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DAY 7 MASTER CLEANSE

POST #736
Day 7
Interestingly, cravings are coming fast and furious. The first ones were just “food*, any food. I blew that one off by thinking that I only have 3 more days to go….Then they started getting scary – first it was hamburgers. Then it was steak and baked potato. (this is called meat and cooked food, things I don’t do). The latest was pizza – real pizza, Chicago Uno Pizzeria everything pizza.) My mantra is “only three more days to go”.
I expect these cravings are coming up because I am on the way to getting better. I am battling systemic candidiasis right now, and what things would feed the candida fastest? Exactly those things I just mentioned. I think I am smarter than the candida.
Three more days.
I’ve decided not to quit yet for two reasons. 1- I shouldn’t quit, and, 2- I have all those big fat lemons I bought on Monday (these lemons are amazing – they are from Spain; they are half-again as large as the lemons I had last week; and they have thinner skins and fewer seeds.—additionally, 2 lemons yield half-again as much juice as 3 of the ones I had last week. Must use these babies. This is my best reason .
I am thinking about how I will break the fast. Fruit juice is the protocol. What fruit juice? I’m stuck with low carb choices. Is it cheating to just drink Master Cleanse one more day?
No fruit is allowed during the first 3 weeks of a candida cleanse. I think I will break my fast with a protein shake. I may add a banana. (oops! That’s a fruit isn’t it?)

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Candidiasis: THIS IS WAR

POST #733
You might wonder why I am planning to document my candidiasis experience, as this website is supposed to be about raw vegan food.

I’m doing this because I believe that this issue is nutrition-based, and it can eliminated with a nutritional approach, coupled with natural (nutriceutical) remedies.  I also know that many people come to raw foods looking for alleviation of various health issues, many of which are linked to candidiasis.  From my studies on the subject,over the past 13 years, as well as my own experience as a raw vegan,  I have noticed that it is much easier for raw vegans to adhere to the elimination diet, as the allowed vegetables in the first phase tend to be staples of a raw vegan diet anyway. In fact, as I am not a big fan of sweets, there are precious few things I might want that are not on the Phase One list.

I’m starting the Master Cleanse again tomorrow.  That means tonight is a double strength cup of Smooth Move tea.  Early to bed, early to rise – start tomorrow with a delicious quart of hot salt water (I find it easier to get the salt water down if it is hot.  That way, it tastes a little like bouillon.  I’ve recently read that it also makes the  “process” faster, that you’re done going in two hours as opposed to four. That’s been my experience).

When I am fasting or dieting, I tend to read recipe books.  For some reason, such activity keeps my mind off food.  Right now, I also want to read as much as I can about natural candidiasis treatments, so I’ll be reading books on the topic, as well as researching on the internet.

I’m starting with the 2000 version of Dr. William G. Crook’s The Yeast Connection Handbook.  I was deeply impressed with the original edition of this book, and, at first glance, I see that a great deal of information has been added since that first landmark publication.  I’m going to buy this book its own highlighter.

I’m also doing research in alternative therapies.  I am starting with Melody’s Love is in the Earth, a classic crystal therapy encyclopedia.  Mine is a 1996 edition.

I’m going to start my regimen with a Master Cleanse.  This is a little controversial, because the Master Cleanse uses lemon juice and maple syrup, both of which are proscribed in the typical anti-candida diet.  I have decided that the benefits gained from the Master Cleanse (thoroughly cleansed liver, kidney, and intestines) outweigh the temporary delay in the beginning of my candida-elimination diet.  Stanley Burroughs believed that the Master Cleanse would help to eliminate candidiasis, and, if I am lucky, he will turn out to have been right.  Otherwise, I will just be happy to be really clean when I begin my candida-elimination diet after the Master Cleanse.  (Either way, this is going to take a long time, months, so taking 2 weeks to do something I really believe in is not the end of the world as I see it.)  I’ll let you know how it goes, and I promise to any effects I experience.

