Why We Need To Cleanse

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 Do you often feel bloated and lethargic? The foods we eat affect everything about us — from how we look physically to how we feel emotionally, as well as our level of energy, our ability to fight off infections and our risk for developing chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure. Yet, without stopping to think about it, we put a lot of unnatural things into our bodies.

 Take a few minutes to consider the last three meals you ate, did they contain:

  •  Processed foods?
  • Saturated and trans fats?
  • Artificial colors, such as the caramel color in colas, which is manufactured by heating carbohydrates with ammonium- and sulfite-containing compounds, and produces a chemical by-product called 4-methylimidazole (4-MI), a known carcinogen?
  • Artificial flavors and/or sweeteners, such as saccharin and aspartame, which studies have linked to cancer?


Did any components of your last three meals come from a can? If so, chances are the can was lined with bisphenol A (BPA).  The US Food and Drug Administration recently banned the use of BPA in baby bottles, sippy cups and infant-formula packaging. On its website, the agency says “some studies have raised questions” about the effect of BPA exposure on “the brain, behavior, and prostate gland in fetuses, infants, and young children.” However, the FDA still allows the chemical to be used for lining the insides of tin and aluminum food- and beverage-product cans, as a component in plastic containers, and as an ingredient in dental sealants.


Did you have water or juice with any of your meals yesterday? If so, then you likely ingested a certain amount of inorganic arsenic.  The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) allows public drinking water to contain 10 parts per billion (ppb) of the semi-metal element, which gets into the system either by erosion from natural deposits or by waste runoff from glass- and electronic-manufacturing facilities.

 Conversely, in setting the standard, the EPA noted that studies have linked arsenic to an increased risk for “cancer of the bladder, lungs, skin, kidney, nasal passages, liver and prostate.”

 Moreover, the FDA follows the same standard, allowing fruit juices and bottled water to contain 10 ppb of such inorganic arsenics as dimethylarsinic acid (DMA) and monomethylarsonic acid (MMA), which equates to about 10 micrograms per liter. 

 Out with the bad, in with the good

 So now that you know a little more about all the unnatural and inorganic things you’re consuming daily, are you ready to cleanse and detox your body of the things it doesn’t need? By doing so, you’ll not only be removing toxins from your body, you will be making room for more nutrients that you do need while simultaneously improving the vitality of your kidneys and liver, which help to remove to some of the junk we put in our bodies.

 Additionally, by engaging in a cleansing and detoxification program, you’ll be conquering bad eating habits while increasing your metabolism, making it easier to maintain and control your weight and turn fat into muscle. 

 Moreover, your skin will become clearer and more elastic; your arteries, veins and nerves will be relieved of the irritation and pressure the toxins were putting them; and you will be happily surprised to find that are having fewer and fewer episodes of gas, belching, bloating, indigestion, nausea and constipation .  At the same time, your immunity and infection-resistance will be strengthened and you’ll notice an improvement in how your muscles are functioning as well as a significant increase in energy.


US Food and Drug Administration. (2013, June 24). Bisphenol A (BPA): Use in Food Contact Application.

                Retrieved from http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/PublicHealthFocus/ucm064437.htm.

US Environmental Protection Agency. (2012, March 6). Arsenic in Drinking Water.

                Retrieved from http://water.epa.gov/lawsregs/rulesregs/sdwa/arsenic/index.cfm.

US Food and Drug Administration. (2013, July 15). Questions & Answers: Apple Juice and Arsenic.

                Retrieved from http://www.fda.gov/Food/ResourcesForYou/Consumers/ucm271595.htm.

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Organic and Inorganic ArsenicWhen most people hear the word “arsenic,” they think of the organic, carbon-containing versions (such as monosodium methanearsonate and disodium methanearsonate), which are used as pesticides.  For the most part however, organic arsenics have not been found to be detrimental to human health.

