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  • 09/11/2017 4:07 PM | Deserie Valloreo (Administrator)

    “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” Muhammad Ali

    You must understand why courage is important for without courage, one backs away from living life fully.

    Dependence on anything outside ourselves is a weakness, not a source of power. I mean that reliance upon others for your power and ability.   Don’t confuse it with collaboration & teamwork, Alignment would not be dependence but is coordination, which is not only good but essential for success.

    Courage is being brave in spite of fear & danger or being bold and brave, unafraid to face tough challenges.  Afraid or not, courage comes down to this: what we choose to do.

    NY Times bestselling author Grant Cardone wrote, “It’s been said that FEAR stands for False Events Appearing Real, which aptly implies that most of what you’re afraid of doesn’t ever come to pass. Fear, for the most part, is provoked by emotions, not rational thinking. And in my humble estimation, emotions are wildly overrated – and the scapegoat many people use for their failure to act.”

    COURAGE IS ABOUT THE FUTURE & ensuring some future goal or dream can survive.

    It’s one of the best parts of us. It comes down to:

    ·         The courage of our convictions.

    ·         The courage to stand up against compromise.

    ·         The courage to say no when it’s easier to say yes.

    ·         The courage to challenge being satisfied with one’s achievements in light of even bigger future goals.

    Stopping is the only thing that keeps us from achieving our dreams.

    We must use our courage to take a stand for something worthwhile, do something possibly uncomfortable and withstand any opposition in order to get there.

    COURAGE, SUCCESS AND ACTION go hand in hand.

    Jai McFall                 Organic Living         727-433-1661         OrganicLivingForAll.com


  • 08/29/2017 10:23 AM | Amanda Girton

    There is no denying that we can all benefit from eating an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables in their pure, clean, and unprocessed form. Raw foods are cleansing, healing, and detoxifying to the body. They’re rich in enzymes and probiotics, are an incredible source of antioxidants and fiber, and they help to balance your body’s natural pH.

    Whether you’re on a quest to become a fully raw vegan or you simply want to experience the many proven benefits that adding a few raw meals into your diet can bring, check out the following five tips to help kick-start your new raw foodist lifestyle:

    1. Start the Day with a Smoothie

    Ditch the cereal or cooked breakfast for a refreshing smoothie instead and you’ll instantly reap the benefits of eating more raw foods. 

    2. Make a Power Salad for Lunch

    Salads don’t have to be boring. One of the easiest ways to add more raw foods to your diet is by making ridiculously big raw salads every day. 

    3. Take Fruit with you Everywhere you go

    The best thing you can do to stop yourself reaching for crappy processed snacks when you get peckish is to always have some form of fruit on hand. 

    4. Make Your Own Condiments

    Most of us eat A LOT of condiments with our meals, which is why making them yourself at home and keeping them raw as opposed to buying them pre-made from the store will go a long way to helping bring more raw foods into your life. From raw pesto to raw avocado salsa and even raw mayonnaise, there are so many delicious alternatives that are fun to experiment with.

    5. Add Rather Than Subtract

    Instead of thinking about all the foods you’ll be eliminating when eating raw, focus on what you’ll be adding, such as more veggies, fruits, greens, nuts, and seeds. 


  • 08/15/2017 8:09 PM | Les Cole, MD

    Vitamin D is important for a host of immune functions in your body. Vitamin D is critical to both the development and functions of your immune system. It is known that vitamin D is important in many immune functions that protect you from bacterial, viral and fungal infections. In addition vitamin D determines your natural killer (NK) cell numbers and function, which are the cells that attack viral infections and cancer cells. Vitamin D also modulates your helper T cells – reducing inflammatory processes and increasing anti-inflammatory processes.

