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Disease Processes Versus Healing Processes
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Toxins and Poisons Damage Health
Drugs are Toxic (Poisonous)
Vaccines are Toxic (Poisonous)
Foods & Drinks That Damage Health
How Stress Contributes to Poor Health
How Your Parents Influenced Your Health
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How Do You Know If You Have Candida?
Bee's Candida Program Improves Anyone's Health
That is because all of the information about candida/years, bacteria, prasites, etc. was fabricated (made up) by the medical and drug industries in order to purposely mislead people into believing drugs like antibiotics, antifungals, etc. would help them, however all of their information is totally false! Read How the Medical & Drug Industries Create their Sickness Business
After the discovery of the first antibiotic, penicillin, the medical and drug industries had to create many words, terms, definitions, and explanations in order to justify using drugs to treat bugs that occur in the body, including:
This meant they also had to create false information on the purpose and function of bacteria, parasites, and candida/fungus by "claiming" they cause many diseases by producing toxins (poisons), and that you can "catch them" and they are contagious. However, all of that information is also false! The fact is that bacteria, parasites, and candida/fungus produce enzymes in order to digest, change or neutralize poisons (toxins) in the body just like they do in all of Nature.
Nature's typical example is a compost heap of garbage and rotting vegetable material. Bacteria, parasites, and fungus automatically occur in order to break down the garbage, changing it into nutrient–rich dark soil. In other words, bacteria, fungus and bugs are Nature's housekeepers. If Nature didn't have such housekeepers this Planet would have been totally swallowed up by garbage many years ago. That is why you will find the truth in plant and animal biology rather than what is claimed by the medical and drug industries! In fact they contradict many of their own medical textbooks on human physiology that explains how the human body works—see How the Medical & Drug Industries Create their Sickness Business
Candida is a short name used to describe Candida Albicans, which is yeast or fungus overgrowing in the body. It mainly occurs in mucus membranes, i.e. mouth, throat, esophagus, stomach, intestines, ears, eyes, genitals, bladder, etc.) but it can also occur on the skin and hair and also around nails.
However, candida is not the only kind of fungus created in the body, because there are many other kinds of funguses that can be created in many areas of the body, as needed, in order to clean up toxins. Examples include:
The technical term for candida/yeast overgrowth is "candidiasis," which means "an overgrowth of candida albicans in the body." Candida albicans is a single–celled fungus that belongs to the vegetable kingdom, similar to their "cousins" the molds that occur in foods and Nature. Cancer is also a fungus!
Candida is the "result" of disease, just like heart diseases, diabetes, cancer, asthma, obesity, etc. because of these primary reasons for ALL failing health:
Mother Nature provides many ways of dealing with poor health, as it does in the environment, soil, plants, and all animals, that is called "homeostasis" which means:
In humans, homeostasis regulates body temperature in an effort to maintain a normal body temperature around 98.6°. For example, we sweat to cool off in hot weather, and we shiver to produce heat in cold weather. Homeostasis ensures we can act quickly and effectively to threats or danger by automatically switching over to our "fight/flight" nervous system.
Homeostasis is also involved when we do not consume nutrients needed for health, so our bodies are forced to pull nutrients from itself, called borrowing or robbing, i.e. protein from muscles or minerals from bones, to ensure vital organs like the heart can function properly.
Mother Nature was wise enough to provide our bodies with all of the resources, mechanisms, tools, feedback, etc. that are necessary in order to maintain our bodies' homeostatis. All diseases, symptoms, illnesses, malfunctioning organs, etc. that occur are evidence the body is utilizing it's resources in order to maintain homeostasis. In other words, any changes the body makes are for its optimal survival, including the creation of bugs of any kind, including bacteria, parasites, fungus (candida/yeast).
Many researchers and scientist throughout history have proved that germs, bacteria, fungus (including candida), cancer, etc. are the result of the poor condition of the body, and that the body itself creates them as needed. They proved the existence of a single micro–organism, or microbe, that is found everywhere in Nature, i.e. on rocks, plants, in soil, and in all animals and humans on Earth. Modern microscopes commonly used in the medical field today are not able to detect these microbes because they are too small. In order to see these microbes researchers who discovered them use special microscopes. For example, one researcher, Gaston Naessens, designed and built a microscope he called the "Somatoscope."
Since these researchers existed at different times, they made their discoveries independent of each other, so they called them by different names, including microzymas, protits, somatids, etc., but it is obvious they were all seeing the same "tiny dots", or microbes.
These microbes can be seen in human blood, emerging from red blood cells, and they can be seen changing into many different kinds of organisms. The ability to change into different forms is called "pleomorphism." Pleomorphism means many forms; many or more (pleo–), forms or bodies (morph–), capable of changing from one type of organism into another. This is what modern scientists call mutation (changing) of viruses or bacteria into antibiotic resistant forms.
Special microscopes showed such changes happening right before their eyes. [Note: Today's live blood analysis can show similar details, but improperly prepared vein blood is used, and the results are totally mis–interpreted.] These researchers saw tiny microbes change into bacteria, and then the bacteria changed into fungus/yeast, and finally the fungus changed into cancer. Gaston Naessens called this tiny microbe a somatid (which means "tiny body"), and here is his diagram of the changes he saw happening in his microscope, called The Somatid Cycle of Life.
However, these changes do not only take place inside our bodies, since they also occur everywhere in Nature, as this article on Cleaning Up Waste states:
"Everything under the sun degrades, or breaks down, into different materials. Fallen leaves become compost, iron rusts, milk turns sour, and food 'goes bad.' Just as light, heat, and moisture can degrade many materials, biotechnology relies on naturally occurring, living bacteria to perform similar functions. Some bacteria naturally breakdown chemicals and other wastes, including some hazardous materials because they produce digestive enzymes. Many scientists today are discovering the ability of bacteria and fungus to clean up the environment—here's a couple of examples of their research:
The purpose of bacteria and fungus are to "clean up" garbage, toxins, waste, etc. found anywhere in Nature. As needed, they change into bacteria, and then into different kinds of bacteria, and finally into fungal forms like candida/yeast and cancer, when bacteria are not able to do the clean up necessary. To claim they are the "cause" of disease is like saying "flies cause manure piles," or "firemen cause fires".
In other words, germs, bacteria, fungi (including candida and cancer) and everything in-between are the "result," and not the "cause", of disease! If "germs" are there as the result, not the cause, then to treat germs with antibiotics (toxins) is in fact very wrong! Unfortunately, this misconception about disease affects all aspects of modern medicine today.
To understand more about pleomorphism, see The Somatid Cycle of Life by Naessens, and look at live, moving and changing somatids (tiny mibrobes) in this video, Earth's Tiniest Living Organisms: Somatids (Identify: Friend or Foe?).
Therefore, these researchers prove that the Germ Theory of Disease is False. Theory means "to guess without having proof. It is not a law like the Law of Gravity. The Law of Gravity is a law because it is consistant, repeatable, and observable.
Louis Pasteur created the Germ Theory of Disease, yet he proved to be a fraud and an impostor, who stole other researchers' ideas and forced his beliefs on the medical community, as this article documents—You do not "Catch" Germs, Bacteria or Viruses.
The Germ Theory of Disease claims we can "catch" all bugs/germs. However, ":IF that were true" we would ALL have ALL of the bugs/germs ALL of the time because they are everywhere! That means life on Earth could not have happened! It also means we could never get over a cold, flu, or any other disease "supposedly" caused by bugs/germs, since we would constantly be re-infecting ourselves.
When we are sick, it is we who suffer, and suffering is a cruel reality. However, the cause of our dis-eased condition is always within ourselves.", which is according to Nature's Fundamental Laws on Health and Living. Please note that the word diseased is hyphenated to emphasize its meaning, which is "not–at–ease".
Pleomorphism also explains why germs mutate, changing into stronger ones that become resistant to antibiotic drugs, that the medical industry is always talking about. This also contradicts (opposes) their own belief in monomorphism, which means one (mono–) body or form for each kind of bug/germ. The truth is, any germs and bacteria can, and do, change into other forms, as proved by many reputable researchers, scientists and doctors since the early 1800s, including Antoine Béchamp, Gaston Naessens, Raymond Royal Rife, Gunther Enderlein, and others.
Therefore, the "true" cause of candida makes more sense, since the body itself creates candida/yeast in order to clean itself up, help heal damaged areas by getting rid of, changing, or neutralizing toxins and poisons that are damaging. This happens within each person's body independent of anyone else or any outside influences or sources, which also disproves the "claim" that candida or other bugs are contagious!
It is like the manure pile and the flies, with the manure pile representing the poor condition of the body, and the flies representing bacteria, candida/fungus or cancer. The only way to get rid of the flies is to clean up the manure pile, i.e. improve the condition and health of the body so it is able to detoxify and heal itself like it should. The manure pile does not go away by killing off the flies, and killing bacteria, candida or cancer that are created by our own bodies does not improve the condition of our bodies. Your body will continue creating them as long as they are needed.
Therefore, bacteria, candida, and even cancer are the "result" of the poor condition of the body,, i.e. poor health, and not the "cause." of it. This is also true of any other health issues and diseases. All diseases, symptoms, illnesses, degeneration, malfunctioning organs, etc. are the "result," and not the "cause" of poor health. Think about it: How can a disease, illness, symptom, malfunctioning organ, etc. cause itself? The poor condition of the body is the reason for all failing health, including candida and cancer.
The term "die-off symptoms" is commonly used to describe symptoms and reactions that occur when large numbers of candida/fungi, viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens [viruses, bacteria, etc. that cause disease] are killed off in the body, releasing a lot of toxins into the system at one time by antibiotics or antifungals, etc.
Such symptoms are described as "flu-like", the feeling that one gets when parasites, fungi, bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens are killed in the body and being cleaned out of the body. These "flu-like" symptoms are also cleansing (detoxing) reactions, caused by the body isolating and getting rid of toxins.
These symptoms include increased mucus secretions in all mucus membranes (nose, throat, sinuses, lungs, vagina, intestines, etc.) and muscle or joint aches and pains, headaches, brain fog, digestion disturbances and so on. It's like that "bad all over feeling" you had during a bout with the flu.
Such die-off symptoms are "Herxheimer reactions," also called Herx reactions. However, die-off symptoms and "Herxheimer reactions" "assume" that the Germ Theory of Disease is true, so the medical field had to fabricate (make up) such terms in order to make us believe antibiotics were actually killing off bacteria, however, that isn't at all true!
The term "Herxheimer reaction" was fabricated by Karl Herxheimer (1861-1942) and Adolf Jarisch (1850-1902), also known as the "Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction." The reason the term was created was in order to describe what occurs when large quantities of toxins are released into the body as viruses, bacteria, candida, etc. die-off when treated by antibiotics or antifungal drugs, antifungals, etc. that "supposedly" kills them off.
"They claim" antibiotics cause bugs to die, i.e. be killed off, which causes bugs to release large numbers of toxins faster than the body can remove the toxins by natural detoxification processes. They also say: "Such reactions includes fever, chills, headache, muscle pain, cold-like and flu-like symptoms with increased mucus, and an increase in skin rashes and eruptions." But note this! They also say "The intensity of the reaction reflects the intensity of inflammation present." NOTE: That statement is your biggest clue to the truth! Of course the medical field "had to dream up" something that explains such adverse reactions to antibiotics!
The truth is that die–off symptoms and Herxheimer Reactions are not caused by bugs being killed off or dying. What is actually happening in the body is in the statement above, i.e. "The intensity of the reaction reflects the intensity of inflammation present." The fact IS that inflammation is a natural immune system reaction to the presence of toxins, and antibiotics and antifungal drugs are toxic/poisonous to the body! Therefore, any symptoms and reactions are caused by the body itself, which is evidence it is working trying hard to detoxify antibiotic toxins.
Such symptoms and reactions are "NOT caused" by killing off bugs at all. They are created by the body in response to toxins/poisons like it reacts to any kinds of toxins or poisons, therefore such reactions are because of being poisoned!
The body creates symptoms and reactions (inflammation) in response to all toxins/poisons, i.e. drugs, over-the-counter medicines, vaccines, mercury fillings in teeth, heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides, and chemicals in foods, personal care and cleaning products, etc. In other words, the body works hard at minimizing the damage caused by toxins/poisons such as antibiotics and other drugs by creating inflammation and other immune responses in order to get rid of the poison. However, our governments allow big businesses (medical, drug, food, agricultural, etc.) to poison people legally by allowing toxins and poisons to be used!
Bacteria are created everywhere in Nature, just like they are created in our bodies and all other bodies, plants, soil, etc. on Earth. One of the purposes of bacteria is to ferment (break down) and change substances, like bacteria and bugs occur in a compost pile that contains decayed and rotting vegetable matter, leaves, and other organic substances, that are changed into black nutrient–rich soil. Other examples of bacterial fermentation are in the making of cheese, yogurt, beer, wine, alcoholic beverages, etc.
One of the most common probiotic supplements is called Lactobacillus Acidophilus (L. Acidophilus), which is one of the "supposedly" good bacteria in the body. However, L. Acidophilus is one of the bacteria created in the mouth that causes Dental Plaque to build up. Dental plaque is what we are trying to brush off of our teeth and it causes Dental Caries (tooth decay/cavities), gum disease such as Gingivitis and Periodontal Disease, etc. Acids produced by bacteria in the mouth break down, or demineralize, enamel, dentin, and cementum (similar to bone, which covers roots). So the question is, how can L. Acidophilus be called "good bacteria" when it causes such damage?
The major clue to problems with probiotics is in Dr. Weston A. Price's book Nutrition and Physical Degeneration. Dr. Price was a very precise researcher, who did careful testing of saliva from people's mouths (before and after providing healthy nutrition), took x–rays, counted cavities, measured the depth of cavities, etc., along with testing food samples for their nutrient content from diets of isolated people throughout the World that he researched. In fact he tested over 20,000 saliva samples in his laboratory in Cleveland, Ohio.
Dr. Weston A. Price (1870-1948) was a Cleveland dentist, who decided to embark on a series of unique investigations that would engage his attention and energies for the next ten years. Price was disturbed by what he found when he looked into the mouths of his patients. Rarely did an examination of an adult client reveal anything but rampant decay, often accompanied by serious problems elsewhere in the body such as arthritis, osteoporosis, diabetes, intestinal complaints and chronic fatigue. (They called it neurasthenia in Price's day.) Here's more information about Dr. Weston A. Price and his work.
