Candida Cleanse Instructions

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These are optional cleanse directions based on the protocols of Dr. Hulda Clark.

If you decide to follow these cleanse directions, please keep in mind that although it is best to stay as close to the schedule as possible, if you miss a day or two you can simply pick up where you left off.

If you need help to clarify the cleanse directions, please give us a call, but please note that we cannot give medical advice of any sort.

The Candida Cleanse kit is designed for a 14-day starter program, but depending on the state of your digestive health, you may need to stay on the daily program for 4-6 weeks. Alternatively, you can cycle on and off of the Candida Cleanse program. Consult with a qualified healthcare professional to determine the length of time and frequency you should do the Candida Cleanse. Additionally, speak with your healthcare professional for guidance on using other protocols in conjunction with cleansing. 

The Candida Cleanse is designed to deliver potent antifungal nutraceuticals to promote the eradication of an invasive Candida outbreak and to support immune and digestive function.*

Keeping the body’s populations of microorganisms balanced is a constant battle. A well-functioning immune system and healthy bacteria in the gut help to keep the living microflora at optimal levels to promote whole body health.

But if the immune system is compromised or if the good gut flora is overwhelmed by pathogenic microbes, you risk becoming ill.

One such assault on your health by a microorganism is Candida. If this fungus is allowed to grow without restraint in your digestive tract, it can become a systemic enemy by infiltrating other tissues and organ systems.

One such assault on your health by a microorganism is Candida. If this fungus is allowed to grow without restraint in your digestive tract, it can become a systemic enemy by infiltrating other tissues and organ systems.

 

What is Candida?

Candida albicans is a yeast that ordinarily inhabits areas of the body, including the skin, mouth, blood and gastrointestinal tract as part of the body’s normal gut flora. These colonies can exist harmoniously in the body without much effect on health with a good immune system and good intestinal flora that is populous and thriving.

 

Reasons for Candida Overgrowth

When intestinal flora is compromised, Candida can grow unchecked and turn into an invasive fungus, resulting in an overgrowth called candidiasis or Candida-Related Complex. The harmless yeast cells morph into a fungus with root-like filaments that extend and penetrate cells lining the intestinal walls in search of food. Breaking through the protective lining of the intestinal tract allows Candida to enter the bloodstream, and subsequently into other tissues and organs. 

Dietary and lifestyle habits that can inhibit beneficial flora and promote Candida growth include:

  • Taking antibiotics or birth control pills
  • Consuming a diet high in refined sugars and carbohydrates
  • Consuming alcohol and soft drinks
  • Undergoing chronic stress

Candida feeds on carbohydrates – sugars and starches – from the diet. So if you’re consuming a high carb diet (both natural and refined carbs) and you have reduced functionality of beneficial bacteria from prescriptions or chronic stress, you may have an intestinal environment suitable for Candida overgrowth.

If growth remains unchecked, overgrowth can become systemic, showing up in the mouth (white film on the tongue and lining of the oral cavity), the nails, the skin, and in the brain as mood and concentration alterations.

Symptoms of Candida Overgrowth
Symptoms of candidiasis may be different for every person, and they can also mirror symptoms of other conditions. This can make a clear diagnosis difficult.

Waste byproducts of Candida growth can be toxic to the body and contribute to symptoms including:

Abdominal pain Acne Allergies
Athlete's foot Bloating Brain fog
Craving sweets Constipation Decreased libido
Depression Fatigue Hair loss
Headaches Impaired immunity    Itchy eyes
Muscle & joint pain    Nail fungus  

 

The 5 Principles of Candida Cleansing

Battling Candida is a multi-step process that involves killing the fungus, preventing new growth, clearing the body of die-off toxins and preventing future outbreaks.

1) Following a Candida Diet
Since Candida growth can be influenced by diet, controlling the populations with dietary changes is highly recommended. With the help and guidance from a health professional who has experience with diet therapies, adopt an anti-Candida diet. This involves the strict elimination of sugars from the diet. Carbohydrates are ultimately broken down into simple sugars, so avoid added sugars and other sweeteners, wheat, dairy, fruits high on the glycemic index, starchy grains and vegetables, and alcohol.

The idea is to starve the Candida of its favored food source. This either kills the Candida cells or weakens them, increasing their vulnerability to the body’s immune response to get rid of the invading organism.

Maintaining a high fiber diet also helps to absorb dead yeast cells and their toxins, and encourages their removal during elimination.

2) Supplementing with Antifungal Nutraceuticals
In addition to altering your diet to hamper Candida growth, supplementing with nutraceuticals that have antifungal properties inhibits Candida activity and discourages further growth.

Other antifungal nutraceuticals available from Dr. Clark Store:

Proper levels of acid in the stomach not only help with food digestion, but also inhibit the presence of potentially harmful microorganisms, such as invasive fungi. As we age, secretions of stomach acid (HCL) tend to decrease. But a Candida overgrowth can also decrease acid levels. And chronic low stomach acid levels can lead to a number of digestive complaints. 

