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Q.  There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet regarding Candida Cleansing Diet, what is your opinion on this?

A.  Indeed, it’s like a jungle out there in terms of information regarding the candida cleansing diet.   Oftentimes you are confused about what you can eat and what you should avoid when you try to heal yourself from candidiasis, or yeast and parasitic infections.

First of all, you need to understand that candida is a member of the yeast family.  Candida alone has 40 to 50 strains that are harmful to your health.  When yeasts are present, parasites also thrive.  I call them Siamese Twins.  Therefore, I would refer to yeast and parasite cleanse in this Q&A.

Also, the word “diet” seems to denote the meaning of being “limited” and “short term.”  Therefore, I prefer to call it an “Anti-Yeast Nutritional Program” because you can follow the nutritional principles for life to maintain optimal health.  The anti-yeast nutritional program I recommend contains no sugar, no dairy, no wheat, no yeast, no caffeine, no alcohol, no nicotine, nor chemicals.   I developed these “Eight Commandments” after I conquered a severe case of yeast and parasitic infection, and remained symptom-free for several decades.

In my yeast-free cookbook, Healthy and Tasty: Dr. J’s Anti-Yeast Cooking, you will find anti-yeast nutritional principles and recipes that nourish your body, but starve the yeasts and parasites.  The “Eight Commandments” detailed in my anti-yeast cookbook have stood the test of time.  My many clients and myself have been able to get well and stay well because of these anti-yeast nutritional principles.

When your immune system is strong, you can re-introduce food items that are on the no-no list if you go for moderation.   Occasionally, when I indulged on the no-no foods, I had to accept the consequences for it.  For example, if I had a small slice of ultra-sweet fruits such as watermelon, my body can handle it.  However, when I had a bigger slice, I would suffer from sugar headaches for a few days.  It becomes a matter of choice of what consequences you would accept when you deviate from my anti-yeast nutritional principles.

Also, please be aware that diet alone will not cure you when you suffer from chronic yeast and parasitic infections.  You do need to consider herbal therapy to eliminate excess yeasts and parasites quickly so that your body’s innate intelligence can be activated and healing can take place.  I formulated Yeast-Para Control to remove yeasts and parasites simultaneously.  Because yeasts and parasites go hand in hand, if you only treat yeast or only treat parasitic infection, sooner or later, both yeasts and parasites will come back together to “haunt” you.

I also formulated Cleansing-Balance Tea to flush the debris created by Yeast-Para Control.  It’s like this: Yeast-Para Control would scrub the toilet, and Cleansing-Balance Tea would flush the toilet.  When you combine these two formulas (Herbal Detox), together with the anti-yeast nutritional program, your body would begin to heal quickly.

As I stated in previous publications, yeasts and parasites are the “root of all evil” when health is concerned, and stress is the core of these roots.  Therefore, if you want to have long-lasting results, you must manage your stress effectively.  In my book, Breaking the Yeast Curse: Food and Unconditional Love for Magic Healing, there are several techniques you can use to reduce your stress.  They include meditation, releasing deep-rooted negative emotions, prayers, and affirmations.  To start, you may go to our website: www.drjsbest.com to download a free 10-Minute Meditation Guide to reduce stress and increase your general wellbeing.

Consultation on how to heal yeast and parasitic infections and their related illnesses is available in person, over the phone or over Skype.  For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (818) 472-2213 or send an e-mail to drj@drjsbest.com.  Skype name: academyofvibranthealth.

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leaky gutWhat is Leaky Gut Syndrome?

According to Wikipedia, leaky gut syndrome is a proposed condition of a damaged bowel lining.  The term is used by some holistic health or alternative medicine practitioners, but is not a recognized diagnosis.   It is hypothesized that leaky gut syndrome is caused by increased permeability of the gut walls resulting from toxins, poor diet, parasites, infection, or medication.  The leaky gut then allows substances such as toxins, microbes, undigested food, waste, or larger than normal macromolecules to leak through an abnormally permeable gut wall.  Proponents propose that these out-of-place substances affect the body directly or initiate an immune reaction.

