This is overall healthy program that improves anyone’s health, as witnessed by these miraculous Success Stories because it provides the correct combination of nutrients (foods and supplements) that all Humans need to Heal Naturally according to Nature’s Laws on Health and Healing.
Your journey towards health begins by reading and learning.
Important articles and lists to print out as references:
- Curing Candida, How to Get Started, since it is important to start on this program slowly.
- Candida Diet Food List
- Candida Supplements – Description & Doses
- Candida Supplements Chart
- Calculate Protein, Fat & Carb Ratios, according to your height.
- Fitday.com – How to Use it, for step by step instructions for entering foods consumed into any kind of Nutritional Calculator.
You are invited to join Bee’s Candida Support Group where all of the discussions on health and this health program are happening, for support and to get answers to questions not covered in this article, however, it is very important to read this article first since this is a Self-Help Program, and there are many things to learn and understand before joining in the discussions and posting questions on the group.
Table of ContentsAll About Candida/Yeast/Fungi, Bacteria, Viruses, Parasites, etc.
- What is Candida and What Causes It?
- The “True” Causes of Candida/Yeast/Fungi, Bacteria, etc.
- False Information About Die–Off Symptoms & Herxheimer Reactions
- The Truth About Die–Off Symptoms & Herxheimer Reactions
- All “Good” Bacteria Are Not Friendly!
- Lack of Good Bacteria Does Not Cause Candida!
- The Body Itself Creates All Bugs as Needed
- Candida is “Not” Contagious
- Eliminate sugars of all kinds, including fruits & dairy products, except butter
- High–Carb Foods & Sugars Cause Insulin Resistance
- Eliminate Unnatural Fats & Oils, Soybean Products, and Processed Foods
- Eliminate foods high in carbohydrates
- Eliminate all grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes
- Eliminate as many sources of toxins as you can
- Protein from Meats & Eggs
- High Natural Fats & Oils
- Essential Fatty Acids
- Fat Soluble Vitamins
- Consume Low Carbohydrate Foods
- Take Basic Supplements
- Stomach Acid Problems
- How Foods Are Digested
- Improve Digestion with Foods
- How to Increase Stomach Acid
- Is Your Gallbladder Ready for Fats?
- How Long it Takes to Get Healthy
- Healing Reactions are Not Allergic Reactions
- Do Not Push or Overwhelm Your Body
- Simple Things to Help You
All About Candida/Yeast/Fungi, Bacteria, Viruses, Parasites, etc.
Before reading this you will need to clear your mind of everything you have learned about candida/yeast, bacteria, viruses, parasites, etc. so far. In fact you will learn why The Germ Theory of Disease is false.
That is because all of the information about candida/yeast, bacteria, viruses, parasites, etc. was fabricated (made up) by the medical and drug industries in order to purposely mislead people into believing that drugs like antibiotics, antifungals, vaccines, etc. would help them. However all of their information is totally false! Read How the Medical & Drug Industries Create their Sickness Business.
After the discovery of the first antibiotic, penicillin, the medical and drug industries had to create many words, terms, definitions, and explanations in order to justify using drugs to treat bugs that occur in the body, including:
- antibiotic, which means “against life.” The fact “is” antibiotic drugs are toxins (poisons) that force the body to react like it normally does to any other kinds of poison — see How Our Bodies React to Poisons (Toxins).
- antibacterial, which means “against bacteria,” which are actually drugs that are toxic and poisonous.
- antifungal, which means “against fungus,” which are actually drugs that are toxic and poisonous ‐ see Why Antifungals Are Not Needed.
- antiviral, which means “against viruses,” which are actually drugs that are toxic and poisonous.
- probiotic, which means “for life” ‐ see Why Probiotics Are Not Needed.
- die–off symptoms and Herxheimer reactions, “which are supposed to mean” what happens to the body when bacteria and fungi are killed off by antibiotics and antifungals — see False Information about Die–Off Symptoms & Herxheimer Reactions.
This meant they also had to create false information about the purpose and function of candida/fungi, bacteria, viruses, parasites, etc. by “claiming” they cause many diseases by producing toxins (poisons), and that you can “catch them” and they are contagious. However, all of that information is false! The fact is that candida/fungi, and bacteria produce enzymes in order to digest, change or neutralize poisons (toxins) in the body just like they do in all of Nature.
Nature’s typical example is a compost heap of rotting vegetable material. Bacteria, parasites, and fungus are automatically created in it in order to break it down, changing it into nutrient–rich dark soil. In other words, bacteria, fungus and bugs are Nature’s housekeepers. If Nature didn’t have such housekeepers this Planet would have been piled high with over 10 miles of garbage, dead bodies, leaves, trees, vegetable matter, etc. many years ago!
What is Candida and What Causes It?
Candida is a short name used to describe Candida Albicans, which is yeast or fungus that is created by the body. It can be created in any area of the body that needs it, which is also true for bacteria, and any other kinds of bugs.
The medical term for candida/yeast overgrowth is “candidiasis,” which means “an overgrowth of candida albicans in the body.” Candida albicans is a single–celled fungus that belongs to the vegetable kingdom, similar to their “cousins” the molds that occur in foods and in all of Nature such as the soil or a compost heap of garbage.
NOTE: Candida/fungi, bacteria, and all other kinds of bugs do not “cause” diseases as claimed, since they are created within the body and in all of Nature for very good purposes.
There are Five Primary Causes of ALL Failing Health, including the creation of bugs:
- Lack of the correct combination of nutrients that all humans need in order to be healthy — see Food Selection for Humans and Nutrients Required for Human Health and Healing.
- Lack of oxygen at a cellular level and/or the inability to utilize it.
- Accumulation of toxins, poisons, and natural waste products of the cells because of an inability of the body to detoxify like it should.
- Lowered vitality (energy) due to stress, shock, injury, emotional upsets, losses, relationship or financial worries, and being physically unhealthy.
- Poor “Nutritional Status” acquired from parents upon conception, i.e. nutritional deficiencies and/or imbalances that damage the sperm and/or egg (ovum).
Mother Nature provides many ways of dealing with poor health, as it does in the environment, soil, plants, and all animals, which is called “homeostasis” which means:
- The ability of an organism or a cell to regulate it’s internal conditions, usually by a system of feedback and controls, in order to stabilize health and functioning.
- The ability of the body or a cell to seek and maintain a condition of stability and health within its internal environment when dealing with internal or external changes or influences.
In humans, homeostasis regulates body temperature in an effort to maintain a normal body temperature around 98.6°. For example, we sweat to cool off in hot weather, and we shiver to produce heat in cold weather.
Homeostasis also ensures we have the energy necessary to act quickly and effectively to threats or danger by automatically switching over to our “fight/flight” nervous system.
Homeostasis is also involved when we do not consume nutrients needed for health, which means that the body must get the nutrients it needs to maintain it life from itself, called borrowing or robbing, i.e. protein from muscles, minerals from bones, etc. to ensure that vital organs like the heart can function properly.
Mother Nature was wise enough to provide our bodies with all of the resources, mechanisms, tools, feedback, etc. that are necessary in order to maintain our bodies’ homeostasis. This means that all diseases, symptoms, illnesses, malfunctioning organs, etc. that occur are evidence the body is utilizing it’s resources in order to maintain homeostasis. In other words, any changes the body makes are for its optimal survival, including the creation of bugs of any kind, such as bacteria, parasites, fungus (candida/yeast).
Many researchers and scientist throughout history have proved that germs, bacteria, fungus (including candida), cancer, etc. are the result of the poor condition of the body, and that the body itself creates them as needed. They proved the existence of a single micro–organism, or microbe, that is found everywhere in Nature, i.e. on rocks, plants, in soil, and in all animals and humans on Earth. Modern microscopes commonly used in the medical field today are not able to detect these microbes because they are too small. In order to see these microbes researchers who discovered them use special microscopes. For example, one researcher, Gaston Naessens, designed and built a microscope he called the “Somatoscope.”
Since these researchers existed at different times, they made their discoveries independent of each other, and this resulted in calling these tiny microbes by different names, including microzymas, protits, somatids, etc., but it is obvious they were all seeing the same “tiny dots” or “microbes”.
These microbes can be seen in human blood, emerging from red blood cells, and they can be seen changing into many different kinds of organisms. The ability to change into different forms is called “pleomorphism.” Pleomorphism means many forms; many or more (pleo–), forms or bodies (morph–), capable of changing from one type of organism into another. This is what modern scientists call mutation (changing) of bugs into antibiotic resistant forms.
Special microscopes showed such changes happening right before their eyes. [Note: Today’s live blood analysis can show similar details, but improperly prepared vein blood is used, and the results are totally mis–interpreted.] These researchers saw tiny microbes change into bacteria, and then the bacteria changed into fungus/yeast, and finally the fungus changed into cancer. Gaston Naessens called this tiny microbe a somatid (which means “tiny body”), and here is his diagram of the changes he saw happening in his microscope, called The Somatid Cycle of Life.
However, these changes not only take place inside our bodies, since they also occur everywhere in Nature:
“Everything under the sun degrades (decomposes), or breaks down, into different materials. Fallen leaves become compost, iron rusts, milk turns sour, and food rots. Just as light, heat, and moisture can degrade many materials, biotechnology relies on naturally occurring, living bacteria to perform similar functions. Some bacteria naturally breakdown chemicals and other wastes, including some hazardous materials because they produce digestive enzymes. Many scientists today are discovering the ability of bacteria and fungus to clean up the environment — here’s a couple of examples of their research:
- Chicken Manure Biodegrades Crude Oil In Contaminated Soil—Researchers in China have discovered that chicken manure [guano] can be used to biodegrade [break down] crude oil in contaminated soil. Writing in the International Journal of Environment and Pollution the team explains how bacteria in chicken manure [guano] break down 50% more crude oil than soil lacking the guano.
- Fungus Fights Air Pollution By Removing Sulfur From Crude Oil — Researchers in Iran are publishing what they describe as the first study on a fungus that can remove sulfur — a major source of air pollution — from crude oil more effectively than conventional refining methods.
The purpose of bacteria and fungus are to “clean up” garbage, toxins, waste, etc. found anywhere in Nature. As needed, they change into bacteria, and then into different kinds of bacteria, and into fungal forms like candida/yeast and cancer. To claim they are the “cause” of disease is like saying “flies cause manure piles,” or “firemen cause fires”.
To understand more about pleomorphism, see The Somatid Cycle of Life by Naessens, and look at live, moving and changing somatids (tiny mibrobes) in this video, Earth’s Tiniest Living Organisms: Somatids (Identify: Friend or Foe?).
Therefore, these researchers prove that the The Germ Theory of Disease is Not True. Theory means “to guess without having proof”. It is not a law like the Law of Gravity. The Law of Gravity is a law because it is consistent, repeatable, and observable, but the germ theory of disease is not consistent, repeatable, or observable.
Louis Pasteur is the author of the Germ Theory of Disease, yet he was proved to be a fraud and an impostor, who stole other researchers’ ideas and forced his beliefs on the medical community, as this article documents — You Cannot “Catch” Bugs, Germs, Bacteria or Candida/Fungi.
The Germ Theory of Disease claims that we can “catch” all kinds of fungi, bugs and germs. However, “IF that were true” we would ALL have ALL of the bugs/germs ALL of the time because they are everywhere! That means life on Earth could not have happened! It also means we could never get over a cold, flu, or any other illness “supposedly” caused by bugs/germs, since we would constantly be re-infecting ourselves.
When we are sick, it is we who suffer, and suffering is a cruel reality. However, the cause of our diseased condition is always within ourselves” according to Nature’s Fundamental Laws on Health and Living. Please note that the word disease means “not–at–ease”.
Pleomorphism also explains why germs mutate, changing into stronger ones that become resistant to antibiotic drugs, that the medical industry is always talking about. This also contradicts (opposes) their own belief in monomorphism, which means one (mono–) body or form of each kind of bug/germ. The truth is, any fungi, germs and bacteria can, and do, change into other forms, as proved by many reputable researchers, scientists and doctors since the early 1800s, including Antoine Béchamp, Gaston Naessens, Raymond Royal Rife, Gunther Enderlein, and others.
The “True” Causes of Candida/Yeast/Fungi, Bacteria, etc.
Therefore, the “true” cause of candida makes more sense, since the body itself creates candida/yeast in order to clean itself up, help heal damaged or injured areas, to digest indigestible food in the colon, and to eliminate, change, or neutralize toxins and poisons. This happens within each person’s body independent of anyone else or any outside influences or sources, which also disproves the “claim” that candida or other bugs are contagious!
It is like the manure pile and the flies, with the manure pile representing the poor condition of the body, and the flies representing bacteria, candida/fungus or cancer. The only way to get rid of the flies is to clean up the manure pile, i.e. improve the condition and health of the body so it is able to detoxify and heal itself like it should. The manure pile does not go away by killing off the flies, and the we also cannot kill off bacteria, candida or cancer that are created by our own bodies for good purposes. Instead we must get healthy so our bodies do not need to create candida, fungi, bacteria, bugs, etc.
Think about it: How can a disease, illness, symptom, malfunctioning organ, etc. cause itself? The poor condition of the body is the reason for all failing health, including candida/fungi, bacteria, viruses, cancer, etc.
False Information About Die–Off Symptoms & Herxheimer Reactions
For the complete article see False Information About Die-Off Symptoms & Herxheimer Reactions. The term “die-off symptoms” is commonly used to describe symptoms and reactions that occur when large numbers of candida/fungi, bacteria or other pathogens (disease causing bugs) are killed off in the body that releases high numbers of toxins into the system at one time because they are being killed off by antibiotic, antibacterial, antiviral or antifungal drugs and non-drug natural substances such as garlic, oil of oregano, coconut oil, grapefruit seed extract, olive leaf extract, goldenseal herb, Pau d’arco tea, etc.
Such symptoms are described as “flu-like” symptoms, however, “flu-like” symptoms are actually cleansing reactions created “as needed” by the body to protect itself from the effects of poisons/toxins, i.e. to detoxify itself, see How Our Bodies React to Poison (Toxins) for the list of symptoms and reactions.
Also “die-off symptoms” are called “Herxheimer reactions”, also called Herx reactions. However, die-off symptoms and “Herxheimer reactions” “assume” that the Germ Theory of Disease is true, so the medical field had to fabricate (make up) such terms in order to make us believe their drugs were actually killing off bugs, however, that isn’t at all true!
The term “Herxheimer reaction” was fabricated by Karl Herxheimer (1861-1942) and Adolf Jarisch (1850-1902), also known as the “Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction.” The reason the term was created was to describe what occurs when large quantities of toxins are released into the body as viruses, bacteria, candida, etc. die-off when treated by antibiotics or antifungal drugs, etc. that “supposedly” kills them off.
“They claim” antibiotics cause bugs to die, i.e. kill them off, which causes them to release large numbers of toxins faster than the body can remove the toxins by natural detoxification processes. They also claim: “Such reactions includes fever, chills, headache, muscle pain, cold-like and flu-like symptoms with increased mucus, and an increase in skin rashes and eruptions.”