                           

    How does this information affect your risk for developing autoimmune disease? It has been known for a long time that certain infections are, and others may be, associated with autoimmune disease. If you have fewer infections, your risk is reduced. What about the effect of NK cells? Viral infections that set up housekeeping in various cells of your body – hepatitis C, HIV, Epstein-Barr virus & others – increase the risk of autoimmunity (and cancer). So, the better your NK cells work, the less your risk of autoimmune disease (not to mention cancer, which can also set off autoimmune disease). Lastly, with low vitamin D, your helper T cells are much more prone to initiate autoimmune processes and inflammation than if your blood levels and “Functional Levels” of vitamin D are in the high normal range for your body.

    Low vitamin D and genetic mutations in your vitamin D processing proteins are strongly linked to Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and most Autoimmune Diseases. If you have MS or any of a host of autoimmune diseases including Rheumatoid Arthritis, SLE, Hashimoto’s, Psoriasis, Vitiligo, etc. Your “Functional levels” of vitamin D are most likely low. If your blood levels are low, then higher dosing of vitamin D is important. If your blood levels of vitamin D are high normal and you have a genetic mutation in one or more of your vitamin D processing proteins, then you are likely “Functionally Deficient” in vitamin D. This means that at the immune cells your vitamin D isn’t having an adequate effect and so your immune cells aren’t getting enough vitamin D to help them work properly.

    “What are vitamin D ‘processing proteins’ and how do they affect my risk?” Vitamin D has to be processed in order for it to have its beneficial effects. First, it is made in your body from cholesterol; 1 step requiring UV light occurring in your skin, then ultimately leading to vitamin D3 which is measured in your blood. This is not the active form. If there are any reasons for abnormalities to this point, then your blood levels of vitamin D will be low. From this point vitamin D has to be activated to function in all of your cells, including your immune cells.

    You have a protein that converts it to its active form. You have a protein that carries vitamin D in your blood and is itself influential on your immune system. You have a protein vitamin D receptor where the activated vitamin D initiates its effect in your immune cells. And you have a protein that deactivates vitamin D. Each of these can have mutations in them that can increase your risk for MS and autoimmunity even if you have high normal vitamin D blood levels. It does this by decreasing your “Functional vitamin D”. Many studies show connections between these mutations, MS and many autoimmune diseases.

    “What can be done about this?” If you have MS or any Autoimmune Disease, you can have certain testing done to see if your vitamin D levels are optimal in your blood. There are other tests that can determine the “Functional Level” of your vitamin D if you have vitamin D processing protein mutations. If either your blood or functional levels of vitamin D are low, high dose vitamin D treatment is important.

    If you want your vitamin D measured, want to know if you have a vitamin D processing protein mutation, or want help with your MS or autoimmune disease, St. Petersburg Health & Wellness can help.

    List of Autoimmune Conditions that are likely associated with low or low functional vitamin D levels: https://www.aarda.org/disease-list/

    List of conditions associated with low or low functional vitamin D:

    Autoimmune illness, Cancer, Chronic pain, Diabetes, Heart disease, Hyperparathyroidism, Hypertension, Mental illness, Multiple sclerosis, Muscle weakness and coordination, Obesity, Osteoarthritis

    https://www.vitamindcouncil.org/health-conditions/

    Free Seminars:

    August 16, 6-7:30 p.m. – “Treating Multiple Sclerosis and Autoimmune Disease with High Dose vitamin D”. Les Cole, MD

    At St. Petersburg Health & Wellness, we get to the underlying problems. Call us at 727-202-6807 to get better answers and…”Live Well”

    Les Cole, MD practices Functional, Anti-Aging, Integrative & Preventive Medicine and is certified by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine in Functional, Anti-aging and Regenerative Medicine and by the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine. To learn more about Treating MS and Autoimmune Disease with High Dose vitamin D and other topics to improve your Health and Wellness, visit stpetehw.com, Like us on Facebook, or call St. Petersburg Health & Wellness for an appointment 727-202-6807.


  • 08/15/2017 4:01 PM | Barry Foster

    The Coach’s Corner by: Barry Foster, RCC, CRC, CPBA

    Hello, and welcome back to the Coach’s Corner where we will continue to explore tips, strategies, and practical advice to assist and guide you in growing personally, professionally, and building/improving your business/practice.