But it was the dentition of younger patients that gave him most cause for concern. He observed that crowded, crooked teeth were becoming more and more common, along with what Price called "facial deformities"—overbites, narrowed faces, underdevelopment of the nose, lack of well-defined cheekbones and pinched nostrils. Such children invariably suffered from one or more complaints that sound all too familiar to mothers of the 1990s: frequent infections, allergies, anemia, asthma, poor vision, lack of coordination, fatigue and behavioral problems. Price did not believe that such "physical degeneration" was God's plan for mankind. He was rather inclined to believe that the creator intended physical perfection for all human beings, and that children should grow up free of ailments.
Dr. Price's book documents his 10 year journey to many isolated groups throughout the World which includes many photographs. Chapters 1-21 of Dr. Weston A. Price's book Nutrition and Physical Degeneration are available online, but you can buy his complete book at Amazon.com—choose the correct country.
On page 432 Dr. Price writes about a girl who had 42 cavities and was put on a nutritious diet, along with 1/2 teaspoon of a high vitamin A butter oil mixed with 1/2 teaspoon of a very high–vitamin cod liver oil. Dr. Price writes: "Important light is thrown on this case by both the chemical analysis of the saliva and the bacterial count. The inorganic phosphorus (a mineral found in meats and eggs) of the saliva . . . was changed from +19.1 to -29.5. The bacterial count change for L. acidophilous was from 680,000 to none." [Note: In a previous paragraph he explains that phosphorus needed for teeth and bones "is higher" in the saliva of people with cavities and who have poor health.]
Dr. Price's change in nutrition included an increase in activator X (research at the Weston A. Price Foundation found activator X is vitamin K2, a fatty acid), vitamin A, a reduction in carbohydrates, and an increase in mineral-providing foods. Before the change in nutrition, when tooth decay was considered active, L. acidophilous averaged 323,000 colonies per cubic centimeter of saliva, and after treatment, it averaged 15,000. Note: L. stands for lactobacillus.
On page 436, Figure 139, he illustrates six typical cases under influence of a reinforced diet, when inorganic phosphorus [a mineral found in meats and eggs] factor changes from an average of +11.5 to -13.9 and L. acidophilous count fell from 323,000 to 15,000.
Dr. Price's information begs the question: If good bacteria, like L. acidophilous, are so important for health then why do people who get proper nutrition as Dr. Price provided, have less L. acidophilous? That means we need to question the role that "supposedly" friendly bacteria play in the body, and how and why the body creates such bacteria.
Many references state that L. acidophilous is a lactic acid producing bacteria that causes tooth decay, and mouth and gum diseases. Please note that the acidic form of lactate, lactic acid, cannot be formed under normal circumstances in human tissues. That makes one wonder whether "so–called" friendly bacteria, like L. acidophilous, are created by the body, just like it creates viruses, bacteria, candida/fungus, etc., in order to handle a non–optimal health condition.
Under conditions of "excess glucose" and "limited oxygen" the body needs lactic acid in its acidic form, in order to increase the body's production of hydrogen peroxide which is an oxgenating substance. Lactic acid bacteria is usually found in decomposing plants and lactic products, and it produces lactic acid as the major end–product of glucose/carb fermentation, which is the acidic form of lactic acid. Therefore friendly bacteria actually create an acidic environment.
This, in addition to the fact that a healthy small and large intestine are alkaline. Only the stomach is acid. When stomach acid increases enough it stops digestion of carbs which begins in the mouth, and it continues carb digestion in the small intestines. Stomach acid mainly digests protein.
The mouth produces enzymes that start digestion of carbs which can only work in an alkaline environment, so the mouth needs to be alkaline. When Dr. Price wrote that L. acidophilus was drastically lower in the mouth of people who were properly nourished it makes perfect sense. The mouth creates more mucus in order to minimize the damaging effects of substances like sugars/carbs and toxins on the teeth (hardened mucus is called plaque). Mucus contains bacteria, like Lactobacillus Acidophilus in order to break down such substances and it produces lactic and other acids that cause cavities, gum disease, etc.
As the food empties out of the stomach into the first part of the small intestines, called the duodenum, IF the pancreas detects the mixture contains enough fluids and stomach acid it is able to do its job. First the pancreas must make the mixture alkaline, so it pours lots of bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) onto the mixture. Then the pancreas produces digestive enzymes to digest protein, carbs and fats. Pancreatic enzymes only work on an alkaline mixture, just like enzymes in the mouth, therefore, doesn't it stand to reason that if the small and large intestines are not alkaline they are not able to digest foods like they should?
Some claim friendly bacteria found in the small and large intestines are acid–forming bacteria called lactobacteria, and include various species belonging to larger groupings named Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium and Streptococcus. The two most important species are considered to be Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium bifidus. If that is true, such bacteria would make the small intestines acidic, which means all digestive enzymes produced by the pancreas and small intestines would be inactivated, so digestion would be very poor. Therefore the presence of such bacteria in the small and large intestines means poor digestion, similar to those bacteria in the mouth, which it means the person's overall health is very poor.
Fungus like candida (yeast) can grow in either an alkaline or acidic environment so that's why people can have candida/yeast in their mouth, in their stomach (which is acidic), in their intestines (which are alkaline), and also on their skin which is normally acidic.
Since probiotics in supplements or foods like yogurt or sauerkraut are mostly protein, and also contain carbs and fats, they would be digested the same way any other protein, fat and carbs are digested. That's why some companies make enteric coated capsules. An enteric coating is applied to oral medication that controls where it will be absorbed in the digestive system. Enteric refers to the small intestine, therefore enteric coatings prevent release of medication before it reaches the small intestine.
Most enteric coatings do not break down in the highly acidic environment of the stomach, but they rapidly break down in the alkaline environment in the small intestine. Materials used for enteric coatings include fatty acids, waxes, shellac, plastics, and plant fibers. Fatty acids are digested in the small intestines, while waxes, shellac, plastic, and plant fibers would arrive at the large intestines as undigestible materials.
However, the small intestines does not require bacteria in order to digest protein, fat and carbs, since it produces many powerful digestive enzymes for that purpose. Very little is left of foods at the end of the small intestine, which mainly consists of undigestible carb fibers, undigestible sugars, residues of secretions, dead cells (the intestinal lining regenerates itself every 4–5 days, so there's a lot of dead cells), and water.
The human digestive system is incapable of breaking down fibers, which are the cell walls of all plant foods, like animals who are designed to consume plant foods, called herbivores. Herbivores like cows and sheep have teeth for grinding up plant foods, and digestive systems containing billions of bacteria, fungus and bugs that break down plant cell walls (cellulose) releasing the nutrients inside. That's why herbivores produce a lot of gas, and since they consume only carbs/sugars they are fat and bloated. For more details see Comparison Between the Digestive Tracts of a Carnivore, a Herbivore and Man.
If humans consume raw plant foods they arrive at the end of the small intestines undigested. This forces the large intestines to create bacteria, fungus, etc. in order to break them down. Bacteria, fungus and other bugs produce digestive enzymes capable of breaking down fibres, undigestible sugars, and other undigestible materials. Fungus like candida are also capable of changing heavy metals into less toxic substances so they are less damaging. This means the colon is changed into a fermentation chamber that creates a lot of gas, bloating, and many other digestive problems and diseases.
It is well–known that inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn's Disease (inflammation and diarrhea of the large intestines), etc. are because the intestines has more mucus, called biofilms, created by micro–organisms, including bacteria and yeast/fungi, just like bioflims are formed in other areas of the body, and in Nature. Fermentation also makes the large intestines acidic, when it is needs to be alkaline so it can perform its many important functions.
The large intestines is where probiotics are "supposedly" needed. However, it is highly unlikely probiotics could arrive intact and unchanged though the stomach and 24 feet of small intestines in order to populate the large intestines with live active bacteria. If the enteric coated capsule arrives in the large intestines intact it will be an undigestible material, which means bacteria, parasites or fungus/candida must be created in order to break it down. Each kind of bacteria and fungus produces different kinds of digestive enzymes that break down different kinds of undigestible materials.
The main functions of the large intestines are to absorb water from the remaining indigestible food matter, to break down undigestible material, and to pass useless waste material from the body. The intestinal lining regenerates itself every 4–5 days so stools will contain a lot of dead cells, including dead cells sent to the large intestines from other areas of the body.
The literature is loaded with information that the small and large intestines "supposedly" have "good bacteria" which are healthy. If that were true then those good bacteria would make the intestines acidic, which interferes with digestion instead of aiding it. Like the mouth, such "good bacteria" in the intestines is a sign of poor health due to an excess of glucose (sugar), lack of oxygen and mostly because of indigestible carbs (plant foods) that humans are not able to digest.
Therefore, it is only logical that "good bacteria" (probiotics) are created by the body when they are necessary, just like it create bacteria, parasites, fungus like candida (yeast), etc. in order to clean itself up of toxins. That idea is totally foreign to people today who do not understand that The Germ Theory of Disease is False. There is also evidence that some people have no probiotics in their intestines and that humans survive very well without any gut bacteria.
The bottom line is, that our bodies are smart enough to balance out all nutrients, hormones, water, etc. levels if we treat them according to Nature's Laws on Health and support our health with proper nutrition and eliminate toxins and damaging foods. Our bodies are also smart enough to create any probiotics, i.e. "good bacteria" when, and "if," they are needed.
Most information on candida states that candida only starts overgrowing when "good bacteria," called probiotics, in the body are wiped out by antibiotics, which room for allows candida to take over. However that is not true! Antibiotics are toxic/poisonous, and just like any other toxins, including drugs, mercury in dental fillings, chemicals added to foods, chemical fertilizers, etc. they are damaging to human health. When toxins are present the body must defend itself by minimizing their effects, and it does this by creating mucus and bugs (bacteria, candida/fungus, cancer, etc.) in order to eliminate and/or change them into less toxic substances.
Bugs do this just like they do everywhere in Nature, i.e. by consuming toxins, neutralizing them (make them less toxic), and by changing them into less toxic substances that can be eliminated. If antibiotics "do in fact kill off good bacteria," it stands to reason any toxins also kill off good bacteria. However, killing off good bacteria is not the "cause", toxins are the "cause."
The body's first response to toxins is to create substances to neutralize (make toxins less toxic) and to eliminate them. The medical community calls this response viruses. However viruses are not actually bugs, like the medical field tries to make us believe. Viruses are actually substances created by the body itself in order to neutralize and eliminate toxins. However medical treatments (drugs, antibiotics, surgery, etc.) are all based upon The Germ Theory of Disease, that germs, viruses, bacteria, fungus and cancer "cause" diseases, which is not at all true, since toxins and the poor condition of the body cause diseases.
When the initial reactions by the body are not able to clean up the toxins, then it creates bacteria as explained above. When bacteria are not able to clean up the toxins, the bacteria change into a fungus/candida. When the fungus/candida are not able to clean up, they change into cancer. That is how the downward spiral of disease starts by having colds, flu, and other illnesses treated with toxins/poisons such as drugs, medicines and antibiotics, because bacteria must be created by the body in order to handle such toxic (poisonous) treatments! That is why people who have candida started by having a "supposed" virus (cold, flu, etc.), and then had a bacterial infection which changed into a fungus.
The Germ Theory of Disease states that we "catch" all bugs. However, "IF that were true" we would ALL have ALL of the bugs ALL of the time because they are everywhere! That means life on Earth could not have happened! We would also never be able to get over a cold, flu, or any other disease where bugs are present, since we would constantly be re–infecting ourselves.
This is what Antonie Bechamp (1816-1908) writes in his book on pleomorphism The Third Element of The Blood:
Page 1: "As a blood smear slide ages over one to two days, organisms literally can be seen wiggling out of the red blood cells, organisms that change into more degenerate and pathological
forms as the process proceeds.
When the rotting or putrefaction process is over, when there is nothing more for the newly formed viruses, bacteria and fungi to eat, they all break apart again, disappear, and turn back into the "little dots" they came from, called microzymas. They eat themselves and are reborn . . ."
Note: Other researchers independently discovered those same organisms in the cells, and called them different names. Gunther Enderlein called them protits, and Gaston Naessens called them somatids.
Page 2: "It is only in illness that they [bugs] become agents of fermentation. The waste or byproducts of these bacteria and other organisms are alcohol, CO2 lactic acid, vinegar, etc. that are produced in such processes."
Page 3: "Mycrozymas isolated from a mammoth frozen more than 50,000 years ago were shown to spontaneously show life again and begin fermentation in sugar solutions. . . . the internal milieu, . . . determines what form the mycrozymas take, i.e. whether they are good guys or not so good. The 'good guys' turn into the cells that regenerate the body, organ specific mycrozymas. The not so good guys are the protits that go in the direction of fermentation and putrefaction."
Page 5: "The essential biological characteristics of the microzymas is that they are creators of cellules (cells) by synthesis and of virioniens (viruses, bacteria, fungi) by pleomorphism."
Synthesis means a combination of two or more things that together form something new.
Pleomorphism means the ability of bacteria to change their shape dramatically or to exist in a number of forms, i.e. changing from a virus into bacteria, and changing of bacteria into fungus."
This and many other similar references are evidence that probiotic supplements are not healthy, and it is unmistakable, since probiotics are only formed by the body under certain conditions. Those conditions are mainly due to: 1) undigested fibers (intact cell walls of all plant foods, i.e. carbs) that humans are incapable of digesting, 2) injury, and 3) toxins.
Animals like cows and sheep, who are herbivores (consume only plant foods), have digestive systems that contain billions of bacteria and protozoa (one-celled animals) which breaks down (digests) the cellulose cell walls into cellobiose to begin the process of releasing the nutrients inside. That's why herbivores produce lots of gas, and because they consume only carbs (plant foods) they are fat, bloated and produce a lot of gas. For more details see Comparison Between the Digestive Tracts of a Carnivore, a Herbivore and Man, Introduction.
Therefore, germs, viruses, bacteria, candida/fungus, and even cancer cannot be contagious. That is because they are created in an unhealthy body in order to clean itself up of toxins and damaging substances. That's why it is not possible to "catch" them from any outside source or from another person, anymore than you can catch someone else's nutrient imbalances or their broken finger.
In The Third Element of The Blood, Antonie Bechamp writes: "It is the same with animals. It is not the inoculated organisms which multiply, but their presence and the liquid which saturates them causes a change in the surrounding medium which enables the normal microzymas of the organism to evolve in a diseased manner, either reaching or not reaching the state of a bacterium. The disease is not the consequence of the new mode of being of the normal microzymas; the fever which ensues is only the result of this new method of functioning and of the effort of the organism to rid itself of the products of an abnormal fermentation and disassimilation, while inducing a return of the diseased microzymas to the physiological condition.
