The world is full of environmental pollutants like synthetic chemicals, pesticides, herbicides and industrial pollutants that continue to have negative effects on both the natural world and society in general. This pollution can affect us in unexpected ways. Even the water we consume is treated with harsh chemicals like chlorine in order to be drinkable. You also know that the air you breathe can be full of toxic substances like carbon monoxide.
Did you know that many toxic substances can build up in your body, just as they do in the environment? In turn, this buildup can be responsible for a wide variety of symptoms, both mental and physical. Here’s just a partial list of the diseases and syndromes that can be exacerbated by toxins in your body:
Many people suffer from non-responsive or recurrent yeast infections that in themselves cause a wide variety of symptoms. Yeast organisms are endemic in our environment and are responsible for another set of alarming and debilitating physical and mental symptoms. The vast majority of systemic yeast infections are caused by the overuse of antibiotics and steroids.
Steroid therapies are anti-inflammatory agents which may decrease the body's ability to fight off infections. Steroids may also increase the sugar levels in the blood, and the vagina, allowing yeast to proliferate there. Diabetics are prone to yeast infections because diabetes can negatively affect the immune system. Increased blood sugar also contributes by providing an environment where yeast can grow and proliferate.
Women are especially prone to yeast infections that can be triggered by douching or synthetic underwear. Menopausal women who are taking hormone replacement therapy may suffer a hormone imbalance that contributes to a yeast infection.
Yeasts are normally present in the body, where they coexist in balance with other microorganisms. The immune system also helps to keep yeasts from over-multiplying and causing the symptoms listed above. However, there are situations where yeasts can proliferate into a full-blown infection. People who have weak immune systems are especially susceptible to yeast infections. Although many yeast infections are localized, for example, to the mouth or vagina, many others can become systemic. This is a relatively new way of looking at yeast infections popularized by a book named The Yeast Connection: A Medical Breakthrough, by William G. Crook (Vintage Books, 1986, ISBN 0394747003). Treatment of systemic yeast and other fungal infections is often difficult and usually involves antifungal drugs, but the infections can often re-occur.
If you have a systemic yeast infection, doesn’t it make sense to treat it systemically? However, you may not want to take systemic antifungal drugs because of unpleasant side effects like nausea, diarrhea, rashes, fever, rigor and chills.
The very foods you eat can contribute to toxicity in your body by trapping these environmental poisons in your body tissues, and even your brain. To permanently rid your body of harmful yeasts and toxins, you should seriously consider a Candida cleanse detoxification diet, especially if you’re looking for a natural and holistic solution.
A Candida cleanse diet will require serious lifestyle changes and should be followed on a daily basis if you want to see any considerable benefits or results. An effective Candida cleanse diet should be rich in vegetables and unprocessed foods. If you’re on a yeast free diet, you should also avoid alcoholic beverages as well as any fruit juice or soft drinks that contain sugar or caffeine. In general, a successful Candida cleanse diet will require avoidance of canned foods and pre-made foods, sugar in any form (Including fruit) and dairy. The benefits of a Candida cleanse detox diet include improved general health and energy levels, heightened resistance to disease and enhanced mental state and brain function. But the primary benefit of a Candida cleanse yeast diet is the purification and cleansing of toxins like yeast from the body. You can take the Candida cleanse diet a step further by adding a natural fiber cleanse. Cleansing with fiber can gently scrape the digestive tract clear of excess wastes and toxins.
Many people will experience headache in the early days of the Candida cleanse. Some even experience flu like symptoms as part of the Candida “die off”. As the Candida begins to be eliminated from the body symptoms may worsen temporarily as the toxins are released. You may want to gradually taper off caffeine before starting the Candida cleanse diet. Also, a yeast free diet is not a starvation diet. Be sure that you’re eating enough high-quality, nutritious food. Be sure to consult with your doctor before undergoing any new eating regimen.
You’ve already taken the first step by visiting this web site. If you’re looking for a solution to a stubborn yeast symptoms that have resisted other treatments, you may benefit from The Yeast Diet Cookbook and Meal Planning Guide. My personal recipes that I use whenever I need to go on the Candida cleanse, now available in a convenient downloadable format. It’s balanced, easy to follow and full of nutritious, easy-to-prepare foods you are sure to love. If you’re ready to commit to enhanced health and well-being, the Candida Diet can be a powerful ally in your pursuit of a positive and wholesome way of life.
Please note that you should always consult a medical practitioner before embarking on any new diet. The symptoms listed here are in no way intended to be all inclusive or to be used to diagnose any sickness or corresponding course of treatment.