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04-08-2005, 05:27 PM
I am so sorry ya'll, I really dont mean to be taking over the board, I just have so much to ask. Let me know if I get obnoxious, ok?
I have been told that if you struggle with yeast overgrowth not to eat fruit due to the sugars in it. I have also read that pregnancy hormones increase the risk of yeast infections greatly! Luckily, I haven't had that problem, but is there truth in this? (Fruit associated with yeast problems) Should I stay away from fruit and increase my raw veggie instead?
04-08-2005, 05:38 PM
Raylynn, that's what we and this board are here for, so never feel you need to hold back on your questions! We want you to learn as much as you can.
Now, I have issues with the no-fruit thing in relation to yeast. I know many of the members here have Candida and don't consume a lot of fruit. I, too, have/had bouts with yeast and I never cut back on my fruit intake and I don't get any overgrowth of yeast when I'm all raw, even if eating an abudance of fruit. I had oral thrush and vaginal yeast infections all my life. When I eat all raw, I don't have those problems. When I eat junk or if I eat bread, then it tends to flair up.
So...there are raw food experts and nutritionists who advise to not eat a high fruit diet if you have Candida or yeast...but I and many others I know of (ask Alissa) have seen wonderful results just being raw, period...no restraints on the amount of fruit.
That's my few cents on it.
04-08-2005, 05:47 PM
Hi rayelynn. It is NICE to see you jumping in here~we like it!
I went to a talk not too long ago by Victoria Boutenko and it is her stance that when dealing with candida ( yeast overgrowth), it is the fat you need to watch, not the fruit.
Here is an article by her.
"WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT CANDIDA?
Many people mistakenly think that Candida is caused by sugary foods, or fermented foods. It has been discovered by an English professor, Rosalyn Gruben, that the real cause is fat. Some people are very sensitive to any fats, even fats coming from nuts, avocados or the best quality oils. For this reason, she recommends to go for one or two days per week without any oil, avocados, seeds, nuts, crackers or anything that has fat. That is very effective way of dealing with Candida. I know many people who completely got rid of their symptoms. "
My raw friend Catherine deals with candida. She has been raw for just about 3 months now and just had a phone consultation with Alissa , with that being one of the topics. So it may help you to browse her journal under catherinethegreat as she talked about it there.
Also, here is a link to another thread on this forum discussing this very thing.
Good luck and again, welcome!
04-08-2005, 06:13 PM
When I started raw, all the fruit uncovered candida that I didn't know I'd had. No wonder I never felt right! I started taking Candex, it's safe for anyone (I'm nursing a toddler and needed to consider that), so it should be safe for you during pregnancy. You start with 4 a day, then 3 a day, then 2 a day. I'm taking one a day now. I'm also slowly increasing my fruit consumption, and I seem to be handling it well.
I'm really interested to hear Catherine's progress, I'm off to read her journal!
04-08-2005, 06:52 PM
I read this off of this page the other day: http://www.foodnsport.com/FAQ.html
""I have heard that too much sugar is not good for you, so why the emphasis on eating so much sweet fruit?
Before the bodys cells can utilize food for fuel, the food must first be converted into sugar, whether the originating food is carbohydrate, protein or fat. Carbohydrates are the easiest to convert to useful sugars. Fruits are mostly simple carbohydrates. It is much easier on the digestive system to process fruits for fuel because they are composed primarily of sugars, requiring much less digestive energy, and they come in a complete nutritional package of vitamins, minerals, proteins, and fats. When there are insufficient carbohydrates present to convert to sugar, the body will transform fat and protein into sugar, but at a higher cost: more time and energy spent on digestion with the creation of toxic residues.
The sugars that are not good for you are the refined sugars (empty calories) and those that come from complex carbohydrates such as pasta, rice, cereals and bread, which must be refined and cooked and require a lengthy conversion process in the body. Most of the so-called "sugar metabolic diseases," like diabetes, that have made people afraid of fruit sugar are caused instead, by excess fat. Still, "too much" sugar is indeed bad for you. It ranges from difficult to almost impossible to get too much sugar from fruit, however.""
04-09-2005, 01:37 AM
Yep, part of why I went raw was near-constant yeast infections and a horrible itch most of the time. About a year ago, my doctor said just to give the nurse a call whenever it was too uncomfortable, and she'd call in this nasty prescription for me, so not having to take that stuff was a big motivator to go raw as it made me nauseous most of the time.
Even when I was eating only 2 meals a day raw, I noticed a big improvement. I realized earlier this week that I haven't felt itchy for weeks. I still feel some irritation now and then but haven't been able to fix the cause on anything particular I'd eaten. It's a LOT less than I had, so I'm betting even that will go away the longer I stay raw.
As I digest fruit more easily than most other foods, I eat a LOT of fruit. Some days that's all I eat, except for maybe an avocado here and there which technically is a fruit, too.
That's why I'd agree that it just depends on what you find leaves you feeling good and what doesn't.
04-09-2005, 05:51 AM
It is my belief that fruit is part of man's original diet. It has tremendous healing power for any disease. The thing I find is, most people don't utilize certain fruit as fruit....such as cucumber, tomato and avocado. These can be added to fruit like apples to not only balance out any sugar issues, but greatly add to healing power. I take the above fruit and add apples to it and season it like a salad. Very powerful, full of enzymes and healing properties. I guess I am just very suspicious of any diet that excludes fruit, we I believe the human body was created to consume.
Thank you Todd. I agree 100%, we were put here and given the fruit of the trees and the green vegetation as food. It was only when humans were being punished and put out of the garden that they were told to eat the bread of the field until they died. Then much later after the flood, when there wasn't enough vegetation growing to support life, that Noah was told to eat flesh.
Fruit and greens, an intelligence capable of creating all things visible and invisible surely knows what is best to sustain it at top performance.
...very passionate about this, hope I haven't offended anyone.
04-09-2005, 08:51 AM
.... I agree with Rawkinlocs and Todd. Fruit good!
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