    As we discussed in my last Coach’s Corner I’ll be sharing with you the ABC’s of personal, professional, and business development, over the next few months.

    The ABC’s:

    “A” is for ATTITUDE: A positive attitude! A magnetic attitude! A MOJO-filled attitude!!

    “B” is for BELIEFS: An acceptance that a statement is true or that something exists even if it hasn’t been

     seen or proven to exist - faith, trust, reliance, confidence

    “C” is for CULTURE: Your personal habits, routines, customs. A way of life.

    The last two characteristics covering the ABC’s of success are your “Standards” and “Values”.

    Let’s focus on them today.

    “Standards”, by definition are: an accepted or approved example of something against which we are judged or measured; A level of excellence or quality.

    Our standards can be the “rules” or “guidelines” with which we choose how to live and how we “assess” others according to our standards. If we have high, say moral standards, then we expect others to live up to or by our moral standards. When they do we may say something to them in praise and or acceptance. If they do not meet our moral standards we may choose not to associate with them.

    A positive attitude might be a standard we hold very high for ourselves. We want to surround ourselves with like-minded people or people with the same standards as we have.

    Our standards are very powerful motivators. They are the limits and/or qualities we desire to live by.

    For instance, the standard level of care and involvement I have for my coaching clients is very high. I hold myself to that standard which is a deeply engrained part of my professional life. Other coaches may choose to not get as involved with their clients. That’s ok for them. That’s a standard they hold true for themselves.

    Our standards can and or need to be flexible at times. We can improve or increase our standards when we learn a particular standard we have is too low or too high. Being too detailed oriented (obsessive) is a standard that might not align with our environment or growth needs. A lack of attention to detail, likewise, may not serve us.

    The last component we’ll discuss is our personal values. Our values are principles by which we live. Integrity, honesty, trust, commitment, and excellence are a few examples of personal values. They are the internal, fundamental motives we use to make decisions. Our values define how we relate to others and how we prioritize our lives. When acting as a filter, our values define how we relate to others.

    All of these are components of our “mindset”. As a reminder, they are the ABCs: attitudes, beliefs, culture, standards, and values that create a strong filter on how we see the world.

    Please come back for the next issue of the Holistic Journal where we will outline how we/you can create change, any change in your life, through a better understanding of your mindset.

    Until then, stay positive, confident, strong, and get your MOJO on …and then some!

    Cheers.

     

  • 08/15/2017 9:13 AM | Kelley Mulhern

    The Wellness Wall is a simple image to help explain the spectrum of health and wellness to patients. Simply imagine a horizontal traffic light with the red light on the left and the green light on the right.

    In the green (all the way to the right), you have those who are truly healthy.  Their bodies are functioning at an extremely high level. They exercise, eat well, and manage their stress every single day for peak performance.  Think of our Olympic and professional athletes as examples.

    On the opposite end – in the red – are people who are very sick. They're likely on multiple medications and may have had several surgeries. A person might be in the red temporarily, if they had pneumonia, for example, or they might be in this area permanently.

    In the middle yellow section is the “comfort zone,” also called “false wellness.”  This represents the person who says “I feel fine” because they equate their lack of symptoms with health. But let’s face it…we’ve all heard of people who were the “picture of health” until the moment they were diagnosed with cancer, heart disease, or diabetes. This is the scariest place to be, because the person doesn’t even know that problems are brewing. Therefore, they do nothing to address them, and their health continues to decline.

    Here’s the thing: We’re all represented on the Wellness Wall  Think of yourself as a little arrow, always moving to the left or to the right.  Every decision you make during the day moves you closer to the right or closer to the left, and some decisions have greater impact than others. 

    Here are a few questions to consider:

    • Where are you and your loved ones on the wellness wall?
    • Where will you be in ten years if you don’t change anything about your life?
    • What causes someone to go to the left on the wellness wall? To the right?
    • Where is “normal” on this wall?
    • What is “the norm” for our society?
    • Which is more likely to cause movement to the left: Lifestyle or genetics?
    • Which way will you be headed if you view health as an expense? As an investment?

