Complementary Whole Body Supports
Though the Whole Approach five phase program emphasizes yeast elimination and probiotic supplementation, some people with moderate or severe Candida Related Complex (CRC) or combined complex health conditions may require additional supports. Those wishing to more quickly achieve optimum health may also be interested in some of these products.
No one needs all of the supplements that are sold or recommended on the Whole Approach site. The following descriptions and the hyperlinks to the 'brochures' in the online store will be a first step to helping you to determine which ones are right for you.
The information provided here is for educational use. Whole Approach provides detailed protocol support on the Attogram products and manufacturers information is provided for the others.
If you need some additional guidance putting together a customized program, you may wish to consult with a Naturopathic Doctor.
Supplements to help restore regularity and efficient elimination
For more instructions/ cautions on this subject and the appropriate use of magnesium, please read the article on maintaining regularity for your health.
Products for more efficient digestion
This potent enzyme formula can be very helpful to your energy, immunity and digestive ease, take AbsorbAid Platinum with each significantly sized snack or meal and take extra if you accidentally encounter a food to which you know you are allergic to. AbsorbAid can sometimes be helpful when you get digestive discomfort after a meal though it’s best taken with the first couple of bites of food. If you have stomach ulcers you should use caution with this product and increase your dosage slowly while carefully observing your response to it.
Probium probiotic products contain a potent blend of hearty, implantable, human strain intestinal bacteria is a highly effective product for normalizing the environment of both the small and large intestine. Acidophilus bacteria produce a natural antibiotic which has been shown to possess a wide range of antimicrobial activity against common food-borne pathogens. It’s ability to inhibit Candida Albicans has been confirmed with clinical studies. This product is also completely vegetarian.
Acidophilus also helps to maintain proper intestinal pH to encourage the sustenance of healthy flora. Probium also contains a healthy quantity of bifidus, the predominant beneficial bacteria in the colon. It is required for the efficient break down of complex carbohydrates including the fibre of beans and grains. Of all the probiotics I’ve ever come across, Probioplus produces the most noticeable, and fast acting benefits.
Products for detoxification support
Daily Detox Teas I and II
At certain stages of the program, it is not unusual for folks to become temporarily toxic from ‘die off’ symptoms. At this time, it can be helpful to have these detoxifying tea around to help decongest the eliminative organs. You can use a single tea on a regular basis for up to four weeks at a time. After a four week cycle you should take a one week break from it. Or you can use both Daily Detox Tea I and II and cycle them according to the instructions on the package. If your body is extremely toxic, you may need to gradually increase your dosage of these teas, starting with one per day.
Supporting the liver is also a crucial part of detoxification support. Below are some great products for liver care. Also, there are two articles about liver care on the website.
St Francis Herb Farm Milk Thistle Combo/HepatoDr
This is a wonderful, holistic herbal blend that both strengthens and gently supports the detoxification of the liver and thus, can improve whole body health along with it.Like all o f the Saint Francis Herb Farm blends, the Milk Thistle Combo is designed with herbal and organ synergy in mind. The herbs work together to you’re your detoxification and digstion related organs work together. For sluggish digestion, toxicity related conditions, and constipation, Milk Thistle Combo is a powerful support to consider. A strong, healthy liver = stronger emotional balance, hormonal balance and digestion. St Francis Herb Farm Hepato/ Milk Thistle Combo and Vitanica's Hepafem.
To learn more about the importance of liver care in healing, please read the following two articles:
Supplements to help reduce allergic reactions
Buffered Vitamin C
Buffered vitamin C is an excellent support the immune system, support the detoxification process, and reduce allergic reactions. You can take anywhere between two and six per day on a regular basis and you can also use it to lessen an allergic reaction if you have accidentally been exposed to a substance that is a problem for you. Just take three to four capsules as soon after exposure as possible. Even though this is a neutral pH vitamin C, it does still have some bowel loosening properties. Depending on how loose your stools are, you may need to build up your tolerance to it gradually to prevent diarrhea.
Buffered Vitamin C
Products for normalizing vaginal flora or for topical yeast irritation:
Good quality multi vitamin/mineral product
Stay tuned at the WA store as Linda is working on bringing in a quality multi-vitamin soon. A capsule that is high in nutrients and low in excipients is your best choice.
