is Powerful Medicine
World Health Organization has published a list of over fifty diseases
successfully treated with acupuncture. Included on the list are allergies,
sinusitis, asthma, weight control and the common cold.
is powerful medicine that aids in strengthening the immune system and
serves to prevent diseases and increase both the ability to function and improve
the quality of people's lives.
is highly effective not only as a preventative medicine, but as a drug free
treatment of signs and symptoms. Studies indicate that acupuncture influences
the central and peripheral nervous system.
a host of factors, acupuncture affects sugar, cholesterol, and triglyceride
levels in the blood, the functioning of the gastrointestinal system and the
activity of the endocrine system.
works with the body, strengthening and balancing energy. It improves circulation
and allows the body to heal itself more quickly and more completely.
is a well-developed whole health care system based on natural energetic laws.
Dating back to over 3,000 years as a primary health care system in China,
acupuncture is widespread in Asia, Europe, and now the U.S.
AcupunctureandAllergy.com providers have treated many individuals. Most of our patients feel better, lose weight and reduce many of their symptoms. Due to poor diet and widespread usage of antibiotics, many people suffer from asthma, allergies, and other maladies causing them to have an imbalance in yeast and candidiasis. We have designed an eight-week plan including a diet to work in conjunction with acupuncture to get better results, prolong life and promote a healthy lifestyle.
is one of the many different types of yeasts. Yeast cells are able to grow on
the surface of all living things and occur virtually everywhere. The fact is, we
breathe, eat, and drink them daily. Because they are part of our daily lives, we
all have yeast growing in our skin, other body surfaces, and in our intestines.
Normally our bodies’ defense systems keep the total number of yeast cells
under control and so, Candida colonies in our intestinal tract are nothing to
worry about. However, poor nutrition or a sluggish or impaired immune system
weakens the body’s ability to fight off yeast. Stress and environmental
pollutants can also play a role in reducing the body’s control over Candida.
When this happens, yeast colonies grow rapidly and Candida may result.
There are over 900
species of yeast. Candida albicans is a major one found in the human body. In
some ways it is very much like the yeast used in breads. Scientists are not sure
why yeasts are in our bodies or what their exact function is. The only thing for
sure that we know, is that they help decompose and recycle our bodies when we
die. If they multiply too rapidly in our bodies, they begin their job
A number of
conditions can lead to Candidiasis. Steroid drugs (such as cortisone), birth
control pills, and the long- term use of antibiotics, such as those used to
control acne or various bacterial infection, can invite the problem. Such
antibiotics can reduce the number of beneficial bacteria that normally help to
keep the yeast under control.
Poor nutrition or a
sluggish or impaired immune system weakens the body’s ability to fight off
yeast. Stress and environmental pollutants can also play a role in reducing the
body’s control over Candida. When this happens, the yeast colonies grow
rapidly and Candida may result.
When yeast is in an
overabundance, there may be local yeast infections in the mouth (thrush),
gastrointestinal tract (gas), vagina (yeast infection), urinary tract
(bladder/kidney infection), prostrate gland (prostrate troubles), skin (hives,
rashes), fingernail, or toenail (fungus of the nail bed).
Too much yeast can
cripple the immune system, causing chronic viral and bacterial infection or
allergies. Yeast can damage the intestinal wall allowing food particles and
toxins to enter the blood stream. The body then produces antibodies to fight
these foreign substances and typical "allergic" reactions like eczema
and hay fever, along with headache, dizziness, heart palpitations, anxiety,
fatigue, and muscle aches.
There may be
changes in the cells. Yeast by-products or exhaust are two very toxic
substances: ethanol and acetaldehyde. These two toxins in turn alter the ability
of our cells in the following ways:
Red blood cells
have difficulty passing into small capillaries. This can cause fatigue,
dizziness, muscle aches, or headaches.
White blood cells
have trouble enveloping bacteria and foreign material, thus, the body has
trouble fighting infection.
difficulty passing through cells. Insulin cannot do its job properly,
causing low blood sugar and often weight gain.
have trouble passing through cells so metabolism slows down, often
causing low body temperature (cold hands and feet), fatigue and
intolerance to cold.
trouble passing through cell walls causing fluid retention, and electrolyte
from one cell to another have difficulty. This can cause muscle and nerve
Enzymes are destroyed. Enzymes are the chemical helpers in the body that help build, break down, and produce energy and heat. Yeast toxins can inactivate or destroy some of the enzymes, and can result in the slow down of all the functions of the body. Example: enzymes help break down sugar stores to help the blood sugar at ideal levels; when yeast overgrowth destroys enzymes abnormally high or low blood sugar levels may develop.