 BPA Exposure Linked To Health, Behavioral Problems.Have you opened a can of beans lately, or maybe some condensed milk for a recipe? If so, chances are you were exposed to the chemical bisphenol A (BPA).  On its website, the US Food and Drug Administration admits, “some studies have raised questions” about the effect of BPA exposure on “the brain, behavior, and prostate gland in fetuses, infants, and young children.”


The Benefits of Colon Cleansing: Restoring Good Health

The colon, liver, kidneys, and blood are designed to be in a constant state of cleansing. Therefore, the foods we eat are vital to the nutrition necessary to support healthy body function. Detoxifying your body on a regular basis will help to maintain the healthy functioning of these processes.

Today’s diet, which consists of over-processed and over-cooked food, is a major contributing factor to obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. It is also the leading cause of colon disorders in the world. The highly processed foods that we eat have an alarming amount of saturated fats and chemical additives. The delicate balance of cleansing can be weakened or disrupted by a poor diet, anxiety, lack of sleep, lack of exercise, or excessive medication. When toxins from pesticides, artificial food preservatives, and medications are not quickly eliminated from the body, they are broken down and stored in the liver and other vital organs. This creates a “toxic overload,” and the body begins to suffer. Body odor, bloating, headaches, constipation, and weight gain are a few examples of a long list of symptoms that are typical of poor body maintenance.

The liver works overtime to filter and eliminate harmful toxins. The onslaught of toxins slows down the vital organs such as the liver, colon, and kidneys. Keeping the blood clean and pure becomes more difficult as the signals of “toxic overload” are overlooked and the body is consumed with internal poisons. Mucoid plaque and putrefied waste form on the walls of the intestines: thus, colon function slows down or becomes impacted. The normal passage of elimination is made more difficult as a result. An increasing amount of toxins are absorbed into the blood, and nutrition from the foods you eat are not as efficiently absorbed. As this vicious cycle continues, the combination of toxins and blockage are a recipe for disaster.

The important benefits of colon cleansing and its ability to restore healthy body function are apparent in the results. The results of colon cleansing vary from person to person and may include glowing skin, increased energy, and weight loss. You may also see relief from other conditions like IBS, diarrhea, diverticulitis, constipation, and bloating. The list of symptoms that are commonly improved as a result of colon cleansing is lengthy. Through cleansing, as long a process as it can potentially be, you are able to live a healthier life. Your body will be clean and function more efficiently.

A properly formulated internal cleansing program will start the healing process right away and begins with the elimination of impacted waste build up. Afterwards stored toxins will be able to be eliminated from the body. This gives the body the opportunity to heal itself and start functioning on a normal basis. The cleansing program along with a sensible diet and regular exercise program will promote healthy new habits.

When cleansing for the first time, 60 to 90 days is recommended. This will ensure athorough and effective cleanse. You may also experience anything from a variety of strange looking bowel movements to parasites. The presence of parasites is not unusual as they are found in just about everything, from foods, pets, our drinking supply, to traveling abroad. To get the best results, look for a cleanse that has formulas that address all the different areas of cleansing.


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What exactly is a parasite?

A parasite is an organism that lives on or in other organisms where it obtains nutrients to live and causes harm to its host.you, me, our pets. There can be over 100 different types of parasites living in human bodies. Some are microscopic in size while others can be seen quite easily.

Roundwormsare the most common parasite and they look similar to an earthworm. They can produce 200,000 eggs daily. Approximately 1 billion people are infected worldwide. Pinworms infect one in five children. Symptoms are itching and irritation, digestive disorders, insomnia, irritability or nervousness. The female worms lay about 15,000 eggs per day and once airborne, the eggs can survive for two days just about anywhere. Pinworms are white and can grow to about half inch in length. Worldwide, about 500 million are infected with pinworms.

These organisms can be found everywhere in our environment. Parasites can be in the air we breathe, the water we drink, or the food we eat. Parasites are responsible formany health problems because they secrete toxins and rob essential nutrients from our bodies. Those of us who are suffering from intestinal parasite infections are under-nourished and weak and may also suffer from viral, fungal, or bacteria infections. Human intestinal parasites can be present in any person, at any age, which is why cleansing your body is so important.

