The safest, most effective therapies for optimal health!
by Ellen Landauer
A Candida Yeast Cure can only be found if you exercise enough healthy skepticism to slip past a multitude of scams and ineffective products.
If you are suffering symptoms of fungal overgrowth such as brain fog, headaches, puffiness, fatigue, joint and muscle pain, food allergies, bloating, etc. it is tempting to want to believe in a convincingly explained Candida Yeast cure.
Having wasted inordinate amounts of time, money, hope and suffering on a multitude of such promises, perhaps I can be of help to steer you past them. Everything from grapefruit seed extract to DiFlucan, Nystatin and Flucanzole, dozens of useless brands of probiotics (one of which made me sicker), the FOS fantasy and more - are in my permanent 'circular file' of fungal remedy follies.
Your own home science project - spit into a glass of water and see what happens. Look in the glass between 1 - 30 minutes later to see if there are any strings of saliva suspended down from the saliva, if the water turned cloudy OR if the saliva sank to the bottom. Any one of those is supposed to mean that you need the candida yeast cure - the product being sold on that site or on a link from that site.
Truth - the saliva of very healthy people with NO yeast problems typically does the same.
Only saliva that stays entirely on top of the water is considered healthy. I've never seen anyone's saliva do that.
Candida Yeast Cure psyllium husk scam!
Sites advertising to 'sweep the colon clean' sell one or another variation of a mostly psyliium husk product. Psyllium husk is VERY cheap! They add some herbs and call it a candida yeast cure!
Photos on such sites show what is represented as 'encrusted debris' from the colon walls that has come out of people from using their product.
The mountains of stuff shown look so gnarly, slimy and repulsive that it is easy to trigger a reaction in you.
'Yikes! Do I have that scary stuff in me? Better buy that colon cleanse product!'
If you look at it logically, psyllium husk mixed with water turns into a slippery, gel-like mass that doesn't 'sweep' anything. It just slips through, leaving parasites (which hang onto the intestinal walls with the tenacity of a pit-bull) and yeasts (which happily continue to thrive below layers of mucus and debris as the psyllium passes by.
The gnarly masses exiting the far end are formed from the much expanded psyllium - sculpted by the convolutions of your intestinal walls!
This is one of the worst candida yeast cure scams!
So-called 'Soil Based Organisms' or 'Homeostatic probiotic organisms' appear to be such a natural and safe idea…
After all - what is more natural than the earth? However, my research and experience of following a protocol with (expensive) Garden of Life soil based products proved it to be a disaster!
There are many reports of people getting progressively sicker on Garden of Life and other soil based products. In my own case, it was clearly NOT a 'cleansing' reaction (that is what those who sell 'dirt pills' will tell you). I got sicker and sicker - UNTIL I stopped taking them; it then took months to feel normal again!
Soil based organisms are very tough to get rid of once you have introduced them.
Yes, they do take over and displace candida. BUT they are not safe for humans to ingest!
'Soil-based organisms' (SBO's) are SPORE-FORMING BACTERIAL LIFE FORMS!
Just because the advertising says they are the 'same organisms that live in garden soil and naturally attach to vegetables' does not mean they are good for us.
Larvae and eggs from parasites also 'live in garden soil and attach to the vegetables we eat,' so - do we really know what is in SBO's besides 'organisms that live in dirt? Afraid not!
This is a good reason to thoroughly clean fresh foods. Soak vegetables in a very weak solution of 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon clorox per gallon of water for 5 - 10 minutes then rinse and soak in plain water for another 5 - 10 minutes before using.
Beware clever advertising: one site said, 'As the soil-based organisms establish colonies in your intestines, it is AS THOUGH (my emphasis) your body THINKS the soil-based organisms are dangerous…!!?? In response, the body produces billions of antibodies. THEN your body REALIZES they are healthful (REALLY??!!) and stops attacking the soil organisms…'
The body KNOWS the soil-based organisms are dangerous - end of story.
While species like Lactobacillus Rhamnosus may be innocuous (a little too innocuous as in - don't do anything), there are other little troublemakers (in some very popular brands) you definitely want to avoid.
Like the nasty 'soil-based organisms' touted as so beneficial, the wrong bacterial strains are hazardous. A prime example is Enterococcus Faecalis or the closely related Enterococcus Faecium. You will be wise to give products containing either of these a wide berth.
'Enterococcus faecalis and Enterococcus faecium are the most prevalent species cultured from humans, accounting for more than 90% of clinical isolates.'
'Isolation of enterococci resistant to multiple antibiotics has become increasingly common in the hospital setting.'
'Enterococci have both an intrinsic and acquired resistance to antibiotics, making them important nosocomial pathogens.'
'Unlike streptococcal species, enterococci are relatively resistant to penicillin, with minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) that generally range from 1-8 mcg/mL for E faecalis and 16-64 mcg/mL for E faecium. Therefore, exposure to these antibiotic agents inhibits but does not kill these species.' http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/216993-overview
Saccharomyces boulardii, another common species touted as beneficial is actually a yeast. People with yeast allergies (so often the very ones who feel the need to take a probiotic) are not encouraged to take products containing S. boulardii.
Saccharomyces boulardii has also been known to cause fungemia (presence of fungi or yeasts in the blood) in immune-compromised individuals - again, the very same people who tend to take a probiotic.
A real Candida Yeast Cure is a multifaceted event resulting from knowledgeable lifestyle changes, the RIGHT probiotics and also a little understanding as to how fungal creatures operate.
Below will soon be some leads to articles in which we discuss what you will need to know to ultimately triumph and regain your vitality.
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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.
Ellen Landauer is also a NEWLY PUBLISHED AUTHOR!
To learn more about Ellen Landauer, see her detailed bio HERE
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