Having gone through this candida lifestyle/diet/probiotics program myself, I can speak from experience. It feels great to be candida free and not having burning toes, jock itch or the other candida symptoms! My sister also went through the same candida clearing process to cure her chronic yeast infections and low immunity.
I followed the diet/lifestyle 95% strictly for 3 months…and 99% of my severe dandruff disappeared. My dandruff was so bad that head and shoulders wouldn’t even stop it…my naturalpath doctor and I were floored to say the least. Goodbye candida!
When looking for a probiotic supplement that is likely to be effective against Candida, I would make sure it has these 2 probiotic strains:
There is decent research showing that these probiotic strains have some effect on intestinal Candida infections.
My favorite probiotic for fighting candida (because it has both L acidophilus and B bifidum), is Synbiotic 365 by United Naturals. It’s a 3 in 1 probiotic that has anti-candida probiotic strains, prebiotics as well as B vitamins. You should click here to read the review where I rated this product 5 stars.
Remember, for the probiotics to defeat the candida, I needed to live a healthy lifestyle with a good diet to make it easier for probiotics to recolonize my body. Probiotics alone may be a good first step, but my sister and I needed to take the probiotics AND improve our diets/lifestyle.
I’ll detail below the lifestyle improvements and diet changes I needed to make to take it to defeat probiotics.
Taking probiotics was not the only step in fighting Candida. A vital step is to starve/weaken the Candida. This was accomplished by cutting out nearly all sugar, grains, alcohol and legumes from my diet for a period of exactly 105 days (for me). My sister saw results much faster, in about 60 days or so. But she can’t stray too far from the principles of the diet or the Candida can come back.
Just as important, I also needed to live a most restful, less stressful and anti-candida lifestyle. Specifically:
Those aren’t easy changes to make, but it isn’t easy having candida either!
I didn’t follow the diet/lifestyle/probiotics program 100% (that is not realistic!). But, if you follow it 6 days a week you’ll be making great progress!
I believe candida is a symptom of a lifestyle that is not working for your body. Figure out a way to get more rest, reduce stress, eat whole foods and high quality meat. That is the path to resisting all disease – not just candida.
The best way to test to see if you defeated candida, or actually have it, is the culture swap test. You can swab feces, throat or even skin infections to see there is an overgrowth.
If you want to read up further on Candida, check out the book “The Fungal Link” by Doug Kaufmann. It has more details on diet recommendations, and shows how many diseases have been linked to fungal infections. The book “How To Eat, Move and Be Health” by Paul Chek also has GREAT info on a lifestyle that beats candida.
Lastly, I’d be weary of those candida cleanse kits (even if they have probiotics)…how can a 7 day cleanse fight 358 days of a candida creating lifestyle??
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