Some start the program and feel better almost immediately, noticing positive effects such as increased energy, better mental focus, better elimination, etc. For these folks, the die-off experience may be minimal or may occur a few weeks into the program. Others start their yeast reduction program and experience diet off symptoms right away.
Many of today’s common illnesses are related to dietary excess, including, Candida Related Complex (CRC), hypoglycemia, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, ADD, obesity and more. How do we prevent ourselves from over indulging? In the case of people with special dietary needs who feel restricted from eating their habitual choices, we can work to transform our relationship with our food to a healthy, nourishing one.
We rise above the craving and follow a new, healthier urge.
Many people who have recovered from CRC report that the illness taught them how to truly take care of themselves. Many of us, in fact, spend our whole lives taking care of others and putting the needs of others before our own. Is CRC present in your life to teach you to honor your own needs and learn to accept your limitations? Has it arrived to help you begin practicing the self-care that you need to insure a long life and the fullest possible self actualization?
The first time you fill in the Candida Symptom quiz it will help you assess your health history and current symptoms. This base test will assist you determining how likely it is that candida overgrowth is contributing to your health problems. Then, if you fill it out weekly, it can help you track your health progress on the Whole Approach Candida Diet and Whole Approach Candida Protocol. The weekly candida symptom quiz can help you focus on where you are improving, and can reduce your impatience by connecting your results with your diet and product protocol efforts.
Focusing on your progress may improve your precision with your healing strategies. You'll be able to see when efforts are working and feel encouraged. Alternately, when your efforts are not working, you'll know it's time to change your approach.
For the sensitive and conscious eater or those recovering from candida overgrowth, allergy and food quality issues, (gluten, food preservatives, and genetically modified foods) make eating in fast food restaurants or coffee shops en route, unappealing.
Whether you’re heading off to run errands, hiking with a friend or packing for a full day away from home, traveling with food to go is a wonderful way to ensure you feel your best to enjoy your adventure. On the menu are healthy, hypo-allergic, organic foods and practical tools like travel containers, coolers, natural wet wipes and portable cutlery.
Candida and Food Allergies, Part III of III
The role of chemicals and processing in your response to foods
Pesticide-residues or irradiated foods may cause reactions in some people. Organically grown foods that are not sprayed or treated may be well tolerated while their conventionally-produced counterparts cause symptoms. Packaging additives may be made from allergenic substances such as cornstarch used to powder cereal bags and milk cartons.
How can I determine if I have food allergies?
There are a number of medical and non-medical approaches to allergy testing, none of which are going to tell you all of the foods that may hinder your health or even all of the foods that you might have a significant reaction to.
by TL Cornish, Certified Nutritional Practitioner
Food allergies, food intolerance and candida commonly go hand in hand. Candida myceila (in its fungal form) causes damage to your intestinal lining which can worsen or trigger food intolerance and allergies. This can increase food and environmental allergies and intolerance.
Symptoms of food intolerance may include any one of many physical, mental or emotional responses. Identifying a relationship to a food, a combination of foods or an environmental condition requires some sleuthing and, likely the help of a food diary.
by T L Cornish, Certified Nutritional Practitioner
continued – see Part 1 below
If we want to feel our very best during pollen season, it’s important to “clean-up” our environment. Work to create a natural, healthy home, car and workspace environment. Strive for a chemical and additive-free, fresh diet that is rich in nutrients. Reducing the number of allergenic and toxic irritants to our body frees our immune system to more effectively cope with pollens as we progress into a more tolerant health status.