Humans create the perfect living environment for parasites when the bowel becomes slow and ineffective in the elimination of waste. This allows for the build-up of fecal material on the walls of the colon and provides ideal living conditions for parasites. The toxic build up of impacted waste is attributed to the low fiber content of the Standard American Diet in combination with the staggering amounts of junk food, over-processed foods and chemicals we consume on a daily basis.

Parasites are hard to detect

Living inside us, parasites are sly creatures and are rarely discovered. Infecting more than 90% of the population these menacing creatures compromise our health by wreaking havoc with our immune system and depriving us of vital nutrients. They are hard to detect and unfortunately most medical tests only catch around 20% of them. Testing for parasites is only available for about five percent of the known varieties with about twenty-percent accuracy. Detoxologie’s Cleansing Programs can help rid your body of these unwelcome guests

So, you don’t think you have parasites? … Think again!

Parasites are prevalent in our food, water supply, gardens, pets, the air and environment. Most of us think only of people in third world or developing countries when we think of parasites and we seldom even consider the thought that we may be infested ourselves.


Common symptoms:

  • fatigue/ anemia
  • diarrhea/constipation
  • boating / gas
  • weight gain
  • breakouts and rashes
  • trouble sleeping
  • weak immune system
  • digestive disorders

The vital importance of colon cleansing

Colon cleansing is crucial to good health. Make sure the body cleansing program you select includes an effective anti-parasitical. The Standard American Diet, artificial food additives, large amounts of refined sugars, saturated fats and junk food are all major contributors to poor elimination and the variety of intestinal conditions that plague so many of us. Parasites love sugary, starchy foods. Living in the impacted waste they help themselves to our food and reproduce at alarming rates.

Detoxologie’s Purify¬Æ is the number one anti-parasitical available today. Purify¬Æ is effective, safe, easy to use and specifically formulated to target parasitical infections.



Toxin-Free Home

We like to think of our home as a safe place in a world full of hazards. Yet some of the things you see right in your own home can harm your health. The good news is that for every toxic household product you find in your home, there is a safe alternative.

Here are some easy things you can do to reduce the level of toxins in your home.

  1. Wash your windows with vinegar and water. Ammonia can hurt your eyes and lungs, and burn your skin. Mix half of a spray bottle with distilled white or apple-cider vinegar and fill the other half with water. Spray on your windows and wipe with a soft cloth for a nice shine that will be free of streaks.
  2. Use cozy, all-natural cotton flannel sheets on your bed. Do not use polyester sheets which have more than likely been treated with formaldehyde. When you are exposed to formaldehyde it may irritate your skin and cause respiratory problems.
  3. Install a carbon monoxide detector in your home.
  4. Use sweet sachets instead of toxic moth balls. Mothballs are made from 100% par dichlorobenzene, a powerful toxin that can cause headaches or an itchy nose and throat. Over time, it can hurt your liver and kidneys. Mothballs look and smell like candy, so watch that your kids do not eat them. Keep your wool clothes free from the toxins in moth balls–make sachets from dried lavender, dried rosemary and mint, or whole peppercorns.
  5. Use a natural soap instead of detergent to clean dirt. Detergents may appear to be safe, but they are petrochemical-based products. Soap on the other hand is made of natural oils and minerals and has been safely used for many years. Mix all-natural liquid dish-washing soap with water to clean your entire home. A little bit of soap goes a long way so if you use too much, you will have to spend a lot of time to get the soap bubbles off what you were cleaning.
  6. Do not use plastic water bottles. It is good for you to bring your own water to work and drink it during the day; but if it comes in a clear polycarbonate plastic bottle, it will leak a toxic substance – Biphenyl-A (BPA) – into your water. BPA can disrupt your hormones and shut down the reproductive organs. BPA can also harm breast tissue and slow prostate development. Instead of plastic, drink from a glass, aluminum, or stainless steel container.
  7. When you make a meal, use fresh, organic, foods to avoid toxic pesticides. Most fresh produce sold in supermarkets is sprayed with pesticides that have been linked to cancer. Look for pesticide-free organic food grown near your home.
  8. Take a botanical bath. Many bath products contain detergents and artificial fragrances that can make your skin dry and rough. Add dry herbs-lavender, rosemary, or peppermint-to your bath water, relax and have a nice warm bath. You can also add buttermilk or bath salts.
  9. Use water-based pens and markers. Look at your pens and markers and throw away any with “permanent” ink. They contain very toxic solvents such as toluene and xylene.
  10. Clear the air in your home with house plants. Houseplants are pretty to look at and make the air fresh. They absorb the carbon dioxide we exhale and release the oxygen that is vital for us to breathe. Some plants, such as the spider plant, take away air pollutants.