CANDIDIASIS SYMPTOMS MAY INCLUDE:
congested nose, hives, headache, dizziness, diarrhea, weakness, cramps,
arthritis, irritability or depression.
problems: gas, bloating, abdominal pain, gastritis, gastric ulcer,
heartburn, diarrhea, constipation, and spastic colon.
problems: frequent sore throat, mouth or canker sores, sinus infection,
bronchial infections, chronic cough, and asthma.
problems: palpitations, rapid pulse rate. (Candida does not directly affect
the heart but rather the hormones regulating the system).
problems: yeast infections, urinary burning, frequent urination, lack of
bladder control, bed-wetting, menstrual cramping, PMS.
problems: muscle weakness, night leg pains, muscle stiffness (especially
neck and shoulder), slow reaction time, poor coordination, poor motor
skills, falling, tendency to drop things. (Yeast impairs cells from
receiving nutrients and eliminating waste and also nerve/muscle sending
usually in rash type in nature, typically under the breasts, groin area,
diaper rash, hives, etc.
system problems: headache, sinus headache, tension headache, migraines, low
blood sugar headaches, and rapid blood sugar changes.
High levels of stress hormones can cause anxiety, irritability, restlessness, panic attacks, sudden anger, sleep disturbances, poor short term memory, inability to concentrate, fuzzy thinking and confusion.
Fatigue may be
caused by impaired metabolism and impaired enzyme production.
Weight gain may result from an overgrowth of yeast, which may cause cravings for sugar, interference with normal hunger, high insulin levels, low metabolism, low energy levels, and fatigue.
ITEMS TO AVOID:
All sugars and
sugar-contained food including: Table sugar, fructose, corn syrup, honey,
molasses, maple sugar and date sugar.
All white flour and
white flour products. All yeast -containing pastries, breads, crackers,
Brewers yeast, B
vitamins made from yeast, yeast breads, pastries, crackers, and pretzels
that contain yeast.
All cheese except
ricotta, cottage and cream cheese.
Avoid all fruit
juices, fruits (fresh, canned, or dried) until yeast is abated. Fresh lemon
or lime may be used in water, or as a substitute for vinegar in salad
All coffee and tea
Old leftovers. If a
food has been in the fridge for more than 3 days, do not eat it. Leftovers
may be frozen.
foods: mushrooms, blue cheese, etc.
Peanuts and peanut
products: peanut butters.
meats: such as bacon, sausage, ham, hot dogs, luncheon meats, corned beef,
products or vinegar dressings: pickles, pickle relish, etc. Lemon juice may
be substituted for vinegar in recipes.
sweetened drinks and food products.
you CAN eat on the Candida diet (organic best):
Chicken, turkey, all game birds, quail, duck, goose,
pheasant, & Cornish hen.
2-4 eggs per week. No more than 6 per week.
All fresh fish including salmon, water packed tuna,
clam, shrimp, lobster & oysters
Almonds, Brazil, cashews, filberts, pecans &
pumpkin seeds -avoid roasted and salted.
Almond, avocado, linseed, safflower, butter, apricot,
corn, walnut, sunflower, olive, & sesame oil.
Including barley, corn millet, oats, brown rice, wheat,
whole grain pasta, or vegetable pastas.
Hot or cold - whole wheat, unsweetened cereals
including Wheatena, grits, oat bran, puffed rice and puffed wheat, Zoom,
oatmeal, Roman Meal, & cracked wheat.
Any whole grain, unsweetened bread without yeast -
look in the refrigerator section of you health food store.
Any whole grain, unsweetened cracker or chip
(corn/potato/etc), including Koyo brand buckwheat rice cakes, Ryvita brand
crackers in various flavors - read ingredients, Terra brand chips in various
flavors - read ingredients.
Any whole grain muffin, biscuit, tortilla, rice cakes
- must be made with soda or baking powder - not yeast.
All legumes such as lentils,
peas, soybeans, dried beans i.e. pinto, navy, norther, kidney, etc.
All vegetable including (be adventurous!), asparagus,
beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, cucumbers, eggplant,
green peppers, greens, lettuce, turnip, spinach, onions, peas, parsley, fresh
tomatoes, squash (summer, winter, butter and zucchini), red potatoes, radishes,
okra parsnip, collards, scrubbed potatoes, yams, and avocados.
Lemons and limes are great to spruce up a salad or other recipes -may use miso and soy sauce sparingly.
yogurt, unsweetened soymilk, buttermilk, cottage, ricotta, cream, and soft goat
Great over whole
grain or vegetable pastas!
