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Why do I crave? Why do I have skin issues? Why……????

Happy Tuesday everybody!

Do you know what Candida is? It’s a yeast/fungal overgrowth that takes root in your body for a variety of reasons (I will explain), and can cause a multitude of health issues.

So, what causes Candida? Have you EVER taken antibiotics? Do you eat a lot of carbs/sugar? Do you consume a lot of alcohol? Do you have a lot of stress? Do you take oral contraceptives? Do you eat a lot of fermented foods? These are just some of the things that can cause Candida. Candida causes a yeast/fungal build up that kills the good flora in your tummy, causing health issues. Candida is often misdiagnosed too, so be aware of that.

How do you know you have a Candida overgrowth? Some symptoms could include: fibromyalgia, digestive issues, food allergies, IBS, migraines, skin disorders (psoriasis, eczema, acne), irritability, depression, mood swings, allergies, severe sugar cravings and more.

How can you find out for sure that you have an overgrowth? There is a written questionnaire that can tell you that there is a good chance you have a Candida issue (which I think is fairly accurate), or you can have your doctor test you via blood test, urine or stool sample for a definitive answer.

How do you treat Candida? A Candida Cleanse and a Candida Diet would both be extremely beneficial. Step AWAY from the sugar! Sugar feeds the yeast! Probiotics EVERY day! (You have to get the flora in your tummy working properly.) Some doctors recommend anti-fungal medications/supplements. Try to avoid fermented foods and cut back to almost no complex carbs.
These are just a few things that could help. Remember though, depending on your personal Candida issue, it could take months to get rid of it, but once you do, you’ll notice much improved health!

There is a ton of information out there on Candida by many different people, some famous (Dr. Oz, Dr. Mercola), and some not so famous, but it’s all great information to research and find what treatment might work best for you. If I can help, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Until next time! Have a Happy Healthy Day! 😀

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Do you have eczema? Then you NEED to see this!

Happy Thursday everybody!

Yesterday I saw an article about a study: “Scientists conduct clinical trial to determine silk clothing for treatment of eczema” ( ) and I was completely and utterly appalled! Really, you think silk is going to “treat” eczema? Really? Come on now. Eczema shows up on the outside, but it starts from the inside, just like every other disease…..

In my several years of studies, if I have learned anything, it’s this…..changing your diet is the BEST way to fight disease. Don’t believe me? There are many books out there that prove it, and there are people that have literally done it!

There are many books…..”Healing with Whole Foods”, but Paul Pitchford is my absolute favorite, so start with that one. “Eat to Live”, by Dr. Joel Fuhrman is my other favorite. So there are two for you to start with. 🙂

I have even found a human for you, named Abby! 🙂 I want you to read her story of how changing her diet has helped her to overcome severe eczema…..complete with pictures and links.

This is Abby now:

This is Abby before:

Now if you have eczema, you know how she felt, but if you’ve never known someone with eczema, you can only imagine what they have to deal with day to day! There are more pics on her website that you should see too, so make sure you go there:

Doctors told Abby they had never seen a case of eczema that was as bad as hers, and that it couldn’t be cured. She tried every “conventional” treatment she could find, and nothing worked. This is when her research led her to the discovery that changing her diet was going to change her life. This all started with a trip to a Naturopath, who put her on the path to wellness. She not only changed her life, she has become a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Wellness Expert & Eczema Specialist. She is now paying it forward by helping others overcome their own eczema problems.

Please visit Abby’s website and don’t hesitate to ask her if she can help you too!

Abby also has an area on her site specifically about certain products and eczema, so don’t miss this valuable information:

Abby also shares some recipes: I’m looking forward to trying some of them myself! 🙂

Way to go Abby! I’m so proud of you for choosing to help others in their search to not only get rid of eczema, but better their health with nutrition!

Until next time! Have a Happy Healthy Day! :o)