Candida Diet and Colon Cleansing
Hi and thank you for your website.
I've been doing the Nature's Sunshine Candida Cleanse. I'm in week 3 now, and I'm following the candida diet very closely. I do berries with whey powder, almond milk, and almond butter for breakfast. Then just meats, vegetables, and nuts the rest of the day. I've noticed some improvement.
My fatigue is better, but still a lot of symptoms associated with adrenal fatigue and low thyroid. I'm still having a lot of hair loss too. How will I know when to stop the program and diet?
I'm thinking I need to do a colon cleanse. Any thoughts?
Thank you so much!
I commend you for being able to stay on the candida diet for so long. It's incredibly difficult and generally those who stay on it a long time do so because they are really suffering.
I had an alarming amount of hair loss too - as well as many of the symptoms of hypothyroidism.
As far as how long to stay on it - unfortunately it depends on each individual person. How long do you think you've had candida overgrowth
? Has it gone systemic? I've tried so many candida cleanses
I've lost count. They would work for me for a while, but then those familiar candida symptoms
would sneak back. It was terribly depressing.
I finally beat the infection for good when I got my body pH
back on track.
If you haven't already, I recommend testing your saliva pH
and urine pH
to see just how acidic you are.
A good candida cleanse
product will help you get better faster (although it might create a bad die-off reaction
), but to truly rid yourself of candida you need to take away their environment.
Candida love the acidic, low oxygen environment that comes with a too low body pH
. They make your body even more acidic with all the toxins and waste they release (see acidosis
In that sense natural colon cleansers
will definitely help clean them out. It's not nice to think about, but candida like to live in the impacted fecal waste that we have stuck to our colon walls.
Following a natural colon cleansing
, I would look for alkaline supplements
that can bring back your body pH balance
to a healthy slightly alkaline state (I like the supplements from pHion
- especially their alkalizing greens).
But you need to get rid of the excess yeast first, otherwise balancing your body pH will take longer, since they will still be dumping toxins and acids into your colon (and bloodstream if it is a systemic candida
Please let me know if you have any other questions.