Cleaning Your Home

It is so easy to make your own home cleaning supplies. Homemade cleaning agents do not contain harmful, untested chemicals and will not make you or your family members sick. They are every bit as effective as their chemical laden – store bought counterparts and they don’t cost very much money to make.

Use Bon Ami instead of Ajax which contains chlorine. Bon Ami is a good abrasive scrub and contains no detergent, bleach, perfume, chlorine, or dyes.

Baking soda is a soft, clean powder, and will not scratch. It kills fungus and is effective on grease and dirt. Keep an opened box of baking soda in your refrigerator to control odor. Keep a box in your bathroom as well.

Vinegar will get rid of 99 percent of odors, germs, and mold. You can use organic food-grade apple-cider vinegar – it does not smell as strong as white vinegar. Keep a big bottle of vinegar in your wash room; use one cup in your rinse cycle to get all of the soap out of your clothes after washing.

Dilute all-natural liquid dish-washing soap with water to clean your entire house. A little bit of soap goes a long way: if you use to much you will have to spend a fair amount of time getting the soap bubbles off of what you were cleaning.

An easy mix of water and all-natural dish soap will clean the fridge; wash the floors, counters, walls, and windows. Add a little bit of Bon Ami to the mix and scrub your tiles and sink, then use the apple-cider vinegar if there is mold. To make your toilet sparkle, pour some in baking soda and let sit.

Therapeutic Bath Salts

The combination of sea salts and water is the basis of many powerful hydrotherapy treatments. The therapy assists in the rejuvenation of your cells and also induces a healthy exchange of minerals and toxins between your blood and the water. Dermatologists are recommending sea salt baths for patients with psoriasis, eczema, and other dry skin conditions. Estheticians emphasize the cleansing properties of a sea salt bath to clean pores and to detoxify the body. A hot bath with one of your favorite salts adds a new experience to your life, which could be otherwise straining and equally boring. Not only does adding bath salts to a nice hot bath enhance the already luxurious experience, it also comes with a host of benefits:

  • Eases tension – Whether you have sore feet, a stiff back, or any other aching muscles, bath salts can help.
  • Improves circulation – Bath salts are often used for patients with poor circulation because of the proven effects of salt.
  • Reduces tenderness – Whether the cause is a work or sports injury or just tired muscles, bath salts will help.
  • Calms muscle spasms – If you’ve been in an accident or suffered any kind of injury to your muscles, soaking in bath salts could be your relief.
  • Relieves arthritis – That aching and tension that arthritis causes can disappear for an hour or maybe more after you’ve used bath salts.
  • Lowers back pain – Whether it’s from carrying around children or boxes or just twisting wrong, bath salts can assist in lowering the pain that you’re experiencing in your back.
  • Opens the pores – Helping keep your skin healthy is one of the benefits of bath salts.
  • Purifies the skin from dirt and other toxins – Whether it’s sweat or oil build-up, bath salts will help cleanse your skin.
  • Heals dry skin – By gently exfoliating and moisturizing, bath salts not only allow those with dry skin to take baths; they also help the skin!
  • Helps improve skin irritations – Even minor irritations like insect bites and small rashes are alleviated somewhat by the work of bath salts.
  • Works to improve serious skin conditions – Many people suffer from conditions like eczema and athlete’s foot without realizing that a remedy as simple as bath salts could be just what they’re looking for.
  • Lessons the appearance of scars – The healing powers of bath salts not only help these areas of your skin to continue to heal, they also revitalize the scarred skin, improving the way it looks.
  • Induces calmness and relaxation – Though people often say this casually, it really is a life-giving benefit of bath salts.
  • Assists in deepening sleep – By relaxing your mind and body, studies have found that bath salts actually help people get better, deeper sleep at night.

