(There is a strong sense of being free and refreshed when you are healthy. Some of you haven’t had that feeling in years. Like I have said before…you can’t put a price on good health!)
Move Over Fungus Hello Bacteria
Fungi’s role in increased weight gain and serious illness has only recently become a major issue since the elevated use of antibiotics, chemotherapy, and steroid therapy, has emerged. Fungus used to be a common study in the medical field and within scientific literature but the popularity of virus’ and bacteria eventually shadowed the study of fungi. Bad idea!
Sugar Must Be Removed Or You’re Wasting Your Time
Many studies over the years have displayed fungi’s food of choice with the use of common lab mice. Fungus grew and multiplied at alarming rates within the mice’s intestines. They also evaluated that mice who were given drugs or who had weakened immune systems were even more susceptible to infection in the intestines. What made matters worse is that the fungi eventually evaded the bloodstream and made their way throughout the body since the digestive tracts were taken over.
Why Cutting Carbs/Sugar Is Only Part Of The Solution
Low carb diets have been around for a long time and for good reasons. But, just cutting back on carbs doesn’t provide the right solution for weight loss or disease prevention. Otherwise I would simply just recommend the Atkins Diet program or something similar. The reason why I never recommend these other diets is because they are simply missing the point. An antifungal diet is the only real solution for starving and killing fungi.
Certain Foods Can Actually Bind/Absorb Fungal Toxins
Not only is it important to deny fungi infected foods like corn, peanuts, wheat, various grains, and other foods, but it is more important to include foods that have been known to be highly antifungal. Foods like carrots, broccoli, garlic, green apples, berries, coconut etc bind and neutralize fungal poisons and inhibits their toxic properties. This is the entire foundation of the phase one diet. Select foods that starve and kill fungus while removing their toxic properties from the body is the foundation of an antifungal diet. If you can’t afford the book, here is a simple outline of acceptable foods to eat during the first phase.
Example of Acceptable Foods For The Phase One Diet
2)FRUIT: Berries, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Green Apples, Avocado, Fresh Coconut
3)MEATS: Virtually all meat including fish, poultry and beef
4)VEGETABLES: Fresh, unblemished vegetables and freshly made vegetable juice
5)BEVERAGES: Bottled or filtered water, non-fruity herbal teas, stevia sweetened fresh lemonade, freshly squeezed carrot juice.
6)VINEGAR: apple cider vinegar
7)OILS: olive, grape, flax seed, cold pressed virgin coconut oil
8)NUTS: raw nuts, including pecans, almonds, walnuts, cashews, and pumpkin seeds. Stored nuts tend to gather mold, so be careful!
9)SWEETENERS: Stevia, Xylitol
10)DAIRY: Organic Butter, Organic Yogurt, (use the following very sparingly) cream cheese, unsweetened whipping cream, real sour cream.
Note: The book has the complete diet with foods to avoid and what is okay to eat.
(I learned about the diet from this book. I received it as a present and read it from cover to cover in a day. I am still only scratching the surface in regards to fungi’s role in weight gain, illness, disease. I highly recommend this book to be in everyone’s personal library.)
This Diet Is The 1st of 3 Phases
This type of diet may come as a shock to most people and can serve as a wake-up call to realize what kinds of foods are contributing to their weight gain and illnesses. It will also help you recognize underlying food addictions. This will be the toughest and most restrictive out of the three phases but it is crucial that it is followed religiously. The first phase is meant to completely starve the fungus. The first time I went through it I stayed on it for 2 ½ weeks and was amazed at how great I felt.
What I Observed On The Diet
My sugar cravings were gone! I couldn’t believe it. I was amazed when I realized that some of the foods I was eating were directly causing me to crave more sweets, starches, carbs, etc. I also couldn’t believe how clear my sinuses were. It was the first time in years that I could fully breathe through my nose. Even though I was already in good shape, I noticed that I lost even more weight. I had increased definition in areas that I didn’t have before.
What YOU May Expect
I already ate pretty clean so the phase one diet was merely a fine tuning experience for me. Even though I never get sick, the diet definitely gave me more energy, better sleep at night, and clarity of mind. But…for those who need to lose a lot of weight or have some serious illnesses you may have to be on the first phase for a little longer. It is normally advised to stay on phase one for about two weeks. If you feel better it may be due to one or two things: you have starved the parasitic fungi that need carbs, or you have avoided a certain kind of food that you are allergic to. If illnesses/disease are not clearing up by two weeks then you may have a deeper fungal problem. Therefore you may have to stay on it for a whole month before moving to phase two.
As you starve yeast and fungi, you may experience the “Herxheimer’s reaction.” This is a term to describe your body’s reaction to the microorganisms that spew out toxins in the bloodstream as they die. This sudden “die off” causes reactions in the body that are similar to the flu. There may be incidents where you develop skin outbreaks, rashes, aches, and chills. You may suffer from even worse symptoms than before. Don’t worry, this is a normal phenomenon. It is a good sign because it verifies that you have a fungal problem. As you are “cleaning house” you more than likely are going to feel worst before you feel better. Keep trucking with the antifungal diet and push through until you feel better and the symptoms clear up. For a lot of people it will be a night and day difference. Remember, you can’t put a price on good health!