Doc's Best Ultra-Pure Multi
If you are pre-menopausal or post menopausal, it is important for you to find a really good quality cal/mag to help keep your bones strong. Calcium and magnesium are also extremely beneficial to nervous system and cardiovascular health as well as supportive to the alkalization of the body’s pH.
Dr. Ron's Ultra-Pure Cal Mag Hydroxyapatite
B Complex Vitamins
A multi-B vitamin formula is important for overall immunity, nervous system health, hormonal balance and energy. A B vitamin capsule that is high potency but low in excipients is ideal. Be aware that if your product of choice contains niacin (a form of vitamin B3), that you may experience a harmless, temporary flushing of the skin. This is a normal reaction for folks with low niacin levels and it is caused by an increase in peripheral circulation. If it occurs it will pass within an hour. You can reduce the chances of this by gradually increasing your dosage of B vitamins, eating them with a full sized meal and drinking a glass of cold water with your pills. Dr. Ron's Ultra-Pure B Optimal
Doc's Best Ultra-Pure Multi has an excellent dose of B-Vitamins in it's formula.
Buffered Vitamin C
This neutral pH helps to reduce allergic reactions to both foods and inhalants. It also acts as an antioxidant to assist the body in neutralizing the extra toxins associated with die-off. Depending on how loose your stools are, you may need to build up your tolerance to it gradually to prevent diarrhea. This is an all natural, excipient free Buffered Vitamin C:
Dr. Ron's Ultra-Pure Naturals Buffered Vitamin C
Essential Fatty Acids
Cold, expeller expressed polyunsaturated healing oils like hemp oil, flax oil and pumpkin seed oil (to name a few) - support immune, liver, metabolic, skin and cardiovascular health and more. Flax oil is known to be mildly anti-fungal. Every one on a healthy or healing diet should try to incorporate one to three tablespoons of one of these oils into their diet daily. Flax oil in particular is very rich in omega three and is a good EFA to start with since most of us are deficient in omega three.
Products to support the urinary system
Unsweetened cranberry juice mixed with water and NuNaturals Stevia
Tea blends for urinary tract infections or kidney support (i.e. Flora)
Probiotics - helps to prevent urinary tract irritation due to bacterial overgrowth
Cantharis 30c homeopathic (for burning sensation related to urinary tract problems)
Supplements for infection fighting and immune boosting
Astragalus Combo or Deep Immune
Want to know how to help keep yourself strong and healthy through the flu season and the challenges of your candida program? Astragalus Combo is a deep immune tonic designed to enhance your body's own protective functions. This product can be used on a daily basis and Echinaseal can be used as a complementary urgent intervention in case of infection even while you are on the Astragalus Combo. For more detailed information about this product please see the online store:
St Francis Astragalus Combo Deep Immune tincture
Echinaseal Infection Fighter
This is a fabulous product to have in your medicine cabinet. At the first sign of cold, flu or infection, start your regimine of this powerful infection fighter and you won't believe it's power! It tastes bitter, hot and spicy and it puts up a mean fight against bacteria and viruses.
St Francis Echinaseal
Essential Fatty Acids – like hemp oil, flax oil, pumpkin seed oil - help support immune, liver, metabolic, skin and cardiovascular health and more. Flax oil is known to be mildly anti-fungal. Every one on a healthy or healing diet should try to incorporate one to three tablespoons of one of these oils into their diet daily. Flax oil in particular is very rich in omega three and is a good EFA to start with since most of us are deficient in omega three.
DDS Probium Blend – Probium is the best probiotic I’ve encountered (working in the natural products industry since 1995.) This potent blend of hearty, implantable, human strain intestinal bacteria is a highly effective product for normalizing the environment of both the small and large intestine which form an important part of immune function as well as digestion and assimilation.
Supplements to support adrenal function and recovery from exhaustion
Licorice (contraindicated for those with high blood pressure), pantothenic acid (along with a high potency b-vitamin blend), vitamin C, Siberian ginseng, adrenal extract and more. It is important to consult with a herbalist or ND before using licorice or ginseng if you have any kind of hormonal imbalance or autoimmune condition.
Supplements to help with Leaky Gut Syndrome
I’ve had many questions about what supplements are the most appropriate to help with Leaky Gut Syndrome (LGS).
