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Candida

CANDIDA: A brief summary

By Ronald Wayman

The following is for information only. Seek professional help with any medical and health conditions.

Candida is a type of yeast-like detrimental fungi. Candida albicans is one of 70 different species of Candida yeast. Candida albicans inhabit the intestines of all humans. The excessive proliferation of Candida albicans is called Candidiasis and can be in the Intestines, Vagina, Mouth, or Esophagus. Systemic Candidiasis is an overgrowth of candida throughout the body. It is estimated that 1/3rd of the world population suffers from Candida albicans overgrowth.

It is natural for it to be in the colon and vagina, but if it grows excessively it can penetrate the lining of the colon and then it can spread to the bladder, vagina, small intestines, blood, lymph, brain, lung, and other areas of the body it can cause problems of all sorts. Usually linked with bladder infections, it can also be associated with:

  • sore throats
  • mind confusion
  • headaches
  • body aches and pains
  • most major illnesses
  • minor and major fatigue
  • dizziness or vertigo
  • ear problems
  • fluid retention
  • cravings
  • athlete’s foot
  • psoriasis
  • extreme sensitivities to the environment
  • mood swings
  • vaginal infections
  • diarrhea
  • constipation
  • bloating
  • and others

With Candida problems, it is hard to lose weight, to become healthy if in poor health, for some to get pregnant, to build strength, to learn, etc. People who continually get streptococcus or staff infections could consider candida overgrowth issues. People with sinus headaches, earaches, lung congestion, or migraines could also look at the candida diet suggestions and supplements for assistance.

Most often allergies or food sensitivities accompany candida overgrowth and can add stress to the body. The immune response to candida adds to the food sensitivities and the food sensitivities burden the immune system thus causing a vicious cycle. This starts in the intestines where the bowel normally blocks toxins and larger food particles. But when invaded by yeast overgrowth, the intestinal lining becomes inflamed and larger particles then can pass this lining into the bloodstream. The blood travels to the liver that has to deal with these large particles and is overwhelmed with the extra detoxification needed.

The liver cannot handle all the extra load, so the lymph system takes part of the burden. The lymph triggers the body’s immune response which is already confused and overwhelmed with the yeast and candida overgrowth elsewhere. The body becomes “sluggish”, fatigued, sick, and starts a downward spiral of illness. In fact, in the liver, if candida is not detoxified, candida can produce other toxins such as acetaldehyde which converts to formaldehyde, alcohol, carbon monoxide, and other toxins.

Candida can start with too much stress, not enough sleep, lack of proper nutrients from the diet, excessive use of antibiotics, excessive use of drugs, steroids, for some – the contraceptive pill, pregnancy, hormonal changes, excessive use of low-quality supplements, eating sugar, excessive carbohydrates, for some sensitivities to dairy or gluten, MSG, alcohol, coffee, tea, too much junk food or processed food, mercury or metal toxicity, environmental toxins, injury or surgery, stress caused by abuse or trauma, and lack of proper enzymes. These are just some of the possible catalysts for candida.

How do you get a handle on it?


One way is through the diet. A diet full of junk food and sugar and/or “eating on the run” will feed and maintain the candida in the body. This diet is usually lacking in enzymes and causes stress on the body’s endocrine and digestive systems. When the digestive system is taxed then fungus, bacteria, molds, other yeasts, viruses, and candida can have a great time multiplying in a body.

You can minimize the overgrowth by eating correctly – chewing slowly, eating a variety of foods, not eating sugar and carbohydrates, and supplementing with digestive enzymes. Digestive enzymes make a major difference in most people’s diets. Not only does it assist in breaking down the yeast, but the enzymes also help the body assimilate badly needed nutrients. You are what you assimilate and absorb from your food.

Drink water, stay hydrated, take enzymes, eat a balanced diet, eat without the junk, eat in peace, and get a balanced emotional life.

