The 3 need-to-know secrets about probiotics for women to improve your digestive health. Learn why most probiotics are useless for your body. And how you can get nature’s strongest probiotics (almost) for free.
The best Probiotics for women I recommend in this video:
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The 3 Secrets are
1. Why most probiotics don’t work
2. The rare exception of probiotics that do work
3. Why the most powerful alive probiotics grow just outside your home
Join us for 5 days – we are going to the Banana Island starting this Friday.
And you are invited to join me, we’ll have a private Banana Island Tribe Check-in every evening during the 5 days.
You need: 30 Bananas/day = 150 total (buy them today, so they will be ripe on Friday! Ripe is KEY!)
5 large bunches of celery (for morning juice)
Hawaiian Spirulina – http://amzn.to/2Inl4M8 (to boost detoxing and for ultra mineral support)
Optional: Read the book by Dr Douglas Graham – 80/10/10 Diet – who inspired me to this experiment. Find his best book here: http://amzn.to/2InpZNf
If you want to join the daily 20min. evening check-ins with me & my friend Margret. Then write me to an email to Peggy@Peggyschirmer.com & I provide you with time & virtual meeting place.
It’s going to be awesome, guys! Let’s do it.
Sexy and energised into Spring (or Autumn, or summer or winter or inbetween :-)). YES!
I’ve started off with a cold and a sore throat today. Great time for a Spring Cleanse.
The JUICER recommend in the video is from Monzana: http://amzn.to/2pmEOa3
The best Liquid ZINC Supplement against a sore throat and to boost your immune system: http://amzn.to/2F1iZqJ
I feel in between two worlds – Cold, snowy Winter in Germany vs. the persuading scent of a tropical island. I’ve started feeling the essence of bananas. They have a unique quality: kindness.
I am starting to heal from the flu. Thank you, banana friends! On Day 3 of Banana Island I am answering: Why are bananas so good to heal your digestion quickly?
1. Sharing my best tip how to recover from the flu. 2. I show you how to impress with the best banana-vanilla Ice-cream, on the table in under 5 minutes. YUMMY!
I am completing this tropical “trip” with a guided Banana Meditation. When was the last time you actually mediated with a piece of food? Never?! Then join me and uncover the hidden secrets of the banana fruit. OM….
This is the second part of our series all around candida overgrowth and leaky gut syndrome. In part one “Candida die off – Learn about the yeast infection causes” we set the foundations for healing. Candida is not the problem, it’s a symptom. We’ve discovered in part one, why Candida acts as a first aid kit for our body and actually protects us from greater damage.
It’s essential for you to understand what underlying issues your body is struggling with before taking action. Once you know the causes for your yeast infection you are able to address them and then enjoy seeing the “miracle”: Candida will naturally and quickly grow back without any die-off symptoms, sugar-free diets or weeks on probiotics.
Part one gave you the deep understanding of how candida acts in your body. And what causes you need to focus on to heal.
Part two gives you now the “how to” put this knowledge into action.
It’s designed it to be practical. I’ll be giving you all the step-by-step tools you need. And they all go for one week. One tryout week is what it takes to naturally balance your body and to help your body heal from candida overgrowth.
A great way to do a Candida cleanse is joining me on Banana Island for 5 Days. It’s one of the quickest and most delicious ways heal your digestion and boost your energy levels.
This video is about candida die off and the underlying causes of candida overgrowth. If you are struggling with candida or candida die off symptoms, maybe you’ve been on an anti-candida diet for weeks or you are newly diagnosed with candida overgrowth, this video is made for you.
It is possible to allow Candida naturally grow back by addressing the deep causes for your health issues.
I’ll be also sharing my years of struggles with candida die off. And how understanding my body helped me to heal. Not only the chronic yeast infect but my allergies, low immunity, low energy and “leaky gut” symptoms, too.
This article is about candida albicans. What does it really mean when you are suffering from candida overgrowth?
By understanding what really happens in your body you are able to address the underlying causes of your candida symptoms.
You’ll be learning to see Candida overgrowth in a new light. Instead of focusing on Candida die off, you learn to see what huge benefit this yeast actually has for your body.
As a first aid kit, Candida literally saves your body from greater damage! Let’s understand why!
