Losing Weight, healthy diet, more exercise, finishing incomplete goals, etc. We all make the New Year's Resolutions to be better than the year before. I really contemplated this going into the holiday season and decided that I wanted to rid myself of the things that make come to the same place every year. How did I gain the weight back that I worked so hard to lose throughout the year? The question lead to on a quest which brought to a place of life changing decisions.
I discovered I had a Candida Overgrowth condition which meant I had to total change my diet to thoroughly detox my body. Secondly, I launched this blog to share my journey and the products I now make for total body wellness.
Below is my cleanse process. I am candida free and hope this helps many take the steps to take control of their lives by riding themselves of carvings, conditions and illnesses. Please leave comments to share your thoughts and experiences.
Candida Overgrowth is a very invasive condition that causes many issues that are most often never linked to the yeast take-over that can happen in the body.
I came across a health video on YouTube and through the test they described discovered I had the over growth condition. I have finally completed typing up my journal from my cleanse and wanted to share it with you. I hope it helps someone half as much as it has helped me. I lost 15 lbs. The first 7 dropped during the Bone Broth fast. I was not necessarily focusing on weight loss but found it very helpful to rid myself of the last pounds I seemed unable to lose.
How Does Candida Overgrowth Begin?
Most of us have had experiences that created the perfect environment for candida to begin the overgrowth cycle in our bodies. If ever you had surgery, took antibiotics or birth control as examples your body became a fertile ground for candida overgrowth. Medical statistics say 70% or more people currently have conditions related to candida overgrowth. There are many symptoms:
These are just some of the signs that you may have candida. There are many articles on this subject. Dr. Axe does a great job explaining it and the treatment at www.draxe.com. I recently discovered I had the issue. This post shares information and at the ends shares my personal regime which cured me. It has tremendously healed my body and positively changed my life.
Conditions linked to Candida Overgrowth in the body specifically in the intestines.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Fibromyalgia
Eczema, or Atopic Dermatitis
Leaky Gut Syndrome/Crohn’s/Ulcerative Colitis
Interstitial Cystitis (IC)
For more information: https://www.candidasupport.org/resources/candida-related-diseases/
Do You Have Candida Overgrowth?
Take the Candida Saliva Test
When you awake in the morning, before you put anything into your mouth, work up some saliva and spit it into a clear glass of water. Within 1-3 minutes, look in the glass. If there are strings coming down from your saliva, or if the water turned cloudy, or if your saliva sank to the bottom, YOU MAY HAVE A CANDIDA CONCERN! Healthy saliva will simply float on the top! (You may want to put out a glass of water in the bathroom or on the nightstand the night before you wish to do the home Candida Saliva test, just to remind yourself not to brush your teeth prior to spitting into the glass.) https://www.candidasupport.org/resources/saliva-test/
World According to Karen...
BEAUTY & SKINCARE: With my Native American, Italian, and African Heritage, coupled with my Shiseido Cosmetic training I want to share health and beauty products and tips.