If you take care of your current and past emotional stresses and get a proper diet with live and whole foods you might not need as much supplementation. But until you choose to do that, get a diet active in your life that is balanced, supplement with enzymes, and start taking care of your emotional and mental stressors.

Emotionally, candida is associated with helplessness, hopelessness, fear of responsibility, too much responsibility, overwhelming burden, suppressed rage, terror, lack of confidence, betrayal. And often there are beliefs that “no matter how hard I try, I can’t _____” (win, get what I want, to be loved, have control, be happy, be good enough, etc.).

Candida overgrowth needs the attention of all of you. Your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual sides. Get a journal, a friend, an animal, or whatever and get it out. The “get it out” means emotions that are trapped, especially any resentment about a person or event. Let it go and get well.

This chart on foods is suggested for people with candida problems. See your health care professional for diagnosis of candida. Often the candida spreads to areas that are not tested so it can be helpful to visit a Naturopath, Homeopathic Physician or Applied Kinesiologist for additional assistance.

For emotional assistance with candida consider the Centering Dynamics Book.

Anti – Candida Diet Suggestions
These are suggestions. This is a general list. Each individual should seek professional health advice from their health practitioner. For some cases, ask your practitioner about using nutritional plant enzymes and the bifidobacteria form of acidophilus.

Warning: the following is for information only. Seek professional help with any medical and health conditions.