But note this! They also say “The intensity of the reaction reflects the intensity of inflammation present.” NOTE: That statement is your biggest clue to the truth! The truth IS Inflammation and Infection are Natural Healing Processes created by the body in order to heal and detoxify itself!
The Truth About Die-Off Symptoms & Herxheimer Reactions
The truth is that die–off symptoms and Herxheimer Reactions are not caused by bugs being killed off or dying. What is actually happening in the body is in the statement above, i.e. “The intensity of the reaction reflects the intensity of inflammation present.” The fact IS that inflammation is a natural process created by the body in order to heal and detoxify itself.
Such symptoms and reactions are “NOT caused” by killing off bugs at all. They are created by the body in response to toxins/poisons like it reacts to any kinds of toxins or poisons, therefore such reactions are because of being poisoned!
The body creates symptoms and reactions (inflammation) in response to all toxins/poisons, i.e. drugs, over-the-counter medicines, vaccines, mercury fillings in teeth, heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides, and chemicals in foods, personal care and cleaning products, etc.
In other words, the body works towards minimizing the damage caused by toxins/poisons such as antibiotics and other drugs by creating inflammation in order to protect itself and minimize the toxic effects of poisons.
All “Good” Bacteria Are Not Friendly!
Bacteria, bugs, fungi, etc. are created everywhere in Nature, just like they are created in our bodies and all other bodies, plants, soil, etc. on Earth. One of the purposes of bugs is to ferment (break down) and change substances. For example: Bacteria, fungi, bugs, worms, etc. are automatically created in a compost heap of decayed and rotting vegetable matter, leaves, and other organic matter, that changes it into black nutrient–rich soil. Other examples of bacterial fermentation are in the making of cheese, yogurt, beer, wine, alcoholic beverages, etc.
What about probiotics, that are supposed to be “good” or “friendly” bacteria? One of the most common probiotics found in yogurt, cheese and supplements is called Lactobacillus Acidophilus, which is one of the “supposedly” good bacteria in the body. However, Lactobacillus Acidophilus is one of the bacteria created in the mouth that causes Dental Plaque. Dental plaque is what we are trying to brush off of our teeth and it causes Dental Caries (tooth decay/cavities), and gum disease such as Gingivitis and Periodontal Disease. Acids produced by these bacteria in the mouth break down, or demineralize, enamel, dentin, and cementum (similar to bone, which covers the roots). So the question is, how can Lactobacillus Acidophilus be “good bacteria” when it causes such damage?
The major clue to problems with probiotics is in Dr. Weston A. Price’s book Nutrition and Physical Degeneration. Dr. Price was a very precise researcher, who did careful testing of saliva from people’s mouths (before and after providing healthy nutrition). He also took x–rays, counted cavities, measured the depth of cavities, etc., and he also did tests on food samples for their nutrient content. He tested many kinds of foods and diets of isolated people throughout the World that he researched, as well as counting cavities, etc.. In fact he tested over 20,000 saliva samples in his laboratory in Cleveland, Ohio.
Dr. Weston A. Price (1870-1948) was a Cleveland dentist, who decided to embark on a series of unique investigations that would engage his attention and energies for the next ten years. Price was disturbed by what he found when he looked into the mouths of his patients. Rarely did an examination of an adult client reveal anything but rampant tooth decay, often accompanied by serious problems elsewhere in the body such as arthritis, osteoporosis, diabetes, intestinal complaints and chronic fatigue. (They called it neurasthenia in Price’s day.) Here’s more information about Dr. Weston A. Price and his work.
But it was the dentition of younger patients that gave him most cause for concern. He observed that crowded, crooked teeth were becoming more and more common, along with what Price called “facial deformities”, i.e. overbites, narrowed faces, underdevelopment of the nose, lack of well-defined cheekbones and pinched nostrils. Such children invariably suffered from one or more complaints that sound all too familiar to mothers of the 1990s: frequent infections, allergies, anemia, asthma, poor vision, lack of coordination, fatigue and behavioral problems. Price did not believe that such “physical degeneration” was God’s plan for mankind. He was rather inclined to believe that the creator intended physical perfection for all human beings, and that children should grow up free of ailments.
Dr. Price’s book documents his 10 year journey to many isolated groups throughout the World which includes many photographs. Chapters 1-21 of Dr. Weston A. Price’s book Nutrition and Physical Degeneration are available online, but it is missing Chapters 22-28.
On page 432 of his book Dr. Price writes about a girl who had 42 cavities and was put on a nutritious diet that he prescribed, along with 1/2 teaspoon of a high vitamin A butter oil mixed with 1/2 teaspoon of a very high–vitamin cod liver oil. Dr. Price writes: “Important light is thrown on this case by both the chemical analysis of the saliva and the bacterial count. The inorganic phosphorus (a mineral found in meats and eggs) of the saliva . . . was changed from +19.1 to -29.5. The bacterial count change for L. acidophilous was from 680,000 to none.” [Note: In a previous paragraph he explains that phosphorus needed for teeth and bones “is higher” in the saliva of people with cavities and who have poor health.]
Dr. Price’s prescribed a nutrition plan that included an increase in activator X (vitamin K2), vitamin A, a reduction in carbohydrates, and an increase in mineral-providing foods. Before the change in nutrition, when tooth decay was considered active, L. acidophilous averaged 323,000 colonies per cubic centimeter of saliva, and after treatment, it averaged 15,000.
On page 436, Figure 139, he illustrates six typical cases under the influence of his reinforced diet, when the inorganic phosphorus [a mineral found in meats and eggs] factor changes from an average of +11.5 to -13.9 and L. acidophilous count fell from 323,000 to 15,000.
Dr. Price’s information begs the question: If “good” bacteria, like L. acidophilous, are so important for health then why do people who get proper nutrition as Dr. Price provided, have less L. acidophilous in their saliva? That means we need to question the role that “supposedly” friendly, or good, bacteria play in the body, and how and why the body creates such bacteria.
Many references state that L. acidophilous is a lactic acid producing bacteria that causes tooth decay, and mouth and gum diseases. Please note that the acidic form of lactate, lactic acid, cannot be formed under normal circumstances in human tissues. That makes one wonder whether “so–called” friendly bacteria, like L. acidophilous, are created by the body, just like it creates bacteria, candida/fungus, etc., in order to handle a non–optimal health condition.
Under conditions of “excess glucose” and “limited oxygen” the body needs lactic acid in its acidic form, in order to increase the body’s production of hydrogen peroxide which is an oxgenating substance. Lactic acid bacteria is usually found in decomposing plants and lactic products, and it produces lactic acid as the major end–product of glucose/carb fermentation, which is the acidic form of lactic acid. Therefore friendly bacteria actually create an acidic environment.
This, in addition to the fact that a healthy small and large intestine are alkaline. Only the stomach is acid. When stomach acid increases enough it stops the digestion of carbs which begins in the mouth and continues carb digestion in the small intestines. Stomach acid mainly digests protein.
The mouth produces enzymes that start digestion of carbs which can only work in an alkaline environment, so the mouth needs to be alkaline. When Dr. Price wrote that L. acidophilus was drastically lower in the mouth of people who were properly nourished it makes perfect sense. The mouth creates more mucus in order to minimize the damaging effects of substances like sugars/carbs and toxins on the teeth (hardened mucus is called plaque). Mucus contains bacteria, like Lactobacillus Acidophilus in order to break down such substances and it produces lactic and other acids that cause cavities, gum disease, etc.
As the food empties out of the stomach into the first part of the small intestines, called the duodenum, IF the pancreas detects the mixture contains enough fluids and stomach acid it is able to do its job. First the pancreas must make the mixture alkaline, so it pours lots of bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) onto the mixture. Then the pancreas produces digestive enzymes to digest protein, carbs and fats. Pancreatic enzymes only work on an alkaline mixture, just like enzymes in the mouth, therefore, doesn’t it stand to reason that if the small and large intestines are not alkaline they are not able to digest foods like they should?
Some claim friendly bacteria found in the small and large intestines are acid–forming bacteria called lactobacteria, and include various species belonging to larger groupings named Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium and Streptococcus. The two most important species are considered to be Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium bifidus. If that is true, such bacteria would make the small intestines acidic, which means all digestive enzymes produced by the pancreas and small intestines would be inactivated, so digestion would be very poor. Therefore the presence of such bacteria in the small and large intestines means poor digestion, similar to those bacteria in the mouth, which it means the person’s overall health is very poor.
Since probiotics (bugs) in supplements or foods like yogurt or sauerkraut are mostly protein, and also contain carbs and fats, they would be digested the same way any other protein, fat and carbs are digested, such as an insect. That’s why some companies make enteric coated capsules. An enteric coating is applied to oral medication that controls where it will be absorbed in the digestive system. Enteric refers to the small intestine, therefore enteric coatings prevent release of a supplement or medication before it reaches the small intestine.
Most enteric coatings do not break down in the highly acidic environment of the stomach, but they rapidly break down in the alkaline environment in the small intestine. Materials used for enteric coatings include fatty acids, waxes, shellac, plastics, and plant fibers. Fatty acids are digested in the small intestines, while waxes, shellac, plastic, and plant fibers would arrive at the large intestines as undigestible materials.
However, the small intestines does not require bacteria in order to digest protein, fat and carbs, since it produces many powerful digestive enzymes for that purpose. Very little is left of foods at the end of the small intestine, which mainly consists of undigestible carb fibers (cellulose), undigestible sugars, residues of secretions, dead cells (the intestinal lining regenerates itself every 4–5 days, so there’s a lot of dead cells), and water.
The human digestive system cannot break down (digest) fibers, which are the cell walls of all plant foods, like animals who are designed to consume plant foods, called herbivores. Herbivores like cows and sheep have teeth for grinding up plant foods, and digestive systems containing billions of bacteria, fungus and bugs that break down plant cell walls (cellulose) releasing the nutrients inside. That’s why herbivores produce a lot of gas, and since they only consume carbs/sugars they are fat and bloated. For more details see Comparison Between the Digestive Tracts of a Carnivore, a Herbivore and Man.
If humans consume raw plant foods they arrive at the end of the small intestines undigested. This forces the large intestines to create bacteria, candida/ fungi, etc. in order to break them down. Bacteria, fungi and other bugs produce digestive enzymes capable of breaking down fibres, undigestible sugars, and other undigestible materials. Fungus like candida are also capable of changing heavy metals into less toxic substances so they are less damaging. This means the colon is changed into a fermentation chamber that creates a lot of gas, bloating, and many other digestive problems and diseases.
It is well–known that inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s Disease (inflammation and diarrhea of the large intestines), etc. are because the intestines has more mucus, called biofilms, created by micro–organisms, including bacteria and yeast/fungi, just like bioflims are formed in other areas of the body, and in Nature. Fermentation also makes the large intestines acidic, when it is needs to be alkaline so it can perform its many important functions.
The large intestines is where probiotics are “supposedly” needed. However, it is highly unlikely probiotics could arrive intact and unchanged though the stomach and 24 feet of small intestines in order to populate the large intestines with live active bacteria. If the enteric coated capsule arrive in the large intestines intact it will be an undigestible material too, which means bacteria, parasites or fungus/candida must be created in order to break it down.
The main functions of the large intestines are to absorb water from the remaining indigestible food matter, to break down undigestible material, and to pass useless waste material from the body. The intestinal lining regenerates itself every 4–5 days so stools will contain a lot of dead cells, including dead cells sent to the large intestines from other areas of the body.
The literature is loaded with information that the small and large intestines “supposedly” contain “good bacteria” which are healthy. If that were true then those good bacteria would make the intestines acidic, which interferes with digestion instead of aiding it. Like the mouth, such “good bacteria” in the intestines is a sign of poor health due to an excess of glucose (sugar), lack of oxygen and mostly because of indigestible carbs (plant foods) that humans are not able to digest.
Therefore, it is only logical that “good bacteria” (probiotics) are created by the body when they are necessary, just like it creates bacteria, parasites, fungus like candida (yeast), etc. in order to clean itself up of toxins. But that idea is totally foreign to people today who do not understand that The Germ Theory of Disease is Not True.
The bottom line is, that our bodies are smart enough to balance out all nutrients, hormones, water, etc. levels if we treat them according to Nature’s Laws on Health and Healing by obtaining all of the nutrients that are necessary for human health, and by eliminating toxins and damaging foods.
Lack of Good Bacteria Does Not Cause Candida!
Most information on candida states that candida starts overgrowing when “good bacteria,” called probiotics, in the body are wiped out by antibiotics, which allows room so candida can take over. However that is not true! Antibiotics are toxic and poisonous, and just like any other toxins, including drugs, mercury in dental fillings, chemicals added to foods, chemical fertilizers, etc. they are damaging to human health. When toxins are present the body must defend itself by minimizing their effects and damage, and it does this by creating inflammation and infection, with and without bugs, in order to eliminate and/or change them into less toxic substances by detoxifying them.
Bugs do this just like they do everywhere in Nature, i.e. by consuming toxins, neutralizing them (make them less toxic), and by changing them into less toxic substances that can be eliminated.
The body’s first response to toxins is to create substances to neutralize (make toxins less toxic) and to eliminate them. The medical community calls this response viruses. However viruses are not actually bugs as the medical field tries to make us believe. Viruses are actually substances created by the body itself in order to neutralize and eliminate toxins. However medical treatments (drugs, antibiotics, surgery, etc.) are all based upon The Germ Theory of Disease, that germs, viruses, bacteria, fungus and cancer “cause” diseases, which is not at all true, since toxins and the poor condition of the body cause diseases.
The Germ Theory of Disease states that we “catch” all bugs. However, “IF that were true” we would ALL have ALL of the bugs ALL of the time because they are everywhere! That means life on Earth could not have happened! We would also never be able to get over a cold, flu, or any other disease where bugs are present, since we would constantly be re–infecting ourselves.
The Body Itself Creates All Bugs as NeededThis is what Antonie Bechamp (1816-1908) writes in his book on pleomorphism The Third Element of The Blood:
Page 1: “As a blood smear slide ages over one to two days, organisms literally can be seen wiggling out of the red blood cells, organisms that change into more degenerate and pathological forms as the process proceeds. When the rotting or putrefaction process is over, when there is nothing more for the newly formed viruses, bacteria and fungi to eat, they all break apart again, disappear, and turn back into the “little dots” they came from, called microzymas. They eat themselves and are reborn . . .”
Note: Other researchers independently discovered those same organisms in the cells, and called them different names. Gunther Enderlein called them protits, and Gaston Naessens called them somatids.
Page 2: “It is only in illness that they [bugs] become agents of fermentation. The waste or byproducts of these bacteria and other organisms are alcohol, CO2 lactic acid, vinegar, etc. that are produced in such processes.”
Page 3: “Mycrozymas isolated from a mammoth frozen more than 50,000 years ago were shown to spontaneously show life again and begin fermentation in sugar solutions. . . . the internal milieu, . . . determines what form the mycrozymas take, i.e. whether they are good guys or not so good. The ‘good guys’ turn into the cells that regenerate the body, organ specific mycrozymas. The not so good guys are the protits that go in the direction of fermentation and putrefaction.”
