How to Cure Candida in 6 Steps
Hey, guys. Axe here, of functionalmedicine and founder of DrAxe . Today I'm going to share with you the exact diet, treatmentand supplements you need to take the clear Candida from your body. And this is what Ireally consider to be my SixStep Candida Cure Diet Protocol. And you're going to seeamazing results with this protocol. And let me say this first, what is Candida?Candida is the overgrowth of yeast and bad bacteria in your body and it can cause somemajor symptoms that you want to get rid of. And so some of the symptoms of Candida caninclude any type of fatigue issue. If you struggle with chronic fatigue or adrenal fatigue,those can be related to Candida.
Any type of leaky gut issue. Leaky gut isintestinal permeability, where proteins like gluten can leak through your gut and causeinflammation of your body. So if you have food sensitivities or if you have digestiveissues like gas and bloating, also if you have any problem related to the thyroid, thosecan be warning signs you have Candida. Also if you get yeast in your body. If younotice, let's say, yeast or whiteness on your tongue or if you ever get chronic yeast infectionsor coming down with the cold and flu often, those can be warning signs that you have Candida.And, of course, also with Candida any sort of other digestive issues, like irritablebowel syndrome or chronic diarrhea or constipation
or even acid reflux, those are warning signsthat you might have Candida. And last but not least, is a sluggish metabolism.If you aren't losing weight and burning fat like you know you should be, those are warningsigns you could have Candida, along with actually even bad breath and lack of detoxification.Those are some major warning signs. So here are the six things you need to do to eliminateCandida fast. Number one, you need to stop consuming somuch sugar. Now, I know that's obvious. That's something that I think most of us realizeis that sugar feeds yeast in your body. But again, you have got to get rid of processedsugar, fruit juices, any sort of added sugar
to any sort of product sweetener. Even mostpackaged products and fast foods are also high in sugar. Even things like pasta saucesand crackers, you'd be surprised, but sugar is added to almost everything. So again, eliminate especially the processedsugar out of your diet. As a replacement, I recommend using a little bit of Stevia,which is a nocalorie natural sweetener and then about one to three teaspoons a day ofmanuka honey. Okay? Those are the sweeteners you should be using if you have Candida. Number two. You need to eliminate grains fromyour diet. Why? Because grains turn into sugar
and they also tend to be more inflammatory.And so again, getting those grains out of your diet, especially wheat products and glutencontaininggrains, that's step number two. Instead, do a lot more vegetables and maybe some starchycarbs. Number three thing you have to do to clearCandida from you system, is support your spleen. Now, this is cuttingedge information thata lot of people don't realize. And this is a practice in Ancient China that is oftenused by acupuncturists today. But they have found that the number one cause of Candidais a weakened spleen. And so if you have spleen issues, and spleen is responsible for digestionof the body, producing red blood cells in
your system. And so the spleen is a very importantorgan. In order to support the spleen, there area couple things you need to do. But really the spleen is supported by starchy foods,especially squash, things like sweet potatoes, butternut squash, and also even doing certaintypes of beans like lentils and mung beans. So again, getting some of those good starchycarbs. And that's really where your sweetness shouldcome from. A little bit of butternut squash, acorn squash, foods like that that has thatmild sweetness. That's the only sweet you should be really getting in your diet. Again,with no processed sugar and, again, very low
Cervical Mucus in Early Pregnancy
What happens to cervical mucus in early pregnancy? I would consider a pregnancy test a way moreaccurate indicator of pregnancy. I've been monitoring my cervical mucus totrack fertility; I want to know how it changes if I get pregnant. When you ovulate, the cervical mucus getsthinner, clearer, more watery. Yes, and it does that when you ovulate andthe egg is prime, versus the body temperature spike that happens a day after you ovulate. After that 24 hour expiration date, the cervicalmucus goes back to being thick, white and
gooey. What does it do if I'm pregnant? In the first days, it will be the normal thick,white and gooey. The biggest change will be that the cervical mucus won't be wiped outby your period. A lack of a period can be a sign of pregnancy,but it can also mean you're so stressed out that your period skipped. If you were tracking your fertility via cervicalmucus, you probably wouldn't see a shift due to ovulation if a health condition hasshut that down.
