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The question today is, are Chinese herbs goodfor candida? Well, I'm a huge fan of herbal medicine.
I've been practicing herbal medicine now,for a long, long time.
I've been taking herbs probably for about40 plus years.
My mother was interested in herbal medicine,and my granddad was interested in them too, but I trained under an Australian lady whoopened up one of the first colleges, probably the first college in Australia for naturalmedicine teaching in 1946.
This lady wrote eight books on health longbefore the Internet.
She was trained in turn by a herbalist, youknow.
Many, many years experience.
This is how it used to be in the old days.
People used to train people.
I spent many weekends, really, with workshopsand learning how to cultivate herbs and actually utilize them.
People don't do that kind of stuff anymore.
Eventually, I started buying bottled herbs,liquid herbs from only a few reputable companies, and I still take herbs today.
Even when I had a tooth extracted, I liketo take herbal medicine, because I find they work.
But, I'm talking about western herbal medicines.
Western herbal medicine, you've got an Americanway of prescribing them, an European way of prescribing, the South American herbals.
Herbal medicine knowledge, basically, to global.
People have been using herbs now since timeimmemorial.
In fact, Ayurvedic scriptures show that peopleused herbs thousands, many thousands of years ago, five/six thousand years ago.
The Chinese have run a very long history ofherbal medicine.
In fact, Ayurveda, Ayurvedic medicine likelytranscends Chinese medicine.
Many people I've spoken to say that the Chineselearned their wisdom, a long time ago, from the original Ayurvedic physicians.
But nevertheless, I think some of the smartestpeople I know are Chinese doctors.
Particular the ones who perform acupuncture,and moxibustion, and cupping and different traditional Chinese medicine techniques.
If you're going to take Chinese herbs, myadvice is to follow the TCM Practices as well.
The Traditional Chinese Medicine Practices.
Find someone preferably, who is Beijing trainedor Chinese trained.
You can also obviously find someone who isnot, but when you visit a Chinese medical herbalist, you will need to visit a lady,or a man with vast experience.
You've literally got thousands of Chineseherbs at your disposal.
There are herbs, Chinese herbs that work verywell for fungal conditions like viral conditions or bacterial conditions, but they're usedin context with diet.
The TCM diet is different from the way oldrecommended diet for people.
So, if you're going to take the Chinese herbs,the best effect in my opinion, is not boy following a western trained nutritionist ordietitian, and then take the Chinese herbs.
It's to actually see a person with traditionalChinese medicine training to take the herbs in context with the Chinese in the recommendeddiet.
Because you'll hear things like damp spleen,and warming foods, and cooling foods and they're going check your pulse.
They're going to look at your tongue.
They may give you some acupuncture or othertreatments to go along side it, but it makes a lot of sense to follow the TCM path if you'regoing to take Chinese herbs.
It's not a really good idea to combine manydifferent types of natural medicines together and try and expect a great outcome.
It doesn't really work like that.
That's my take on it.
I'm a big fan of Chinese medicine, but youneed to find the right person with the right training, and you also need to give the Chineseherbs a good long period of time for them to work.
I personally don't like the taste of them.
I find they taste quite gross.
You may be told, for example, to boil theseherbs up or make a tea, or infusion out of them.
There are many different ways they can betaken, but don't forget, it's the context of how you take them.
The lifestyle that you lead and the diet yourpractices that are complimentary to the Chinese herbs.
Yeah, I'm a big fan of TCM, so I certainlyendorse it if that's the way you want to go.
Absolutely go down that pathway.
Thanks for that question.