    I love this concept and refer to it in my practice every day to help patients understand that they have more control over their health than they think. I use the wellness wall to give people hope that – no matter where they are in terms of their health, they can change their choices and improve the function of their bodies.

    Dr. Kelley Mulhern is a Chiropractic Physician, professional speaker, and published author. She and her husband own and operate Thrive! Chiropractic & Wellness in St. Pete. They provide comprehensive chiropractic care, class 4 deep tissue laser therapy, essential oils, natural weight loss, Acupuncture and more because your body is designed to THRIVE!  http://thrivechirofl.com

  • 08/14/2017 6:43 PM | June Drennon

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness month but instead of thinking about cancer why not think about how you can have healthy breasts? Many women think that the most they can do are cross their fingers and say a little prayer to keep from developing cancer. Actually, there is much more we can do. The World Health Organization says that 70% of cancers can be avoided but many scientists believe that it is more like 90%, with only 5-10% resulting from genetics.

    All of us have bacteria, viruses and cancer cells in our bodies. Why do they grow and develop in some people and not others? It is almost never just one thing but an accumulation of factors. An important factor is the terrain of the body. All disease grows in an acidic, congested environment.

    If we are living a stressful life without enough sleep, eating junk food that is full of pesticides, hormones, antibodies, and sugar we are creating the perfect place for these diseases to grow. If you add on the dangers of eating foods that have been genetically modified (GMO) and radiated until there is no nutritional value you are continuing to contribute to an unhealthy situation.

    When we eat acidic foods our Ph becomes out of balance. Add to that stress, which also acidifies the body and can contribute to shallow breathing and low oxygen in the body.  We also have to think about exposure to EMF’s and environmental toxins, to only mention a few. Wow! All that sounds like we don’t have a chance, but once again it’s the accumulation of factors.  Therefore we can make small changes every day that adds up.

    There are so many positive things we can do like eating organic, avoiding GMO’s, getting a good night’s sleep and detoxifying our bodies regularly, just to name a few.  Additionally, it’s good to know our risk factors. If your body was heading in the direction of developing breast cancer wouldn’t you want to know that before the tumor formed or would you rather find out after the fact? Conventional thought is to find it early but how about not getting it in the first place?

    Women are encouraged to get a mammogram so they can find their breast cancer as early as possible. But there is another screening tool that can see the risk factors so plans can be put into action to improve the health of the breast and reverse developing pathology. This is prevention, not just early detection.

    Thermography can tell you how healthy the breasts are instead of just screening for breast cancer. It also has the potential to truly detect breast cell anomalies long before mammography can detect cancer. This allows one to implement lifestyle changes that can improve the health of the breasts proactively instead of waiting for a cancer diagnosis later.

    There are many things that we can do to avoid breast cancer but knowing your risk factors should be at the top of the list. With proper risk assessment that includes different testing modalities, the patient is able to determine her risk factors and develop an action plan on how to improve the breast tissue or even reverse the existing developments. Or hopefully, see that you have a low risk of breast cancer so you have one less thing to worry about. Knowledge is power!

    June Carver Drennon is certified from the American College of Clinical Thermography as a Clinical Thermographer.



    Let’s share our knowledge and prevent this disease!


  • 05/19/2017 1:53 PM | Winston Kao

    Probiotics: Shocking Truth Revealed
    Most probiotics made with genetically modified ingredients
    THIS DIRTY SECRET SHOULD BE FRONT-PAGE NEWS...
    A TOP "HEALTH PRODUCT" CATEGORY HAS BEEN SABOTAGED

    It's true, I'm afraid. The probiotics most heavily advertised typically contain ingredients derived from genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

    Even if the probiotics themselves are non-GMO (although many are), nearly all contain GMO-derived fillers such as corn-based maltodextrin.

