Candida is a yeast that is present in our bodies all the time. It is healthy in small amounts. However, with the food systems filled with grains, sugars, and gluten Candida has been allowed to run away with us all. Have you seen the shows on TLC about the morbidly obese people? I think it is called “My 600 lb Life”. Well, the people on this show have a Candida overgrowth problem big time. This is why they are an emotional wreck and lie to themselves about food.
Candida takes over your brain. And it releases toxins in your body that keep you from yourself. Remember when I had you check out the show “Fit to Fat” about the personal trainers? Well, their emotional issues were from Candida overgrowth. And the reason it is so hard for some of them to loose weight is Candida overgrowth. Getting this yeast in check is something that most people unknowingly battle with their whole lives.
Candida overgrowth is what makes us overly emotional, more manageable, and it leads to disease. When you feel like you do not have control over your emotions, then you are willing to accept manageable as the best it will get. You will bypass trying for good, when manageable is an option. This is how the systems get you to keep yourself small. Candida overgrowth is the largest covert war tactic used by my family cult. It starts out just with you keeping yourself small, but it leads to every kind of disease you can think of. It is a win win situation for them. Especially, because eliminating it seems almost impossible.
Eliminating Candida is another thing that is a lifelong process just like healing leaky gut. It is something you are always going to have to be aware of. However, living without it after spending a lifetime on an emotional roller coaster is beyond priceless. Those of us who have suffered with it for years will understand just how painful it can be. It can interfere with every aspect of your life. It is physical, mental, and emotional pain. It is a special kind of hell that takes you over. It is enough to make anyone want to accept learned helplessness. And that is the goal right there. When you feel out of control of your body, you will accept learned helplessness in every aspect of your life because it is real to you.
I challenge everyone to spend a least a few weeks cleansing and just experience the freedom you feel. You are not supposed to feel enslaved to your body. Your body is on your side, it is your partner in life before anyone else can ever be.
Steps to eliminate Candida overgrowth:
- Avoid sugar, even natural sugars
- Avoid grains, especially gluten grains
- Avoid gluten as much as possible(especially if you have autoimmune issues)
- Avoid dairy
- Avoid coffee
- Avoid/minimize caffeine
- Avoid alcohol & soda
- Avoid fruit
- Avoid nuts and seeds(especially peanut butter it has mold in it)
- Limit Condiments
- Eat low carb
- Eat more quality fats-focus on Omega 3s
- Avoid refined oils
- Take a probiotic
- Eat more meat and eggs
- Avoid processed meats
- Avoid canned meats and foods
- Eat more fermented foods(beware if histamine issues)
- Eat coconut products everyday(oil, milk, cream, etc)
- Take digestive enzymes and Apple cider vinegar(if you can tolerate it)
- Put coconut oil on your skin
I am sure after that list, you are asking yourself, “Well, what can I eat?” Eat meats, healthy fats, nonstarchy vegetables(if you want), and probiotics. Now can you see why the Keto and Carnivore diets are gaining so much popularity? We are meant to eat low carb most of the time. In our evolution as humans we have never eaten such a carb heavy diet as the Standard American Diet before. Industrialization is when we started eating processed foods and grains regularly. This is also when we started developing chronic illness and disease more. Weston Price is a dentist who has done amazing research on the decline in our health with industrialization. He suggests we focus on making sure we get the fat soluble vitamins and Vitamin A and K2. If we focus on getting more than the recommended of these vitamins we should get everything else we need as well just by default.
You do not have to get your diet dialed in right from the get go. It is a learning process and not everyone is going to be the same, because we all have damaged and destroyed our bodies differently. So be patient with yourself, but also do not settle for manageable being the best it gets.