OTHER SUPPORT STRATEGIES AND NUTRIENTS
Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE) Not grapeseed extract, which is a great source of antioxidants, but GSE, which is a powerful broad spectrum antimicrobial that works great in the GI tract. Add five or six drops of GSE to a glass of water, shake it up until it gets foamy, then drink it down. Do this morning and evening. Complete Thymic Formula (CTF) provides comprehensive nutritional support and restores integrity to the immune system. In cases of severe malabsorption, it makes sense to concentrate first on restoring proper digestion and rebuilding the integrity of the GI tract before starting CTF. Otherwise, start the CTF with the other products or as early as possible thereafter, always taken with food. Essential Omegas Omega-3 Fats are found in fish or cod liver oil and help rebuild the integrity of the gut. They also help control inflammation and are critical for immune system, cardiovascular and nervous system functioning. Vitamin B12 can be helpful in restoring energy levels, especially for those who have suffered from chronic poor digestion.
YEAST INFECTION IS A MODERN PLAGUE
The modern overuse of antibiotics and excessive carbohydrates in our diet has resulted in the progressive emergence of yeast infections. Some natural practitioners estimate that 70-80% of Americans are dealing with candidiasis or some form of fungal overgrowth. Chronic Rhinosinusitis (CRS) alone affects over 37 million Americans, making it more common than arthritis or high blood pressure. Most CRS patients, like virtually all sufferers of chronic yeast infection, are often caught up in an endless cycle of infection and secondary reinfection with repeated antibiotic and steroid exposures that lead to its diverse but familiar pattern of symptoms:
- Vaginal itching/burning/discharge
- Skin Disorders
- Brain Fog
- Chronic Fatigue
- Immune Suppression
- Sugar Cravings
- Indigestion and Reflux
IMPORTANCE OF DIET
Without a proper diet, there is virtually no hope of breaking out of the cycle of infection and reinfection. Basically, we need to eat what God has provided. a diet of veggies, fruits, nuts, seeds, and whole grains, while limiting meat and dairy and avoiding anything processed... especially refined carbs. Some specific lifestyle strategies to consider are: Give Up Sugar and Flour - You must stop the engine (refined sugar and flour) that feeds the vicious cycle. Yeast is very aggressive and resourceful; you must starve it out. Fruit should be avoided during the first month of recovery as even natural sources of sugar will serve as a food source for the yeast. Eat Lots of Vegetables - This normalizes your alkalinity, which Candida does not like. Drink Plenty of Pure, Clean Water - This helps your body clear toxins. Exercise Moderately - Moderate exercise and far infrared saunas help clear your body of toxins and wastes. Rebounding on a small trampoline is great exercise and it is the most effective way to move lymphatic fluid throughout the body.
You did not get into this situation overnight, so don't expect to get out of it overnight. Be patient and determined. As your digestive health returns, your energy levels will increase, as will your mental alertness and attitude. You will also be much better equipped to utilize all the wonderful nutrients and immune support offered in the Burgstiner Wellness Protocol.
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