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A Candida Diet Plan to solve all of your Candida Symptoms

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What is Candidiasis and who gets it? Why should I worry about it?

Candidiasis is an infection caused by a group of yeasts. There are more than 20 species of Candida, the most common being Candida albicans [1].

Examples of such infections are vaginal yeast infections (thrush), oral thrush, skin and nappy rash, and nail bed infections. These are the most common and well known forms of yeast infections.

But some people with weakened immune systems develop a systemic illness caused by Candida [...]

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Let go of your toxic baggage + £100 voucher

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Millions of us, over half the population, suffer from FLC Syndrome. That’s when you Feel Like Crap. Sometimes it’s annoying little symptoms such as achy joints or muscles, brain fog, fatigue, headaches, allergies or gas, or more serious problems such as autoimmune diseases, migraines, asthma, acne, irritable bowel, reflux, arthritis or worse.

A detox could be your solution to these and other problems. Now, I know that the word “detox” has bad connotations. You might imagine drinking some weird concoction, being constantly hungry, having to run to the bathroom all the time, or otherwise suffering and depriving yourself.
When I use the word “detox,” I mean a scientifically designed medical detox from sugar, and all things that turn to sugar. The fun part is that it’s done simply by taking out the bad stuff and putting in the good stuff—lots of good stuff. Maybe I should call it The Feel Good with Good Stuff plan!

An intelligently designed detox helps you get rid of more than just unwanted pounds. This is your chance to heal your body on every level.

Yes, you will drop pounds, but you will also find that your energy, sleep and mood improve, that chronic problems including joint pain, digestive problems, autoimmune disease, headaches, memory problems and brain fog, sinus and allergy issues, even acne, eczema, and psoriasis will get better or disappear entirely. Your sexual desire and function may even improve.

I can think of a thousand benefits of detoxification, but let’s take a look at these seven:

You feel better. When you detox, you wake up feeling vital, vibrant, alive, joyful, and full of energy.


You lose weight. When you detoxify, you eliminate nasty toxins (including sugar!) that hold your weight hostage.


You nix cravings. Sugar and flour are biologically addictive. The science behind it is clear and conclusive. A detox allows you to unhook yourself from the addictive power of sugar, flour, and hyper-processed, hyper-palatable food-like substances.


You eliminate food sensitivities. An intelligently designed detox will also eliminate foods that your body might be reacting to, causing inflammation and many other symptoms. 


You get a reboot. The best way to reset your life is with a detox. Simple, delicious foods. No toxins or drugs, by which I mean sugar, flour, processed foods, caffeine or alcohol.


You have better sex. Sex hormones, toxicity, and a healthy insulin balance are more intimately linked than you might think. We’ve been conditioned to believe that low sex drive and other symptoms become normal as we age. They don’t. Once you understand how insulin can impact other hormones (including your sex hormones), you begin to connect the dots about how toxic food and a toxic environment can wreck your sex life.


You get to the roots of your motivation and choices.  Once you have experienced what it feels like to feel good, to get rid of brain fog, cravings, joint pain, fatigue, excess weight, and a myriad of other chronic health problems, then you know there is a path forward.


An intelligently designed detox helps you get rid of more than just unwanted pounds. This is your chance to heal your body on every level.

I would love to be part of your health journey.  Autumn is a perfect time to detoxify.  If you or anyone you know could benefit from detox, I would love to connect for a complimentary consultation. Use this voucher to get £100 OFF Detox Protocol

Read some Success Stories 

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Look forward hearing from you soon ~ Vilma


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London Organic markets

Islington Farmers Market

http://www.lfm.org.uk/markets/islington/ 

Sunday 10 am – 2pm

Chapel Market, Between Penton Street and Baron Street. Western End. N1 9PZ

 

Broadway Market- Hackney

http://www.broadwaymarket.co.uk/ 

Saturday only: 7.30am to 6.00pm

 

Hackney Homemade Food Market

http://www.hackneyhomemade.com/ 

St John At Hackney Church,

Lower Clapton Road, Hackney, London, E5 0PD

Opening times: Sat: 11am-4pm

 

Hoxton Street Market

Hackney, London N1 6HG

Open Saturday: 7.30am to 6pm..

