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Ten Steps to Healthier Eating During a Candida Cleanse

Posted by Nutrition Team on Thu, Nov 30, 2017 @ 10:27 AM

Real Food for a Change* - Tarilee's Top Ten Steps to Healthier Eating for Detoxification and Cleansing

by T L Cornish, Certified Nutritional Practitioner

Recovery from almost any kind of health imbalance can be enhanced by a candida cleansing detoxification program. Though the colon cleansing, detoxification and immune supporting products sold by Whole Approach are important components of a wellness program, in most cases, dietary transformation will also be at the core of a successful and lasting recovery. The transition from an average diet to an optimum diet for healing and health maintenance is a journey of patience, self-observation and self-knowledge.  If your health condition is demanding change, now is the time to begin. 

Begin your healthy transition with consideration for your natural affinity for new habits. Do you like to change overnight or one small step at a time? Somewhere in between is likely best for most. In general, changes made mindfully and gradually will have lasting results. This Top Ten list will help you transition gradually to a diet that is optimal for you.

Remember to tune into the WholeApproach Support Forum for information, recipes and support. And if, at any point in your transitions, you need reassurance, you can reach for inspiration by reading the success stories of those who came before you in their own quest for a healthier relationship to food. 

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Tags: candida diet, candida cleanse, candida treatment, candida symptom assessment questionnaire, Caproyl, candida food, candida diet food lists

Strategies for Achieving and Maintaining Digestive Regularity© - Candida Diet

Posted by Nutrition Team on Sun, Sep 24, 2017 @ 04:15 PM

Tarilee Cornish, Certified Nutritional Practitioner

Today’s stressful, sedentary lifestyles and highly-processed, low-fiber diets predispose us to constipation. Since good statistics on the prevalence of the problem don’t really exist, medical and holistic health professionals have widely differing views as to what defines constipation.

The time it takes for food to pass from the mouth to elimination through the rectum is generally referred to as “transit time”. In the view of holistic practitioners, transit time should be somewhere between 12 and 24 hours, and that anything longer than a 24-hour transit time indicates constipation. However, many conventional medical professionals consider even longer transit periods perfectly normal. According to the Physician’s Manual for Patients, “Daily bowel movements are not essential to health”.

Even if the statistics available were not skewed by contradictory opinions within the medical community, their accuracy could be affected by a public somewhat shy to discuss the issue. Let’s face it; bowel function is not a subject that many folks feel comfortable talking about. Instead, let’s consider some of the symptoms that holistic practitioners believe could be due to constipation. When looking at the following list, we begin to get a sense of how many people may be suffering from this unpleasant condition.


SYMPTOMS ASSOCIATED WITH CONSTIPATION

According to holistic practitioners, symptoms that may be due to constipation include the following:

  • abdominal pain
  • bad breath, body odor
  • fatigue, low energy
  • depression, irritability
  • headaches
  • mental sluggishness
  • skin eruptions, sallow skin, dark circles under eyes

IS CONSTIPATION A SERIOUS HEALTH RISK?

When wastes do not move from the colon in a timely manner, the waste material stagnates and the toxic compounds within the waste grow. The wastes can also become impacted and adhere to the intestinal walls. In serious cases, the toxins in the impacted fecal matter can be reabsorbed into the bloodstream, leading to a condition known as autointoxication (self-poisoning).

As a result, chronic constipation can contribute to reduced nutritional absorption, hemorrhoids, anal fissures, premature aging due to increased free radicals from higher levels of toxicity, inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid disease, colitis, appendicitis, prolapsed rectum, and diverticulitis. A higher incidence of breast disease and colon cancer has also been associated with constipation.


WHY IS CONSTIPATION COMMON IN CANDIDA RELATED COMPLEX (CRC)?

CRC sufferers typically have a deficiency of healthy flora, and frequently food intolerances as well. In addition, yeast toxins cause congestion of the eliminative organs, resulting in compromised digestive function. These factors can all add up to constipation.


OTHER CAUSES OF POOR ELIMINATION

Many other dietary, lifestyle, and even emotional factors can contribute to constipation. Following are the most common underlying causes for this condition:
  • Candida overgrowth and other intestinal flora imbalances
  • Coffee (high consumption disturbs bowel function)
  • Constitutional predisposition
  • Chronic dehydration
  • Digestive deficiencies, such as inadequate pancreatic secretions, stomach acid, intestinal enzymes, or intestinal flora, or weak liver or kidney function
  • Emotional tension or repression (e.g. fear, self consciousness, anxiety, depression)
  • Endocrine disorders (eg. hypothyroidism) and hormonal imbalances
  • Low fiber, high sugar, high salt, high processed food diet
  • Fecal build-up (impacted waste material.) Fecal build-up can also cause diarrhea
  • Food intolerances
  • Herbs, if they are astringent and diuretic. Many herbs (including herbal teas) are both diuretic and astringent and can therefore reduce bowel lubrication, leading to constipation.
  • Laxative and enema misuse. Many laxatives, especially irritating ones such as whole leaf aloe, senna, and cascara sagrada may bring about dependency and/or damage bowel function.
  • Structural abnormalities
  • Medications. Anti-hypertensive drugs, diuretics, antacids, antidepressants, muscle relaxants, anti-inflammatory drugs, and some antibiotics may significantly slow transit time.