The FOODS to AVOID
Added SugarsJam, Honey, Fruit Juices, Syrup, Biscuits, Dried Fruit, Chocolate, Yogurt, Drinks, etc.
FruitNo Fruit except Avocado, fresh Grapefruit, Lemon, Banana, for some Sour Apple, for some Orange.
Yeast ProductsBread, Pizza, B Vitamins from yeast source, Breadcrumbs, Citric Acid from fungal source.
AlcoholWine, Beer, Brandy, Cider, etc.
Fermented ProductsMiso, Vinegar, Tomato Sauce, Pickles, Barbecue Sauce, Olives, Horseradish, Salad Dressings, Relish, Sauerkraut, etc.
MSGSome Chinese food, 2 minute noodles, some soups, flavored chips and snacks
GlutenWheat, Cakes, Pastries, non-pure Rye, for some Oats, for some Barley, for some any rice, for others just non-brown rice
Dairy ProductsMilk, Cheese, Ice Cream, for some eggs.
Molds and FungiPeanuts, Pistachios, Soy Sauce, Mushrooms.
StimulantsCoffee, Tea, Cola, Cigarettes
Food AdditivesColoring, Flavoring, Preservatives, Thickeners, Anti-Caking Agents
Processed Meats/Smoked MeatsSalami, Sausage, Hot Dogs, Pastrami, Corned Beef, etc.
Processed FoodsProcessed Cheese, etc.
OilsHeated Oils (except pure virgin olive oil), Oxidized Oils, Margarine, etc.
Left OversIf they grow mold.
Starchy VegetablesCorn, Potatoes, Dried Beans, etc., for some peas.
The FOODS that are Allowed
Meats/FishMeats that are Free Range (Chicken, Beef, Turkey, Lamb). Fresh Fish, Seafood, Tuna, Salmon.
VegetablesAll vegetables: except Potatoes, Tomatoes, Mushrooms, for some Peas, Corn.
SproutsAlfalfa, Lentil, Mung Bean, Fenugreek, Flax Seed, Radish, etc.
LegumesFor some people they can have Beans, Chick Peas, Lentils, hummus without Vinegar, Peas.
FruitLimited – Coconut, Lemon, Banana, Grapefruit, Sour Apple for some.
Grains and PastaFor some people – Brown Rice, Millet, Quinoa, Amaranth, Buckwheat
NutsUnprocessed Nuts: Almond, Brazil Nut, Walnut, Hazelnut
SeedsUnprocessed Seeds: Sesame Seeds, Sunflower Seeds, Linseed, Pumpkin Seed
Nut ButtersTahini, Almond Butter, not Peanut Butter
OilsCold Pressed Oils: Olive, Sunflower, Safflower, Linseed, Avocado, Apricot, Almond
YogurtNon-Sweetened Yogurt, Pure Yogurt, Goat and Sheep Milk Yogurt
MilkSoy Milk, Almond Milk, for some Rice Milk. Without maltodextrins or sugar.
SpicesCinnamon, Nutmeg, Ginger, Garlic, Onion, etc.
SweetenerStevia (for some), FOS – Fructo-oligosaccharides which assist acidophilus bacteria
BreadSprouted Grains, Spelt, Pure Rye (for some)
CrackersRice Cakes, Pure Rye, Buckwheat Crispbread
Other FoodsKelp, Spirulina, Carrots, Garlic
Herbs and Foods that Inhibit Candida Albicans
AgrimonyAnti-Fungal properities
BarberryInhibits proliferation (Berberine)
Black WalnutAnti-Fungal, Anti-Parasitic
CarrotInhibits Candida (Phytoalexin compound)
CinnamonInhibits growth
Dandelion RootTea – Cleanses liver, inhibits growth of Candida
EchinaceaPrevents recurrence of Candida proliferation
GarlicCan eliminate Candida from body – not in excessive amounts
GoldensealSuppresses Candida (Berberine)
Lemon GrassOil – inhbits proliferation
MasticInhibits and destroys Candida albicans
NeemInhibits growth
Oregon Grape RootInhibits the proliferation
OreganoInhibits growth
Oregano oilInhibits growth (to be used topically and cautiously)
Pau D’ArcoInhibits and destroys Candida albicans
PhellodendronInhibits and helps to destroy
PropolisBee propolis (regionalized) suppresses the proliferation of Candida
SkullcapInhibits
SpirulinaInhibits Candida Albicans
SumaInhibits Candida
YogurtNon-sugar, more pure forms of high quality bacteria. Lactobacillus acidphilus, Lactobacillus rhamnosis, Bifidobacteria bifidus
Supplements that Enhance the Eradication of Candida
BiotinHelps prevent the proliferation of Candida
BromelainDigestive enzyme found in pineapple enhances immune function against Candida
Caprylic AcidInhibits Candida growth
CellulaseA plant enzyme for breakdown of plant fibers
Coenzyme Q10Helps with the elimination of Candida
CopperIncreases immune function if in proper balance with zinc
GermaniumMineral – inhibits growth of Candida
LactoferrinA form of Bovine Colostrum or whey protein
NystatinOn contact kills Candida. May not go to all parts of body.
ProteaseDigestive enzyme
SilverColloidal Silver destroys Candida
Tea Tree OilFor vaginal proliferation
Vitamin C
Vitamin E
ZincIncreases immune function helping the body fight Candida
Sources:
Kinergetics Unit 3, Philip Rafferty
Hyperhealth Pro ver.3
The Yeast Connection by Dr. William Crook.

Artisan Spice Blend

Great Cooking Good Looking – Naturally Uplifting Artisan Spice Blend

The Great Cooking Good Looking Spice Blend was created to help people with digestion, moods, blood sugar, cravings, and immune health. It works and it so fun to find out, all the many ways to use the blend. In eggs, or on rice, on potatoes, on meat, or as tea. If you are feeling cold, it warms a person to their core. If you are feeling so hungry that you would eat too much, cook it with your food or drink the artisan spice tea, and it can calm the cravings quickly. It is satisfying and healthy.

We are always enjoying being creative with which foods and sauces to add the Spice Blend too. Discover your own Great Cooking with the Spice Blend.

Live Clean

Body Cleansing Support

The Live Clean supplement was created to help people with the vast functions of the liver. Because the liver is involved with so many functions (hundreds of functions) it can help you with detoxification issues, digestion problems, sleep problems, immune problems, injuries, cholesterol, weight, and even emotional and mood problems. 


