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
What Is An Intracellular Latent Yeast Infection
Thanks for checking out my tutorial today. I'vegot a question today from a lady in New York. Eric, what is a latent intracellular yeastinfection? I've been reading a page on the internet and would like to know your takeon it. I just had a look at a page by a lady, Marjorie Crandall, actually, on latent intracellular yeast infection. This is something I've knownabout for probably about 15 years plus. And Crandall says here basically, it's a lowgradeyeast infection and it's not very active. It's also termed chronic atrophic erythematousCandidiasis, so atrophic means quot;not feeding.quot; It's not really growing and the erythematousmeans quot;redquot;. So redness, probably burning,
stinging pain, not growing, it sounds a littlebit like vulvodynia or a condition I see a lot with women where they'll get an area ofthe vulva red and inflamed. It's not active yeast but what happens isthe yeast will often get into the epithelial, deeper into the tissues. They'll stop growing,but they'll keep producing enzymes and also Candida byproducts like toxic metabolic byproducts.And this can create infection and inflammation on a deep level, and it can often create painlike burning, stinging. This is a typical pain that many women experience around thevulva region, a term called quot;vulvodynia,quot; pain around this area. It's latent, so it'snot very active.
What I'm not really happy with with what Crandall proposes is longterm use of some kind of a medical antifungal drug, probablyfluconazole, probably for 6 or 12 months and also continual use of topical hydrocortisone.I think this is not a very good treatment, Crandall, because giving patients longtermantifungals and topical steroids, steroids are really bad to use long term with patients.They create adrenal suppression. They weaken the adrenal and the stress access. They makethe person more prone to infection down the track. They weaken the immune system. Theyweaken the skin tissue. Longterm fluconazole has proven not to be effective. It doesn'ttarget any bacterial parasites, purely Candida.
It's not a good idea. You're weakening theimmune system. A typical fluconazole resistance has been reported in literature now for manyyears. So giving any drug or supplement for 12 months nonstop is a crazy idea.I've often said going into battle with guns and bombs and bullets and that, it's justnot really going to work. You're just basically upscaling. You're just creating more hostility,and counterattacks, is a good word to use. You can't fight Candida with guns or bombs.You just can't keep dropping drugs on these people all the time. It's not the way to doit. What's the solution when we've got this latentintracellular yeast infection? The first thing
I'd probably do is get the patient to makesome serious lifestyle changes. Crandall, in her defense, did mention some lifestylechanges, but unfortunately, the first three or four things on the page were all aboutdrugs, drugs, drugs. Lifestyle changes are the key thing to do with these patients.I've successfully helped hundreds of cases of vulvodynia of women get rid of this condition.Many, many times by looking at them very carefully, understanding that many of these women havegot high levels of anxiety and depression. They get relationship problems. I know allthis. I've seen it before. Many of them are working moms with a few children. They'rehigh stress. They've got poor sex lives. They've
got a lot of pain, irritability, and they'rereally sick and tired of feeling like this. They're sick and tired of going to the sand getting repeated drugs and no real results. These women often need a significant lifestylechange. I get them to cease all alcohol, all sweet foods, and all chocolates. A woman mightbe watching this and saying, quot;Done itquot;. Done it. Done it. It's not working. Been there,done that.' Okay, what you probably haven't done is made some other changes. You've gotto learn to say quot;noquot; to people. You've got to learn to relax more. You've got to taketime out because all this high stress and anxiety is only affecting your immune systemfurther and further. It's just pushing it