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02-25-2006, 01:19 AM
i just found out i may have candida. after having a bunch of health problems for a long time. alot of sudden food allergies, weight gain, lethargic.
hormone problems...thyroid, pituitary, adrenal dysfunction, estroge. most of the hormone levels have improved after 2 months on a raw food diet.
but the allergies have not.
anyway, i am about to get on a diet to help with the candida. and was wondering if any recomendatins? i have read the coconut diet, and it says cranberries, stevia are ok.
wondering if agave nectar is ok, goji berries, raw cacao, or acai?
also is there any liquor that is ok on this diet? vodka? sake?
thanks for your help and motivation.
All I can say is that this worked for me ......
After posting a similar post to you I took advice from people who posted back.
To look at candida overgrowth as an excess of fat in the diet rather than sugar.
I have candida or a yeast infection. How can I eat so much fruit?
Excess fat is the culprit in candida, not sugar, per se. When fat levels in the blood rise, so does blood sugar, because excess fat inhibits insulin from performing its function of escorting sugar out of the bloodstream. The excess fat lines the blood vessel walls, the cells, insulin receptor sites, the sugar molecules themselves, and the insulin with a thin coating of fat, thus blocking and inhibiting normal metabolic activity.
Too much sugar in the blood is as life threatening as too little and can result in serious illness or death. Yeast, or candida, is a constant presence in the blood; it serves as a life preservation mechanism, blooming when there is an excess of sugar in the blood stream to bring blood sugar down to a non-threatening level. When the sugar is distributed and used by the cells of the body, the yeast quickly dies off as it is supposed to.
If fat levels stay chronically high due to a poor diet, sugar will remain in the bloodstream and feed the large candida colonies instead of feeding the 18 trillion cells of your body. Starved for fuel, these cells can no longer metabolize energy, and you become tired, and feel rundown. Because all carbohydrate, fat, and protein that we eat is converted to simple sugar (glucose) if it is to be used by the cells for fuel, the way out of this cycle is not to eat less sugar, but to consume less fat. When fat levels drop, the sugar starts to get processed and distributed again, and the yeast levels drop because there is no longer excess sugar available.
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I did 10 days juicing organic veggies and eating salads in the evening.( No avacado)
I included apples and whole lemon in the juice and plenty of greens. Lots of water, plenty of rest.
If I was hungry I ate apples.
Days 5, 6, & 7 I spent in bed with muscle pain, severe headaches and a thickly coated white tongue!
Day eight, I woke with loads of energy and felt fine.
11th day I ate a banana with the above, 12th two bananas, checking symptoms.
I continued to juice and mono eat fruit, with a large salad in the evening.
I felt great.
No cravings, no candida symptoms.
I made the mistake of eating a plain baked potato to be sociable with friends.
food cravings returned, I gave into them, candida problems returned too.
I struggled with percentages of raw for over a year.
I am currently 100%, juicing, with large salads /srouts, occasional avacado in the evening.
I started this a few weeks ago, but introduced fruit too soon and the symptoms returned, so started again from the begining.
Im now doing fine, lots of energy, healthy and happy!
Hope there is something here you can take from this and tailor to suit your individual needs.
If you have any questions i'm happy to answer them if I can...
I lived with this for over 10 years before adopting this approach.
Indi :) :) :) :) :)
I just read your post, I have been dealing with yeast infections for awhile now, but never realized that avocados could have been a factor. I actually have avocados every day in my salad, while keeping my fruit intake to a minimum. I have been stuggling with percentages of raw as well. Tonight I went to a dinner party and indulged in chocolate cake with ice cream (haven't had refined sugar/sweets in 6 months) as a result, I am now experiencing a horrible headache and am feeling pretty bad overall.
I am starting once again tomorrow. My goal is to be 100% - and to really see some physical changes in myself. I'm finding that when I am raw, I am so much better. Thank you for the insight. I really appreciate it.
Someone did the same for me once....
Thats what I love about these boards, the people that you meet are so open and willing to share............ :)
02-27-2006, 11:26 PM
i also find that interesting about the fat intake.
i eat avocados alot too, and i eat alot of raw food, but eating raw alot of the food i eat is nut based, ( i assume that is bad too bc of fats?)
i have a great raw food restaurant that i go to almost every day. and the food is amazing but it is made of alot of nuts, coconut, and veggies, and avocado.
i figured i would stay off the deserts, but not sure how bad they are...? they are made of coconut, raw cacao, agave? is any of that bad?
what about goji berries?
i have extensive food allergies, and that is what stemmed finding out that i probably have candida problems.
dont you feel deprived when restricting your self to just juice and salads?
what about when you go out with friends?
do you drink any form of alcohol? is it ok to?
i feel like a kook when i go out with friends and 1st cant eat anything, 2nd now cant drink. i am still doing it for now, but it is hard. nice to have this support.
thanks so much. any insight, ideas, and motivation you can give me is much appreciated.
For me, its all about choice.
If i eat cooked, im sick and unhappy, if i eat raw i feel good and healthy.
I try look fowards, not backwards!
I dont try to cut things out, i just I try to include new things...
Tastes do change, old habbits can die away amazingly quickly on RAW.
Time is a great healer, be gentle with yourself.
I only restricted to juice and salads for 10 days before reintroducing fruit, thats a very short time in the whole scheme of things...
I dont drink alcohol these days.
Even a litle makes me dehydrated and miserable the next day.
maybe when my system has healed i might tolerate it, but i dont really miss it.
I also gave up socialising whilst doing the early detox, so as to avoid temptation and loads of questions from well meaning friends!
its much easier in practice than in theory!
Raw is totally experiential.
You can only experience the benefits by DOING it!
02-28-2006, 11:51 AM
thanks that makes me feel alot better.
i thought you meant couldnt eat the fruit, or avocado or fats forever.
i have been eating at least 80% raw now for 3 months. but i eat alot of richer foods, bc i frequent a gourmet raw food restaurant, rather than just the salads and juices. i am trying for the next few weeks to avoid the fruits, and heavier foods, and the sweeteners as in agave or maple syrup.
i really appreciate your support.
03-01-2006, 07:08 AM
Hi All hope this finds you having a great Wednesday!!!! I was wondering for any of you long time raw foodists what what is the best advice you can give for ridding body of candida and how long did it take before you were able to add back in fruits ect and not have any problems. Fruit seems to cause a few issues with me and I am doing the low fat intake, I have problems eating nuts my body just doesn't process them well I feel just yuck after eating them even a small amount. Any advice would be very much appreciated. I just feel like I am on a rollercoaster with this issue. Thank you in advance for your help.
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