CLEANSES - The issue with cleanses is related to opening detoxification pathways in order not to just mobilize toxins (including mercury which binds with candida to sequester it) and releasing the toxins into the bloodstream to redeposit into your or your child's brain, organs, gut (or fetus and breastmilk as is the case for pregnant, and nursing women).
Here is a basic explanation of detoxification issues:
And a liver detox tutorial: http://heal-thyself.ning.com/video/basic-liver-detox
And a more in depth discussion: http://tuberose.com/Liver_Detoxification.html
This is precisely the information which we discuss at length on the Heal Thyself! forum. For anyone concerned about their toxin issues, but especially women who are ttc, pregnant or nursing, their nutrient deficiencies, microbial imbalance and toxin exposures both internally and externally are vital to understand BEFORE embarking on a "detox" or "cleanse", especially for thrush, "yeast" or candida.
I want to caution people about "die-off" which is often due to mercury recirculating in the blood stream. Candida binds with mercury to sequester it out of circulation. When we kill off candida faster than the body can effectively excrete the excess circulating mercury, it redeposits into brain, organs, gut, fetus and breastmilk. (headaches, insomnia, irritability, nausea, malaise, weakness, dizziness are symptoms of excess circulating toxins)
Detox shouldn't hurt.
It is necessary to have adequate nutrients to effectively excrete toxins from the body. I strongly recommend against a coconut oil only diet or "cleanse" as magnesium, zinc, folate, vit c, selenium, B3, B6, B12, molybdenum, sulfate are all necessary to open the detoxification pathways. These are all available in whole foods: bone broths, nettle
infusions, beans, greens, legumes, liver, Brazil nuts, green smoothies, etc. And Epsom salt baths help with detox reactions.
I believe we can embrace safe, natural, whole food ways to address these issues in adults and children. However, unless one provides the nutrients necessary to effectively excrete the toxins, the candida just returns, in addition to dumping the toxins into the bloodstream to
redeposit into your and your infant's brain, organs and gut. It is possible to make the candida obsolete safely, by providing the nutrients and probiotics with whole foods.
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