    The problem with this is that certain GMOs are actually engineered to produce toxins such as pesticides in the plant cells. When you consume such GMO foods, you're ingesting pesticides as part of the food! Other GMOs are engineered to withstand high doses of powerful, super-toxic herbicides such as glyphosphate, allowing farmers to spray their crops heavily to kill the weeds that flourish in their poorly managed soils.

    Consuming GMO foods or their related toxins may lead to:

    • Chronic Inflammation
    • Allergies
    • Disruption of Intestinal Flora (upset probiotics!)
    • Infertility
    • Autoimmune Disorders
    • Insulin Disruption
    • Cancer, etc.

    Needless to say, GMOs can make you sick and eventually kill you (and any other creature that eats the GMOs). Anything derived from a GMO food is therefore suspect. Would you really want to consume probiotics with ingredients derived from GMOs?

    Winston Kao has been a researcher and innovator for nearly 30 years in the fields of health, nutrition, probiotics, water quality, agriculture, trace minerals and soil-based micro-organisms. He is an acknowledged expert in the field of agriculture as it relates to water, nutrition, and microbial enhancement.
 Winston’s discoveries address the root causes of common health issues including low energy, improper digestion, and poor metabolism. His innovations make brilliant use of Mother Nature’s Laws and have provided real solutions to thousands worldwide.
  • 05/18/2017 6:58 PM | Donna Zappin

    Since I’ve been involved in the “treatment” of addiction, I’ve asked and wondered if addiction is really a chronic disease, often compared to diabetes or cardiovascular disease. 

    The national and world health organizations will say this is the case and since they do most of the research, one would think they should know.  

    So, if this addiction thing is a disease, it’s not like any other. 

    The brain is unlike any other body part or organ.  

    We all want our heart to stay the same…strong, pumping and doing its thing at a normal rate, and aging slowly.  We want our kidneys, liver, pancreas and other organs to do the same. 

    Our brain is very different.  The brain is supposed to change and it begins to change from the moment we are born.  It is in a constant state of learning, experiencing, changing and expanding.  This happens very quickly and if you watch a new baby…it happens radically.  All this brain changing is called Neuroplasticity, doing something over and over to learn…and we can unlearn.

    Alcohol and drugs change the brain in an “unnatural” way.   Substances change the amount of neurotransmitters, dopamine, and serotonin, that are released to produce the desired effect in the pleasure center of the brain.  

    After excessive use, abusive drugs seize the brain…and it stops producing the neurotransmitters and the “feel good” is no longer possible but the craving is there and the addiction has been created. Learned behaviors.

    How do we fix it, unlearn the addictive behavior and give the brain time to heal?

    Most treatment programs take the abusive substances away, add prescription drugs, and wait.  Wait for the person to withdraw, feel really terrible until their body is cleaned of the drugs from the bloodstream and the brain.  Now the brain and body are lacking nutrients, amino acids, minerals…the food necessary to heal the damage.  Full physical recovery can take months or even a year or more to truly heal. 

    But what if this risky process could be sped up? Restore the brain back to normal transmitter production and fortify all the cells of the body for more optimal health.  And what if this could happen in 10 days?

    The coenzyme  NAD, nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide is an activated form of B3, present in every cell in the human body. 

    NAD mediates calcium levels, regulates gene expression and reacts with oxygen in the body. Because of these responses, NAD is a powerful energy producer. Long-term drug abuse alters the cellular makeup of the brain. When the recovering addict stops taking the drug, the brain needs to relearn how to function on its own. Part of this relearning includes rebuilding lost neurotransmitters and reforming lost connections.  Until these neural changes are complete and the brain is healed, the recovering addict continues to experience withdrawal symptoms and cravings.

    NAD increases the availability of cellular energy which means the brain can more quickly rebuild neurotransmitters and bring the brain back to a more balanced state; fixing the connections, reducing the cravings up to 85%.  

    If the addicted person is compliant and wants to transform their life, they are given tools to change their behavior, unlearn what the brain has learned while using drugs.

    The message here is twofold. 