  • Detoxification Issues
  • Digestion Problems
  • Sleep Problems
  • Immune Problems
  • Injuries
  • Cholesterol
  • Weight
  • Emotional & Mood Problems
  • PLUS! Releasing Rashes, Sinus Problems, Injuries, Hormonal Issues and more.

Whenever you drink, eat, take a medication, or supplement the liver is challenged. Whenever you get upset or worried the liver is challenged. Whenever you lose sleep or get sick the liver is challenged. Whenever someone overeats or eats junk food the liver is challenged. Whenever trying a major new diet, or detoxing, or fasting, or dealing with life the liver is challenged. When a person is depressed, anxious, moody the liver is involved and challenged. 

Recommended Use:

The Live Clean is a calming stabilizing supplement for the liver to help it do its job. But it is still powerful enough to make you feel some effects. So, it is wise to start with 1 capsule a day and then after a week, go to 2 or 3 a day. I recommend, using it 5 to 6 days a week, and giving the liver a rest once a week.

Week One: 1 capsule per day

Weeks Two+: 2-3 capsules per day for 5-6 days (liver rests one day)

Complimentary Products:

It is helpful to use our essential oil blends of Live Clear and Live Light.

When the body is ready to release the stuck infections or toxins, if the release is too much, slow down and even get some greens, or phytoplankton or spirulina to help nourish the body, and drink water, and get some needed sleep and rest.

Create powerful change

Live Clean has made a big difference in releasing rashes, sinus problems, injuries, hormonal issues. Remember the supplement is not the most important part – you are, your body is the boss. Listen to your body. Be good to your body. When you ignore your body or mentally beat yourself up, then that challenges the liver – it makes the process last longer and harder. Be strong with positive thoughts, caring feelings, and energetic support of your body (Breathing, resting, and healthy exercising).

Support the Mind and Body

To transform the mental-emotional contribution to liver and detoxification health go to the Mind-Body Dictionary app and look up “Liver”. There you will discover the shadow mindsets that are contributing to any liver imbalance, along with the empowering mindset to facilitate healing. You will also be able to use the affirmations to assist in creating change in your mind and heart.

Live Clear & Live Light

Live Clear and Live light Essential oils

Essential Oil Blends:

Live Clear & Live Light:

The two essential oil blends from Live by Heart, are Live Clear and Live Light. They are unique and were created to help people with their moods, anxiety, depression, burdens, overwhelm. And with the immune system that causes inflammation and physical stress.

They can be used for people with injuries and pain. They can be used for the immune system, for illness. They can be used for bug bites and body irritations. They can be used for infections, candida, fungus, and other inflammations.

The Live Clear and Light Live work together in helping the body relax and connect back to itself. They seem to affect the nervous system, thus effecting the muscles and nerves that come from the spine.

It has been amazing to find new and positive uses for these essential oil blends. These blends are highly concentrated and not diluted. If you are skin sensitive, add a carrier oil, like avocado oil to your application. We decided to create these for high function and support so use them that is best for you.

Some examples of how to use these blends are listed below:

Achy Muscles: Apply Light to the achy muscle. Apply Clear to the opposite side of the body that mirrors that same muscle. 

If it does not relax, do the opposite with Clear on the muscle and Light on the opposite side of the body.

Or, follow the muscle up to the sides of the vertebrae. Apply the Clear to the side of the vertebrae that are being pulled out of position and apply Light to the opposite side of the vertebrae.

In greater detail:

For example, if you have a Tight muscle, that is contracted then try one of the following.

  1. Put Live Clear near the vertebrae of the spine of that is being pulled out to the side. This is the muscle that is contracting because the spinal nerve is being activated too much. This will feel like the muscle is tight and contracted. Then apply Live Light to the opposite side of the vertebrae of the spine. This side of Light is probably where the muscle is getting fatigued trying to fight the constant contracting of the Clear side.
    1. Example, Tight shoulders and neck. Go to the neck and find the vertebrae that are being pulled out to the side. That is where you put Live Clear. Apply Live Light to the opposite side. Of the vertebrae of the neck.
  2. Most often, Clear goes on the tight contracted muscle, and Light goes on the achy muscle.
  3. In general, the contracted tight muscle is obeying the nervous system command to contract and not shutting off. Put the Live Clear (the blue labeled one) on the contracted muscle. 

