A well-designed Candida treatment plan aims to make your treatment as fast and easy as possible. However, there are some treatments that advertise cures within such a short period (like 12 hours in one example!) that they are simply not credible.
In fact, these irresponsible treatment plans can potentially expose you to a severe Candida Die-Off reaction. This is an unpleasant condition that will make your Candida treatment much more difficult.
Candida Die-Off is also known as the Herxheimer reaction. It occurs when many fungal microorganisms like Candida are destroyed at the same time. Now you’re probably wondering why this would be a bad thing – after all, the purpose of a Candida treatment plan is to kill the Candida, right? Well, the problem is that each of these Candida cells releases up to 79 different toxins when it dies. And when you have a large number of these cells dying at the same time, the toxic overload can overwhelm your liver.
The symptoms of Candida Die-Off are pretty similar to regular Candida symptoms – in fact they are caused by exactly the same group of toxins. The major difference is that Candida Die-Off is much more intense. This is because instead of being released slowly, as a result of Candida’s metabolic processes, all those byproducts are released at once in a flood of toxicity. Some people who experience Candida Die-Off report nausea, migraines and other very unpleasant symptoms. However, the good news is that if you follow the right treatment plan, you do not need to worry about experiencing Candida Die-Off at all.
The first way to avoid Candida Die-Off is to make sure that you don’t make too many large changes at once. That’s why in our Ultimate Candida Diet treatment plan we recommend taking breaks between introducing any new dietary changes, probiotics, or antifungals. This is the safest, easiest method to beat your Candida. Allowing enough time between each phase of the plan allows your liver to adjust and prevents too many Candida toxins from being released at the same time. In our plan we lay out a specific timeline that should keep you from experiencing any Die-Off symptoms at all.
To be even safer, I recommend that you take some liver-supportive supplements before and during your treatment. Supplements like molybdenum and milk thistle are great for eliminating Candida toxins like acetaldehyde, ethanol, and uric acid. They will also reduce the risk of you experiencing Die-Off symptoms when you introduce a new food or move on to the next phase of the treatment plan.
If you follow these two steps, then the chances of experiencing Candida Die-Off become much smaller. This is really important – I have seen many Candida sufferers quit their treatment plan because the Die-Off symptoms simply got too bad. A good treatment plan will allow your body time to adjust during each phase of the treatment, ensuring that you keep your motivation and stay on the program long enough to beat your Candida overgrowth.