A new year's intestinal cleanse

An Intestinal Cleanse is a great way to start out the New Year

No matter what health challenges you face, improving your diet and digestion, cleansing the colon, and improving intestinal ecology will assist you in achieving the desired results. The following is a summary of an article by the developer of the Whole Approach Candida Protocol.

Candida Treatment

by Andrew Gutauskas

We know that there is often a relationship between Candida and these treatment resistant chronic illnesses because when we attack the yeast and have the patient follow programs designed to control it, the patient responds remarkably. Even the patient who previously failed with a "quick" anti-yeast treatment will respond if a program is designed with an appropriate anti-yeast diet, long-term use of anti-Candida therapy and complementary nutritional supplementation. 

It has been quite difficult to develop research studies on treating patients having chronic illness labeled candidiasis or CRC when Candida is not easily diagnosed by a standard test. Further, even when the patient and physician are open to treating Candida, the usual quick one or two course treatments of Nystatin, Nizoral or Diflucan are usually insufficient to eradicate the more chronic cases. S. Colet Lahoz, RN, a nurse and acupuncturist in Minnesota, decided to undertake a research study of diagnosing and treating candidiasis employing a well-scheduled program of diet, anti-Candida fungicide, nutritional supportive supplements, as well as acupuncture. The study followed patients who scored high on questionnaires designed by Crook and Trowbridge to screen for candidiasis. Patients were asked to compare their symptom responses following essentially a no anti-yeast program, a drug regimen or the program designed by Lahoz involving diet, a four-part anti-Candida colon-cleansing component, as well as nutritional supplementation.

The results of the study demonstrated Candida symptoms could be better controlled by patients who followed the Lahoz protocol than patients who followed diet and anti-fungal drugs. More remarkable was the constancy of symptom response for those who completed the bowel-cleansing program.

The above study strongly suggests that the yeast syndrome is not only tied into many chronic illnesses but that the gastro-intestinal tract is the primary site where yeast settles. It argues again for the theory the hygienists championed a century earlier - that an unhealthy lower bowel is the breeding ground for infection and inflammation which can cause illness throughout the body; that cleaning out the lower bowel will only improve an individual's health; that ignoring the bowel's hygiene will lead to more generalized chronic illness.

Conquering Yeast Infections: the Non-Drug Solution for Men and Women by S. Colet Lahoz, RN, MS, Lac, is a book for believers in the yeast syndrome as well as for patients and physicians who have been frustrated by difficulties in managing candidiasis. It describes in a very readable format the basis for Candida as cause of chronic illness. Lahoz reviews the difficulty in diagnosing Candida by conventional laboratory testing and examines the tools most practitioners use in evaluating new and long-standing patients. She presents the data Dr's. Truss, Crook, Trowbridge and Walker and others have published on diagnosing and treating CRC.

Lahoz then presents the components of her four-part colon cleansing program comprised of Attogram Corp's anti-Candida oil Caproyl, our liquid clay cleanser Bentonite, Psyllium (husk and seed powder), and probiotics. Lahoz uses the colon-cleansing program twice daily with the anti-Candida diet for a minimum of three months to effectively clean the colon of yeast overgrowth and toxins.

Attogram Caproyl, Bentonite, Psyllium and probiotics are available online at WholeApproach.com.

Andrew Gutauskas, a pharmacist and a natural health product manufacturer, founded Attogram Corp. in 1978. Andrew Gutauskas is dedicated to assisting health care practitioners in their efforts to help their patients through the use of dietary supplements, herbs and other natural remedies. After a number of years working in retail pharmacies, Andrew concluded that assisting the body's own healing forces made more sense, in fact was more effective and less harmful than conventional pharmaceuticals which usually produce immediate effects but have no potential for affecting a cure. In September of 1978, Andrew retired from pharmacy.

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