"Too little attention is generally given to the preservation of health. It is far better to prevent disease than to know how to treat it when contracted. It is the duty of every person, for his own sake, and for the sake of humanity, to inform himself in regard to the laws of life and conscientiously to obey them. All need to become acquainted with that most wonderful of all organisms, the human body. They should understand the functions of the various organs and the dependence of one upon another for the healthy action of all. They should study the influence of the mind upon the body, and of the body upon the mind, and the laws by which they are governed." E. G. White, The Ministry of Healing, 1905.
Of all the health-related questions that I get, other than recommendations for cancer treatment, how to eliminate yeast or Candida overgrowth is the most frequent. Yeast overgrowth is an epidemic that is sucking the life and health out of millions of people, and many don't even realize that yeast is the culprit!
Several years ago I compiled this protocol for addressing the yeast problem and it has proven very effective. But first let's learn more about this villan. Candida is actually a mold which inhabits the body, generally arising in the colon. However, the word "yeast infection" is generally used to refer to when the candida mold has grown out of control, (due to a compromised immune system, use of antibiotics, refined sugars, chlorinated water, and alcohol use), and begun to create harmful effects within the body. Thus to say, "I think I have a candida or yeast infection," would mean that you have an overgrowth of the candida or yeast mold.
The Candida mold feeds off of the food that you eat, especially sugars and starches. This takes away from the nutrients you need to survive. The mold then begins to produce it's own waste products. These wastes are toxic to the system and cause many of the sicknesses and diseases which plagues the population today.
ITIOLOGY: (How did I get it?)
Candida is in everyone's body. In small amounts, Candida is actually helpful to the system. This is because it acts as a natural antibiotic. It helps to control the growth of bacteria. It is also kept in check by these bacteria, forming a balance in the intestine. Through the use of antibiotics or swimming, bathing in or drinking chlorinated water, the essential microorganisms in the body are killed off. Molds are used in medicine as antibiotics, to kill off bacteria. These are the same bacteria which help to keep candida in check; when they are killed, the balance is destroyed and Candida thrives!
A vaginal manifestation of yeast or candida, for instance, is a symptom of a much greater, systemic, yeast overgrowth. A yeast overgrowth is very persistent and takes even greater persistence on your part for several months to eliminate it. The most important first steps is to create a healthy intestine. Additionally, one of the goals is to alkalinize the pH of the body to inhibit the yeast's growth. This is done by cleaning out the intestinal track and replacing the good bacteria.
To rid the body of yeast overgrowth takes 2-6 months of dedication. Gradually you can reintroduce fruits and other naturally occurring sugars back into the diet. But remember, from here on out maintain a whole-food, natural diet that does not include any junk foods.
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"I don't understand why asking people to eat a well-balanced vegetarian diet is considered drastic, while it is medically conservative to cut people open and put them on powerful cholesterol-lowering drugs for the rest of their lives."
-- Dean Ornish, M.D.
A balanced diet and regular physical activity are the building blocks of good health. Poor eating habits and too little physical activity can lead to overweight and related health problems. By eating right and being active, you can enjoy good health and remain active throughout your life. Whether you are trying to maintain good health, or trying to get well from cancer, you should take a look at your eating habits and try to improve them. Unfortunately, most people in the western world, including many so-called vegetarians, get little or no real nutrition. With the abundance of food available to us, this should not be the case. [LEARN MORE]