After doing the webisode on Candida with my sister, I realized I desperately needed to do a serious cleanse. I had a laundry list of Candida symptoms! I have NEVER been able to stick with a cleanse except this one. Today, I proudly finished an amazing 10 day cleanse called The InnerLight 10 Day Liquid Feast/Cleanse: http://www.nationalcandidacenter.com/meal-schedule/
A few years ago on a Christmas trip to Australia, I found out I had this crazy thing called CANDIDA! Hmmm, what the heck is that, you ask? After indulging on my Mother-in-Law‘s ridiculously delish homebaked breads and cakes, a friend of mine recommended I “juice” for a few days to get my system rebalanced. He gave me a juice of apple, carrot, celery, a few other things I can’t remember along with a serious helping of ginger. It was so hot and tangy I could barely drink it, but being the brave girl I am…I downed the entire glass of this concoction.
A few hours later during dinner, my hubby looked at me and said “babe, what’s going on with your lips?” I was itchy all over and so uncomfortable. I pulled out a mirror and my lips looked like Eddie Murphy‘s in the Nutty Professor. You know the scene when he’s turning into his alter ego and his body parts are all huge and morphed! I did have a brief Angelina Jolie moment! By the time we got home from dinner, I had hives all over my body. Our friend said, that looks like a candida reaction to the ginger. HUH? He explained that candida was an overgrowth of yeast which feeds and grows off the sugars in our bodies. It can cause fatigue, a lethargic feeling and overall sluggish energy. With a few simple lifestyle changes like eating more yogurt and reducing starches and sugars, candida can easily be kept under control.
My sister, Natalie, also battles keeping her candida under control and just went on a great cleanse which she shares in the latest webisode. She’s candid about how the cleanse gave her a bad case of smelly feet! Pewww!