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02-10-2011, 02:23 PM
What would cause, after five days of low fat (less than 1/4 avocado per day) eating, fresh fruit and salads (lots of oranges, persimmons, pomegranates, seaweed, cucumbers, zucchinis, a few fresh dates), a textbook-case yeast infection? I'm baffled. I've only had one once before and then it was due to antibiotics. I'm following the diet that is supposed to get RID of an infection, according to Dr. Graham. Any ideas on cures? Will this clear up on its own or is this from my diet? I've felt that these past five days have been the CLEANEST raw days I've ever done. Ugh.
I took a double dose of probiotics yesterday and today, and put a clove of fresh garlic in my dinner salad.
02-10-2011, 02:53 PM
hmmm... dates tend to be a problem for me, at least with aggravating yeast issues. Could it be all the acidic fruit just causing burning down there? I've had that happen for a couple of days after eating a lot of clementines, pineapple, lime, etc. maybe try some other fruits for a couple days, with lots of water and see if symptoms improve?
02-10-2011, 03:01 PM
I'm following the diet that is supposed to get RID of an infection, according to Dr. Graham.
I'd contact Dr. Graham and ask him. It's his program.
02-10-2011, 03:07 PM
This goes back to the question of what works for certain people (high fat/low sugar, high sugar/low fat, moderate/moderate) on raw. I'm trying low fat and have completely removed dried fruit, except for fresh dates and even then, it's a treat. In the 80/10/10, which I read (but am not promoting, as I have a few issues with that), the issue of Candida comes up and he attributes it to fat, rather than sugar. Many raw folk seem to suggest not eating fruit to eliminate it.
02-10-2011, 03:09 PM
I've had way more dates, dried at that, in the past without any of these problems. The most citrus I had in one day was 1 lemon (for a cold), and 6 oranges. I think it's an actual infection, though. :(
Desperation leads one to post on this topic, I assure you.
02-10-2011, 03:13 PM
Many people attribute a lot of things to a lot of things. If you search "candida" or "yeast infection" here (which I suggest since it's come up so many times), you'll see what I mean. Without knowing what else you're doing ~ anti-biotics, birth control pills, steroids, 100% raw~or not, how many and/or what type of greens you're using; supplements you may or may not be taking; how much stress in your life, how much movement you do or any number of other things that could be causing this, we're all just guessing (as with any infections/illnesses/diseases), etc. It's not JUST about the food.
02-10-2011, 03:43 PM
I have done searches which is why I'm befuddled, as this is the healthiest I've eaten. The food I listed in my original post is what I eat in day (perhaps one banana, some strawberries, one apple). It's fundamentally more healthy and "raw" (no questions of heated nuts/seeds, for ex., since I haven't eaten them. I've looked at a number of factors and my personal history, and can only attribute this to my diet, hence my need to ask on the forum if people have got this FROM raw, and if so, when did it clear up.
I haven't had success with low-fat before although I'm thinking about giving it another go. Not everyone agrees that the way Doug Graham eats is ideal.
I do believe it's a very good idea... but it's more fit to a VERY active lifestyle in my opinion.
Some people believe (as another person mentioned) it is aggravated by high carb/sugar (like these days), others by high fat.
Potaytoh Potahtoh, really. Might want to try changing it up or doing a juice feast?
I hope it goes away soon!
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