There are several important strategies you can utilize to create a healing intestinal environment for recovery from LGS include:
- relaxing before you eat
- -chewing your food for an extended period of time (10-20 chews each bite-full)
- -only eating a diet that is customized for you including only foods that are truly nourishing to you and non-allergenic/irritating to your intestinal tract. Using a food diary, a four (or more) day elimination diet and utilizing electro dermal testing if possible for food sensitivity testing, can all help you to plan a non-irritating, customized diet strategy. The following supplements can also be helpful.
1- Georges Aloe Vera Juice – George's Aloe
2- Digestive Enzymes – These two formulas are superior quality, advanced formulas that are high potency, excipient free, and completely vegetarian (including a vegi-cap).
3 - Probium Multi-Blend – Probium is the best probiotic I’ve encountered (working in the natural products industry since 1995.) This potent blend of hearty, implantable, human strain intestinal bacteria is a highly effective product for normalizing the environment of both the small and large intestine. DDS acidophilus bacteria produces a natural antibiotic which has been shown to possess a wide range of antimicrobial activity against common food-borne pathogens. It’s ability to inhibit Candida Albicans has been confirmed with clinical studies. This product is also completely vegetarian and does not contain excipients.
Probium also helps to maintain proper intestinal pH to encourage the sustenance of healthy flora. Probium also contains a healthy quantity of bifidus, the predominant beneficial bacteria in the colon. It is required for the efficient break down of complex carbohydrates including the fibre of beans and grains. Of all the probiotics I’ve ever come across, Probioplus produces the most noticeable, and fast acting benefits.
4 – SBX – releases medium chain fatty acids to help heal the gut. It also boosts immunity which in turn activates the healing process. At the same time it builds your intestinal populations of HSM’s which aggressively consume pathogenic organisms. SBX Soil Based Microorganism
5 – Buffered Vitamin C - is an excellent support for Leaky Gut because of its ability to aid tissue healing. It is also wonderful to boost the immune system, support the detoxification process, and reduce allergic reactions. Depending on how loose your stools are, you may need to build up your tolerance to it gradually to prevent diarrhea though buffered vitamin C is less likely to loosen stools than plain ascorbic acid. Dr. Ron's Ultra-Pure Buffered Vitamin C
6 – Glutamine – This is a single free form amino acid which helps to repair the lining of the intestines. Preferably use a pure glutamine powder rather than one mixed with excipients. This product can also loosen the stools for some folks so it’s important to increase your dosage slowly.
For more information about Leaky Gut Syndrome see this article.
Also be sure to check out the digestion articles listed under digestion above.
Supplements for better mental clarity
Molybdenum – is a trace mineral that has been shown to help neutralize acetaldehyde, one of the main contributing die off related candida by products that contributes to brain fog and concentration problems. Stay tuned to the Whole Approach Store for this one too as Linda is working on bringing in this product.
Niacin (Vitamin B3)- is a B vitamin that is involved in many functions of the body. Our mental health in particular can respond very well to this vitamin. Be aware however, that if you choose to use it in therapeutic doses (50mg to 500 mg a day), it is likely to cause what is called a “niacin flush”. This is a temporary heat and itching produced by the circulation-stimulating properties of the niacin and it is completely harmless though alarming if you are not prepared for it. It feels a bit like the heat of a severe sunburn and it lasts between twenty minutes and one hour. You can minimize it by taking the B3 with a full meal and a glass of cold water. The alternative, flush-free forms of B-3 do not have the same beneficial effect on mental health. It should be used in combination with a blend of other b vitamins.
Ginkgo Biloba-is a herb that stimulates circulation to the brain and the peripheries. Be aware that it has several contraindications. If you are on medication, please do your research before deciding to use this herb.
Remember FX-is a concentrated, fractionated extract of American Ginseng that greatly stimulates the production of alertness-enhancing brain nutrients. It is made by Herb Tech. Besides being slightly stimulating, it has no known side effects and has some careful clinical research supporting its effectiveness. Still, it may be advisable to use it occassionally rather than daily.
Phosphatidyl Serine- is an extract of soy lecithin (find GMO free or use one from sunflower lecithin) which has been clinically proven to enhance memory.