 

Ridley Road Market

Ridley Road, Hackney, London E8 2N

Mon to Thurs 6am to 6pm

Fri and Sat 6am to 7pm

Non-organic, but Yyou can choose from a range of goods such as foods from Asia, Africa, Caribbean and Mediterranean to the latest ladies fashion wear.

 

Stoke Newington Farmers’ Market

http://www.growingcommunities.org/ 

St Paul's Church, Stoke Newington High Street, N16 7UY

Every Saturday 10am to 2.30pm


Chatsworth Road Market

http://www.chatsworthroade5.co.uk/market/ 

Chatsworth Road, Hackney, London E5 0LH

Opening times: SUNDAY: 11am-4pm

 

Spitalfields Produce Market at Old Spitalfields Market

http://www.oldspitalfieldsmarket.com/the-market/friday-market/spitalfields-produce-market 

Brushfield Street, Spitalfields,London, E1 6EW

It’s every other week, on Friday and the second Saturday of each month

 

Alexandra Palace Farmers' Market

http://www.alexandrapalace.com/farmers-market-2/ 

Sun 10am-3pm

Hornsey Gate, off Muswell Hill London, N10 3TG

 

Borough Market

http://boroughmarket.org.uk/ 

For more locations and options see directory: http://www.lfm.org.uk/markets-home/

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Most and Least Contaminated Produce

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 Many people can’t afford to buy all organic all the time. But you don’t have to buy all organic produce to reduce your risk for chemical contamination. This list from the Environmental Working Group tells you which fruits and vegetables contain the most chemicals and which ones are least contaminated. Use it when shopping to help make the best choices for you and your family – even if you can’t buy entirely organic foods.  

                 
 Dirty Dozen 

Celery 
Peaches 
Strawberries 
Apples 
Blueberries (Domestic) 
Nectarines 
Sweet Bell Peppers 
Spinach 
Cherries 
Kale / Collard Greens 
Potatoes 
Grapes (Imported) 
 
 Clean 15 

Onions 
Avocado 
Sweet Corn (Frozen) 
Pineapples 
Mango 
Sweet Peas (Frozen) 
Asparagus 
Kiwi Fruit 
Cabbage 
Eggplant 
Cantaloupe 
Watermelon 
Grapefruit 
Sweet Potato 
Honeydew Melon 

 

 

Source: Environmental Working Group, www.ewg.org



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You probably heard that your first line of defense against ‘cold and flu’ like symptoms is to choose a healthy lifestyle. Following general good-health guidelines is the single best step you can take toward keeping your immune system strong and healthy.

Many products on store shelves claim to boost or support immunity, but I find that shopping smart and nourishing body with the right food could do wonders against many diseases by boosting the immune system.

How to boost your immune system? Try these immune boosting foods:

My top 5 foods that are cheap and very easily accessible for regular use are:[...]




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Broccoli has been reinvented as a tender-stem, purple sprouting nutritional powerhouse. This tasty vegetable is packed with vitamins, minerals and superantioxidants. Raw broccoli is one of the best natural sources of the phytonutrient glucoraphanin (GR) – a long lasting antioxidant that boosts the body’s natural defenses against pollutants and toxins.

Benefits of glucoraphanin last up to 3 days while other antioxidants last only up to 3 hours. [1,2] Glucoraphanin , when consumed, converts to a potent antioxidant and cellular protector called sulforaphane [3].

Why is broccoli a superfood?

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I believe the best way to activate the power within the immune system is by ingesting certain superherbs and superfoods. What’s the easiest way to incorporate the maximum of superfoods into your daily routine. You guessed it right – make Superfood smoothies.



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My Detox Journey

 Ok so I am a little bit excited - we are starting Spring Detox!!!! 

I couldn't believe my husband who asked me few days ago - "so when are we doing detox?"  
This is a man who grew up on American diet - pizza, beer... It was a while ago since he joined healthy living, but I still get surprised when he asks me about detox. First time he did detox "just for me" - to please me. After he got tons of compliments how 'fresh and healthy" he looks and how great he felt after the detox, now he is the one who reminds me that it is time to do a detox. I am so excited.  
I have a few people who will be joining us already. You can read testimonials (http://bit.ly/1szqaW2) about my detox and contact me directly if you have any questions. 

Why do we do detox?  

