Candida is a form of fungal yeast that lives inside the body. A healthy body keeps Candida under control through beneficial bacteria that inhibit its growth. Unfortunately, antibiotic use, past or present, kills all of the good bacteria along with the bad, allowing the Candida to become systemic spreading throughout the whole body. Stress, junk foods, medications or a weakened immune system also set the stage for yeast overgrowth. All of this plays a major factor in a person’s inability to lose and maintain weight loss. If you still crave sugar and carbohydrates after a few weeks of level 1 we suggest that you take the following easy home Candida test.
Perform the spit test first thing in the morning, before drinking fluids or brushing your teeth. Work up some saliva and spit it into a clear glass of about 4oz of water. Set your timer for 30 minutes, look in the glass.
Is your saliva stringy? Positive for Candida.
Is the water cloudy? Positive for Candida.
Did your saliva sink to the bottom? Positive for Candida.
Did your saliva float or disappear in the water. Negative for Candida.
If you test positive, take our Daily Essentials Supplements and add in any of these:
shot of apple cider vinegar daily (Braggs style, unfiltered)
After 2 weeks, add in kefir daily (3-4oz) if you can tolerate dairy.
The goal of this added 3 week protocol is to improve and recalibrate the microbiome environment.