Symptoms of Leaky Gut Syndrome:

According to my clinical experience, leaky gut syndrome is a cluster of symptoms caused by the digestive tract inflammation.  They include: food allergies, bloating, diarrhea, stomach pain, extreme fatigue, mind fog, poor digestion and absorption, arthritis-like aches and pain, sleeping disorder, etc.  The symptoms mimic several diagnoses such as fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Crohn’s disease, Lyme disease, Irritated Bowel Syndrome (IBS), ulcerative colitis, yeast and parasitic infections, etc.

For many sufferers, it’s just a relief to finally put a name to the symptoms; however, it does not change the fact that their suffering continues.  So, it’s important to know the possible causes of these symptoms and the holistic treatment for them.

Possible causes of Leaky Gut Syndrome:

1)    Yeast and parasitic infections:

Yeasts and parasites use their vampire-like hooks to hook onto the mucous membranes and suck nutrients from the host.  If they develop colonies in the gastric-intestinal tract (GI Tract), then stomach ulcers or leaky guts can be a result.  Not only do they suck nutrients from the host, but they also damage the lining of the walls of the Gastric-intestinal Tract.

2)    Poor dietary habit:

The Standard American Diet (SAD) is loaded with sugar, dairy, wheat, yeasts, caffeine, alcohol, and chemicals.  The SAD feeds the yeasts and parasites and worsens the symptoms.

3)    Psychological stress:

Carrying negative emotions such as anger, resentment, fear, regret, and guilt is like driving a car with the hand-break on.  It causes wear and tear on the car (your immune system).  When your immunity is weak, all kinds of invaders such as bacteria, viruses, yeasts and parasites can defeat you and cause a variety of illnesses.  That which is eating you psychologically is also eating you physically.

4)    Liberal use of antibiotics and other potent drugs:

The western medical establishment uses antibiotics as a “catch all” magic bullet for all infections without consideration of strengthening the immunity.  Cortisone is another popular drug used to inhibit the inflammation process.  In fact, excessive use of antibiotics and cortisone destroys the immunity, because the potent drugs kill both the good and bad bacteria floras in your intestines.  The “bad guys” such as harmful yeasts take no time to come back; while the “good guys” take a long time to rebuild.  Yeasts are airborne, and they are “omnipresent.”  They can re-enter your weak body anywhere, anytime.  Thus, an imbalance is created.   A vicious circle ensues.   To make the situation more complicated, when yeasts are present, parasites also thrive because of their symbiotic relationships.   As I explained in previous articles, when yeasts ferment, they create a chemical substance called “propyl alcohol” and that substance feeds parasites.  To return the favor, parasites use their body surface as a platform for yeasts to grow and expand.

When people develop leaky gut syndrome, usually they encounter all the factors I described above.  Leaky gut syndrome can be repaired if you employ a holistic approach, and be patient with yourself, and with your life!

In the next article, I will discuss the holistic treatment to repair leaky gut syndrome.  Stay tuned.

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Q.        Are laboratory tests accurate in detecting the presence of yeasts and parasites?

A.        Modern technology is improving in terms of detecting the presence of yeasts and parasites.  However, most laboratory tests and x-rays cannot do the job accurately.   Even though the recent development of DNA testing is far superior to all previous tests, the scope is limited.  Why?  Yeasts and parasites have more than 250,000 species.  Candida albicans alone has a family of more than 40 strains of harmful yeasts.  No test up to date can detect them all!

Based on my more than three decades of clinical experience, the best assessment of yeast and parasitic infections is the observation of the eyes, skin, tongue and knowledge of a detailed health history.   Most importantly, when my clients are on our Herbal Detox program, within days they will see the “evidence” in the toilet such as:

Debris of Yeasts

Cloudy or mucousy materials in the urine or stool.  Some of my clients described them as “the Milky Way” or “clouds under the water.”

Eggs of Parasites:

They look like sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, undigested brown rice, or broken corn.  You can see them in your stool or menstrual blood clots.

Mature Worms:

They come in various sizes, shapes and colors.  Pinworms appear to be fibers sticking out of your stool.  Hook worms look like spaghetti or string cheese.  Flat worms look like broken tree leaves dancing in the toilet when you flush it.

In other words, your toilet is your best laboratory!

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In the previous two articles, I pointed out that yeast and parasitic infections are a global epidemic.  I also highlighted the major symptoms and causes.  To get more detailed information, you can review my book, Breaking the Yeast Curse: Food and Unconditional Love for Magic Healing.