    Real recovery involves reversing the brain chemistry with NAD, which brings about mental clarity and feeling of well being. Now the door is open for change in thoughts, feelings, and encouragement to move forward on the “fast track”. Quickly changing the biology to change the biography. 

    With the aid of NAD, the desire to do the counseling and positive behavioral therapies, and with family support, the addicted person has a far greater chance for a complete recovery. 


  • 05/15/2017 10:17 PM | Anonymous

    Most of us are familiar with the ritual of Spring cleaning. It’s a time when we open the windows, air out the house, clean out our belongings and discard stuff we no longer have use for. Why do we limit this to a once a year ritual for our homes? It’s often necessary to release the old to make room for the new. This holds true for many aspect of our lives not just for cleaning our homes but for our minds, bodies and emotions too. Is there a way we could practice Spring cleaning routinely in our personal lives? Think about it; what happens to old emotions that we hold on to, where do they go and how does this affect us?  

    We are constantly creating emotions throughout our day usually from the moment we wake up and even into our sleep. We can have countless different emotions throughout the day, most of which we release nearly as quickly as they came about. Emotions are very powerful and have a dramatic effect on our day, our lives and the world around us, but what happens to the emotions we hold onto? 

    Think about someone you know that has “good luck”.  This person usually has an optimistic outlook on life and when presented with a challenge or an unfortunate situation, it doesn’t seem to shake their enthusiasm and yet somehow things always seem to work out. On the other hand, you may also know someone with “bad luck”. This person always falls into misfortune even when it doesn’t appear to be of their own doing. What could be the cause for such drastic results in these people’s lives? There are many reasons but it has a lot to do with the emotions they hold. 

    For the person with "good luck" they may not hold onto their negative emotions but instead take with them the lessons their life situations have taught them. Not holding on to the negative emotions provides them the space for opportunity to come in. The person with "bad luck" may get caught up in their negative emotions and what the current situation brings, allowing those emotions to take up space in their minds and/or bodies, blocking the opportunity for a change in outcome and sometimes causing them to get stuck in a pattern of misfortune. This is not to say that people with good luck don’t hold onto any emotions, just that it is less likely for them to hold onto negative emotions.  

    Holding onto emotions is commonly referred to as “baggage” and it takes space in our minds and in our physical bodies. By the age of 25 years old most all of us have a degree of emotional baggage from our life experiences. Holding emotional baggage can have lasting and sometimes permanent effects on our minds and bodies by causing physical disease. Similar to how the placebo effect works on the body for positive results, negative emotions can harm us and weaken our bodies leading to disease. There has been proven correlation with emotions and where it shows up in the body if not resolved or released. For example, anger weakens the liver, grief weakens the lungs, worry weakens the stomach, and fear weakens the kidneys. On the flip side, laughter reduces stress, smiles spreads happiness, and love brings peace and happiness which strengthens your mind and body. 

    Now having a better understanding on how our emotions affect us, how do we release the negative emotions and hold onto positive and more fulfilling emotions? Releasing old and negative emotions is a personal practice. There are numerous healing practices out there that aid in holistic health, balance and wellness. Meditation is a great way to clear and unclutter the mind. Yoga can help not only clear the mind because it is a moving meditation, but it can also aid in releasing any stuck emotions in the physical body. Reiki is another healing technique but it is more focused on releasing emotions for the physical body. I would recommend exploring what fits your personal style and needs. Each of these practices also have their own benefits. Trying any of the methods mentioned above is going to have positive benefits and there are many more methods and practices out there!

    Creating space in our minds and bodies creates space in our lives. When we create space in our lives we invite new opportunities and experiences. Maintaining positive emotions encourages those opportunities to be positive and uplifting ones. Keep in mind I’ve used these generic and over simplified examples to make it easier to understand how our emotions shape our reality and affect our health and well-being. This is just the beginning.  I invite you to explore what it means for you to create space in your life and see what letting go can bring into your life. Happy Spring cleaning!

  • 05/15/2017 5:15 PM | Brendan Gaughran

    What is Candida?

