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Those of us who have chosen to explore the Body Ecology Diet know from first-hand experience the effects of systemic Candida, immune sensitivity, and whole-body inflammatory response.
Let’s face it, the more you know about your own body, the more empowered you are.
Body Ecology's Vitality SuperGreen is a gut-healing superhero. It contains 10 times more glutamine than L-glutamine to strengthen the gut against toxic Candida.
As a consumer of food, pharmaceutical or botanical medications, treatment therapy, and dietary supplements, you have some choices to make. When making these choices, it is useful to have a basic understanding of what is happening in your own body.
There are many primary healthcare providers who do not yet understand how central diet is to health. You may even need to introduce the diet that you are on to your doctor, explaining the differences that you feel in your own body while on the Body Ecology Diet. Whether you have an autoimmune condition, frequent colds, general lethargy and brain fog, joint pain, or a skin condition, something led you to explore the connection between food and your body.
In his book, Biological Treatment for Autism and PDD, Dr. William Shaw explains how systemic yeast infection actually produces a toxin called gliotoxins:1
Glutathione (GSH) is the main intracellular thiol antioxidant.
Therefore, it protects sulfhydryl group proteins and also protects the body against free radical damage. Not only that, glutathione has been implicated in the TH1/TH2 cytokine response pattern.2,3 This means that pro-GSH molecules represent new therapeutic agents that support immune modulation.
Glutathione plays many protective roles in the body:
Here are a few more key points to remember:
Acetaldehyde comes from ethanol and is responsible for the feeling of a hangover after drinking.
It also is found in exhaust fumes from cars and in cigarette smoke. It is normally present in the body at small levels and easily converted to acetate to be used in cellular energy production. If there is too much acetaldehyde (for example, from Candida overgrowth or die-off) and/or a nutritional deficiency, toxicity develops.
If you have adequate amounts of glutamine, selenium, B3 (niacin), folic acid, B6, B12, iron, and the trace element molybdenum, acetaldehydes continue to be metabolized into acetate, which can be excreted or converted further into acetyl coenzyme A.
If these nutrients are in poor supply, acetaldehydes begin collecting in the body’s tissues:
Toxicity produced by Candida overgrowth creates a vicious cycle that is hard to break. If you find it difficult, and even impossible, to give up your daily sugar fix, toxic Candida byproducts could be to blame. While the outlook may seem bleak—restoring gut health and fighting Candida overgrowth can bring balance back to your body. Once the delicate balance of your inner ecology is restored, sugar cravings can subside.
You can beat sugar addiction by stopping Candida in its tracks—using three helpful tips:
Want a detox plan that really works? Our BE Clean program is a great starting point: Open up the detoxification pathways, streamline the cleansing process, and help your body lose weight.
The immune system is complex and sensitive. Proper nutrients are essential to maintaining the gut mucosal barrier and ensuring the smooth release of toxins from the body. Candida waste byproducts, such as gliotoxins and acetaldehyde, are implicated in a wide range of disorders like nutritional deficiency, depression and anxiety, brain fog and fatigue, autoimmune conditions, systemic inflammation, and weakened immune response.
If you have systemic Candida, then sugar really is like a drug. Acetaldehyde is the Candida byproduct that collects in the body's tissues and promotes addiction. This explains why you may find it almost impossible to give up sugar if you have systemic Candida overgrowth.
It is possible to kill two birds with one stone. You can curb Candida and reduce sugar cravings with three helpful tips:
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