Candida Diet and Herbal Treatment for Candida, Candidiasis,
and Chronic Yeast Infections.
What is the Candida Diet and
how can it help me?
There are various versions
of the Candida diet available, but all follow the same
65% High fiber
low starch vegetables such as; broccoli, celery,
radish and asparagus. Plenty of fresh steamed veggies:
Vegetables that inhibit the growth of candida are:
onions, garlic, ginger root, cabbage, broccoli,
turnips and kale. Raw onions and garlic are very
good natural anti-fungals.
20% High protein foods such as;
antibiotic free fish, fowl, nuts, seeds and eggs. note: spray
all nuts and seeds with a solution of 15-30 drops
grapefruit seed extract in 2-cups water and spray
or soak them for a few minutes to remove any aflatoxins
molds or fungus that may be present.
10% Complex carbohydrate; rice,
beans, millet, amaranth, quinoa and buckwheat.
5% Fruit; papaya, pineapple,
grapefruit and all types of berries. Other acceptable
foods are sea foods and sea veggies, olive oil,
eggs, mayonnaise, white rice, soy and vegetable
pastas, some citrus fruit, herb teas and unsweetened
Remember that candida diet restriction is the most
important way to stop candida yeast overgrowth. This
type of candida diet also reduces these unpleasant
effects; headaches, nausea and fatigue known as the "herxhiemer
reaction". This reaction is caused by the
release of toxins when pathogenic microbes "die-off".
There is a strong connection between what you eat
and the health of your immune system. Nevertheless,
nutritional approaches to prevent and treat conditions
like candidiasis (fungal, yeast infections) are complicated
and controversial. While there isn't a magic recipe
that prevents or treats yeast infections in everyone,
following some basic guidelines such as this candida
diet may lower the risk of yeast becoming a problem.
Most nutritionists agree that any good candida diet
should reduce as much as possible processed sugar,
yeast, dairy, wheat, caffeine, nicotine and alcohol.
They are the main culprits because they help candida
yeast to grow. Another important
consideration is to prevent unintentional ingestion
of mold fungi, it is recommended that you disinfect
fruit, vegetables, and salad in a grapefruit seed
extract water solution for 10 minutes
List of Foods to Avoid Entirely
- Sugar -- It is best to eliminate all
forms of refined sugar, as it feeds the yeast and
encourages its growth. These foods include: white
sugar, brown sugar, honey, maple syrup, corn syrup,
maple sugar, molasses, date sugar, turbinado, raw
sugar, demerrara, amisake, rice syrup, sorghum.
Read labels carefully. The hidden sugars to watch
for include: sucrose, fructose, maltose, lactose,
glycogen, glucose, mannitol, sorbitol, galactose,
- Fruit -- Fruit contain natural sugars
that support the growth of yeast. The following
foods should be eliminated: These fruit often contain
- Frozen, canned, and dried fruit
- All canned and frozen fruit juice
- Oranges and orange juice
- Melons, especially cantaloupe.
- 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
also be eliminated.
- Foods Containing Gluten -- These include
wheat, barley, and rye and includes products made
with these ingredients such as wheat bread, rye bread,
- Vinegar -- Vinegar is made with a yeast
culture. 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
- Mushrooms -- Mushrooms are fungi. Eliminate
Will the Candida Diet help me
to lose weight?
The Candida Diet is not intended for
weight loss, but is specifically designed to combat
Candida, Candidiasis and yeast infections. However,
if you are overweight, you will almost certainly lose
weight if you follow the Candida Diet!
Overgrowth of Candida causes intense
cravings for sugar and starch, which is why many people
cannot follow a weight loss diet.
Controlling levels of
Candida in your digestive tract will help you to
stick to your weight loss plan, while eliminating sugar
and refined carbohydrates will help
you lose weight.