Candida Supplements - the Basics
Only Take Recommended Supplements
You will be much more successful if you only take the supplements listed below. If you are currently taking any other supplements it is advisable to gradually go off of them.
The reason is because many supplements recommended by others, i.e. naturopaths, dieticians, and other healthcare professionals, do not understand what constitutes a truly good nutritious diet. Therefore they recommend supplements that are obtained from nutrient-dense foods on Bee’s Candida Program, which are much easier for the body to digest and utilize.
Why Other Supplements are Unnecessary
Most "extra" supplements are totally unnecessary, often causing adverse effects, or they are a complete waste of money. Taking too many supplements will also interfere with the healing processes — “More is not better!”
Good examples of this are kelp, seaweed, and other green food supplements like chlorella, chlorophyll, spirulina, blue-green algae, green drinks like wheat grass, etc. Not only are many green supplements too strong for unhealthy people to handle, that can overwhelm the body so it cannot heal itself properly, but they also contain too much iodine and other nutrients that are found on Bee’s Program. Also, all of them are diuretic, meaning they cause the body to get rid of water along with important minerals.
Many claim that supplements like chlorella are needed to help the body eliminate heavy metals, however Bee’s program includes a number of substances that do this much more effectively, including vitamin C, niacin, and particularly the combination of fats and fat soluble supplements — see Heavy Metals, Natural Chelation. But remember that all nutrients work together in the body — see Nutrients Required for Human Health & Healing, The Function of Foods, and Food Selection for Humans. Also, they are diuretic, meaning they cause the body to get rid of water along with important minerals.
Iodine (and many other minerals) is only required in "trace amounts" and you will get all of the iodine your body requires by eating butter, eggs, meats, and by consuming the recommended amount of good ocean sea salt. Too much iodine causes just as much problem for the thyroid as too little.
Minerals can only be utilized in the body if you get the correct combination of good fats recommended on this program, omega 3, and vitamins A and D (from fish oil and fish liver supplements), vitamin E, saturated fats like unrefined coconut oil, butter, lard, and other animals fats. Of course all of the nutrients work together, i.e. protein, vitamins, minerals, fats, etc.
Amino acids supplements are another example. Amino acids are made from proteins. How amino acid supplements are processed, in pill or powdered form, and most are derived from soy that has been hydrolyzed (separating out the proteins using chemicals). All soy–based products are damaging to the body, particularly to the thyroid. Hydrolyzing is the chemical method of producing monosodium glutamate (MSG), and MSG is a neurotoxin, meaning that it is poisonous to nerve tissue, or to the brain or spinal cord.
Animal studies have linked MSG with brain lesions, retinal (in the eyes) degeneration and obesity. Such products may be advertised as "all natural," but they are far from it, and they cause a lot of serious damage in the body. Note: The term “all natural” is not regulated so it can be used by any company to sell their products, even if their products contain unnatural chemicals and substances.
Unfortunately, MSG and related substances are not always labelled. Calcium caseinate, sodium caseinate, textured protein, hydrolyzed protein, carrageenan, and citric acid always contain MSG; soy foods, nutritional yeasts, protein powders, malt flavorings, amino acids and various mixes labelled "flavorings," "natural flavours" or "seasonings" usually contain MSG.
MSG is frequently formed during processing, even if not deliberately added to a food product – this is just one more reason to avoid processed foods, and any processed protein powders and supplements.
Amino acids derived from proteins found in "real foods" like eggs and meats are much easier for the body to digest and utilize compared to any processed amino acid supplements or protei and whey powders of any kind — also see Supplements & Treatments Not Recommended, and Protein Isolate Powder Not Recommended (includes Whey)
Seven (7) macrominerals are required by the body, which means that your body requires 200 mg or more daily – all other minerals are only required in small amounts, called "trace minerals":
- calcium – foods plus supplement
- magnesium – foods plus supplement
- chloride – in a good ocean sea salt
- sodium – in good ocean sea salt
- phosphorus – found in all meats and eggs
- potassium – found in many foods, i.e. eggs, meats, vegetables and tea.
- sulphur – found in eggs, meats, lemons, garlic and many other foods
However, in order for the body to absorb and utilize all minerals it needs a combination of fats including saturated fats (unrefined coconut oil, butter, lard, and other natural occurring animal fats), omega 3, and the oil soluble vitamins A, D, and E.