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
How To Get Rid of Candida
How to Get Rid of CandidaSo how would one know if they had Candida? Generally, I use the rule of â€œhave you everhad antibiotics?â€� But if you wanna look to symptoms that you might be experiencing,you would find lethargy, brain fog; you're not thinking clearly, you can't make decisionsdecisively in your life. We developed the plan based on someone who was having sharpneurological pain in their arm and shoulder and neck, and based on that, we discoveredthat she had a fungal Candida condition. I might feel tired, achy, immune system suppression,frequent colds, yearly colds. We find people who do a Candida plan eliminate the yearlycolds that they commonly get. So immune system
suppression is another big factor. Blood sugarimbalances are also very much linked to Candida. Hypertension, high cholesterol, high bloodpressure, these are other signs and symptoms that you might be suffering from systemictoxicity or systemic fungal infections due to Candida.Research, lately, from University of San Diego, has shown that one mechanism will cause highblood pressure, immune system suppression, and diabetes in individuals, and this mechanismis secretion of large amounts of protease enzymes within the bloodstream and tissues.And this is one of the main ways that Candida propagates and spreads itself throughout thebody, by secreting what are called aspartyl
proteases. So if you have millions of fungalcells secreting millions and millions of protease enzymes, this will damage cell membranes andcause and create hypertension, blood pressure, diabetes, and immune system suppression.So if you have Candida, or you've been dealing with Candida for a long time, the questionis, â€œHow do I get rid of Candida?â€� The medical profession will use antifungals. Theproblem with this approach is Candida's truly, in the greater sense of how it comesto be a problem in the body, is an antibiotic problem. An antifungal is yet another antibioticagainst life. The microorganisms that coexist in our digestivetract have been around for millions of years
and have developed very sophisticated mechanismsby which they survive. This is why we have so much antibioticresistant disease in theworld, due to the use of antibiotics. If you start using antifungals, as the medical professionhas, what they're discovering, and what they've been discovering for years, is thatthe fungus adapts. So if you try to kill the fungus, it will adapt. It'll find ways tosurvive. Every living thing on this planet has this impulse for life, so it seeks a wayto survive. And this is an organism which has been around millions of years, so it's,in that sense, evolved considerably beyond our own adaptive mechanisms.So the way that we prefer to get rid of Candida
is by working with it in a way that we don'ttry to kill it off. And there are a lot of different approaches, even within the holisticcommunity, where they try to kill Candida. But if you try to kill Candida, you're gonnaelicit adaptive mechanisms within it. And the best way that we have found is throughthe use of substances that work to convert it, simply, back into its yeast form, andto go from there. And what I developed approximately 17 years ago, in 1992, was the McCombsÂ© Copyright 20102011, All Rights Reserved, Jeffrey S. McCombs, DC Page 89 of 130Plan. And the McCombs Plan is made up of four different components that we found were essentialto eliminating Candida in the body through
the conversion of the fungal form back toits yeast form. So how the McCombs Plan will differ from evena lot of the other plans that have been around since the late 1950s is that we don't tryto kill Candida. We simply convert the fungal form back into its yeast form and then allowthe body's immune system to get rid of the excessive yeast. And this is one of the primary,if not the definitive, difference between our plan and all the other Candida plans whichhave been on the market since the late 1950s.