A subject that we don’t hear a lot about anywhere is called Candida albicans, which is also known as the Candida albicans yeast infection or candida overgrowth.
Let me explain this. As you know, I’ve had Dr. Jeff McCombs on the show before, a longtime friend of mine. He is the world’s foremost authority on candida. If you have ever taken an antibiotic in your life, even one antibiotic, the antibiotic kills all the friendly bacteria in your intestine and allows unfriendly bacteria, including candida, to overgrow in the intestine. It begins to burrow itself into the intestinal walls. What this does is now when you eat food, the food can’t go through the intestine very well, so you have constipation. It also makes the food stick there and it turns putrid or toxic, putrefies, and it creates allergies and puts toxins into the bloodstream making you tired, lethargic, spacey, and so on. It also means you gain weight very quickly and your stomach protrudes. It also needs to be fed. The yeast needs to be fed so it makes you crave and have uncontrollable urges to eat pasta, potato chips, ice cream, cake, bread basically, any carbohydrate. And when you eat these carbohydrates, you get gassy, you belch, you get bloated because the yeast is now being fed by the carbohydrates or the sugar, anything that’s sugary, and begins to blow you up and you get very belchy.
Dr. McCombs came up with a cure for this. It’s called the Candida Cleanse. It is the only candida cleanse in the world that actually gets rid of both candida yeast and the candida fungus. Every other candida protocol you do only attacks the yeast. That’s not the big problem. The big problem is the candida fungus. His protocol gets rid of both. When you do his protocol, the first thing that everybody notices within a week is their stomach gets flat. You have no more gas and bloating. You can eat pasta and you don’t get gassy or bloated anymore. You also lose all of your cravings for carbohydrates, your skin, your eyes, your hair, and your nails look better and younger, your breath s mells better, you have much more energy, no more depression, no more spaciness, no more staring out the window with your eyes glazed over, no more confused mind or feeling frustrated emotionally or mentally, you sleep unbelievable, and everyone loses weight.
What’s going to happen is your body is going to shrink because all the bloatiness is going to go away. All your clothes are going to be bigger. You’re going to have tremendous amounts of energy. Your metabolism is going to skyrocket. Your skin is going to come out clear and beautiful. If you have acne, it’s going to go away. Bad breath, the body odor goes away. Fatigue goes away. Your hair is going to look unbelievably vibrant!
Candida is a huge problem! Everyone has it! If you’ve had any antibiotics or fall to any of those categories I mentioned, whether it’s gas, bloatiness, constipation, fatigue, if you feel spacey, have a white-coated tongue, bad breath, body odor, if you’re bloated, if you have gas, belching, acid reflux, any of these conditions, you don’t sleep well, you all fall into that category of having a candida yeast overgrowth.
So, click here to start this protocol today!!
Yours in Health,
March 23, 2012
By Dr. Daniel Zagst
What happened to the winter? Spring has started early and with an early bloom comes a long year for seasonal allergy sufferers. If you are one of the millions suffering from springtime allergies already in March, wouldn’t you like to enjoy the summer allergy-free? A simple solution exists that can help you rid the meds and enjoy the outdoors.
There’s no doubt that our country is over-medicated, not to mention broke from paying for expensive medications. On top of this, terrible side effects with allergy medications make them a gamble to take. The side effects of a popular prescription allergy drug includes: fatigue, coughing, sneezing, headache, nausea, sleeplessness, sore throat, dizziness and even severe allergic reactions! Wait, isn’t the medication supposed to prevent allergies and all of these symptoms? What if you could take something safe and natural with no side effects that you don’t need a prescription for and costs well under $20?
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January 26, 2012
What if it felt like there were tiny bugs crawling all over your body, causing oozing sores and mysterious fibers sprouting from your skin? That’s how many people described their symptoms to government doctors several years ago, with health officials sometimes receiving up to 20 calls a day from sufferers.