In this article, I will address natural, drug-free treatment for yeast and parasitic infections based on my more than 30 years of clinical experience working with people from all walks of life:

1)    Anti-Yeast Nutrition:

For starters, adopt an Anti-Yeast Nutritional program for life.  This nutritional program contains no sugar, no dairy, no wheat, no yeasts, no alcohol, no caffeine, no nicotine, nor chemicals.  My clients call it “Dr. J’s Eight Commandments.”  Examples of great recipes for this program can be found in my cookbook: Healthy and Tasty: Dr. J’s Anti-Yeast Cooking.  This program is designed to starve the yeasts and parasites, nourish your body with good nutrients, and prevent new toxins from being created and built up in your body.

2)    Herbal Therapy to Remove Excess Yeasts And Parasites:

When you abuse or misuse your body for a long time, toxins would build up and may cause a multitude of health issues as described in the previous article.  One of the quickest ways to remove these toxins is using our Herbal Detox program (Yeast-Para Control and Cleansing-Balance Tea) that I formulated specifically for my clients.  Yeast-Para Control scrubs the toilet, and Cleansing-Balance Tea is like flushing the toilet.  The two formulas combined works wonders in removing yeasts and parasites simultaneously from your body, improving your immunity.  When your immunity is strong, you would be able to co-exist with your little enemies harmoniously.

3)    Manage Your Stress Effectively:

Stress is a part of life. If managed effectively, stress can propel you to a higher level of success or awakening.   Otherwise, stress can deplete your immunity and allow yeasts and parasites to overgrow.  Many ways lead to Rome.  Whatever works to release stress for you should be continued.  For myself and many of my clients, the combination of prayers (or chanting), affirmations, Vitamin “N” (N for nature), slow walking and 10-minute meditation works well to relieve stress.  You can go to my website: www.drjsbest.com to download the 10-meditation guide for FREE!  This is an invaluable gift that would benefit you for life if you use it!

4)    Exercise to Prevent Yeast and Parasitic Infections:

As stated in the previous article, yeasts and parasites love a still environment.  That’s why you might have symptoms such as sleep disorders, sinus congestion, snoring, or sleep apnea at night when you are relatively immobile.  People in the wheel chairs also have a tendency to develop urinary tract infections (UTI) caused by the overgrowth of yeasts.  If you are too tired to exercise, just start with a few minutes of slow walking or in-place jogging and gradually build up.  If you are in the wheel chair, you can also do “chair dancing” to improve your blood circulation and prevent the overgrowth of yeasts and parasites.

5)    Change Environments:

As explained before, yeasts and parasites are everywhere.   A damp environment such as woodlands and seaside dwellings, or a dusty environment such as construction sites all provide an incubator for yeasts and parasites to overgrow.  If you are exposed to yeasty or dusty environments, you are prone to having flare ups of yeast and parasitic infections.  Move to an environment which may be more suitable to improving your health.  If that is not possible, just take my Herbal Detox program (Yeast-Para Control and Cleansing-Balance Tea) routinely to remove excess yeasts and parasites.

6)    Overuse of Antibiotics or Potent Drugs:

As described in my book, Breaking the Yeast Curse: Food and Unconditional Love for Magic Healing, antibiotics or potent drugs may provide you with temporary relief.   However, the “good guys” such as bacteria floras in the intestines take a long time to re-establish, while the “bad guys” such as harmful yeasts take no time to comeback since they are air-borne and everywhere!  Thus, yeast overgrowth quickly occurs.  Worst of all, yeasts and parasites are like Siamese Twins.  They come hand in hand.  They both can create symptoms for you from head to toe.  My suggestion is avoiding antibiotics or potent drugs whenever possible.  Call me or consult with your holistic health care provider for alternatives before you take any antibiotics or potent drugs.

7)    Prevent Traveler’s Disease:

If you travel to an unfamiliar environment, I would suggest that you only drink a familiar brand of bottled water and eat food prepared by clean, prestigious hotels.  Avoid raw vegetables (salads).  Wash the fruits thoroughly and peel the skin before eating them.  Although there is no guarantee, take every precaution possible to prevent yeast and parasitic infections.