Page 5: “The essential biological characteristics of the microzymas is that they are creators of cellules (cells) by synthesis and of virioniens (viruses, bacteria, fungi) by pleomorphism.”
Synthesis means a combination of two or more things that together form something new.
Pleomorphism means the ability of bacteria to change their shape dramatically or to exist in a number of forms, i.e. changing from a virus into bacteria, and changing of bacteria into fungus.”
This and many other similar references are evidence that probiotic supplements are not healthy, and it is unmistakable, since probiotics are only formed by the body under certain conditions. Those conditions are mainly due to: 1) undigested fibers (intact cell walls of all plant foods, i.e. carbs) that humans are incapable of digesting, 2) injury, and 3) toxins.
Animals like cows and sheep, who are herbivores (consume only plant foods), have digestive systems that contain billions of bacteria and protozoa (one-celled animals) that break down (digest) the cellulose cell walls into cellobiose to begin the process of releasing the nutrients inside. That is why herbivores produce lots of gas, and because they consume only carbs (plant foods) they are fat and bloated. For more details see Comparison Between the Digestive Tracts of a Carnivore, a Herbivore and Man, Introduction.
Candida Is “Not” Contagious
Therefore, germs, viruses, bacteria, candida/fungus, and even cancer cannot be contagious. That is because they are created in an unhealthy body in order to clean itself up of toxins and damaging substances. That’s why it is not possible to “catch” them from any outside source or from another person, anymore than you can catch someone else’s nutrient imbalances or their broken finger.
In The Third Element of The Blood, Antonie Bechamp writes: “It is the same with animals. It is not the inoculated organisms which multiply, but their presence and the liquid which saturates them causes a change in the surrounding medium which enables the normal microzymas of the organism to evolve in a diseased manner, either reaching or not reaching the state of a bacterium. The disease is not the consequence of the new mode of being of the normal microzymas; the fever which ensues is only the result of this new method of functioning and of the effort of the organism to rid itself of the products of an abnormal fermentation and disassimilation, while inducing a return of the diseased microzymas to the physiological condition.
Also babies do not catch candida from the birth canal, as claimed, since they acquire their failing health upon conception because of their parents poor “nutritional status”, as Dr. Price writes in Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, Chapter 21 Practical application of primitive wisdom [primitive refers to nonindustrial society or culture]:
“Of the many problems on which the experience of the primitive races can throw light, probably none is more pressing than practical procedures for improving child life. Since this has been shown to be largely dependent upon the architectural design, as determined by the health of the parental germ cells [DNA/genes upon conception], and by the prenatal environment of the child, the program that is to be successful must begin early enough to obviate [to anticipate and prevent or eliminate] by effective measures these various disturbing forces.
The normal determining factors that are of hereditary origin may be interrupted in a given generation but need not become fixed [unchanging] characteristics in the future generations. This question of parental nutrition, accordingly, constitutes a fundamental determining factor in the health and physical perfection of the offspring. This means that if either parent has failing health the baby will also have failing health.
The “Truth” About Health & Longevity
Physical Health is defined as:
- a state of physical well-being that is free of dis-ease, disorders, malfunctions, pain or weakness
- a physical state of being in which all of the parts and organs are sound and functioning normally, and in proper condition
- the condition of the body and its various parts and functions are normal and efficient so as to prolong life
The medical industry claims people are living longer today due to improved medical science, hygiene (cleanliness), sanitation, pure water, vaccines, etc. than they were before. However evidence proves that is not true! An astute member of the Weston A. Price Foundation discovered some interesting statistics about U.S. centenarians [people who are 100 years of age or older] compared to total population —see Are We Really Living Longer? From a video segment recently aired on Nova [2007 population 306 million], we learn that as of 2007 only one in 10,000 Americans will live to age 100 [0.33% of the total population].
US census data indicates that in 1990, there were an estimated 37,306 centenarians out of 248,709,873 . . . [or 1.5% of the total population]. According to numbers compiled at the University of Virginia, in 1830 there were 2,600 centenarians out of 12,866,020 people, or . . .[or 2.02% of the total population].
Summary by Year
- 2007: 0.33% of total population were 100 years of age or more
- 1990: 1.50% of total population were 100 years of age or more
- 1830: 2.02% of total population were 100 years of age or more
There is also a wonderful story of the longevity of Ethiopians, Fifth Century B.C. in Life Without Bread, by Christian Allan, Ph.D. and Wolfgang Lutz, M.D., page 10:
“Observations recorded throughout modern history reflect the benefits of low-carbohydrate nutrition. Herodotus [an ancient Greek historian] tells of the meeting between a Persian delegation and the King of Ethiopia in the fifth century B.C., and of the curiosity of the Ethiopian king concerning Cambyses, the Persian king.
Finally [the Ethiopian king] came to the wine and, having learnt the process of its manufacture, drank some and found it delicious; then, for a last question, he asked what the Persian king ate and what was the greatest age that Persians could attain.
Getting in reply an account of the nature and cultivation of wheat, and hearing that the Persian king ate bread, and that people in Persia did not commonly live beyond eighty, he said he was not surprised that anyone who ate dung should die so soon, adding that the Persians would doubtlessly die younger still, if they did not keep themselves going with that drink—and here he pointed to the wine—the one thing in which he admitted the superiority of the Persians.
The Persians, in their turn, asked the Ethiopian king how long the Ethiopians lived and what they ate, and were told that most of them lived to be 120, and some even more, and that they ate boiled meat and drank milk.”
Here’s an excellent article that also refutes claims that people are living longer today,see The Life Expectancies, by J.I. Rodale.
Disease Processes Versus Healing Processes
Actually every disease is the result of poor health, and it is simply “a sign” that something is not right, that Natural Healers called them “warnings from nature”.
In fact all disease processes are exactly the same as natural healing processes that the body itself creates, with only one difference. When our bodies get the correct combination of nutrients they need, and when toxins and damaging foods are eliminated, they become able to progress towards health, reversing the disease processes, by detoxifying, repairing and rebuilding all cells and tissues.
To this day the medical industry continues labeling each and every “sign of Nature” that something is wrong with complicated separate disease names. Their unending lists are becoming more and more complex and tangled in mystery, which makes people follow them like sheep to the slaughter. In fact many physicians today deny the body can heal itself and that only their treatments help, i.e. drugs, surgery and radiation, so they are simply poisoning, slashing and burning our bodies in the name of health! In fact the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations state that only a drug can diagnose, treat or cure any disease! That is insane because a drug is a thing!
The truth is each and every sign, symptom, disease, organ malfunction, reaction, etc. is evidence the body is working hard at maintaining its health in spite of poor nutrition, toxins, stress, etc., since healing symptoms and reactions are exactly the same as disease symptoms and reactions,see Nature’s Laws on Health, Nature Needs No Remedy, and Inflammation and Infection are Natural Healing Processes.
Lack of “Proper Nutrition” and Oxygen Damages Health
Poor nutrition is one of the major causes of poor health today because it weakens every cell in the body. Today’s standard diet lacks the necessary nutrients to maintain health since it contains so many nutrient-devoid foods. It is loaded with sugars, high carbohydrate foods, man-made “unnatural” oils and fats (margarine, Crisco, Mazola oil, Canola oil, etc., which includes all vegetables oils except extra virgin olive oil), white flour products, improperly prepared grains, nuts and seeds, processed foods, food additives, preservatives, pesticides, heavy metals, and many other chemicals. Sugars and high–carbohydrate foods and drugs are the biggest contributors to poor health.
The average person living in the Western world consumes about 125 pounds of refined table sugar every year and a diet that is very high in carbohydrates, as documented in Gary Taubes book Good Calories, Bad Calories. It has been known for centuries that starches and sugars contribute to poor health which is documented by William Dufty in his book Sugar Blues.
Our high consumption of sugar, carbs and nutrient-devoid foods has been greatly influenced by the food industry. Even Government food guides are developed by vested interests like the food industry, in order to sell their nutrient-devoid chemically laden foods. Their main motivation is money! The food industry would have us convinced that we should restrict our eating to only dead foods that have no nutritional value whatsoever!
Real foods are foods that can be grown and raised naturally. If a food item did not exist prior to industrialization it is not real food! Every year the food industry spends millions of dollars lobbying for laws so they can save time and money processing and storing foods, by approving chemical preservatives, additives, coloring agents, foaming agents, binders, thickeners, stabilizers, emulsifiers, and many other chemicals in our food supply.
These laws benefit the food industry by preserving foods so they can be shipped over thousands of miles, and have a long shelf life, so they will lose less money due to spoilage. But this means foods are stripped of nutrients, damaged by toxic chemicals, hydrogenation, and pasteurization that cannot support health. “If insects cannot live off of the food neither can humans.” Meanwhile most of our food supply is grown on soil that is sadly depleted of life–giving nutrients.Irradiated & Microwaved Foods Damage Health
Some laws allow the food industry to kill foods by irradiation, a process where foods are exposed to high levels of radiation in order to extend shelf life (irradiation is the same as microwaving foods or drinks). However, in certain cases companies are not required by law to label such foods, and the current permissible radiation dosage is about 200 million times greater than a chest x-ray.
Radiation breaks up the molecular structure of the food and creates a whole new set of chemicals known as “unique radiolytic products” (URPs). These URPs include benzene, formaldehyde and a host of known mutagens (capable of inducing mutation and damage) and carcinogens (capable of inducing cancer). Irradiation kills nutrients and effectively renders the food “dead,” which makes them totally useless to your body.
Hundred’s of tests prove irradiated foods are damaging to humans. Short–term studies were done on children in India and blood tests showed chromosomal (genes/DNA) damage to the children after 6 weeks. Short-term tests were done on dogs using irradiated beef; the dogs ended up with enlarged spleens and swollen lymph nodes.
Other studies, including those done under contract for the U.S. Government, indicate the possibility of cell destruction, kidney disease, cardiac thrombus (a clot that forms in one of the chambers of the heart), damage to the testicles, and fibroplasias (the formation of fibrous tissue).
Toxins and Poisons Damage Health
Toxins cause all cell membranes (outer cover of cells, enclosure) in the body to go rigid/stiff, including white and red blood cells. Flexibility of the cell membrane is very important for the functioning of cells, which allows nutrients, hormones, water, etc. to go in, and the natural waste products of the cells to go out so they can be eliminated, as well as other important activities that need to take place. For example: cells intake oxygen and get rid of carbon dioxide that is breathed out through the lungs: in with the bad air and out with the good air.
Red blood cells carry oxygen throughout the body and must be flexible enough to squeeze down to about one-seventh their normal size in order to get into the body’s tiny capillaries. When red blood cells are stiff the transport of life-giving oxygen to all the tissues and organs is impaired. This causes tissues and organs throughout the body to lose their ability to function like they should, which is one of the reasons unhealthy people have cold hands and feet.
There’s more. Defective cell membranes can interfere with the ability of glucose (blood sugar) to penetrate the cells, a job normally accomplished with the help of insulin. When cell membranes are damaged insulin has trouble doing its job. This causes low blood sugar levels (hypoglycaemia; also called insulin reaction) resulting in low energy, light headedness, and sometimes even a coma. This also overworks the pancreas which produces insulin, causing it to dysfunction as well.
A hormone is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the body. In other words, hormones are chemical messengers that transport a signal from one cell to another. They also perform specific biochemical functions. For example, if you cut yourself, growth hormone signals are sent out to repair and replace tissues. There are two types of hormones in the body:
- Anabolic hormones that involve anabolic processes (anabolism), build molecules, tissues and even organs in the body, which includes sex hormones, insulin, and growth hormones produced in the pituitary gland in the head which are responsible for tissues repair, cell regeneration, and building new tissues as needed.
- Catabolic hormones that involve catabolic processes (canabolism), break down substances into simpler ones, which include thyroid hormones which function as general stimulators of many cellular reactions, hormones produced by the adrenal glands such as cortisol, and others.
The body always strives to balance out its anabolic and catabolic processes, however when it is unhealthy it is not as able to, as it can when it is healthy.
Also toxins, including birth control pills, drugs, antibiotics, etc. make all of the body’s cell membranes stiff/rigid, which means any organs or tissues involved in producing hormones are not as able to do their job (function normally), and hormones that may be produced are not as able to get into stiff/rigid cells where they are needed to do their job. Such hormones include thyroid, estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and many others, even those that regulate digestion, release digestive juices, maintain temperature, etc.
Nutrients such as potassium, calcium, and other minerals also have trouble getting into rigid cell walls. This can result in fluid retention, electrolyte (minerals) imbalances, and many other health problems. In fact every nutrient required by the body will have difficulty getting into rigid/stiff cells throughout the body, including protein (amino acids), fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and even water. Rigid cells are also not as able to get rid of their natural waste products and regulate water balance.
Drugs are Toxic (Poisonous)
No one ever gets sick from a lack of drugs. Any and all diseases and illnesses are mainly caused by a lack of “proper nutrition” and an overload of toxins. One of the major sources of toxins are drugs, including over–the–counter medicines, birth control pills, hormone replacement therapy and other hormones, blood pressure lowering drugs, pain killers, antidepressants, etc. which are all extremely toxic and poisonous to the body.
Drugs can only be legalized by the FDA (Food & Drug Administration), however the FDA relies on drug company studies and research, and a significant portion of their budget is funded by the very companies they are supposedly regulating. That means we are paying our own government, that is supposed to protect us, to actually make us sicker or kill us with drugs.
Senator Grassley stated that “things that go on in the FDA don’t really protect the consumer.” Moreover, the FDA, in Senator Grassley’s opinion, doesn’t deserve the automatic “seal of approval” it possesses when it comes to drugs.
Representative Joe Barton, Texas, stated “prescription drugs approved by the FDA should keep you out of the hospital, not send you to one.”
Prescription drugs supposedly taken for medical reasons often have no true medical function, like Ritalin, which is mainly used to keep children docile, and statin drugs to lower cholesterol, which treat symptoms but not actual health problems. That in addition to the fact that many prescription drugs are addictive, and they kill more people each year than all illegal drugs combined.
The real factor that determines whether a drug is legal or whether it is banned is not safety, addiction or medical function, but whether they cut into the medical and drug companies’ or government’s profits. Sometimes substances are banned in some forms but not others, i.e. Ephedra was banned when found in the unpatentable Chinese herb ma huang, but legal when found in profitable Sudafed and cold medicines. It’s all about the money!
The truth is the current system produces a well–organized system for manufacturing, promoting, delivering, and selling deadly, addictive drugs, in order to create corporate profits and tax revenues. “Follow the money! What a sad state of affairs that is! Read How the Medical & Drug Industries Create their Sickness Business and How Our Bodies React to Poisons (Toxins).
Vaccines Are Toxic (Poisonous)
Vaccines are based upon the “antibody theory” and the “germ theory of disease.” Both of these theories are totally false. First of all you cannot and do not “catch” germs, bacteria or viruses, nor can you “catch” candida overgrowth or cancer. The following text disproves the “Germ Theory of Disease” as promoted by the medical industry today, which was started by Louis Pasteur in the early 1800s.