Many of these people lived in California, prompting one of that state’s U.S. senators, Dianne Feinstein, to ask for a scientific study. In 2008, federal health officials began to study people who said they were affected by this freakish condition called Morgellons disease – named from a 1674 medical paper that described similar symptoms.
What did the long-awaited study conclude? Morgellons exists only in the patients’ minds.
Sufferers of Morgellons describe symptoms including fatigue, erupting sores, crawling sensations on their skin, and mysterious red, blue or black fibers sprouting from their skin. Some say they’ve suffered for decades.
November 10, 2011
By Jonathan Benson
“If you take a flu shot, as Kevin would say, you are an ignoramus.” –KTRN
Baxter Healthcare Corp. has announced it is recalling roughly 300,000 doses of its Preflucel influenza vaccine due to what it says is an excessive number of adverse events. Baxter is the same drug company that was caught inserting Avian Flu Virus into flu vaccines back in 2009 (http://www.naturalnews.com/025760.html).
The UK’s Daily Mail reports that a high number of individuals injected with an apparently tainted batch of Preflucel have been reporting side effects like fatigue, muscle pain, and headaches. The vaccine, which was crafted specifically for those with egg allergies, has only been in use since March when it was first approved for use in the UK.
“The vaccine is being recalled because these side effects have been reported more frequently with this specific batch,” said a Baxter spokesmen. This spokesman also attempted to reassure the public that those who have already been vaccinated with Preflucel “should not be concerned (for their safety).”
At the same time, however, Baxter has instructed healthcare providers not to administer any more Preflucel, no matter what batch it came from, to patients. And since this announcement, many European countries where the vaccine was distributed have ceased using it, and have instead switched to various alternatives.
October 27, 2011
By Dr. Josh Axe
You can go without food for days, weeks and even months, but going without water for just one day can negatively impact your health. Many people don’t realize just how important water really is. The human body is made up of 2/3 (66%) water and when we lose just a little bit of water through sweat and elimination, and we do not replenish lost liquid, we’ll begin to notice the effects to our health right away.
Health Effects of Going without Water
Water is the most valuable life support product for our health, right up there with oxygen. Water and oxygen are the only two things in life that without for just a short period of time we would die. Studies have been done that show if a 175 pound man were to lose just 2.5% of water in his body (2 quarts) he will lose 25% of his body’s effectiveness towards survival.
When a person begins to dehydrate more things happen in the body than just being thirsty. The more liquid in the body that is lost, the thicker the blood becomes and the harder the heart muscle must work to pump the blood through the circulatory system. When a person loses their abilities to reason and think straight because of dehydration it means they will die very soon, unless they drink water to rehydrate. Depending on the circumstances, mainly environment, a person can die within 24 to 28 hours after having no water if they are laboring in the hot dry sun with no water. If a person is sedentary indoors and the elements, such as wind, sun, and heat is not present they may live up to 3 days, tops. So water is VERY important for survival, but water is also very important to your overall health.
Most people think they drink enough liquids throughout the day to keep them hydrated. But if you counted all the beverages besides water that people drink you would see that they are actually dehydrating themselves. Most liquids such as coffee, tea, soda, alcohol, Gatorade, and sugary fruit drinks do not hydrate the body like pure water can. Some people are walking around actually dehydrated and they don’t know it because they don’t feel thirsty. Let’s take a look at 4 of the main reasons you should make sure you’re getting enough water.
1. Fatigue and Tiredness
The first sign of dehydration is the feeling of being tired; some people experience a headache and feel like taking a nap. When the body begins to dehydrate it means the tissues and cells are not getting enough water to make a person feel like doing anything; enzymatic activity slows down and without water the enzymes are unable to produce energy either. In fact a dehydrated person may have no enthusiasm or joy for life. The good news is once the individual starts to drink some water their energy reserves speed back up and sometimes the headache completely goes away.
2. Constipation and Digestive Problems
If a person is not drinking enough water they do not have enough liquid to help with the elimination process and without eliminating the foods we digest we gain weight, gain toxins, and feel awful. Being constipated is the beginning to many health problems from allergies to toxic overload syndrome to digestive disorders, such as irritable bowel syndrome, gas bloating, stomach pain, nausea and loss of appetite in chronic cases.