The symptoms and causes of yeast and parasitic infections may vary with each individual. For specific consultation on the phone or Skype, please call (800) 715-3053 , or  (818) 472-2213 , or send an e-mail to drj@drjsbest.com.  Skype name: academyofvibranthealth.  For more information, visit our website: www.drjsbest.com.

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I just came across some friends who have been suffering from a cluster of symptoms which are typical when infected by yeasts and parasites.  However, they did not know what they had, and whom to turn to for help.  The purpose of this three-part article is to educate you in terms of prevention and early treatment for yeast and parasitic infections.  Specifically, I will address the symptoms, causes and treatment methods for this epidemic.

 

Common Symptoms of Yeast and Parasitic Infections:

As detailed in my book: Breaking the Yeast Curse: Food and Unconditional Love for Magic Healing, symptoms of yeast and parasitic infections range from head to toe.  The most common symptoms presented by my clients are:

1)     Mind Fog:

When yeasts ferment in your body, they release a chemical substance called propyl alcohol.  That substance can make you feel “drunk” and experience foggy mind.

2)     Fatigue: 

Yeasts and parasites use their vampire-like hooks to hook onto your mucous membrane and suck out the nutrients.  Because you are feeding an extended family, you experience malnourishment and low energy.

3)     Depression:

Because of mind fog and chronic fatigue, you feel non-motivated, inactive, underachieved, and thus depressed.

4)     Sugar Craving:

As described in my yeast-free cookbook, Healthy and Tasty: Dr. J’s Anti-Yeast Cooking, sugar, dairy, wheat, yeast, alcohol, caffeine, and nicotine feed your little enemies: yeasts and parasites, especially sugar.  The more sugary foods you eat, the more yeasts and parasites scream, “Feed me!  Feed me!”

5)     Allergies:

When you feed yeasts and parasites their favorite foods described above, they have a rock n’ roll party.  After the party, they go to the toilet within you and deposit their toxic waste.  Therefore, you can have many sorts of allergies including respiratory and food allergies.

6)     Sleep Disorder:

Yeasts and parasites love a still environment because that allows them to grow and expand more easily.  Therefore, they are active while you are in bed.  Consequently, their “activities” can keep you awake.

7)     Declining Eyesight:

Mind fog, chronic fatigue, depression and sleep disorder can all affect your eyesight.  Moreover, when parasites get into your eyes, they can cause macular degeneration.  In worst case scenarios, when flat worms get behind your eye balls, they can even cause blindness.

8)     Arthritis-like Aches and Pain:

When you have a severe case of yeast and parasitic infection, you might have systemic body aches and pain.  The toxic waste deposited by yeasts and parasites can cause severe inflammation and thus the pain.  Because yeasts and parasites move around, theses aches and pains also shift around your body.

9)     Acid Reflux:

Acid reflux can be a symptom associated with yeast and parasitic infections in the digestive tract.   The presence of yeasts and parasites interfere with the digestive function of hydrochloride.  When your body is more acidic vs. alkaline, it provides an environment for yeasts and parasites to overgrow.  Thus, a vicious cycle ensues.

10) Evidence in the toilet:

Eggs of parasites may look like sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, broken corn, or white specs in the stool.  Worse yet, you might see string cheese-like items in the toilet. These are mature worms.   Yeasts may look like cotton, or hair, or clouds in your urine.  Sometimes they show up as thick mucus.  When you see the above in your toilet, you know that you have a severe infestation.

Yeast and parasitic infection symptoms may vary with every individual.  The symptoms described above are the most common ones presented by my clients.  In the next article, I will discuss the common causes for yeast and parasitic infections.  Stay tuned.

For telephone consultation on holistic treatment for various health issues such as yeast-free nutrition, herbal detox, hormonal imbalance, weight control, stress management, and spiritual counseling, please call (800) 715-3053 , or  (818) 472-2213 , or send an e-mail to drj@drjsbest.com.  Consultation sessions over Skype are also available.  Skype name: academyofvibranthealth.  For more information, visit our website: www.drjsbest.com.

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Q.        Are yeast and parasitic infections sexually transmittable?   Can males get yeast infections too?  How to treat these infections and how long would it take to heal?

