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Yeast-Free Diet

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When we called Martha (see Electrodermal Screening post) for the first time she suggested that Kendrick might have a Candida infection and we should eliminate malt, vinager, and peanuts (fermented foods). That seemed very easy to do, and quite amazingly three days later my son was way better!!!! About two months later, when we went to see her, we started a yeast free diet when she confirmed my son had a Candida infection.

The Candida yeast is a part of the gut flora, a group of microorganisms that live in your intestine. When the Candida population starts getting out of control it weakens the intestinal wall, penetrating through into the bloodstream and spreading throughout the body. As it spreads it produces toxic by-products that cause damage to your body tissues and organs, weakening your immune system. Candida infections, also known as candidiasis, can be controlled and eventually eliminated through proper treatment and care.

Tourette’s Disorder is a neurological disorder, which means it originates in the brain and/or the nervous system. It is believed it may be caused by a malfunctioning in the way the brain uses its neurotransmitters. Although sometimes neurotransmitter abnormalities can be genetic and one may be born with them, they may also occur later in response to a variety of other situations. Other factors that alter or deplete neurotransmitters are a diet lacking in adequate protein, a diet high in sugar, white flour and other refined junk food, caffeine, nutritional deficiencies, Candida overgrowth, food allergies or sensitivities.

After eliminating malt, vinegar and peanuts, we eliminated sugar, except for natural sugars in fruits. Then I read two books and used the yeast free diet guide on the women to women’s website. It has a nice list of of foods you can and can’t eat. The books were “An Extraordinary Power to Heal” by Bruce Semon and Lori Kornblum and “Feast without Yeast” by Jeannie and Bruce Semon. They helped alot to understand what we were doing and why. We did not eliminate milk from his diet.

My son is doing way better. He is still taking Resperidone, but we have been able to reduce the dose substantially. He definately has a food sensitivity and his diet is very important to reduce the tics. The hardest part of this diet was finding bread. So many contain malted barley or vinager. The one we use is the Tuscan Pane Bread from Trader Joes. The ingrediants are wheat flour, water, sourdough starter, salt, and natural enzymes.

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Written by Admin

January 16, 2012 at 6:26 pm

Currently Reading “Lifeforce” By Dr. McCombs

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I’m learning alot reading this book on Candida infections and how to elimitate them. As I mentionned in a previous post, just three days after starting a yeast free/anti-Candida  diet, my son was doing much better, his tics dimished in number and in strength. We followed a simple diet where we illiminated a couple of elements at a time. The program description in this book does not work for children, I think, because of the need to sweat in saunas 6 times a week and the pills. It was still very informative.

 

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September 18, 2011 at 3:51 pm

Kevin Trudeau

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Just wondering if anyone is a member of his website http://www.naturaltherapies.com and if they have gotten good information and help on Candida and immune building?
Thanks in advance.

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September 6, 2011 at 10:22 am

Natural Treatments for Tics & Tourettes’s

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This is a very good book. It was a little overwhelming at first and, I must admit, I read it and left it on the shelf for a few months after. I had no clue where to start and how to go about using the natural therapies. Once we found a medicine that could help our son and he was doing much better, I went back to the book and started implementing alot of the suggestions.I believe it is a very good and complete source and recommend it. They also have a web-site http://www.latitudes.org

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September 2, 2011 at 6:59 pm

Kid friendly cookbook

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I went to the library today to get some books on the gluten-free diet. There were only three books there. I was quite surprised seeing all the hype recently on this diet. Anyway, I picked up “The kid friendly ADHD & Autism Cookbook” by Pamela Compart M.D. It proclaims to be the ultimate guide to the gluten-free, casein-free diet. The first five chapters were great. I learnt a whole bunch about problem foods and why they are problematic. For me that is important to understand. For example I had heard sodas were bad and somehow you needed to drink 8 glasses to compensate. Here they explained that sodas were high in phosphorus and excess phosphorus can bind essential minerals so that the body can’t use them. So they actually take nutrients away! They also talked about salt, oils, milk, soy, cholesterol, proteins, etc… Next chapter talks about breakfast ideas and packed lunch essentials. Can’t wait to read the rest.

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May 9, 2011 at 10:16 pm

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