October 19, 2011
The Huffington Post
By: Leslie Davenport
Let’s get the bad news out of the way first: There’s no quick fix for chronic fatigue. It is typically a level of depletion that results from draining your energy reserves over a period of time. It requires a commitment to refuel and restore your vitality. But the good news is that there are many tried-and-true approaches you can begin using right now that can start building up your energy level significantly. Let’s look a little deeper at what’s involved.
Physical, Mental/Emotional and Spiritual Fatigue
Depletion can occur physically, emotionally/mentally and spiritually, so what kind of tired are you? Fatigue can result from overwork, poor sleep, an unhealthy diet, adrenal fatigue, thyroid and hormone imbalances, medication side effects, anxiety or depression, experiencing an overall lack of meaning to life and the list goes on!
While there are always exceptions, general guidelines are that if you wake with energy in the morning and find yourself dragging in the afternoon, the fatigue may have a physical origin. If you wake up tired in the morning but get going as the day progresses, it’s worth exploring your emotional concerns. And generalized fatigue could point to a spiritual foundation — an overall lack of meaning and fulfillment.
Whole Person Fatigue Fighters
Mom was right: Eat a good breakfast, pick up the apple instead of the candy bar, get to bed at a decent hour and when you’re stressed remember, “This too shall pass.” And research is showing we’re chronically dehydrated, which is an energy zapper. Eight glasses of water per day can do wonders. Because exercise builds vitality, try taking the stairs instead of the elevator at work, or a short walk as part of a lunch break (commit to a walking buddy if you tend to procrastinate.) And if you haven’t had a physical in a while, it’s worth checking for other common fatigue culprits of modern life, such as a vitamin D deficiency.
Zen Brain Drain Remedy
There’s a well-known Zen story that offers an important insight about how to free our minds (and therefore emotions, because they are inextricably connected) from internal habits that drain our energy. Two monks are on a day-long walk to a temple. This is a very strict tradition, and they are not to speak or interact with others, especially women, during this pilgrimage. Mid-morning, they notice a woman along the side of the road struggling to cross a river. One of the monks goes over, picks her up and carries her across, safely placing her down on the other bank before returning to continue the journey with his colleague. This action is very disturbing to the second monk, who is aware that his colleague just violated the vows of their order. After thinking about this for more than three hours, the second monk could contain himself no longer, and he blurts out, “How could you pick up that woman back there?!” The first monk calmly replies, “I held that woman for five minutes — you’ve been carrying her for three hours!”
So what burdens are you are carrying mentally that keep you from being present in the moment to your family, to your friends, to yourself? The shift is as simple as remembering that you have a choice where you place your attention. It’s always an option to take a deep breath and look at the trees instead of the worries inside your head.
Exorcism of Emotional Vampires
Emotions are contagious. Have you noticed how some people are chronic complainers or often emit anger and irritability? How do you feel around them? Scientists have discovered that we have mirror neurons that trigger us to directly experience the emotional atmosphere of others. Take an inventory of people in your life that drain you. Then take the initiative to end toxic relationships, surrounding yourself with positive ones.
There are also situational vampires. So you volunteer at your kid’s school, but only in time to get the other one to soccer practice, before taking all the kids along with you to the market and, oh yeah, the dry cleaners, before throwing together that dinner tonight so you can meet your friend that you’re hoping to open a side business with since you’re not all that happy with your part-time job, but not staying out too late because you haven’t finished that book and book club is tomorrow or wrapped your sister’s birthday present, but you can’t forget to leave a note for the babysitter first about helping the older one with the school project, being sure to find the links to the online research articles he needs and… on it goes. The superhuman lifestyle, and there are many varieties, are a core cause of fatigue. Set limits — learn to say no. Prioritize those people and things that you want to really come first.
