Candida Cleanse: Day 108 ‘Me and my Dysfunctional Immune System’

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.

Take the preliminary Candida Quiz to see what Candida is,and if you have the Symptoms of this nasty Yeast condition affecting both women, and men.

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Newspaper Front Page for Candida Chronicles,Me and My Dysfunctional Immune System , Alternative Health…Previous Candida Journal Post

Me and my Dysfunctional Immune System.

Dear Candida diary,

I’ve made some amazing discoveries about my Candida issues as they relate
to my overall health picture by visiting the Nutritionist/Kinesiologist.

It is her opinion that in the question of what came first…the chicken or the egg….or in my case the candida and the symptoms that I experience…the answer is a domino effect beginning with….my Adrenal Glands.

In her opinion my adrenals are utterly run down, fatigued and this affected my over all Vitality, Immune Functions and ability to provide my organs of elimination with the building blocks (and energy) they required to do their job so my Liver in turn was over burdened with toxins to move out of the body, and was not keeping up with it’s job to do so.

She asked me (politely, diplomatically and very tactfully without directly coming out with it) if I was or had ever been a hard drinker, because apparently my liver needs some assistance to get healthy again.  Sadly I cannot claim I had ‘that’ good a time throughout my misspent youth or adulthood to have earned a messed up liver.  The toxins proliferated and created an environment conducive to …you guessed it….Yeast taking a foothold.

So my lack of energy, clarity and overall health does not stem from Candida alone. Rather my Candida stems from its host’s (me) overall dysfunctional immune system and low vitality.

Hmmm, interesting.  The goal now is to assist the liver, and reduce the stress AND improve the situation with the adrenals to in turn….(along with diet of course and lifestyle) get rid of the proliferating yeast.

I hope it works.  Getting to the bottom of this puzzle has been a challenge but I can only say that everything is interconnected so this theory is as good as any.

I’m heading into Vancouver (6 hour drive) to spend the next week with my sweeti and see all the good work the Earthship interns,  and Michael
Reynold’s crew have done on this Gulf Island Earthship Build.  I will not be on the air for awhile as the conditions are such that I will be ‘packing in’ everything I need and that doesn’t include a computer.  I will do what I can to make the best choices I can while under very limited conditions for food so I expect it will be a challenge but c’est la vie non?


Acidophilus + multi vitamin + Herbals


Carrot Soup, for a Candida Cleanse,an Experiment using Food as Medicine,Chronicled by Nicole Chayka, image by Monica Holy

Carrot Soup with Plain Yogurt


Mary's Organic Crackers, with Avocado and Egg Salad, suitable for a Candida Cleanse, image by Monica Holy

Chicken, Egg Salad and Flatbreads


Coconut Curry Chicken, for a Candida Cleanse recipe, image by Monica Holy

Thai Food (curry n’ rice, pad thai, ginger beef)

Image Credit: Monica Holy, newagecrap

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