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Candidiasis, Fungi, and Parasites: Are Foreign Invaders Keeping you Unhealthy and Overweight?

ęDeborah Barr.  All rights reserved.

Did you know there are about 50 trillion microbes inside your intestines?  Keeping the beneficial ones healthy can prevent many health and weight problems, even save your life.

Bacteria make up most of the flora in the intestines.  A healthy digestive system has ample Lactobacillus acidophilus and other intestinal microorganism which are necessary for proper assimilation of amino acids and other nutrients.  When you eat, you are not only feeding yourself, but the bacteria in your intestines.   

Eating certain foods can cause pathogenic bacteria to proliferate.  These foreign invaders cause many digestive problems including candidiasis, fungi, thrush, and parasites.  Unhealthy bacteria can migrate to other parts of the body and seriously damage your health.  These are complex issues.

The focus of this article is to help you understand how this relates to difficulty in losing weight.  Poor digestion is always indicated with weight issues.  Digestion includes assimilation and elimination.  Bloating, abdominal distention, belly fat, intestinal gas, constipation and diarrhea can all be caused by lack of healthy bacteria and/or proliferation of pathogenic bacteria. 

Candidiasis and parasite infections can mimic symptoms of IBS and IBD.  There are specific foods and safe, effective natural remedies.  For best herbal remedies for your condition, please call 412.361.8600 or send an email to for a complementary 15-minute phone consult to determine the right remedy for your constitution and condition. 

You can do more harm by randomly purchasing the popular supplements of the day.  I intentionally do not have many of these on my website because their effectiveness is based on your personal constitution and condition.  A one-size-fits-all approach will not bring you results.

Causes of foreign bacteria

Repeated doses of broad spectrum antibiotics is the biggest contributor to candida proliferation and the degeneration of digestive strength. These drugs kill off favorable microorganisms in the digestive tract.  This creates a fertile environment for the growth of yeasts and fungi.  Most livestock are given daily doses of antibiotics in their feed. You are ingesting  antibiotics every time you eat commercial meat, dairy, eggs and poultry.

Foods that create dampness and mucus harm your intestinal flora.  These include all cow's milk products; excessive juice, smoothies, and raw food; sugary, greasy foods; and overheated, over-processed fats and oils. Yeasted foods, including bread and alcohol, and combining too many ingredients in your dishes promote pathogenic fermentation in the digestive system.  This provides the perfect environment for yeast to thrive causing belly fat and lower body heaviness. 

Living in a house with mold and mildew causes the same conditions within your body.  Please take steps to remedy these issues.  Many people blame damp, humid weather on their health problems.  While it's true these conditions can exacerbate certain health issues, it's essential that you create an internal bodily environment that it is not damp.  You can adapt to any weather condition when you understand how to use food therapeutically.

People often blame damp, humid weather for their health problems.  While it's true these conditions can exacerbate certain health issues, it's essential that you create an internal bodily environment that it is not damp.  You can adapt to any weather condition when you understand how to use food therapeutically.

Many pathogenic organisms, including Giardiasis, a very common parasite, can infect city water systems.  Giardia is not killed by chlorination.  Bottled water is not always as pure as you think.  Please call 412.361.8600 or send an email for information on high quality water filtration systems.   

These are some of the most common causes of unhealthy bacteria that compromise your health and ability to lose weight.  Until you restore the healthy bacteria in your digestive tract, it will be difficult to shed those extra pounds.

Creating a Healthy Gut

High chlorophyll foods and products stop bacterial growth, including yeasts and fungi in the digestive tract.  Chlorella, Blue-Green Algae, Wheat Grass and Barley Grass are a few with Chlorella being the mildest Click here for high quality and organic chlorophyll products.

Steamed, dark green leafy vegetables are high in chlorophyll and should be eaten daily. These include kale, collard greens, mustard greens, radish tops, turnip greens and others.  Add a splash of fresh lemon to help assimilate the nutrients. 

Homemade pickles are beneficial for restoring intestinal flora by promoting the growth of healthy Lactobacillus acidophilus.  Supermarket pickles are quickly processed and will not give you the same results.  Pickles can be easily made with a variety of vegetables.

High chlorophyll foods and products stop bacterial growth, including yeasts and fungi in the digestive tract.  Click here for high quality and organic chlorophyll products.  Steamed, dark green leafy vegetables are high in chlorophyll and should be eaten daily.  These include kale, collard greens, mustard greens, radish tops, turnip greens and others.  Add a splash of fresh lemon to help assimilate the nutrients.  recipes here.

Over consumption of refined foods, sugar and meat are creating drastic increases in digestive problems.  The American diet is low in fiber. This has an adverse effect upon beneficial microbes present in large intestine. 

