Raw food is exactly what'll help candida. Fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds. Some say that you shouldn't eat a ton of fruit cuz even though it's a different kind of sugar than in, say, cookies, it's still a sugar and that's what feeds the candida. Others say it's the refined sugars. If it was me, I'd probably eat more vegetables than fruit just to be on the safe side, but I'm sure a raw diet is what'll do the trick no matter what. Also, Pau D' Arco tea is supposed to be great for candida.
And foot detox is GREAT for candida. Has anyone else had a foot detox? I started getting them a couple months ago and they're amazing. You see lots of candida come out during the course of one, along with a LOT of other garbage. They're gross, but fun.
Anyway, good luck and take care.
I'd like more info on the foot detox??? Also, do you think a colon type cleanse would move things along faster???
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I suffer from yeast infections when I eat too much fat. It is too much fat in our bloodstream that causes candida, not sugar. Fruit is our natural food. There is no question about that. If you avoid ALL overt fats (nuts, seeds, avocados, coconuts, oils) your candida should go away very quickly, within a few days to possible a few weeks at the very most. And eating fruit is so much more pleasant and enjoyable than eating veggies and fats!!
Check out Dr Graham's FAQ section on his website www.foodnsport.com for more info and fat & sugar issues.
There is several ways to do it as everyone has posted. Just pick the method that works best for you. I have done all kinds of Candida cleanses and I have found ALL of them work, it just boils down to which one you like.
I'll do a separate post on Foot Detox so everyone can know about it. There's a lot of info.
Yeah, colon cleanses do help get rid of candida too. They can put food grade peroxide into the water which kills it. Or on it's own with no peroxide, a colonic can help too.
It's true that "different" factors seem to cause yeast proliferation in different people. But it's all related to the same problem, and that is eating habits which provide yeast a banquet to feed upon. Yeast is a microscopic life form that does us the favor of consuming the excess sugar and starch that otherwise accumulates in our bloodstreams. It's true that eating a lot of fat seems to exacerbate the problem in people who are predisposed to yeast problems but sometimes getting rid of fats is not enough. I've had yeast problems at times when I was eating zero overt fats for months at a time.
Eating things and taking substances that are meant to kill yeast is not the answer. Since the problem is excess sugar, the main problem is overeating. In raw fooders, overeating certain types of foods is usually to blame, like dried fruits and/or starchy vegetables (carrots, potatoes, corn, etc.). However, overeating in general can cause yeast problems too. I've even had yeast issues when I've been eating zero dried fruits, zero starchy veggies and zero fat.
In raw fooders who are progressively improving their diets, an overall decrease in consumption is inevitably necessary. A healthy body becomes very efficient at creating energy from the proper foods. Food is converted to sugar and sent to the bloodstream to be delivered to the cells but if consumption exceeds demand at the cellular level (either because of overeating or under-exercising), the sugar has no place to go. Along comes yeast.
Calorie-wise, the body needs far less than is thought. The most long-lived people in the world have a few things in common, and one of them is that they eat very little on average and are very active all day. I've heard TC Fry talk about a few tribes that have been studied where the men eat on the order of 1,400 calories a day and spend the entire day working in their gardens and playing with their children. These are obviously very efficient bodies we're talking about, but when a female, relatively sedentary raw fooder reaches anything near that same stage of efficiency it's conceivable that an appropriate intake would be 1,000 calories a day or less. Considering this, it's easy to see why a 5-year+ raw fooder might still be experiencing problems (including candida) even though s/he eats only 'ideal' foods, because consumption was not decreased as the body became more efficient.
Usually if a SAD eater has ongoing yeast issues, all it takes is to get rid of it is to make major improvements to the diet, like adding lots of fruit, salads, and of course proper combining will help too.
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