So after a stressful day, a long soak in the bathtub filled with bath salts can be just what you need to relax and soothe your muscles. Choose a mineral-rich salt to put in your bath to draw toxins from your skin. Soak in this water treatment to cleanse, soothe sore muscles, and energize the soul. Naturally breathe in lightly scented vapors of citrus, herbs, and the sea as you relax in comfort and tranquility. Also choose bath salts that are hand-crafted from the purest essential oils: tangerine, spearmint, bergamot, and jojoba. These should be blended with an all-natural sea salt to yield an intense, detoxifying treatment. This is what we find in Detoxologie’s Revive.

For 15 minutes, harmonize your body and soul through the resonant effects of a therapeutic water bath containing Revive’s mineral-rich salts. The pleasant aromas will calm the nerves, allowing for deep, uninterrupted and restful sleep. The soothing effect will indulge your senses and relax your muscles. When you plop into that tub of hot water after a strenuous day, you know you will feel rejuvenated, for hot water relieves fatigue and prevents stiffness. You will experience an overall transformation; your skin will feel smoother and more elastic. After all, your skin needs it, you deserve it, and it will help you to feel healthier. It is relaxation at its finest.

Bowel Toxins

Never before have we lived in such a toxic environment. Virtually everything you touch pollutes your body with damaging chemicals and harmful parasites. The need to detoxify has never been greater than it is right now.

What do you have in your bowels today? Do you really know? The bowel holds on to waste longer than you might think. It’s estimated that the average person has six to eight meals in their intestines at any given time. You may not realize what can come out of the bowel and you might see things that are hard for you to accept. (We don’t feel the need to show graphic photos but we hope you get the point.)

Colon Cleansing: Detoxifying the colon

Done correctly, internal body cleansing is a powerful detoxification procedure that eliminates toxic material naturally and completely. The Detoxologie cleansing programs provide the best and most complete body detox in the industry. You won’t find anything else as potent or proven to eliminate harmful toxins, heavy metals and dangerous parasites from your body. No harsh or damaging ingredients, just strong and effective cleansing.

Your body is the house in which you live. Keeping our insides clean and healthy is vital to good health. We all understand why we must keep our cars serviced and our clothes clean but what about the very organs that keep us alive? You may not realize the result of neglect and failure to keep the colon clean until it’s too late. Almost every disease starts in the bowel and they don’t just appear over night, it takes years of toxic build up and neglect. Whether you’re looking to increase your energy levels, achieve your ideal weight, or if you suffer from bloating or constipation natural body cleansing is crucial to helping you to achieve your goals.

Natural Colon Cleansing is the Key to Good Health

The human body is designed to be in a constant state of cleansing. It is widely believed that cleansing your body on a regular basis is one of the most important factors in maintaining good health. The colon, liver, kidneys, and blood rely on the foods we eat to provide the nutrition required for healthy body function.

This delicate balance can be weakened or disrupted by excessive medication, anxiety, lack of sleep, lack of exercise, and most importantly, an unhealthy diet. The highly processed foods we eat are seriously lacking in nutritional value and contain alarming amounts of sodium, saturated fats, and chemical additives. A “modern diet” diet consisting of over- cooked, over-processed foods is a major contributing factor to obesity, diabetes, and heart disease; plus it is one of the of the leading causes of colon disorders in the world. If toxins are not quickly eliminated from the body, they are broken down and stored in the liver and other vital organs. As this “toxic overload” occurs, more and more health- related conditions arise, and the body begins to suffer. Headaches, constipation, bloating, weight gain, and body odor are but a few from a long list of typical symptoms that may develop from poor body maintenance.

