Candida (Part 2) – Symptoms and Diet

Candida Albicans can be an incredible destroyer of our health and is the main missing link in many of our modern day diseases. The length of time on the diet will depend on the length of time one has had symptoms, symptom severity, and overall health. Many people can feel an improvement after following the diet for two to four weeks. Once symptoms of Candida overgrowth are gone and lab tests show significant improvement, whole foods from the restricted list can be slowly incorporated back into the diet.
Carbohydrate daily total
Sugar feeds Candida, so it is important to minimize the total carbohydrate content of one’s diet. During the first 2 to 3 weeks of the program, it is often recommended that carbohydrate intake be restricted to 20 to 60 grams per day, depending on age, activity level, and extent of grain sensitivities. As symptoms disappear, the carbohydrate total can gradually increase. Candida can develop into following serious conditions:

  • Aches in Muscles
  • Thyroid Failure
  • Allergies
  • Anti-social state of mind
  • Asthma
  • Burning Eyes
  • Over sensitiveness to Chemicals
  • Cold/Shaky
  • Colds, Fever
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Cystitis
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Diarrhea
  • Dry Mouth
  • Dry Skin & Itching
  • Endometriosis
  • Epstein Bar Virus
  • Fatigue
  • Finger Fungus
  • Food Cravings
  • Gas and Bloating
  • Halitosis
  • Headaches
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hormone Imbalance
  • Hyperactivity
  • Indigestions
  • Infections
  • Insomnia
  • Intestinal Pain
  • Irritability
  • Laziness
  • Low Blood Sugar
  • Lupus
  • Menstrual Problems
  • Mood Swings
  • Diminished Sex Drive
  • Numbness
  • Over & Under Weight
  • Bad Feeling in all parts of the Body
  • PMS Symptoms
  • Poor Memory
  • Premature Aging
  • Puffy Eyes
  • Respiratory Problems
  • Skin Rashes & Hives
  • Suicidal
  • Thrush/Gum Receding
  • Ulcers
  • Vaginal Yeast
  • FOODS TO ELIMINATE

    Sugar
    One should eliminate all forms of sugar, as it feeds the yeast and speeds its growth. These foods are: white sugar, brown sugar, honey, maple syrup, corn syrup, maple sugar, molasses, date sugar, raw sugar, demerrara, amisake, rice syrup, sorghum. One should read labels carefully. There can be hidden sugars in the food like: sucrose, fructose, maltose, lactose, glycogen, glucose, mannitol, sorbitol, galactose, monosaccharides, polysaccharides.

    Fruit
    One should avoid fruit that contain natural sugars that support the growth of yeast. The following foods should be eliminated: Frozen, canned, and dried fruit, All canned and frozen fruit juice, Oranges and orange juice, Melons. These fruit often contain mold.

    Yeast
    Foods that contain yeast should be eliminated. These include: Baker’s yeast, Brewer’s yeast, Engevita, Torula, and any other nutritional yeast. Baked goods raised with yeast such as breads, rolls, crackers, bagels, pastries, and muffins should be eliminated.
    Healthy, yeast-free alternatives may include: Sprouted Essene bread, Lifestream bread, Manna wheat or rye bread, corn tortillas, tacos, rice cakes, rice crackers, Wasa rye crackers and rice bread. Muffins, biscuits, pancakes, Irish soda bread, chapatis, and other breads made at home using the flour of whole grains that a person is not allergic to and made with baking powder and/or baking soda for leavening.
    Vinegar
    Vinegar is made with a yeast culture so One should eliminate it from the diet. Foods that contain vinegar include: White vinegar, red wine vinegar, apple cider vinegar, balsamic vinegar, mayonnaise, commercial salad dressing, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, steak sauce, BBQ sauce, shrimp sauce, soy sauce, mustard, pickles, pickled vegetables, green olives, relishes, horseradish, mincemeat, chili sauce.

    Mushrooms
    Eliminate all sort of mushrooms, because mushrooms are fungi.

    Peanuts, Peanut Butter, and Pistachios
    Peanuts, peanut butter, and pistachios often have high mold contamination and should be eliminated.

