Candida on a Diet
Now Playing: Candida! Starring…You
It may sound like a Broadway Musical…
But too much of it is far from All That Jazz
The stage is set… you worked hard at getting the part for years.
Your audition included:
- Taking antibiotics when you were sick
- Antacids when you had heartburn
- Having a little too much sugar in your diet
- Frequent use of contraceptives
The stage is now set and you are cast as a starring role in the show.
But the show Candida isn’t inherently bad. As we know, it only develops into a serious medical condition if it grows uncontrollably in the right environment…
Act 1 – Candida’s Cravings
Please understand, the only way to beat candida, is by not feeding it. No cheese, alcohol, chocolate, fermented food foods, white potatoes, soy sauce or vinegar.
Candida makes you crave what it craves…
- Cafe con leche
- Pies and strudel
- Beer, wine
- Pot roast, pork loin, bacon…cheeseburgers
- Milk chocolate
- Ice cream
- And fried rice!
Any of those sound good? Ever have those cravings?
Well, it could be the little voices behind the curtain from yeast living in your body. And Candida yeast cells love sugar so much they excrete a chemical that makes you crave sugars in all forms, especially carbohydrates. They will beat you to the trough and digest them before you do. Chronically low blood sugar will bring on more cravings and on it goes.Their overindulgence can lead to:
- A weakened immune system
- A mental fog no coffee can lift
Prolonged candida cell growth and development leads to:
- Food allergies
- Decreased hormones
- Decreased sex drive
- Recurring sinus infections
- Appearance of bad skin
- Chronic digestive problems
- And acid reflux
And the burn…while nursing, each feeding can feel like you and your baby are being scalded by liquid magma.
With this condition, you cannot afford to ignore the universal paradigm: EVERYTHING in moderation.
Why? Because your own overindulgence is a sure fire way to weaken your immune system and with it – your most powerful line of defense against the wrath of multiplying Candida cells.
Want to discourage Candida yeasts from growing? Starve them! Stay away from food that has refined sugars – white OR brown:
- Maple syrup
- Corn syrup
- Date sugar
- Turbinado (even raw)
- Rice syrup
Make no mistake – Candida will hunt any form of sugar down, consume it, and make you go back for more. And if you think you can out-smart these unassuming fungi with artificial sweeteners, think again!
Candida albicans are mutant ninjas that will disrupt your body’s homeostasis FOREVER! Candida will colonize you like the pilgrims at Plymouth Rock. Because they aren’t native and like all invasive species, they are opportunists. They will trick you into eating foods they can use to expand their colonies.
But, not if you put them on a strict diet with the following Candida-thinning recipes.