Did you know that almost 90% of today's population is suffering from a systemic infection?
This would be considered pandemic proportions if it were any other "health label."
Do you suffer from depression? Anxiety? Hormone imbalances? Weight problems or Thyroid issues?
And what about inflammation, bloating, gas and digestion issues?
Chances are you are dealing with a chronic systemic yeast/fungal infection.
For the sake of this article, I will say the words yeast and fungus are interchangeable and mean the same thing.
I recently listened to a presentation from Donna Gates on the
seriousness of this condition that is sweeping the nations and no one is
really doing much about it.
If you are not familiar with Donna Gates, this lady is a pioneer in the natural health movement.
Have you ever used, seen or heard of the natural plant based sweetener called Stevia?
Well Donna Gates is the lady responsible for bringing this into the United States.
And what about kefir coconut water...yes, she created this as well.
I will do my best below to share all of what I have learned from studying Donna and her program, The Body Ecology Diet, below.
To paraphrase Donna, "Billions are being spent on curing cancer yet a yeast/fungal infection is just as serious and people are dying from it every day."
In fact some medial researchers believe that at the center of every
malignant cancer cell is a yeast growth and tumors are the bodies way of
protecting itself from the fungus.
A systemic fungal infection causes illness, weakens our immune system
greatly, creates hormone instability, infertility, makes us bloated,
causes unexplainable weight gain with
no hope of losing the weight no matter what you try, it affects our
clarity of mind, our emotional state, mirrors diseases like chronic
fatigue, arthritis and fibromyalgia to name a few.
Some of the known causes:
Antibiotics, even one round at one point in your life remains in your cells. Did you know this?
Cortisone and heparin (a blood thinning drug)
Estrogen and birth control pills
Bio Identical Hormone's that are not converting properly
High sugar diet
And many of the children today are born with it, passed on from mother to baby.
Why is it so hard to get rid of?
Well, it completely attacks our immune system so it cannot defend itself.
The yeast secretes over 79 dangerous bio-toxins that it uses as weapons. (eek!)
-Gliotoxin- shreds DNA inside white blood cells (shreds DNA!!)
-Mannin- immuno toxic (that means it poisons our immune system)
-Acelylablehyde- (say what?) basically this hard to pronounce one means it screws up our neuro transmitters.
And that is only 3 of the 79.
Yeast also has the ability to reshape itself and go into a dormant, non- threatening state, which is undetected by the immune system.
It morphs for it's own survival.
How do we beat it?
Number 1 most important thing to do- strengthen the immune system.
Number 2- starve the yeast.
Yeast eats minerals and proteins, they starve you of your nutrients.
These two steps have been chronicled by the Body Ecology Diet to work for not only the symptoms and labels noted above but also for Parkinson's Disease and Multiple Sclerosis. (Just think about that for a minute....Parkinson's Disease disappears and MS symptoms do too.....when we are still told today there is no cure....(think Hippocrates was on to something when he said "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food?" )
This condition is technically called "Candidiasis" and it is the underlying cause for everything!
Ok, I need to say that again...Candidiasis is the underlying cause of every known health condition be it small label or large. Everything.
And Donna has been working for 30 years teaching, educating and treating people and has the documentation to back it up.
It affects our mind, our mood and our brain.
It depletes us of serotonin so you can't sleep
It causes sleep disorders, migraine headaches, anxiety and worry.
It causes cravings for carbohydrates
It causes obsessive compulsive behavior, depression and a feeling that life is flat.
It causes eating disorders (Donna believes eating disorders are directly linked to a serotonin deficiency)
Did you know that if you are a bit of a perfectionist and run a bit on the high strung/ stress end of the scale you likely have a serotonin deficiency?
So technically, a serotonin issue is not about serotonin, it's a yeast issue!
Hormones. This gets really interesting. Candidiasis creates a false estrogen in the body.
It actually depletes the body of estrogen but the body doesn't know it because of the false estrogen level message it sends.
