Top Five Tips for Skillfully Managing Candida Die-Offby 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.)