First, you have to know if you have candida, before you can treat, right?
So, my stomach has been swollen for years. Some call it fat…
Do you know how it feels to just not feel right in the gut?
I could eat nothing for days and eat one thing and gain pounds and inches and where did the inches go first?
My BMI was considered obese.
My waist was above 40 sometimes…
Most of my life,
I was on a roller coaster ride of ups and downs with my weight.
It's April. Candida is still lit up red on my bio-feedback scanner more times than not.
Ways to Test (trust but verify)
A simple way to test for Candida:
When you awake in the morning, before you put anything into your mouth, work up some saliva and spit it into a clear glass of water. Within 1-3 minutes, look in the glass. If there are strings coming down from your saliva, or if the water turned cloudy, or if your saliva has sunken to the bottom, YOU MAY HAVE A CANDIDA CONCERN! Healthy saliva will simply float on the top! (You may want to put out a glass of water in the bathroom or on the nightstand the night before you wish to do the home Candida Saliva test, just to remind yourself not to brush your teeth prior to spitting into the glass.)
The above test came from CandidaSupport.org where you can find tons of free info, resources and FAQ about Candida.
You can take a Candida OverGrowth Test
I do like all their suggestions on supplements to take for Candida. All the products they suggest are from Global
Colon Cleanse with Oxy-Powder – I love this product. It's one I buy again and again because it works to clean me out (if you know what I mean)
The Overnight Flush
- Squeeze the juice of ½ organic lemon and add 1 teaspoon of organic raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar into 16 ounces of distilled water.
- Drink before bedtime with 4-8 capsules of oxy-powder on an empty stomach away from any foods or other supplements. Oxy-powder releases oxygen in the colon to detoxify and loosen toxins, undigested food particles and waste buildup so they can be flushed out naturally by the body. Learn more about oxy-powder.
- Expect the next day to have a series of bowel movements with many of the toxins being eliminated. Most people feel a significant relief when these toxins are being flushed out.
- If you have never taken oxy-powder before, start with 2 capsules and gradually increase if needed.
Colon Cleanse removes accumulated waste buildup and other toxins the can feed candida yeast.
Probiotics populate the gut with good bacteria that are effective against candida.
Enzymes improve digestion, nutrients uptake from foods you eat; break down candida cell wall biofilm.
Vitamins & Minerals needed to repair infection damage, avoid nutritional deficiencies.
Antifungals eliminate candida yeasts in more severe or stubborn cases of candida overgrowth.
This is a great video from an herbalist in Australia – it really explains what Candida is and what it is doing to our body – and how.
Todd Mansfield is the resident herbalist at Byron Herbalist
Here are just a few notes
Lives in & damages the gut – leaky gut – intestinal permeability
Creates Acetaldehyde – Class 1 Carcinogen – associated with strokes, cancer, blah feeling
Heavy metals act like a shield around other toxins, so if you have not gotten rid of the toxic heavy metals, they protect the Candida.