Candida Cleansing

I’ve decided to embark on a Candida cleanse.

*gulp*

Perhaps you’ve already heard of Candida, but in case you haven’t– here’s a little info:

Candida Albicans is a yeast that occurs naturally in the human body. Normally it lives in harmony with a variety of other microorganisms and actually performs a couple important functions.ย  The problem occurs when something upsets the balance of bacteria in the body and this allows the yeast organism to proliferate and take over all the healthy microorganisms.

It normally resides in the intestinal tract, mouth, throat and genitals, however it can burrow holes in the intestinal tract, enter the blood stream and then make it’s way into any organ of the body. To make matters worse it emits over 70 different toxins into the body. Some people may even become allergic to the yeast itself.

Once this hardy organism proliferates in the body, it wrecks havoc in many ways and is the initiator of many common maladies, conditions, syndromes and illnesses in our population. Most people are unaware that it even exists, because most main stream doctors are uneducated about its impact on our health.ย  People suffering from this condition often go from doctor to doctor for years and are usually told they are a hypochondriac or that it is stress or a psychiatric problem, before ever discovering the real culprit.

One of the most well known forms of yeast is the vaginal yeast infection. However, it may play a role in just about any mental health condition or chronic illness you can think of. Yeast overgrowth is considered to be a leading contributor in alcoholism, anxiety disorders, asthma, irritable bowel syndrome, addisons disease, mcs – multiple chemical sensitivities, crohns, autism, cfs – chronic fatigue syndrome, leaky gut syndrome, pms, endometriosis, fms – fibromyalgia syndrome, prostatitis, attention deficit disorder, multiple sclerosis, asthma, food allergies, muscle and joint pain, clinical depression, repeated urinary tract infections, hormonal imbalances, migraines, digestive disturbances, difficult menopause psoriasis, lupus, chronic pain, tourette’s, vulvodynia, rheumatoid arthritis and many more. [source]

Candida was a big topic in my Advanced Training with Natalia Rose last month–> and with good reason! Some health care professionals believe that Candida infects 89% of the US Population. [source] Holy cow!! And unfortunately for us, it’s common in women. Natalia suggested that women who have taken birth control pills, used antibiotics, or who have excess weight to lose, most likely suffer from candida overgrowth in the body.

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Well, I certainly fall into that category!

The training with Natalia was just the push I needed to tackle this cleanse, because I now understand the importance of nipping this yeast in the bud! Suggestions for candida cleansing vary, so if you’re interested in attempting one, be sure to do your homework before diving in. I recommend reading the Body Ecology Diet or Detox 4 Women for more information and plans. Remember, a diet that may be a good fit for me, may not be a good fit for someone else!

I am personally following a variation of Detox 4 Women, since Natalia has been such a mentor for me:

I highly recommend reading this book, since it’s chock-full of delicious recipes and a 4-week meal plan! I’ve been following a personalized variation of this plan for a week so far, and have been a very happy camper.

I think eating this has really helped:

(Natalia gave us samples of her dark chocolate bars during Training!) YUM. ๐Ÿ˜€

A few other helpful supplements I’ve been adding to my cleanse include:

Candex and Fungal Defense. (I take these both 2x a day)

And a good probiotic first thing each morning. (on an empty stomach, a few hours away from the Candex and Fungal Defense)

Of course, in addition to these supplements, I’m also taking the extra step of colon cleansing. I know this is a topic that most people find taboo, and perhaps unappealing or unnecessary, so I won’t go into any uncomfortable details regarding that. However, I personally find that it’s a necessary step if you’re approaching a cleanse this aggressively! One thing that Natalia reminds us often, is that you are only cleansing your body if you “awaken” the waste AND “release” it!!

Hence, why many cleanses make people feel tired and weak, rather than strong and vibrant! You must AWAKEN and RELEASE to see progress, otherwise you may be just re-poisoning yourself all over again when these toxins have no where to go.

So far on the cleanse-front, there’s not much to report other than a few pounds lost! I can’t wait to see what other changes may be in store for me as I kill off the yeast monster– perhaps my anxiety with finally improve?

I’ve got another busy day ahead of me, so I better get moving! Hope you all have a great weekend!!ย 

Reader Feedback: Any fun plans for the weekend? We saw Super 8 last night, and I highly recommend it if you’re heading to the movies soon!

