Candida Cleanse: Day 64 ‘Healing Crisis, The ‘Die Off’ Effect

Nicole Chayka, co-author of Fringe Dweller on the Night Shift,& Canadian gal on a journey to live off the Grid with Middle Earth HomeI, Nikki, am Blogging my crazy thoughts and cravings during my on-going Candida Cleanse, in a step by step journal titled The Candida Chronicles, so I can share with you the The Dietary Rules, the Meal Plans and Recipes, the Tips and Facts, and most importantly, the Results. If I can lick this problem, letting ‘Food be my Medicine’ and only using Herbals then you can too! Day 1 of my Candida Journal STARTS HERE.

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A Healing Crisis otherwise known as the ‘die off’ effect.

Ever heard the expression it’s going to get worse before it gets better?

Sometimes that is true when you embark on a cleanse depending on just how bad a shape you are in.  If your body were clean and healthy you wouldn’t experience a healing crisis at all. For those of us attempting to ‘Reset’ our bodies to a state of balance and healthfulness it is fairly common.

To be fair I won’t say that everyone will go through this.  As always we are individuals, however, if it does happen to you it helps to know what’s going on inside.  In layman’s’ terms you are Starving the overgrowth of Candida Albicans in your Digestive Tract. Add to that that the Candida is waging war with the good yeast you are putting in and dying off in such large numbers that the chemicals they release upon dying is being dumped into your body at a fast rate making you feel worse…not better.

The Symptoms vary but generally it’s a lot like a bout with the Flu Bug.  Achy, Diarrhea, Headaches and Lethargy sounds about right.   The good news is that this is a very good thing.  It means what you are doing is working.  It means don’t stop now.  Better times are right around the corner so keep up the good work.  You are kicking some serious butt!

If you suspect something is going terribly wrong aside from these symptoms for goodness sake spill to a Health Care Practitioner.  I don’t know you.  If you have say Hypoglycaemia for example doing a cleanse can become a more complicated affair, and you shouldn’t be doing it alone. A Naturopathic Doctor is a practical choice to pair up with as you go along this path. They can keep an eye on you and help you chart your progress giving support and enthusiasm when you need it, and occasionally they can give you a kick in the (  ) when you need that too ?


Acidophilus + Herbals


Brown Rice Crisps Cereal, for a Candida Cleanse, an Experiment using Food as Medicine, Chronicled by Nicole ChaykaCoffee, Latte, a food not allowed in the Candida Diet, for the article 'Dietary Rules for a Candida Cleanse', by Nicole Chayka, for Middle Earth Home

Brown Rice Cereal + rice milk + coffee


Almost Texas Chili on a bed of Quinoa, suitable for a Candida Cleanse, image by Monica Holy

Brown Rice + Almost Texas Chili


Red Cabbage and Almost Texas Chili, for a Candida Cleanse Recipe,an Experiment using Food as Medicine,Chronicled by Nicole Chayka, image by Monica Holy

Brown Rice + Almost Texas Chili (pause) then ‘Blaukraut’ (red Cabbage)

The time delay seemed to make an enormous difference…digestion emergency averted.

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Image Credit: Monica Holy, newagecrap

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