As the signals are ignored the body becomes overwhelmed. The liver works hard to catch and eliminate all harmful toxins. Keeping our blood clean and pure becomes more difficult as the liver slows down from a continuous bombardment of toxins.Whencolon function slows down, or when the colon becomes impacted, the normal channel of elimination is no longer efficient. Putrefied waste and muciod plaque form on the walls of the intestines. Nutrition from the foods you eat are not absorbed as efficiently as they should be, as more and more toxins are absorbed into the bloodstream. And the cycle continues. This continuous circle of poisons and blockage is a combination for disaster!

Why is colon cleansing important? How can it help keep the body functioning in a healthy manner? The benefits of colon cleansing vary from person to person. The results vary from increased energy, weight loss, and glowing skin, to relief from conditions such as constipation, diarrhea, diverticulitis, IBS, and bloating. There is a long list of symptoms that are commonly improved as a result of colon cleansing; and while results vary from person to person, one thing holds true, you will live a longer, healthier life if your body is clean and working properly.

By starting a colon cleansing regime you can begin the healing process immediately. A properly formulated program will eliminate waste build up and get toxins moving out of your body. Eating a sensible diet and a reasonable exercise plan will also help your cleanse and encourage good habits. Cleansing provides the body with the opportunity to rejuvenate itself and heal from the inside out.

Cleansing every three months is recommended. The first few times you cleanse may be the most difficult depending on the severity of issues that you are dealing with. You may occasionally notice the elimination of parasites, this is common. Parasites are everywhere. They are in our water supply, our foods, plus our household pets are commonly linked to parasites, as well. A well balanced cleansing program will address all the different aspects of cleansing and give you the best results.


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Diarrhea Symptoms

Diarrhea is a familiar phenomenon defined as unusually frequent, soft, or liquid bowel movements. It is the opposite of constipation. The word diarrhea originates from the Greek term, diarrhoia, meaning “a flowing through.” It often means frequent trips to the toilet. Normally, the food you eat remains in liquid form during most of the digestive process. When food passes through your colon, most of the fluids are absorbed, leaving a semisolid stool. In diarrhea, the food and fluids that are ingested and secreted pass in large amounts too quickly through the colon. The fluids are insufficiently absorbed, resulting in a watery bowel movement. Also, the lining of the colon may be inflamed or diseased, making it less able to absorb fluids.

Types of Diarrhea

Everyone experiences acute diarrhea at one time or another, with the loose-stool consistency lasting just a few days. In adults, it is usually mild and resolves without complication-the episode being more of an inconvenience than an illness. The only unfortunate effect is that water and salts are temporarily lost from the body. However, in infants and children under 3 years old, diarrhea is more serious. Children can become dehydrated fairly quickly.

Acute diarrhea, frequently called the “intestinal-stomach flu” or viral gastroenteritis, is often due to one of many viruses infecting and irritating the bowel, making it weep fluid. These include campylobacter, salmonella, shigella and escherichia coli. Contaminated food or water, public swimming pools, and communal hot tubs are possible sources of these infections. The inflammation may also cause cramps and abdominal pain. It often appears in mini-epidemics in schools, neighborhoods, or families.

Traveler’s diarrhea can be due to particular bacteria typical in certain parts of the world. People living in these areas are usually well adjusted to commonly found bacteria in their environment, but tourists are susceptible to these bacterial infections. Food poisoning diarrhea occurs from eating food or drinking water contaminated with bacteria and parasites, such as giardia lamblia and cryptosporidium.

Medications-especially antibiotics (which can disturb the natural balance of bacteria in the intestines), laxatives containing magnesium, chemotherapy for cancer treatment, as well as the artificial sweeteners sorbitol and mannitol found in chewing gum and other sugar-free products can all cause diarrhea.