In addition, a number of diseases and conditions can contribute to inadequate bowel function; including diabetes, intestinal obstructions, lupus, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, pregnancy, scleroderma, spinal cord injuries, thyroid abnormalities, and uremia.


STRATEGIES FOR MAINTAINING BOWEL REGULARITY

There are a number of things that can be done to re-establish healthy bowel function and support improved health. Try to incorporate one or two of the following suggestions every week, adding new habits every week, until your bowels are functioning well:
 

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Tags: candida cleanse, candida die-off, Digestive regularity,, constipation

Candida Natural Product Protocol - the Candida Cleanse

Posted by Nutrition Team on Sat, Mar 04, 2017 @ 11:25 AM

by T L Cornish, Certified Nutritional Consultant

What are the Five Phases of the Whole Approach Protocol?

The Whole Approach Protocol is a five phase product protocol that has been successfully used for many years at the East West Clinic in Minnesota for the treatment of candidiasis (or yeast overgrowth). It has also been successful in helping thousands achieve better health.

 

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Tags: candida cleanse, candida, anti-candida treatment, candida natural products

Tarilee’s Top Ten Ways to Energize during Candida Cleanse

Posted by Nutrition Team on Mon, Jan 30, 2017 @ 04:21 PM

Tarilee’s Top Ten Ways to Energize your Body and Mind
by Tarilee Cornish, CNP

In the Northern Hemisphere, autumn and winter bring about noticeable changes: fewer daylight hours resulting in less natural vitamin D; colder days leading to closed windows and more time indoors; local food sources change from green to starchy. Seasonal shifts can also have a profound effect on our energy levels.

Our diet changes from the cooling, energizing raw bounty to long-storing root veggies and squash with their comforting, warming energy. Colder temperatures can lead to cravings for richer “comfort” foods. The shift in our diet combined with reduced light and fresh air, usually results in slower thinking and reduced physical energy.

This is a very natural process that prepares us for the partial 'hibernation' of winter, insuring our bodies have a little extra stored fat for warmth. However, for most of us, the demands of our life do not decrease in the same way our available energy does. Fortunately, there are steps we can take to vitalize our mind and body. Here are ten sure ways to boost your mental acuity and physical energy.

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Tags: candida cleanse, candida, immune system, vitamin D drops

Ten Steps to Healthier Eating During a Candida Cleanse

Posted by Nutrition Team on Mon, Dec 05, 2016 @ 02:41 PM

Real Food for a Change* - Tarilee's Top Ten Steps to Healthier Eating for Detoxification and Cleansing

by T L Cornish, Certified Nutritional Practitioner

Recovery from almost any kind of health imbalance can be enhanced by a candida cleansing detoxification program. Though the colon cleansing, detoxification and immune supporting products sold by Whole Approach are important components of a wellness program, in most cases, dietary transformation will also be at the core of a successful and lasting recovery. The transition from an average diet to an optimum diet for healing and health maintenance is a journey of patience, self-observation and self-knowledge.  If your health condition is demanding change, now is the time to begin. 

Begin your healthy transition with consideration for your natural affinity for new habits. Do you like to change overnight or one small step at a time? Somewhere in between is likely best for most. In general, changes made mindfully and gradually will have lasting results. This Top Ten list will help you transition gradually to a diet that is optimal for you.

Remember to tune into the WholeApproach Support Forum for information, recipes and support. And if, at any point in your transitions, you need reassurance, you can reach for inspiration by reading the success stories of those who came before you in their own quest for a healthier relationship to food. 

Read More

Tags: candida diet, candida cleanse, candida treatment, candida symptom assessment questionnaire, Caproyl, candida food, candida diet food lists

Candida Related Complex and Food Allergies

Posted by Nutrition Team on Tue, Aug 30, 2016 @ 02:51 PM

Candida Related Complex and Food Allergies

Exploring food allergies and food sensitivities


by T L Cornish, Certified Nutritional Practitioner

CRC (Candida Related Complex) contributes to suppressed immune and intestinal health, which can result in an increased vulnerability to allergic disorders. Reactions to a wide variety of foods, chemicals and seasonal allergens are common. With compromised immune function, digestion and/or intestinal integrity, adverse reactions to benign food substances can be particularly overwhelming.