It’s easy to make a list of healthy to dos. In fact, most of the recommendations are common sense. The challenge is to live the changes, and that requires tapping into deeper layers within ourselves. Consider the line from Mary Oliver’s poem, “What is it you want to do with your one wild and precious life?” How do you want to live your rare, brief, mysterious time on this planet? At the end of the day, what qualities and values do you want to abide in? The 13th century Persian poet Rumi declared, “The Soul is here for it’s own joy.” Take a joy inventory. If that account comes up empty, begin making choices that invest in a joy-filled life.
Back Pocket Practices
While certain kinds of fatigue need targeted remedies, such as a medication adjustment, all types of depletion can benefit from rest and relaxation. Redefine those unexpected waits in traffic or a grocery lines as an opportunity to take a few minutes to take care of yourself. Here are two additional rejuvenating tips that boost the vitality of our body, heart and soul. They’re free, require no special equipment and can be done just about anytime, anywhere.
Stand with your feet hip distance apart, knees relaxed, arms at your sides. As you inhale, slowly raise your arms to the sides, palms up, until they are overhead. Imagine that you are gathering the energy first of the earth, then the sky in your hands. Then exhale as you lower your hand, palms down in front of you. As you exhale, visualize all the natural energy flowing through you like gold light, cleaning, relaxing and vitalizing your body, mind and emotions. Continue for three minutes. If you are in a setting where you can’t do the movement, do the breath practice and imagine the movements.
Picture the face of someone you love. And if there isn’t a person, a pet will do! Research has suggested this kind of visualization releases a cascade of “feel good” chemicals, such as endorphins, into your system for an all-around energy boost.
As the old Zen saying goes, “If not now, when?” There is no better time to start or revive a practice to nourish your body, heart and spirit, actively shaping your vital life.
I had someone call in to my radio show and ask what they can do about dark cirlces under their eyes. I am not a doctor, and I can’t offer you medical advice, but this is just one man’s opinion!
Dark circles under the eyes a lot of times are caused by a few things.
Yours in health,
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July 6th, 2011
By: Martha Rosenberg
The discovery that many people with life problems or occasional bad moods would willingly dose themselves with antidepressants sailed the drug industry through the 2000s. A good chunk of the $4.5 billion a year direct-to-consumer advertising has been devoted to convincing people they don’t have problems with their job, the economy and their family, they have depression. Especially because depression can’t be diagnosed from a blood test.
Unfortunately, three things dried up the depression gravy train for the drug industry. Blockbusters went off patent and generics took off, antidepressants were linked with gory and unpredictable violence, especially in young users and — they didn’t even work, according to medical articles!
That’s when the drug industry began debuting the concept of “treatment resistant depression.” It wasn’t that their drugs didn’t work (or you didn’t have depression in the first place), you had “treatment resistant depression.” Your first expensive and dangerous drug needed to be coupled with more expensive and dangerous drugs because monotherapy, one drug alone, wasn’t doing the trick!
You’ve got to admire the drug industry’s audacity with this upsell strategy. Adding drugs to your treatment resistant depression triples its take, patients don’t know which drug is working so they’ll take all of them and the defective drugs are exonerated! (Because the problem is you.)
Now the drug industry has a new whisper campaign to keep the antidepressant boat afloat. Your depression is “progressive.”
Once upon a time, when depression was neither seasonal, atypical, bipolar or treatment resistant, it was considered to be a self-limiting disease. In fact, just about the only good thing you could say about depression was it wouldn’t last forever.
But now, the drug industry is giving depression the don’t-wait scare treatment like coronary events (statins), asthma attacks (”controller” drugs) and thinning bones (Sally Field). If you don’t hurry and take medication, your depression will get worse!
“Depressive episodes become more easily triggered over time,” floats an article on the physician Web site Medscape (flanked by ads for the antidepressant Pristiq.) “As the number of major depressive episodes increase, the risk for subsequent episodes is predicted more from the number of prior episodes and less from the occurrence of a recent life stress.” The article, unabashedly titled “Neurobiology of Depression: Major Depressive Disorder as a Progressive Illness,” is written by Vladimir Maletic who happens to have served on Eli Lilly’s Speaker’s Bureau, says the disclosure information, and whose co-authors are each employees and/or Lilly shareholders.