    There are a number of common misconceptions about candida; they are actually part of a healthy natural intestinal flora. But when conditions are right (or wrong in this case), candida can transform into a very harmful destructive fungus. This can lead to leaky gut, depression, joint pain, mood swings, acne and a host of other symptoms. One must remember that candida release over 180 chemicals into the body and more than 75 in the fungal form are toxic. See Signs of Candida Overgrowth below.

    Even Dr. Oz admits that candida is an under-diagnosed problem that negatively affects millions in the US.

    How did I get this?

    Often the causes are rather simple and take place over time. Anything taken that disrupts the natural intestinal flora can be the first step in allowing candida to reproduce in unhealthy numbers. For instance, taking antibiotics either for an infection or through the animals we eat, will remove much of the intestinal bacteria clearing an area for the fungus to breed. Some patients aren't aware that even prescriptions such as birth control pills can promote overgrowth of candida.

    The source of fuel for candida is sugar and complex carbohydrates. In the US, we consume 156 pounds of sugar annually. That's ten times the amounts we were ingesting just 100 years ago. This prime source of energy is fueling our candida growth problems.

    A weakened immune system, poor diet leading to poor nutrition, stress and hormone irregularities are also contributing factors. The medical community has recognized this as Candida Overgrowth Syndrome (COS).

    Leaky Gut Candida Connection

    For those suffering from leaky gut (where fissures or weakness in the gut allows particles to flow into the body) candida overgrowth is often the cause. This occurs when candida transitions to the fungal form and grow 'hyphae.' These long branches grow into and degrade the gut wall leading to leaky gut and in many cases the invading toxins overwhelm the body and causing health problems within the liver.

    Signs of Candida Overgrowth

    Because candida displaces the natural flora and negatively effects nutrition, it is the cause of many common disorders seen today. Surprising to some are all the neurological implications. Below we have named a few:

    • Digestive trouble - IBS, Constipation, Heartburn, Food sensitivities, ulcers, indigestion, food cravings
    • Swelling nasal passages - Sinusitis, secondary infection, Thrush
    • Female problems - Yeast infection, iron deficiency, reduces sex drive, Bladder infections, Infertility
    • Behavioral - Antisocial, Suicidal, Depression, anxiety, Irritability, Hyperactivity, Lack of impulse control
    • Mental - Brain fog, Dizziness, Poor memory, Headaches, adrenal fatigue
    • Immune problems - Too many to list
    • Skin & joint problems - Acne, rashes or hives, Joint pain

    Treatment: Starve & Kill

    The candida diet is a rather easy diet to outline, but can be difficult to follow. Believe it or not, candida has a direct line of communication through the vagus nerve to the brain. This accounts for much of the sugar and carb cravings we often get. Some consider this rather unnerving that some of our urges are being influenced by fungus.

    The first step in the candida diet is eliminating all sugar and carbs. The idea is to starve the candida and reduce its ability to reproduce.

    As was mentioned before, during the 'die off' candida will release over 75 toxins into the body. A person will often feel much worse before feeling better. This process is hazardous and really should be done along with a liver detox supplement.

    The best solution for ridding oneself of the harmful fungus is not a prescription. Nature provides the best solution for breaking up the cell wall and killing off candida.

    Here is a list of herbs that should be used: oregano, caprylic acid, aloe vera, anise, black walnut, wormwood, garlic, goldenseal

    Larch Arabinogalactan is often an overlooked ingredient, as it feeds the beneficial form of candida and they will outcompete the fungal form. These recommendations are from numerous physicians in the medical field.

    Many of these ingredients are found in premium candida supplement. For successful reduction of harmful candida, a variety of ingredients are necessary.

    It's also important that once someone is ridding one's body of candida, it's wise to take probiotics after the rebalancing has taken place. Remember, one of the main reasons why overgrowth occurs in the first place is because antibiotics left areas of the gut unoccupied, promoting the fungal form to flourish. Visit www.livermedic.com for more information.

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