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Damara P

Hi! Can you share the diet detox for candida you did? I live in the UK and cant find the book.
Thanks!

Cheryl

Hi Megan,

I’ve been dealing with obnoxious acne for about half a year now. I went vegan in August, a few months after it started, and it didn’t seem to help at all.
I’m looking into a candida cleanse. Is acne a symptom of candida overgrowth?

Thank you!

    Megan

    I’ve heard that acne can be a symptom of candida, but it isn’t necessarily always the culprit.

jd

Also, get in touch with Linda Mcartney. She’s been dealing with candida for a while too and has written about it on her site.

I found Lady Soma as well to be very helpful – the Lady Soma Candida Cleanse. Ive been using it for 1 month and having great results. Its effective.

Samuel

I think it would be better some different chocolate bar like righteously raw bar, that are 90% and no refined sugar or homemade with stevia. I mean sugar is sugar when you avoid fruits grain( which is complex carbohydrate) these should be avoided too.

    Megan

    I may consider switching to a higher percentage dark chocolate (like 88%) in the future, but for now the 72% dark chocolate has a low-enough sugar content for the level of cleansing I’m at.

    I discuss my reasoning behind including the dark chocolate in this post: https://detoxinista.com/2011/06/pick-your-poison/

      Baking 'n' Books

      I don’t think it’s that big of a deal with the chocolate. It serves to not entirely restrict you from caving in and binging. Even if you were eating fruits and grains (and I don’t know how you can give up beautiful berries!!) – but even if you were eating those, you’d probably still crave chocolate…Lord knows I would!

jen @ taste life

Good luck with the cleanse! I’m a bit confused though, on the dark chocolate. Since it contains sugar, how is it allowed? I’ve ready about Candida cleanses and I thought all sugar had to be removed? I mean, I’d much rather do a cleanse while eating dark chocolate!

kate

Good luck with the cleanse I cant wait to read about it!

Stephanie

Good luck with the cleanse! I’ll be intrigued to see how you feel in a few weeks. I’m not sure that I’d ever be willing to give up fruit!

Ashleigh

Hey lady – So interested to hear if you have any similar results, I’ve noticed a few lbs gone as well. And then just some general muscle tone improvement. My skin is super clear. And I feel more balanced some how. I also have GOT to stay on top of the colonics though. I need one every three days right now. Sometimes back to back ones!

Pure2raw twins

good luck, we just did a candida cleanse, and actually hope to try it again, as we did not do it 100%

thanks for the inspiration

jaime

what are the ingredients in the rose bar? just curious!

    Megan

    Unsweetened Chocolate, Sugar, Cocoa, Soya Lecithin (added as an emulsifier), Natural Vanilla Flavor. May contain milk.

    So, pretty much similar ingredients as my regular dark chocolate bars. ๐Ÿ˜€

      jaime

      surprised she’d have regular sugar and soy lecithin in her chocolate!

Red Deception

My holistic nutritionist has educated me on the candida cleanse, but we are still trying to get enough nutrients into me without my gut exploding. Maybe later I can do this cleanse.

What?! PB isn’t on your list of food you can eat! NOOOOOOOO!!!

I wouldn’t be able to make it without some organic natural PB ๐Ÿ™

Holly @ The Runny Egg

Good luck with the cleanse — I’d have a hard time not eating fruit!

I’m helping my mother in law plant her garden tomorrow — should be fun!

    Jacqueline Maruca

    i was going to eat only vegetables, raw or steamed and lots of salad for a week and water and decaf teas and no alcohol, coffee or dairy. also a daily drink of water, olive oil, clove of garlic and fresh ginger and another drink with water, fiber supplement, and bentonite clay. How do I get my protein?

    thanks

    jacqueline

      Megan

      That doesn’t sound like a regimen I would recommend to any of my clients, as I believe in making gradual changes that will be easy to stick to over the long term, rather than any sort of quick-fix cleanses. I’d also recommend doing lots of research before introducing a supplement like bentonite clay into your system– it can be helpful, but only in the context of a proper diet and lifestyle tools. For more on protein, you can read this post: https://detoxinista.com/2012/08/where-do-you-get-your-protein/

      Best of luck to you!

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