Also babies do not catch candida from the birth canal, as claimed, since they acquire candida upon conception because of their parents poor "nutritional status", as Dr. Price write in Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, Chapter 21: "Of the many problems on which the experience of the primitive races can throw light, probably none is more pressing than practical procedures for improving child life. Since this has been shown to be largely dependent upon the architectural design, as determined by the health of the parental germ cells [DNA/genes upon conception], and by the prenatal environment of the child, the program that is to be successful must begin early enough to obviate [to anticipate and prevent or eliminate] by effective measures these various disturbing forces.
The normal determining factors that are of hereditary origin may be interrupted in a given generation but need not become fixed [unchanging] characteristics in the future generations. This question of parental nutrition, accordingly, constitutes a fundamental determining factor in the health and physical perfection of the offspring." This means that if either parent has candida overgrowth the baby will also have it because their health will be just as poor as their parents.
You got candida the same way that all humans become unhealthy:
Physical Health is defined as:
The medical industry claims people are living longer today due to improved medical science, hygiene (cleanliness), sanitation, pure water, vaccines, etc. than they were before. However evidence proves that is not true!
An astute member sent the Weston A. Price Foundation some interesting statistics about U.S. centenarians [people who are 100 years of age or older] compared to total population —see Are We Really Living Longer?, Caustic Commentary,
From a video segment recently aired on Nova [2007 population 306 million], we learn that as of 2007 only one in 10,000 Americans will live to age 100 [0.33% of the total population].
US census data indicates that in 1990, there were an estimated 37,306 centenarians out of 248,709,873 . . . [or 1.5% of the total population]. According to numbers compiled at the University of Virginia, in 1830 there were 2,600 centenarians out of 12,866,020 people, or . . .[or 2.02% of the total population].
There is also a wonderful story of the longevity of Ethiopians, Fifth Century B.C. in the Life Without Bread book by Christian Allan, Ph.D. and Wolfgang Lutz, M.D., page 10:
"Observations recorded throughout modern history reflect the benefits of low-carbohydrate nutrition. Herodotus [an ancient Greek historian] tells of the meeting between a Persian delegation and the King of Ethiopia in the fifth century B.C., and of the curiosity of the Ethiopian king concerning Cambyses, the Persian king:
Finally [the Ethiopian king] came to the wine and, having learnt the process of its manufacture, drank some and found it delicious; then, for a last question, he asked what the Persian king ate and what was the greatest age that Persians could attain.
Getting in reply an account of the nature and cultivation of wheat, and hearing that the Persian king ate bread, and that people in Persia did not commonly live beyond eighty, he said he was not surprised that anyone who ate dung should die so soon, adding that the Persians would doubtlessly die younger still, if they did not keep themselves going with that drink—and here he pointed to the wine—the one thing in which he admitted the superiority of the Persians.
The Persians, in their turn, asked the Ethiopian king how long the Ethiopians lived and what they ate, and were told that most of them lived to be 120, and some even more, and that they ate boiled meat and drank milk."
Here's an excellent article that also refutes claims that people are living longer today—see The Life Expectancies, by J.I. Rodale. So much for assurances that people today live longer than ever before!
Actually every disease is the result of poor health, and it is simply "a sign" that something is not right, that natural healers called "warnings from nature".
In fact all disease processes are exactly the same as natural healing processes that the body itself creates, with only one difference. When our bodies get the correct combination of nutrients they need, and when toxins and damaging foods are eliminated, they become able to progress towards health, reversing the disease processes, by detoxifying, repairing and rebuilding all of its cells and tissues.
Back in the 1400s physicians and priests turned against "natural healers", which was called the Great Inquisition, when healers were labelled as witches and burned at the stake as criminals, as documented in Sugar Blues by William Dufty. He writes that Latin was the language of the physicians, so physicians came to use the Latin word "symptoma" from the Greek word symptoma, for sign. What natural healers had called a "sign," a "warning from nature", the physician began to call a symptom, and each symptom was labelled as a separate disease and treated as if they were separate parts of the body.
Few physicians could tell you something you didn't know in your own bones. They could only examine you, listen to your complaints, then give you signs, warnings, or symptoms. By using Latin or Greek words, which common people didn't understand, physicians became more mysterious, making people think they knew more than they actually did. That gave physicians an advantage they wanted to gain over people's health and treatments, and set themselves apart as the Saviours of the people and their diseases, creating a dependency.
To this day the medical industry continues labelling each and every "sign of Nature" that something is wrong with complicated separate disease names. Their unending lists are becoming more and more complex and tangled in mystery, which makes people follow them like sheep to the slaughter. In fact many physicians today deny the body can heal itself and that only their treatments help, i.e. drugs, surgery and radiation, are simply poisoning, slashing and burning. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations state that only a drug can diagnose, treat or cure any disease!
The truth is each and every sign, symptom, disease, organ malfunction, reaction, etc. is evidence the body is working hard at maintaining its health in spite of poor nutrition, toxins, etc., since healing symptoms and reactions are exactly the same as disease symptoms and reactions—see Nature's Laws on Health, Nature Needs No Remedy, and Inflammation & Infection are Natural Healing Processes.
Poor nutrition is one of the major causes of poor health today, including funguses like candida and cancer, because it weakens every cell in the body. Today's standard diet lacks the necessary nutrients to maintain health since it has so many nutrient-devoid foods. It is loaded with sugars, high carbohydrate foods, man-made "unnatural" oils and fats (margarine, Crisco, Mazola oil, Canola oil, etc., which includes all vegetables oils except extra virgin olive oil), white flour products, improperly prepared grains, nuts and seeds, processed foods, food additives, preservatives, pesticides, heavy metals, and many other chemicals. Sugars and high–carbohydrate foods are one of the biggest contributors to poor health.
The average person living in the Western world consumes about 125 pounds of refined table sugar every year and a diet that is very high in carbohydrates, as documented in Gary Taubes book Good Calories, Bad Calories. It has been known for centuries that starches and sugars contribute to poor health as documented by William Dufty in his book Sugar Blues.
Our high consumption of sugar, carbs and nutrient-devoid foods has been greatly influenced by the food industry. Even Government food guides are developed by vested interests like the food industry, in order to sell their nutrient-devoid chemically laden foods. Their main motivation is money! The food industry would have us convinced that we should restrict our eating to only dead foods that have no nutritional value whatsoever!
Every year the food industry spends millions of dollars lobbying for laws so they can save time and money processing and storing foods, that allow chemical preservatives, additives, coloring agents, foaming agents, binders, thickeners, stabilizers, emulsifiers, and many other chemicals in our food supply.
These laws benefit the food industry by preserving foods so they can be shipped over thousands of miles, and have a long shelf life, so they lose less money due to spoilage. But this means foods are stripped of nutrients, damaged by toxic chemicals, hydrogenation, and pasteurization that cannot support health. "If insects cannot live off of the food neither can humans."
Meanwhile most of our food supply is grown on soil that is sadly depleted of life–giving nutrients.
Irradiated & Microwaved Foods Damage Health
Some laws allow the food industry to kill foods by irradiation, a process where foods are exposed to high levels of radiation in order to extend shelf life (irradiation is the same as microwaving foods or drinks). However, in certain cases companies are not required by law to label such foods, and the current permissible radiation dosage is about 200 million times greater than a chest x-ray.
Radiation breaks up the molecular structure of the food and creates a whole new set of chemicals known as "unique radiolytic products" (URPs). These URPs include benzene, formaldehyde and a host of known mutagens (capable of inducing mutation and damage) and carcinogens (capable of inducing cancer). Irradiation kills nutrients and effectively renders the food "dead," which makes them totally useless to your body.
Hundred's of tests prove irradiated foods are damaging to humans. Short–term studies were done on children in India and blood tests showed chromosomal (genes/DNA) damage to the children after 6 weeks. Short-term tests were done on dogs using irradiated beef; the dogs ended up with enlarged spleens and swollen lymph nodes.
Other studies, including those done under contract for the U.S. Government, indicate the possibility of cell destruction, kidney disease, cardiac thrombus (a clot that forms in one of the chambers of the heart), damage to the testicles, and fibroplasias (the formation of fibrous tissue).
Dr. Otto Warburg won The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1931 for his discovery of "the nature and mode of action of the respiratory enzyme" and he also discovered the prime cause of cancer is the replacement of the respiration of oxygen (oxidation of sugar) in normal body cells by fermentation of sugar. That means the body cannot get enough oxygen, and it points to "supposedly" friendly bacteria, called probiotics, as the culprits, since they are created in the intestines in order to digest, by the fermentation process, sugars, carbs, toxins, and other substances that are indigestible by humans.
Dr. Warburg also says: "Nobody today can say that one does not know what the prime cause of cancer is. On the contrary, there is no disease whose prime cause is better known than cancer. Prevention of cancer will come, there is no doubt. But how long prevention will be avoided depends on how long "they" [medical industry] will succeed in inhibiting the application of scientific knowledge in the cancer field. In the meantime, millions of men and women must die of cancer unnecessarily."—see The Prime Cause & Prevention of Cancer by Warburg.
Toxins cause all of the cell membranes (outer cover of cells) in the body to go rigid/stiff, including white and red blood cells. Flexibility is very important for the functioning of cells, which allows nutrients, hormones, water, etc. to go in, and the natural waste products of the cells to go out so they can be eliminated, as well as other important activities that need to take place.
Red blood cells carry oxygen throughout the body and must be flexible enough to squeeze down to about one-seventh their normal size in order to travel into the body's tiny capillaries. When they become rigid the transport of life-giving oxygen to all the tissues and organs is impaired. This causes tissues and organs throughout the body to lose their ability to function like they should, which can be one of the reasons unhealthy people have cold hands and feet.
There's more. Defective cell membranes can interfere with the ability of glucose (blood sugar) to penetrate the cells, a job normally accomplished with the help of insulin. When cell membranes are damaged insulin has trouble doing its job. This causes low blood sugar levels (hypoglycaemia; also called insulin reaction) resulting in low energy, light headedness, and sometimes even a coma. This also overworks the pancreas which produces insulin, causing it to dysfunction as well.
A hormone is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the body. In other words, hormones are chemical messengers that transport a signal from one cell to another. They also perform specific biochemical functions. For example, if you cut yourself, growth hormone signals are sent out to repair and replace tissues.
There are two types of hormones in the body:
The body always strives to balance out its anabolic and catabolic processes, however when it is unhealthy it is not as able to as it can when it is healthy.
Also toxins, including birth control pills, drugs, antibiotics, etc. make all of the body's cell membranes stiff/rigid, which means any organs or tissues involved in producing hormones are not as able to do their job (function normally), and hormones that may be produced are not as able to get into stiff/rigid cells where they are needed to do their job. Such hormones include thyroid, estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and many others, even those that regulate digestion, release digestive juices, maintain temperature, etc.
Nutrients such as potassium, calcium, and other minerals also have trouble getting into rigid cell walls. This can result in fluid retention, electrolyte imbalances, and many other health problems. In fact every nutrient required by the body will have difficulty getting into rigid/stiff cells throughout the body, including protein (amino acids), fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and even water. Rigid cells are also not as able to get rid of their natural waste products and regulate water balance.
No one ever gets sick from a lack of drugs. Any and all diseases and illnesses are mainly caused by a lack of "proper nutrition" and an overload of toxins. One of the major sources of toxins are drugs, including over–the–counter medicines, birth control pills, hormone replacement therapy and other hormones, blood pressure lowering drugs, pain killers, anti&ndashdepressants, etc. which are all extremely toxic and poisonous to the body. The difference between drugs and natural substances are:
Senator Grassley stated that "things that go on in the FDA don't really protect the consumer." Moreover, the FDA, in Senator Grassley's opinion, doesn't deserve the automatic "seal of approval" it possesses when it comes to drugs.
Representative Joe Barton, Texas, stated "prescription drugs approved by the FDA should keep you out of the hospital, not send you to one."
Prescription drugs supposedly taken for medical reasons often have no true medical function, like Ritalin, which is mainly used to keep children docile, and statin drugs to lower cholesterol, which treat symptoms but not actual health problems. On the other hand, many drugs that are banned, like marijuana, have demonstrated medical benefits. That in addition to the fact that many prescription drugs are addictive, and they kill more people each year than all illegal drugs combined.
The real factor that determines whether a drug is legal or whether it is banned is not safety, addiction or medical function, but whether they cut into corporations or government profits. Sometimes substances are banned in some forms but not others, i.e. Ephedra was banned when found in the unpatentable Chinese herb ma huang, but legal when found in profitable Sudafed and cold medicines. It's all about the money!
The truth is the current system produces a well–organized system for manufacturing, promoting, delivering, and selling deadly, addictive drugs, in order to create corporate profits and tax revenues. "Follow the money! What a sad state of affairs that is! Read How the Medical & Drug Industries Create their Sickness Business and How Our Bodies React to Poisons (Toxins).
Vaccines are based upon the "antibody theory" and the "germ theory of disease." Both of these theories are totally false. First of all you cannot and do not "catch" germs, bacteria or viruses, nor can you "catch" candida overgrowth or cancer. The following text disproves the "Germ Theory of Disease" as promoted by the medical industry today which was started by Louis Pasteur in the early 1800s.
Louis Pasteur was a French microbiologist and chemist, born on December 27, 1822 in Dole, in the region of Jura, France. His discovery that most infectious diseases are caused by germs, known as the "germ theory of disease," became the foundation for the science of microbiology, and a cornerstone of modern medicine.
"Pasteur also developed 'pasteurization', which was named after him. Pasteurization is a process by which harmful microbes in perishable food products are destroyed using heat, without destroying the food." However, this is not true. Pasteurization does NOT kill ALL harmful microbes and it DOES damage the food by destroying natural enzymes and nutrients.
However, Louis Pasteur was not an honest creditable individual. If you look back into the history of the medical profession and the various ideas regarding the cause of disease that were held by leading physicians before Pasteur first declared his notorious "germ theory", you will find convincing evidence that Pasteur discovered nothing, and that he deliberately appropriated, falsified and perverted another man's work.
His true character and methods were brought to light by Miss Ethel Douglas Hume in her book "Pasteur or Bechamp" written in 1923, the title of which has since been changed to "Pasteur Exposed".
It was Antoine Bechamp (1816–1908), a contemporary of Pasteur, who discovered the true nature of germs, bacteria, viruses, etc. and that they change form, called pleomorphism. He discovered they all arise from microbes called microzymas which exist everywhere in nature and are found in all animals, fish, plants, rocks, insects, and in human bodies.
