What is Candida?
Candida is the short name used to describe yeast overgrowth in the body. The technical term is Candidiasis. Like their “cousins” the molds, they live all around us. One family “Candida Albicans” lives in all mucus membranes, i.e. intestines, eyes, ears, bladder, stomach, lungs, vagina, etc. It is one of the billions of other friendly organisms that serve a useful purpose in the body. One of its important functions is to recognize and destroy harmful bacteria. However, candida is not intended to overgrow and get out of control while the body is alive. This is only intended to happen when the body dies, when it’s function and characteristics change in order to break down the body.
How Does Candida Affects Us?
When Candida Albicans is under control it poses no problem, but when it gets out of control it begins to overgrow causing numerous symptoms and health problems from the top of the head to the tips of the toes, from migraines to nail fungus. It can result in symptoms inside (pain and malfunction of organs, even brain lesions) and outside (eczema and hives). It can also cause problems with the mind and emotions.
Symptoms Caused by Candida Overgrowth
Vipassana is an ancient technique of meditation, originating in India more than 2500 years ago, that is now taught in many locations around the world. There are numerous Centers in India and elsewhere in Asia/Pacific; ten Centers in North America; three Centers in Latin America; eight Centers in Europe; seven Centers in Australia/New Zealand; one Center in the Middle East and one Center in Africa. It is even taught in a number of prisons around the world.
Vipassana is taught as a silent 10 day live-in course initially and has a very strict schedule of meditation, eating and sleeping. Once you have completed a 10 day course you are then able to do further 3 day courses and it is recommended you repeat the 10 day course at least once a year. For more dedicated meditators the course is also run as 30 days in some centres.
You’ve probably already heard the buzz about how eating cleaner and more organic foods is better for your health. But what you might not be aware of is how dangerous foods with preservatives can actually be to your well being. Foods which contain preservatives are actually harder for your body to break down into useful nutrients and can promote the growth of cancer cells. The following article will help you understand more about the most dangerous preservatives and how you can avoid them.
The Main Offenders
There are four major offenders when it comes to deadly preservatives in our foods. The first step to protecting your body from these is knowing how to identify them:
1. Sodium Benzoate*
Meditation refers to a state where your body and mind are consciously relaxed and focused. Practitioners of this art report increased awareness, focus, and concentration, as well as a more positive outlook in life.
Meditation is most commonly associated with monks, mystics and other spiritual disciplines. However, you don’t have to be a monk or mystic to enjoy its benefits. And you don’t even have to be in a special place to practice it. You could even try it in your own living room!
Meditation is not simply a process of reflection or contemplation, nor is it mere daydreaming or relaxation. Meditation is a technique or practice that involves training your attention and mental awareness and bringing your mental focus under control.
Meditation isn’t easy. It takes time, energy and effort, concentration, determination and discipline. To be a successful meditator you will need these personal qualities but the results you will experience in your everyday life will be worthwhile and this is why so many people persevere. Although it is easier to just sit back and watch television, this will not allow you to get rid of the feelings of unease and unrest experienced by so many people in today’s rushed societies. These feelings may go away for periods of time but unless they are dealt with they will always come back.