Candida overgrowth has had a bad rap in the past two decades as being this insane fungus that ‘feeds’ on all sugar. It is simply not true. Wait. What?
Sugar is a category classification just as Candida is under the Fungus classification, but as with sugar types, they are not born equal. While fructose is ‘classified’ as ‘fruit sugar’ it doesn’t actively last longer than six or so minutes in the gut. This fruit sugar never makes it to the digestive tract to feed where most candida overgrowth issues occur.
The significant upside to the ‘all sugars’ misinformation as a contributor to feeding Candida overgrowth is people suffering are cutting out refined sugars, sodas, cakes and many fast foods. The downside is fruit has been added to the ‘never eat’ list. Sugar is a toxin, read more about the reality here.
Having said the above, a strategy to cut all sugars when there is an overgrowth flare-up is a good one. Reintroducing fruit will speed the recovery process by strengthing the immune system and balancing the patient’s blood sugar levels. Fruits that boost the immune system should be at the top of your list.
This article deals with natural ways to overcome and rid yourself of Candida overgrowth. For more information on fructose, not to be confused with high fruitcose corn syrup you can go here.
Here are a few natural products that are easily purchased and have proven to assist in the decrease of yeast, Candida overgrowth. At New Leaf, we are well aware of guests arriving with Candida issues. We believe this is a ‘warning sign’ of something greater/worse happening in a person’s system. Many of these guests have incorrect information. Through education and trial, they have found many other natural products give outstanding results. The natural products create a piece of mind and comfort, which is essential in the treatment of Candida.
At New Leaf, we do offer the ‘all green’ alternative programme with a warning. This type of fasting will almost always leave the guest feeling weak, low energy, fatigued and sometimes dizzy. The guest will also be unable to participate in the many beneficial activities that assist the detox weight loss process. We believe in movement and light exercise. The New Leaf Detox programme includes walking, aqua spinning bike, aqua aerobics, yoga, boxing, gym and floor aerobics. A balanced detox with fruit and vegetable juices, soups and smoothies will always return the guest with more weight loss, more energy and a greater overall sense of wellness. More weight loss information here.
Probiotic (Lactobacillus) are friendly bacteria that live in our digestive, genital and urinary system. We use lactobacillus for general digestion problems, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammation of the colon and also for other types of infections, including urinary tract infections (UTIs) and vaginal yeast infections. We have developed an excellent product we call Pro-Immune, which can be found here at Air Thai Life. Learn more about Probiotics in our post here.
PaPau d’Arco plant is known for its anti-fungal, antiviral, and anti-bacterial properties. One of the features found in Pau d’Arco is that of an anti-fungal called lapachol. Lapachol is a natural phenolic compound isolated from the bark of the lapacho tree. Research has shown that the most effective use of this plant is as a tea. Best not to use ‘extracts or concentrates’. The tea strengthens the immune system and kills off yeast growth.
Taken daily by our guests at New Leaf, Coconut Oil is a fantastic source of healthy fat that helps with cholesterol. It is also a source of natural, sustained energy to help if you can’t consume any sugars. Coconut oil also contains caprylic acid, which prevents overgrowth in Candida.
The incredible Aloe Vera plant is not only good for sunburn but strengthens the immune system and slows the overgrowth of yeast in the gut.
Cilantro is an amazing heavy metal detoxifier. We offer this as a heavy metal detoxing cilantro leaf ridding the body of mercury and assisting the prevention of yeast overgrowth.
Boosting the immune system is vital to balanced health. Harmful bacteria can’t grow in a stable, alkaline system. We also recommend supplements that boost the immune system and support the healthy digestive system. Amala Berry (Amla Berry or Indian Gooseberry) is an incredible natural form of vitamin C that significantly assists the immune system.
In the New Leaf Wellness clinic, we offer our Super Vitamin C Intravenous treatment used in conjunction with Pro-Immune, our probiotic, and cold-pressed Coconut Oil makes for an incredible combination of anti-Candida, Immune booster and weight loss formula.