Under certain non–optimal conditions when the body is overloaded with toxins and unhealthy microzymas change into viruses in order to affect healing and detoxifying of the body. When the body's condition is not improved viruses change into bacteria and so on. Eventually, in the deteriorating cycle, candida and other fungus evolve, and also cancer.
Therefore viruses, germs, bacteria, candida, and even cancer, are not the cause of, but the result of, disease, arising from tissues rather than from a germ of constant form. This is also called the "cellular disease theory" - see The Germ Theory of Disease is False and The Antibody Theory is False.
When it comes to the antibody theory please remember that antibodies are tested only in a laboratory, and as the article "Jabs and Journeys" states: ". . . vaccinations [to build up antibodies] are artificial procedures which can be found to be protective in artificial situations. What we want to know is how effective are they in the natural situation of the real world? The laboratory can tell us little about this."
This, in addition to the fact that the medical community follows these antibody rules:
That doesn't make sense! The rules change when it comes to HIV? Yet the opposite is true for all other diseases? The fact is:
All vaccines introduce toxins (poisons) into the body and make people sick since the body reacts to them like it reacts to all poisons—How Our Bodies React to Poisons (Toxins). There is proof that vaccines causes autism in children and that vaccines have never helped eradicate any disease, contrary to reports and statistics by governments and the drug and medical industries. See Antibody Theory Doesn't Make Sense and The Vaccine Website.
There are many foods and drinks available today that damage health, but most people do not realize it or know about them. That is because the food industry does not prepare foods like our ancestors did before industrialization, and the food industry's motive is profits and not your health!
Summary of Foods That Damage Health:
For details see Foods That Damage, Foods That Heal
Emotional stress, losses, accidents, injuries, relationship and financial worries and concerns, and being unhealthy also adversely affect your health. That is because such stress make your body run on its "fight/flight" nervous system which adversely affects many processes throughout your body as listed in this article, Deep Breathing Exercises Help You Heal.
However, when you are healthy your body is much more able to handle the ups and downs of stress in your life.
Babies inherit their parents' "nutritional status" upon conception, as Dr. Price writes in Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, Chapter 21: "Of the many problems on which the experience of the primitive races can throw light, probably none is more pressing than practical procedures for improving child life.
Since this has been shown to be largely dependent upon the architectural design, as determined by the health of the parental germ cells (genes) and by the prenatal environment of the child, the program that is to be successful must begin early enough to obviate [to anticipate and prevent or eliminate] by effective measures these various disturbing forces.
The normal determining factors that are of hereditary origin may be interrupted in a given generation but need not become fixed characteristics in the future generations. This question of parental nutrition, accordingly, constitutes a fundamental determining factor in the health and physical perfection of the offspring."
This means that if either parent has candida overgrowth, or has any kind of poor health, the baby will also have candida and the same health issues.
Candida/fungus can occur at any time in life. In fact most people today acquire candida upon conception due to the poor "nutritional status" they inherited from their parents. Candida can also be the "result of" a long history of symptoms, diseases, organ malfunctions, etc., or it can be caused by mercury fillings in the teeth or by taking a single dose of antibiotics.
Again, these are the Five Primary Causes of Failing Health, including candida and cancer:
Unfortunately most laboratory tests cannot confirm the presence of candida. Therefore the most effective way to determine whether you or your child have candida overgrowth is by taking a Candida Questionnaire:
However, even if you do not have candida and yet you are ill or unhealthy, have malfunctioning organs, skin problems, digestive issues, asthma, obesity, heart disease, etc. if you follow the main principles of this diet and take the supplements recommended you can improve your health. That is because this health program has proved to be an overall "healing" program that improves anyone's health, not just people who have candida. See these many amazing Success Stories by people who have improved their health on this program.
Candida, bacteria, parasites, and cancer cannot be cured by "killing them off" or ":trying to get rid of them" as the medical industry claims, because it does not work that way according to Nature's Laws on Health and Healing. Candida, bacteria, parasites and cancer, as well as any other health issues, are only cured by getting healthy, which is done by:
When you are healthy enough your body automatically "changes" candida (or any bug, cancer, etc.) back into the organism it is supposed to be when it is healthy.
It's like the manure pile and the flies, with the manure pile representing the poor condition of the body. You cannot get rid of the manure pile by killing off the flies. You must clean up the manure pile instead, which means getting healthy according to Nature's Laws on Health.
It is best to start this program by making changes slowly and gradually, in order to allow your body time to adjust to each change so it is does not become overwhelmed by detoxifying too quickly. If you make the changes gradually it will also give you more control and you will be more successful, therefore avoiding feelings of failure and despair. To gradually change over to this program follow the instructions in Curing Candida, How to Get Started.
While you are working on eliminating sugar, grains, high–carb foods, etc., at the same increase meats, eggs, and good saturated fats like butter and unrefined coconut oil. Good saturated fats provide an excellent, and much more efficient source of energy than carbs that run your body on glucose/sugars. They also detoxify and reconstruct all cell membranes so they are healthy, and they help pull nutrients out of foods.
Meats, eggs, and good fats are the easiest foods for your body to digest compared to any carbohydrates, i.e. plant foods that required more energy and resources from the body. As you make changes you will experience withdrawal symptoms and cravings, as well as detoxifying and healing symptoms because your body is finally getting the nutrition it needs to heal itself the way Nature intended. However, good unadulterated (uncontaminated) foods will cause reactions, which should not be mistaken for allergic or disease reactions, since they are created by the body itself in order to heal and detoxify.
Healing reactions are exactly the same reactions as allergic reactions, but that is why many people mistake healing reactions as being allergic reactions. The body only has one way to respond to toxins or to good healing foods—see Allergies, What They Are, & How to Treat Them and Healing Foods, Herbs & Spices Create Healing Reactions.
For help with food cravings and reactions see these article: Food Cravings, How to Control Them.
The reason your body creates candida/yeast is because the cells have changed over from oxygenation to fermentation mainly because of high carbs/sugars that are consumed. This is the same process in the making of wine and beer which is done by yeast acting upon sugars changing them into alcohol.
Eliminating sugar is one of the most important aspects of any program that improves health, which includes eliminating sugar and all forms of it, including lactose in dairy products (except butter), honey, maple syrup, molasses, glucose, fructose, lactose, and all sugar substitutes, i.e. NutraSweet, aspartame, saccharin, etc. – see the partial list below.
Dairy Products Note: Yogurt and kefir are also not good for unhealthy people because they are not able to digest lactose and proteins in dairy products. Even though yogurt or kefir can be fermented long enough to lower the lactose content, lactose actually changes into another sugar, called galactose. The two rules regarding lactose/sugar in dairy products are:
All fruits are also very high in sugar (fructose) and should not be consumed until you are healthy. Some vegetables are also high in sugar so these must also be eliminated, i.e. carrots, yams, sweet potatoes, parsnips, beets, and many others.
Even though lemons and limes are allowed on this program, they should only be consumed in small amounts since they contain fructose. Fructose is one of the worst sugars for health because of how the body processes it compared to other kinds of sugars. Some people cannot tolerate any lemons and limes until they are further along in the program. So be cautious!
Sugar is also found is most processed foods such as smoked luncheon meats, ketchup, soup, etc. so that is why processed foods should be eliminated. Here's a partial list of sugars and sweetener:
All sugar substitutes damage health, and most of them are neurotoxic, meaning they damage the brain and nervous system). Stevia is the only sweetener that is allowed on this program, but it should only be consumed in very small amounts. Like all sugar, it increases cravings for sugar and high carbohydrate foods. Also be sure to buy ground green stevia leaf, and not any kind of processed stevia. However, some people are unable to tolerate any stevia until they have progressed further on this program, so be cautious!
The fact that sugar greatly damages health has been known for many years, mainly because of Linus Pauling. He is the only person ever to receive two unshared Nobel Prizes – for Chemistry (1954) and for Peace (1962). He concluded that white blood cells need a high dose of vitamin C, and so he developed his theory that high doses of vitamin C were needed to combat the common cold, the flu and even cancer.
Did you know that vitamin C and sugar have similar chemical structures so that means they compete with one another for entry into the cells. If there is more sugar around less vitamin C is allowed into the cell, and vice versa.
It is interesting that taking vitamin C also helps curb sugar, alcohol and high carbohydrate cravings. Since our bodies cannot make vitamin C on it's own it must be obtained from foods or supplements on a daily basis.
Here are a few of the 146 bad effects sugar has on health—for a complete list see Sugar, 146 Ways it Can Ruin Your Health:
Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas. It helps the body utilize blood glucose (blood sugar) by binding with receptors (openings) on cells like a key would fit into a lock. Once the key insulin has unlocked the door, the glucose can pass from the blood into the cell. Inside the cell, glucose is either used for energy or stored for future use by the liver and muscles in the form of glycogen.
The body's cells can become insulin resistant in trying to protect themselves from the toxic effects of high insulin, which is required to regulate blood sugar levels on a diet high in sugar and/or carbohydrates. This causes the cells to down–regulate their receptor activity and the numbers of their receptors, so they do not have to receive "that noxious stimuli" all the time.
It is like having this loud disgusting music being played and you have to turn down the volume. Insulin resistance leads to blood sugar problems like hypoglycemia and diabetes, and to high blood pressure.
It is a less known fact is that insulin also stores magnesium. But if your cells become resistant to insulin they cannot store magnesium, so it is lost through urination. Magnesium is important for relaxing muscles. What happens when you cannot store magnesium because the cell is resistant? You lose magnesium which makes your blood vessels and muscles constrict, including your heart muscle.
This causes blood pressure to increase and reduces energy since intracellular magnesium is required for all energy producing reactions that take place in the cell. But most importantly, magnesium is also necessary for the action of insulin and for making insulin. When your insulin is raised you lose magnesium, and the cells become even more insulin resistant. This becomes a vicious cycle that can begin even before you were born. This is another very good reason not to eat sugar and high carbohydrate foods.
Fat cells in the body are the last kind of cells to become insulin resistant, compared to muscle cells, so insulin has more lasting affects on them. Insulin causes the body to turn glucose (carbs) into fat, and it does not allow the body to burn fat for energy so a person can maintain their weight. This is the main cause of overweight and obesity.
Contrary to popular belief, overweight people do not gain because they consume more calories than they burn, nor it is caused by a lack of exercise. Exercise simply increases hunger, which causes a vicious circle for people who are overweight—this information is from the book Good Calories, Bad Calories by Gary Taube.
It also is not the number of calories that cause weight gain, instead it is the "kind of calories". The way to lose weight is to consume high "good" natural fats, moderate protein and very low carbs as this program recommends. That kind of diet allows the body to change over from running on glucose/carbs to running on "good" fats, enabling it to burn up fat tissues (utilize the fatty acids in fat cells), so the person can lose weight.
When the body changes over to running on fats, rather than glucose/carbs, it goes into a condition called ketosis. Ketosis is a very normal and natural condition for the body, which is not dangerous in any way. It is unlike ketoacidosis, which is a life–threatening condition commonly associated with Type 1 diabetes and insulin–dependent Type 2 diabetes, since dietary ketosis is very beneficial to health. Actually the heart, brain, and nervous system are healthier running on ketone bodies, rather than glucose, and the overall need for glucose by the body will be much lower.
Of course there is no need for carbohydates to maintain blood sugar levels because 58% of protein and 10% of good fats can be changed into glucose inside the body as needed. For more information see Ketosis Myths and Facts on the Low-Carbohydrate Diet.
Anyone who is unhealthy cannot afford to jeopardize their health by consuming toxic and damaging oils and fats, so they must avoid all unnatural man-made hydrogenated (trans-fats) and polyunsaturated fats and oils made from vegetables oils, except extra virgin olive oil. These man-made fats and oils are not only toxic and increase the body's need for vitamin E and other antioxidants, but they also damage the entire body. They act just like plastic in the body. You wouldn't melt down Tupperware and eat it, so you do not want to eat any plastic fats and oils.
The hydrogenation process makes trans-fats, which are more damaging than any other oils and fats because it employs: 1) high heat, 2) a metal catalyst such as nickel, zinc, copper, or other reactive metals and 3) hydrogen gas. This is a volatile combination designed to extract and process oils, but it results in an extremely toxic product that the body reacts to like other toxins.
Also these fats and oils go rancid very easily, even when refrigerated and often they are rancid when purchased. The most common man-made fats to avoid are derived from plants such as canola (from rape seed), soy, safflower, sunflower, soybean, and corn. To learn more about the damage these fats and oils cause go to: Know Your Fats?.
The plants from which these oils and fats are produced have evolved a variety of toxins designed to protect themselves from "predators" such as grazing animals, and their seeds contain a variety of toxins that seem to be specific for mammalian ingestion.
The seed oils themselves block digestive enzymes that break down protein in the stomach, and these digestive enzymes are necessary for proper digestion, production of thyroid hormones, clot removal, immunity and general adaptability of cells. Therefore using such plants to produce oils and fats is unnatural, and very damaging to the body.
Unfortunately the body will incorporate these fats and oils into every cell, which changes the cell membrane's structure. When these plastic fats and oils are incorporated into the cells it makes them flabby so that they lack integrity and necessary stiffness, which also makes them weak.
Weak cells allow toxins to enter them, which further damages health, as in the case of lung cancer from inhaled toxic substances such as cigarette smoke. Healthy cells are made of 50% saturated fats, and they do not allow such toxins to enter them.
For this reason all unnatural man-made fats and oils, found in margarine, shortening, mayonnaise, salad dressing, canned meats, most commercial baked goods and processed foods, should not be consumed, even by healthy people.
Do not eat Soybeans and Soy-based foods, additives or derivatives – Soy and all soybean based products, milks, oils, etc. are toxic and extremely damaging to the body!
Soybeans contain large quantities of natural toxins or "anti-nutrients," including potent enzyme inhibitors that block the action of enzymes needed for protein digestion. These inhibitors are "not" deactivated during ordinary cooking and can produce serious gastric distress, reduced protein digestion and chronic deficiencies in amino acid (proteins) uptake.
In test animals, diets high in enzyme inhibitors cause enlargement and pathological conditions of the pancreas, thyroid malfunction and other diseases including cancer.
Soybeans also contain haemagglutinin, a clot-promoting substance that causes red blood cells to clump together, and it contains one of the highest percentages of pesticides of any of our foods, as well as being 99% genetically modified. Soy causes a great deal of damage to the thyroid and other organs in the body.
Soybeans are also high in phytic acid, present in the bran or hulls of all seeds, which blocks the absorption of essential minerals - calcium, magnesium, copper, iron and especially zinc - in the intestinal tract. Soy is not healthy for anyone, so all soy and soybean based products must not be consumed.