Fiber is the least understood food you eat.  You cannot live a long, healthy life without fiber from whole foods.  Fiber is the skeleton of the plant, the part that provides structural support.  It also forms part of the seeds, leaves and stems.  Fiber is more abundant on the outside surfaces of whole grains, seeds, beans, vegetables, and fruits.  This is why it is important to eliminate processed and refined foods, including unpeeled vegetables and fruits.

Many people use bran as a dietary supplement.  Using bran regularly can irritate the colon wall and block the absorption of nutrients from other foods.  Eating plenty of whole, unprocessed grains, beans, vegetables and fruits provides an ideal balance of fiber and other nutrients.
Fiber affects the function of the entire digestive tract.  It inhibits the formation of toxins and the growth of harmful bacteria in the colon. 
To prevent digestive problems it's essential to include whole, unprocessed grains which are rich in fiber.  Try my flavorful Basmati Rice Salad.

Eating whole grains daily strengthens the muscles of the colon and bowels become normal. The intestinal flora, or good bacteria, becomes more healthy, preventing gas, bloating, and heaviness.

Include marjoram, oregano, and white pepper regularly to help rid your body of pathogenic bacteria.


Take Colostroplex to improve gastro immunity.  It contains probiotic activity and works better than probiotics. 

Phellostatin treats fungi and candidiasis. For additional protocols call 412.361.8600 or email for a complementary 15-minute consult. For parasites it's best to have the consult.

If you experience constipation, take Aloe 22.

Take Chzyme to reduce intestinal gas, bloating, cramping, regurgitation, nausea and diarrhea and for better food assimilation. 

Enteromend contains a full spectrum of enzymes designed to break down carbohydrates, protein, and fats.  It treats gluten and dairy intolerance, and other forms of food sensitivity.

To treat parasites, candidias, and fungi, call 412.361.8600, or email  to schedule a complementary 15-minute phone consult. There are many protocols for these issues and it's best to get the most effective ones for your constitution and condition.


Emotional Harmony Contributes to Digestive Harmony

Negative emotional states precede every health issue and excess weight is a health condition.  Emotions do not simply come out of the blue; they are related to specific health imbalances created to a great extent by the foods you eat.

Your body, mind and emotions are not separate. Each aspect is always communicating to the others keeping them aligned with health and happiness; or sickness, weight issues and unhappiness. One way or the other, body, mind and emotions are always adjusting to each other.

Digestive issues generally relate to difficulty digesting and assimilating certain experiences in your life.  Stagnating beliefs cause stagnation in the body.  Resistance to eliminating or letting go of things that are no longer serving your greater good keeps your weight stuck and your health unbalanced.  Allowing the past to rule the present creates a heavy, sluggish body.

Nearly everyone I counsel for weight issues are emotional eaters.  Please learn healthy, effective ways to release chronically held tension and repressed emotions that cause weight and health problems, and unhappiness. Unresolved negative emotions limit your freedom to enjoy fulfilling, happy, and healthy living.  If you are having difficulty with this, seek help from a qualified Holistic Practitioner, Counselor, or other health professional. Don’t let your emotions undermine your efforts to have a healthy, fit body. Schedule an introductory Attitudinal Healing Session by clicking here.

Consider joining my Holistic Weight Loss Program. I know you not only want to look and feel your best, but also understand your body, mind and emotions.

If you're tired of your emotions undermining your efforts to lost weight and keeping you stuck you'll want to register for   Most people take a superficial approach to weight loss with little or no results.  Your body always responds to your mind and emotions.  Learn how to affect the responses by working at the level of cause.


Modern Methods are Not Working

Most people take a superficial, fragmented approach to weight loss with little or no results.  Science and many alternative modalities say it’s all about reducing calories and increasing exercise. There are hundreds of thousands of people who have been using this approach for decades and their weight keeps climbing. 

The best approach to balanced weight is one that resolves the underlying health issues. Pathogenic bacteria is one of those issues and can sabotage your efforts for permanent weight loss.  Put into practice the suggestions for creating a healthy gut and you will get results.

Losing weight and restoring your health do not have to be a long, slow, difficult journey. Delve deeper into a true Holistic approach by working at the level of cause. You’ll be happily surprised at how much easier it is to lose weight without deprivation; counting calories and fat grams; attempting to control your appetite; and other modern methods that take a backwards approach.

©Deborah Barr, 2009-16.  All rights reserved.

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Deborah Barr, 30-year Holistic Health and Nutrition Counselor/Coach, speaker, and author, has helped thousands of clients reverse health and weight issues; achieve emotional harmony, radiant health, passion, peaceful living, work-life balance, and a life they love.  In 1985 she founded Whole Health Resources, the premier Holistic Health Center in Pittsburgh.  WHR’s mission is to promote the healing and development of body, mind and spirit, and to teach an understanding of the relationship between diet, attitudes, lifestyle and wellness. She offers free help through 2 e-newsletters, Holistic Weight Loss, and Whole Health Matters, and free articles.   Subscribe to newsletters

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