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Lifestyles Recommendations:

Health is our natural state. Disease takes over when our lifestyle is not in harmony with healthful ways of living.

This list of lifestyle options will assist in providing a healthful lifestyle. Following the list we have chosen a few options providing useful, supporting details to specifically assist in the treatment of Candida.

  • Diet & Nutrition
          Water Purifiers
  • Oral Hygiene
  • Personal Cleanliness
  • Household Cleanliness
         Fresh Air
         Air Purifiers
         Dehumidifier
  • Rest & Relaxation
         Fresh Air
         Air Purifiers
         Dehumidifier
  • Exercise
         Fresh Air
         Deep Breathing
         Sunshine
         Massage
  • Attitude
         Positive Thinking
         Meditation & Prayer
         Massage
         Laughter & Play

 

Diet & Nutrition

As this topic is covered in great detail in other portions of this site, any "Cliffnotes" on the subject would not do it justice.

Oral Hygiene

As your mouth is the portal of entry for the greatest number of Candida causing elements, extra special care is strongly advised.

Brush your teeth with a soft bristle brush thoroughly for two to three minutes at least twice daily. As for the actual toothpaste, there are those that contain tea tree oil. Another possibility would be for you to add one drop of pure tea tree oil to your regular toothpaste each time you brush. Either of these would be of great benefit to your oral health. Think about your toothbrush…what comes to mind if you thought someone else was using it? Well they are! It is an ideal breeding ground for your Candida, nice and wet with sweet toothpaste residue to feed on.

It takes about 36 hours for a toothbrush to dry completely. By using the same brush daily, Candida and their friends can easily live on the moist surface. Two options to avoid contamination and bacterial growth. One, rotate among three different toothbrushes; or two, keep your brush soaking in a baking soda solution.

Flossing picks up where brushing stops, as brushing cannot get between your teeth. Flossing properly done will also take two to three minutes and would ideally be done twice a day but a minimum of once a day.

Now begins the tongue scraping. This process done in the morning and at bedtime everyday is a must for appropriate Candida treatment.

Next comes the mouthwash rinse. Rather than use an ordinary mouthwash made of a sweetened alcohol mix we recommend using solar sea salt in non-chlorinated purified water, or liquid chlorophyII in non-chlorinated purified water.

Personal Cleanliness

For personal cleanliness, bathe or shower daily with a fresh towel each time. Use a shower/bath filter as they can remove chlorine, lead, copper, asbestos, and other contaminants and pollutants from your water. Make sure bathtub is thoroughly cleaned and properly rinsed before bathing.

During your Candida treatment, it is imperative that toxins and poisons exit the body speedily to avoid constipation or blockages that slow or impede the healing process. Some of the ways to accomplish this include: saunas, steam baths, Epsom salt baths, hot/cold showers, and skin cleansing using a dry or wet brush.

(Intimate details)

Candida and its toxins can travel to virtually all organs and tissues in the body. It is normally found in the gastrointestinal tract that runs from "one end to the other end." Based on its affinity for mucus membranes, any bodily orifice is at serious risk.

It is quite common to have such symptoms as: rectal itching and/ or rash, burning on urination, vaginitis, and genital itching and/ or rash.

Along with daily bathing, loose fitting cotton under-ware is advised, and if you wear pantyhose, they should also have a cotton panel.

Keeping in mind the earlier mentioned testing with nuclear bombs and the amazing Candida survival rate, it should be mentioned that if you have persistent, recurrent vaginitis, your under-ware becomes infected. Even repeated machine-washing with detergents do not do the job. Place the moistened under-ware in the microwave on high for five minutes to destroy the Candida.

During the menstrual cycle, be aware that a sanitary pad can act as easy access from one orifice to another for the Candida. Therefore, a tampon is preferable. However, it is important to note that the same tampon should not remain in place for over two to three hours.

Household Cleanliness

Keeping a clean, uncluttered living space is important to our emotional as well as physical health. Clean all areas that have mold and mildew with rubber gloves and appropriate cleaning products. Sinks, bowls and tubs should be cleaned twice a week. Pay special attention to food preparation areas. Hydrogen peroxide can be sprayed on kitchen counters and work areas. Using "waxed paper" can provide a quick, clean surface for some food preparation and is easily cleaned up.

Indoor air quality has become an important health factor. Portable air purifiers are available in wide varieties of sizes and prices. Some have air ionizers which add energizing negative ions to the air supply for daytime use. Vacuum cleaners also come with HEPA filters which can trap up to 99.99% of the dust/allergen causing particles down to 0.3 microns in size. Dehumidifiers can be used in cold weather or damp rooms which can contribute to Candida which breed in damp places. If possible airing out a house at least once per day is advisable.

Rest and Relaxation

The average person employed in the United States gets from six to seven hours of sleep during each 24 hour period. For appropriate healing to take place in this treatment process, most people need a minimum of seven to nine hours of sleep during each 24 hour period.

If you do not sleep well, you cannot digest your food appropriately. If you do not appropriately digest your food, you cannot sleep well. This is an extremely important balance to maintain, as what you eat and the quality of your sleep have a very large say in the quality of life that you will live.

Exercise

Aerobic exercise for twenty to thirty minutes, three to five times per week, will greatly benefit your heart and circulatory system, reduce stress, and accelerate the healing process. Aerobic exercise involves continuous movement - walking, jogging, bicycling, jumping rope, aerobic dancing etc. - for a minimum of 20 minutes. You can tell if the intensity of your exercise is about right, if you can still carry on a conversation while you are exercising (no panting or puffing).

Weight bearing exercise can be done on alternate days, which will enhance bone and muscle development as well as aid in weight management. Stretching, Yoga, Tai chi, Qi gong, and other disciplines can also enhance and strengthen mind, body, and spirit.

Attitude

Research by psychologist Martin Seligman of the University of Pennsylvania revealed that optimistic people are happier, healthier and more successful than those with a negative attitude.

Our attitude is ours, we own it and have the freedom to change and direct it. While it is sometimes challenging to maintain hope in diverse situations, our immune systems do respond to our state of mind. Many disciplines (biology, physics, medicine, religious studies etc.) are finding through various studies that our body, mind, emotions, and immune system work as a whole.

Prayer, meditation, and deep breathing have been shown to strengthen the immune system. Even a few minutes a day can have a positive effect. For some this "quiet" time is best spent in nature with fresh air and sunshine and/or in our gardens or with pets. All aid in our emotional, physical, and spiritual health. And for desert, add a large portion of laughter as part of your day - it, too, has been shown to enhance the immune system.

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