In order for the body to heal, it must be able to absorb all the nutrients that you are now going to give it.
The ﬁrst thing to do is to improve your digestive system to help enhance your immune system.
You may have experienced an increase in digestive problems over the years.
The most common reasons are — a diet deﬁcient in proper nutrients, impure water, food intolerances, coupled with the overuse of antibiotics, oral contraceptives, corticosteroid drugs, and other medications.
We are seeing more people suffering from Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, leaky gut, diverticulitis, celiac disease, indigestion, reﬂux, allergies, asthma and constipation.
Parasites and other harmful organisms that affect the immune system are on the increase. The most common of these is Candida Albicans. All this shows the need for better nutrition through a healthy diet.
It is crucial to increase and maintain bacteria levels, eliminate any yeast infection and parasite infestation, thus help rid the body of cancer.
A doctor friend of mine said to me once: ‘People do not die of cancer, they die of malnutrition’. The truth is; a body that is not absorbing the right nutrition cannot be expected to heal itself and ﬁght off disease.
Plenty of organic raw foods will keep the bowel free from constipation. The body has to balance bacteria levels, combat yeast infection and eliminate parasites. Most people do not realise that the human body is a perfect place for parasites. They accept that children become infested with parasites and will give their children a dose of medication. But once past the toddler stage, parasite prevention and eradication is stopped. It is quite unusual for an adult to be treated.
Attention to parasite infestation is no less important for adults.
Candida, or Candida Albicans, to give it its full name, is an overgrowth of a single cell yeast-like fungus. This fungus is referred to in Eastern cultures as a dampness affecting various parts of the body, most commonly the gastrointestinal tract and the vagina. The digestive system and metabolism is compromised by the often proliﬁc growth in the body by this yeast. Those having a weakened immune system almost always have high levels of candida, especially those suffering from advanced cancer, HIV and AIDS.
In extreme cases the infection will travel through the bloodstream and affect every organ of the body.
People suffering from candida often become very sensitive to certain foods.
They may ﬁnd some smells intolerable, especially petrol, cigarettes, exhaust fumes, perfumes, cleaning products, and rubber.
A good test for yourself and other family member for candida without a visit to the doctor or the naturopath is as follows:
1. Place a glass of water on your bedside table or on your bathroom cabinet before going to bed.
2. First thing in the morning, spit into the water. Do not eat or drink anything before this (this is important).
3. Let the saliva sit in the water for about 20–30 minutes and no longer.
4. Check the water to see if it is clear. If you see strands of saliva (like legs) ﬂoating in the water or cloudy saliva that has sunk to the bottom of the glass, or ﬂoating in the water, then you have candida.
If you have candida, and I am more than certain you will if you have cancer or any other gut issues, it will need to be cleared up immediately. The removal of parasites from your system is also imperative if you want to absorb nutrients from your food.
You will deﬁnitely have parasites if you have cancer.
• The candida yeast feeds off sugar.
• Your body’s pH balance is important for friendly bacteria such as lactobacilli to thrive.
These are needed to metabolize sugars properly.
In my book From Cancer to Wellness: the forgotten secrets there is a chart that gives you a list of foods to avoid and allowable foods for 30 days.
This will be very helpful in making the right choices while on the eradication protocol. In the back of the book there is some Candida recipes that I have adapted for you from my Holistic Wellness Recipe Book to make life much easier for you.
Remember; this is not a forever dietary plan. It is an essential tool to help you re-establish balance in your gut flora in order for you to be able to absorb nutrients more effectively.