Please note that lecithin contained in many foods is very often derived from soybeans. For more information about the damaging effects of soy and soy based products go to: Myths & Truths About Soy.
Processed Foods should be eliminated. Not only do they contain damaging substances and ingredients like additives, preservatives, pesticides, emulsifiers, etc., but it almost impossible to find products that do not contain soybean, man-made oils and fats such as canola, safflower, corn, etc. Any processed foods that contain water will contain fluoride, which is very toxic and damaging.
Processed products such as grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes are not properly prepared prior to processing so enzymes that block mineral absorption and interfere with protein digestion are still intact. Even healthy people should not consume such processed foods.
All carbohydrates (plant foods) turn into glucose (blood sugar) in the body so it is important to only consume those that are lowest in sugars and starches. Even though starches are digested and absorbed more slowly than sugars, their energy is stored as complex strands of sugar molecules (starch), that act just like sugar in the body. That is why grains are just as addictive as sugar.
After being off all sugar and grains for a few days your cravings for them will decrease. A high-complex-carbohydrate diet is nothing more than a high-glucose diet or a high-sugar diet. High carb foods include breads, pasta, pizza, cereals, baked goods, potatoes, beets, some squashes, corn, parsnips, sweet potatoes, yams, carrots, etc.
*Legumes (a French word), are plants with seed pods, i.e. beans like kidney or lima beans, and peas, but they do not include green, yellow, wax or string beans.
All grains have a high sugar index just like sugar, and like sugar they are damaging to health and create insulin resistance within the cells.
In addition, some grains contain gluten, which is an elastic gluey protein found in wheat, rye, barley, oats, spelt, kamut, triticale, and it is also hidden in an endless variety of processed foods. Triticale is a new hybrid grain with the properties of wheat and rye, while spelt and kamut are gluten-containing wheat variations (despite claims to the contrary) and are likely to cause problems similar to other wheat varieties.
Gluten is a protein that is very difficult to digest, and causes a great deal of intestinal damage. This damage makes the intestines incapable of absorbing nutrients such as proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, and even water in some cases. Most unhealthy people are gluten intolerant, and many have often been diagnosed with Celiac Disease.
Grain foods also contains mycotoxins (a toxin produced by a fungus), found in corn, wheat, barley, rye. This toxin is inherent in the grain during growth and it cannot be removed. Mycotoxins are toxic to human health just like any other poison, so even healthy people should not consume them.
Grains that are safer to consume are more seed‐like than grain‐like, and they do not contain gluten. These grains include amaranth, buckwheat, millet and quinoa. Brown rice is also a safer kind of grain that doesn't contain gluten. However, all of these grains are high in carbs, so they should not be consumed until you are healthy, even then they must be properly prepared to be fit for human consumption.
Even when it is safe for you to consume grains and legumes, they must be properly prepared because they have a coating on them called phytic acid that combines with calcium, magnesium, copper, iron and especially zinc in the intestinal tract and blocks their absorption. They also have an enzyme coating that interferes with protein digestion.
This is why a diet high in such foods may lead to serious mineral deficiencies, bone loss (osteoporosis) and other related diseases, including Parkinson's, and erratic unstable heart beats. Also improperly prepared grains, seeds, nuts, legumes, bran, etc. can cause irritable bowel syndrome, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, and many other adverse affects.
Since grains, seeds, nuts, and legumes are plant foods (carbs), like all plant foods they have cell walls made out of fiber, called cellulose, that humans are unable to digest. Since all of the nutrients in carb/plant foods are inside their cell walls, i.e. locked inside, unless they are released by breaking down the cell wall. The only way to obtain nutrients from carbs, and make them digestible to humans is to break down their cell walls, which can only be done:
So even after soaking grains, nuts, seeds or legumes they must be fermented or cooked long enough so their nutrients are available for digestion. That is why sour dough fermentation of grains are safe to consume, however they are still high in starches that change directly into sugar/glucose in the body.
Safer grains like brown rice, amaranth, buckwheat, millet and quinoa, and legumes like peas, lentils, kidney beans, chick peas, navy beans, lima beans, etc. must be cooked long enough, however because they are high in starch they are not included on this program.
There are many more problems with nuts and seeds, since they cannot be fermented, and if they could, no one would like eating them. Cooking nuts and seeds also presents problems. Cooked nuts would not appeal to most people, unless they were added to foods like stew, chili, soup, etc. that are cooked long enough. Even then nuts should be crushed up or ground so they cook more easily.
Roasting or toasting nuts and seeds may not cook them long enough, depending upon the hardness and size of the nut or seed. Sesame or celery seeds might cook long enough when toasted since they are small. Almonds would have to be finely sliced, but they will burn before they are cooked long enough. That is why nuts and seeds are not included on this program.
The fact is, IF you consume any carbs (plant foods) that are not fermented or cooked long enough they end up undigested in your large intestine. Any undigested foods forces your large intestine to ferment them by creating bacteria and yeast to break them down. In other words, your large colon changes into a fermentation chamber, which is what causes digestive issues, i.e. gas, bloating, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn's, etc.
Animals that nourish themselves primarily on grain and other plant foods are called herbivores. Some have as many as four stomachs, with teeth that grind, longer intestines and their digestive system are also longer than Humans. Many animals, including man, have one stomach, and a much shorter intestine compared to herbivores. These features allow humans to digest animal products and natural fats easily, but means they are less well adapted to digest plant foods, particularly grains, legumes, nuts and seeds.
The more fibre foods that are consumed, the harder it is on the intestines, which have to work very hard at getting rid of all of those fibers. This makes the bowels move too quickly so nutrients are not absorbed like they should, and forces the large intestines to ferment them, which causes gas, bloating, and many other digestive problems. Fibers are never a solution for constipation. The solution to constipation is plenty of "good" natural saturated fats, meats, eggs, and low-carbs that are properly prepared. Those good fats also slow digestion so more nutrients are absorbed, and fats help pull nutrients out of foods.
In fact meats, eggs and natural fats from animals are the very easiest foods for humans to digest. That's why the Eskimos and Masai Warriors in Africa were the two healthiest groups Dr. Weston A. Price studied, as documented in his book Nutrition and Physical Degeneration but this online source does not include all chapters. You can buy his book at Amazon.com.
For more information about human digestion, fibers, etc. read Comparison Between the Digestive Tracts of a Carnivore, a Herbivore and Man by Barry Groves, and Fiber Menace Book, Chapter 1.
You can only increase your overall health and strength by consuming all of the nutrients your body needs in order to heal and detoxify itself. When your body becomes healthy it will automatically "make" candida or any other bugs, parasites, bacteria, etc. "change back" into the friendly organism it is supposed to be in a healthy body.
The recommended daily protein, fat and carb ratios are calculated according to The Optimal Diet that is a dietary model of human nutrition devised and implemented by Dr. Jan Kwasniewski, Poland—here's how to Calculate Protein, Fat & Carb Ratios.
All foods must be as fresh and natural as possible (unprocessed), and free of additives, pesticides, heavy metals, irradiation, mycotoxins, neurotoxins (MSG, carrageenan, etc.), and any other chemicals.
Ideal Healthy Foods Include:
NOTE: Use of the word "organic" is not regulated, therefore it can be used by anyone at will and therefore it has no meaning. "Certified organic" is highly regulated and has to meet certain standards in order to carry the designation. Organic and "Certified organic" standards are different in each country, with places like Chili, Mexico and China having lower standards than the United States and Canada.
It is important that unhealthy people eat the amount of protein required by their bodies from a selection of quality protein foods such as animal meats, eggs, and seafood. Proteins are found in all types of food, but only meats, and eggs from animal sources contain complete proteins, providing the eight essential amino acids that your body cannot produce on its own.
Vegetables, fruits and grains contain incomplete proteins, and also do not contain the fat-soluble vitamins required by the body for utilizing protein, minerals, and other nutrients.
Amino acids (made by the body from protein) provide the structure of all living things and in the human body they are in the cells that make up muscles, ligaments, tendons, organs, glands, nails, hair and body fluids (except bile and urine). Enzymes, hormones, and genes (DNA & RNA) are also made up of various amino acids.
Protein in the diet has the unique quality of slowing the breakdown of carbohydrates, which decreases the need for insulin secretion by the pancreas. Protein also stimulates glucagon release by the pancreas, that hormone that unlocks our stored fuel. It also helps produce hydrochloric acid in the stomach and stimulates the gall bladder to dump bile into the small intestines.
The best protein sources are meats that are not mass-produced, such as lamb, buffalo, bison, ostrich, venison or other wild game, or naturally raised meat, including poultry, eggs, beef, and pork, and seafood that are not farm-raised.
Poultry - Chickens and turkeys that are pastured naturally will come from farms that are lush with pastures, and they will be healthy, producing deep yellow to orange colored egg yolks and yellow fat. Local farms are a good source of free-range certified organic or organic poultry that are free of antibiotics, hormones, pesticides and herbicides.
These poultry are not "stressed," while mass-produced chickens are raised in severely cramped quarters and fed foods that are unnatural to them. This results in not only reduced health value, but less taste and less good fat.
Please note: Use of the word "free-range" is not regulated, so it can be used by anyone at will, just like the words "natural" or "organic." Companies can claim their eggs are free-range even if there is only a small window that lets in sunlight. Free-range really means that the chickens are outside in the sunlight and are able to forage for their natural foods that include bugs, worms, insects, beetles, small animals, and fresh green grass.
Eggs are one of the most nutritious foods you can eat. They are a great source of high-quality protein and are rich in vitamins and nutrients essential to health, including B vitamins, vitamin A and vitamin E. In fact the only reliable and absorbable sources of vitamin B12 are from animal products, especially organ meats and eggs. Vitamin B12 is vital to a healthy nervous system and healthy blood and the one of the important nutrients lacking in vegetarians.
Whole organic or certified organic eggs are inexpensive, and are an incredible source of high-quality nutrients that many of us are deficient in, especially high-quality protein and fat. The easiest way to consume eggs is by making Bee's Egg Drink—also see these articles about Eggs. Contrary to popular belief Eggs Not a Likely Source of Salmonella Contamination.
Grass-fed beef. Beef that is truly grass-fed is a natural source of omega-3 fats (essential fatty acid) and vitamins A, D and E. True vitamin A, or retinol, is only found in animal fats and organs like liver. On the other hand plants contain beta-carotene, a substance that the body can convert into vitamin A (retinol) if certain conditions are present. But most unhealthy people have difficulty converting beta-carotene, especially those with thyroid problems, and it is very common for most unhealthy people today to thyroid problems. Beta-carotene is not "true" vitamin A.
Grass-fed beef is also an ideal source of taurine and carnitine, needed for healthy eyes and a healthy heart, and it contains Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), another important nutrient for the cardiovascular system. Beef is also an excellent source of minerals like magnesium and zinc.
All cattle are grass-fed to some small extent, but during the few months prior to being processed most cattle are fed grains in order to fatten them up. The best sources of grass-fed meats are local farmers who practice organic farming and provide their animals with lots of room to free-range and forage on grass. Beef should be butchered in the fall after a Summer of feeding on fresh grass.
Fish, unlike mammals, birds and reptiles do not respond to sunlight and must feed upon phytoplankton and other fish in order to obtain and store vitamin D in their fat, flesh, skin, and organs.
Unfortunately, some fish can contain high mercury levels and other toxins, particularly farm-raised trout and salmon. The safest sources of fish are fresh and wild-caught from the ocean, and not from inland lakes, rivers or streams.
Fresh fish is not labeled thoroughly so it is wise to ask about the source of the fish, i.e. from farm, lake or ocean, in order to find out whether it is fresh, wild-caught ocean-going fish, or shell fish and fish roe (fish eggs) in season from clean waters.
The best fish include Wild Alaskan or Pacific salmon, Summer Flounder, Croaker, Haddock, Arctic Char, fresh sardines, shrimp, herring, and anchovies. Fresh cold-water fish are also good, i.e. tuna, cod, haddock, herring, perch, and snapper since they spend their lifetimes in the open seas distant from contaminated coastal waters.
Avoid fish species that stay in coastal waters, or from inland lakes, rivers or streams, and those that consume near the top of the food chain, i.e. bluefish, carp, catfish, striped bass, trout, etc.
Canned skipjack or albacore tuna are safer than canned bluefin or yellowfin tuna. Small seafood, such as oysters, sardines, anchovies and shrimp are okay to eat since they are small enough to have minimal contamination. Buy all canned fish that is packed in olive oil or spring water.
Good fats and oils are equally important to protein in the diet and they are essential to health. They not only increase the body's ability to absorb nutrients from the foods but also provide the most efficient source of energy.
Carbohydrates require a lot of the body's resources and energy in order digest and utilize them, whereas good saturated fats go directly into the bloodstream, providing a direct efficient source of energy and nutrients. They also provide the building blocks for cell membranes and a variety of hormones and hormone-like substances.
Natural fats act as carriers for important fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K and for the conversion of beta carotene to vitamin A, for mineral absorption, and for a host of other processes. The kinds of fats consumed greatly influences the absorption and utilization of vitamin D as well.
Cholesterol is a molecule which is also called a lipid or fat. It is a soft, waxy substance found in all cells in your body. Contrary to propaganda from the drug and medical industry, cholesterol is produced in the liver from carbohydrates, not from fats or oils. It is an important part of a healthy body because the body uses it to form cell membranes, some hormones and for many other important functions.
The word "cholesterol" is confusing because foods also contain cholesterol, which are fats or oils, i.e. animal meats, egg yolks, dairy products, nuts, avocados, olives, coconuts, and palm. However dietary fats and oils are not the same as the cholesterol made within the body by the liver.
Cholesterol has been unjustly demonized by the food, drug and medical industries, when in fact it is your best friend. Cholesterol's job is to repair and protect, and it is essential for nourishing the brain and nervous system.
The brain is 70% cholesterol and it could not function properly without it. Hormones, like estrogen and testosterone, are made from cholesterol and bile salts (for digestion) are made from cholesterol. Cholesterol is also a powerful antioxidant.
Cholesterol is a substance vital to the cells of all mammals. There is no such thing as good or bad cholesterol. In fact your body produces three to four times more cholesterol than you eat, and because cholesterol is made from carbohydrate foods your body would make cholesterol even if you consumed absolutely no fats and oils.
The eminent American physician and scientist George Mann called the diet-heart idea "the greatest scientific deception of this century, perhaps of any century."
The right kind of fats are natural, from animals, fish and olives, which includes many saturated fats, in spite of what we've been led to believe. It plays many important roles in body chemistry.