For me personally, Candida has been an issue since I am twelve years old. I’ve suffered from various health issues and symptoms e.g. low energy, fatigue, allergies, brain fog, memory problems etc.
My story with candida is related to my very strong allergy symptoms. It started when I was 5 years old and escalated at the age of 14. Apart from that, I’ve also been suffering from a very low immunity. So basically, I’ve got every flu or cold around me. Feeling constantly weak and never really healthy. And these problems just built up over time.
I tried everything to force candida die off. But nothing wasn’t really successful long-term to eliminate my chronic yeast infection.
Today, I’d love to share my experience with candida die off and how I’ve healed my body. This now became my profession and I feel honoured to support you in your healing journey the best I can.
Let’s start with this idea of fighting against candida, wanting candida die off.
I must admit I promoted this anti-candida war myself for years after becoming a naturopath, trying to help my clients to overcome candida overgrowth.
Right now, I’ve arrived at another point. And I am just giving that knowledge to you and you do whatever you want to do with it, okay?
I know I am up against the current mainstream of anti-candida diet and leaky gut movement. So telling you something very contrary to this, I am preparing inside for going against the wind here. It’s up to you to take it or leave it.
Okay. So this is how I see Candida now, after learning a lot about my own body and studying this together with other leading-edge health experts. Candida is actually a symptom. We’ve been told the candida overgrowth is the big problem for the body.
But actually, candida albicans overgrowth is just something that surfaces, a symptom. Today I will be sharing with you lies underneath the surface. We’ll be talking about the three root causes that make the yeast proliferate in our body.
If you have candida, instead of putting energy into how to die off and fight candida. I recommend you to invest in how to support your body to stabilise itself so the candida does naturally grow back.
This is how I finally was able to heal my candida issue. Now let’s talk about what lies underneath the iceberg. What really stresses your body when it displays symptoms like yeast infections.
The problem with these toxic heavy metals is that there are so deep in our body tissue, you won’t be able to detect them with blood tests etc. We are talking about mercury, cadmium, lead and substances like that.
What happens is with heavy metals like mercury, for example, is that they oxidise. That’s what heavy metals do, they oxidise after a while. Now they are extremely toxic to the body. They negatively affect our nervous system. They cause damage to our digestive system and create high inflammation all over our body.
And know, I tell you a secret that is still not in the mind of neither conventional nor alternative medicine:
Our bodies are incredibly intelligent. Candida overgrowth isn’t the problem. Rather it’s your body’s first aid kit to prevent the toxins from wreaking havoc.
Candida is naturally present in our body. And when it’s present in overgrowth you can be sure that there is something happening that your body needs candida for to protect itself.
When toxic heavy metals oxidise, Candida jumps in and feeds off them. It’s important to know though that the yeast isn’t able to eliminate the toxins complete from your body. You’ll still need to support your body there, But candida can at least prevent them for a while to damage your body, especially your neurological symptom.
So if you are suffering from chronical yeast infections learn to look deeper. And take care of those heavy metals that are stored up in your body, especially in your liver and brain.
Now let’s look into another central cause of your body’s reaction to produce candida albicans in abundance. I am almost certain, this will come as a shock now for many of us who’ve been taught about leaky gut symptoms. This is such a widespread concept, especially in alternative medicine nowadays.
I admit I’ve been sharing the leaky gut theory myself. Fighting for years against conventional medicine who denies it’s existence.
Now I am “back” on the other side. I tell you why and also how the “leaky gut” problem connects to candida overgrowth.
If you’ve been on the search for anti-candida diet and how to die off candida albicans for a while, it’s not going to be new to you: Candida overgrowth and an impaired your digestive system go hand in hand.
What you probably didn’t know is this: If you have are low in healthy stomach acid (HCL). Especially if you suffer from indigestion, heartburn, brain fog, headaches, cramps after eating etc. it is likely your body doesn’t have enough HCL. In the classical example of heartburn, the acids of bad bacteria (e.g. from Heliobacter pylori) have taken over your good stomach acid.
In fact, most of us are low in stomach acid. Even if you are not aware of having any digestive issues (yet).
Here is what happens: If you eat something, you’re stomach acid, together with the bile from your liver, normally starts to break up the chewed food into smaller components. This makes it possible to absorb all the nutrients later on in the digestive process.
