View Full Version : MC and yeast infection?
06-02-2008, 01:41 PM
Anybody with a yeast history done the Master Cleanse? I was listening to a radio health program and the doctor actually recommended MC (5-8 days) to a caller who sounded like he had candida issues. I was surprised - never heard MC could be good for yeast. It made me happy because I've wanted to do this but was afraid of the syrup - even though I eat tons of fruit happily.
Anyway, I'm on day 1 and curious because I have had yeast infections in the past even in my ears. I'm stocked with probiotics, though.
06-04-2008, 02:18 PM
The master cleanse, juice fast or water fast will "starve" candida. but you have to continue laying off fats and sugars that feed it and eat healthy post fast...ie raw diet, 100% preferred or it will come back. it's too much fat that is the culprit, then sugar, fructose included. bananas didn't use to be my friend. ;)
after following the routine and cleansing you colon, if you see white fluffy cottonball looking stuff in your solid eliminations, this is yeast or candida exiting your colon and intestines. i did some research after i noticed it during a master cleanse. i thought it had to do with the lemonade. ha! not.
this is how i got rid of it...for good:
4 lengthy master cleanses
1 water fast
100% raw foods
consistent probiotics with plenty of digestive enzymes of lipase, protase...etc.
which includes at the moment...
90% greens, 5% fats (coconut oil, hempseed oil, some avocados), 5% non sweet/sweet fruits
i drink 2-3 green smoothies a day. blend a lot of my greens with good sized portions of kale, chard, spinach, cilantro...you name it. love to add tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers; and ginger root, spirulina for energy.
2-3x per week i would put 5-15 drops of grapefruitseed extract in a glass of water and drink it down. it's very anti-fungal and kills candida with added benefits of healing other bodily functions.
my tongue is completely bright pink...i've never seen it this pink in my entire adult life thus far.
good luck if you do the master cleanse or other juice fast.
06-04-2008, 09:28 PM
thank you so much for your reply and your experience. I have never made it past 5 days of MC. I get quite hungry/irritable/dizzy which would be easier if I didn't have a 2 and 3 year-old at home :-)
I am curious how you eat 90% greens and maintain a healthy weight. Do you mean 90% by volume? How many pound/bunches is that per day? I am very impressed. I also feel better with limited fat - just a little at the end of the day. I do green smoothies for breakfast and lunch and I stuff those greens (kale, spinach, romaine, spring mix) but I also use a banana and an orange or some pineapple. I can't imagine I wouldn't miss all the fruit that I eat if I gave it up. Will you be taking probiotics enzymes in the long haul or are you done with those?
I'm not sure I even have a candida issue except that my OB/gyn told me my test showed a yeast infection at my last visit. I had no idea but had them quite a bit in my teen years. And I had an itchy ears issue that apparently is yeast-related.
Just ended a little 3-day MC. The hunger became too strong watching the kids all day and potty-training (housebound) while my husband is out of town.
06-05-2008, 11:28 AM
You're welcome. I'm still attaining my "true weight" eating raw foods and I don't really know where I'm going to end up - leaving it to my body to tell me. I'm 5'2 and 118 now, still losing and intuitively I feel like I'll hang firm at 110. Yes, I'm able to receive a high degree of nutrition eating 90% greens and it provides all of the nutrients, minerals and sustenance I need. 90% greens...meaning that's the bulk of my diet right now. I just put handfuls of whatever greens I have in my fridge in my smoothies - just keep stocked up. Add a frozen banana sometimes, an apple, spirulina, etc. The rest of my diet consists of fruits, nuts, healthy fats, etc. It fluctuates. When I started eating raw foods a year ago I was eating substantially more food. Who knows I may at some point eat 90% fruit. I'm simply listening to my body. Have you read Alissa's book yet? It will give you a good overview of nutrition and raw foods. Also Victoria Boutenko's Green for Life I highly recommend if you don't know about it.
Sounds like you're doing well with fasting and your goals.
Candida is a tricky thing. I didn't know I had it either until I started fasting. Seriously, oil of oregano, garlic and grapefruitseed extract are all great anti-fungals. Check them out.
Best with your healing process.
06-05-2008, 02:21 PM
I have read both Alissa's book and Green for Life. Alissa's was the perfect intro and Green for life is a great inspiration for more green smoothies. I loved the chimp diet breakdown. That's why I was blown away when you said 90% because the chimps were about 50%. It makes sense that your weight would still be falling on all those greens. I think I'm about at my raw setpoint weight so my body might want more calorie-dense foods like fruits (or fats) in addition to the greens for now. It would be nice and cheaper though to start wanting less food :-)
06-05-2008, 04:04 PM
Hey Clare. I'm glad you read the books. They are both good. While I think it's fantastic to have references, it also boils down to paying close attention to what the body is communicating. The human body is pretty much biologically the same for everyone in terms of internal organs and systems, but each of us still has a unique system in my opinion. What are your thoughts on this? My body seems to be thriving off of a great deal of greens at the moment which may not work for everyone. I'm also doing a lot of rebuilding of cells after an accident, where most of this amazing nutrient is targeted. My metabolism is holding steady and I'm actually not losing a lot of weight rapidly, maybe 2-3 lbs per month now. I tend not to pay too much attention to percentages and scales. I just wanted to provide the information as an example. I hope I didn't come across preachy in my response...wasn't my intent. :)
Honestly, if you had told me I would be eating this way 2 years ago I would've looked at you like you had three heads. Leafy green drinks, a bit of fruits, nuts and seeds? lol. It's a journey.
06-05-2008, 04:15 PM
I think I'm about at my raw setpoint weight so my body might want more calorie-dense foods like fruits (or fats) in addition to the greens for now. It would be nice and cheaper though to start wanting less food :-)
This is probably true for your body if you're feeling this. So go with more fats perhaps. I've got a bit of brain fog today, but wanted to add study nutrition a bit more for yourself. I think you probably already know this...but, if you can attain 100% raw, eat what you feel you need to eat. Eventually your body will balance itself out. You may in fact drop a lot of weight, but don't let it phase you. Your body's innate intelligence will prevail. You travel through detoxification, release, gain, balance...depending on body type.
It is less expensive for me to eat now for sure. I don't buy a lot of the gourmet staple items I used to. My last produce bill was $27.01 for about a week and a half's worth of produce. I got a lot of items in bulk and on sale (close to spoilage). I'm also only feeding myself right now, so this factors in.
Taking up sprouting has also been great and it's very inexpensive to sprout seeds, beans and some grains. I get a burst of energy from the sprouts. Benefits all the way around.
08-11-2008, 11:15 AM
I really want to do the master cleanse, but I am concerned about the maple syrup affecting my candida issues in a negative way due to the sugar content. Is there something else I can use, or is the maple syrup not a problem while doing this cleanse?
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