I routinely see people make mistakes that get in the way of their Candida cleanse. If you want your recovery to proceed as it should, do your best to avoid the following errors:
1. Being overly focused on your diet:
I often see this. Some people say, “Oh my god, I’m eating all the right foods! I’m eating so clean, but I’m not getting better!
Here’s the thing, folks. Folks, it’s not all about food. I try to drive this point home so many times on this channel. Getting better from a gut problem is not all about what you eat. I’ve seen countless people recover on diets that weren’t anywhere near as good as what you’re eating now. Some of these people were very sick. In some cases, all they needed was an attitude change to get better.
2. Believing everything you read online.
Some people believe everything they read on the web. That means they could be walking around with all sorts of disinformation about Candida, about cleansing, about probiotics, and about digestion. Make sure you apply a healthy degree of skepticism to information that tells you that gut health isn’t important or that Candida overgrowth doesn’t exist.
3. Not getting enough sleep.
With poor sleep comes poor recovery. Sleep is critical for rebuilding your health, including optimizing your gut function. You can eat the best food on the planet, but if your sleeping pattern is terrible, you might as well have Coke and fries.
4. Neglecting the work/life balance.
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. You need to have balance in your life. You need to have days where you do nothing, where you relax. You need vacation time. You can’t work all the time. You’re not going to be happy if you’re always working.
5. Taking dozens of dietary supplements.
Some people I see take 10, 20, 30, 40 supplements each day! If you need any more than three of four different supplements, something’s wrong.
Food should be your primary “medicine. A few high-quality supplements, taken for a short period, can help your gut. But you don’t need dozens of different pills, and you don’t need to take them for the rest of your life.
6. Not exercising enough.
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- Vaginal Yeast Infection Cleansing
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There needs to be a balance between the “sitting disease,” which most of us have, and being active — exercise results in better liver, digestive, and emotional health and a longer life.
7. Exercising too much.
Being an exercise fanatic isn’t any better than being a diet fanatic. Make sure you aren’t using exercise to justify eating cookies at night. Cleansing your gut doesn’t work like that.
8. Being overly focused on Candida.
Some people who see me have got their mind made up, that the only thing they’ve got is Candida, and all their symptoms stem from that yeast. The interesting thing is that when we do a stool test on these people, about half of them have no evidence of Candida.
Don’t make any assumptions until you have the facts in hand. You may not have Candida. It could be Klebsiella. It could be Citrobacter. It could be Blastocystis. It could be a lack of beneficial bacteria.
9: Not testing before treating.
Some people never test. They treat, treat, treat without truly knowing what’s in their gut. If you do your homework first and act upon accurate information, you get the best outcomes. The comprehensive stool analysis is the Rolls Royce of gut investigation. It provides the most useful information leading to the best treatment protocol and the best results.
10: Not pursuing your dreams or being happy in your life.
Are you happy right now in your life? Do you like your relationship? Have you got a good job? Are you studying too much? Have you broken down the components in your life you don’t like and tried to work out why you’re not happy?
I don’t care what your diet’s like, I don’t care how much you exercise, and I don’t care how much you sleep. If you’re not happy with some big thing in your life, you’re not going to recover fully. You’re going to stay sick until someone tells you, “Hey, you need to make a change.”
If you love what you do, and you love who you’re with, it’s going to make a big difference when it comes to recovery — a tremendous difference.