On WebMD, a sister site to Medscape, the depression sell is even less subtle. An article called Recognizing the Symptoms of Depression, smothered with five ads for the Eli Lilly antidepressant, Cymbalta, submits, “Most of us know about the emotional symptoms of depression. But you may not know that depression can be associated with many physical symptoms, too.”
Depression may masquerade as headaches, insomnia, fatigue, backache, dizziness, lightheadedness or appetite problems mongers the article. “You might feel queasy or nauseous. You might have diarrhea or become chronically constipated.” And here, you thought it was something you ate!
The danger with these symptoms says the article is that you would fail to diagnose yourself as suffering from a psychiatric problem and buy an over-the-counter drug like a normal person. “Because these symptoms occur with many conditions, many depressed people never get help, because they don’t know that their physical symptoms might be caused by depression. A lot of doctors miss the symptoms, too.”
June 29th, 2011
By: Chris Iliades, MD
Most of us consider sadness to be the hallmark sign of depression. In truth, some people experience depression without a whole lot of tearfulness and sorrow.
Depression without sadness sounds like a mental-health oxymoron, but it’s a very real condition that’s especially common in older adults. But because other symptoms of depression are present — trouble concentrating, fatigue, rumination — it too often gets dismissed as “just getting old.”
Overlooking the signs of depression in seniors can be a dangerous mistake. The highest rates of suicide occur in men over the age of 85, and studies show that many of these men had visited their doctors in the month before their suicide — but their depression was not recognized.
“Older people don’t always say ‘I’m depressed.’ They tend to focus on physical symptoms instead of on sadness,” says Vineeth John, MD, associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. “The diagnosis is frequently missed.”
10 Signs of Depression Sans Sadness
Depression is not a normal part of aging, even though the symptoms are often mistaken as so.
“Although elderly people with depression may have classic depression symptoms such as hopelessness, they may also express their sadness as headache or nonspecific aches and pains,” explains Dr. John. “This may result in them being given pain medications instead of being treated for their depression.”
Signs of depression without sadness include:
- Personality changes
- Isolation and loss of motivation
- Loss of appetite and loss of weight
- Agitation and combativeness
- Changes in sleep patterns
- Poor concentration
- Deterioration in home and self-care
- Who’s at Risk for Depression in Old Age?
“Changes in the brain and illnesses that occur in aging may make it harder for the elderly to cope with stress and adapt to change, but depression is not a normal part of aging,” says John. Still, certain risk factors increase the risk of depression in the elderly — and knowing these risk factors may help doctors and loved ones spot depression (and start treatment).
Risk factors include:
- Loss of a spouse
- Loss of mobility and independence
- Change in living arrangements
- Chronic illness
- Recent heart attack or stroke
- Use of alcohol or drugs
- How Depression Is Diagnosed and Treated
“Sometimes the best person to recognize signs of depression in the elderly is a friend or family member who knows the elderly person’s level of functioning very well and notices a significant change,” explains John.
Mental health professionals may use a diagnostic tool called the Geriatric Depression Scale to help diagnose depression in the elderly. Some of the questions asked on the scale include:
- Have you dropped many of your interests and activities?
- Would you rather stay at home than go out and do new things?
- Do you fear that something bad is going to happen to you?
- Do you feel you have more difficulty with memory than most people?
- Do you feel that you are full of energy?
Doctors must also factor in the effects of all medications being taken and search for medical conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, thyroid disorders, or Alzheimer’s disease that increase the risk of depression.
“The good news is that depression in the elderly is very treatable, just as it is in younger adults,” notes John. “And treating depression may also improve the symptoms of other co-existing conditions.”
Depression and aging don’t always go hand in hand, but it is a common problem that often gets missed. Knowing the risk factors and signs of depression (even when sadness isn’t one of them), however, can help prevent a misdiagnosis.