There are a lot of reasons. But there is one especially important for me - to keep my thyroid and immune function at the optimum level.  I was diagnosed with "thyroiditis" over 15 years ago.  Doctors didn't give the diagnosis of Hashimotos thyroiditis then even my thyroid antibodies were elevated. Over the years I had suffered with hypothyroidism and everything that comes with this disease.  Diet and lifestyle made huge difference how I feel, even I still continue taking hormone replacement therapy for my thyroid.  By detoxifyling my liver and cleaning my gut, I feel like a normal person.  Do I like a process of detoxification? No, I don't.  But it is only 2 weeks once or twice a year.  I can hande it.  Anyone can handle it. 

‪Resently I read an article how detox‬ and ‪intermittent fasting‬ can regenerate entire immune system. [1] The Telegraph recently reported that scientists at the University of Southern California (USC) have discovered that fasting “for as little as three days can regenerate the entire immune system even in the elderly, scientists have found in a breakthrough described as ‘remarkable.'” Scientists at the University of Southern California found that fasting could be especially beneficial for people suffering from damaged immune systems (Hashimoto thyroiditis is one of them), such as cancer patients on chemotherapy and it could also help the elderly whose immune system becomes less effective as they age. The researchers say fasting “flips a regenerative switch” which prompts stem cells to create brand new white blood cells, essentially regenerating the entire immune system. Valter Longo, corresponding author of the study and a professor at the USC Davis School of Gerontology, stated: “When you starve, the system tries to save energy, and one of the things it can do to save energy is to recycle a lot of the immune cells that are not needed, especially those that may be damaged.”

So here is my detox journey:

Day #1

I find that first day is always overwhelming.  It goes a lot of reorganizing meals and daily routine. I have to pay attention when and what I will be eating.  I am a habit person, so I feel a bit out of my comfort zone.  Plus I have to think about my husband as well because he is in this journey with me.

I am not hungry. If anything, I am full of excitement. 
Day #2 

It's a family detox. Feeling energetic, not hungry, slept well. Yesterday we went for a nice long walk, made my steps for a day - 15.000! ‪Feel good about myself‬ :-) Today my goal is to pay attention how my body and see what it really needs - exercise, rest, food, pampering, etc.

 

Day #3

Today woke up alert and rested before my alarm clock went off. Yeah :-) Love early mornings. I had extra time for a ‪yoga‬! One thing I noticed, every time I do detox, I have lots of energy first thing in the morning, need less sleep, and my flexibility is much better. I get time to time stiffness in my hips (not unusual sign with ‪‎thyroid disease‬ I have), but during detox, it seems to melt away.

Todays breakfast - a lovely ‪chia porridge‬

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Day #4

 Everything is going extremely well.  I leaned that I need to pay extra attention to my adrenals.  Adrenal health is very important foor the healthy thyroid function.  During detox, I give an extra support to this gland by adding extra Vit C, sea salt, rest, relaxation.

Energy is still good.  No coffee or tea needed to get me going in the morning nad it satys throughout the day.  I love this continues flow of energy without dips and cravings.  Although I noticed that I am ready to go to sleep earlier.   

Day #5

Today will be our last pre-detox day. Tomorrow we will be starting 2-nd stage of this process - juice detox. 

Liver harbours lots of emotions. On a day to day basis not always we express ourselves freely, so some of those emotions get hidden away. When we detox, liver does physical and emotional detoxification. Thats why we sometimes see those hidden emotions beeing released. It could be anger, frustration, anxiety, depression. It's a good feeling. My Mom after 3 days of detox says: my legs are very heavy, I barely can move them. She took a break from yoga and her exercises, so it couldn't be that. We started thinking why she is feeling this way. My Mom's brother died just before she started detox. She was flooded with lots of emotions - anger, frustration, sorrow... She didn't released them, she hid them at the moment, because she had to attend the funeral, do her usual daily chores and on top of that prepare for the detox that she never did before. Her unreleased emotions "deposited' in her legs. I asked my Mom to use the opportunity of detox not just for physical cleanse of the body, but also to look deep inside and to do some emotional cleanse as well. It took a day of TLC, and she felt better. For some people can take longer to clear emotional burden, it really depends how ready you are to do so. I am so happy for my Mom, detox came very timely for her.


I felt a bit on edge first 2 days emotionally. I think a lot has to do with a change in daily routine. Even this is not the first my detox, I felt that my mind decided to do detoxification, but for my body it took 2 days to accept it. By the evening of day 2, something "flipped" inside me and all of the sudden I felt lighter and smiled.