    Alcohol
    Alcoholic beverages provide sugar that feeds the yeast and stresses other organs such as the liver. Eliminate all forms of alcohol, that means red wine, white wine, beer, whiskey, brandy, gin, scotch, any fermented liquor, vodka, rum, and liqueurs.

    Coffee, Black Tea, Cider, Root beer
    Coffee and black tea can create an extra burden for the body’s stress-coping mechanisms. Regular coffee, instant coffee, decaffeinated coffee, and all types of black tea (including “fruit flavored” black tea) should be eliminated. Cider, root beer, and other fermented beverages should be eliminated. Healthy alternatives include: water, vegetable broth, fresh vegetable juice, herbal teas

    Aged, Moldy and Processed Cheeses should be eliminated
    Roquefort and other aged, blue or moldy cheeses should be eliminated. Also eliminate processed cheese such cream cheese, cheese snacks, etc.

    Processed, Dried, Smoked, and Pickled Meats
    These include products such as smoked salmon, sausages, bacon, pickled herring, hot dogs, bologna, pastrami, salami, corned beef.

    Packaged, Processed, and Refined Foods
    Canned, bottled, packaged, boxed, and other processed foods usually contain yeast, refined sugar, refined flour, chemicals, preservatives, and coloring. They are not recommended at any time.

    FOODS TO LIMIT


    Dairy Products
    Also most of dairy products should be eliminated.

    One should eliminate following dairy foods:

      • Cow’s milk, including whole, skim or dry milk
      • Most cheeses. But we can eat Cheeses that are lower in lactose such as white cheddar, swiss, mozzarella, provolone, and dry curd cottage cheese.

    Organic skim yogurt made with live bacteria may be beneficial for some because of the beneficial bacteria it contains.

    FOODS YOU MUST EAT CAUTIOUSLY

    High-Carbohydrate Vegetables:
    Artichoke
    Avocado
    Beans, peas and other legumes
    Celery root (celeriac)
    Fennel
    Potatoes, sweet
    Potatoes, white
    Beets
    Boniata (white sweet potato)
    Breadfruit
    Winter, acorn or butternut squash


    Dairy Products:
    Eat these sparingly since many people have food sensitivities to dairy products. If your symptoms persist, eliminate them completely.
    Cream Cheese
    Hard Cheeses
    Yogurt

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    Whole Grains:
    Barley
    Corn
    Kamut
    Millet
    Oats
    Rice
    Spelt
    Teff
    Wheat
    Grain Alternatives:
    Amaranth
    Buckwheat
    Quinoa


    Breads, Biscuits and Muffins
    All breads, biscuits and muffins should be made with baking powder or baking soda as a leavening agent.

    FOODS YOU CAN EAT FREELY

    Vegetables low with carbs. They are low in carbohydrates and calories. You can eat them freely fresh, frozen, cooked or raw.

    Asparagus
    Beet greens
    Peppers
    Broccoli
    Brussels sprouts
    Collard greens
    Daikon
    Eggplant
    Cabbage
    Carrots
    Cauliflower
    Kale
    Kohlrabi
    Leeks
    Lettuce
    Mustard greens
    Okra
    Onions
    Parsley
    Parsnips
    Celery
    Endive
    Garlic
    Radishes
    Rutabaga
    Shallots
    Snow peas
    Soybeans
    Spinach
    String beans
    Swiss chard
    Tomatoes, fresh
    Turnips
    Meat, Seafood, Eggs and Other Food

    Beef, lean cuts
    Chicken
    Cod
    Lamb
    Mackerel
    Other fresh or frozen fish
    Pork, lean cuts
    Salmon
    Shellfish: shrimp, lobster, crab
    Tofu
    Tuna
    Turkey
    Veal
    Unprocessed Oils, Nuts and Seeds

    Almonds
    Brazil nuts
    Cashews
    Filberts
    Flaxseeds
    Pecans
    Pumpkin Seeds
    Sardines
    Butter
    Oils, cold-pressed and unrefined:
    Corn, Olive, Safflower, Soy,
    Sunflower, Walnut