This leads to fibroid growth, cysts and cancer. Say that again?
Candidiasis reduces T-4 (which converts to T-3) and you end up with Hypo Thyroid (underactive thyroid)
This causes fatigue, weight gain, constipation, low sex drive and even hair thinning and hair loss. (Sounds fun..not so much)
Going on a thyroid medication won't resolve the problem because it's not the thyroid..it's the yeast!
Did you know that 70-80% of your immune system is your gut and you have to have the good bacteria to create and maintain a healthy immune system?
This is becoming so widespread now, it's common to have gluten free items on restaurant menu's now.
We're seeing gluten free products everywhere, cookies, cakes, pasta, etc.
Gluten is a protein, it happens to look exactly like yeast which is also a protein.
An exhausted immune system is confused and it sees this coming into the system and it attacks it like an invader creating an auto immune response.
The brain has its own immune system
Fungus can enter the brain and may actually be the cause of Alzheimer's Disease.
(Remember when I said above fungus and yeast mean the same thing?)
Donna's program, is called the Body Ecology Diet.
I've been following it for 4 weeks now and let me just say, as someone who thought she was eating very well, eating predominantly raw and feeling pretty good with bouts of tiredness and
digestion issues..(isn't that the normal these days??) I am completely in awe of the results I have been experiencing.
My energy has been through the roof. I am up at 6:30am and I go all day, I manage my Lightworker work, my own business, walk my dog twice a day, take care of the house, grocery shopping, cleaning, meals, and work on my new projects (recipe book, pet sessions book, private sessions work) and I sleep soundly for 6 hrs and get up and do it again.
I see even more magic in everything than I did before. My mind is very clear and keen.
I have lost 6 lbs of inflammation (I've always been a fairly small build but eating even a healthy raw vegetarian diet left me feeling puffy recently)
Hormone's have completely balanced, and let's just say, I'm a lady in her mid 4th decade, the magic time when a woman's hormone's begin to get really crazy!
In fact, that was the reason I began to study Donna and her work, I was willing to commit to three months on the program to see just what would improve around hormone activity
and a weaker digestion (always been my achilles heel)
The first 10 days are a bit tricky, anything you need to detox, believe me you will detox. You will be so exhausted some days you will just fall back in to your bed.
You will have bouts of energy and then bouts of exhaustion. It is a celebration, every time I felt tired or exhausted I thought, my body is literally experiencing so much energy from this
it is off taking care of other business that has been sitting under the surface for who knows how long..each time I rested I felt like I was giving myself permission to heal and be nurtured at a very deep level. Old injuries crept up, I could literally feel the tissue resurfacing for healing. (Hering's Law of Cure)
4 weeks in and if you haven't deduced it by now, I am a huge fan of Donna and her program.
I think everyone should do it just to experience the changes.
Do you remember the energy you had as a child? You could just go all day ...well you get that back..it's not gone with age...it's buried under a taxed immune system that requires some new
maintenance. Imagine the possibilities for those carrying around a big health label....believe me, I will be speaking about this at every opportunity to help spread the word.
There truly is no need to die of disease, or live a poor quality of life. We have an opportunity here that will create profound, magical lasting results. You just need to be willing to make the commitment to try.
The program itself is based on the two main principles listed above. To strengthen the immune system and starve the yeast.
Donna's book, the Body Ecology Diet explains the fundamentals in great detail, things like expansion and contraction principles, proper food combining, the benefits of probiotics, fermented foods, ocean vegetables and four nurturing and nourishing grains. It includes an eye opening questionnaire at the beginning which outlines for you where your biggest weaknesses are.
If you eat a healthy diet to begin with, like I did, it's not a giant leap to take.
If you are still consuming sugary drinks and eating processed foods it is a commitment. But I ask you, do you want to live a healthy, fun , magical quality of life or do you accept living with aches, pains and diagnoses of "incurable labels."
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I hope I have inspired you just a little bit and peaked your curiosity especially if you are currently not living at the level of health that you could be.
From my heart to yours,