Today I had great energy and met my ‪‎fitness goals‬ - yoga and walking. 

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Day #6 

Lovely green juice to start my fabulous looking day.  I juice on the regular basis, but detox juices are a bit different.  It sounds sckary - how will I function all day by drinking only green juices.  Trully, I feel great - lighter in the body and mind.

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Day #7

Today I picked up great energy. Surprisingly how pure juice works like "super nutritional blood infusion".  Because of my hypothyroism, I have tendency to feel colder than most people.  During detox I really feel cold. I usually try to aim to do detox when it is nice, warm and sunny weather, but not always you can count on it when you are living in London.  I even shared this experiece with my colonics expert I use and respect.  She said that she and most of her clients feel the same way and it is a normal reaction when liver detoxifies to feel slightly colder than usual.  Especially after enema administration. I guess I will dressing up in lots of layers like "onion".

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Day #8 

Have you ever had colonics and enema? I like to have one session of colonics and daily coffee enema during juicing stage of detox. It's amazing how well it makes me feel. Coffee enema super beneficial for liver detoxification. As the juices begin rebuilding the body and encouraging toxins to be released from the cells into the bloodstream, a great deal of stress is placed upon the liver. The coffee enemas increase liver filtering, greatly aiding the liver’s ability to remove serum toxins. Certain substances in the coffee stimulate an important detoxification enzyme in the liver as well as dilate the bile ducts and increase the flow of bile. A secondary benefit of the coffee enema is to increase peristalsis which helps to empty the bowel. So far I had 5. It is something we don't talk much about it. Before I started doing it, I had lots of thoughts and excuses why I don't want to do it. Once I started and got a hang of it, it is easy, simple and fast at the comfort of my own home. It takes a bit of commitment, but I wouldn't do detox without it.

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Day #9 

Today I had a great start - short light yoga and lovely green juice. Feel good about myself


Yesterday was Sunday, so I used the day to my full advantage - spa day! I spend all day pampering myself and helping body detoxify through my skin. A nice face steam and a mask followed by a body coffee scrub and a hot soak in the lavender Epsom salt bath. I had all these coffee grinds from coffee enema, so I used it for a lovely body polish. Soaking in a hot bath helped me to sweat, relax and detoxify through skin. It was a true relaxation. Love my detoxification process.

My energy is staying stable, although I reduced the daily physical load. I am giving my body a break. I don't feel weak or dizzy. During the day I am not hungry at all. Some hunger in the evening, but I break it by going to bed earlier. I like to go to bed early on the daily basis and wake up early. That way I feel the most productive. During detox I am putting my head on the pillow around 9:30pm. Today we woke up 6am. It's a good 8 1/2 hour sleep. Just perfect :-)

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Day #10 

Today will be our last day of 5 day juicing. 

Yesterday I treated myself to a nice massage. I love a good massage - it relaxes, assist in lymphatic system drainage and simply feels good. We need personal touch and hugs. It helps to produce happy hormone Oxytocin and once we are happy, we are feeling better, our bodies function more efficiently, we make other people happier and get the same in return.

I don't usually dream at night. But strangely enough, during this detox I have been dreaming every night. Dreams are very realistic. No wonder that people who want to meditate deeper or reach deep into their sole, they go on restricted food diet. It makes easier to connect with inner you and subconscious mind.

Post-detox

Our family detox is coming to the end. Few days of introduction of lighter solid food before we jump in eating regular meals.    

To summarise our detox: 

I am very happy and proud of my husband and my Mom for joining me in this detox journey. We gave a rest to our bodies, treated ourselves well, nourished it with supreme nutrition. It wasn't easy all the time. It is a commitment, but results are great. 
I didn't mind a little hunger, I like green juices, I like how light and well intune my body feels, my skin is bright, no fogginess of the brain, some weight loss (I didn't need or wanted to loose weight, but it happens).
My least favourite moments - I have hard time taking clay-fibre shakes (I really dislike them), I don't like that I feel colder.

 If you feel stuck and would like: 

  • lose weight
  • burn toxins
  • prevent disease
  • boost energy
  • improve mood
  • increase immunity


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To your health, ~ Vilma

 

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[1] Telegraph - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/10878625/Fasting-for-three-days-can-regenerate-entire-immune-system-study-finds.html



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