Candida is a yeast or fungus that naturally grows in certain parts of the body. There are over 20 species of Candida yeasts that can cause infection in humans, the most common of which is Candida albicans.
More than 70% of healthy people naturally have Candida albicans living inside their body. Candida feeds on by-products found within the body, like dead tissue and sugar from the diet.
In healthy people, Candida normally resides in the gastrointestinal tract. Small amounts of the yeast also live in various warm, moist areas throughout the body, including the mucous membranes of the mouth, rectum, vagina, and parts of your skin without causing infections.
When your inner ecosystem is in balance, a large number of good bacteria and yeast are thriving together. However, they do compete with Candida and other opportunistic microbes for food and space to grow. When your inner ecosystem is in balance, the mucosa of the gut wall is sealed and healthy. As a result, Candida overgrowth is kept in check.
However, when your inner ecosystem is out of balance, Candida has an opportunity to rapidly grow and take over its environment.
If there was one product I would always recommend you keep, it’s apple cider vinegar (ACV) no doubt. It is probably the most useful liquid I know of after water and lemon juice. But, before you run down the street to get some, make sure its unpasteurized ACV with the ‘mother’.
The word ‘mother’ refers to strands of proteins, enzymes and friendly bacteria that can often give the vinegar a muddy-like appearance especially at the base of the bottle.
The mother segment is the culture that is usually used to begin the next batch of vinegar. A lot of vinegar manufacturers filter or pasteurize this out so that their products look nicer on the shelf. Do yourself a favour and leave those brands on the shelf.
Headaches are annoying I know. How can you possibly function when your head feels like it’s being squeezed in a vice grip? And, you certainly can’t concentrate if it feels like someone is hitting you on top of the head with a rubber hammer, over and over again.
Taking one or two Panadol (paracetamol) or Nurofen (ibuprofen) occasionally for pain is not the problem. Taking it on a regular basis (and in excess) is where the danger lies. This is where most folks get into BIG trouble. They fall into the habit of reaching for a drug to mask a headache without getting to the root cause of the pain.
Unfortunately, no matter how many pills you take, those headaches will keep returning day after day, week after week, and month after month, because the root cause of the pain has never been assessed and addressed.
Mental illness is a disease that people don’t like to speak about. The rate of suicide is increasing but as a society, we remain in denial
… until it affects someone you love.
Today I write about a topic close to my heart – a disorder that has haunted me for many years as I have battled through many past traumas…
PYRROLE DISORDER – a little-known condition with devastating consequences if left untreated.
Let me enlightened you all today in hope that even just one life can be improved or more importantly saved.
Millions are being warned about the dangers of high cholesterol and heart disease.
Don’t believe the hype. It’s time for some shocking insight about cholesterol.
Consumers are being told to reduce their cholesterol as if is a curse to good health.
Sadly, there is no allowance for the action of cholesterol during disease states nor is there any understanding as to why cholesterol levels can rise above normal ranges.
Pharmaceutical companies have convinced doctors that the only way to effectively treat cholesterol is to medicate their patients with cholesterol-lowering statin drugs.
To fully understand the problem of using medication to lower cholesterol, we must first understand what cholesterol actually does.
Sleep plays an important role in your physical health. For instance, sleep is involved in healing and repair of your heart and blood vessels and balancing hormones that stimulate appetite.
Ongoing sleep deficiency is linked to an increased risk of heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, and weight gain.
Disturbances in sleep can follow a bizarre pattern. You may have noticed this phenomenon yourself when you wake up during the night at a particular time.
Now I am not speaking about an odd night here and there. Rather, I’m speaking specifically about waking up night after night. So much so, that the nights of sleeping through have now become a distant memory. The idea of going to bed may even be creating anxiety due to the frustration that comes with constant sleep disruption.
If you haven’t stopped using artificial sweeteners, please do so immediately. Artificial sweeteners have been controversial since they were first introduced to the market in the 1950s, and scientific research shows they are associated with many dangerous side effects.
What’s the first thing you think of when I say allergies? For me, it’s definitely antihistamines. Same as you I bet. And by allergies, I guess I can assume you’re mainly thinking of itchy, red rashes, hayfever, as well as food and drug intolerances.
Histamine reactions are so common in our society. In fact, allergies are something we have come to accept as a ‘normal’ part of living and simply a ‘nuisance’.
However, what you may not realize is just how many other problems histamine can cause in the body of susceptible individuals. Many of my clients have complex and unusual symptoms which can be linked to an array of conditions, but which I find are in fact connected to histamine.
Hormonal discussions are always a hot topic. It’s no wonder why. It’s our chemical makeup. It’s what keeps us healthy and functioning properly.
But what if I told you that your body may have chemicals within it that mimic your naturally occurring hormones, with the ability to make you unwell with life-threatening diseases.
Sadly, these chemicals are lurking in many everyday items and it’s important to know where they hide.
The most destructive chemicals are undoubtedly the xenoestrogens group (basically ‘fake’ oestrogens), which I will expose today.
I graduated as a pharmacist almost 30 years ago. I have seen a lot of changes in the pharmacy industry in that time. Indeed many have been exciting. There have been many advances with a multitude of new pharmaceuticals coming to market, helping to restore health to those in need.
I have also seen a great number of drugs withdrawn from the market due to their horrible side effects. Drugs that were prescribed by doctors who trusted the drug companies that convinced them of their safety.
Doctors are busy. They lack the time to look deeper into chronic disease states. Now, more than ever, doctors are having to treat complex symptoms in an average consult time of less than 10 minutes.