Louis Pasteur was a French microbiologist and chemist, born on December 27, 1822 in Dole, in the region of Jura, France. His discovery that most infectious diseases are caused by germs, known as the “germ theory of disease,” became the foundation for the science of microbiology, and a cornerstone of modern medicine.
“Pasteur also developed ‘pasteurization’, which was named after him. Pasteurization is a process by which harmful microbes in perishable food products are destroyed using heat, without destroying the food.” However, this is not true. Pasteurization damages food by destroying natural enzymes and nutrients in them.
However, Louis Pasteur was not an honest creditable individual. If you look back into the history of the medical profession and the various ideas regarding the cause of disease that were held by leading physicians before Pasteur first declared his notorious “germ theory”, you will find convincing evidence that Pasteur discovered nothing, and that he deliberately appropriated, falsified and perverted another man’s work.
His true character and methods were brought to light by Miss Ethel Douglas Hume in her book “Pasteur or Bechamp” written in 1923, the title of which has since been changed to Pasteur Exposed .
It was Antoine Bechamp (1816–1908), a contemporary of Pasteur, who discovered the true nature of germs, bacteria, fungi, etc. and that they change form, called pleomorphism. He discovered they all arise from microbes called microzymas (tiny microbes) which exist everywhere in nature and are found in all animals, fish, insects, human bodies, soil/dirt, and on plants, rocks, and surfaces everywhere on Earth.
When it comes to the antibody theory please remember that antibodies are tested only in a laboratory, and as the article “Jabs and Journeys” states: “. . . vaccinations [to build up antibodies] are artificial procedures which can be found to be protective in artificial situations. What we want to know is how effective are they in the real world? The laboratory can tell us little about this.”
This, in addition to the fact that the medical community follows these antibody rules:
- High antibodies equals an allergy.
- High antibodies equals immunity.
- However, in the case of HIV high antibodies means you are infectious!
That doesn’t make sense! The rules change when it comes to HIV/AIDS? Yet the opposite is true for all other diseases? The fact is:
- People who are the most immune have low antibodies levels.
- If HIV tests were not diluted to a ratio of 1:400 everyone would have infectious HIV.
- Antibody allergy tests are based upon the theory that high circulating levels of IgG antibodies correlate with clinical food allergy signs and symptoms, however high serum levels of IgG and other allergy tests has not been studied, nor verified, therefore it is quite a leap to conclude that IgG to food antigens correlates to signs and symptoms of food allergy. Also the fact is that laboratories do not use pure food antigens to test blood samples from patients.
- Also all “so-called” allergic reactions are exactly the same list of symptoms as the list of healing reactions created by the body – see Healing Reactions Versus Allergic Reactions and Healing Foods, Herbs and Spices Create Healing Reactions.
Vaccines introduce toxins (poisons) into the body and make people sick since the body reacts to them like it reacts to all poisons—How Our Bodies React to Poisons (Toxins). There is proof that vaccines cause autism in children and that vaccines have never helped eradicate any disease, contrary to reports and statistics by governments and the drug and medical industries. See Antibody Theory Defies Logic and The Vaccine Website.
Foods & Drinks That Damage Health
There are many foods and drinks available today that damage health, but most people do not realize it or know about them. That is because the food industry does not prepare foods like our ancestors did before industrialization, and the food industry’s motive is profits and not your health!Summary of Foods That Damage Health:
- Processed foods, fake foods, and food products, particularly white flour and polished rice.
- Irradiated (zapped with radiation) and microwaved foods.
- Foods and drinks that contain chemicals, i.e. additives, preservatives, emulsifiers, dyes, flavor enhancers, etc.
- Sugar and all forms of it, including a high consumption of fruits, honey, molasses, sugar substitutes and sweeteners
- Unnatural oils and fats, and all products containing them.
- Soy and soybean–based foods and drinks.
- Table salt.
- Grains, nuts, seeds and legumes that have not been properly prepared, including all products containing them.
- High-carbohydrate diets.
- Diets that do not contain plenty of protein and fat from animals.
- Low-fat diets.
For more details see Foods That Damage, Food That Heal.
How Stress Contributes to Poor Health
Emotional stress, losses, accidents, injuries, relationship and financial worries and concerns, and being unhealthy physically also adversely affects your health. That is mainly because stress makes your body run on its “fight/flight” nervous system which adversely affects many processes throughout your body as listed in this article: Deep Breathing Exercises Help You Heal.
However, when you are physically healthy you are more able to handle the ups and downs of stress in your life. It is important to understand that Physical Health is influenced by: The body and the mind that interact and influence one another.
The mind can cause psychosomatic symptoms, pains, and reactions that aren’t actually physical but they feel physical. The mind can also cause emotional and mental reactions. To understand how the mind works read Dianetics, The Modern Science of Mental Health.
How Your Parents Influenced Your Health
Babies inherit their parents’ “nutritional status” upon conception, as Dr. Price writes in Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, Chapter 21 Practical application of primitive wisdom: “Of the many problems on which the experience of the primitive races can throw light, probably none is more pressing than practical procedures for improving child life. [Primitive refers to nonindustrial societies or cultures; Dr. Price studied 26 isolated societies throughout the World.]
Since this has been shown to be largely dependent upon the architectural design, as determined by the health of the parental germ cells (genes/DNA) and by the prenatal environment of the child, the program that is to be successful must begin early enough to obviate [to anticipate and prevent or eliminate] by effective measures these various disturbing forces.
The normal determining factors that are of hereditary origin may be interrupted in a given generation but need not become fixed characteristics in the future generations. This question of parental nutrition, accordingly, constitutes a fundamental determining factor in the health and physical perfection of the offspring.” Note: This means that if either parent has poor health, their offspring will also have poor health.
Bee’s Candida Program Improves Anyone’s Health
Three Food Groups
- Carbohydrates (carbs) are foods that are not classified as protein or fat, which includes all foods that grow in soil (ground, dirt), i.e. vegetables, fruits, grains, nuts, seeds, herbs, spices, etc.
How You Can Get Healthy
Candida/fungi, bacteria, viruses, bugs, etc. cannot be cured by “killing them off” or by “trying to get rid of them” as the medical industry claims, because their theories are against Nature’s Laws on Health and Healing. They can only be reversed by getting healthy:
- By consuming the correct combination of nutrients that all Humans need in order to be healthy).
- By eliminating toxins and foods that contribute to poor health.
- By eliminating damaging foods.
It’s like the manure pile and the flies, with the manure pile representing the poor condition of the body. You cannot get rid of the manure pile by killing off the flies. Instead you must clean up the manure pile, which means getting healthy according to Nature’s Laws on Health.
Change Over to Bee’s Program Slowly & Gradually
It is best to start this program by making changes slowly and gradually, in order to allow enough time for your body to adjust to each change so it is does not become overwhelmed by healing and detoxifying symptoms. If you make the changes gradually it will also give you more control and you will be more successful, therefore avoiding feelings of failure and despair. To gradually change over to this program follow the instructions in Curing Candida, How to Get Started.
While you are working on eliminating sugar, grains, high–carb foods, etc., at the same time increase meats, eggs, and good saturated fats like butter and unrefined coconut oil. Good saturated fats provide an excellent, and much more efficient source of energy than carbs that make your body run on glucose/sugars. Healthy fats also detoxify and reconstruct all cell membranes so they are healthy, and they help pull nutrients out of foods during digestion.
Meats, eggs, and good fats are the easiest foods for your body to digest compared to the digestion of carbohydrates (plant foods) that require more body energy and resources. As you make changes you will experience withdrawal symptoms and cravings, as well as detoxifying and healing symptoms because your body is finally getting the nutrition it needs to heal itself the way Nature intended. However, good unadulterated (uncontaminated) foods will cause reactions, which should not be mistaken for allergic or disease reactions, since they are created by the body itself in order to heal and detoxify.
Healing reactions are exactly the same reactions as allergic reactions, but that is why many people mistake healing reactions as being allergic reactions. The body only has one way to respond to toxins or to good healing foods—see Allergies, What They Are, & How to Treat Them and Healing Foods, Herbs & Spices Create Healing Reactions.
For help with food cravings and reactions see these article: How to Control Food Cravings.
Step 1: Eliminate Foods and Toxins That Are Damaging to Health
Eliminate sugars of all kinds, including fruits & dairy products except butter.
Eliminating sugar is one of the most important aspects of any program that improves health, which includes eliminating sugar and all forms of it, including lactose in dairy products (except butter), honey, maple syrup, molasses, glucose, fructose, lactose, and all sugar substitutes, i.e. NutraSweet, aspartame, saccharin, etc.
Dairy Product Notes: Yogurt and kefir are also not good for unhealthy people because they are not able to digest lactose and proteins in dairy products. Even though yogurt or kefir can be fermented long enough to lower the lactose content, lactose actually changes into another sugar, called galactose. The two rules regarding lactose, which is the sugar in dairy products, are:
- The higher the butterfat content the lower the lactose (sugar), therefore the sugar in butter is the lowest of any other kinds of dairy product.
- The butterfat in dairy products helps the body digest the lactose (sugar) and proteins (casein), so the higher the butterfat the easier they are to digest.
All fruits are also very high in sugar (fructose) and should not be consumed until you are healthy. Some vegetables are also high in sugar so these must also be eliminated, i.e. carrots, potatoes, yams, sweet potatoes, parsnips, beets, and many others.
Even though lemons and limes are allowed on this program, they should only be consumed in small amounts since they contain fructose. Fructose is one of the worst sugars for health because of how the body processes it compared to other kinds of sugars. Some people cannot tolerate any lemons and limes until they are further along in the program. So be cautious!
Sugar is also found is most processed foods such as luncheon meats, ketchup, soup, etc. so that is why processed foods should be eliminated. See Sugars, Sugar Substitutes, and Artificial Sweeteners.
All sugar substitutes and sweeteners damage health, and most of them are neurotoxic, meaning they damage the brain and nervous system. Stevia is the only sweetener that is allowed on this program, but it should only be consumed in very small amounts. Like all sugar, stevia increases cravings for sugar and high carbohydrate foods. Also be sure to buy ground green stevia leaf, and not any kind of processed stevia. However, some people are not able to tolerate any stevia until they have progressed further on this program, so be cautious!
The fact that sugar greatly damages health has been known for many years, mainly because of Linus Pauling. He is the only person ever to receive two unshared Nobel Prizes – for Chemistry (1954) and for Peace (1962). He concluded that white blood cells need a high dose of vitamin C, and so he developed his theory that high doses of vitamin C were needed to combat the common cold, the flu and even cancer. Did you know that vitamin C and sugar have similar chemical structures so that means they compete with one another for entry into the cells. If there is more sugar around less vitamin C is allowed into the cell, and vice versa.
It is interesting that taking vitamin C also helps curb sugar, alcohol, and high carbohydrate cravings. Since our bodies cannot make vitamin C on it’s own it must be obtained from foods or supplements on a daily basis.
Here are a few of the bad effects sugar has on your health — for a complete list see 143 Reasons Why Sugar is Ruining Your Health:
- Sugar upsets mineral relationships in the body
- Sugar interferes with absorption of calcium and magnesium
- Sugar can interfere with the absorption of protein
- Sugar can change the structure of protein
- Sugar can increase the body’s fluid retention
- Sugar can cause hormonal imbalances
- Sugar is an addictive substance and can be intoxicating, similar to alcohol
- Sugar decreases oxygen to the cells
High–Carb Foods & Sugars Cause Insulin Resistance
Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas. It helps the body utilize blood glucose (blood sugar) by binding with receptors (openings) on cells like a key would fit into a lock. Once the insulin has unlocked the door, the glucose can pass from the blood into the cell. Inside the cell, glucose is either used for energy or stored for future use by the liver and muscles in the form of glycogen.
The body’s cells can become insulin resistant in trying to protect themselves from the toxic effects of high insulin, which is required to regulate blood sugar levels on a diet high in sugar and/or carbohydrates. This causes the cells to down–regulate their receptor activity and the numbers of their receptors, so they do not have to receive “that noxious stimuli” all the time.
It is like having this loud disgusting music being played and you have to turn down the volume. Insulin resistance leads to blood sugar problems like hypoglycemia and diabetes, and to high blood pressure.
It is a less known fact that insulin also stores magnesium. But if your cells become resistant to insulin they cannot store magnesium, so it is lost through urination. Magnesium is important for relaxing muscles, including muscle tissue in blood vessels, the heart, etc. What happens when you cannot store magnesium because the cell is resistant? You lose magnesium which makes your blood vessels and muscles constrict, including your heart muscle.
This causes blood pressure to increase and reduces energy since intracellular magnesium is required for all energy producing reactions that take place in the cell. But most importantly, magnesium is also necessary for the action of insulin and for making insulin. When your insulin is raised you lose magnesium, and the cells become even more insulin resistant. This becomes a vicious cycle that can begin even before you were born. This is another very good reason not to eat sugar and high carbohydrate foods.
Fat cells in the body are the last kind of cells to become insulin resistant, compared to muscle cells, so insulin has more lasting affects on them. Insulin causes the body to turn glucose (carbs) into fat, and it does not allow the body to burn fat for energy so a person can maintain their weight. This is the main cause of overweight and obesity.
Contrary to popular belief, overweight people do not gain because they consume more calories than they burn, nor it is caused by a lack of exercise. Exercise simply increases hunger, which causes a vicious circle for people who are overweight; this information is from the book Good Calories, Bad Calories by Gary Taubes.
It also is not the number of calories that cause weight gain, instead it is the “kind of calories”. The way to lose weight is to consume high “good” natural fats, moderate protein and low carbs (plant foods) as this program recommends. That kind of diet allows the body to change over from running on glucose/carbs to running on “good” fats, enabling it to burn up fat tissues (utilize the fatty acids in fat cells), so the person can lose weight.
When the body changes over to running on fats, rather than glucose/carbs, it goes into a condition called ketosis. Ketosis is a very normal and natural condition for the body, which is not dangerous in any way. It is unlike ketoacidosis, which is a life–threatening condition commonly associated with Type 1 diabetes and insulin–dependent Type 2 diabetes, since dietary ketosis is very beneficial to health. Actually the heart, brain, and nervous system are healthier running on ketone bodies, rather than glucose, and the overall need for glucose by the body will be much lower.
When the body is on a ketogenic diet there is no need for carbohydrates to maintain blood sugar levels because 58% of protein and 10% of good fats can be changed into glucose inside the body as needed. For more information see Ketosis Myths and Facts on the Low-Carbohydrate Diet.
Eliminate Unnatural Fats & Oils, Soybean Products, and Processed Foods
Anyone who is unhealthy cannot afford to jeopardize their health by consuming toxic and damaging oils and fats, so they must avoid all unnatural man-made hydrogenated (trans-fats) and polyunsaturated fats and oils made from vegetables oils, except extra virgin olive oil.
Unnatural man-made fats and oils are not only toxic and increase the body’s need for vitamin E and other antioxidants, but they also damage the entire body because they act just like plastic in the body. You wouldn’t melt down Tupperware and eat it, so you do not want to eat any plastic fats and oils.