Apply the Live Light (the green labeled one) on the same muscle that is on the opposite side of the body. For example, if the muscle is on your left leg that is too tight and contracted that is where the Clear (blue one) goes. Then the Light (green one) goes on your right leg on the muscle that is the same one but opposite leg.

  1. If that doesn’t work, then do the opposite. Apply Light to the tight muscle – it might be the achy and weakened muscle. Then Apply Clear to the opposite muscle on the other side of the body.
  2. Another option is to find the beginning of the muscle and put Live Light on that area. Find the end of the muscle and put Live Clear there. 
    1. How do you know the beginning or end of the muscle? You can look it up on the internet. Or, learn a few facts: most muscles start and end with a joint or point of movement. The end of the muscle will pull the body to move or change. Like a rope, the end of the muscle is the end of the rope, as the rope contracts it pulls the bone that it is attached to towards you. The beginning of the muscle will not move that area, it is like the root of the tree stable and waiting for the end of rope to bring the other area of the body closer to it.

Injuries (New or Old): Put Live Light on the injury. Also, apply Light to Spleen 6. Apply Live Clear to Triple Heater 8 (San Jiao 8). 

Allergies: Apply Light around the upper lip and under the nose. 

Apply Clear to Liver 8, Liver 14, Kidney 3, Lung 7, Sacrum S2 to S4, Toes, Small Intestines 7

Apply Light to Liver 3, Kidney 6

If headache, add Light to the front of the forehead, and Clear to the back of the head.

Adrenal Stress: Overwhelmed, difficulty staying asleep, getting too fatigued.

Use during the day, not at bedtime: 

Apply Clear to Small Intestines 15 and Kidney 11. Apply Light to Small Intestines 19.

Fungus or Candida overgrowth:

Apply Clear to Large Intestines 7, Kidney 13 and Sacrum S2 to S4, and to the Toes. 

Apply Light to Kidney 15 and LI 3

Dry Headache: use fungus/candida overgrowth points AND add Light on headache area and Clear on opposite side of head.

Athlete’s foot: Apply Clear to Toes. (Experiment with adding the fungus points).

Arthritis: 

There are several types of arthritis. So, experiment.

Apply Clear to the joint or joints that are inflamed.

Apply Light to Pericardium 6, Triple Heater 5 (San Jiao 5), Small Intestines 8

Apply Clear to Spleen 4, Gall Bladder 41, Bladder 40

Addictive habits: Apply Clear to Lu 7 and Light to Ki 6

Anxiety or Depression:

For feelings of being anxious and too worried or feeling a down and possible depression

  1. Apply Light to Pericardium 6, and Clear to Spleen 4

OR

  1. Apply Clear to Gall Bladder 12 and to Pericardium 3. And apply Light to Bladder 55 and to Kidney 3

OR

  1. If really anxious, add Light to Kidney 21

Itching from Mosquitos bites or Bug Bites: apply Clear to the itchy injured area.

Inflamed and festering little wound: – Clear on the Wound and/or around the wound. And apply Light on the opposite side of the body that matches the wounded area.

Headache at your forehead: Light on the area, and Clear on the back of the head that is the polar opposite. Clear on the Sacrum S2 to S4.

Headache on top of your head: – Clear on the toes, on the Sacrum. Apply Light on the top of the head, and Central Vessel 17 (Ren 17). (consider the fungus locations).

A great site on the internet to look up point locations is:

www.acupuncture.com/education/points

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More Information: 

Irritable bowel syndrome: Clear on Kidney 4, Light on Large intestines 7

Pain at Low Back: Clear on Kidney 3, Light on Spleen 3