So if I don't have a period because of anout of whack thyroid or too strict diet, the cervical mucus will remain unchanged. Unless you are not having a period becausesomething else is wrong. That would make the cervical mucus ultrathickand usually other colors like green tinged or yellow. A yeast infection can make it thicker too,and smell fishy. If only that could be a sign of pregnancy. It could be a sign of diabetes too, if youkeep getting infections.
What happens if I got pregnant? It will be the same thick, white or creamcolor, sticky stuff throughout the pregnancy. The difference is that during pregnancy, thecervix usually makes more. I've heard of women having so much cervicalmucus that they need to wear a pad to contain it. They sometimes do, but that is usually inthe second or third trimester, not in the first week or two. I heard there were changes.
You might see a few spots of blood in thecervical mucus when the embryo implants. That could be mistaken for the start of aperiod. Except your period should not start. The morecertain changes are the cervix going back up after conception but not as high as normal,and hardening a little but not as hard as normal. You're right, a pregnancy test is way moreobvious.
Can Betaine HCL Treat Candida Yeast Infections
Greetings. Naturopath Eric Bakker from NewZealand. Author of Candida Crusher and formulator of the Canxida range of products. I've gota question here from Claudevia Sameen from Kiev, Ukraine. Claudivia is asking me, quot;CanBetaine HCL treat Candida?quot; So betaine hydrochloride. Betaine is really a supplement; trimethylglycineis a supplement that we use for improving stomach acidity. It's commonly thought thatmany people who get reflux disease and heartburn have over acid production and, in fact, manyhave under acid production. It's a very common assumption that heartburn is caused by overacidity and it's spawned a whole huge industry, particularly in North America in the UnitedStates. It's almost a $10 billion US dollar
industry with one drug called Nexium alonenetting over $6 billion last year. Stomach acid is very important. It's a veryimportant part of good health for people. A very important part. And when we start blockingstomach acid with medications, we create a huge amount of problem with people. I've doneanother tutorial on Nexium that you can watch, and that explains a little bit more aboutthe different kinds of medications, the acid blockers, we've got different kinds, two differenttypes we use, and their effect on human health. A study has found that over 70 percent ofpeople who take these acidblocking medications have got, in fact, a yeast infection. By increasingstomach acidity rather than decreasing it,
we're going to have a good effect on improvingnot just the stomach function in general, but we're also going to prevent the body fromgaining the ability to get these infections. So you're more prone to getting a yeast infectionor small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, what we call SIBO, if you've got a higherpH of the stomach, so a more alkaline stomach rather than a more acidforming stomach.A good way to take betaine hydrochloride, Jonathan Wright in the States, very famous years ago recommended people start with 300 to 500 mg of betaine HCL as a supplement.Take it with a meal one capsule and then with each succeeding meal, increase by one doseuntil you reach your what we call quot;tummy tolerance.quot;
If you start feeling a bit of reflux or heartburnbehind the sternum here, you back off and you work under that threshold. I've had somepatients honestly take 20 or 30 of these capsules a day until they reach their stomach's aciditylevel. And then over a period of a week or two, they had to back off and use lower andlower dosages. This is called the quot;tummy tolerancequot; method and it works quite well for a lot ofpeople. If you've quite serious heartburn, you could try a little bit of betaine, a littlebit of lemon juice or cider vinegar may help, too, or a bit of betaine. If you've got Candida,make sure that you take a digestive enzyme that contains a bit of betaine.Check out my products called Canxida Restore.
That's got digestive enzymes in it, alongwith some probiotics. Probiotics, in fact, improve the upper level of the stomach's health,and antibiotics are linked, in fact, with people taking these acid blocking medications.Because what we found is that when many people take an antibiotic, they, in fact, destroythe beneficial flora in the stomach. And yes, there are beneficial bacteria there, too,and right throughout the digestive tract. This, in turn, can create reflux disease andproblems requiring a drug like Zantac or Tagamet or Prevacid or Nexium, one of those drugs.So if you require one of these drugs, have you taken an antibiotic in the past? Maybeyou just need to take a good probiotic enzyme
formula to build that health back up again.That's a bit of a longwinded reply there for Claudivia in Kiev, Ukraine. I hope thatanswers your question Claudivia. Don't forget to do my online quiz at yeastinfection to determine what kind of level of severity of Candida you've got. Thanks for tuning in.