The hydrogenation process makes trans-fats, which are more damaging than any other oils and fats because it employs: 1) high heat, 2) a metal catalyst such as nickel, zinc, copper, or other reactive metals and 3) hydrogen gas. This is a volatile combination designed to extract and process oils, but it results in an extremely toxic product that the body reacts to like other toxins/poisons.
Also these fats and oils go rancid very easily, even when refrigerated and often they are rancid when purchased. The most common man-made fats to avoid are derived from plants, including canola (from rape seed), soy, safflower, sunflower, soybean, and corn.
The plants from which these oils and fats are produced have evolved a variety of toxins designed to protect themselves from “predators” such as grazing animals, insects, etc. and their seeds contain a variety of toxins.
Unfortunately the body will incorporate these fats and oils into every cell, which changes the cell membrane’s structure. When these plastic fats and oils are incorporated into the cells’ membranes it makes them flabby so that they lack integrity and necessary stiffness, which means they are weak.
For this reason all unnatural man-made fats and oils, found in margarine, shortening, mayonnaise, salad dressing, canned meats, most commercial baked goods and processed foods, should not be consumed, even by healthy people.
Do not eat Soybeans and Soy-based foods, additives or derivatives – Soy and all soybean based products are toxic and damaging to the body!
Soybeans contain large quantities of natural toxins or “anti-nutrients,” including potent enzyme inhibitors that block the action of enzymes needed for protein digestion. These inhibitors are “not” deactivated during ordinary cooking and can produce serious gastric distress, reduced protein digestion and chronic deficiencies in amino acid (proteins) uptake.
Soybeans are also high in phytic acid, present in the bran or hulls of all seeds, which blocks the absorption of essential minerals – calcium, magnesium, copper, iron and especially zinc – in the intestinal tract. For more information about the damaging effects of soy and soy based products see: Soy Alert!.
Processed Foods should be eliminated. Not only do they contain damaging substances and ingredients like additives, preservatives, pesticides, emulsifiers, etc., but it almost impossible to find products that do not contain man-made oils and fats such as canola, safflower, corn, etc. Any processed foods that contain water will also contain fluoride, which is very toxic and damaging.
Eliminate foods high in carbohydrates
All carbohydrates (plant foods) change into glucose (blood sugar) in the body so it is important to only consume those that are lowest in sugars and starches. Even though starches are digested and absorbed more slowly than sugars, their energy is stored as complex strands of sugar molecules (starch), that act just like sugar in the body. That is why grains are just as addictive as sugar.
After being off all sugars and grains for a few days your cravings for them will decrease. A high-carb diet is nothing more than a high-glucose diet or a high-sugar diet. High carb foods include breads, pasta, pizza, cereals, baked goods, potatoes, beets, some squashes, corn, parsnips, sweet potatoes, yams, carrots, etc., see Candida Diet Food List.
Eliminate all grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes*
Note: *Legumes (a French word), are plants with seed pods, sometimes calls pulses, i.e. beans like kidney, navy or lima beans, and peas (they do not include green, yellow, wax or string beans).
All grains have a high sugar index just like sugar, and like sugar they are damaging to health and create insulin resistance within the cells. In addition, some grains contain gluten, which is an elastic gluey protein found in wheat, rye, barley, oats, spelt, kamut, triticale, and it is also hidden in an endless variety of processed foods. Triticale is a new hybrid grain with the properties of wheat and rye, while spelt and kamut are gluten-containing wheat variations (despite claims to the contrary) and are likely to cause health problems similar to other wheat varieties.
Grains that are safer to consume are more seed‐like than grain‐like, and they do not contain gluten. These grains include amaranth, buckwheat, millet and quinoa. Brown rice is also a safer kind of grain that doesn’t contain gluten. However, all of these grains are high in carbs, so they should not be consumed until you are healthy, even then they must be properly prepared to be fit for human consumption.Even when it is safe for you to consume grains and legumes, they must be properly prepared because they have a coating on them called phytic acid that combines with calcium, magnesium, copper, iron and especially zinc in the intestinal tract and blocks their absorption. They also have an enzyme coating that interferes with protein digestion.
This is why a diet high in such foods may lead to serious mineral deficiencies, bone loss (osteoporosis) and other related diseases, including Parkinson’s, and erratic unstable heart beats. Also improperly prepared grains, seeds, nuts, legumes, bran, etc. can cause irritable bowel syndrome, colon cancer, Crohn’s disease, and many other adverse affects.
Since grains, seeds, nuts, and legumes are plant foods (carbs), like all plant foods they have cell walls made out of fiber, called cellulose, that humans are unable to digest. Since all of the nutrients in carb/plant foods are inside their cell walls, i.e. locked inside, unless they are released by breaking down the cell wall. The only way to obtain nutrients from carbs (plant foods), and make them digestible to humans is to break down their cell walls (cellulose, which is a wood fibre) that is indigestible, which can only be done:
- By long enough fermentation, i.e. like sauerkraut is fermented.
- By cooking them long enough.
So even after soaking grains, nuts, seeds or legumes they must be fermented or cooked long enough so their nutrients are available for digestion. That is why sour dough fermentation of grains are safe to consume, however they are still high in starches that change directly into sugar/glucose in the body.
Safer grains like brown rice, amaranth, buckwheat, millet and quinoa, and legumes like peas, lentils, kidney beans, chick peas, navy beans, lima beans, etc. must be cooked long enough, however because they are high in starch they are not included on this program.
There are many more problems with nuts and seeds, since they cannot be fermented, and if they could, no one would like eating them. Cooking nuts and seeds also presents problems. Cooked nuts would not appeal to most people, unless they were added to foods like stew, chili, soup, etc. that are cooked long enough. Even then nuts should be crushed up or ground up so they cook more easily.
Roasting or toasting nuts and seeds may not cook them long enough, depending upon the hardness and size of the nut or seed. Sesame or celery seeds might cook long enough when toasted since they are small. Almonds would have to be finely sliced, but they will burn before they are cooked long enough. That is why nuts and seeds are not included on this program.
The fact is, IF you consume any carbs (plant foods) that are not fermented or cooked long enough they end up undigested in your large intestine. Any undigested foods forces your large intestine to ferment them by creating bugs, bacteria, fungi/candida/yeast that produce digestive enzymes to digest them. In other words, your large intestine changes into a fermentation pot/chamber, which is what causes digestive issues, i.e. gas, bloating, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s, etc.
Animals that nourish themselves primarily on grain and other plant foods are called herbivores. Some have as many as four stomachs, with teeth that grind, longer intestines and their digestive system are also longer than Humans. Many animals, including man, have one stomach, and a much shorter intestine compared to herbivores. These features allow humans to digest animal products and natural fats easily, but it means they are less well adapted to digest plant foods, particularly grains, legumes, nuts and seeds.
The more fibre foods that are consumed, the harder it is on the intestines, which have to work very hard at getting rid of all of those fibers. This makes the bowels move too quickly so nutrients are not absorbed like they should, and forces the large intestines to ferment them, which causes gas, bloating, and many other digestive problems. Fibers are never a solution for constipation. The solution to constipation is plenty of “good” natural saturated fats, meats, eggs, and low-carbs that are properly prepared. Those good fats also slow digestion so more nutrients are absorbed, and fats help pull nutrients out of foods.
In fact meats, eggs and natural fats from animals are the very easiest foods for humans to digest. That’s why the Eskimos and Masai Warriors in Africa were the two healthiest groups Dr. Weston A. Price studied, as documented in his book Nutrition and Physical Degeneration but this online source does not include Chapters 22-28.
For more information about human digestion, fibers, etc. read Comparison Between the Digestive Tracts of a Carnivore, a Herbivore and Man by Barry Groves, and Fiber Menace Book, Chapter 1.
Eliminate as many sources of toxins as you can
Make every effort to eliminate as many sources of toxins possible, see Toxins – Environmental, Household, Personal Care, Etc., Sources of Toxins & Poisons, Household Toxins Checklist, and Environmental Toxins.
Step 2: Build Up Overall Health with Diet & Basic Supplements
You can only increase your overall health and strength by consuming all of the nutrients your body needs in order to heal and detoxify itself.
- Protein from meats and eggs.
- High natural fats & oils, including oil soluble vitamins A, D & E, and omega-3 essential fatty acid supplements.
- Low carbohydrate foods.
- Basic Supplements
The recommended daily protein, fat and carb ratios are calculated according to The Optimal Diet which is a dietary model of human nutrition devised and implemented by Dr. Jan Kwasniewski, Poland—here’s how to Calculate Protein, Fat & Carb Ratios.
All foods must be as fresh and natural as possible (unprocessed), i.e. direct from Nature. Ideal Healthy Foods Include:
- Meats such as beef, lamb, and bison that are free–range and grass–fed.
- Pork, ham and bacon from pigs that are free–range and fed their natural diet.
- Chickens that are free–range and allowed to eat their natural diet which includes insects, worms, small animals, grass, etc. like other birds.
- Natural fats and oils include unrefined coconut oil, butter, lard, chicken and goose fat, tallow (beef fat), fish fats and oils. Fats and oils should not include any unnatural man-made fats, including oils, shortening, and margarines from plant sources, except extra virgin olive oil.
- Unnatural man-made fats and oils include those made from canola (rape seed), safflower, sunflower, soybean, nuts, seeds, corn, etc. and all hydrogenated fats or oils (trans-fats), along with all improperly processed oils.
- Vegetables should be from reliable sources and not irradiated, i.e. zapped with radiation.
NOTE: Use of the word “organic” is not regulated, therefore it can be used by anyone even if a food is organic or not. “Certified organic” is highly regulated and has to meet certain standards in order to carry the designation. Organic and “Certified organic” standards are different in each country, with places like Chile, Mexico and China having lower standards than the United States and Canada.
Protein from Meats and Eggs
It is important that unhealthy people eat the amount of protein required by their bodies from a selection of quality protein foods such as animal meats and eggs. Proteins are found in all types of food, but only meats, and eggs from animal sources contain complete proteins, providing the eight essential amino acids that your body cannot produce on its own.
Vegetables, fruits and grains contain incomplete proteins, and also do not contain the fat-soluble vitamins required by the body for absorbing and utilizing protein, minerals, vitamins and other nutrients.
Amino acids (made by the body from protein) provide the structure of all living things and in the human body they are in the cells that make up muscles, ligaments, tendons, organs, glands, nails, hair and body fluids (except bile and urine). Enzymes, hormones, and genes (DNA & RNA) are also made up of various amino acids.
Protein from animals have the unique quality of slowing the breakdown of carbohydrates, which decreases the need for insulin secretion by the pancreas. Animal protein also stimulates glucagon release by the pancreas. Glucagon is the hormone that unlocks our stored fuel. It also helps produce hydrochloric acid in the stomach and stimulates the gall bladder to let down bile into the small intestines.
Please note: Use of the word “free-range” is not regulated either, so it can be used by anyone at will, just like the words “natural” or “organic.” Companies can claim their eggs are free-range even if there is only a small window that lets in sunlight. Free-range really means that the chickens are outside in the sunlight and are able to forage for their natural foods that include bugs, worms, insects, beetles, small animals, and fresh green grass.
Eggs are one of the most nutritious foods you can eat. They are a great source of high-quality protein and are rich in vitamins and nutrients essential to health, including B vitamins, vitamin A and vitamin E. In fact the only reliable and absorbable sources of vitamin B12 are from animal products, especially organ meats and eggs. Vitamin B12 is vital to a healthy nervous system and healthy blood and the one of the important nutrients lacking in vegetarians.
Whole organic or certified organic eggs are inexpensive, and are an incredible source of high-quality nutrients that many of us are deficient in, especially high-quality protein and fat. The easiest way to consume eggs is by making Bee’s Egg Drink — also see these articles about Eggs, The Most Complete Natural Food. Contrary to popular belief Eggs Not a Likely Source of Salmonella Contamination.
High “Natural” Fats and Oils
Good fats and oils are equally important to protein in the diet and they are essential to health. They not only increase the body’s ability to absorb and utilize nutrients from foods in the digestive system, but also provide the most efficient source of energy.
Carbohydrates require a lot of the body’s resources and energy in order digest and utilize them, whereas good saturated fats go directly into the bloodstream, providing a direct efficient source of energy and nutrients. They also provide the building blocks for cell membranes and a variety of hormones and hormone-like substances.
Natural fats act as carriers for important fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K and for the conversion of beta carotene to vitamin A, for mineral absorption, and for a host of other processes. The kinds of fats consumed greatly influences the absorption and utilization of vitamin D as well.
Cholesterol is a molecule which is also called a lipid or fat. It is a soft, waxy substance found in all cells in your body. Contrary to propaganda by the drug and medical industry, cholesterol is produced by the liver from dietary carbohydrates (sugar/glucose), and not from fats or oils. It is an important part of a healthy body because it is used to form cell membranes and hormones, and for many other important functions.
The word “cholesterol” is confusing because foods also contain cholesterol, which are fats or oils found in animal meats, egg yolks, dairy products, seeds, nuts, avocados, olives, coconuts, etc. However dietary fats and oils are not the same as the cholesterol made within the body by the liver.
Cholesterol has been unjustly demonized by the food, drug and medical industries, when in fact it is your best friend. Cholesterol’s job is to repair and protect, and it is essential for nourishing the brain, heart and nervous system.
The brain is 70% cholesterol and it could not function properly without it. Hormones, like estrogen and testosterone, are made from cholesterol, and bile salts (for digestion) are made from cholesterol. Cholesterol is also a powerful cleanser (antioxidant).
Cholesterol is a substance vital to the cells of all mammals. There is no such thing as good or bad cholesterol. In fact your body produces three to four times more cholesterol than you eat, and your body would make cholesterol even if you consumed absolutely no fats and oils.
The eminent American physician and scientist George Mann called the diet-heart idea “the greatest scientific deception of this century, perhaps of any century.”
Healthy fats are natural animal fats and oils from meats and eggs, and high saturated fats in unrefined coconut oil, in spite of what we’ve been led to believe. These fats play many important roles in body chemistry.
Unfortunately saturated fats have been given a bad name by the oil and food manufacturing industries, with the sole purpose of selling their products. This is also true for drug companies who perpetuate the cholesterol myth and low-fat diets in order to sell drugs.
The truth is, natural fats and oils have components found only in them, which are health-promoting, and all newfangled man-made fats are now known to be disease-causing. Health-giving saturated fats are stable and do not become rancid easily, nor do they initiate cancer or irritate the artery walls like unnatural man-made fats and oils do.
Healthy saturated fats are an important part of any healthy meal. It draws nutrients out of foods and slows digestion so that natural enzymes and the assimilation process can take place. Healthy fats include butter, tallow, lard, poultry fats, fish fats and oils, and tropical fats from palms and coconuts.
Butter from raw milk produced by certified organic grass-fed cows is a tasty, important saturated fat in the diet. Butter added to vegetables and meats, ensures proper assimilation of minerals and water-soluble vitamins in foods.
