Having a healthy digestive system that is effective at throwing off candida, bacteria, and parasites is easy, I promise. Perhaps the best start for your family is breastfeeding. Yes, once again God knew best when He designed mothers to nurse their young. Ideally babies should be breastfed exclusively for the first 6 months of life based on extensive research. This will optimally prepare the gut lining and entire digestive system for the introduction of foods as well as unwanted invasions by parasites, bacteria, and viruses.
But what about after that? There are a plethora of protocols, diets, books, supplements, et cetera in the marketplace that claim to benefit and/or cleanse the gut. You are likely to have come across many opinions on how to deter candida, bacteria, and parasites in your search for good health for your family. The reality is that candida, bacteria, and parasites can wreak havoc on our bodies in ways we may not be aware of yet. Eventually it can become systemic by entering your bloodstream and affecting different organs, your pituitary and thyroid, or even your hormones in general, your liver health, pancreas, or your adrenals. We also need to keep even our neurotransmitters in this consideration because 95% of our serotonin is manufactured in the gut! No wonder you don't "feel" good. When your gut is not well you won't feel well, you may not have good sleep cycles, you may be depressed or moody, issues we as moms need to avoid if we are to effectively carry out our daily tasks.
Living life for Him,
The Cultured Mom