Testimonies of the Day
HAQ Testimony: “I bought the $149 supplement plan. It took a huge leap of faith to go forward with this. Yesterday I forgot to take my supplements and I was sluggish and miserable by mid afternoon. I took them today as recommended and I’m firing on all cylinders. It’s hard to believe I suffered so long with thyroid problems. Went to so many different doctors and no one could help me. I’m a happy customer.” Denise
I LOVE this Photo TESTIMONY: “Second round of the 30 day accelerated diet. After working all day, went for a 5 mile sunset paddle. Full of energy and feeling great!” Christie
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I just read a funny yet disturbing article on NPR called, Auto-Brewery Syndrome: Apparently, You Can Make Beer In Your Gut. A 61-year-old man was getting drunk in the middle of church, but there is one major catch, he didn’t drink a drop of alcohol that day! Sure, this Texas mad did have a history of brewing his own beer, so was he still drunk from the previous evening? Nope, his gut was fermenting the carbohydrates he ate into alcohol!
One day he went to the emergency room because his symptoms, such as dizziness, were so bad. The nurses ran a Breathalyzer test and his blood alcohol concentration was a massive 0.37 percent! That is about 5 times the legal limit for driving in Texas. They basically blamed him for being a “closet drinker” at first, but a gastroenterologist and Cordell wanted to really see what was going on. They researched the man in an isolated hospital room for 24 hours and gave him high carbohydrate foods and would check his blood-alcohol. At one point in this 24 hour period, it rose to 0.12%! Yep, he had his own Sam Adam’s Brewery in his gut!
What was happening is he basically had an extreme case of yeast overgrowth, also known as candida. The strain this man had was called Saccharomyces Cerevisiae. Eating a diet filled with starch, yeast and sugar causes your gut to over-produce these organisms which causes a bunch of issues, besides getting drunk!
Everybody has a sea of microorganisms, (bacteria, viruses, fungi) that reside in our intestines, throat, mouth, nose, you name it. Most of the time, these microorganisms do not cause illness, unless our resistance becomes lowered. Candida albicans is a yeast that lives in the intestines, mouth, throat and genitourinary tract of most humans and is usually considered to be a normal part of the bowel flora. Candida enters infants shortly after birth. In a healthy baby, the growth of the yeast is kept under control by the baby’s immune system. But, if the immune system is compromised and weakened, problems such as thrush can happen. Candida coexists in our bodies with many types of bacteria in a specific balance. Healthy bacteria work to keep candida growth in check in our body ecology.
In a healthy body, the immune system keeps candida growth under control; but when immune response is weakened, candida growth can happen too fast. It is an “opportunistic organism,” and will try to colonize all bodily tissues. The uncontrolled growth of candida is known as candida overgrowth.
The first signs of candida overgrowth are nasal congestion, sore throat, abdominal pain, belching, bloating, heartburn, constipation, diarrhea, rectal burning or itching, vaginal itching and discharge, PMS, prostatitis, impotence, frequent urination, burning on urination, and bladder infections. But, if the immune system remains weak long enough, candida can cause fatigue, lack of concentration, mood swings, dizziness, headaches, bad breath, coughing, wheezing, joint swelling, arthritis, failing vision, ear pain, deafness, tearing eyes, muscle aches, depression, irritability, sweet cravings, numbness and tingling, cold hands and feet, asthma, hay fever, allergies, hives and rashes, eczema, psoriasis, chronic fungal infections infections.
3. Over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs
4. Oral contraceptives
5. Mercury dental fillings
6. Drugs or alcohol
7. Chlorinated drinking water
8. Meat, poultry or dairy products from animals fed antibiotics
9. Sugar, starch, wheat and yeast consumption
If candida overgrowth is present certain foods should be eliminated and specific supplements, such as probiotics (NOT more anti-biotics) need to be incorporated. Even things like most vinegars must be eliminated. Coconut Vinegar is the only vinegar I use in my recipes because it would not increase the candida overgrowth.
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Another Testimony on Candida
Maria, I wanted to tell you that I have had an unexpected benefit to starting eating your way. I haven’t seen you address this before, and maybe it is a bit “gross”, but for the first time in YEARS, my tongue is pink! I can’t remember the last time I didn’t have a thick white coating on my tongue. I still have a long way to go, but I’ve started eating the Maria way about 4 weeks ago. I think I may have some additional allergies that I need to address, but I am working on it. Thank you so much for what you do! -Argia (a white tongue is a sign of yeast overgrowth)
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Savory Crepes and Candida
- 4 eggs
- 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 TBS coconut flour
- 1/4 tsp Redmond Real salt
- OPTIONAL: 1/4 cup finely chopped herbs of your choice
- Coconut oil for frying
- FILLING IDEAS:
- Sauteed organic onions
- Chopped organic tomatoes
- In a large bowl combine all the ingredients and mix on high until smooth. Let the mixture sit for a few minutes or store in the fridge overnight for easy breakfast (the mixture thickens a little).
- Stir again just before using.
- Heat a large cast iron skillet onto medium high. Have a pot holder close by (the handle gets very hot).
- Pour a few tablespoons of the batter into the well greased skillet. With the pot holder on your hand, swirl the dough all around the pan to have a very thin layer of batter that covers the whole pan.
- Cook for 2 minutes or until golden brown and cooked all the way through.
- Remove from skillet and fill with desired fillings before rolling up.
Traditional Crepes = 202 calories, 10.6g fat, 12.9g protein, 14.4g carbs, trace fiber
"Healthified" Crepes (depending on how much oil is absorbed) = 145 calories, 9.4g fat, 11.7g protein, 2.8g carbs, 1.4g fiber