SOME STEPS I TOOK TO DETERMINE IF I HAD CANDIDIASIS
I read the book Body Ecology Diet.
I recognized I had many of the symptoms linked to candida overgrowth.
I was stubbornly opposed to taking some of the dietary changes the author recommends to get control of the situation. These were changes on the healthier end of the food chain. I am not talking about wheat, milk, high sugar fruits, etcetera. These foods are not bad for you. They are a problem if you can not digest them without having some digestive disturbances, skin rashes, depression, and the list goes on.
After some soul searching and consistent plaguing of Candidiasis symptoms, that really disrupted my ability to live a free and creative life, I knew I had Candida overgrowth.
My diet would be considered exemplary by many people who are well versed in nutrition, but my food consumption was still leaning on the acidic side. Many foods that are considered healthy are not helpful to a Candidiasis condition and need to be lessened or left out until the candida overgrowth is in check. Do some research. Read the book. More vegetable quality foods and cultured vegetables are needed. Detoxification, which is discussed in the book is very important and will happen with the dietary changes. More deep detox is something to explore for many people. I had done many detox programs, colon cleansing, but my diet needed to be more fine tuned. It is NOT just about eliminating sugars, fruit, refined foods, and flour products, etcetera. The need for more vegetable quality food in relation to protein in the form of seeds, grains, nuts and animal protein is important to understand.
If you are struggling with Candida symptoms you most likely have Candida overgrowth. That just seems to make clear sense, but the craving of the foods that feed Candida are everywhere. Forget about the use of antibiotics, prescriptive medications, chlorine and other contaminants in our water, heavy metals, air pollution The list is lengthy.
I believer that the addiction to food is the most pervasive addiction in the world. It is the most culturally acceptable one and is probably the hardest one to break through. These actions to achieve better health can open the doors to a clearer vision of life.
Body Ecology Diet link here.
Truth Calkins video on Candida link here. I highly recommend watching this video and checking out the Best Day Ever interview on David Wolfe’s Longevity Now website.
The more excuses I found to not make all changes necessary to feel better truly informed me. I had a deep need to take action. The Body Ecology Diet program, at that time, helped me face the emotional and physical addictions I had to food.
Postscript 11/2013: Since writing this post I found The Unique Healing Program Donna Pessin. This program, now 10 months into it, is changing my life. It is not an instant fix, but it does work. Check it out and the other posts I have written specifically about my experience with UHP.