Unfortunately saturated fats have been given a bad name by the oil and food manufacturing industries, with the sole purpose of selling their products. This is also true for drug companies who perpetuate the cholesterol myth and low-fat diets in order to sell drugs.
The truth is, natural fats and oils have components found only in them, which are health-promoting, and all newfangled man-made fats are now known to be disease-causing. Health-giving saturated fats are stable and do not become rancid easily, and they do not draw upon the body's reserves of antioxidants, nor do they initiate cancer or irritate the artery walls like man-made fats and oils.
Healthy saturated fats are an important part of any healthy meal. It draws nutrients out of foods and slows digestion so that natural enzymes and the assimilation process can take place. Healthy fats include butter, tallow, lard, poultry fats, fish oils, and tropical fats from palms and coconuts.
Butter from raw milk produced by certified organic grass-fed cows is a tasty, important saturated fat in the diet. Butter added to vegetables and meats, ensures proper assimilation of minerals and water-soluble vitamins in foods.
Some people believe they are intolerate of the proteins in dairy products because of their reactions, so they have ghee instead. Ghee is a process that removes milk proteins, including casein, from butterfat. However, proteins in butterfat are not the reason for such reactions, since all Healing Foods, Herbs & Spices Create Healing Reactions. Note: Ghee is not as healthy as butter because it does not contain important proteins.
Many trace minerals are contained in butterfat, including manganese, zinc, chromium, and iodine, as well as Vitamin D and many other nutrients. In areas far from the sea, iodine in butter protects against goiter (enlarged or underactive thyroid). Butter is also extremely rich in selenium, a trace mineral with antioxidant properties.
Butter is a unique dairy product because pasteurization does not destroy its fat soluble vitamins. These include true vitamin A (retinol), vitamin D, vitamin K and vitamin E, as well as all of their naturally occurring cofactors needed to obtain maximum effect. Butter is the best source of these important nutrients.
In fact, vitamin A is more easily absorbed and utilized from butter than from other sources and it is the best source of true vitamin A. Beta Carotene is not true vitamin A, which is contained in some vegetables. Beta carotene must be converted in the body to retinol (true vitamin A), which cannot be done by most candida sufferers or people who are not healthy.
Coconut Oil is another healthy saturated fat that contains many beneficial properties and helps prevent bacterial and viral infections. It is also a fabulous antifungal. It supports health, supplies important nutrients necessary for good health and improves digestion and the absorption of nutrients from proteins and carbohydrates.
The fat in coconut oil is easily digested and absorbed, unlike the unnatural man-made fats or oils that act just like plastic in the body. It puts little strain on the digestive system and provides a quick source of energy necessary to promote healing.
Coconut oil, butter, and palm oil are absorbed into bloodstream directly from the intestines through the lymph system, whereas other fats require pancreatic enzymes and bile to break them into smaller units and then they transported to the liver, where they are processed before entering the bloodstream.
That is why these good saturated fats put very little strain on the digestive system, even for people who have had difficulty digesting fats, have gall bladder problems or if they do not have a gall bladder.
When buying coconut oil look for one that is cold- or expeller-pressed, unrefined, unbleached, undeodorized and non-hydrogenated. Extra virgin is the highest quality – see the Coconut Oil articles for more information, for the survey done on our group, and sources of unrefined coconut, with websites.
Coconut oil is highly resistant to spoilage and has a long shelf life (2 years at room temperature), so it is not kept refrigerated. It is kept in the cupboard or on the kitchen counter. Like other saturated fats coconut oil goes solid when cooled below room temperature.
Coconut oil has a high burning point and is the perfect oil for cooking. It can be used alone, or mixed with butter, lard or other good fats for cooking and frying.
Coconut oil can be taken by the spoonfuls with meals to aid digestion or melted on cooked foods. The recommended therapeutic dose for candida sufferers or anyone who is unhealthy is 5-6 tablespoons per day, taken in divided doses, preferably with meals that contain protein.
Coconut oil is a very healing foods which will cause healing and detoxifying reactions. The most common healing reactions are stomach upsets and diarrhea, which are way the body gets rid of toxins. Other healing reactions may include increased mucus in the intestines, throat, nose, sinuses, lungs, etc.
To minimize healing and detoxifying reactions start taking coconut oil at a low dose (1/2 to 1 teaspoon three times a day) and gradually increase the amount every 4-5 days, or more depending upon your healing and detoxifying symptoms, until you reach the maximum therapeutic dose of 5-6 tablespoons per day. It is also important to take coconut oil in divided doses during the day and not all at once.
The human body can produce all but two of the fatty acids it needs, which are omega–3 and omega–6 fatty acids. These two fatty acids are called essential because we have to get them from food since our bodies cannot manufacture them from other fats.
Most diets today contain an excessive amount of omega–6, therefore it is important to ensure the diet contains more omega–3 rich foods to offset this imbalance. Good sources of omega–3s are meats and eggs. However, the best source of omega–3 is found in fish. That is because omega–3 in fish is high in two fatty acids crucial to human health, which are called eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). These two fatty acids are essential to health, and also in preventing heart disease, cancer, and many other diseases. EPA and DHA from fish do not require conversion by the body like alpha–linolenic acid (ALA) found in flaxseed oil.
Flaxseed oil is not recommended for omega–3 because it contains a form of omega 3, called alpha–linolenic acid (ALA), that must be converted by the body to the forms it can use, which are EPA and DHA (found in fish oils, and cod liver oil). Most unhealthy people are incapable of making the conversion of ALA to EPA and DHA, therefore they need to get their omega 3 from fish and not take flaxseed oil.
Evening primrose oil and borage oil are recommended by many health practitioners however they contain omega–6 and no omega–3, and the diet contains plenty of omega–6 without taking any extra supplements.
Fat–soluble vitamins include true vitamin A, called retinol, vitamin D, vitamin E and vitamin K, as well as all of their naturally occurring cofactors. All of these fat–soluble vitamins are essential to health.
Vitamin A is all–important in our diets since it enables the body to use proteins and minerals, ensures proper vision, acts as an antioxidant, enables reproduction, and fights infections. It is also important for the formation of bones and teeth. Protein cannot be utilized by the body without Vitamin A.
Beta carotene, found in plants, is not a true Vitamin A since it requires conversion from carotene to vitamin A in the intestines in order to be utilized by the body. Most candida sufferers and unhealthy people are unable to make this conversion, so it is best to consume enough "true" oil soluble vitamin A from meats, liver, eggs and take a cod liver oil supplement, which contains Vitamin D, Vitamin D and Omega 3 fatty acid.
Vitamin D is required for calcium and phosphorus absorption and utilization. It is necessary for growth, for healthy bones and teeth, for proper development of the brain and
nervous systems and for normal sexual development. Vitamin D normalizes blood sugar when there is adequate calcium in the diet. Vitamin D is actually more of a hormone than it is a vitamin.
Ordinarily in Summer months the sun produces vitamin D on the oils of the skin. However, I believe it is difficult, to almost impossible, for most people today to get vitamin D from the sun since there are so many factors involved, including having enough oils built up on the skin, not showering or bathing too often using chlorinated water and soap which removes natural oils, etc. - see Vitamin D - Amount of Sun Exposure Required for more details.
For that reason I recommend everyone take cod liver oil all year. See Cod Liver Oil Brand with Nutrient Levels which compares some brands, and gives doses, and extra supplements that are required in order to obtain the recommended daily amounts.
Some brands of cod liver oil are processed to remove all the vitamins A and D and then synthetic vitamins A and D are added back in. These products are acceptable if the daily recommended amounts are taken, because too high levels can be toxic. However this is easily handled by not taking it one day every month. The synthetic form of vitamin D is found in some supplements, which is designated as D2, also called ergocalciferol. "True" vitamin D is designated as D3, called cholecalciferol. Also synthetic forms of vitamin A are in some supplements. True vitamin A is called "retinol."
If the cod liver oil brand available does not contain enough vitamins A and/or D, buy vitamin A and/or D separately from cod, halibut or shark "liver" oil capsules, which contain vitamins A and D, or vitamin A only, as required. Note: Fish oil products only contain omega-3 (EPA & DHA), so you also need to get separate vitamin A and D supplements from cod, halibut or shark "liver" oil capsules.
Please note that Krill oil is not recommended because it contains 48 times the antioxidant capacity of regular fish oils, and it is more highly absorbable than other fish oils - that's a huge danger signal to me. Dr. Weston A. Price used cod liver oil successfully, but he also warns not to take too much because it will create imbalances and can even be toxic. That's why my recommendations are modest, aligning more with Dr. Price's research.
Vitamin E is a very effective antioxidant that can be depleted by a low–fat diet or by a diet that contains unnatural fats and oils like canola, soybean, corn, safflower, etc. Vitamin E improves circulation, promotes normal blood clotting and healing, repairs tissue and reduces blood pressure.
Vitamin K is needed for blood clotting and plays an important role in bone formation. It also converts glucose into glycogen for storage in the liver. Vitamin K is made by the body in the large intestines. Most candida sufferers have digestive problems and may not be able to make vitamin K but there is an abundant supply in many foods, so there is no need to take extra supplements. The best sources of these important fat–soluble vitamins are animal meats, fish, and their by–products.
Low carbohydrate consumption is an important aspect of any healthy program because high carbohydrates diet are the main cause of failing health. Carbohydrates are any foods not classified as protein or fat, including vegetables, grains, nuts, seeds, legumes, fruits, sugars, herbs and spices.
Since grains, legumes, and fruit (except lemons and limes) are not included on a healthy program this leaves a wide variety of vegetables, herbs and spices that are healthy to consume. Vegetables include the lowest carbohydrates and sugars include green beans, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, turnip, spinach, asparagus, celery, peppers, kale, mustard greens, and Chinese cabbage to name a few. Some vegetables allowed are high in sugars so they should only be consumed in small amounts, i.e. garlic, onions, some spices, etc. as noted on the food list—see the Candida Diet Food List.
Since it is very important to consume high fats, moderate proteins, and low carbs on this program you will need to Calculate Protein, Fat & Carb Ratios.
Some foods contain all three food groups, i.e. eggs, some vegetables, herbs, spices, etc. To find out the amount of grams of each food group contained in foods you eat go to: http://www.fitday.com. You need to sign up, but there is no obligation. Do not translate your gram ratios to to any kind of weight or measurement. Instead, use a nutritional calculator to find out the quantity of foods to consume to obtain your ratios.
It is important to take some essential vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients in supplement form in addition to the foods.
Only Take Recommended Supplements
You will be much more successful if you only take the supplements listed below. If you are currently taking any other supplements, herbs, or other treatments, it is advisable that you gradually go off of them. Any treatments that interfere with "proper nutrients," particularly hormones, drugs, other kinds of supplements or even herbs will slow or stop the healing processes.
The reason is because too many unnecessary supplements, other kinds of treatments, toxic drugs and hormones, will interfere with the natural healing processes. That is because your body is just like you when you have too many things coming at you at once. Like you, your body will become confused and overwhelmed, not knowing what to do. This can cause your body to go into apathy and not do anything. In other words, it will stop the healing process.
Many supplements, herbs, extracts, and other natural substances are recommended by some naturopaths, dieticians, and other healthcare practitioners because they do not know or understand what constitutes a "truly" good nutritious diet. Consequently they recommend many supplements that are easily obtained on this healthy program.
Your body is smart enough to balance out all of its nutrient and nutrient levels if it is given the basic "proper nutrients," which is what this diet and the supplements recommended provide. Remember that "More Is Not Better."
Many healthcare practitioners, although well—meaning, treat specific symptoms, malfunctioning organs, and disorders, much like doctors do with drugs. They may perscribe extracts to treat the thyroid, adrenal glands, and so on. However this often causes more harm than good. That is because such substances can throw off already delicate hormone balances. Therefore the focus must be on treating the "cause" and not the symptoms.
As the body heals and detoxifies itself naturally it becomes stronger, and all organs throughout the body will begin to normalize. However, if you are taking hormones or other nutrients, like iodine or medications for the thyroid, or adrenal hormones it will throw those organs into a tizzy; so they won't be able to recover and function normally. Instead their functioning will become extremely erratic and unpredictable.
Most "extra" supplements are totally unnecessary, often causing adverse side effects or they are a waste of money. A good example of this are iodine supplements like Lugol's, as well as kelp, seaweed and other green supplements. Not only are many green supplements too strong for sick people to handle, often overwhelming the body, but they also contain too much iodine.
Iodine is only required in trace amounts (minute amounts) and all of your body's requirements can easily be met by eating butter, by taking a "good" ocean sea salt per day and by drinking natural water. The fact is that too much iodine just as damaging to the thyroid as too little.
Minerals can only be utilized in the body if you get the correct combination of good fats recommended on this program, including cod liver oil (contains omega 3, and vitamins A & D), vitamin E, saturated fats like unrefined coconut oil, butter, lard, and other animals fats. Of course all of the nutrients work together on this programs, i.e. protein, vitamins, minerals, fats, etc.
Amino acids in supplement form, or powders, are another example. Such supplements are processed and most often they are derived from soybeans and are usually hydrolyzed. Hydrolyzing is a chemical method of producing monosodium glutamate (MSG). MSG is a neurotoxin, meaning that it is poisonous to nerve tissue, the brain and the spinal cord.
Animal studies have linked MSG with brain lesions, retinal degeneration in the eyes and obesity. Such products may be advertised as "all natural," but they are far from it, and they cause a lot of serious damage. Also the word "natural" is not a regulated term so any company can use it irregardless of whether their product is "truly" natural or not.
Unfortunately, MSG and related substances are not always labeled. Calcium caseinate, sodium caseinate, textured protein, hydrolyzed protein, carrageenan, and citric acid always contain MSG, and soy foods, some nutritional yeasts, protein powders, malt flavorings, amino acids and various mixes labeled "flavorings," "natural flavours" or "seasonings" usually contain neurotoxic substances.
MSG is frequently formed during food processing even if not deliberately added to a food product – which is just one more reason to avoid all processed foods, protein powders, and even undenatured whey protein supplements - see Protein Isolate Powder Not Recommended [Includes Whey].
Your body makes amino acids very easily from real foods like meats and eggs, and they are so much easier to digest than any type of processed amino acids. Also see Not Recommended Treatments, Supplements, Etc..
There are only seven (7) macrominerals required by the body in amounts of 200 mg or more per day – all of the rest of the minerals are only required in "trace" amounts:
Some supplements like calcium, magnesium, vitamin B complex, and vitamin E must indicate on the label that they are "free-of" yeast, soy, wheat, gluten, dairy, sugar, preservatives, and additives. However, some additives in supplements are unavoidable since they are used to keep capsules or tablets from sticking to the machinery at the factory. Other additives may be in such small amounts they won't cause problems.