Your stomach acid is key for this pre-digestive step before the food arrives in your small and then your large intestine.
Unfortunately, a deficient in good HCL often comes in combination with an overburdened liver. Your liver is the organ that suffers the most from toxic heavy metals. When your liver comes in touch with toxins, it has two choices: Either it is able to eliminate them or, if that is not possible, it stores the toxins away in its own cells. The liver is one of our main cleansing organs. To get a feel for your liver, imagine a workaholic or Mother Theresa, dedicated to saving your body and even willing to sacrifice its own cells for the greater good.
Our liver suffers silently over the years. We do not physically feel the building up of toxic stress, it is exposed to on a daily basis. But one sure sign that our liver and likely our stomach acid has a problem is candida overgrowth.
Let’s look into how this all connected: When you eat something, the food after being chewed by your teeth arrives in the stomach. Now, if your HCL is too low and your liver doesn’t produce sufficient to bile, the food you’ve eaten can’t get the digested well. This is a big problem for your intestines. Because now the food starts rotting in your gut, in the and parts of your small and large intestine.
This is not the same as having a real leaky gut also known as intestinal permeability. There is no such thing as undigested food particles etc. being able to get through the “mash” of your intestinal lining.
Only in the rare cases of a real leaky gut, this is possible. Micro-injuries cause toxic waste products, bacteria, food particles etc. to “leak” through your intestines and enter the bloodstream. This is an emergency and you need to call 101. If you experience symptoms such as high fever and severe abdominal pain, then you need to see a doctor immediately.
However what most alternative health practitioners call leaky gut is something completely different. We haven’t yet understood what really causes elevated levels of inflammation and a myriad of other digestive symptoms like bloating, cramps, constipation, diarrhoea etc.
When food is rotting in our gut it produces a gas called ammonia. Do you remember the last time you’ve passed by or even walked through a pig sty? Did you notice an intense, stinging smell? This is ammonia.
This is the same gas as the one produced in our intestines from undigested, rotting food. Ammonia is not only highly toxic to our body and produces severe inflammation symptoms. It can travel, like a ghost through the membrane of our intestines and spread all over our body. If ammonia reaches your nervous system it can cause severe damage to your neurons. Because of its high toxicity, ammonia creates inflammation whatever part of our body it reaches.
To avoid confusion we should name the “leaky gut syndrome”, ammonia permeability. Because that is at the bottom of so many of our digestive and neurological problems today.
One reason why candida overgrowth is often found not only in our intestine. But rather as a systemic “invasion” within the whole body is the presence of toxic ammonia. Again, candida isn’t the culprit here. It helps to contain the damage ammonia can wreak in our body. Candida certainly isn’t able to heal our liver and HCL levels. But at least candida is on our side and not working against us.
So whatever you do, don’t focus on candida die off. Instead, start to cleanse your liver and rebuilt your natural HCL levels. Find out how to help your body in “Candida die off”: Check out Candida Cleanse (part 2), where I am sharing the 3 key elements to treat yeast infection overgrowth.
Okay, now let’s look into one more reason for candida to be present in your body in overgrowth.
Certain bacteria, like Strep as well as viruses, like Eppstein Barr, Shingles etc. are the real culprit behind candida overgrowth.
Unfortunately, our medical methods can’t detect viruses and bacteria that are in the later stages of their evolution. If are freshly infected with a pathogen, chances are high that our current medical diagnostics will be to not detect it in your blood, urine or stool samples. But, the viruses we are talking about here are not new. Most of them are for a very long time present in your body and have reached deeper tissue. This makes them “invisible” to our current conventional testing methods.
I recommend using Bioresonanz technology. With this diagnostic method, you have a greater chance to get a picture of what your pathogen challenges are.
The problem with these old viruses and bacteria in your system isn’t only there presence.
And as they “eat” they also secrete. These secretion products are 100 times more problematic than the pure virus or bacteria itself. Their toxicity can affect all organs in our body. For example, the shingles virus secretes neurotoxins that inflame and attack our nervous system. Other virus and bacteria excrete dermatoxins that are at the root diseases, e.g. psoriasis.
You see, candida really is only the top of the iceberg here. It’s important to look under the surface and help your body heal on the underlying causes.
