Healthy way of eating
Crystal J Hawthorne, LMT
There are a series of different “diets” I combine to promote a healthy gut. All disease begin in the gut. Here are the different ways I promote a healthy gut:
First I cleanse my colon. You want to clean out any toxins in your body and just start off with a clean sleight. I use different colon cleaners but the one I use the most is Oxy-Powder by Global Healing Center. It’s all natural and its oxygen based. I also drink lemon water during the time of my colon cleanse.
Then elimination of foods. I eliminated:
Dairy (including eggs)
No processed food
What I eat:
Vegetables (mostly leafy greens and occasionally ground food)
Quinoa (not too much)
Natural sugar (ex: honey, date, maple etc.)
Fruits (not too much fruits that have a lot citric acid. If you want you could avoid citric acid altogether.)
Nuts and seeds (VERY RARE)
I mostly use coconut oil to cook. But I’m not opposed to olive oil and avocado oil.
How I eat it. Have you ever heard of food combing?
The idea of food combining is that fruits, vegetables, proteins and starches digest at different lengths of time. Different food need different amount of enzymes. Some need an acidic environment and some need an alkaline environment to be digested. Incorrect food combining can cause gas, indigestion, bloating, weight gain and can feed candida.
Here is a chart that shows how to do food combing in a nutshell (from http://thechalkboardmag.com/food-combining-6-common-raw-food-combos-that-wreak-havoc-on-your-health):
Here are the food combining basics:
Starches + Veggies = OK
Proteins + Veggies = OK
Proteins + Starches = No No
Plant Proteins + Plant Proteins = OK
Animal Proteins + Animal Proteins = No No
Starches + Starches = OK
Fats + Proteins (animal or plant) = No No (or pair moderately)
Fats + Carbohydrates = OK
Fats + Starches = OK
Fruits are best eaten on an empty stomach
Fruit + Raw greens = OK (except melons)
Promote the good bacteria in your gut which are called probiotics:
I use different types of probiotics, this way the candida won’t get used to one and adapt. I use Fivlac and Latero-Flora.
Here are just a few signs that you have candida overgrowth:
Skin and nail fungal infections such as athlete’s foot, ringworm, and toenail fungus
Feeling tired and worn down or suffering from chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia
Digestive issues such as bloating, constipation, or diarrhea
Autoimmune disease such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Lupus, Psoriasis, Scleroderma, or Multiple sclerosis
Difficulty concentrating, poor memory, lack of focus, ADD, ADHD, and/or brain fog
Skin issues such as eczema, psoriasis, hives, and rashes
Irritability, mood swings, anxiety, or depression
Vaginal infections, urinary tract infections, rectal itching, or vaginal itching
Severe seasonal allergies or itchy ears
Strong sugar and refined carbohydrate cravings
How to fight this TERRIBLE occurrence:
If you have candida overgrowth a plant based diet, candida cleanse (natural anti-fungal pills) to kill the yeast, probiotics and colon cleanse will help to fight the candida overgrowth. I use different types of anti-fungal pills for the same reason I use different probiotics, so that the yeast doesn’t adapt to one.
Even if you don’t have an overgrowth I’d suggest once every few months to do a candida cleanse for a month.
I use Mycozil and Purely Holistic Candida Cleanse.
The soil is depleted, therefore the food is depleted of nutrients. You can’t get all of the vitamins you need from the food. Research some natural supplements you could take to meet the suggested daily intake.
Please note: I am not a certified nutritionist and make no claims to the contrary. Each individual’s dietary needs and restrictions are unique to the individual. Information is provided based on my experience alone. You are ultimately responsible for all decisions pertaining to your health.