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.)
Go slowly and be patient with your program.
The yeast reducing response to the WholeApproach Program may in some cases become more noticeable after a few weeks as the scrubbing effect of the seed and husk powder and the rest of the purge drink, scrub away at the intestinal waste where the yeast hide. Prior to reaching this level where more substantial amount of yeast are killed off, some people feel little effect from the anti-fungal products. Thus they increase boost their dosage of anti-fungal too much in hopes of feeling like 'its doing something.' This can be a mistake as feeling die-off symptoms is not the goal. Comfortably and gradually eliminating yeast is. In fact it's best if you can keep your symptoms just below the surface and finding the perfect dosage to take to keep them there.
Once you do feel die-off symptoms, it's best to reduce your anti-fungal dosage a bit and then gradually increase it again as your body catches up with the sudden surge of detoxification challenges. Remember, it's important not to overwhelm your eliminative organs with toxins from dying yeast.Read More