, arrugula and other deep greens, artichokes, broccoli, brussels sprouts, mushrooms, etc. Sparkling water, herb tea (make sure herbs aren't moldy).
For a more detailed explanation of candida yeast cure diet, see my article HERE
A candida yeast cure discussion would not be complete without a discussion of heavy metal toxicity. Mercury in particular, also lead, aluminum, cadmium and other elements stimulate fungal growth in the body.
Metal detox is REQUIRED for fungal infections.
One common explanation is that because yeast can sequester (hold on to) more toxic metals than any other organism, the body promotes overgrowth to save you from the metals.
Dr. Warren Levin, best holistic MD I ever went to said to me, "You'll never get rid of the yeast infection without EDTA chelation."
He was right!
What I DO know from direct experience is that the more EDTA chelation I did, the less fungal overgrowth I had. (EDTA captures mercury, lead, etc. and safely transports it OUT of your body). So the above explanation appears to be true.
The second thing is, an excellent probiotic is REQUIRED to balance the metal detox process, enabling you to feel better as you cleanse. See THIS section of my site for info on probiotics.
Ellen Landauer is an expert with over 40 years in-depth study and experience of the safe and effective use of nutritional supplements, botanical extracts and detoxification methods.
She is Certified as an Advanced Practitioner of Structural Integration body therapy developed by Dr. Ida P. Rolf - also known as Rolfing. This hands-on therapy is the deepest, most comprehensive body alignment therapy.
To learn more about Ellen Landauer, see her detailed bio HERE
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