Some people believe they are intolerate of the proteins in dairy products because of their reactions, so they have ghee instead. Ghee is a process that removes milk proteins, including casein, from butterfat. However, proteins in butterfat are not the reason for such reactions, since all Healing Foods, Herbs & Spices Create Healing Reactions. Note: Ghee is not as healthy as butter because it does not contain important proteins.
Many trace minerals are in butterfat, including manganese, zinc, chromium, and iodine, as well as Vitamin D and many other nutrients. In areas far from the sea, iodine in butter protects against goiter (enlarged or underactive thyroid). Butter is also extremely rich in selenium, an important trace mineral.
Butter is a unique dairy product because pasteurization does not destroy its fat soluble vitamins. These include true vitamin A (retinol), vitamin D, vitamin K and vitamin E, as well as all of their naturally occurring cofactors needed to obtain maximum effect. Butter is the best source of these important nutrients.
In fact, vitamin A is more easily absorbed and utilized from butter than from other sources and it is the best source of true vitamin A. Beta Carotene is not true vitamin A, found in some vegetables like carrots. Beta carotene must be converted by the body into retinol (true vitamin A), which cannot be done by most unhealthy people.
Coconut Oil is another healthy saturated fat that contains many beneficial nutrients. The fat in coconut oil is easily digested and absorbed, unlike the unnatural man-made fats or oils that act just like plastic in the body. It puts little strain on the digestive system and provides a quick source of energy necessary to promote healing.
Coconut oil, butter, and other saturated fats are absorbed into bloodstream directly from the intestines through the lymph system, whereas other fats require pancreatic enzymes and bile to break them into smaller units which are sent to the liver, where they are processed before entering the bloodstream. That is why saturated fats put very little strain on the digestive system, even for people who have had difficulty digesting fats, have gall bladder problems or if they do not have a gall bladder.
When buying coconut oil look for one that is cold- or expeller-pressed, unrefined, unbleached, undeodorized and non-hydrogenated. Extra virgin is the highest quality. Coconut oil is highly resistant to spoilage and has a long shelf life (2 years at room temperature), so it is not kept in the refrigerator. It is kept in the cupboard or on the kitchen counter. Like other saturated fats coconut oil is solid when cooled below room temperature.
Coconut oil has a high burning point and is the perfect oil for cooking. It can be used alone, or mixed with butter, lard or other good fats for cooking and frying.
Coconut oil can be taken by the spoonfuls with meals to aid digestion or melted on cooked foods. The recommended therapeutic dose is 5.5 tablespoons per day, taken in divided doses 3 times a day with meals that contain meats or eggs.
Coconut oil is a healing food that can cause healing and detoxifying reactions, just like any healthy foods do, because it provides the body with nutrients it needs so it can heal and detoxify itself. To minimize healing and detoxifying reactions start taking coconut oil at a low dose (1/2 to 1 teaspoon three times a day) and gradually increase the amount every 4-5 days, or more depending upon your healing and detoxifying symptoms, until you reach the maximum therapeutic dose of 5.5 tablespoons per day. It is also important to take coconut oil in divided doses during the day and not all at once.
Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs)
The human body can produce all but two of the fatty acids it needs, which are omega–3 and omega–6 fatty acids. These two fatty acids are called essential because we have to get them from food since our bodies cannot make them from other fats like it does other kinds of fatty acids.
Most diets today contain an excessive amount of omega–6, therefore it is important to ensure the diet contains more omega–3 rich foods to offset this imbalance. Good sources of omega–3s are meats and eggs. However, the best source of omega–3 is found in fish. That is because omega–3 in fish is high in two fatty acids crucial to human health, which are called eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).
Flaxseed oil is not recommended for omega–3 because it contains a form of omega-3, called alpha–linolenic acid (ALA), that must be converted by the body into the kinds of Omega-3 it can use, which are EPA and DHA (found in fish oils, and cod liver oil). Most unhealthy people are incapable of making the conversion of ALA to EPA and DHA, therefore they need to get omega-3 from fish and not flaxseed oil. In addition, flax oil is made from a seed, that contains nutrients that block protein digestion, just like other seed oils.
Evening primrose oil and borage oil are recommended by many health practitioners however they contain omega–6 and no omega–3, and this diet contains plenty of omega–6 in meats and eggs.
Fat–Soluble VitaminsFat–soluble vitamins include true vitamin A, called retinol, vitamin D, vitamin E and vitamin K, as well as all of their naturally occurring cofactors. All of these fat–soluble vitamins are essential to health.
Vitamin A is all–important in our diets since it enables the body to absorb and utilize proteins and minerals, ensures proper vision, healthy skin, healthy cells, and is necessary for the production of hormones, including sex hormones needed for reproduction, etc. It is also important for the formation of bones and teeth. Protein cannot be utilized by the body without Vitamin A.
Beta carotene, found in plants, is not a true Vitamin A since it requires conversion from carotene to “true” vitamin A, called retinol, in the intestines in order to be utilized by the body. Most unhealthy people are unable to make this conversion, so it is best to get “true” oil soluble vitamin A from meats and eggs, and to also take a cod liver oil supplement, that contains Vitamin A, Vitamin D and Omega-3 fatty acid.
Vitamin D is required for calcium and phosphorus absorption and utilization; phosphorus is a mineral found in protein foods. It is necessary for growth, for healthy bones and teeth, for proper development of the brain and nervous systems and for normal sexual development. Also Vitamin D normalizes blood sugar when there is adequate calcium in the diet. Vitamin D is actually more of a hormone than it is a vitamin and it works with saturated fats and other oil soluble vitamins A and E.
Ordinarily in Summer months the sun produces vitamin D on the oils of the skin. However, I believe it is difficult, to almost impossible, for most people today to get vitamin D from the sun since there are so many factors involved, including having enough oils built up on the skin, not showering or bathing too often using chlorinated water and soap which removes natural oils, etc. — see Vitamin D – Amount of Sun Exposure Required for more details.
That is why I recommend taking cod liver oil all year. See Cod Liver Oil Brand with Nutrient Levels which compares some brands, and gives doses, and extra supplements that are required in order to obtain the recommended daily amounts of omega-3, and vitamins A and D.If the cod liver oil product/brand available does not contain enough vitamins A or D, buy them separately from cod, halibut or shark “liver” oil capsules, which contain vitamins A and D, or vitamin A only, as required.
Note: Fish oil only contains omega-3 (EPA & DHA) because it is from the fish body. However, fish “liver” oil contains all three nutrients, i.e. omega-3, and vitamins A and D. So if you take fish oil you will also need to get Vitamins A and D from a separate fish “liver” oil source, i.e. cod, halibut or shark.
Vitamin E is a very effective antioxidant that can be depleted by a low–fat diet or by a diet that contains unnatural fats and oils like canola, soybean, corn, safflower, etc. Vitamin E improves circulation, promotes normal blood clotting and healing, repairs tissue and reduces blood pressure.
Consume Low Carbohydrate Foods
Low carbohydrate consumption is an important aspect of any healthy program because high carbohydrate diets are the main cause of failing health. Carbohydrates are any foods not classified as protein or fat, including vegetables, grains, nuts, seeds, legumes, fruits, herbs and spices.
Since grains, nuts, seeds, legumes, and fruit (except lemons and limes) are not included on a healthy program this leaves a wide variety of vegetables, herbs and spices that are healthy to consume. Since it is very important to consume high fats, proteins, and low carbs on this program you will need to Calculate Protein, Fat & Carb Ratios.
Some foods contain all three food groups, i.e. eggs, some vegetables, herbs, spices, etc. To find out the amount of grams of each food group contained in foods you eat go to: http://www.fitday.com. You need to sign up, but there is no obligation. Do not translate your gram ratios to any kind of weight or measurement. Instead, use a nutritional calculator to find out the quantity of foods to consume to meet your ratios by following the instructions in Fitday.com – How to use it.
Take Basic Supplements
It is important to take some essential vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients in supplement form in addition to foods. However, you are advised to only take the recommended supplements on this program.
You will be much more successful if you only take the supplements listed below. If you are currently taking any other supplements or herbs, or you are taking drugs, hormones (birth control pills), antibiotics, medicines, etc. it is advisable that you gradually go off of them since they will interfere with the nutrients on this program and even stop or slow the healing processes.
Many supplements, herbs, extracts, and other natural substances are recommended by some naturopaths, dieticians, and other healthcare practitioners because they do not know or understand what constitutes a “truly” healthy nutritious diet. Consequently they recommend many supplements that are easily obtained on this healthy program. Your body is smart enough to balance out all of its nutrient and hormones levels by giving it what it needs.
Remember that More Is Not Better!
Many healthcare practitioners, although well—meaning, treat specific symptoms, malfunctioning organs, and disorders, just like doctors do with drugs. They may perscribe extracts to treat the thyroid, adrenal glands, and so on. However this often causes more harm than good. That is because such substances can throw off already delicate hormone balances. Therefore the focus must be on treating the “cause” which is mainly the lack of nutrients, rather than on the “signs” of poor health.
As the body heals and detoxifies itself naturally it becomes stronger, and all organs throughout the body will begin to normalize. However, if you are taking hormones or other nutrients, like iodine or medications for the thyroid, or adrenal hormones it will throw those organs into a tizzy; so they won’t be able to recover and function normally. Instead their functioning will become extremely erratic and unpredictable.
Most “extra” supplements are totally unnecessary, often causing adverse side effects or they are a waste of money. A good example of this are iodine supplements like Lugol’s, as well as kelp, seaweed and other green supplements. Not only are green supplements too strong for sick people to handle but they also contain too much iodine, since your body only requires “trace amounts” of it. All of your body’s requirements for iodine can easily be met by eating butter, by taking a “good” ocean sea salt and by drinking natural water. The fact is that too much iodine is just as damaging to the body as too little.
Minerals can only be utilized in the body if you get the correct combination of good fats recommended on this program, including cod liver oil (contains omega 3, and vitamins A & D), vitamin E, saturated fats like unrefined coconut oil, butter, lard, and other animals fats. Of course all of the nutrients work together on this programs, i.e. protein, vitamins, minerals, fats, etc.
Your body makes amino acids very easily from real foods like meats and eggs, and they are so much easier to digest than any type of processed amino acid supplements. Also see Not Recommended Supplements, Treatments, Etc.Macrominerals
There are only seven (7) macrominerals required by the body in amounts of 200 mg or more per day – all of the rest of the minerals are only required in “trace amounts”:
- Calcium – foods plus supplement
- Magnesium – foods plus supplement
- phosphorus – found in all animal meats and eggs
- potassium – found in many foods, i.e. eggs, meats and vegetables (especially green one)
- sulphur – found in eggs, meats, lemons, garlic and many other foods
- chloride – contained in ocean sea salt
- sodium – contained in ocean sea salt
Note: chloride plus sodium IS salt.
Basic Supplements List:
Calcium and Magnesium Citrate must be bought separately and taken in equal amounts. When bought separately it is easier to take more or less of each as needed, in case you need to take more or less of either one. Many products combine calcium and magnesium supplements with a ratio of 2:1 (calcium to magnesium), in which case a separate supplement of magnesium citrate is necessary in order to equal out the ratios. Do not buy calcium or magnesium supplements containing other nutrients like potassium, zinc, vitamin D, etc.
Most physicians, health care practitioners, and nutritionist recommend taking 1,000 to 1,500 mg of calcium daily. Taking high amounts of calcium without magnesium will deplete magnesium in the body, so taking such high amounts of calcium will be very damaging in the long run. Some may recommend magnesium also be taken, but many do not. Some may only recommend a ratio of 1:3 calcium to magnesium. However, this is not correct and it can cause serious health issues.
Most people nowadays are more deficient in magnesium than in calcium, so it is important to take at least an equal amount, or a 1:1 ratio, until you see how your body reacts. The amounts may vary a little, depending upon the amount of calcium in your diet and the condition of your digestive system. Most people will do very well on 600 mg each of calcium and magnesium per day, taken in two doses of 300 mg each.
Also consuming grains, nuts, and seeds that aren’t properly prepared binds up minerals in the intestines, so they are unavailable to your body. That is because Nature coats them with a substance called phytates which is necessary to protect them, that must be removed by proper soaking and/or leavening (like sourdough) before they are fit for human consumption. They also are coated with an enzyme that interferes with protein digestion – see Grains, Nuts, Seeds & Legumes Must Be Properly Prepared. That is why there are no grains, nuts, seeds or legumes on this Candida Diet.
Eggshells are a great source of calcium. Eggshell calcium contains healthy, balanced calcium because it also contains trace amounts of other minerals. Eggshell calcium is probably the best natural source of calcium, and it is easier for your body to digest and absorb than tablets or capsules. One-half (1/2) teaspoon of powdered eggshells equals 400 mgs of calcium. See Calcium Made From Eggshells.
Calcium and Magnesium Doses: Take 300 mg of calcium citrate two times a day, along with 300 mg of magnesium citrate two times a day, for a total of 600 mg per day of each. Do not take more than 500 mg of calcium at a time since your body cannot process it properly. If you drink 4 cups of Mineral–Rich Bone Broth daily you do not need to take any calcium or magnesium supplements. Also when you consume a whole can of sardines you may only need 1/2 a dose of calcium.
Vitamins A & D, and Omega-3, Recommended Daily Amounts:
- Vitamin A: 20,000 to 30,000 IU
- Vitamin D: 800 to 1,200 IU
- Omega-3: 2,000 to 3,000 mg (includes EPA plus DHA listed separately on the label.
Note: Fish “livers” contain omega 3 and vitamins A and D, while fish oil is from the body of the fish and it only contains Omega 3 and no vitamins A and D.
In Summer the sun produces vitamin D on the oils of the skin, however, I believe it is difficult to almost impossible, for most people today to get enough vitamin D from the sun since there are so many factors involved, including having enough oils built up on the skin, and not showering or bathing too often using chlorinated water and soap which removes natural oils, etc.—see Vitamin D – Amount of Sun Exposure Required for more details.
For that reason I recommend everyone take cod liver oil all year. See Cod Liver Oil Products or Brands with Nutrient Levels which compares some brands, and gives doses along with extra supplements that are required in order to obtain the Recommended Daily Amounts (above). You will see in that article that The best overall brand of cod liver oil is Garden of Life Olde World Icelandic Cod Liver Oil (glass bottle).
Vitamin B Complex, Niacin (B3) & Thiamine (B1)
All B vitamins supplements do not have to be balanced, so it is safe to take extra B vitamins as recommended, including Niacin (B3) and Thiamine (B1) when you are also taking Vitamin B Complex at the same time.
Vitamin B Complex, two alternatives:
- Nutritional Yeast “Flakes”—ensure you buy the “flakes” and not just “nutritional yeast” of any kind, which contain active yeasts which will cause problems for unhealthy people. There are many good brands available, including Red Star, Frontier, NOW, KAL, etc. Take two (2) heaping tablespoons per day, mixed into water, soup, Bee’s Egg Drink or other foods. It has a nutty flavor that most people and children like. It contains Niacin (B3) which will cause a flush, including red and itchy skin, which is nothing to be concerned about – see Niacin (B3) for more information.