Candida die off will happen by itself once you start detoxing your body and especially stop feeding the pathogens. The amazing thing about candida is that it is not only alarming to us, that something in our body needs our attention. In addition, this special yeast candida albicans feeds of the toxins that are released from the pathogens. This makes them less dangerous and protects your body from further damage. Really like a first aid kit. Even a life saver.
Candida can’t heal your body and kill the pathogens. This needs to be supported by you, your diet, certain supplements etc.
So let’s recap.
For allowing candida to naturally regrow, we need to focus on the underlying causes.
The main causes of candida to overgrow are
If you like to help your body address these causes make sure to check out Candida (Part 2) “Candida diet and candida cleanse for yeast infections”.
“I can’t digest my food.” “I am allergic to almost everything: dairy, gluten, fruits, nightshades, legumes, nuts, fill in the blank…” Sadly I hear desperate voices about digestive problems and pain from indigestion on a daily basis.
The good news is that if you read this you are likely one of those who are ready to heal their body. Maybe you’d like to know what is happening inside your body? Or you look for what best steps to take forward so your body can find its balance back and you’ll be able to enjoy a calm and smooth digestion.
If you’ve been reading already a lot about digestive problems and are ready for some new stuff that actually works, I am excited to have you here.
In the next few minutes, you’ll learn what simple, but powerful steps I suggest you consider to take to turn your digestive health around. I wish you that you can enjoy eating food again without the fear of what happens 10 minutes after eating it.
The first paragraphs are for the newbies, sharing the basic of indigestion and what symptoms are typical for an impaired digestion. Please feel free to graze and scroll down if you are ready to go straight into action.
Do you remember the last time you’ve ate something and had the feeling your meal just lies like a stone in your stomach? Maybe it was causing you not only discomfort but even pain for hours after eating it. The official name for this group of symptoms is dyspepsia. Dyspepsia essentially means “difficult to digest” and is often used as a synonym for indigestion.
Indigestion can also show itself as a burning pain behind in your chest, behind your breastbone. Most people know the symptom by the name heartburn.
Before we dive into what likely causes your digestive problems, let’s take a short look at what other symptoms related to indigestion you might experience.
The truth is our digestion is highly complex and we actually do not know a lot (or enough 🙂 about what really happens deep down in the dark of our intestines.
The best way to see indigestion or dyspepsia is as the mother of all digestive problems. Therefore symptoms like heartburn, bloating or even pain before or after eating usually are a warning sign for an underlying condition in your body. Our bodies tell as clearly when they are in trouble, the only question is: Are we listening? And are we taking action to support the body to heal? Or do we just try to cover the symptoms and by doing so putting even more pressure on our system?
The traditional school of thought sees indigestion caused by the following conditions:
Not primary related intestinal causes for indigestion are:
This list could go on and on. Our digestion is at the centre of our health. If this part is out of balance, often way before we have the first symptoms occurring, then our overall wellbeing, health and energy level will suffer.
There are a few factors that are commonly agreed that worsen our impaired digestion:
Well, nothing surprising really: Diagnosis and then medication.
If you go to your GP and if you’ve got a good one, he or she is likely to do several tests with you: blood and stool tests are the most common. Additionally, your stomach and upper abdomen might become an X-ray to exclude more severe conditions like cancer and ulcers.
A more invasive diagnostic method is the endoscopy. During this procedure, an endoscope (flexible tube with a camera take pictures from inside of your body) is first swallowed and then pushed through your intestines.
Often this procedure hurts the already sensitive intestinal lining, possibly causing micro-injuries and small intestinal bleeding.
After excluding all severe causes like e.g. stomach ulcer or cancer, you’ll likely get a prescription for an antacid. These anti-acid drugs do exactly that, they make the stomach less acid. By doing so the pain associated before after or during eating will ease off. This is a classic short-term success from modern medical treatments. It eases your symptoms and makes you feel better in the moment. What you do not immediately feel is the price your body needs to pay in return.
Whenever you take a drug to change your body’s chemistry, you can be almost certain that there is a backlash.
In this case, changing the acidity of your stomach through antacids is just the top of the iceberg. The negative impact antacids have on your intestines, the way you can digest food, fight off pathogens and how you can absorb the goodies (vitamins, minerals, etc.) from your food is worth another article. “Funny” enough antacids lead to even more indigestion.