When I am fasting or dieting, I tend to read recipe books.  For some reason, such activity keeps my mind off food.  Right now, I also want to read as much as I can about natural candidiasis treatments, so I’ll be reading books on the topic, as well as researching on the internet.

I’m starting with the 2000 version of Dr. William G. Crook’s The Yeast Connection Handbook.  I was deeply impressed with the original edition of this book, and, at first glance, I see that a great deal of information has been added since that first landmark publication.  I’m going to buy this book its own highlighter.

I’m also doing research in alternative therapies.  I am starting with Melody’s Love is in the Earth, a classic crystal therapy encyclopedia.  Mine is a 1996 edition.

Additionally, I’ve found that there is a homeopathic candida albicans formula.  The Master Cleanse proscribes medications/remedies, so I will save that in the medicine cabinet for after my fast.

Of course, in the war against candidiasis, there is the limited diet.  That has never changed, really, so I’ll be following the candida elimination diet  information that I have posted on my website 0(by the way, I expect I’ll be updating the website, which is still on-target, despite the years since I first published it, as I discover new options in the treatment of candidiasis).

WHY DOES DIABETES DISAPPEAR? Why are medical professionals stymied?

I’m just slightly amazed or even disturbed right now as I enjoy the uncommon luxury of watching daytime TV…. Just now, on the Montel Williams show, two surgeons have been discussing gastric bypass surgery and showing morbidly obese people, and film clips of their operations (I imagine we may see the post-surgery people and hear their testimonies).

What so disturbs me is that one of the surgeons has just said that the medical profession has no idea why , in patients with diabetes, after the surgery, in 85% of the cases, the diabetes disappears…..

They have no idea??? How come I know then??

The reason the diabetes disappears is that one of the side-effects of gastric bypass surgery is that patients can tolerate only very small amounts of food, and they cannot tolerate sugars and starches easily. With only a few ounces of food at a time, and without the sugars and starches, and the junk food, of course, the diabetes vanishes. What is so difficult to understand here?

I have often worked with obese diabetic clients who, as they eliminated starches and sugars from their diets, found that their insulin requirements decreased or even ceased. This is one of the major selling points that Atkins used for his low-carb regimen, and it remains right-on!

The Atkins Diet recommends reducing carbohydrates to such a daily low that it is virtually impossible to eat even a slice of bread (which exceeds the daily carb limit for the Induction Phase). Atkins derivatives, such as 40-30-30 and the Zone limit the carbs by requiring that any eating be done in a regimented combination of 40% carbs with 30% protein and 30% fat (it is very hard to eat enough protein to justify the carbs in a Twinkie, and it is boring to go searching for protein just to justify a handful of potato chips).

Although most raw foodists hold that simply adopting a raw food diet will bring about noticeable weight reduction in those who need it, the Atkins system can be followed by raw foodists, as well. Eating low glycemic index vegetables and fruit in the early phases of raw food diet can help satisfy the psychological desire that many beginners have to keep eating.… 2 cups of raw spinach have only 4 grams of carbohydrates!!!!

Eliminating high glycemic fruit and vegetables at the start of a raw food diet can help with other health issues (such as candidiasis, arthritis, candidiasis, hypoglycemia, menopause-related issues, and even cancer), as well and eating raw nuts and seeds can also help to stave off cravings. As a matter of fact, the Atkins diet Induction Phase very closely mirrors the Phase One Candidiasis diet (which is very low-carb), and the vegetable, fruit, nut and seed sections of the Phase One Candidiasis diet very closely conform to raw food recommendations as to suitable diet inclusions (yes, of course, raw foodists are supposed to ignore the animal products listed in the candidiasis diet).

Adoption of a low-carbohydrate diet, low in sugars and starches of any kind, is key to reducing insulin dependency. Added side effects include (but are not limited to) the amazing fact that weight reduction will more than likely follow (although the connection here has the allopathic medical profession puzzled), and healing or amelioration of a number of medical issues (which the medical profession tends to view as unrelated to weight issues, and prefers to treat as independent issues, rather than as symptoms).