- Vitamin B Complex tablets or capsules —Buy a Vitamin B Complex brand that is balanced (also called synergistic, which means the same thing), since all of the B vitamins work together. It should contain the following B vitamins (Note: Buy a brand that contains most of the B vitamins listed below, that is in the amounts given):
- 50 mg Vitamin B-1 (Thiamine)
- 50 mg Vitamin B-2 (Riboflavin)
- 50 mg Niacin (not niacinamide which is synthetic) – see Note Below
- 50 Vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine)
- 50 mcg Vitamin B-12
- 50 mcg Biotin
- 1 mg Folic Acid
- 50 mg D-Pantothenic Acid
- 50 mg Choline
- 50 mg Inositol
- 50 mg Para Amino Benzoic Acid (PABA)
- 50 mg of Vitamin B Complex OR one heaping tablespoon of Nutritional Yeast Flakes – see Note below.
- 50 mg of Niacin (B3) if “true” niacin is not in the Vitamin B complex. Be sure to buy 50 or 100 mg tablets and not 500 mg. If the tablet is 100 mg, cut it in half so you aren’t getting too much at one time.
- Take 100 mg of Thiamine (B1).
Note: If you cannot buy a vitamin B complex that contains niacin, and instead it contains a non-flushing niacin called niacinamide, you need to buy “true” niacin (B3) separately and take it in addition to vitamin B complex that contains niacinamide.
Niacin causes a flush, which includes red and itchy skin because it dilates blood vessels, even the tiniest capillaries, which releases radiation and is important for the body’s detoxification processes. Be sure to buy niacin in 50 mg or 100 mg size, and not 500 mg, otherwise your niacin flush will be extremely uncomfortable, but it is not damaging.
Radiation from the sun and other sources, along with many other toxins, build up in the body – remember all those terrible sunburns? Radiation is eliminated by taking niacin (B3), which also helps the body get rid of heavy metals, other toxins, and it also oxygenates the body. Niacin is very important for the detoxification pathways in the body so they can function like they should. But as always, all nutrients work together, so Niacin alone doesn’t help.
A niacin flush causes the skin to turn red and tingle, and it will feel hot and itchy. This particularly happens in the face, neck, and ears. Dry skin can also been experienced. The hot feeling is similar to “hot flashes” experienced by women during menopause. “Flushing” occurs because the capillaries (tiny blood vessels) are opening up in the skin. This usually lasts less than 1 hour, but it is not harmful in any way. Do not buy non-flushing niacin, called niacinamide, since it does not provide the same benefits as “true” Niacin (B3). Do not be concerned if you do not get a niacin flush when you first start on this program, and do not increase doses because you are not getting a flush.Take Thiamine (B1) in addition to Vitamin B Complex and Niacin (B3). Additional thiamine improves sleep, prevents nightmares, improves appetite, helps digestion, helps the bowels move, improves mood, memory and depression, helps alleviate cravings, increases serotonin, helps the heart and circulation, improves liver function, and is vital for the brain and nervous system.
Vitamin B Doses — the doses below are taken “two times a day with meals”.
Note: Even though Nutritional Yeast Flakes contain niacin (B3) and thiamine (B1) it is advisable to also take the doses recommended above.Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)
Note: To avoid getting loose stools (diarrhea) from vitamin C, which is called the bowel tolerance level, start with 500 mg 2-3 times a day and gradually increase it. Diarrhea is also a detoxifying symptom that your body creates in order to get rid of toxins, so vitamin C may not be the cause.
Ascorbic acid powder or crystals are less expensive to take than vitamin C tablets. However, ascorbic acid can upset the stomach so it should be taken with foods/meals. Also it can be hard on the teeth, so rinse your mouth well after drinking it.
Do not use sodium ascorbate, since it contains calcium and magnesium, or possibly baking soda. If there is any calcium and magnesium in your vitamin C you will not be able to regulate taking the correct amounts of calcium and magnesium. Baking soda is high in sodium which is diuretic, meaning it makes the body get rid of water and minerals along with it.
Vitamin C Dose: Take 4,000 mg total per day, divided between 3 meals. Start with 500 mg twice a day and gradually increase it to avoid getting loose stools. If you get loose stools lower the dose for awhile and take more time to increase the amounts.
Vitamin E (natural source only). Natural source vitamin E is indicated by the “d” in front of the different types of vitamin E, i.e. d-alpha-tocopherol. The synthetic version begins with “dl”, i.e. dl-alpha-tocopherol. Clear Base or dry base formulas are soy-free, but evidently soy-derived vitamin E supplements do not contain the damaging substances found in other soy products.
Vitamin E Dose: Take 200 IU twice a day or 400 IU once a day. If you are already taking a higher dose of vitamin E continue on that dose since your body will be used to it. However, no one should take more than 800 IU per day, except for short periods of time since higher doses can interfere with the balance of fats, oils, and oil soluble vitamins.
The best way to obtain all of the minerals your body needs is:
- Eat the correct ratios of protein to fat to carbs from nutrient-dense foods as close to Mother Nature as possible — see Calculate Protein, Fat & Carbs Ratios. The high “good” fats diet, along with supplements, helps pull nutrients out of all foods consumed, including minerals, and there are many important minerals in meats and eggs.
- By taking calcium/magnesium supplements, noted above.
- Consume at least 1 cup of a mineral-rich bone broth per day. It should be a “true” bone broth where the bones have been soaked and cooked in an acidic medium, and simmered long enough on low heat to pull the minerals out of the bones — see Mineral-Rich Bone Broth recipe.
By drinking, and cooking with, good filtered tap water that contains natural minerals as close to Mother Nature as possible. Do not use reverse osmosis or distilled water, since they are devoid of minerals, and actually leach (pull out) minerals in the body. Adding minerals to the water doesn’t help, since it won’t stop the leaching, and it isn’t possible for processed minerals to duplicate Mother Nature’s natural minerals.
Therefore it is better to use a simple filter, like Brita or PUR, which filters out chlorine and some contaminates, so you are getting natural occurring minerals, or buy a good reputable Spring water. Another alternative is to boil water for 30 minutes to get rid of chlorine and some contaminates.
Do not be concerned about fluoride in your water, since you will be eliminating all other sources of toxic fluoride on this program, including dental treatments, toothpaste, and processed foods and drinks. Fluoride is much more dangerous when there are many sources that accumulate in your body, rather than just one source like water.
You should never drink softened water since it is high in sodium which is diuretic, meaning it makes the body get rid of water along with important minerals.
Consume “good” ocean sea salt every day that contains over 84 minerals — Light Grey Celtic Brand Ocean Sea Salt is available at iHerb. Ocean sea salt provides the correct of “true” sodium and chloride that are 2 of the 7 macrominerals required in higher amounts every day. As noted above, there are enough macrominerals, other than calcium, magnesium, sodium and chloride, contained in the diet, i.e. potassium, sulphur, and phosphorus.
Do not use Redmond’s Sea Salt since it only contains 54 minerals, and not 84 minerals like “true” ocean sea salts.
The grey color of ocean sea salt indicates the amount of minerals in it, and it should be moist. The larger the crystals and the moister it is, the more minerals it will contain, as opposed to fine grades (finely ground) of the same salt that are lighter grey.
Since good ocean sea salt is coarse and moist it is not possible to grind it in a regular pepper or salt grinder, so special grinders must be used. It can be ground it up in a coffee grinder, but the grinder should be cleaned and left to dry out otherwise it will cause it to rust. It is much better to sprinkle large moist crystals on foods or into drinks with your fingers, rather than grinding them up.
Ocean Sea Salt Doses: — Consume 1.5 teaspoons of large gray crystals or 1 teaspoon of fine grades (ground up) per day of “good” ocean sea salt, taken in divided doses with meals by sprinkling them on foods and/or added to water.
How to Improve Digestion
Most unhealthy people have digestive problems, including nausea, stomach aches, nausea, acid reflux (heartburn), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, etc. While many health programs recommend cleansing or cleanses of the bowels and other organs in the body, these treatments can be very harsh. Liver, kidney and gallbladder cleanses dump too many toxins into the body at one time, that most unhealthy people cannot handle.
There have been cases of people with life threatening conditions caused by such cleanses, requiring emergency room treatment. Also, liver and gall bladder cleanses can release gallstones into the bile ducts that can block and tear them, requiring emergency surgery.
All cleanses are a combination of herbs or ingredients which many unhealthy people cannot handle, not only because it causes too many toxins to be dumped into the system at one time, but also because the ingredients themselves are often too strong, causing adverse reactions.
However, this program contains high “good” fats, including fat soluble nutrients (omega 3, vitamins A, D & E), which are very important for liver and gall bladder health. Over time the diet will normalize the functioning of all organs, including the liver, gall bladder, kidneys, thyroid, adrenals, digestive system, etc. and it may dissolve any stones that are present.
The diet, supplements and other treatments recommended will do a good job of increasing digestion, strengthening the walls of the intestines (mostly with good saturated fats), increasing good motility of the intestines, clearing out the liver, adrenals and gall bladder, increasing kidney function, etc. and will also cleanse and help detoxify the entire body. It also get rids of all heavy metals such as mercury, lead and aluminum, etc.
Therefore cleansing treatments are not recommended for any reason, including liver, kidney, gall bladder or bowel cleanses, except for self-administered enemas — see the Enemas.
Fasting is also not recommended. Even though fasting is intended to give the body a rest and/or to allow it to clear out toxins and wastes, while your body is fasting it is also not getting the nutrients it needs for healing and energy. It is more important to give the body what it needs so it is able to heal itself naturally, which includes cleansing and detoxification. Time between meals is important so body has the time to digest foods and supplements without having to direct its energies towards digesting more foods. That is why snacking is not recommended.
Some people do a type of fasting where they only consume the Bee’s Egg Drink for a few days at a time, but that is not considered “true fasting” and it wouldn’t cause problems because you would be getting plenty of nutrients and energy from the drink.
Stomach Acid ProblemsMany people today have digestive problems, which is mainly caused by the stomach producing “too little” stomach acid. We may think our stomachs are “overly acidic” because of heartburn, sour stomach, or overall stomach upset, nausea and pain, when in fact “too little acid” is exactly the same as an “over acidic” stomach. The technical term for low stomach acidity is “hypochlorhydria,” and a stomach that is not producing any acid is called “achlorhydria.” The most common symptoms of low stomach acidity include:
- heartburn (if there isn’t enough stomach acid the valve that closes the end of the esophagus won’t close properly, so even low stomach acid can burn the esophagus)
- upset stomach, nausea
- sour stomach
- a heavy feeling, as if the food is just sitting in the stomach in a lump
Our stomachs are supposed to be acidic, so it important that it produce high concentrations of hydrochloric acid (HCl). When the stomach produces HCl it also produces bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) which protects the lining of the stomach from being damaged or eaten up by HCl. When the stomach does not produce enough HCl, it also will not produce enough bicarbonate of soda so the stomach can become ulcerated.
When hydrochloric acid is low it causes malnutrition and many digestive problems. HCl mainly digests protein, breaking it down into small molecules, which are further digested in the intestinal tract. Low stomach acid is associated with a higher incidence of gastrointestinal problems like h. pylori bacteria found in cause stomach ulcers, acid reflux (heartburn), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s Disease, diarrhea, constipation, etc.
Our stomachs need adequate acid so we can get the benefit of a good diet and the nutrients it contains, and in order for digestion to proceed like it should throughout the intestines—see more information see Digestion, Digestive Disorders, IBS, Etc., and Fiber in the Diet Theory Doesn’t Help Digestion.
How Foods Are Digested
Carbohydrates (carbs) start being digested by enzymes produced in the mouth – carbs are all foods that are not classified as protein or fat, including vegetables, fruits, grains, nuts, seeds, sugar, starches, herbs, spices, etc. Some carbs also contain protein and fat, such as grains, nuts, seeds and some vegetables. Some proteins also contain carbs and fats such as eggs.
Hydrochloric acid (HCl), which is stomach acid, mainly digests protein. When a person starts to eat the stomach is stimulated to start producing hydrochloric acid (HCl). Stomach acid gradually increases during a meal. When the stomach acid gets high enough, which normally takes about 20-30 minutes after eating, it neutralizes enzymes from the mouth so the digestion of carbohydrates stops.
Digestive enzymes from the mouth only work on carbs while the mixture is alkaline. Therefore, if HCl supplements are taken too early it stops carb digestion in the stomach too soon. HCl also neutralizes any digestive enzyme supplements, so taking them is a waste. That is why it is important to take HCl supplements 30-45 minutes after eating a meal.
When the mixture of food, water and HCl (called chyme) empties out of the stomach it has to go through a small hole 10 mm, which is slightly larger than the end of a pencil, called the pyloric valve. The mixture squirts through that small hole in spurts. The rate at which foods empty out of the stomach is highly regulated. If the mixture is too solid and doesn’t contain enough fluid it isn’t as able to get through that small hole. That is why drinking enough fluids with meals is also very important.
When the mixture starts squirting through that small hole, if the pancreas detects it contains enough fluids and HCl it is able to do its job. First the mixture must be made alkaline, so the pancreas pours lots of bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) onto the mixture as it is squirting through that small hole. Pancreatic digestive enzymes only work on an alkaline mixture, just like enzymes in the mouth.
Next, the pancreas produces several enzymes which digest carbs, fats and further digests protein, i.e. protease digests protein, amylase digests carbs and lipase digests fats. The small intestine also produces digestive enzymes that only work on an alkaline mixture.
Therefore taking HCl supplements and improving stomach acid production, along with having enough fluids with meals, is very important for proper digestion, whereas taking digestive enzymes is a waste and doesn’t help digestion.
Improve Digestion with Foods
- Meats and eggs.
- Natural fats such as coconut oil, butter, lard, and other naturally occurring animal fats.
- Good ocean sea salt added to foods and/or added to water.
- Mineral-Rich Bone Broth.
How to Increase Stomach Acid Production
- Some people with low stomach acid need to take betaine hydrochloric acid supplements (HCl) 30-45 minutes after eating – see How to Take Hydrochloric Acid Supplements.
- Avoid raw vegetables until digestion improves. All plant cell walls are made of cellulose fibers that the human digestive system is incapable of breaking down. Therefore the cellulose cell walls of plants must be broken down before they are digestible, and in order for nutrients, including minerals, and enzymes to be available – see Why Cooked Foods Are Healthier. Also see Raw Versus Cooked Vegetables & Fruits, of course candida sufferers would not have any fruits, except small amounts of lemons.
- Do not cook meats or eggs using high heat, and do not overcook them. Cooking proteins actually pre-digests them, called denaturing. However overheating or overcooking them makes them lose moisture and binds the protein molecules tighter together which makes them harder to digest. Meats can also be pre-digested (denatured), by soaking them in acidic mediums such as lemon or lime juice, tomato juice, apple cider vinegar, etc. Marinating meats is a good way to pre-digest or pre-cook them.
- Eat protein and “good” fats with every meal. Protein stimulates stomach acid production, and protein and fats stimulate the gall bladder to dump bile into the small intestines. Good fats also are needed by the liver in order to produce bile.
- Always have ocean sea salt with meals since salt is important for proper digestion and it also stimulates stomach acid production. You can add it during cooking or afterward or add it to water you drink during meals.