If this sounds all too much to do, have a look at the video tutorial below.
It’s a short guide to help you improve your gut within one week. We go through three actions steps that are easy to implement even in your busiest days.
Peanut allergies are on the rise. Especially children are affected.
Peanuts are one of the most common allergenic foods which can cause a life-threatening anaphylaxis.
About one in 50 children are affected by a peanut allergy almost exclusively in the high-income countries, like America and the UK.
An allergic response to peanuts usually occurs within minutes after exposure: From just having a running nose to the constriction of airways over to a state of shock with a severe drop in blood pressure.
According to a study in Food Allergy Research and Education, the number of children in America with peanut allergies has more than tripled between 1997 and 2008.
Since this report, some schools have banned peanut products from their campuses.
Studies in the UK also show a high prevalence of school-age children.
Peanut allergies usually last lifelong and people with them are often allergic to tree nuts, too. Based on recent studies, an estimated 25-40 % of people who have a peanut allergy also are allergic to tree nuts.
(Sicherer SH, Munoz-Furlong A, Sampson HA. Prevalence of peanut and tree nut allergy in the United States determined by means of a random digit dial telephone survey: a 5-year follow-up study. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2003; 112(6):1203-7.)
Because peanuts and tree nuts tend to come into contact during manufacturing and serving, people with peanut allergies are advised to avoid clear of tree nuts as well.
If you know you are allergic to peanuts the standard advice is to avoid them.
Easier said than done:
If you accidentally eat a peanut and are experiencing a mild reaction western medicine recommends to take an antihistamine, such as diphenhydramine hydrochloride (Benadryl), to reduce your symptoms. Mild symptoms include sneezing or an itchy or a runny nose; an itchy mouth; a few hives or mild itching; and mild nausea or stomach discomfort.
If you react severely to peanuts your doctor has probably prescribed a medicine called epinephrine. This medication comes usually in form of an EpiPen.
An EpiPen is an injection containing epinephrine, a chemical that narrows blood vessels and opens airways in the lungs.
This can reverse severe low blood pressure, swelling of the throat that makes it difficult to breathe and other sign of anaphylaxis.
Yes! Let’s dive into “Peanut Allergy Relief – My Top 3 Strategies”, shall we?
Like with every other allergic reaction what you need most is patience and complete avoidance of the allergen. Then taking care of your gut health is the first step to start healing your allergies.
Find and watch more allergy support here:
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The intestinal microbial flora plays a critical role in the development of immune tolerance. More and more scientific research shows interest in the benefits of probiotics. Probiotics are able to restore your microflora in the intestinal tract. Several recent studies show the correlation of probiotics and the relief from allergic disorders.
A study conducted in 2005 by the Ninewells Hospital and Medical School in the UK shows that allergies improved with probiotics. And helps to reduce the incidence of atopic eczema. Probiotic treatment was given to children using lactobacillus.
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Quercetin is a bioflavonoid common in plants, like onions and green tea. It is one of the most biologically active flavonoids. Quercetin acts as a potent antioxidant and immune system modulator. Many of its immune support attributes are enhanced by its synergistic relationship with vitamin C.
Quercetin is a natural antihistamine and has an anti-inflammatory influence, which allows lowering the effects of season and food allergies, including asthma and skin reactions.
Quercetin is highly active in the skin and lining of the intestine.
With it’s stabilizing effect on the immune system it can help various types of immune cells endure under stress.
Natural Sources with a high amount in quercetin are capers, onions and fruits, especially dark grapes, black currants, apples and cherries.
Bromelain is a complex mixture of protein-digesting enzymes, called proteolytic enzymes, that help your body absorb and assimilate proteins from foods. (University of Maryland Medical Centre)
Bromelain has traditionally been used as a potent anti-inflammatory and anti-swelling agent.
A study by the Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2013 tested the efficacy of bromelain against atopic conditions such as asthma and food allergies. Researchers found that bromelain inhibited allergic airway disease and the data gave additional insight into bromelain’s anti-inflammatory and antiallergic potentials. These health benefits may help people with allergies to reduce peanut allergy symptoms and the results of an overactive immune system.
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A natural source with high amounts in Bromelain is pineapple.