It is very difficult to find vitamin E supplements that are not derived from soy. Dr. Joseph Mercola says that soy oil in vitamin E does not contain damaging substances found in other soy products, however I doubt that is true since I react negatively to vitamin E derived from soy. The soy industry has caused so much damage to people's health, so it is better not to support it in any way. Buy a dry-base or clear-base formula vitamin E, like Natural Factors Brand Clear-Base Vitamin E, that are not derived from soy.
Calcium and Magnesium Citrate should be bought separately and taken in equal amounts. When bought separately it is easier to take more or less of each as needed, in case you need to take more or less of either one. Many products combine calcium and magnesium supplements with a ratio of 2:1 (calcium to magnesium), in which case a separate supplement of magnesium citrate is necessary in order to equal out the ratios. Do not buy calcium or magnesium supplements containing other nutrients like potassium, zinc, vitamin D, etc.
Most physicians, health care practitioners, and nutritionist recommend taking 1,000 to 1,500 mg of calcium daily. Taking high amounts of calcium without magnesium will deplete magnesium in the body, so taking such high amounts of calcium will be very damaging in the long run. Some may recommend magnesium also be taken, but many do not. Some may only recommend a ratio of 1:3 calcium to magnesium. However, this is not correct and it can hurt many people.
Most people nowadays are more deficient in magnesium than in calcium, so it is important to take at least an equal amount, or a 1:1 ratio, until you see how your body reacts. The amounts may vary, a little, depending upon the amount of calcium in your diet and the condition of your digestive system.
Most people will do very well on 600 mg each of calcium and magnesium per day, taken in two doses of 300 mg each. If you get muscle cramps you need more magnesium since it relaxes muscles, and it possibly means you need to take less calcium. Calcium and magnesium have left-hand and right-hand receptors on the cells, so they work together. Therefore if you get more cramps and muscle pains on your left side it indicates your calcium intake is either too high or too low, and if you get more cramps and muscle pains on your right side it indicates your magnesium intake is either too high or too low.
If you get muscle cramps, first increase magnesium by 100-150 mg. If that doesn't help, lower calcium by 100-150 mg. Ensure you are also taking vitamin D as recommended - listed under "Vitamins A, D & Omega 3 Daily Amounts" below. Don't expect the cramps to go away in a couple of days, since it can take 5 days or longer for your body to adjust to changes in the amounts.
However, other things can lower the levels of minerals in the body. They including consuming "too much" tea, caffeine, some herbs and green leafy vegetables, which are diuretic, meaning they cause the body to get rid of water along with important minerals. So it is best to consume these diuretic foods and drinks in moderation. Of course caffeine is not included on the program - see Caffeine in Not Good for Your Health.
Also consuming grains, nuts, and seeds that aren't properly prepared binds up minerals in the intestines, so they are unavailable to your body. That is because Nature coats them with a substance called phytates which is necessary to protect them, which must be removed by proper soaking and/or leavening (like sourdough) before they are fit for human consumption. They also are coated with an enzyme that interferes with protein digestion - see Grains, Nuts, Seeds & Legumes Must Be Properly Prepared. No grains are consumed on the Candida Diet.
It can be difficult to balance calcium and magnesium, but it is important for each person to find their own optimal levels by trial and error. The body can only handle a maximum of 500 mg of calcium at a time, so individual doses must be 500 mg or less.
Eggshells are a great source of calcium. Eggshell calcium contains healthy, balanced calcium because it also contains trace amounts of other minerals. Eggshell calcium is probably the best natural source of calcium, and it is easier for your body to digest and absorb than tablets or capsules. One-half (1/2) teaspoon of powdered eggshells equals 400 mgs of calcium. Please see "Eggshell Calcium, How to Make It". Calcium and Magnesium Doses: Take 300 mg of calcium citrate two times a day, and take 300 mg of magnesium citrate two times a day.
Vitamins A & D, and Omega-3, Recommended Daily Amounts:
Vitamin A: 20,000 to 30,000 IU
Vitamin D: 800 to 1,200 IU
Omega-3: 2,000 to 3,000 mg (includes EPA plus DHA listed separately on the label.
Note: Fish "liver" contains omega 3 and vitamins A and D, while fish oil is from the body of the fish and it only contains Omega 3 and no vitamins A and D.
In Summer the sun produces vitamin D on the oils of the skin, however, I believe it is difficult, to almost impossible, for most people today to get enough vitamin D from the sun since there are so many factors involved, including having enough oils built up on the skin, and not showering or bathing too often using chlorinated water and soap which removes natural oils, etc.—see Vitamin D - Amount of Sun Exposure Required for more details.
For that reason I recommend everyone take cod liver oil all year. See Cod Liver Oil Brand with Nutrient Levels which compares some brands, and gives doses, and extra supplements that are required in order to obtain the recommended daily amounts.
Some brands of cod liver oil are processed to remove all the vitamins A and D and then synthetic vitamins A and D are added back in. These products are acceptable if the daily recommended amounts are taken, because too high levels can be toxic. However this is easily handled by not taking it one day every month. The synthetic form of vitamin D is found in some supplements, which is designated as D2, also called ergocalciferol. "True" vitamin D is designated as D3, called cholecalciferol. Also synthetic forms of vitamin A are in some supplements. True vitamin A is called "retinol."
If the cod liver oil brand available does not contain enough vitamins A and/or D, buy vitamin A and/or D separately, found in cod, halibut or shark "liver" oil capsules, which contain vitamins A and D, or vitamin A only, as required.
Note: Fish oils only contain omega-3 (EPA & DHA), so you also need to get separate vitamin A and D supplements, found in cod, halibut or shark "liver" oil capsules.
If the cod liver oil brand available to you does not contain enough vitamin A and/or D, buy a separate capsule containing vitamin A and/or D, available from fish "liver" oils like cod, halibut, shark, etc.
The best overall brand of cod liver oil of those evaluated, is Garden of Life, Olde World Icelandic Cod Liver Oil (glass bottle).
Take 1 tablespoon per day plus a capsule or softgel that contains 10,000 IU vitamin A and 400 IU vitamin D found in fish "liver" oil, i.e. halibut, cod or shark.
Vitamin B Complex, Niacin (B3) & Thiamine (B1)
Vitamin B Complex, two alternatives:
Note: If you cannot buy a vitamin B complex that contains niacin, and instead it contains a non-flushing niacin called niacinamide, you need to buy "true" niacin (B3) separately and take it in addition to vitamin B complex that contains niacinamide. Niacin causes a flush, which includes red and itchy skin because it dilates blood vessels, even the tiniest capillaries, which releases radiation and other toxins from the body. Be sure to buy niacin in 50 or 100 mg size, and not 500 mg, otherwise your niacin flush will be extremely uncomfortable, but it is not damaging. For more information see Niacin (Vitamin B3).
Radiation from the sun and other sources, along with many other toxins, build up in the body – remember all those terrible sunburns? Radiation is eliminated by taking niacin (B3), which also helps the body get rid of heavy metals, other toxins, and it oxygenates the body. Niacin is very important for the detoxification pathways in the body so they can function well. But as always, all nutrients work together, so Niacin alone doesn't help.
A niacin flush causes discomfort which lasts less than 1 hour, but it is not harmful in any way. Do not buy non-flushing niacin, called niacinamide, since it does not provide the same benefits that "true" Niacin (B3) does.
Take Thiamine (B1) in addition to Vitamin B Complex and niacin. Additional thiamine improves sleep, prevents nightmares, improves appetite, helps digestion, improves mood, memory and depression, helps alleviate cravings, increases serotonin, helps the heart and circulation, improves liver function, and is vital for the brain and nervous system.
Vitamin B Doses - Take all B vitamins together twice a day with meals.
Note: Even though Nutritional Yeast Flakes contain niacin (B3) and thiamine (B1) it is advisable to take additional doses of these two important B vitamins too.
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)
Note: To avoid getting loose stools (diarrhea) from vitamin C, which is called the bowel tolerance level, start with 500 mg 2-3 times a day and gradually increase it. Diarrhea is also a detoxifying symptom that your body creates in order to get rid of toxins, so don't always suspect vitamin C when it occurs.
Ascorbic acid powder or crystals are much less expensive to take than vitamin C tablets. Because ascorbic acid can upset the stomach it is best to take it with meals. Also it can be hard on the teeth, so rinse your mouth well after drinking it.
Do not use sodium ascorbate, since it contains calcium and magnesium, or possibly baking soda. If there is any calcium and magnesium in your vitamin C you will not be able to regulate taking the correct amounts of calcium and magnesium. Baking soda is high in sodium which is diuretic, meaning it makes the body get rid of water and minerals along with it.
Vitamin C Dose: Take 4,000 mg total per day, divided between 3 meals. Start with 500 mg twice a day and gradually increase it to avoid getting loose stools. If you get loose stools lower the dose for awhile and take more time to increase the amounts.
Vitamin E (natural source only). Natural source vitamin E is indicated by the "d" in front of the different types of vitamin E, i.e. d-alpha-tocopherol. The synthetic version begins with "dl", i.e. dl-alpha-tocopherol. Clear Base or dry base formulas are soy-free, but evidently soy-derived vitamin E supplements do not contain the damaging substances found in other soy products.
Vitamin E Dose: Take 200 IU twice a day or 400 IU once a day. If you are already taking a higher dose of vitamin E continue on that dose since your body will be used to it. However, no one should take more than 800 IU per day, except for short periods of time since higher doses can interfere with the balance of fats, oils, and oil soluble vitamins.
The best way to obtain all of the minerals your body needs is:
Most unhealthy people have digestive problems, including nausea, stomach aches, nausea, and upsets, acid reflux (heartburn), Hiatal Hernia, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, etc. While many health programs recommend cleansing or cleanses of the bowels and other organs in the body, these treatments can be very harsh. Liver, kidney and gallbladder cleanses dump too many toxins into the body at one time, which most unhealthy people cannot handle.
There have been cases of people with life threatening conditions caused by such cleanses, requiring emergency room treatment. Also, liver and gall bladder cleanses can release liver and galls stones into the bile ducts that can block and tear them, requiring emergency surgery.
All cleanses are a combination of herbs or ingredients which many unhealthy people cannot handle, not only because it causes too many toxins to be dumped into the system at one time, but also because the ingredients themselves are often too strong, causing adverse reactions.
However, this program contains high "good" fats, including fat soluble nutrients (omega 3, vitamins A, D & E), which are very important for liver and gall bladder health. Over time the diet will normalize the functioning of all organs, including the liver, gall bladder and adrenals, and it may dissolve any stones that are present.
The diet, supplements and other treatments recommended will do a good job of increasing digestion, strengthening the walls of the intestines (mostly with good saturated fats), increasing good motility of the intestines, clearing out the liver, adrenals and gall bladder, increasing kidney function, etc. and will also cleanse and help detoxify the entire body. It also get rids of all heavy metals such as mercury, lead and aluminum, etc.
Therefore cleansing treatments are not recommended for any reason, including liver, kidney, gall bladder or bowel cleanses, except for self-administered enemas – see the Enema articles.
Fasting is also not recommended. Even though fasting is intended to give the body a rest and/or to allow it to clear out toxins and wastes, while your body is fasting it is also not getting the nutrients it needs for healing and energy. It is more important to give the body what it needs so it is able to heal itself naturally, which includes cleansing and detoxification.
Time between meals is important so body can digest foods and supplements without having to direct its energies towards digesting more food. That is why snacking is not recommended.
Some people do a type of fasting where they only consume the Bee's Egg Drink for a few days at a time, but that is not considered "true fasting" and it wouldn't cause problems because you would be getting plenty of nutrients and energy from the drink.
Many people today, and most candida sufferers, have digestive problems, which is mainly caused by the stomach producing "too little" stomach acid. We may think our stomachs are "overly acidic" because of heartburn, sour stomach, or overall stomach upset, nausea and pain, when in fact having "too little acid" creates exactly the same symptoms as an "over acid" stomach.
The technical term for low stomach acidity is "hypochlorhydria," and a stomach that is not producing any acid is called "achlorhydria."
The most common symptoms of low stomach acidity include:
Our stomachs are supposed to be acidic, so it important that it produce high concentrations of hydrochloric acid (HCl). When the stomach produces HCl it also produces bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) which protects the lining of the stomach from being damaged or eaten up by HCl. When the stomach doesn't produce enough HCl, it also will not produce enough bicarbonate of soda so the stomach can become ulcerated.
When hydrochloric acid is low it causes malnutrition and many digestive problems. HCl mainly digests protein, breaking it down into small molecules, which are further digested in the intestinal tract.
Low stomach acid is associated with a higher incidence of gastrointestinal problems like h. pylori bacteria which cause stomach ulcers, acid reflux (heartburn), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn's Disease, diarrhea, constipation, etc.
Our stomachs need adequate acid so we can get the benefit of a good diet and the nutrients it contains, and in order for digestion to proceed like it should throughout the intestines—see more information see Digestion, Digestive Disorders, IBS, Crohn's Disease, Celiac, etc. and Fiber Facts and how they damage health.
Carbohydrates (carbs) start being digested by enzymes produced in the mouth - carbs are all foods that are not classified as protein or fat, including vegetables, fruits, grains, nuts, seeds, sugar, starches, herbs, spices, etc. Some carbs also contain protein and fat, such as grains, nuts, seeds and some vegetables. Some proteins also contain carbs and fats such as eggs.
Hydrochloric acid (HCl) or stomach acid mainly digests protein. When a person starts to eat the stomach is stimulated to start producing hydrochloric acid (HCl). Stomach acid gradually increases during a meal. When the stomach acid gets high enough, which normally takes about 20-30 minutes after eating, it neutralizes enzymes from the mouth so the digestion of carbohydrates stops.
Digestive enzymes from the mouth only work on carbs while the mixture is alkaline. Therefore, if HCl supplements are taken too early it stops carb digestion in the stomach too soon. HCl also neutralizes any digestive enzyme supplements, so taking them is a waste. That is why it is important to take HCl supplements 30-45 minutes after eating a meal.
When the mixture of food, water and HCl (called chyme) empties out of the stomach it has to go through a small hole 10 mm, which is slightly larger than the end of a pencil, called the pyloric valve. The mixture squirts through that small hole in spurts. The rate at which foods empty out of the stomach is highly regulated. If the mixture is too solid and doesn't contain enough fluid it isn't as able to get through that small hole. That is why drinking enough fluids with meals is also very important.