Restoring the health of the whole digestive tract, not just the colon, is essential in combatting Candida.

3) Re-establishing Intestinal Flora
The intestinal tract is full of life. About 10 trillion microorganisms call your gut home, where they work to digest your food, make vital nutrients and boost immune function. Within this thriving environment of microflora is a continual battle between the “good” probiotic bacteria and disease-causing pathogens, such as fungal Candida. The probiotics are routinely working to keep the pathogenic microbes in check.

When the pathogenic populations outnumber the probiotics, the body becomes more susceptible to illnesses. So maintaining good gut flora is crucial to keeping pathogens in balance.

The delicate environment of microorganisms can be interrupted by the use of prescription antibiotics. These pharmaceuticals can’t distinguish friend from foe in terms of microbes in the GI tract. All bacteria strains, including the good ones, are equally vulnerable to the destructive nature of antibiotics. While it may be necessary to take antibiotics on occasion, consider taking the antifungal Nystatin at the same time.

And don’t think that you’re safe if you don’t intentionally take antibiotics. If you consume animal products that have been treated with antibiotics, that counts against your gut flora too.

You should also avoid foods with artificial sweeteners, colors and preservatives because these chemicals destroy your good bacteria as well.

The next step after killing the fungus is to replenish the good bacteria in the colon. Consider taking a probiotic supplement that contains Lactobacillus, or repopulate your microflora environment with fermented and live culture enriched foods.

You can also support optimal intestinal flora activity by including prebiotics in the diet. Unlike probiotics that are living organisms, prebiotics are non-living. Rather, they are fibers that act as a nutritional source that feeds and stimulates probiotic activity.

Prebiotic fructooligosaccharides (FOS), such as inulin, are not broken down in the stomach and pass into the colon where they are fermented by the beneficial bacteria, thereby stimulating probiotic growth.

4) Dealing with the Die-off Reaction
When you’re on an anti-Candida diet and supplementing with antifungal nutrients, you may experience a die-off reaction. This occurs when large amounts of toxins are released by dying Candida cells, triggering an intense immune reaction. You may experience brain fog, fatigue and other flu-like symptoms when cleansing.

Additionally, the withdrawal from sugar and refined carbohydrates may cause a drop in dopamine (a feel good chemical produced in the brain when the body is having a pleasurable experience) and serotonin (a mood-elevating chemical) levels. Dips in these brain chemicals may contribute to a feeling of depression.

Die-off reactions can last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks, depending on how your body adapts to your new diet and how it reacts to the release of toxins.

To help with the die-off reaction, be sure you’re drinking plenty of water and eating enough fiber (ideally 30-40 grams per day) to encourage the elimination of toxins.

5) Adopting an Anti-yeast Lifestyle
The problem with Candida-Related Complex is that it’s highly influenced by lifestyle and environment. This makes Candida overgrowth a potentially reoccurring battle. Getting rid of the problematic fungus once doesn’t make you immune from future overgrowth.

Giving in to cravings for high carbohydrate foods, such as highly processed snack foods, baked goods, candy and soda, can throw a wrench into your on-going efforts to combat Candida. Supplementing the diet with chromium picolinate may help to curb those carvings.

Maintaining a strong immune system and healthy digestive tract, adopting a natural foods diet, controlling stress and limiting exposure to environmental toxins are all important parts of an anti-Candida lifestyle that should be a practiced indefinitely.

Keeping the body clear of all invasive microorganisms, not just fungal Candida, is advantageous for general good health. Consider pairing the Candida Cleanse with the Dr. Clark Parasite Cleanse, featuring potent antimicrobial formulas of GREEN Black Walnut Hull, Wormwood and Cloves. To get the greatest microbial cleanse benefits possible, stay on the weekly Para Cleanse Maintenance Program for a minimum of 4 weeks.

 

Daily Supplement Schedule

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Usage Warning: Consult with a healthcare professional before starting this cleanse if you are taking any medication or if you have a medical condition. Do not take this cleanse if you are pregnant, nursing or under the age of 18 without consulting with a healthcare professional first. Individuals with kidney disease, liver disease or diabetes should consult with a healthcare professional before taking chromium. If you have any adverse reactions or other symptoms, discontinue taking the cleanse and seek advice from a qualified healthcare professional.

Warning to California residents opting to follow our cleanse directions: This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer, and birth defects, or other reproductive harm. Click HERE for more info.


*Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Although some of us or our customers may be interested in the research and statements of Dr. Hulda Clark, this company does not adopt any health or disease related claims based on her work or otherwise. The directions are provided for educational purposes only and should not be treated as a substitute for the medical advice from your healthcare professional. The cleanses are for adults only. We do not recommend anyone under 18 years to go through the cleanses. Interaction with Medication and Other Supplements: If you are taking medications, you should check with your physician or pharmacist before cleansing. You may also search online for: Interaction with Medications and Supplements. Please read full disclaimer here.

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