- Drink enough fluids with meals so the mixture in the stomach is able to squirt through the small opening from the stomach into the first part of the small intestines.
- Chew foods thoroughly to stimulate digestive enzymes in the mouth, and to break up foods into the smallest particles possible for better digestion.
- Eat enough foods at each meal that includes a good balance of proteins, good fats (coconut oil, butter, lard, etc.) and vegetables.
- Eat at least 2 complete meals per day, but not more than 3 meals.
- Avoid snacking in between meals in order to allow time for your body to digest foods properly.
Is Your Gallbladder Ready for Fats?
If you live in North America, chances are you have experienced gall bladder problems at one time or another. Two things the gallbladder doesn’t like are bad fats and no fats. Bad fats, like man-made processed vegetable oils, are difficult to digest and put a lot of stress on the gallbladder. The gallbladder is a little sac that sits alongside your liver. The liver produces bile, a substance made from cholesterol that emulsifies fat and makes it easier to digest.
The gallbladder stores and concentrates bile, and then secretes it into the small intestines when fats and proteins are present. If you do not eat fat, the gallbladder won’t get any exercise and can begin to atrophy.
If you’ve eaten mostly unnatural man–made fats or have spent many years on a low-fat diet, chances are your gallbladder will need a little work before you will be able to completely digest generous amounts of good fats in your diet. Start by eating the recommended amount of proteins, fats and carbs and by practicing good digestive (above).
Natural fats, i.e. coconut oil, butter, lard, etc. are very easy on the gall bladder because they do not require enzymes nor bile salts in order to be digested. If you are just beginning to add fats to your diet after many years of low-fat foods, your best choice is to start with unrefined coconut oil and butter. For more information see the Digestion, Digestive Disorders, Etc..
You Will Experience Many Healing & Detoxifying Symptoms and Reactions
The healing crisis is a reaction that is the result of the activity of nature’s healing forces in overcoming disease conditions. It happens when the body becomes overcrowded by wastes and toxins. Cells and tissues begin to throw off the waste and carry it from the bloodstream to various eliminating organs including the liver, kidneys, lungs, skin, digestion system, nasal passages, ears, throat, and genital organs.
These organs, in turn, become congested and irritated, producing symptoms such as colds, flue, boils, skin problems (rash, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, etc.), kidney and bladder infection, headaches, ear or eye infection, diarrhea and/or constipation, and fever, to name a few.
That is the healing crisis, which is a form of healing and elimination. First the toxins are removed and then the tissues are renewed. These symptoms and the process of elimination are part of the cure and should not be suppressed. Although a healing and disease crisis may look alike they are very different.
A disease crisis is when the body is loaded to the toleration point with wastes and toxins. The body arouses itself in self-defense and brings on an acute inflammation such as a cold, fever, etc. If the wastes and toxins are not eliminated the body adapts itself to function at a lower energy level. However these wastes and toxins accumulate and inhibit the organs from performing their normal functions until a chronic disease occurs.
On the other hand a healing crisis develops because the healing forces are strengthening. By changing the diet to a highly nutritious one, and by eliminating as many sources of damaging substances as possible, i.e. sugar, soy, grains, chemicals, mycotoxins, preservatives, molds, etc. the body gets stronger, digging into the tissues and eliminating old chronic waste and toxins.
Skin problems occur because of toxins being eliminated through the skin, and also because the body externalizes healing to the skin to protect vital inner organs like the heart, liver, kidneys, brain, etc.
Excessive mucus will also be created in order to clear out toxins, which occur in the nose, sinuses, throat, bronchial tubes, lungs, digestive tract, etc. This does not mean there is an infection present, therefore the symptoms should not be suppressed. This is a time when your body needs help with its detoxifying efforts.
The most important aspect of the healing crisis is to never go to extremes when making changes to your diet or life style. It is important to gradually introduce changes one at a time, allowing your body to adapt to the changes and adjust itself.
Trying to change too many things at once can be counter-productive, discouraging and postpone the goal of overall health. That is why it is important to make changes one step at a time. As you make positive changes to your diet or life style and as each one becomes well-integrated into your daily routine, they will replace old “bad” habits with new “good” habits resulting in a healthier happier existence with your body. This also allows your body to do its job better, which is healing and maintaining health. For more information see Healing Naturally articles.
How Long it Takes to Get Healthy
It takes 1 month of natural healing for every year you have been unhealthy, which for most people today is since before they were born. That is because most people today have inherited a very poor “nutritional status” from their parents when they were conceived in the womb.
Poor health doesn’t happen overnight. It sneaks up on us slowly but surely, so it may be impossible to pinpoint exactly when it all started. So it is important to stay on this program long enough to improve all or most of your health problems and issues.
That means most people will need to stay on the program for the number of months they are in age, i.e. if you are 40 years old you need to stay on the program for 40 months. However, if you experience a lot of stress, get injured, etc. it may take you a lot longer.
Even after you are healthy, you cannot eat modern foods and take in toxins, drugs, etc. which caused you to get sick in the first place. In order to maintain life-long health you need to continue getting all of the nutrients on this program otherwise you will become sick again and again.
The healing processes follow these natural laws, called Hering’s Law of Cures:
- Symptoms of a chronic disease disappear in definite order, going in reverse through every previous ache, pain, disease, illness, symptom, injury, etc. This is called “re-tracing.”
- It takes about one month of natural healing for every year since the health problem first appeared.
- Healing progresses from the more vital organs to the less vital organs; from inside of the body towards the skin and from the top of the body down.
For more information see Retracing, Healing Reactions & Flare-Ups.
Withdrawal Symptoms are some of the reactions you will experience. That is when your cravings for sugar, carbohydrates, alcohol, grain products, and even toxins will increase. At times it may make you feel as if you are starving, when you actually aren’t. For help and more information see How to Control Food Cravings and Withdrawal Symptoms, Cravings, Etc..
Cleansing and Detoxifying Reactions are created by the body when it is trying to deal with the large numbers of toxins being released. This will result in excessive mucus being produced in the mucus membranes, which include sinuses, nose, throat, lungs, the digestive tract, reproductive organs, etc. Symptoms may also include an upset stomach, nausea, gas, bloating, belching, muscle and joint aches and pains, clumsiness, headaches, “brain fog,” etc. Often you may feel like you have been drugged, with symptoms similar to a bad hangover.
Healing Reactions – In addition to withdrawal symptoms and cleansing reactions you will experience symptoms that are clearly healing reactions. The severity and/or number of healing reactions you experience depends upon how often your body has been exposed to toxins and/or traumatized during your lifetime with injuries, disease, or illnesses, and how much detoxifying and healing the body can accomplish.
To help you “endure” these reactions and continue with your program, keep in mind that any reactions means your body is becoming stronger so that “healing” is taking place. Every drugless healing practitioner is well aware of such healing reactions.
For example: The Cancer Clinics in Mexico explain to their patients that without a healing reaction within the first two weeks of the program they must be re-evaluated for what could be causing the delay. (This could be from ingesting things that counteract the program or from using personal care items such as lotions, cosmetics, hair care items, etc. that interfere with the program, or not taking the prescribed amount of coffee enemas.) When a patient experiences a healing reaction all of the staff rejoices with the patient.
Symptoms Intensify Any symptoms experienced while you were becoming more and more unhealthy can intensify. This is different person to person, depending upon areas of their body that were most affected. Women who have had vaginal yeast infection will find such symptoms will become more intense and they may change as well. If someone has experienced a lot of digestive problems, their digestive upsets and disturbances will increase. If someone had a lot of head-related symptoms, their symptoms will become worse. And so on.
Symptoms will get worse before they get better, however, as you progress on the program, your good days will increase and your bad days will decrease. Natural healing takes time, patience, and persistence on a healthy program.
Healing Reactions are Not Allergic Reactions
An allergy is defined as: “A condition in which the body has an exaggerated response to a substance introduced by inhalation, ingestion, injection, or skin contact, often manifested by itchy eyes, runny nose, wheezing, skin rash, hives, diarrhea, gas, bloating, headaches, aching muscles, joint pain, and many others. Please note that these reactions are exactly the same symptoms as healing reactions.
These reactions are created by the body as a healing response, indicating that it is working very hard to eliminate and/or minimize the effects of toxic overloads on the body, or the ingestion of a poison. There are many other toxic sources in our environment and foods as well, which add to the toxic overload on the body. Some substances aren’t merely toxic; they are poisonous, which causes direct debilitating damage.
It is widely published that allergies are caused by poor health. At the same time allergic responses and symptoms means the body is working extremely hard to maintain its health in spite or poor nutrition, toxins, stresses, etc. Many people mistakenly assume they are allergic to many healthy foods, herbs, spices, etc. because of allergy tests or body reactions, which doctors also label as allergic. Please note that almost all allergy tests are inaccurate and they should not be relied upon to determine your allergies. Some allergies are obvious, because they are caused by toxic substances, i.e. room deodorizers, smoke, chemicals in the air, body care products, cleaning products, etc.), smog, chemtrails, pesticides, etc.
But allergies to animal dander, dust mites, dust, mold, pollen, grass, etc. are less obvious. However, not everyone reacts negatively to these substances, which obviously points to a person who is unhealthy and not able to detoxify like they should. It is a fact that the body can, and will, react to good unadulterated foods with “allergic-like” symptoms, which is exactly the same way it reacts to toxins or poisons. However, reactions to good foods are not allergic reactions, they are healing reactions. When the body receives the nutrients it needs to heal, it goes into high gear, doing its job of healing, which creates healing symptoms.
The long list of healing symptoms are exactly the same as the long list of allergic reactions, i.e. increased mucus in all mucus membranes (nose, sinuses, throat, lungs, intestines, stomach, etc.), headaches, stomach upset, gas, bloating, difficulty breathing, inflammation, heart palpitations, swelling, rashes, hives, diarrhea, constipation, fever, etc.
In fact hives are a healing reaction too when the body releases histamines and other chemicals into the bloodstream to handle toxins or to affect healing. Histamines causes hives, rashes, itching, swelling, and other related symptoms. Although hives may be uncomfortable, they are generally quite harmless and disappear on their own. Therefore, do not be alarmed if you get healing reactions from good unadulterated foods like eggs, coconut oil, butter, meats, etc. If you get reactions that are alarming or intolerable just cut back on the amount a little bit and gradually increase it.
To help your body detoxify do some of the treatments listed in How to Detoxify Effectively.
Do Not Push or Overwhelm Your Body
“More is not better!” You can overwhelm your body by over-treating it, and by taking too much of a good thing, which can stop or slow down natural healing processes. One of the important keys to healing naturally is not to push the body.
If you do too many treatments, exercise too much, take other unnecessary supplements, herbs, hormones, drugs, etc. your body becomes confused and overwhelmed because “too much is being pushed at it” so it is not as able to heal like it should.
“Proper nutrients” (diet plus only the supplements recommended) are what heals the body because they provide the body with what it requires in order to heal itself naturally the way Nature intended. So they need to be consumed consistently and for long enough in order to improve health.
For that reason some direct treatments can be done to help alleviate the discomforts of symptoms, but they shouldn’t be done for long periods of time, nor too intensely, because they can also interfere with the healing processes.
Simple Things to Help You
- For relaxation do this for 15 minutes every day. Lie down on the floor with your feet on a chair so your thighs are at a right angle to the seat of the chair and the calves of your legs are lying across the seat of the chair. It is as simple as that.
- Do dry skin brushing at least 3 times a week, which will stimulate the liver and adrenal glands, increasing their ability to handle the toxins – for instructions see Dry Skin Brushing.
- Thump your thymus gland to stimulate it. The thymus gland is an important part of Lymphatic System, which helps the body detoxify itself. It is located underneath the top of the breast bone. To thump it, use your knuckles and thump gently but firmly on the top of your breast bone. Gently thump about 10 times in a row. Do this a few times a day to wake up your thymus gland.
- Do things that help your body detoxify, and that will not interfere with “proper nutrients” and do not deplete energy levels, which includes taking Epsom Salt baths, doing Coffee Enemas for Detoxification, and mild exercise such as dry skin brushing (above) or walking, also see Mild Forms of Exercise.
- Do regular Deep Breathing Exercises to change your body over from running on its sympathetic nervous system (fight/flight nervous system) to its parasympathetic nervous system (calm nervous system). The parasympathetic nervous system works to calm us down and to heal. The sympathetic nervous system is called the fight/flight nervous system because it is activated when one needs to get out of a dangerous situation, or when we are under a lot of stress, including the stress of being sick and unhealth. When the sympathetic nervous system is activated it puts the body and mind in an alert mode, which causes constant stress to the body, interferes with healing, and depletes energy and nutrients.
Cooking, Food Storage & Recipes
When cooking and handling food it is important to handle, store, and cook food correctly in order to retain healthy life-giving nutrients available in them.
All vegetables should be cooked or fermented long enough to release the nutrients in them. This is because their cell walls are made of cellulose (wood-like fibres), and our digestive system is not capable of breaking down cellulose. Therefore, cellulose cell walls of all plant foods must be broken down, see Raw Versus Cooked Carbs (Plant Foods).
The best cooking oil is unrefined coconut oil. Of all the available oils, coconut oil is the best for cooking because it is nearly a completely saturated fat, which means it is much less susceptible to damage when it is heated, and it can withstand higher heat than others (up to 375 degrees Fahrenheit). It can be mixed half and half with butter to increase the flavors in certain foods.
Do not cook or heat olive oil, since heat damages it so it becomes oxidized, which causes damage to the body – see More Scientific Support For Using Olive Oil. However, unheated extra virgin olive oil can be used in salad dressing, mayonnaise, or added to foods after they are cooked.
Do not microwave food, water or drinks. The most important rule in cooking is not to microwave any food, not even to heat leftovers, water or drinks. Recent research shows that microwaved food causes severe molecular damage in the body. These changes cause deterioration and damage to the health. In simple terms, microwave ovens change the molecular structure of food with radiation. If manufacturers would have more accurately called them “radiation chambers” it’s doubtful they would have ever sold one, but that’s exactly what a microwave oven IS.
Do not buy irradiated foods. When food is irradiated the radiation breaks up the molecular structure of the food and creates a whole new set of chemicals known as “unique radiolytic products” (URPs). These URPs include benzene, formaldehyde and a host of known mutagens and carcinogens. Irradiation kills nutrients in food, and effectively renders the food “dead,” which is useless to your body. For more information see Microwaving & Irradiation.
Regulations vary from country to country, and even in the United States they can vary between states. Check regulations in your area to find out what foods have been approved for irradiation. As far as we know all spices in the United States and Canada are irradiated, and in the United States some fresh produce and meats are also irradiated.
The kinds of pots and pans to use: Cooking pots and pans must not be made of aluminum nor Teflon coated. Teflon releases a gas that is harmful. Pots and pans made of cast iron are best. They need to be well-seasoned with coconut oil before use unless they are already seasoned. There are also good pots and pans made of cast iron coated with heavy enamel. High grade stainless steel cookware are also good, as well as cookware made of glass or stone.