When the mixture starts squirting through that small hole, if the pancreas detects it contains enough fluids and HCl it is able to do its job. First the mixture must be made alkaline, so the pancreas pours lots of bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) onto the mixture as it is squirting through that small hole. Pancreatic digestive enzymes only work on an alkaline mixture, just like enzymes in the mouth.
Next, the pancreas produces several enzymes which digest carbs, fats and further digests protein, i.e. protease digests protein, amylase digests carbs and lipase digests fats. The small intestine also produces digestive enzymes that only work on an alkaline mixture.
Therefore taking HCl supplements and improving its production in the stomach, along with having enough fluids with meals, is very important for proper digestion, whereas taking digestive enzymes is a waste and doesn't help digestion.
The following foods stimulate stomach acid production, but sometimes it is necessary to also take HCl supplements.
If you live in North America, chances are you have experienced gall bladder problems at one time or another. Two things the gallbladder doesn't like are bad fats and no fats. Bad fats, like man-made processed vegetable oils, are difficult to digest and put a lot of stress on the gallbladder. The gallbladder is a little sac that sits alongside your liver. The liver produces bile, a substance made from cholesterol that emulsifies fat and makes it easier to digest.
The gallbladder stores and concentrates bile, and then secretes it into the small intestines when fats and proteins are present. If you do not eat fat, the gallbladder won't get any exercise and can begin to atrophy.
If you've eaten mostly unnatural man–made fats or have spent many years on a low-fat diet, chances are your gallbladder will need a little work before you will be able to completely digest generous amounts of good fats in your diet. Start by eating the recommended amount of proteins, fats and carbs and by practicing good digestive (above).
Natural fats, i.e. coconut oil, butter, lard, etc. are very easy on the gall bladder because they do not require bile salts in order to be digested. If you are just beginning to add fats to your diet after many years of low-fat foods, your best choice is to start with coconut oil and butter. For more information see the Digestion articles.
The healing crisis is a reaction that is the result of the activity of nature's healing forces in overcoming disease conditions. It happens when the body becomes overcrowded by wastes and toxins. Cells and tissues begin to throw off the waste and carry it from the bloodstream to various eliminating organs including the liver, kidneys, lungs, skin, nasal passages, ears, throat, and genital organs.
These organs, in turn, become congested and irritated, producing symptoms such as colds, flue, boils, skin problems (rash, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, etc.), kidney and bladder infection, headaches, ear or eye infection, diarrhea and/or constipation, and fever, to name a few.
That is the healing crisis, which is a form of healing and elimination. First the toxins are removed and then the tissues are renewed. These symptoms and the process of elimination are part of the cure and should not be suppressed. Although a healing and disease crisis may look alike they are very different.
A disease crisis is when the body is loaded to the toleration point with wastes and toxins. The body arouses itself in self-defense and brings on an acute inflammation such as a cold, fever, etc. If the wastes and toxins are not eliminated the body adapts itself to function at a lower energy level. However these wastes and toxins accumulate and inhibit the organs from performing their normal functions until a chronic disease occurs.
On the other hand a healing crisis develops because the healing forces are strengthening. By changing the diet to a highly nutritious one, and by eliminating as many sources of damaging substances as possible, i.e. sugar, soy, grains, chemicals, mycotoxins, preservatives, molds, etc. the body gets stronger, digging into the tissues and eliminating old chronic waste and toxins.
Skin problems occur because of toxins being eliminated through the skin, and also because the body externalizes healing to the skin to protect vital inner organs.
Excessive mucus will also be created in order to clear out toxins, which occur in the nose, sinuses, throat, bronchial tubes, lungs, digestive tract, etc. This does not mean there is an infection present, therefore the symptoms should not be suppressed. This is a time when your body needs help with its detoxifying efforts.
The most important aspect of the healing crisis is to never go to extremes when making changes to your diet or life style. It is important to gradually introduce changes one at a time, allowing the body to adapt to the changes and adjust itself.
Trying to change too many things at once can be counter-productive, discouraging and postpone the goal of overall superior health. Make changes one step at a time. As you make positive changes to your diet or life style and as each one becomes well-integrated into your daily routine, they will replace old "bad" habits with new "good" habits resulting in a healthier happier existence with your body. This also allows your body to do its job better, which is healing and maintaining health. For more information see the "Healing Naturally" articles.
It takes 1 month of natural healing for every year you have been unhealthy, which for most people today is since before they were born. That is because most people today have inherited a very poor "nutritional status" from their parents upon conception, which can also cause the baby to have candida/yeast before birth.
But even if you were not born with candida, you acquired it some time later due to poor health leading up to that point in time. Poor health doesn't just happen overnight. It sneaks up on us slowly but surely, so it may be impossible to pinpoint exactly when it all started. You can bet it started when you and/or your parents consumed modern foods and drinks that are damaging to health, and you acquired toxins. In other words, your health problems started WHEN you were not consuming "proper nutrients" and eliminating toxins and damaging foods.
This health program does more than just cure candida, since is an overall healing program. That means it heals your body of other health problems and issues, not just candida.
So it is important to stay on this program long enough to handle all of your health problems and issues, and not just long enough to overcome candida. Your healing time starts once you are totally on the diet, taking all of the supplements, and you are not taking any drugs, hormones, supplements not in this program, or other treatments that interfere with nutrients.
That means most people will need to stay on the program for the number of months they are in age, i.e. if you are 40 years old you need to stay on the program for 40 months. However, if you experience a lot of stress, get injured, etc. it may take you a lot longer.
Even after you are healthy, you cannot eat modern foods and take in toxins which caused you to get sick in the first place. In order to maintain life-long health you need to consume "proper nutrition" and eliminate toxins and damaging foods, otherwise you will become sick again and again.
The healing processes follow these natural laws, called Hering's Law of Cures:
For more information see Retracing, Healing Reactions & Flare-Ups.
Withdrawal Symptoms are some of the reactions you will experience. That is when your cravings for sugar, carbohydrates, alcohol, grain products, and even toxins will increase. At times it may make you feel as if you are starving, when you actually aren't. For help and more information see Food Cravings, How to Control Them and Withdrawal Symptoms, Cravings, Etc..
Cleansing/Detoxifying Reactions are created by the body when it is trying to deal with the large numbers of toxins being released. This will result in excessive mucus being produced in the mucus membranes, which include sinuses, nose, throat, lungs, the digestive tract, reproductive organs, etc. Symptoms may also include an upset stomach, nausea, gas, bloating, belching, muscle and joint aches and pains, clumsiness, headaches, "brain fog," etc. Often you may feel like you have been drugged, with symptoms similar to a bad hangover.
Healing Reactions – In addition to withdrawal symptoms and cleansing reactions you will experience symptoms that are clearly healing reactions. The severity and/or number of healing reactions you experience depends upon how often your body has been exposed to toxins and/or traumatized during your lifetime with injuries, disease, or illnesses, and how much detoxifying and healing the body can accomplish.
To help you "endure" these reactions and continue with your program, keep in mind that any reactions means your body is becoming stronger so that "healing" is taking place. Every drugless healing practitioner is well aware of such healing reactions.
For example: The Cancer Clinics in Mexico explain to their patients that without a healing reaction within the first two weeks of the program they must be re-evaluated for what could be causing the delay. (This could be from ingesting things that counteract the program or from using personal care items such as lotions, cosmetics, hair care items, etc. that interfere with the program, or not taking the prescribed amount of coffee enemas.) When a patient experiences a healing reaction all of the staff rejoices with the patient.
Symptoms Intensify Any symptoms experienced while you were becoming more and more unhealthy can intensify. This is different person to person, depending upon areas of their body that were most affected. Women who have had vaginal yeast infection will find such symptoms will become more intense and they may change as well. If someone has experienced a lot of digestive problems, their digestive upsets and disturbances will increase. If someone had a lot of head-related symptoms, their symptoms will become worse. And so on.
Symptoms do get worse before they get better. However, as you progress on the program, your good days will increase and your bad days will decrease. Natural healing takes time, patience and persistence on the healing program.
An allergy is defined as: "A condition in which the body has an exaggerated response to a substance introduced by inhalation, ingestion, injection, or skin contact, often manifested by itchy eyes, runny nose, wheezing, skin rash, hives, diarrhea, gas, bloating, headaches, aching muscles, joint pain, and many others. Please note that these reactions are exactly the same symptoms as healing reactions.
These reactions are created by the body as a healing response, indicating that it is working very hard to eliminate and/or minimize the effects of toxic overloads on the body, or the ingestion of a poison. There are many other toxic sources in our environment and foods as well, which add to the toxic overload on the body. Some substances aren't merely toxic; they are poisonous, which causes direct debilitating damage.
It is widely published that allergies are caused by poor health. At the same time allergic responses and symptoms means the body is working extremely hard to maintain its health in spite or poor nutrition, toxins, stresses, etc. Many people mistakenly assume they are allergic to many healthy foods, herbs, spices, etc. because of allergy tests or body reactions, which doctors also label as allergic. Please note that almost all allergy tests are inaccurate and they should not be relied upon to determine your allergies. Some allergies are obvious, because they are caused by toxic substances, i.e. room deodorizers, smoke, chemicals in the air, body care products, cleaning products, etc.), smog, chemtrails, pesticides, etc.
But allergies to animal dander, dust mites, dust, mold, pollen, grass, etc. are less obvious. However, not everyone reacts negatively to these substances, which obviously points to a person who is unhealthy and not able to detoxify like they should.
It is a fact that the body can, and will, react to good unadulterated foods with "allergic-like" symptoms, which is exactly the same way it reacts to toxins or poisons. However, reactions to good foods are not allergic reactions, they are healing reactions. When the body receives the nutrients it needs to heal, it goes into high gear, doing its job of healing, which creates healing symptoms.
The long list of healing symptoms are exactly the same as the long list of allergic reactions, i.e. increased mucus in all mucus membranes (nose, sinuses, throat, lungs, intestines, stomach, etc.), headaches, stomach upset, gas, bloating, difficulty breathing, inflammation, heart palpitations, swelling, rashes, hives, diarrhea, constipation, fever, etc.
In fact hives are a healing reaction too when the body releases histamines and other chemicals into the bloodstream to handle toxins or to affect healing. Histamines causes hives, rashes, itching, swelling, and other related symptoms. Although hives may be uncomfortable, they are generally quite harmless and disappear on their own. Therefore, do not be alarmed if you get healing reactions from good unadulterated foods like eggs, coconut oil, butter, meats, etc. If you get reactions that are alarming or intolerable just cut back on the amount a little bit and gradually increase it.
To help your body detoxify do treatments that are listed in How to Detoxify Effectively.
"More is not better!" You can overwhelm your body by over-treating it, and by taking too much of a good thing, which can stop or slow down natural healing processes. One of the important keys to healing naturally is not to push the body.
If you do too many treatments, exercise too much, take other unnecessary supplements, herbs, hormones, drugs, etc. your body becomes confused and overwhelmed because "too much is being pushed at it" so it is not as able to heal like it should.
"Proper nutrients" (diet plus only the supplements recommended) are what heals the body because they provide the body with what it requires in order to heal itself naturally the way Nature intended. So they need to be consumed consistently and for long enough in order to become healthy.
For that reason some direct treatments can be done to help alleviate the discomforts of symptoms, but they shouldn't be done for long periods of time, nor too intensely, because they can also interfere with the healing processes.
When cooking and handling food it is important to handle, store, and cook food correctly in order to retain healthy live-giving nutrients available in them.
Do not cook foods at high temperatures. Cooking at low temperatures for a longer period of time is better than cooking at high temperatures that can damage foods.
All vegetables should be cooked to obtain nutrients from them. This is because their cell walls are made of cellulose, and our digestive system is not capable of breaking down cellulose. Therefore, cellulose cell walls of all plant foods must be broken down before they are easily digested, and in order for the nutrients in them to be available, including minerals. This is done by cooking them - see How to Get the Most Nutrients from Vegetables.
The best cooking oil is unrefined coconut oil. Of all the available oils, coconut oil is the best for cooking because it is nearly a completely saturated fat, which means it is much less susceptible to damage when it is heated, and it can withstand higher heat than others (up to 375 degrees Fahrenheit). It can be mixed half and half with butter to increase the flavors in certain foods.
Do not cook or heat olive oil, since heat damages it so it becomes oxidized, which causes damage to the body - see More Scientific Support For Using Olive Oil. However, unheated extra virgin olive oil can be used in salad dressing, mayonnaise, or added to foods after they are cooked.
Anytime you need an oil to cook with, coconut oil can automatically be used in place of butter, margarine, olive oil or any other type of oil in recipes. Buy a good quality unrefined coconut oil for cooking as described in the Coconut Oil section above.
Do not microwave food, water or drinks. The most important rule in cooking is not to microwave any food, not even to heat leftovers, water or drinks. Recent research shows that microwaved food causes severe molecular damage in the body. When eaten it causes abnormal changes in human blood which can be seen in a live blood cell analysis.
These changes cause deterioration and damage to the health. In simple terms, microwave ovens change the molecular structure of food with radiation. If manufacturers would have more accurately called them "radiation chambers" it's doubtful they would have ever sold one, but that's exactly what a microwave oven IS. For more information see: Microwave Cooking is Killing You and Microwave Cooking, the Hidden Hazards.
Do not buy irradiated foods. When food is irradiated the radiation breaks up the molecular structure of the food and creates a whole new set of chemicals known as "unique radiolytic products" (URPs). These URPs include benzene, formaldehyde and a host of known mutagens and carcinogens. Irradiation kills nutrients in food, and effectively renders the food "dead," which is useless to your body. For more information see Microwaving & Irradiation.
Regulations vary from country to country, and even in the United States they can vary between states. Check regulations in your area to find out what foods have been approved for irradiation. As far as we know all spices in the United States and Canada are irradiated, and in the United States some fresh produce and meats are also irradiated.
The kinds of pots and pans to use: Cooking pots and pans must not be aluminum nor Teflon coated. Teflon releases a gas that is harmful when ingesting foods cooked in them.
Pots and pans made of cast iron are best. They need to be well-seasoned with coconut oil before use unless they are already seasoned. There are also good pots and pans made of cast iron that are coated with heavy enamel, which are very good too. High grade stainless steel pans are also good, as well as glass or stone. For more information see Cookware & How to Season Cast Iron and Cookware, Non–Stainless Steel Alternatives
Containers for storing foods should be made of glass, and not plastic, since plastic releases gases that leach into foods.
See Recipes & Cooking for homemade mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, sauces, soup, stew, and many other dishes.
These references are incomplete, which will be updated as time permits.