Process the fresh
basil and parsley until finely chopped. Add the onion and chop. Transfer into
saucepan with the oil and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes.
tomatoes until coarsely chopped and add to saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce
heat and cook, partially covered, for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
mixture all together. Strain the sauce. Add salt, pepper and cook uncovered for
10 minutes more or until thick. Makes
1½ cups sauce.
Preheat the oven
to 375 degrees.
Thickly slice the
tomatoes. Reserve. Slice the onions - medium width. Reserve.
Cut the peppers
lengthwise into 1-inch strips. Reserve
Make a diagonal
slash on each side of the fish, about ¼ inch deep and 2 inches long. Oil the
fish on both sides and stuff each slit with a few garlic slivers, butter pieces,
a small piece of bay leaf, a pinch of rosemary, salt and pepper. Lightly salt
and pepper the outside of the fish.
Fill the cavity of
the fish with a few slices of tomato and onion, pepper strips, the remaining
butter, bay leaf, garlic, rosemary, salt and pepper.
Place the stuffed
fish in a well-buttered roasting pan and stew the remaining vegetables around
it. Cover the pan with aluminum foil and bake in the center of the preheated
oven for 10 minutes. Remove the foil and bake 10 minutes more. Carefully turn
the fish over and bake for 10 minutes longer. Makes 4 servings - about 6 ounces
Heat skillet, add
oil, onions and green peppers. Stir-fry until tender. Add tomato and other
vegetables. Bring to boil, stirring constantly. Add eggs and cook, stirring
gently. Serve immediately.
sugar/honey-free mayonnaise, obtainable from your health food store. Serves 4.
Chicken & Rice:
Place rice, water,
salt, butter and parsley in a 4-quart casserole dish. Stir and bring to a boil.
Salt chicken and lay on top of rice. Lower heat to simmer; cover tightly and
cook 45-60 minutes until water is absorbed and chicken is tender. Serves 4.
Cook barley in 6
cups of water for 1 hour. Add remaining ingredients and cook until tender. Add
parsley just before serving. Serves 4.
Pre-heat oven to
450 degrees. Mix together dry ingredients, add oil and mix well (important). Add
enough water to make a soft dough that is not sticky. Mix just enough to moisten
dry ingredients. With hands, pat out dough to ¾ inch thickness on floured
board. Cut with glass, place on oiled baking sheet and bake 20 minutes (or until
done) in a 450-degree oven. Makes 12 biscuits.
Pre-heat oven to
425 degrees. Combine dry ingredients, beat egg, add oil and water and blend all
together. Bake in oiled 8-inch square pan at 425 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Cut
in 9 pieces.
The Yeast Connection Cookbook: A Guide to Good Nutrition and Better Health:
William G. Crook.
Sugar Busters! Quick & Easy Cookbook: H. Leighton Steward, et al.
Sugar Busters for Life! Cookbook & Companion Guide by the Famous Family of Good Food: Ellen C. Brennan & Theodore M. Brennan.
all of the recipes in these cookbooks will follow our program recommendations,
so you need to still be a label and ingredient reader - you may choose to follow
a recipe and simply omit certain items like cheeses, sugars, yeasts, mushrooms
etc. if it calls for them. Other recipes will be just fine to follow. If you
have any questions, ask before you eat!).
The Yeast Syndrome: John Park Towbridge, et al.
The Yeast Connection Handbook: William G. Crook, et al.
The Yeast Connection: A Medical Breakthrough: William G. Crook, et al.
Sugar Bust for Life: Ellen C. Brennan & Theodore M. Brennan
Sugar Busters! Shopping Guide: H. Leighton Steward, et al.
a Candida cleanse, some people may experience Candida die-off symptoms as they
increase their intake of the supplement because the Candida has nothing to feed
on any more. Also, because the food you are allergic to have built up in your
system and they are no longer entering it, they begin to break down and find
their way out of the body. Initially you may feel worse before you feel better,
but do not be scared or put off by an increase in symptoms because it means that
your body is getting rid of all the substances that have been causing the
problem. These symptoms, if they occur, will usually occur in the second or
third week. These die-off symptoms include:
person experiencing these symptoms is usually quite toxic. These symptoms are
temporary and can last from a couple of days up to two weeks. If they persist,
stop and see your health care provider. Acupuncture can help diminish these
symptoms. DO NOT discontinue your diet because of detoxification symptoms.
Friends and family may say, "why are you on that diet if it makes you so
sick?" Tell them you are on it because you are actually getting better!
Once you go through the detoxification period, most people do feel a lot better.
It’s like coming out of a dark tunnel into the sunlight.
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