By: Lana E. Woody
We have all heard of parasites, right? They require a host, something to provide them life and nutrients. In other words, they need us so they can survive. There are many different types of parasites but in this newsletter, we are going to focus on candida, which can cause a number of physiological and psychological problems for human beings.
Candida, often referred to as a systemic yeast infection, can be the cause of many serious health problems if not treated. It is actually a form of yeast that when out of control causes a variety of infections, and causes the body to produce enzymes and acids that are extremely harmful in large amounts.
The truth is that candida is an opportunistic parasite. It can even live outside the body for short periods of time. When the host has a weakened immune system, it can thrive and spread throughout the body. It can be found in the foods we eat; it can live in our skin, toenails and fingernails. Candida lives inside our intestines.
Sugar and alcohol can cause it to become overactive. Over a period of time it can mutate into new strains. Starches, grains, bread, sugar, beer, and wine contribute to feeding candida causing the body many problematic symptoms. Belly bloat, blood sugar problems due to insulin resistance, constipation, yeast infections, fungal infections, thrush, fatty liver, arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and systemic yeast infections all occur from candida.
Candida produces 79 toxins in the body, including uric acid, and may lead to systemic infections. Remember, candida will thrive on high sugar levels in the body. Even gallbladder problems and gallstones can be linked to candida, as can liver problems and diabetes.
Uric acid causes gout; it can lead to renal disease, leukemia and other cancers. It also produces ammonia, urea, and acetaldehyde (ethanol), which can all become toxic. Uric acid can cause fermentation of the gut by converting sugar (glucose) into alcohol. Many people with yeast infections can eat bread and become intoxicated and cause damage at cellular levels, including the neurotransmitters in the brain, causing you to feel drunk even without alcohol.
A toxic buildup of acetaldehyde can increase chances of developing cancer. People who experience serious yeast infections can develop heart problems later in life. Left untreated, these unfriendly parasites and bacterial infections can contribute to our entire bodies suffering.
There are a few methods that can help this process, the one I am going to discuss is the naturopathic approach. A natural treatment includes a new diet and exercise so that it can be kept under control and the body can reach homeostasis (balance) again. Always consult your primary care doctor if there are serious underlying causes or to see if it has progressed too far.It can be completely reversed considering that the body heals quickly with good nutrition and supplementation.
Over time, your body can regenerate itself by increasing your vitamin intake to include vitamin C, B-vitamins, magnesium, potassium and calcium. We carry many different types of vitamin C, and citrus bioflavonoids. Vitamin D 5000 helps provide a variety of nutrients the body needs.
We have a supplement called Ultimate Fruit & Vegetable, which offers bioavailable nutrients, a combination of fruits, vegetables, and superfoods, essential fatty acids, pre- and probiotics, amino acids, antioxidants, phytonutrients, and bioflavonoids that we don’t always get from our food.
Ginger, cinnamon, oregano oil, clove oil, turmeric, colloidal silver and aloe can all support normal candida. Black cohosh, black walnut, Candida Cleanse, and Terminator are also very effective. Cutting down on the sugar, carbohydrates, bread, alcohol, and other yeast-producing foods can be helpful.
MSM +C is one of our best-selling products that helps with candida overgrowth. It helps the circulatory system become more functional. MSM+C helps the body eliminate toxins, it supports the upper GI tract, reducing acid reflux and candida, and subsequently supports healthier digestion. Once balance is reached within the cells, they begin to function properly, decreasing the chance of disease.
Thank you for reading this newsletter and let me encourage you to come by Herbs & More in Athens and visit us. Come by Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We look forward to meeting you and helping you find the right holistic approach to maintaining your health.
Simply go by Herbs & More in Athens or NHC Herb Shop in Killen or call 800-745-4408. To learn even more go to www.newtritionalhc.com and listen to Roy’s radio programs or listen live Monday – Friday at 9 a.m. on WBTG in Sheffield and at noon on WKAC in Athens.
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Your Friend in Health,
Lana E. Woody