Aug 21, 2021
In today's podcast the boys come together to discuss candida overgrowth, its frequency within the population, the varied symptomatology associated with this common yeast-like infection and the strategies you can use to bring the body back into balance. Mason, Dan and Sage draw on their superior knowledge of this condition from personal experience, sharing their wisdom from a traditional Taoist tonic herbal perspective and a functional naturopathic approach.
The gents discuss:
The fact that Candida albicans is a naturally occurring organism within the body and only becomes problematic when imbalance occurs.
How chronic use of antibiotics can contribute to the condition.
How diet and lifestyle practices can help to bring things back into harmony.
The common symptoms that candida overgrowth is present, e.g. chronic fatigue, brain fog, digestive disturbances, weakened immunity, oral thrush, fungal infections within the the skin and nails etc.
The particular clinical tests you can use to investigate and diagnose candida within your body.
How you can use your symptoms and health history to identify whether candida is a problem for you.
Foods that aggravate the immune system and exacerbate candida overgrowth.
The importance of food combining in regards to candida.
Candida from a naturopathic perspective and the clinical markers used to identify the condition.
The importance of normalising the body's circadian rhythms and adrenal response is in regards to healing.
Candida from a Taoist perspective and what's happening within the organ systems, particularly the spleen.
How candida leads to Jing depletion and exhaustion within the system as a whole.
The correlation between candida and leaky gut.
The Jing herbs you can use to rebuild your foundational energy stores, these include he shou wu, cordyceps, rehmannia, morinda etc.
The importance of lifestyle factors such as sleep, rest, breathing practices, nature time and reduced caffeine and sugar intake to bring combat candida overgrowth.
The lifestyle tweaks you can use to bring the body back into its parasympathetic mode so you can heal. Reishi and Ashwagandha are game changers here.
How cutting carbs and sugar can help manage candida symptoms
Using fats (ketones) as fuel.
How herbs such as pau d'arco, chaga and reishi can assist healing.
The benefits of probiotics and fermented foods such as sauerkraut and coconut kefir.
The Body Ecology Diet.
The importance of sunshine and vitamin D, sweat and movement.
The herbs and nutraceuticals you can use to break up stubborn biofilms.
The importance of supporting the liver with herbs such as schizandra / schisandra, burdock and dandelion root and st mary's thistle.
The importance of full body detoxification in healing from candida overgrowth
The three phases of liver detoxification and the nutrients your body needs to successfully complete them.
The immune boosting powers of medicinal mushrooms when healing from candida, particularly chaga, reishi, turkey tail, maitake, Mason's Mushrooms
The difference between ground dwelling mushrooms and those that grow on trees e.g medicinal mushrooms.
Bringing awareness around the glycemic load of gluten free products when working to heal candida overgrowth.
The tests you can use to distinguish candida from other bacterial loads within the body, particularly the OAT (organic acids test).
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