Before we found out about W's bad cholesterol I was planning on going on a candida cleansing diet. About 11 years ago- way before I went gluten free I found myself at a holistic doctor in the Bronx, NY, searching for some help with how I was feeling. Dr Ballentine was the best holistic doctor I've ever been to and probably came closest to diagnosing the whole celiac thing. He ran a test for Candida Albicans that turned out positive. (Warning- some regular dr's probably think the whole Candida thing is a load of crap)
Here are some symptoms of Candida
Some of the most frequent candida symptoms are:
irritable bowel syndrome
inability to think clearly
low sex drive
multiple chemical sensitivities
That is from this site
I am going to go on the candida diet for about a month and see how it goes. I am doing this because even though I never eat processed sugar I have been having too many natural sugary foods like dried fruits, fruits, maple syrup, honey and simple carbohydrates like rice that are causing an unbalance. I crave sweet things and am very sensitive to sugars, even the natural kind. For most people going on a Candida cleansing diet might be very challenging but since I am already gluten free and processed sugar free it won't be that big of a change.
So in addition to being gluten and dairy free this month I am going to leave out all fruit and vinegars and eat less white rice.
I plan on putting up a menu of the week also.
When I was trying to fin info about Candida SO many add websites came up. Argh but I did find one blog so far with some meal ideas. It's called the Cardboard- diet.