What do you suggest for systemic candida?
Dear Terry, “What do you suggest for systemic candida?” — Ira D., Coral Springs, FL
Dear Ira, Candida albicans is a naturally occurring type of yeast that lives in your body. It generally doesn’t cause trouble unless it starts to grow and spread out of control. While your body has systems in place to keep Candida in check, they can get out of balance, thus allowing a window of opportunity for Candida to spread like wildfire.
Diet is an extremely important factor when it comes to candida. So, the best recommendation I can give anyone with candida is to start a very low carbohydrate diet – remove sugar and all grains from your diet. For more information, I recommend reviewing the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (www.breakingtheviciouscycle.info/).
In addition to the dietary recommendations, I think you should also consider adding nutrients such as elderberry (Sambucus nigra), vitamins A, C and D, along with calcium, magnesium, zinc, and bioflavonoids, to your daily regimen to help keep your immune system strong throughout the year. All of these ingredients have immune-supportive properties.
I would also recommend Cinnamon, Thyme, Clove, and Oregano oils – some of nature’s most powerful ingredients – to help further boost the body’s natural defenses against candida. I suggest taking a total of 75 mg of these oils three times daily. Make sure to choose concentrated plant oils that are approved for internal use. Unlike essential oils used for massage and aromatherapy, these plant oils are tested and “fingerprinted” based on specific molecular makeup, species, marker compounds, purity and safety for internal medicinal use. The extraordinary potency of these tested plant oils allows for relatively low doses, but very powerful health benefits.
Terry . . . Naturally