Contrast showers have long been a home remedy to prevent colds. Naturopaths also believe that, when practiced correctly, contrast showers can improve your circulation and boost your immunity. Both will help you fight your Candida overgrowth.
The beauty of contrast showers is that they are so easy to complete. Make them a part of your daily routine – you take a shower every morning anyway, so why not turn it into a therapeutic treatment?
How do Contrast Showers help with Candida?
Improving your circulation
Contrast shower can improve both your lymphatic circulation and your blood circulation. The lymphatic system acts as a filtration system that prevents pathogens from entering your blood stream, and is a crucial part of your immune system. Meanwhile, a healthy blood circulation enables your liver to remove the toxic byproducts of Candida more quickly. The Candida yeast produces 79 different toxins, including ethanol and acetaldehyde, so a little help from contrast showers can go a long way.
Boosting your immune system
The temperature contrast involved in contrast showers is perfect for stimulating your nervous system, your circulatory system and of course your immune system too. Increased lymphatic circulation helps to normalize and strengthen your immune system. A healthy immune system is vital if you suffer from Candida overgrowth – ultimately when your treatment is over, your body will need to keep the Candida under control by itself.
How do you take a Contrast Shower?
The theory behind contrast showers is a lot more complicated than the procedure itself! In fact this is a very simple therapy that anyone can manage.
- Shower in warm/hot water for 3-5 minutes.
- Now turn off the hot water and shower under cool/cold water for 1 minute only.
- Repeat 3-5 times.
- Make sure to finish with cold water.
To maximize the effectiveness of the contrast shower, there should be as large a difference in temperature as possible between the hot and cold portions. The hot portions of the shower should last longer than the cold portions (3-5 minutes hot, 1 minute cold).
Who should take Contrast Showers?
Contrast showers should be fine for most Candida sufferers, however there are certain people who should be careful with this therapy. Those with heart disease, high blood pressure, asthma and diabetes should consult their doctor before trying contrast showers, and pregnant women should avoid this therapy altogether.
The Ultimate Candida Diet treatment plan contains a number of alternative strategies for expelling Candida toxins.