Chronic diarrhea (ongoing or prolonged) is when you pass loose or frequent stools for more than four weeks. This condition is usually due to an underlying major gastrointestinal disease, the most typical of which causes inflammation and mal-absorption of food and nutrients. Examples include lactose intolerance, gluten mal-absorption, and intolerance to foods like beans and fruit. Other mal-absorption inflammatory bowel diseases include Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis-two recurring types of diarrhea that are generally bloody and accompanied by abdominal pain. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is yet another kind of stomach upset where a person generally has alternating diarrhea and constipation. “Nervous diarrhea,” a component of IBS, is very common and often appears briefly when the body is under stress. However, some people constantly suffer from nervous stress and have continuous diarrhea because of it.

Treatment of Diarrhea

During diarrhea, disruption of the body’s fluid and mineral level creates an electrolyte imbalance; unless restored, this imbalance can be serious.

  • Drink plenty of fluids-any fluid other than those containing caffeine and alcohol. Milk also provides needed nourishment for mild diarrhea. Electrolyte solutions can replenish the fluids, salts, and minerals lost during moderate and severe diarrhea. The body needs adequate levels of sodium and potassium in order to maintain the electric currents that keep the heart beating.
  • Foods like rice, dry toast, and bananas are helpful, as are soda crackers, toast, eggs, rice or chicken.
  • Avoid dairy products, fatty foods, high-fiber foods or highly seasoned foods for a few days.
  • Stay away from over-the-counter diarrhea medications. These drugs can make certain infections worse since they prevent the body from getting rid of what is initially causing the diarrhea.
  • If you experience diarrhea when taking antibiotics, try taking lactobacillus acidophilus-a probiotic, or form of healthy bacteria. Active cultures of probiotics replenish the good bacteria that antibiotics kill, making diarrhea less severe and shortening its duration. Probiotics can be found in yogurt with active or live cultures, and in supplements.

Anti Candida Diet: How to Cure Candida Overgrowth

natural_detoxificationA proper diet will control candida and re-balance the colon. This typically takes 6 – 8 weeks. Here are some general guidelines for your new diet:

(1) Avoid added sugars (including fructose, honey, molasses, fruit-juice sweeteners, etc.) and all sugar-sweet foods and snacks, including cakes, cookies, candies, desserts, sodas, fruit-juice and ice-cream, unless they are made with Stevia extract, which is a natural sweetener, available at health food stores. 1-2 servings of whole-fruits per day (except the very sweetest kinds, like grapes, watermelon and mango) are okay.

(2) Avoid white-starch foods, like white bread, cakes, cookies, white pasta, white rice, potatoes w/o their skins, and all refined flours, etc These foods are okay in moderation; Whole-grain flour, potatoes with their peels, whole-grain brown or wild rice, whole-grain pasta.

(3) Increase your intake of essential oils, especially omega-3 oils. These include: Fish oils, and oily fish, like salmon, mackerel, tuna-in-oil, sardines-in-oil, etc.; Flax-seed oil, one tablespoon or three capsules twice daily. Avocadoes, nuts, olives and olive-oil, canola and other vegetable oils are mostly omega-6, which are also good but not as lacking in our diets. Primrose or Borage oil is good too. Any of these oils can be used as a substitute for canola or olive oil, on breads and salads.

(4) Avoid antibiotics and cortisone-type prescriptions if at all possible.

Enjoy these foods also; Onions and garlic, fresh vegetables and their juices (beware of carrot juice it contains a lot of sugar)rice cakes, oat cakes (unmalted),soy milks, butter, yogurt, cottage cheese, (no other dairy). Herbs, mild spices, freshly cracked nuts, seeds, fresh water, fruit and herb teas cold pressed oils brown rice and flours, use for cakes and pastry etc. oats (oatmeal makes an excellent breakfast , make with water and serve with nuts, seeds and yogurt. Meats, unprocessed and preferably organic or free-range. Fish, preferably unprocessed and wild, oily fish is best! Eggs, lentils, peas and beans.

Candida overgrowth is a terrible problem and it takes discipline and time to overcome. It may be a trying 6 to 8 weeks but once the Candida is under control you will feel much better. Please feel free to contact us for tips, recipes and any other questions or concerns you may have.

Much luck and happy cleansing!


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