A.        Yeast and parasitic infections are sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s).  Sexual partners can infect each other through the exchange of body fluids such as kissing, oral sex and intercourse.  Therefore, if your sexual partner is treated for yeast and parasitic infections, you also need to be treated.

Most people tend to think only females get yeast infections such as vaginal yeast infection, yellowish discharge, and painful sex.  Be aware, males are also prone to male yeast infections such as genital rash, sticky semen, and prostatitis.  In addition to genital symptoms, both males and females can have symptoms from head to toe including mind fog, chronic fatigue, allergies, bloating, sugar craving, hypoglycemia, fibromyalgia, fungal toe nails, anal itch, etc.

Luckily, yeast and parasitic infections for male or female are treatable.  How long would it take to heal?  It depends on how toxic you are.  Normally, one year of illness takes at least one month to heal, provided that you take the following three basic steps:

1) Follow the yeast free nutritional program closely

2) Take strong herbal formulas to control the overgrowth of yeasts and parasites

3) Learn to manage stress effectively.

To learn what to eat and what to avoid, follow my yeast-free cookbook, Healthy and Tasty: Dr. J’s Anti-Yeast Cooking. Take Yeast-Para Control and Cleansing-Balance Tea to remove excess yeasts and parasites in your body and cleanse your liver and kidneys.  You may also learn some stress management techniques by reading my book: Breaking the Yeast Curse: Food and Unconditional Love for Magic Healing.

Because everybody carries different symptoms, you need to let me know what symptoms you have, so that I can give you specific recommendations.   The remedies described above are basic ones.  I usually customize a program based on each individual’s health condition, budget, and commitment level.

For telephone consultation on holistic treatment for various health issues such as yeast-free nutrition, herbal detox, hormonal imbalance, weight control, stress management, and spiritual counseling, please call (800) 715-3053 , or  (818) 472-2213 , or send an e-mail to drj@drjsbest.com.  Consultation sessions over Skype are also available.  Skype name: academyofvibranthealth.  For more information, visit our website: www.drjsbest.com.

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Die-off syndrome occurs when yeasts and parasites die and release toxins in your body.  These toxins can make you feel sick from head to toe.  Die-off symptoms include headaches, sinus congestion, ear clogging, fatigue, sugar craving, skin rash, or itch in the vagina, penis, or anus.  Whatever symptoms you experienced in the past may be worse during the die-off period.  Or, symptoms you did not have before, may suddenly emerge.  The die-off period is also called the “cleansing crisis.”  Die-off symptoms can mimic symptoms of flu and cold.
When you are on our Herbal Detox (Yeast-Para Control and Cleansing-Balance Tea), die-off symptoms can occur within days.  If you take both formulas, the die-off period may not last long.  To use an analogy, Yeast-Para Control scrubs the toilet, while Cleansing-Balance Tea flushes the toilet.  Without Cleansing-Balance Tea, the defeated bodies of yeasts and parasites may linger in your body and give you more toxins.
When the die-off (cleansing crisis) occurs, there are two ways to handle it.  The first way is, according to my clients, “feeling great about feeling miserable.”  Just tough it out, and you will feel the relief soon.  Some of my clients even took a few days off work, stayed home and rested to ride out the cleansing crisis.  If taking time off work is not possible, and you would like to reduce discomfort, you may reduce the dosage.  However, although this approach may reduce your discomfort during the die-off period, it will take you longer to remove your toxins.  You can compare this to a sharp but short pain versus dull and long pain.  You may choose either approach to suit your life situation.
Alternatively, you can add Herbal Cocktail to stop sugar craving, and add Female Vitality or Male Vitality to reduce your fatigue and mind fog.
The worst thing you can do is to rush to your physician to get antibiotics or cortisone to inhibit the die-off symptoms.  This approach will guarantee more overgrowth of yeasts and parasites and more cleansing will be required if you would like to heal yourself in the long run.
For telephone consultation on holistic treatment for various health issues such as yeast-free nutrition, herbal detox, hormonal imbalance, weight control, stress management, and spiritual counseling, please call (800) 715-3053 , or  (818) 472-2213 , or send an e-mail to drj@drjsbest.com.  Consultation sessions over Skype are also available.  Skype name: academyofvibranthealth.  For more information, visit our website: www.drjsbest.com.

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