Most of the sensitivities that may develop during the CRC illness or other immune suppressing conditions are temporary and will resolve themselves as your CRC is resolved. Having said this, it is also not unusual for long-standing allergies to be identified for the very first time during CRC recovery as a result of the health awareness that the recovery process necessitates. Your long-standing allergies and intolerances may be permanent.

There has long been a tremendous amount of controversy within both the medical community and the naturopathic community concerning how a food allergy should be defined. There are, in fact, many different types of allergy-like immune reactions. Symptoms may include any one of several hundred different physical and emotional responses. We must become sleuths to sort out what foods/substances are our medicines and what foods are our poisons.

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Tags: candida diet, candida cleanse, candida, allergies, food allergy, food allergies, candida albicans, leaky gut

Tarilee's Top Five Tips for Skillfully Managing Candida Die-Off

Posted by Nutrition Team on Sun, Jun 26, 2016 @ 08:39 AM

Top Five Tips for Skillfully Managing Candida Die-Off

by T L Cornish, CNP

 

 

"Die-off" is a slang term used to describe the phenomenon that accompanies any significant death of pathogenic organisms in the body. This effect is especially noticeable when candida yeast are killed off by anti-fungal use. This happens because their by-products or mycotoxins are released most when they die. If too many yeast are killed at once (due to agressive anti-fungal treatment), transient problems arise. Mycotoxins are known neurotoxins so increasing the levels too dramatically at one time can produce both physical and emotional/mental symptoms. Generally speaking, most people experience die-off as an exaggeration of their existing candida-related symptoms or as worsening of chronic health conditions.

Too much discomfort indicates that your eliminative organs have become overwhelmed with the cleansing work of trying to clear the mycotoxins (or in the case of detoxification, whatever other toxins you are eliminating from your tissues by cleaning up your diet or catalysing cleansing through herbal products.)

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Tags: candida cleanse, candida, candida treatment, candida symptoms, candida symptom assessment questionnaire, anti-candida treatment, candida die-off, candida natural products

Candida Natural Product Protocol - the Candida Cleanse

Posted by Nutrition Team on Mon, Apr 25, 2016 @ 01:57 PM

by T L Cornish, Certified Nutritional Consultant

candida cleanse, candida natural products, candida

What are the Five Phases of the Whole Approach Protocol?

The Whole Approach Protocol is a five phase product protocol that has been successfully used for many years at the East West Clinic in Minnesota for the treatment of candidiasis (or yeast overgrowth). It has also been successful in helping thousands achieve better health.

 

Read More

Tags: candida cleanse, candida, anti-candida treatment, candida natural products

Recovery from Candida Related Complex - an Opportunity for Mental, Emotional and Spiritual Growth

Posted by Nutrition Team on Sat, Feb 27, 2016 @ 10:30 AM

Recovery from Candida Related Complex - An Opportunity for Mental, Emotional and Spiritual Growth

By TL Cornish, Certified Nutritional Practitioner

Many so-called physical illnesses are caused by and/or affect our mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Our minds, bodies, and souls are all connected and must work together if we are to recover completely. Of the three of these, the soul is often seen as the wisest. Some spiritual teachers believe that the soul guides us towards experiences, including illnesses that will help us to heal in the way that we need to. While this reality may be very difficult to see while one is in the midst of struggling with an illness, many people who have recovered from a serious illness express gratitude for the experience because, in retrospect, they can see that their illness led them through an essential healing and learning process.

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Tags: candida diet, candida cleanse, candida, allergies, food allergy, candida albicans, candida die-off, candida support, candida forum

Tarilee’s Top Ten Ways to Energize during Candida Cleanse

Posted by Nutrition Team on Thu, Dec 31, 2015 @ 09:07 AM

Tarilee’s Top Ten Ways to Energize your Body and Mind
by Tarilee Cornish, CNP

In the Northern Hemisphere, autumn and winter bring about noticeable changes: fewer daylight hours resulting in less natural vitamin D; colder days leading to closed windows and more time indoors; local food sources change from green to starchy. Seasonal shifts can also have a profound effect on our energy levels.

Our diet changes from the cooling, energizing raw bounty to long-storing root veggies and squash with their comforting, warming energy. Colder temperatures can lead to cravings for richer “comfort” foods. The shift in our diet combined with reduced light and fresh air, usually results in slower thinking and reduced physical energy.

This is a very natural process that prepares us for the partial 'hibernation' of winter, insuring our bodies have a little extra stored fat for warmth. However, for most of us, the demands of our life do not decrease in the same way our available energy does. Fortunately, there are steps we can take to vitalize our mind and body. Here are ten sure ways to boost your mental acuity and physical energy.

Read More

Tags: candida cleanse, candida, immune system, vitamin D drops